Announcements Archive

Sunday, April 2 | Late Start 4/3/17

Due to possible inclement weather tomorrow morning, school will start at 8:30a and all bus routes will start their first pickup at 7:00a. We will continue to update if anything changes as we monitor the weather closely. Please call the front office tomorrow morning if you have any questions at 225.372.2037. Thank you, and stay safe!

Thursday, January 19 | Early Dismissal @ 11a

Dear Families,

Due to the 2nd storm approaching, we are going to dismiss at 11:00 am, Thursday, January 19th. If you can safely arrive and would like to come pick up your child, please do so between now and 11:00am.

Thank you and please stay safe.

Tuesday, January 10 | The Post Vol. 12 (1/10-1/16)

Dear Families,

Quick Office FAQs: When does dismissal start? Dismissal starts at 4:00p Monday-Thursday and 1:00p Friday. When is the latest time I can check out my scholar? Scholars may be checked out before, but not after, 3:30p Monday-Thursday and 12:30p Friday. Do I need to bring anything to check out my scholar. Yes. Please bring your government issued Photo ID.

 

Coffee and Conversation: You are invited to our next Coffee and Conversation next Thursday, January 19th from 9-10a. Come engage in a dialogue with our Family Impact Specialist, Mrs. Wells, and our Principal, Mrs. Gieg, about different topics concerning our school!

 

Tax Talk with Tony’s: On Friday, January 20th @ 1:30-2:30p, come enjoy Tony’s Seafood as you learn about new tax changes this year, and how to file for disaster relief. A tax professional from H&R Block will be on campus to answer any of your questions!

 

Link to The Post PDF: The Post Vol 12 Middle – 01.10.17

Sunday, January 8 | School Closure: January 9

Dear Families,

Unfortunately, due to the cold weather, a water pipe burst and we will need to close school tomorrow (Monday, January 9th) to make the necessary repair. We will resume school Tuesday, January 10th. If you have any questions please contact your scholar’s Grade Level Leader listed below.

Kindergarten – Mrs. Means (225.236.7609)

1st Grade – Ms. Vanderpool (225.397.2888)

5th Grade – Mr. Carter (225.436.4184)

6th Grade – Mrs. Gieg (225.361.1740)

7th Grade – Ms. Livingston (225.772.0253)

Friday, January 6 | Inclement Weather 12p Early Dismissal

Dear Families,

Due to inclement weather, we are dismissing at 12:00p today, Friday, January 6th. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the front office at 225.372.2037.

Please stay safe and warm!

Tuesday, January 3 | The Post Vol. 11 (1/3-1/9)

Dear Families,

Winter Showcase Recap: At Democracy Prep, everyone associated with our school believes in going from ordinary to extraordinary and understands the responsibility and follow-through it will take to get there. Scholars in 2033, 2032, 2028, 2027, and 2026 demonstrated extraordinary GRIT in preparation for Winter Showcase last month! We are SO VERY PROUD of their performances and the HARD WORK it took to get there. #perfectpracticemakesperfect #principalpride

 

Earned Field Trip Announcement: Scholars begin earning their next trip this week! Their 4 paychecks from January 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th need to average $100 or equal $400 total.

 

Coffee and Conversation: You are invited to our next Coffee and Conversation on Thursday, January 12th from 9-10a. Come engage in a dialogue with our Family Impact Specialist, Mrs. Wells and our Principal, Mrs. Gieg about different topics concerning our school!

 

Link to The Post PDF: The Post Vol 11 Middle – 01.03.17

Tuesday, December 13 | The Post Vol. 10 (12/13-1/2)

Dear Families,

Our Winter Showcase is Thursday, December 15th at the River Center! Plan to arrive early as doors open at 5:30p and the show kicks off at 6:00p. This spectacular event will showcase the hard work your scholars have been putting in since the beginning of the school year!

 

Winter Showcase is mandatory for all scholars. Scholars will be bused from school to the River Center and must be picked up at the River Center by 7:00p.

