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Central Community School System Names 2021 Students of the Year

 The Central Community School System has announced its Students of the Year. • Bellingrath Elementary Student of the Year Rilen Wilkes is in all ways an exceptional student. He loves to learn, is always kind to his peers, and works hard at all he does. His teacher said, “He is the first one to check […]

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New Central Private High School on Schedule For Completion August 1, Gym by October 1

Construction is well underway at Central Private School’s new campus at the corner of Joor and Gurney roads.  Head of school Robert Martin said the school is being built in three phases: Phase I – the new high school and gym, Phase II – the new elementary school and gym, and Phase III – other […]

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Tanglewood Students Growing Garden

With the support of principal Meagan Brown, the students at Tanglewood Elementary are growing a fall/winter garden.  Raised beds were constructed in the playground area of the school so the students can water their plants during recess. The plants they are taking care of this season include varieties of kale, cabbage, cauliflower, shallots, petunias, and […]

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Make the Best of Homeschooling

If the headline caught your eye, it’s likely you or someone you know has been plunged into homeschooling because their normal school situation abruptly came to a screeching halt. What a stressful and bizarre time we are living in! Each one of us is faced with things we never could have imagined or anticipated. I […]

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CHS Students Attend Cybersecurity Day

A select number of cyber students from Central High School had an opportunity to participate in a STEM Discovery Day hosted by LA Tech. The students invited were Central High cyber students who displayed top professionalism in class.    During the event, the students were in the role of mock Homeland Security agents and were […]

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Bellingrath Pre-K and Kindergarten Round Up

Bellingrath Hills Elementary School and The Early Learning Network of Central would like to extend an invitation to all families who wish to enroll their children in one of Central’s early learning programs.  On Tuesday, March 24, the Early Childhood Coordinated Enrollment Fair will hold a Pre-K and Kindergarten Round-up for the 2020-2021 year. This […]

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Central Schools Get ‘A’ Rating in Assessment by Education Dept.

The latest assessment by the Louisiana Department of Education has once again given the Central Community School System an A rating. A total of nine of the 69 school districts across Louisiana were rated A. Supt. Jason Fountain was scheduled to unveil the numbers to the public today. Central High School and Central Middle School […]

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Campaign 2019 Underway

Qualifying ended Aug. 8 for the Oct. 12 election. In parishwide races, Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, a Republican, is favored over his two Democratic opponents, Carlos Jean and Mark Milligan. Assessor Brian Wilson, a Republican, has drawn a challenge from Democrat Jonathan Holloway, Sr. Clerk of Court Doug Welborn, a Republican and former Metro Councilman from […]

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Central Schools’ Student Enrollment to Experience Slow Growth Between Now and 2030, Study Says

A demographic study commissioned by the Central Community School Board shows student enrollment in Central’s five public schools is likely to grow over the next 12 years, although slowly. The school system will grow by less than two percent a year or 800 to 1,000 students by 2030, according to Michael Hefner, chief demographer of […]

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Central Graduates 305

Central High School’s 107th graduating class was honored May 21 during Graduation ceremonies at the University Center at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. A total of 297 seniors crossed the stage to received their diplomas as more than 4,000 family and friends watched. Eight other seniors earned their diplomas but were not able to attend. […]

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