Eagles helping clean up Watson Community
Posted Mar 6, 2021
Eagles Basketball in Action
Posted February 5, 2021
Written By: Luke Ydarrga
The Boys basketball team has had a lot of ups and downs, but they are a new team with a new coach, Tiras Magee. They want to gain chemistry this year with their coach and some of the new players. They have been winning some big games like the recent game against Southern Lab. They are also focusing on creating a great program this season. On the court, players are working really hard with practices each day. The Eagles have had great success in their most recent game against French Settlement. The team was down for most of the game, but in the fourth quarter, they really showed their competitive drive; scoring twenty points in the fourth. CJ Davis scored all of his free throws at the end of the game putting them up with five seconds to go. The Eagles walked away with the victory 63-58. District 5A is right around the corner for the Eagles. The Eagles have one of the hardest districts in Louisiana, and they are really looking for some big wins to put them in the playoffs.
Posted February 2021
Written By: Leisa Munson
The defending national champion cheerleading team is a very talented group of girls. They have maintained a positive attitude all season, despite the challenges the girls had to face because of Covid-19 restrictions. At their competition in Jackson, MS, the team had a very good opening to their routine and the girls’ tumbling was in sync. They hit during their virtual competition, and the team was filmed for a tv show on Varsity TV at their competition in Houston. According to senior member Mackenzie Didier, the team is very hardworking and everyone has stepped up to become leaders. She said that the entire team is basically one big family, and that they are looking forward to the future of this year’s team while they prepare for Nationals.
Posted January 23, 2021
Written By: Owen Bomar
The Live Oak High School wrestling team has had a unique and daunting season in 2021 with quarantining procedures and high level competitions. As Coach Collier stated, “It has been difficult to keep a full team, but we’re just happy to play”, The Eagles have proven to be a powerful force this season and faced the ups and downs with grace and determination. Throughout their season the team record so far is 9-4 with a steady pace to becoming state champions. Senior Nawab Singh has proven to be one of the best wrestlers as he is undefeated so far this season. In addition, Junior Rayden Ingram, has only one loss and sits with the title a hair away from his reach.
Apr 1...Soaring Eagles Banquet
Apr 2...Good Friday Holiday
Apr 3...Softball v East Ascension 11:30
Apr 5-9...Easter Holidays
Apr 6...Softball v Denham 5:30
Apr 8...Baseball v Walker 6:00
Apr 8...Softball v Teurlings
Apr 10...Baseball v Denham 1pm
Apr 15...Baseball v Scotlandville 4:00
Apr 15...Softball v Hahnville 5:30
Apr 20...Tennis Regionals
Apr 21...Progress Reports
Apr 22...Baseball v Central 6:00
Apr 26...Tennis State tourney
Apr 27...Baseball Bi-District Playoffs
Apr 29...Senior Picnic & Awards
Apr 30...WorkKeys Testing closes
Apr 30...Baseball Regionals
May 3...AP Exams begin
May 3...Senior Exams 2nd & 4th
May 4... Senior Exams 1st & 3rd
May 5...Senior Exams 6th hour
May 6...Senior Exams 5th & 7th
May 7...Junior Ring Ceremony
May 8...Baseball Quarterfinals
May 12...Graduation (or May 10 or May 11)
May 13...Baseball State Tourney
May 14...Final Exam 7th
May 17...Final Exam 1st & 2nd
May 18...Final Exam 3rd & 4th
May 19...Final Exam 5th & 6th
May 20...Makeup Finals only
May 21...Last day of School
Posted February 2021
Written By: Emma Brooks
The Live Oak Lady Eagles Basketball team are very excited for the rest of their season and what it holds for them. These ladies are a very young and talented team who strive to become better every day on the court. They are very hardworking athletes who have overcome obstacles, such as injuries on the team, but they have worked hard to bounce back. They have a good team chemistry and work very well with one another on and off the court. Their hard work led them to a big win over Central Private this season, and they are very excited to carry this momentum throughout the end of the season. The girls are confident about making it to playoffs and support each other in every game. These ladies believe that being steady at practice and in games will help them in the long run and most importantly they believe in each other.
Let the Good Times Roll!
Posted February 11, 2021
Written By: Kendall Armstrong
ThisMardi Gras is the celebration period before the fasting season of Lent. The holiday arrived in North America as a French Catholic tradition with the Le Moyne brothers. Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, reflecting the practice of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the Lenten sacrifices and fasting of the Lenten season. It comes a day before Ash Wednesday and 47 days before Easter. This year Mardi Gras is on February 16, and it is celebrated throughout Louisiana. The first Mardi Gras parade that was held in New Orleans took place in 1837. The tradition of celebrating this holiday expanded to the point that it became synonymous with the city of New Orleans was embraced by residents of New Orleans beyond those of French or Catholic heritage. During the holiday season, there are parades that run throughout the city for families to enjoy. Laissez Bon Temp Rouler!
