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Humble Brags!

Humble Brags! is SHS's newest forum for good news.
Please send your humble brags to Melodie.Boeck@stpsb.org.

Faculty & Staff: The Publicity Committee wants to know if a student has made your day, if a student has accomplished something or done something great, if a team member was encouraging, or if you have a personal success. It is not about just surviving the week, it is also about supporting each other and enjoying what we do.
Students: There is a box by the door to room 420 with index cards. Please use these cards to brag on a kind deed, a personal accomplishment, a teacher, or a friend by leaving a note on an index card and leaving it in the box. We want the students to participate by sharing their accomplishments and views.
Thank you for participating and bring on those Humble Brags!!

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Here are the Humble Brags that we have received:

December

Thank you to the Geometry Department for being such an awesome team to work with! 
Thank  you to Mrs. Miller for swapping duties with me so I can make my doctor’s appointment!
Thank  you to Mr. Alt for covering some of my 1st hour so I could cover Mommy duties!
Thank you to Mr. Brisco for going the extra mile to get answers for some questions that I had!  J  I really appreciate the help I’ve gotten from you this year already. – Valerie Scogin

Mrs. Macaluso has brought such a spirit of love and joy to Slidell  High. The library is such a warm and beautiful place  because of the Christmas decorations. – Coach Herdliska

On Monday I had library duty and was having a rough day. However, when I entered the library my breath was taken by the beautiful decorations. Thank you Mrs. Macaluso for making my day and week brighter!! – Melody Boeck

Thanks to Mrs. Barthel for her quick response and help with getting two of my students the assistance they need with the speech therapist!

Thanks to everyone who watches my students to allow me to run to the restroom when needed! #pregoproblems

Thanks to Mrs. Larsen for always putting my mind to ease when I stress out about the "technical stuff" and putting up with all of my questions!

Thanks to Mrs. Macaluso for decorating the library so beautifully! It has been such a joy to "live" in the labs this week with the decorations and Christmas music! – Brittany Boos

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November

Congratulations Claire Thomas for being Slidell High School’s Teacher of the Year!  Claire does so much for our students and staff, as well as being a great teacher.  Mr. Percy

Super Impressed with the Band Craft Show.  Great job Mr. Wild and Mr. Wright.  Mrs. Larsen

Ms. Henderson and Mrs. Tarleton did a great job presenting at the faculty meeting.  Thank you for volunteering to present.  Mr. Brisco

Ms. Andersen has taken a lot of personal time to check everyone’s webpage and help everyone work on them.  Thank you for spending so much time on this.  Dr. Burgoyne

I would like to thank Mrs.  Sherry Bass for helping me with grading the Leap.  - Patricia Rodrigue

Zachary Townsend found car keys with driver’s license in the parking lot.  He brought them to me to turn into the office so the student could get back their keys.
Christy Wiebelt for having my back when I was delayed getting to my 3rd hour.  She had opened the door and was sitting with the class while they worked--A great hall mate. - C. J. Roberts

I would like to give a shout out to the students in the Junior class who decorated the hallway and worked on the homecoming mural. They are a great example of leadership and school spirit. – Sheri Sison

Thank you so much Mrs. Rotolo, Mrs. Manetta, and Mrs. Gonzalez for helping me through Homecoming Court presentation procedures.  It was exciting to see all that goes on behind the scenes (It’s a lot!) to make the show run smoothly.  And, an enthusiastic shout out to senior Rebecca Warren who was superb as Homecoming Court announcer.
Between being a Junior Class sponsor and Beta Club sponsor, Sheri Sison pretty much gave her entire week and weekend to Homecoming festivities, from Mark Event prepping to Homecoming Dance organizing.  Thank you, Sheri, for putting in all that time and energy.  I know all of our students appreciate it! – Sheri Marks

I would like to thank Mrs. Alatamimi for helping me with grading Leap 360. – Patricia Rodrigue

Thank goodness for Trece Jordan-Larsen!  I am not sure if I would ever complete an SLT without her help!  Thanks Trece`!
I want to thank Flo for the hard work she does in keeping my room nice and clean…even though my desks are arranged strangely! 
Erin, keep up the good work in supplying me with the Geography resources!  I would be lost without you!  – Sandy Marshall

I would like to than Ms. Sylvia Hooks for filling out an IEP teacher input form with great information that I can use in the GSI page, the baseline data, and the goal for ELA.  It helps me so much in writing an IEP when I get excellent information from teachers.  – Patricia Rodrigue

Thank you Ms. Mylie for swapping duty with me, so that I could attend a meeting. It takes a community working together!! – Melody Boeck

