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NEWS & EVENTS
BLUE AND GOLD COLORS FLY HIGH FOR VICTORY
Posted September 12, 2014
At the Pep Rally for the St. Helena game, which Live Oak won 35 - 0, the student body united to cheer on their fellow Eagles. The Colorguard preformed their routine which had their fellow peers excited for the game. Before the awarding of the spirit stick, a few faculty members played Sweet Catch and victory was awarded to Coach Verges. Each class was very close to winning the spirit stick, but it was awarded to the Seniors for their outstanding support of their fighting Eagles.
Posted September 22, 2014
The PSAT/NMSQT is a preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The PSAT/NMSQT helps to identify college readiness and possibly earning college scholarships. The PSAT/NMSQT is a mandatory test if you are interested in taking AP or Honors class next year. The PSAT/NMSQT is split up into two sections, a Math section and a Verbal section. The Verbal section is mostly testing on grammar and reading comprehension. The Math section is a wide variety of questions from Algebra I to Advanced Math. The cost of to take the PSAT/NMSQT is $20. Sign up in the Guidance office. The PSAT/NMSQT will be held October 15, 2014 at 7:30 am.
4th Annual 5K RUN
Posted September 23, 2014
Come join us for our 4th annual 5K and 1 mile fun run. The event will be held on September 27 at 8:00 A.M for the 1 mile and 8:30 for the 5K. Preregistration for the events ends on September 12 and the registration fee will increase to $25 after September 12th. Preregistration for the event include $20.00 for the 5K and $15 for the 1 mile. Race day registration will be held at Live Oak High School from 7:00-7:30 A.M. Please make checks payable to Live Oak High School. T-Shirts are only guaranteed for registrations received by 9/12/14. Online registrations will be available for runners at register.cajuntiming.com. Race sponsers include: Smoothie King, Canes, Sonic, and Varsity Sports. Pastalaya will be served for those attending the event. The event will have overall winners of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for each age division. Gift certificates will also be awarded for overall male and female winners.
NATIONAL TEEN READ WEEK
Posted October 21, 2014
This week is Teen Read Week and the Library Club is sponsoring its annual bookmark contest. The theme this year is "Turn Dreams into Reality" which inspires teens to succeed in school and beyond.
Bookmarks are due in the library by Friday, October 31st
Designs must be original illustrating the theme which is "Turn Dreams into Reality"
Bookmarks must be hand-drawn, not computer-generated, on either construction paper or cardstock. Pencils, markers, or crayons may be used.
Bookmarks must be 1 1/2 x 7
Please print names on teh back of the bookmark
Students may turn in 5 bookmarks
Winners will receive gift certificates
Posted October 27, 2014
Mole day is a celebration of a unit in chemistry. It is celebrated on October 23rd every year from 6:02 a.m. - 6:02 p.m. It was also celebrated on the 24th so all chemistry students could participate. This year's theme is Mole-O' Ween. Chemistry students around the nation celebrate the Mole by creating Mole Day activities and eating "Mole" themed food. Chemistry AP and Chemistry II students performed experiments for the student body.
WRESTLING OUTLOOK FOR 2014
Posted November 7, 2014
This year, the Live Oak High School wrestling team, coached by Coach Collier, can foresee an easy return to the state finals and also plan on being one of the top five of the teams competing this year. There are three state finalists currently on the team this year; Brody Bonura, Colt Olinde ( returning champion), and Nick Simoneaux. Coach Collier expresses that the key to a victory this year is the development of the younger team member’s talents. A definite favorite for this year in the competition is Teurlings Catholic High School; a team that the LOHS wrestling team will be keeping an eye on. Another team that they will be watching is Parkway and Archbishop Shaw, both of which will also be competing this year at state. Within driving distance, Catholic High in Baton Rouge and Brusly High will also provide a challenge for the wrestling team this year. Overall, Coach Collier is expecting a great season in 2014-2014.
