12 Days of Christmas at Parkview
On the 1st day of Christmas Parkview gave me a special day to spend with family!
Our Elementary Division welcomed over 500 grandparents to our campus today for our annual Grandparents’ Day. The morning began with an energetic program by our 253 elementary students. Grandparents then visited classrooms to share in crafts and activities. Joy to the World!
On the 2nd day of Parkview gave to me Team 3753!
Our BulahBots robotics team continues to make us proud with an overall record of 12-9-0 last season and an appearance at the International FIRST Robotics Competition in Houston, Texas. The 2019 season kicks-off one January 5. Follow this year’s robot from start to triumphant finish here https://www.facebook.com/BulahBots or here https://www.instagram.com/bulahbots3753/.
On the 3rd Day of Christmas Parkview gave to me a dual enrollment class in Engineering.
Parkview launched an Engineering class this year! STEM-inclined High School students are learning from Mrs. Talbot and a plethora of guest speakers about the wide range of careers in engineering including petroleum, environmental, chemical, mechanical and civil. Students also participate in a variety of projects to introduce them to the critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills necessary to be successful in engineering.
On the 4th day of Christmas Parkview gave to me acceptance into Louisiana State University.
The Office of Admissions at LSU met with students who have completed their common application and submission for entrance into LSU. Students who submitted the proper documents had the opportunity to meet with counselors for an instant acceptance decision. This is a new process that LSU is trying out, and only a select number of schools in the area have had this opportunity. Parkview is committed to supporting our students and their college aspirations and are excited that we have been able to be one of these select schools.
On the 5th day of Christmas Parkview gave to me a trustworthy support system like family.
Parkview has three counselors over each of our divisions: Tiffany Raley, PLPC (Early Childhood and Elementary), Lisa Mayet, LPC (Middle school), and Kelsea Thomas, LMSW (High School). Our counselors meet the emotional and relational needs of their divisions by meeting with students individually, teaching counseling lessons in classrooms, leading group counseling sessions, and providing support for parents and teachers.
On the 6th day of Christmas Parkview gave to me an opportunity to learn adult responsibility.
Life 101 is an ongoing course for all 8th graders that teaches them valuable life skills. Students take a personality test indicator that helps determine possible careers. They research that career choice and the universities that offer that degree along with their requirements for acceptance. Once their career path is chosen they embark on the journey of being financially responsible. Students learn how to balance bank accounts, pay bills and set money aside for savings. The most exciting and unexpected part of this project are the “life” cards. Students draw “life” cards which are full of twists and turns, and students have to learn how to handle these life situations with the goal of being a financially stable person in mind.
On the 7th day of Christmas Parkview gave to me thousands of hours serving the community.
As of today, our High School students have served 1,458 hours in the community.
“The positive impact on our students has been unbelievable. The kids are serving in ways that they would have never imagined if they were not encouraged to do this. They are becoming the hands and feet of Christ in our community. We have at least two alumni that have gotten jobs at the places they served while they were in high school. The impact goes far beyond what they do in that day.” – Matt Shelton, Community Service Coordinator
On the 8th day of Christmas Parkview gave to me an investment in safety and security.
Parkview has a team of police officers that are on campus daily. We begin our morning with their direction to help carpool and the drop off process run smoothly. An officer remains on campus throughout the day to be present and keep our campus safe. We have expanded our hours with security from 7:00 a.m. until the last activity on campus concludes. At the end of the day, our officers are diligent in assisting our families getting off campus safely.
Our entire campus participates in monthly drills including: fire, tornado, bomb, active shooter and even earthquakes.
A fifth AED was purchased last week by our PTF and will be hung in the Middle School Gym. We have two certified first responders on campus at all times, as well as our school nurses and athletic trainers readily available to assist in any needs that may arise. Safety and security will always remain of utmost importance at PBS.
On the 9th day of Christmas Parkview gave to me AP and dual enrollment classes to prepare me for college.
Peyton Callender – I started LSU with 6 dual enrollment and 9 AP credit hours. I would definitely recommend students take an AP Class because it doesn’t count against you if you do not score well on the AP test. Dual enrollment is good if you are confident that you can get a good grade in the subject. I made all A’s in my first semester of Civil Engineering. Going from Parkview to LSU was an easy adjustment. In college, I have more free time and that has made it possible for me to increase my studies to meet the course load difficulty level.
Jackson Hartley – I started LSU with 23 hours I would encourage students to do AP and dual classes, because it’s easier in high school with teachers that care more about you personally, and you’ll be able to take fewer classes in college. My first semester was great! I got involved quickly and balanced school and my social life pretty well.
Raven Kelley – I attend North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC. I started off with 6 dual enrollment credits from Advanced Math Dual Enrollment through LSU. I would encourage students to take AP and dual enrollment because you get adapted to the extra work load and managing your time. My first semester of college was great! At first, I had to find a balance between getting involved on campus, meeting new friends, and my classes. Once I found that balance, I was able to perform well this semester. I got a 3.8 GPA and was on the Chancellor’s List for this semester.
Nick Day – I came to LSU with 44 hours of AP and dual enrollment. I would absolutely recommend students take AP courses not only because of the possibility of receiving college credit, but also because of the added benefit of learning how to study at a college level. I was incredibly successful in my first semester because of the habits I developed through AP and dual enrollment courses that I took at PBS!
Molly Cunningham – I go to LSU and I started college with 29 credit hours. I would definitely recommend high school students take AP and dual enrollment classes. Even if a student does not pass an AP test, they are still better prepared for what college classes are like and will know the information being taught already. My first semester of college was really great! I would say that the classes are not that much different from some high school classes. There is just a lot more freedom so it takes a lot more self-control and discipline to study and prepare yourself for class each day.
On the 10th day of Christmas Parkview gave to me teachers who are always learning!
Our faculty and staff are committed to going DEEP, DEEPER and DEEPER STILL for their professional development over the next three years. The best teachers are enthusiastic, lifelong learners. This year, our faculty is using John Hattie’s Visible Learning Program to help them identify High Yield Teaching Strategies and incorporate them into their classrooms and lesson plans. High Yield Strategies are those that encourage accelerated student growth and achievement. Follow this link https://visible-learning.org/ to learn more.
On the 11th day of Christmas Parkview gave to me high achieving Student Athletes.
In the 2017-2018 school year, Parkview students accomplished the following:
– 35 Academic All-State athletes (3.5 or better) in 10 different sports
– 1 Composite Academic All-State (4.0) athlete who competed in 3 sports
– 9 athletes continuing their career at the collegiate level in 7 different sports
– 2 Scholastic All-American Swimmers
On the 12th day of Christmas Parkview gave to me a place to make my spiritual walk a priority.
Abundant life is the foundation of PBS and spiritual development is woven throughout a student’s day. From weekly chapel services to overseas mission trips, it is our deepest desire that our students will come to know Christ and glorify God in all that they do.
We pray this day honors the birth of our savior and your homes are filled with happiness and love. Merry Christmas!