I would like to thank Mrs. Marshall for helping me with my SLT and PGP.  She has always been a tremendous help to me whenever I needed it. We are lucky to work with a teacher like her! - Caleb Peterson

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October

Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to help with the Words with Tigers Mark Event! It was a huge success! Also, thanks to the amazing teacher team who took FIRST place!!!!! That was SO much fun! Y'all rock! There were also a lot of students who stayed after to help clean up. I love how my Slidell High family all comes together to have a great time! We are truly blessed! – Angela Luque

Thank you, hospitality team, for putting together the tailgate before the game! Everything was so good! I can't wait until the next one! – Angela Luque
Caleb Peterson is such an awesome Power Lifting coach. He gives those kids 100% every day and they buy in because they know he is knowledgeable and cares so much. The results show too! The team is experiencing success and has confidence in themselves and it all starts with their fantastic coach. – Brett Mcintyre

A special and eternal thank you to Mrs. Muller. There are literally no words for how grateful I am for everything! The list literally goes on and on and on! – Brittany Boos

Thank you to the business department for constantly collaborating with me! I appreciate all of the guidance and support. I do not know where I would be without you all!!!
Thank you to Mrs. Spiehler for continuing to give us the gift of yoga!! Yoga helps set a positive mindset for the week!
I also want to thank Ms. Lott, Mr. Drummond, and any other teacher that helped cover my classes when my substitute cancelled!! – Melody Boeck

Thank you to Mrs. Brockhaus for all of the time and effort you put in to making sure the mark events run smoothly! We appreciate you! - Anonymous

Thanks to Mrs. Wiebelt for her help with SLTs! She is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! – Erin Brockhaus

Thanks to Mr. Brisco for coming to my classroom to show me how to pull up the morning announcements.
Thanks to Mrs. Thomas for always being there, whether it is to help me with technology or let me cry on her shoulder.  She is a great teacher and friend. – Jennifer Navarro

Mrs. Bostick organizes everything from our professional decompressions to meals and prayers for our Slidell High School Family.  Thank you.  Mr. Percy

Thanks to the cafeteria folks for putting on an extra special lunch week – celebrating National School Lunch week.  They had contests and games and some good food for our students all week.
Extra thanks ladies and men of Slidell High Café!  Dr. Burgoyne

I would like to thank all of the teachers working hard to provide opportunities for their students to develop literacy skills while still tackling their subject area’s content.  When the going gets tough the tough get going!  Mr. Brisco

Mrs. Leon keeps a smile on her face no matter what happens. Keep up the good work pushing our students to do their online assignments.  Mrs. Larsen

I want to brag on my “neighbor” Greg Varnado. He is always so encouraging and supportive and makes me feel better when it is a crazy, hectic day. I am so thankful for his positive influence on 3rd hall! ~ Lynda Palao

Thank you the Broadcasting team for a wonderful broadcast! All the hard work was really appreciated. – Anonymous

I am reminded daily why I am glad to be part of the Slidell High School faculty. Dr. B always has a kind word to say, the business department helps me with Lesson Plans and guidance on the curriculum (I don’t know where I’d be without them), fellow teachers and coaches help out when addressing student issues, Coach Daniels really helped with my 7th hour students, and the 4th hall lunch bunch gives me something to laugh about to keep me upbeat. I am also enjoying the new take on the video announcements, Mrs. Trece’s Tiger Talk calendar, and Mr. Percy’s quote of the day! – Mrs. Boeck

Having the Tiger Talk calendar each week with 3 weeks to plan has been such a huge help! Thank you! - Anonymous

I went to one of the best committee meetings I’ve ever attended; the meeting was full of positivity and true collaboration!  Way to go Publicity Committee! – Anonymous

Thank you to all the 1st hour teachers for taking the “THE” High School orders so we can spread our “walking spirit” around campus and the Slidell community. – Mrs. Rotolo

Mrs. Boos lent me her dry erase boards when I needed some at the last minute, and Dr. Schneider helped me find a new student a desk (she walked around the halls while I had students retaking a test!) Mrs. Siebenkittel saves my life almost daily, and Mrs. Brindell and Mrs. Rotolo helped me get some boxes that I need.  I owe my first born to Mr. Elmo for helping me with mark events at the last minute.  Mrs. Palao helps get things done daily and can be my therapist sometimes, and I also appreciate Dr. B helping me “hype” the mark events!  Mrs. Tarleton is SOOOOO helpful with Interact, and Mrs. Fortner does SUCH a good job helping me with my gifted students and IEPS.  In short—you guys are all awesome! - Erin Brockhaus

