Mid City community photo gallery for Jan. 28, 2016 _lowres

Photo provided by Lisa Black Cossé -- Beth Jones’ eighth-grade class at Sacred Heart of Jesus School includes, first row from left, Tyler Toussant, Anthony Tempanaro, Emily DeMeulenaere and Elise Encalade; second row, Alex Colbert, Kylon Haynes, Kendall Ourso, Ashley Stevens, Caroline Dazzio, Maggie Hurdle, Abby Wall, Amelia Cave and Caroline Feduccia; third row, Trey Spears, Emily Reynaud, Mikiyah Parker, Faith Woods, Carlette Dunn, Jane Singleton, Caroline Creech and Abby Ligon; and back row, Jake Strupp, Seth Hardin, London Scott, Ben Bookman, Ty Grenfell, Kelvin Givens, Beau Brown and Martin Helouin.

This week’s Classroom Spotlight is Beth Jones’ eighth-grade class at Sacred Heart of Jesus School. The students were asked:

  • What is your favorite memory of Sacred Heart of Jesus School?
  • BEN BOOKMAN: “Being able to meet new people when I came here and being able to make good friendships with them. Also, I like being able to play on the sports teams with them and work together as a team.”
  • BEAU BROWN: “When I first walked through the door of the pre-K classroom and everyone started greeting me even though they didn’t know me. One of my other favorite memories is when we first served in Mass.”
  • AMELIA CAVE: “My favorite thing about Sacred Heart is the friends I make. Most or all of my closest friends have gone or go to Sacred Heart. I know I can trust all of them.”
  • ALEX COLBERT: “My first day here and all the students who were so kind to me. It’s tough going to a new school in junior high, but Sacred Heart made it great.”
  • CAROLINE CREECH: “When I decided to join the volleyball team. It was my first time playing, and my teammates really helped me improve my skills and encouraged me. Now it’s my favorite sport and I can’t wait to sign up again.”
  • CAROLINE DAZZIO: “When I met Caroline Feduccia on my first day here. Since that day, Caroline and I have gotten very close and our friendship has become stronger. I am so thankful for her and everything at Sacred Heart that has helped our friendship to grow.”
  • EMILY DEMEULENAERE: “When I was in pre-K and we had eighth-grade buddies, I remember having ‘kite day,’ and we went out to the baseball field and we got to play with kites.”
  • CARLETTE DUNN: “Walking up to school and seeing smiling faces of children and adults. It really shows how happy people are to come to school.”
  • ELISE ENCALADE: “Meeting my best friends. Another favorite memory I have is youth group and eighth-grade ambassadors. It’s nice to look forward to a fun activity on Friday nights, and I also enjoy helping out around the school with my classmates and friends.”
  • CAROLINE FEDUCCIA: “When I was in the fourth-grade Mardi Gras parade. The theme was Disney and I got Cinderella and, when I walked by the little kids, they were so excited and I felt like a princess.”
  • KELVIN GIVENS: “The first year that I came was my fifth-grade year and it was exciting.”
  • TY GRENFELL: “The most important memory is the friendships. I have talked about going to Australia and going to New York on New Year’s with some of these people. You just don’t find that bond every day.”
  • SETH HARDEN: “Christmas caroling in December. It is very fun and upbeat. The pre-K through second-graders are the funniest and they are also the loudest.”
  • KYLON HAYNES: “My first day of school in sixth grade. The kids welcomed me here and showed me around and became my friends. Another is the Halloween walk that raises money to help kids with diabetes. It is so much fun seeing others in their costumes.”
  • MARTIN HELOUIN: “This is my third year here, since I started school in sixth grade. I think that through these years my favorite memory is the first day.”
  • MAGGIE HURDLE: “The eighth grade vs. teachers volleyball game. This is my favorite memory because it is one of the last things you get to do as an eighth-grader.”
  • ABBY LIGON: “Sacred Heart is my second home. I have gone here for 10 years. This causes me to have a deep connection with my teachers and classmates forever. My favorite memory of Sacred Heart will always be those Wednesday Masses.”
  • KENDALL OURSO: “Having been at Sacred Heart since pre-K, my favorite memories include the lifelong friends I’ve made here.”
  • MIKIYAH PARKER: “Growing up with my classmates and teachers because of how nice and kind they have been to me.”
  • EMILY REYNAUD: “My favorite year was in third grade. We were able to participate in many activities together with the other homeroom. Our teachers were excellent at teaching me.”
  • LONDON SCOTT: “When Mrs. Whatley taught me everything I needed to know. She was always there for me. She encouraged me to do very well on my test. She was one of my favorite teachers.”
  • JANE SINGLETON: “When some of my friends and I were outside in After-School, sitting under a tree. One of my friends said something very funny and made all of us laugh. My best friend and I couldn’t stop laughing.”
  • TREY SPEARS: “I have enjoyed a lot of events we have, especially Fall Fest. I have also made a lot of good friends.”
  • ASHLEY STEVENS: “My favorite things about SHS are my friends. I’ve known half of these people for 10 years and we are much more than friends. We are a Tiger-proud Sacred Heart family.”
  • JAKE STRUPP: “The friendly people around when you are there. The faculty and staff care for everyone and make sure they are all safe. And finally, it is so easy to make friends here if you are new.”
  • ANTHONY TEMPANARO: “My whole fourth-grade year, because we had the best teacher, Mrs. Lisa Perry. Mrs. Perry gave us birthday brownies and taught us a lot about religion.”
  • TYLER TOUSSANT: “My first Fall Fest in kindergarten. It was new, exciting and very fun.”
  • ABBY WALL: “How my classmates and I have been together so long that they are definitely part of my family.”
  • FAITH WOODS: “In the third and fourth grades, meeting my best friend and taking classes from Mrs. Whatley and Mrs. Perry. After I leave for high school, I know I will always look back with fondness and love for Sacred Heart.”