 

Please download the entire Post for Winter Showcase transportation information.

Link to The Post PDF: The Post Vol 10 Middle – 12.13.16

Tuesday, December 6 | The Post Vol. 9 (12/06-12/12)

Dear Families,

Our Winter Showcase is Thursday, December 15th at the River Center! Plan to arrive early as doors open at 5:30p and the show kicks off at 6:00p. This spectacular event will showcase the hard work your scholars have been putting in since the beginning of the school year!

 

Winter Showcase is mandatory for all scholars. Scholars will be bused from school to the River Center and must be picked up at the River Center by 7:00p.

 

For transportation, we will be offering a shuttle from Democracy Prep to the River Center at 4:30p and back to Democracy Prep immediately following the show. Families are also welcome to drive themselves. A parking guide will be included in next week’s Post.

Link to The Post PDF: The Post Vol 9 Middle – 12.6.16

Tuesday, November 29 | The Post Vol. 8 (11/29-12/5)

Dear Families,

School has resumed with our extended day schedule.  Dismissal has moved to 4:00p Monday – Thursday, and 1:00p Friday for the rest of the year.

 

You are invited to our T1 Middle Awards Ceremony, Thursday, December 1st at 2:30p. All are welcome to attend to celebrate your scholar’s achievements!

 

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Friday, December 2nd.  For questions about conference times, please contact your scholar’s Grade Level Leader. Conference time reminders will be sent home Wednesday and Thursday.

 

Our Winter Showcase is Thursday, December 15th at the River Center! Doors open at 5:30p and the show starts promptly at 6:00p. This spectacular event will showcase the hard work your scholars have been putting in since the beginning of the school year!

Link to The Post PDF: The Post Vol 8 Middle – 11.29.16

Tuesday, November 15 | The Post Vol. 7 (11/15-11/28)

Dear Families,

Calendar Announcements: The last day of Trimester 1 is next week! To accommodate middle school trimester exams, we will have 1:00p Dismissal on Wednesday, November 16th and Thursday, November 17th. Report cards will be distributed at Parent Teacher Conferences Friday, December 2nd. Scheduling forms for parent conferences will go home with the POST next week.

 

Thanksgiving Holiday will be held Friday, November 18th through Friday, November 25th. School will resume Monday, November 28th with our extended day schedule. Dismissal will move to 4:00p Monday – Thursday, and 1:00p Friday for the rest of the year.

 

You are invited to our T1 Middle Awards Ceremony, Thursday, December 1st at 2:30p. All are welcome to attend to celebrate your scholar’s achievements!

 

Uniform Announcement: Please make sure that you are sending your scholar to school in all the uniform pieces that you have. Scholars will start having their missing pieces count against them after Thanksgiving break. If you have not yet called to let us know that you need uniform assistance, please do so as soon as possible.

Link to The Post PDF: The Post Vol 7 Middle – 11.15.16 

Wednesday, November 9 | The Post Vol. 6 (11/9-11/14)

Dear Families,

Calendar Announcements: This Thursday, November 10th, we are hosting Meet the Teacher Night! Please stop by between 5:00p and 6:30p to meet your scholar’s teachers, share a snack, and learn more about how to help your scholar succeed! This event is encouraged, but optional.

 

The last day of Trimester 1 is next week! To accomodate middle school trimester exams, we will have 1:00p Dismissal on Wednesday, November 16th and Thursday, November 17th. The last day to turn in make-up assignments is Wednesday, November 16th. Report cards will be distributed at Parent Teacher Conferences Friday, December 2nd. Scheduling forms for parent conferences will go home with the POST next week.

 

Thanksgiving Holiday will be held Friday, November 18th through Friday, November 25th. School will resume Monday, November 28th with our extended day schedule. Dismissal will move to 4:00p Monday – Thursday, and 1:00p Friday for the rest of the year.

