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Greetings from Coach Prescott

August 07, 2019
By David Prescott
Greetings,
 
Wow! What a quick summer! I hope everyone has enjoyed the break from hectic schedules and school routines, and was able to spend more time with family and friends. I am excited to update you on all of the happenings here at Central Private School.
 
Academically, we have made great strides over the summer. The vast majority of our teachers have made time this summer to attend professional development and/or conferences to strengthen their skills and prepare for the new year ahead. We have also purchased 72 Chromebooks for our Upper Elementary students. Those students will have access to the latest technology in order to help pursue our mission of producing well-rounded, college-ready graduates. In the near future, we plan to create a Middle School computer lab, meaning each school will then have their own designated technology space.
 
In addition, we have hired several new teachers and coaches who will help move us forward in athletics and academics. We are pleased to welcome the following:
  • Mrs. Jennifer Colston will teach the elementary computer classes and serve as our instructional technology specialist.
  • Ms. Laura Crafton will teach Elementary Art.
  • Mr. Daniel Truxillo will teach middle school math, as well as serve as Head Coach for the Girls Basketball team and Assistant Coach for the Football Team.
  • Ms. Jennifer Browning, will teach Middle School and High School P.E. and serve as the Head Coach for the Softball team and the Assistant Coach for the Girls Basketball team.
  • Ms. Taylor Whitty will teach Middle School Enrichment & High School Science.
  • Ms. Christina Dean will teach Elementary P.E. and will be the Cheerleading Sponsor.
 
I hope you will all join me in giving them all a warm Central Private welcome when you see them.  
 
We have also made progress in our Athletics and activity programs. We have purchased a new activity bus (yes, it has AC!) that will serve our athletes as they travel to games and competitions, and also our younger students as they take their yearly field trips. Since we are going to build a new gym on the new campus, I was able to reach out to the donors of the Gym AC project. They graciously agreed to allow their donations to be used for the new bus.  On July 1st, we became official members of the LHSAA. Central Private will be in District 6-1A. Joining the LHSAA has allowed us the opportunity to offer two new sports; Volleyball and Cross Country. We are excited to have Coach Tommy Szekely as our new volleyball coach this year. We are also getting ready for the 2019 football season. Our football team will have a scrimmage game on Friday, August 23rd at Springfield. The annual Jamboree will be played on Friday, August 30th at Ascension Christian.
 
I want to thank you, our families, for the tremendous support that you have shown us. We were honored to be nominated for the Baton Rouge Parents Magazine’s Family Favorites Category of Favorite Private High School. Thank you for taking the time to go online and nominate us. We are competing in a category with four other high schools. The voting takes place August 1st – 31st. Please visit ff.brparents.com to vote for us! We would love to win the Family Favorite award for Favorite Private High School.
 
These are busy and exciting times here at Central Private. I invite you and your family to continue to be a vital part of this wonderful institution. As always, please feel free to contact me whenever needed. I look forward to what I know will be a great year for Central Private!
 
Thank you, God Bless, and Go Redhawks!
Coach Prescott