Acadiana briefs for July 10, 2014

One-stop school registration offered

The Lafayette Parish School System offers its one-stop, centralized registration for families to register new students from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 15-16, July 23-24, Aug. 1 and Aug. 4 at the former Lerosen Elementary site, 516 E. Pinhook Road.

School starts for students Aug. 12.

The centralized registration is an opportunity for parents to register one or more children for any Lafayette Parish public school or to register their child for needed student services. Parents still will need to visit their child’s school to schedule classes and receive school supply lists.

Student service representatives from various departments, including transportation, will be available during the centralized registration to answer questions.

Parents should bring the following to registration: Student’s birth certificate, Social Security card, immunization records, last report card and proof of address (utility bill in parent/guardian’s name). Parents can download a registration form and fill it out to expedite the process at lpssonline.com.

LEF awards grants to schools, teachers

The Lafayette Education Foundation recently awarded $50,000 in grants to Lafayette Parish schools and teachers.

Teachers receiving classroom grants of up to $1,000 for classroom projects include: Acadiana High, Alice Boucher Elementary, Broussard Middle, Charles Burke Elementary, Duson Elementary, Edgar Martin Middle, Ernest Gallet Elementary, J.W. Faulk Elementary, Judice Middle, Lafayette High, Live Oak Elementary, Milton Elementary, Ossun Elementary, S.J. Montgomery Elementary, David Thibodaux STEM Academy, Truman Early Childhood Education Center, Westside Elementary and Woodvale Elementary.

Schools receiving larger, school impact grants of up to $5,000 for projects that involve the entire school, a grade level or curriculum level were: Acadiana High, Broadmoor Elementary, Evangeline Elementary, L. Leo Judice Elementary, Lafayette High and Woodvale Elementary.

In addition, LEF awarded $5,000 grants to Youngsville Middle and Ernest Gallet Elementary to implement “Leader in Me,” a student character and leadership development program.