CHEERLEADING TAKES 1ST IN REGIONALS
Zach Hansen signs with Nicholls State Baseball
BACK FROM THE PAST...Sadie Saves the Day
Posted January 16, 2015
The Sadie Hawkins dance finds its origin in a pseudo-holiday found in Al Capp’s comic strip “Li’l Abner” (1934-1978). In this comic strip Sadie Hawkins was the daughter of an early settler of Dogpatch, Hekzebiah Hawkins. When Sadie reached the age of 35, her father became anxious, for he feared Sadie having to live at home for the rest of her days, so he called the unmarried men of Dogpatch together for a foot race and declared it “Sadie Hawkins Day”. The town spinsters found this to be a good idea, so they made Sadie Hawkins Day a mandatory yearly event. If a woman caught a bachelor and dragged him, kicking and screaming across the finish line before sundown then by the law the bachelor had to marry her.
Now we do not have a foot race to try to marry off the spinsters of our time, but we do still have a Sadie Hawkins dance. We do not marry off the guys who are chosen by the girl; however, they still are chosen to go to this dance with them as the girl’s date. Basically, instead of the boys asking the girls to the dance, the girls ask the boys to go with them.
AMANDA HOLLIDAY SIGNS WITH JCCC SOFTBALL
Posted January 16, 2015
Amanda Holliday signed with Jones County CC in Ellisville, MS. Holliday carries a 1.87 ERA from last year into her 12th grade campaign. In 2014, she was 16-4 with a 1.87 ERA, 99 strikeouts and 3 shutouts. She also is an excellent defensive player, with a .934 fielding percentage, 13 unassisted outs and 44 assists.
VICTOR RUSHING LIVINGSTON PARISH STUDENT OF THE YEAR STATE REGIONAL FINALIST
Posted January 27, 2015
Live Oak High School senior Victor Rushing was named Livingston Parish Student of the Year and Louisiana Regional finalist for the 2014-2015 school year. Victor is the President of Live Oak's senior class, and he is active in his church and community. He plans to attend Tulane University in the fall of 2015 to study Political Science. Victor will compete for Regional Student of the Year on February 26, 2015.
MRS. DELANEA GATES: Teacher of the Year
Posted February 2, 2015
Mrs. Gates was named Livingston Parish Teacher of the Year for the 2014-2015 school year. Mrs. Gates teaches STAR classes, Adult Responsibility, and Early Childhood classes. She is a club sponsor for 4H and FFA, along with being the Color Guard Advisor. Congratulations, Mrs. Gates!
FBLA DISTRICT WINNERS
Posted February 12, 2015
Congratulations to all of our FBLA members who competed at the District VI Leadership Conference at Xavier University on February 11th. The following students earned a rating of "Excellent": Katie Hammerschmidt - Business Law, Colt Nolan and Scotty Smith - Business Math, Kennedi Johnson - Introduction to Business, Cierra Kable - Introduction to Business, Laura Staub - Ms. Future Business Leader, and Josh Stafford -Public Speaking II.
The following students earned a rating of "Superior" and qualified to compete at the State Conference in March: Kaycie Bennett - Business Law.
MICHAEL CLAVERIE SIGNS WITH LSU-EUNICE BASEBALL
Posted February 12, 2015
Senior Michael Claverie signed a letter of intent to play baseball at LSU-Eunice. Claverie enters his senior season with a .376 batting average and a 1.32 ERA and 5-2 record on the mound.
Posted March 8, 2015
Advanced Placement courses are an invaluable asset to your child’s education and are your child’s opportunity to show what you know and what you can do. At Live Oak High School, various AP courses are offered for students in order to enhance their overall confidence and success in life as well as allowing them to gain college credit. Live Oak High School is hosting an “AP Scholar Night” on March 10, 2015 that allows parents to meet with their child’s future AP teachers and pay fees following the scheduling of AP classes. Food trucks with numerous options will also be readily available during AP Scholar Night to serve the community.
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Posted March 8, 2015
The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is a test to see what branch and job in the military you are eligible for. The test is scored 1-100; the higher you score the more job opputunities will become available to you within the military. The test is administered at Live Oak High School on March 10. Make sure you get plenty of sleep so you are focused and prepared to do your very best. Your future in the military could depend on it!
Posted May 11, 2015
The ACT test will occur on June 13th. Do not forget to stop by guidance and sign up! The ACT is not an aptitude or an IQ test. The test questions on the ACT are directly related to what you have learned in your high school courses in English, mathematics, reading, and science. Every day you attend class you are preparing for the ACT. The harder you work in school, the more prepared you will be for the test. In addition to the tests, the ACT also provides you with a unique Interest Inventory and a Student Profile Section. By responding to these sections, which ask about your interests, courses, and educational preferences, you provide a profile of your work in high school and your career choices to colleges. By taking the ACT, you make yourself visible to colleges and scholarship agencies, so it's another way to help you get ready for life after high school. So good luck to all the students planning on taking the ACT in June!
