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Teachers celebrate students' success on LEAP Connect test

Posted at 7:11 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 23:56:33-04

Teachers at Judice Middle School are celebrating their students' successes on the LEAP Connect Test.

Since they can't celebrate in their classrooms, teachers held a parade Thursday, passing by each student's house to say "Congratulations!"

LEAP Connect is an assessment for students in grades 3-8 and high school that measures academic progress in ELA and mathematics. Some grades also complete the LEAP Science Field test. Students completed their assessment test before school was canceled due to COVID-19, and scores recently came in. All of the students who took the test at Judice Middle did outstanding, according to Principal Sonji Fontenot.

The parade began at Judice Park and stopped by each student's home. The teachers brought ice cream and toppings for each student, and each vehicle in the parade had a special treat to go along with the ice cream.

Tiffany Foreman, a teacher at Judice Middle School, said the parade was a fun way for teachers to celebrate their students.

"It's just a time for us to get creative in our ideas and show them that we're still behind them and supporting them and want the best for them," explained Foreman.

"Just so they know that we are proud of them for all the hard work they've done this year," Foreman added.

Teachers and staff were excited to see the students after not seeing them for awhile, and vice versa.

Fontenot said that the celebration was "pretty unique, but you have to do what you have to do in times like this. You have to let kids know that they're important and that what they do is important. It was the least we could do."

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