Behavior Strategists

For Matters Concerning Behavior Assistance Contact:
Supervisor:
Ann Nason

Behavior Strategists
Liaisons to:
Rapides Alternative Learning Center
&
Court System
487.2863 or 473.9693

Senta Johson      Ray Franklin 
Sandy Gatlin   Mistie Smith
Larry Lucas   Ellis Woods
Diahn Fleury   Teresa Coplen

SITE BASED BEHAVIOR STRATEGIST

Melissa Mckinney
Huddle/Hadnot

Tanya Williams
N. Bayou/Brasher

Taurus Batiste
Horseshoe/Martin Park

Jessica Kador
Hadnot/Hall

** For Behavior forms, please see your school Appointed Behavior Strategist

Child Find

A Project of the Rapides Parish School Board

and J.B. Lafargue Special Education Center
 

J.B. Lafargue Special Education Center
Shelly Close, Director

4515 Eddie Williams Ave.  
Alexandria, LA 71302
318.443.4572/Fax 318.473.0356

  • Child Find is a part of Special Education Pupil Appraisal Department housed at J. B. Lafargue Special Education Center.
  • Any individual, age 2 years 9 months to 21 years old who is not in public school, may be referred for a screening and then a possible evaluation if he or she appears to be at risk with overall development in one or more of the following areas: cognitive skills, communication, motor, sensory (vision, hearing), or social emotional.
  • Referrals can be made by the parent/guardian contacting the Child Find Coordinator
  • An appointment will be made for the parent and child to meet with a Social Worker, Adaptive Physical Education Teacher, School Psychologist or Educational Diagnostician, Speech Pathologist, Occupational and/or Physical Therapist if needed.
  • Upon completion of the assessment a written report will be reviewed and a copy given to the parent with specific recommendations to address any concerns that were noted about their child.
  • The parent or legal guardian is a part of every step.
The classification of exceptionalities is determined by specific guidelines and criteria established in the Pupil Appraisal Handbook issued by the Louisiana State Department of Education
If you feel your child is at risk, call 442-0085, and ask forChild Find Intake Secretary.

Elementary Department

Supervisor: Ann Nason
318.443.4572

Elementary Instructional Facilitator:  Colleen Dunstane
Elementary Instructional Facilitator:  denise.oquin@rpsb.us" style="margin:auto;padding:0px;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-stretch:normal;font-size:9pt;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Denise O'Quin
Literacy Interventionist: Marianne Vinson


 

 
Elementary Facilitators 2014-2015
Colleen Dunstane   Denise O’Quin
Barron Acadian
Cherokee Ball
Forest Hill Brasher
Glenmora Elem Buckeye Elem
Hadnot Carter C Raymond
Horseshoe Dormon
J Patrick HR Lawrence
Martin Park Huddle
Oak Hill Elem Lessie Moore
Peabody Montessori Mary Goff
Plainview Nachman
Poland N Bayou
Redwine Northwood
Rosenthal Paradise
Rugg Pineville Elem
Ruby-Wise RTA
Tioga Elem

WO Hall

Gifted & Talented Programs Overview


Contact:  Debbie Meginley

Gifted Program Coordinator
318.443.4572

Goals

The New Horizons Program will:

  • Establish a psychologically secure environment for the development of intra- and inter-personal relationships.
  • Implement a differentiated educational program which will enable each student to achieve his/her maximum intellectual potential.
  • Provide opportunities and resources necessary for each student to develop his area of giftedness.
          

Program Overview

The New Horizons Program in Rapides Parish is primarily divided into two components: enrichment and academic. Both are child-centered where the teacher acts as a  facilitator. 

Enrichment:

  1. The major impetus of the enrichment system is based on the development of cognitive and affective skills. 
  2. These skills are introduced and reinforced through strategies appropriate for gifted students and differentiated teaching methods. 
  3. Children in pre-school, kindergarten, first, second, and third grade participate in an enrichment program. 

Academic

  1. The thrust of the academic program is acceleration through differentiated teaching techniques and curriculum compacting.
  2. Both vertical and horizontal enrichment activities are included in the academic element.
  3.  Students in grades four through twelve are involved in an academic program. 

Homebound


Supervisor:
 Melinda Johnson
phone: (318) 473-8864
fax: (318) 449-3749

Homebound Teachers:  473-9693
Patti Leviner      Elizabeth Hopewell Sherry Stamper
Jeff Robinson Vicki Roberts Melinda Casey
Laura Sanders     
     

Two copies of the criteria for Eligibility Form are required.