Posted March 17, 2015
Congratulations to the Colorguard for their performance in the Gulf Coast Regional Marching Auxiliary competition this weekend. The squad took home a superior rating, best in class award, best choreography award, and the overall winners Circle Cup Trophy.
In the solo division: Jessica Bowen placed 1st in the 11th and 12th grade category and Kate Leonard placed 1st runner-up. In the 9th and 10th grade solo category, Anna Haynes won 1st place.
DISTRICT LITERARY RALLY
Posted March 24, 2015
Congratulations to the following students for placing at the Southeast Louisiana District Literary Rally on Saturday and qualifying for the State Rally at LSU on April 25th:
Emeri Broderick -- Business Computer Applications
Corley Chutz -- Environmental Applications
Joshua Hibbard -- Fine Arts Survey
Morgan King -- Civics
Brandon Roberts -- Physics
Posted April 21, 2015
Live Oak High School's Band is holding their annual Spring Concert on Friday, April 24, 2015, at 7:00 PM. The program will be held in Live Oak High's cafeteria. The band will play various musical pieces, including A. Nauney Maus's "LOHS Fight Song," and Live Oak Middle School's band director, Mr. Ryan Gideon, will be a guest conductor during the performance of Robert Shelton's "GhostFleet." This award-winning band refuses to disappoint its audience, so please do not miss out on their 2015 Spring Concert.
Posted April 21, 2015
The Senior Picnic will be held Thursday the 30th of April. Senior Picnic brings all of the seniors and their parents together one last time before they graduate. There will be catered food which includes a plate of jambalaya and a cold drink for $7 a person. This must be paid by April 21st. Seniors are only allowed to bring two parents or guardians.
Also, on this day, the faculty senior softball game will be held. Concessions will be sold during the game. It will start after the senior picnic. Traditionally, the faculty has won the softball game each year…But this year they have a fighting chance. Good luck seniors!
Posted April 27, 2015
Live Oak High hosted the Livingston Parish Area Special Olympics on Friday, April 24, 2015. Athletes' ages range from elementary school into adulthood, and they came from all areas of the parish and surrounding regions. Approximately 140 athletes competed in events including 25 meter, 50 m, and 100 meter runs and wheelchair races, long jump, and softball and tennis throw. Many future athletes were able to view the day's events from the field. Nearly 400 Live Oak High School and Denham Springs High School students accompanied athletes in their events and assisted in scoring and timing events.
Spectators cheered as Sheriff Jason Ard and two Sheriff's deputies ran alongside three athletes to carry the torch in the Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies. The day began wih a flyover by the Sheriff's department helicopter and concluded with awards ceremonies for the male and female winners of each event. Residents from the Livingston Parish area volunteered their time and efforts to provide lunch for all athletes, parents, student volunteers, and teachers. Live Oak's T-Shirt room workers made the official Special Olympics shirts worn by all volunteers.
Victor Rushing named Louisiana's 2015 Student of the Year
Posted April 29, 2015
BATON ROUGE — Live Oak High School produced the Louisiana High School Student of the Year, Victor Rushing, who was presented his honor Wednesday at an awards ceremony at the Louisiana State Museum.
“These students, the winners and finalists, are some of the finest young people our state has produced,” said State Superintendent John White. “They are models of academic excellence and character. They personify the potential that exists in young people throughout Louisiana. Their accomplishments show our students are as smart and as capable as any in America.”
Rushing, one of six 12th grade finalists to interview with judges that morning, learned of the honor when he was called up to accept his award that night.
“We had to write an essay and we had interviews yesterday morning,” Rushing said Thursday. “I think my interview is kind of what set me ahead. I thought the questions were really good and I had fairly good answers for them.”
A classically trained pianist, Rushing founded the Live Oak High School Share Club, a group of student mentors who tutor at-risk students to help them succeed academically and encourage them to stay in school rather than dropping out.
Rushing plans to attend Tulane on a legislative scholarship with a goal of studying law afterward at either Georgetown or Yale law schools. He said he is interested in pursuing contract law.
“I’ve just always taken an interest in government and how our governmental structure is set up,” Rushing said.
