Welcome everyone to a new and exciting school year in Caldwell Parish Schools! This time of year always brings a sense of hope and excitement for a fresh start and a new beginning. We plan to capitalize on this excitement to help every student have a great start to school. Our goal is to be the best school system in the state of Louisiana that graduates productive and caring citizens who are prepared to succeed in life. To that end, our vision is simple - Committed to Academic Excellence.  The mission of the Caldwell Parish School District is to develop students who have the academic tools and life skills to compete in a global economy; accomplished by students, parents, teachers and community working together.

This can be very challenging work because the needs of individual students can be so unique, requiring us to work in new ways to accomplish this important goal.

We value the following:

  • Building positive relationships

  • Teaching rigorous standards

  • Making standards relevant to students' lives

  • Assessing student learning to guide instructional and learning decisions

  • Interventions for students who need extra support meeting the standards

  • Enrichments for students who meet or exceed the standards

  • Ongoing professional development for teachers

There are many firsts for our parish this year. The parish was awarded the Head Start program which will give us the opportunity to teach three year olds. There will be one class at the PK Center and four classes at Kelly Elementary. The promise made by the board and myself when we had to close Kelly due to money constraints was we would attempt to obtain the Head Start and place it at Kelly. This accomplishment means so much to the board members and me. It is a way to serve our children, our parents and our community.

This is the first year to implement the Louisiana Department of Education's Jump Start program. This program assists parishes with dual enrollment, Advanced Placement courses, online courses and career pathways other than a college or university degree. You will be hearing more about this program as the year progresses.

The parish has many first-time principals and first-time employees. We welcome them and hope to accomplish great things for our schools and school system. We have the resources and ingredients for a great school system. There are many wonderful students with an array of talents and abilities, administrators, teachers, and support personnel who are top-notch people committed to students and their well-being, a school board that is dedicated to educating all students, supportive parents who are partners in the school system, and the most supportive community and business partners who enhance and enrich the lives of our students in so many ways.

Looking forward to a very exciting and productive school year. Go Spartans!


Karla G. Tollett—Superintendent


 


August 9th, 2014 - New Job Posting

An LPN is needed to work with a student at Caldwell Parish High School. This is a part-time position. Please contact Angela Gullatt, Human Resources Director at the school board office to apply. Phone: (318) 649-2689; email agullatt@caldwelledu.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS

FEATURED NEWS

UPDATED: Head Start for Three-Year-Olds and PreK for Four-Year-Olds 
 
Young students can attend Head Start at the former Kelly Elementary site, beginning Tuesday, August 19th, 2014. PreK will also start on that date.


Nicki McCann one of top 10 principals in the state

Nicki McCann was recognized by the Louisiana Department of Education as a top 10 principal in the state in July after nomination by the school district and continuing through the regional to the state level. Congratulations to Mrs. McCann, who is now Accountability Supervisor for Caldwell Parish School District.

 Nicki McCann

Above, shown left to right: Jamie Firnberg, CEO of Dream Teachers, Holly Boffy, BESE Member, Nicki McCann, Connie Bradford, BESE Member, and John White, State Superintendent of EducationNicki McCann