• Natchitoches Magnet School
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Natchitoches Magnet School

                                                              Principal's Message

Stephonie French

Hello Mustang Family! 

 

I am so excited that we are back to school! We have had a great start to the new school year! This year we are looking to do some amazing things! 

 

According to SchoolDigger.com, we are number 2 in the state for middle schools and 30 in the state for elementary schools! We will be working hard to get that number 1 spot in Jr High and we will be pushing to get in the top 10 for elementary schools. We are going to do this by achieving 6 Goals this school year: 

 

By May 2022, 

  1. The percentage of students scoring mastery or above in ELA will increase from 79% (2019) to 86%.
  2. The percentage of students scoring mastery or above in Math will increase from 77% (2019) to 85%.
  3. The percentage of students scoring mastery or above in Science will increase from 65% (2019) to 75%.
  4. The percentage of students scoring mastery or above in Social Studies will increase from 58% (2019) to 75%.
  5. The School Performance Score (SPS) will grow from 100.9 to 107.9.
  6. The Student Growth Index will grow from 101.4 to 110. 

We will achieve these goals with two huge initiatives: WIN time for students and on-going instructional support and collaboration for teachers. 

 

Your students (grades K-8) will begin attending a WIN class starting next week. Some of our students will be attending reading classes to remove deficits that prevent learning. These students were selected based upon screeners and the LEAP 2025 results from last year. Any student scoring below benchmark on the literacy screening instrument (K-3) or below mastery in Reading on the LEAP 2025  (4-8) this past spring will get some acceleration support from a reading teacher in small groups. As these students master skills, they will be moved to an extension class. 

 

Students who are performing above benchmark will be in extension classes such as Chinese, Spanish, readers theatre, running, robotics,  typing club, genre studies, and coding. Students will showcase the work they do in extensions throughout the year as we celebrate our growth! 

 

Our second initiative this year is ongoing professional development for our teachers. We have already begun meeting in our special "Cluster" groups to talk about ways to help our students be more successful. We have welcomed and instructional specialist into our community. Mrs. LaTonzia Beavers has been working nonstop making sure that our teachers have everything that they need to help your student reach their highest potential! We are focusing heavily on goal setting as a staff and for students. We are excited for you to learn about your student's goals and what they have been doing in WIN time when we have our student led conferences next month. 

 

In all this change, it is also important to note a huge change in our campus as we have welcomed our first PreK and K classes this year! It has been so much fun welcoming our new Mustangs into our family! They are not only adorable, but they are super smart, too! 

 

As we head into this exciting year, I just wanted to thank you again for allowing us to be a part of your child's education. Even on the busiest of days, I thank God every day for allowing me to work with such amazing, talented, and intelligent students and teachers! 

 

Mrs. Stephonie French, Ed.S
Principal, Natchitoches Magnet School

Vision:

Natchitoches Magnet School is a school where the teachers, administrators and staff are models of life-long learners, continuing to learn about and improve the instruction in the classroom and beyond to lead our students to their greatest potential using the most current research – based teaching strategies and technology to ensure our students’ success.

Mission:

“Pulling Together Today, Making a Better Tomorrow”.

Back to School Registration

We will conduct registration at our 2021 Open House Event. Here are the details:

  • 1 adult per child (this person will do registration)
  • Masks are encouraged
  • Bring copies of the documents below for registration
  • If you can’t make copies to bring, bring originals to the office BEFORE 5:15 and Mrs. Wright will make copies and return them to you
  • Bring student’s supplies if you bought them

Returning students need to bring:

  1. Copy of Proof of residency: utility bill (electric, gas, water) from June or July of 2021, lease agreement or mortgage statement, voter registration card, or property tax notice)
  2. Copy of one parent or guardian’s ID

New Students need to bring:

  1. Copy of Proof of residency: utility bill (electric, gas, water) from June or July of 2021, lease agreement or mortgage statement, voter registration card, or property tax notice)
  2. Copy of one parent or guardian’s ID
  3. Copy of the child’s birth certificate
  4. Copy of the child’s social security card
  5. Copy of the child’s shot record
  6. Copy of the child’s last report card (if applicable)

*PreK students must complete the registration packet, but they do not have to bring these copies because they have already submitted them via Schoolmint.

School Supply List

Open House Schedule

 

 

Please refer to these resources for more information about the plans the Natchitoches Parish School Board has implemented to establish an effective and successful school system for Natchitoches Parish.

Administrative Staff

Stephonie French
Principal
Codie Goings
School Coordinator
Alyssa Wright
Secretary

Contact

Address:

800 Koonce Street
71457 LA
United States

Phone: 318-357-1252

31.7704249, -93.1054561