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 "We Can, We Must, We Will Achieve!"

Mission:  Through school based and community program/partnerships, it is our goal that by the time students leave Sixth Ward Elementary they would have exemplified growth in all aspects of their lives.

Vision:  The vision for Sixth Ward Elementary is to adopt programs and encourage professional practices that promote the development of the whole child. Whereby, the academic, behavioral, social, and emotional needs of our students are met, in an effort to produce a more well-rounded student and foster life-long success.

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Students return 1-9-2017

Sixth Ward Elementary

Teacher of the Year!

LaCria Martin’s route to teaching began as a student in Mrs. Brenda Mitchell’s class. She aspired to be an Amazing teacher filling more roles than her job title requires: such as role model, advisor, and protector.

As a teacher she strives to facilitate engaging learning, meeting each scholar where they are educationally and building them up to where they need to be. Teaching is a privilege, and opportunity and LaCria is blessed to be able to educate in the parish in which she has been raised and educated.

LaCria Martin, M.Ed. earned a  Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education as well as a Master’s of Elementary Ed. from Southern University of Baton Rouge. She is currently a First Grade teacher and no matter what grade level that she will teach or tutor , her goal is to work hard, teach amazingly, and motivate her scholars because of her actions to one day be an educator.



On Thursday, November 17, 2016, Sixth Ward Elementary School hosted its annual School Science Fair. Students from 1st-6th grade were eligible to participate in this event. Students conducted research and performed experiments to learn about various science topics! Congratulations to all of the students from SWES who participated in this event, and especially to those students who placed and won in the fair. The faculty and staff of SWES would like to extend a special “Thank You” to Motiva and the St. James Parish Government Office that sent people to judge projects at our fair.


October is Nation Bullying Prevention month.

Faculty, staff, and students wore orange on

Wednesday, October 19th to support

Unit Against Bullying Day.


SWE held its annual Fall Fest on Friday, October 28th. Parents and students enjoyed the Sesame Street theme. The Sixth Ward staff were dressed as Sesame Street characters and the gym was transformed into Elmo's World. We would like to thank Mosaic, NuStar Energy, and Veron's for their generous donations that contributed to a successful event.
Check out the SWE Photo Gallery to see all of the Fall Fest pictures.

Eureka/Wonders Night


On Wednesday, October 26th, SWE hosted Eureka/Wonders Night.  Parents were able to learn about Eureka, Wonders, and Expert 21 through hands-on learning activities. Refreshments were served and students of attending parents were treated to a free dress-down day!





National 4H Week

By: Madison Moll- 4H Reporter


         The week of October 2-8 marked National 4H Week across the state of Louisiana. At our school, Sixth Ward Elementary, we used our “superpower” to show our 4H pride! Our school’s club participated in a “decorate your school” contest, as well as having our students and teachers dress up as super heroes. The theme of National 4H Week this year was “4H- It’s Your Superpower!” The picture depicts students and sponsors posing in front of our school.

Election of 4H Club Officers

By: Madison Moll, Reporter

 The 4-H Club of Sixth Ward Elementary School held its election of officers on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. The process was hard, but it was a learning experience. Candidates running for offices campaigned in front of their peers and 4H sponsors. Club members cast their votes, and ballots were counted. The officers for the 2016-17 session are as follows: President: Leah Steib, Vice President: Jacye Smith, Secretary: Alacia Hall, Reporter: Madison Moll, Recreational Leader: Kenzi Brass, Safety Chairperson: Jayla Johnson, Parliamentarian: Aniya Pillette, and Treasurer: Khylan Vedol. This group is going to make this year the best one yet for Sixth Ward Elementary’s 4H Club!                 



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Dr. Johnson receiving donations from NuStar

representative Christyle Mitchell

NuStar Energy recognizes education as the most fundamental factor to achieve success within a lifespan. In an effort to help students receive a quality education, every year, a local school is selected to receive school supplies to distribute to students. This year, Sixth Ward Elementary was nominated to receive items purchased by employees to start the school year.


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News and Events

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School Day Notice
Posted on 08/09/2013
School begins at 7:45 and dismisses at 3:10.  
Science and Social Studies Fair Night
Science and Social Studies Fair Night
On Monday, October 19, 2015, the Sixth Ward faculty and staff with the assistance of the Science and Social Studies Fair coordinator, Mr. Lucas Cortez, presented a Science and Social Studies Fair Night. The purpose of this event was to present and inform parents and students with tips and suggestions for completing Science and Social Studies fair projects. At the workshop, parents were presented with a PowerPoint with helpful tips and information to produce an effective project display. After the PowerPoint presentation, students were separated into groups where Science and Social Studies classroom teachers assisted students with choosing topics for their project and getting them started with their projects.  READ MORE...
Orange Shirt Day
Bullying Prevenion Awareness Month
In support of Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, students and teachers in the St. James Parish School system wore orange shirts on Wednesday, October 21st.  READ MORE...
2015 2016 Beta Club
Beta Club Induction
On Tuesday, October 20th 2015, Sixth Ward Elementary Jr. Beta Club inducted its new members: Jadan Aubert, Bryson Green, Tre’Zhure Smith, Skylar Smith, Johneekia Emery, and Jamaul Hooker.   READ MORE...
Carnival Smiles
Fall Carnival
On Friday, October 30th, Sixth Ward Elementary held its annual Fall Carnival and everyone was smiling.  READ MORE...
Luncheon Attendees
Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon
On Monday, October 26, Sixth Ward Elementary hosted a Breast Cancer Awareness luncheon.   READ MORE...
Favorite Book Character Dress Down Day
On Friday, November 13th the SWE Library Club sponsored a “Dress as Your Favorite Book Character” dress down day.   READ MORE...
Science Fair
SWE Science Fair
Sixth Ward Elementary held the annual Science Fair on Thursday, November 19, 2015.  READ MORE...
  January 2017  
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Dibels Testing
Jan 19 2017
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Jan 20 2017
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Upcoming Events
   Dibels Testing
   Jan 19 2017
   Dress Down $1.00
   Jan 20 2017
   3rd Grade Parent Luncheon $4.60
   Jan 24 2017 at 12:00 PM
   6th Grade Financial Fair
   Jan 25 2017

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