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September

Mrs. Palao, Mrs. Tarkington, Mrs. Arcement, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Duffaut, Mrs. Cheatham, Mrs. Paille and Mrs. Boeck are doing an outstanding job organizing the Tiger Stripes Program. The shirts and bumper stickers look great!!!!  Mrs. Larsen

Thank you Mrs. Contrina Thomas for organizing and facilitating the ACT last Saturday.  Everything ran smoothly! Mrs. Larsen

Thank you to all of the Sophomore and Junior math and English teachers who are taking time out of their schedules to go to the lab and take the ACT practice test.  Mr. Brisco

Thank you to all of the PE Coaches who make adjustments to their lessons when the gym has to be used for an activity.  Mr. Grubb

The Words with Tigers Mark Event was a great success.  Thank you to all of our teachers and staff that made the event possible and memorable.  Special thanks to Erin Brockhaus who was our MC.  Mr. Percy

Thank goodness for Erin Brockhaus!  Geography was never this interesting when I took it…thank you for all of your help!  - Sandy Marshall

I have a HUGE thank you for Mr. Donald Cousin for getting the lights fixed in my classroom!  We finally don’t have a strobe light on and off all day!!! – Whitney Brindell

I had a really tough summer with my dad passing away, but I was really touched by how many of my coworkers were there for me.  That really meant the world.  Last year was also really rough, but so many of you here at Slidell High were there for me whenever you even noticed I was looking a little off.  I don’t even have words to express my gratitude and love for you for making this rough time a little easier for me.  – Erin Brockhaus

I saw a student, Arrington Kristoffer, picking up trash after the 1st bell one day in the first courtyard as other students were going to class. Tell him thanks. – David Locker

Thanks to Mr. Brisco for getting me that fine cart!
Thanks to all my teachers who share their rooms with me and my mess.  I love and appreciate you so much for it. 
And Thanks to Mrs. Marshall who took my duty for a meeting and Mrs. Mylie and Mrs. Carbo who offered to take it too.  That makes me really feel like a part of the family.  Thanks guys!  Sometimes you need to feel like you fit in. – Sylvia Hooks

Hats off to the custodial staff for such a great job over the summer.
Great job. - E. Stucke

Thank you to Danny Arcement for taking my duty Tuesday morning—just walked up and saw I was in need of extra time that morning.  THANK YOU!  -Julie Rotolo

I would like to thank the Biology teachers for all of the great collaboration we have been working on.  You guys are great!!! – Aimee Andersen

Thank you Mrs. Luque for the organization sheet with club information. — The Saga Staff (yearbook)

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August
I am impressed by this young lady. Zaquoiya Bolden wanted to go to a STEM class that was offered by Delgado. She did her research. She made her announcement at church. A lady wrote her a check. Another person offered to let her stay at their house. Another person who worked for RTA made sure she got back and forth to Delgado. It is amazing to see the initiative and drive she showed. – Lance Grant

Already Mrs. Miller covered my 3rd hour so I could run over to my kids’ preschool and meet with the teachers.  It was so nice of her to help me out. – Valerie Scogin

Huge thank you to Mr. Sauber, Mrs. St. Cyr, Mrs. Boos, and  Mrs. Luque for making the first day decorations—AMAZING; this was a fresh way to start a NEW, in every sense of the word, year. – Mrs. Rotolo

Thank you to the PTA for the delicious coffee the morning of our SECOND day of school! What a perky and sweet surprise! – anonymous

Thank you to the ladies in the office for compiling all our packets and our new, handy SHS bags! – anonymous

The yearbook staff would like to thank all the TIGER FAMILIES for helping get yearbooks to students the first days of school.

What an exciting new year!  Thanks to Shay Bostick for her pedagogical decompression song!  – anonymous

Thanks to Chef for FUTURE TAILGATES! – anonymous

Thanks to ALL of Hospitality for the activities planned this year—family pool party, too! – anonymous

My Tiger Family is amazing! They were all well-behaved, courteous,  and helpful. What a great group of Freshman! - Sheri Sison

I want to give a shout out to Mr. Lynch for all the help he has been these first two days. Awesome job! - Mrs. Stucke

Special thanks to Mrs. Brockhaus, Ms. Jensen, Mrs. Muller, Mr. Varnado, Mr. Drummond, and Mr. Alt for allowing me to float into your room during your planning period. You have all been so welcoming and accommodating, and I truly appreciate your kindness! – Brittany Boos

Mr. Matz helped me get my copies done while I was on duty. That was after he provided me with a copy of our science pre test. My school family is always ready to help! – Lance Grant


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