HOMEBOUND APPLICATIONS

          You are to keep one copy.
          Give one copy to the referring physician.

Nursing

Coordinator of Nursing Services
Stephanie Bartow

JBL 443-4572

NURSING FORMS

 

You can obtain specific information on safety issues, any medical emergencies and their plans -- for example, some students are allergic to latex

SCHOOL NURSES

CHRISTY FUQUA   BRANDY BROCATO   SUSAN COBURN  
SLOCUM/RTA        445-7185 CAROLINE DORMAN 473-4066 HUDDLE 442-7921
    ACADIAN 487-1202 AMMS 445-5343
THERESA DEVILLE   W.O. HALL 443-9093 BOLTON HIGH 448-3628
PARADISE*** 640-1033 POLAND JR HIGH 445-9224 HADNOT HAYES 445-0031
J. PATRICK 443-5443 A. F. SMITH MIDDLE 445-6241 RUGG 442-4536
PEABODY MAGNET HIGH 448-3457        
PEABODY MONTESSORI 442-5012  MONICA FRAZIER   TONI HASKINS  
TIOGA JR. HIGH 640-9412 HR LAWRENCE 466-5858 CC RAYMOND 776-5489
    BUCKEYE ELEM 466-3233 HORSESHOE 443-0579
LINDA MAXWELL   BUCKEYE HIGH 466-5678 MARTIN PARK 448-1695
PINEVILLE ELEM.*** 442-8154 RUBY WISE 443-6089 PHOENIX MAGNET 445-6296
MARY GOFF 640-3416     RAPIDES HIGH 776-9371
LESSIE MOORE          445-7151 ANGELA NEAL      
PINEVILLE HIGH 442-8990 BALL ELEMENTARY  640-5394 ANN RIVERA  
PINEVILLE JR. 640-0512  BARRON ELEM  445-6860 ROSENTHAL MONT 442-5791
STAR & SKILL   TIOGA ELEM  640-9494 ASH 448-8234
    TIOGA HIGH  640-9661 NACHMAN ELEM 445-7725
TAMMY REED       ALMA REDWINE 442-3177
BRASHER ELEM.*** 442-0878 SYLVIA WALDING      
NORTH BAYOU ELEM 445-4260   CHEROKEE ELEM 442-1987 DEBBIE ARDOIN  
NORTHWOOD HIGH 793-8021  FOREST HILL 748-6844 BRAME 443-3688
OAK HILL ELEM 793-5177  GLENMORA ELEM 748-4200    
OAK HILL HIGH 793-2014 PLAINVIEW

634-5944

   

Evaluation/IEP RN SCHOOL ASSIGNMENTS 2013-2014

Claudette Fink Carmen Lemoine Susan Roy Christy Barton
Child Find / Itinerate Alma Redwine AF Smith Cherokee
Horseshoe Eelm ASH AMMS Forest Hill Elem
JI Barron Elem Ball Eelm Brame Glenmora High
Lessie Moore Buckeye High CC Raymond Glenmora Elm
Julius Patrick Buckeye Elem Hadnot Hayes Huddle Elem
Alpine Christian HR Lawrence LS Rugg North Bayou Elem
Pineville Park Baptist Paradise Peabody  High Northwood
Private Montessori Pineville Elem Rapides High Oak Hill High/Elem
Rapides Home School   Rosenthal Plainview
Yale Deborah Robinson Tioga High Pineville High School
Grace Christian Acadian Tioga Jr High Caroline Dorman Jr High
Cabrini Bolton Phoenix Elem  
CCA Mary Goff    
Menard Nachman Elem Christy Fuqua  
Prompt Succor Poland Jr. High RTA  
ACDS Ruby Wise Slocum  
  Martin Park    
  Peabody Mont    
  WO Hall    
  Mabel Brasher    
  Pineville Jr High    
  Tioga Elem    
       

Pupil Appraisal

Pupil Appraisal includes child search activities, initial screening by school personnel of children suspected of needing special education services, the educational assessment program, evaluation, parent conference, and identification of children who qualify for special education services.

 

JANE ROSHTO

Pupil Appraisal Manager

318.443.5068

 

 

Health

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If you are not a principal and feel you should have access to these forms please email.

Coordinator of Nursing Services
Stephanie Bartow

JBL 443-4572

Click here to access documents

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If you are a parent or school secreatry looking for: Medication Consent Forms or Physician Medication Orders forms.  Please go to "Nursing" on the JB Lafargue website.

J. B. Lafargue Special Education Center

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