Softball Auction 2020
Posted December 3, 2020
Written By: Emma Brooks
This year’s softball auction was streamed via Facebook live on November 4th, 2020. A change from last year, the 2020 auction was hosted by softball only, yet still had a terrific outcome. The auction was held in the Live Oak High cafeteria with the help of the school’s media team and Vice Principal Gary Jones.
The turnout for the auction was a surprising, yet heartwarming sign of the Watson community sticking together during the rough times the COVID-19 pandemic has presented. Head coach, Katie Roux-Prescott, is overjoyed by the support from the community, “We are grateful to be a part of a school and community that comes together in hard times and finds ways to support our young athletes.” The auction was organized by the softball team’s staff in order to raise money for the upcoming 2020-2021 season. The softball team was very humbled by the love shown by the community and were very excited to interact with them. Senior third- baseman Katie Van Der Mark feels the auction was a great success and allowed the softball team to showcase their hard work, “It created a platform to represent our culture and values we work on every single day. I don’t think it could have gone any better.” With the community turnout and the support of Watson, the softball team is very confident in their upcoming season and is thankful for the community that stands behind them and vice versa.
Mid- Terms 2020
Posted December 3, 2020
Written By: Kailyn Rodgers
Mid- terms are a busy time of the year for everyone. For students, the weeks before mid- terms are filled with study guides, cram packets, and late nights spent studying. For teachers, these weeks are filled with reviewing, helping their students bring up their grades, and preparing their students to test on everything they have learned since August. It is unclear whether testing will be different this year, or if we will be able to maintain the same schedule we have used in past years. This year, the school has a whole new challenge thrown at them during mid- term season. Everyone is trying to keep as many students on campus as possible. During the time between Thanksgiving break and midterms, excitement for Christmas is sparked in both teachers and students alike. Although extra precautions must be taken, everyone is trying to hold on to their Christmas spirit and their excitement for break to guide them through these ever-changing times.
Posted December 3, 2020
Written by Leisa Munson
Thanksgiving break is a time all students look forward to. A break from school, especially with the year we’ve had, is what we all need. During Thanksgiving break, us students will be able to not worry about getting school work complete, but we will be able to sit back and spend time with our family and friends. We can spend time with people that mean the most to us, as well as give thanks that we are able to take off of school and see our families. Some students may use the break as a getaway and go on vacation to enjoy their time away from school. It’s important that we all see how important it is to be able to take time off to see our families and friends, without worrying about school or work. It is the biggest blessing to have to be able to sit down and just spend time with your loved ones.
Posted November 2020
Swim Meets 2020
Posted October 8, 2020
Written by Ross Alexander
The start of the 2020-21 school year came with unforeseen changes and calculated measures to keep LOHS Swimming City Meet Highlights:
Girls Finals Swimmers:
Sylvia White finished 10th overall in her 200 yard Individual Medley and 20th overall in her 50 yard Freestyle, qualifying her for State.
Olivia Chenier finished 17th overall in her 100 yard Freestyle and 19th in her 50 yard Freestyle, qualifying her for State.
Girls 200 yard Medley Relay finished 10th overall. (Addison Kiger, Olivia Chenier, Sylvia White, Emily Tullos)
Girls 200 yard Freestyle Relay finished 9th overall. (Sylvia White, Addison Kiger, Hannah Bass, Olivia Chenier)
Boys Finals Swimmers:
Haddox Hebert finished 18th in his 50 yard Freestyle.
Posted October 10, 2020
Back to School
Posted October 8, 2020
Written by Emma Brooks
The start of the 2020-21 school year came with unforeseen changes and calculated measures to keep students and faculty safe. With changes to schedules, both daily and weekly, students and teachers are adapting to these changes with patience and practice.
The change in class size still allows students to learn as if they were in a full classroom. Virtual classrooms allow for students to stay on track even on their days off and to complete past and current assignments on time. These adjustments are definitely not the norm, but they allow for life, at school and at home, to coincide as best as possible. Some students, however, come all five days and others do not come at all. These choices on how you attend school between full-time or all virtual allows for students and parents to explore options and stay safe. Online lessons allow teachers to stay in contact with students at all times. The teachers are working very closely with pupils and fellow teachers to make sure each student is learning the correct material and at the correct pace.
While this year has come with some unexpected changes, both our diligent teachers and students are learning how to best work together to make this school year a success.
Posted October 6, 2020
Monday - Villian Day
If students wear jeans they must go with their outfit. If students wear leggings they must have shorts over them.
Tuesday - Color it out
Seniors - Black, Juniors - Purple, Sophomore - Green, Freshmen - Red
Students can’t wear jeans on this day.. if you do not have colored pants that match with your grade then you can wear black bottoms with a shirt that matches the grades color
Wednesday - Music Day
Seniors - Rock, Juniors - Country, Sophomores - Pop, Freshmen - Rap
Same rules as Monday.. no inappropriate messages or images
Thursday - Throw back Thursday or Flash Forward
Students will either wear their future career or recreate a picture of themselves when they were little
Friday - Blue and Gold Day
Same rules as Monday! If students wear leggings they MUST have shorts over them.