While he might aim for a career representing large corporations or sports agencies, Rushing also said he will probably want to return home once he’s finished school.
“I’m very family oriented so it would be tough to leave Watson,” the son of Dana and Jodi Rushing said.
As far as winning the highest honor as a student in the state, he gave a lot of credit to the mentoring he has received where grew up, particularly his school.
“Live Oak High School is the best public school by far in the Greater Baton Rouge area,” Rushing said. “The teachers sacrifice their time to get ahead and be successful. I told our principal (Traci McRae) I would not be there without them.”
Rushing, who has played the piano since he was in first grade, has received dozens of superior ratings and various honors at prestigious state and district music competitions, often performing his favorite classical pieces of composer Franz Joseph Haydn. In high school he is a member of Beta Club, Student Council, National Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars, Mu Alpha Theta, Future Business Leaders of America and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and he is the Senior Class and Student Council President and Chaplain for FCA. For the past four years, he has been a volunteer for the Special Olympics. He is also manager on the baseball team and oversees the video broadcast system at Live Oak United Methodist Church.
The process for selecting the winners begins at the school level. All public and approved nonpublic elementary, middle and high schools across the state are asked to submit one candidate from 5th, 8th and 12th grade. These students then compete with their peers at the district level and may advance to the regional competitions, where Regional Finalists are chosen.
Each finalist then submits a portfolio and completes a written composition the day of the award ceremony. The selection committee also interviews the finalists to evaluate their communication and critical thinking skills.
Each finalist receives a certificate noting his or her accomplishment, donated by the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents. The Students of the Year winners in each category each receive a trophy donated by the Louisiana School Board Association and a $50 check donated by Keep Louisiana Beautiful, Inc.
Posted May 7, 2015
Live Oak is a highly ranked school because our students push themselves to achieve more than what is asked of them by taking difficult courses, including Advanced Placement classes. To reward students for their commitment to excellence, the school hosts an annual AP Social during the students' lunch period. The purpose of the Social is to celebrate the beginning of the testing period in May and to alleviate some of the stress that these tests put on students. Each year brings with it a new theme for the Social. This year, the theme was Chinese New Year. AP students had the opportunity to interact with each other, play games, and participate in activities that correlated with Chinese culture. The school provided pizza and sodas for the students' lunches. The testing period is May 4th through 15th.
Posted May 13, 2015
Team Name Goes Here - 1st Place
Beard's Ducks - 2nd Place
This year's Fun Day teams competed in Tug-of-War, a water balloon toss, and the human pyramid.
Posted May 21, 2015
Awards Day is the day students are recognized for their hard work and perseverance throughout their school year(s). Live Oak High School is very proud to have given so many students different awards for their significant achievements. The awards given included: GPA, Perfect Attendance, Department and Subject, District and Literary Rally, Student Council, and more.
There were 533 students that received an award. Thirty-four percent of those students earned an award for a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Gerald Neyland received an award for having perfect attendance for 11 years. Lauren Efferson received an award for Graphic Design in Art. Live Oak's Student of the Year was Victor Rushing (Senior), Elizabeth Stewart (Junior), Colt Nolan (Sophomore), and Emily Maranto (Freshmen). Students were also recognized in Clubs and Athletics, and college signees.
Darin Alleman signs soccer scholarship with LSU-A
Posted May 20, 2015
Darin Alleman signed a soccer letter of intent to play at Louisiana State University at Alexandria. Alleman is a 4 year letterman of the soccer team and finished his senior season with 3 goals and 12 assists.
Star of Stars Honors Banquet
Posted May 21, 2015
On May 20th, the Advocate held the 30th Annual Star of Stars/Athlete of the Year Banquet. This event honors the area's top high school athletes in 15 different sports. Among the recipients were two Live Oak athletes. Brody Bonura received the top wrestling honor and Dawson Fontenot received the top award in gymnastics.
Colt Olinde signs with Lindsey Wilson College Wrestling
Posted May 21, 2015
Colt Olinde will be attending Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky to wrestle for the Blue Raiders. He plans to pursue a degree in Athletic Training or Broadcast Journalism.
State Track Shotput Champion
Posted May 29, 2015
Live Oak’s Ashley Davis saved her best for last to win her third straight Class 5A girls shot put title Saturday at the LHSAA State Outdoor Track and Field Championship.