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  • 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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    SWE will host their annual Fall Festival on Friday, November 17, 2017. The festival will begin at 8:30 and end at 1:30 pm. Each grade level will be provided designated times to enjoy the festivities. Students will not be allowed to attend the event until their designated times. Once time has expired, students will return back to class. Parents are invited to enjoy this time with their children.
    PK-K-----8:30 am - 9:45 pm
    1st - 2nd -----9:45 am - 11:00 pm
    3rd - 4th -----11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    5th and 6th -----12:15 am - 1:30 pm

    Tickets are required for games, food, and drinks. Pre-ordered tickets will be distributed to students the morning of the event. Tickets may also be purchased during the event. The price of each ticket is $.50.

    Student Donations:
  • Pk - 2nd - Variety pack of chips
  • 3rd - 6th - 12 pack of soda or 1 case of water
  • Class Contest: Students in PK-6th grade may participate in the "Bring-A-2-Liter" class competition. The Class that brings in the most 2-Liter drinks will win a pizza party.  Drinks must be turned into the office. Participation is OPTIONAL. Please send all donations to school on or before November 10, 2017.

    Ms. Melissa Aubert, Behavior Strategist, was invited to bring 5th and 6th grade students to participate in a surprise news announcement for one of the New Orleans Pelican's player. Students were afforded an opportunity to watch NO Pelicans' team players practice. Following the practice, students and newscasters made a surprise announcement to one valued player. Coach Gentry, team players, mascot and cheerleaders interacted with students. Players practiced drills with students while encouraging team work. Students received Jr. NBA t-shirts and were applauded for their great behavior and assistance with the surprise announcement.


   Mr. Lee Granier, mathematics teacher at the SMA and STEM Lead Teacher for St. James Parish Schools, integrated a 3rd grade STEM Challenge this past week with Mrs. Danielle Leblanc’s 3rd grade students at Sixth Ward Elementary. Mrs. LeBlanc’s 3rd grade students were given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and understandings of Louisiana’s 3rd Grade Science Standard: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions (3-PS2-1), as well as, using the Engineering Design Process, to build a Balloon Powered Car that will travel 5 or more feet.  This student driven in-class STEM enhance lesson is an amazing way to have students engaged in the learning process and a chance to incorporate math and their science concepts with creativity, innovation and critical thinking. This is one of many projects Mr. Granier plans to integrate into Science lessons across St. James Parish Schools.


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 PBIS Reward

Students earning the February PBIS reward were able to dress as their favorite book character.  Congratulations and keep up the good work!!

SWE Student of the Year

Khylan Vedol


     Khylan Vedol, a fifth grade student at Sixth Ward Elementary, has been chosen as Student of the Year. Khylan is the son of Carmita and Kendall Vedol of Vacherie.

     Khylan is a member of the Sixth Ward Elementary Beta Club and the 4-H Club. Outside of school, Khylan plays middle line backer with the Vacherie Rams. He also sings in the Vacherie Highway Baptist Church choir. In his spare time, Khylan enjoys reading and helping his mother around the house.

     Congratulations and good luck in the next round of competition!!


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.



Throw Me Some Information Teachers

was the theme of the Sixth Ward Elementary open house held on Wednesday, January 25th.
The purpose of the open house was to provide all parents the opportunity to reconnect with teachers and be empowered with the needed knowledge that will ensure success for students for the remainder of the school year.
3rd - 6th grade teachers presented types of questions and tasks that students will encounter on the LEAP test later this year. PK - 1st grade parents completed an Informational Make and Take session.  2nd grade parents completed a close-read of a story similar to those the students do in class.  Refreshments and door prizes completed the evening.

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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.



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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.   READ MORE... about School Day Notice
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... about Science and Social Studies Fair Night
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... about Bullying Prevenion Awareness Month
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... about Beta Club Induction
Carnival Smiles
Fall Carnival
On Friday, October 30th, Sixth Ward Elementary held its annual Fall Carnival and everyone was smiling.  READ MORE... about Fall Carnival
Luncheon Attendees
Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon
On Monday, October 26, Sixth Ward Elementary hosted a Breast Cancer Awareness luncheon.   READ MORE... about Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon
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... about Favorite Book Character Dress Down Day
Science Fair
SWE Science Fair
Sixth Ward Elementary held the annual Science Fair on Thursday, November 19, 2015.  READ MORE... about SWE Science Fair
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