Posted Date: 05/03/2023
Dr. Cade Brumley, State Superintendent, along with Asst. Superintendents Dr. Ernise Singleton and Trey Folse, and BESE Board Member Michael Melerine recently visited Fort Polk and Leesville High School to celebrate Month of the Military Child and to recognize Leesville High School, Parkway Elementary and Rosepine High School as Purple Star Schools for their excellence and commitment to our military students and their families. During the visit Dr. Brumley also had the opportunity to tour the Fort Polk student age center and participate in a collaborative meeting with General Gardner and Mr. Williams to discuss the partnership between the military installation and the school district.
LHS Students Matthew, Lillian, and Andrew discuss their student experiences as Military Related Students with visitors.
According to James Williams, "Vernon Parish has a long-standing partnership with Fort Polk and continuously works to meet the needs of our military families. Our schools are committed to providing all students with a quality education while meeting the needs of military students who transition into our schools and communities''. Lisa Lohman also shared, "We are extremely proud of the efforts of our administrators, teachers and students at Leesville High, Parkway Elementary and Rosepine High for earning the Purple Star Award. The Purple Star represents our team's vision of providing all military students and their families with an accommodating and accepting environment that meets their academic needs, provides valuable resources and support, and eases their transition into a new school and community".
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Dr. Ernise Singleton, LDOE Asst. Superintendent Trey Folse, Michael Mellerin (BESE member), Joe Sowells, Lisa Haymon, Sedric Clemons, James Williams, VPSB Superintendent, Lisa Lohman, Anne Smith, Tiffany Koch, Dr. Cade Brumley, State Superintendent.