 

Link to The Post PDF: The Post Vol 6 Middle – 11.9.16 

Tuesday, November 1 | The Post Vol. 5 (11/1-11/7)

Dear Families,

 

Calendar Announcement: Next week on election day, Tuesday, we HAVE SCHOOL with a 1:00p Early Dismissal! Scholars will be out canvassing to remind citizens to vote. Please sign and return the attached permission form. All scholars are expected to participate.

 

Co-Curricular Information (For 6th and 7th GRADE):

Soccer: Want to be part of the founding soccer team at Democracy Prep Baton Rouge? Soccer conditioning and tryouts will be held after school from 3:15-4:30p next Monday (11.7), Wednesday (11.9), and Thursday (11.10). To attend soccer conditioning, scholars must have a signed permission slip and a parent must pick them up promptly at 4:30p. Permission slips will be available from Grade Level Leaders starting Wednesday, Nov 2nd. If you have any questions please contact the front office at 225-372-2037.

 

Speech: Interested in joining our founding speech team? S-U-C-C-E-S-S Week is a chance to learn about and develop speech skills after school from 3:15-4:30p Monday (11.7), Wednesday (11.9), and Thursday (11.10). S-U-C-C-E-S-S Week will culminate in tryouts for the speech team Thursday (11.10). Approximately 12 Dragons will be chosen. To attend S-U-C-C-E-S-S Week, scholars must have a signed permission slip and a parent must pick them up promptly at 4:30. Permission slips will be available from Grade Level Leaders starting Wednesday, Nov 2nd. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Veals at 225-615-4152.

 

Link to The Post PDF: The Post Vol 5 Middle – 11.1.16

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Tuesday, October 25 | The Post Vol. 4 (10/25-10/31)

Dear Families,

 

Calendar Reminder: This week we will not have school Friday, October 28th due to Professional Development. Thursday, October 27th will be adjusted to a 1:00p early dismissal.

 

Uniform Reminders: 5th, 6th & 7th graders wear the LIGHT BLUE BUTTON-DOWN OXFORD (not the navy polo) and wear all black DRESS SHOES (not all black sneakers). Beginning this week, non-uniform jackets and sweaters will be left in Dragon’s Lair with backpacks. If they are cold in class, scholars can wear DP sweatshirts or long-sleeved white shirts under their uniform shirts.

 

If you need ANY support with uniforms, please contact your child’s Grade Level Leader so that we can help!

5th: Mr. Carter at 225.436.4184

6th: Mrs. Gieg at 225.361.1740

7th: Ms. Livingston at 225.772.0253

 

Link to The Post PDF: The Post Vol 4 Middle – 10.25.16

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Tuesday, October 18 | The Post Vol. 3 (10/18-10/24)

Dear Families,

 

We are so happy to be back in our building at 4055 Prescott Road! If you need to access the office, we are in Room 220. Please park in the side lot labeled “Visitors” and come through the yellow signs, which will direct you to the Front Office.

 

Please note that scholar arrival is between 7:30a and 7:45a. Car riders should be dropped off in the front circle between those times. Scholar dismissal is 3:00p Monday – Thursday and 1:00p Friday until further notice. Car riders should be picked up in the front circle.

 

Please be sure that you are checking scholar homework each night to build strong homework completion habits!

 

Note: Next week we will not have school Friday, October 28th due to Professional Development. Thursday, October 27th will be adjusted to a 1:00p early dismissal.

 

Link to The Post PDF: The Post Vol 3 Middle – 10.18.16

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Friday, September 16 | Building Re-Opening

As you know, we have been working urgently to re-open Democracy Prep Baton Rouge at our Prescott Road location after the building sustained approximately two feet of water during the recent flooding in our city.

 

We are excited to announce that we are re-opening our building on Tuesday, October 11th!

 

Fall Break was originally planned for Monday, October 10th only. We are extending Fall Break for scholars to run from Monday, October 3rd through Monday, October 10th. This will allow us time to get the building re-fit for scholars and classrooms.

 

You can always check our website for up-to-date information at www.dpbrms.democracyprep.org or call our new school line at 225-663-4232.