Aug 14, 2013 8:31 AM by Kristen Holloway

Students in Acadia Parish Head Back to the Classroom

Seven parishes are now back in school. Just like Lafayette, Acadia Parish students head back today. This year teachers are more involved in what's implemented in the curriculum. Administrators feel this will give students the best opportunity to succeed.

Preparations for the first day of school in Acadia Parish are in full effect. The biggest change this year is teachers, administrators and the school board office will collaborate on the planning process of the curriculum at every school.

"We have teacher leaders at each school and grade level leaders and we meet with them constantly to develop the curriculum, they have voice on what's going to be taught and how its going to be taught," Acadia Parish Superintendent John Bourque.

Jessica Robichaux, teacher leader at North Crowley Elementary says the collaboration ultimately benefits students the most.

"By sharing we're on the same page, therefore I know what's going on in another classroom, we're able to share ideas, the kids are feeling comfortable. The transition is much smoother going from classroom to classroom," said Robicheaux.

This year's motto at North Crowley is making sure every child's learning experience is enjoyable and "there's no I in team"

"Our expectations are to have the children come in and just enjoy themselves first off, we're going to go through all of our rules and procedures to makes sure our kids are successful this year," said Crowley Elementary Principal Pamela Dequeant.

"We're here for the kids,we've planned, we've had in-services and I think the positive energy that we have we're ready to give to our kids, " said Robicheaux.



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