LEAP 2025 Academic Pep Rally

As the school year draws to a close, students and staff prepare for the state mandated LEAP test. Here is the opportunity for students to show what they know. All students in grades 3-8 will spend a week testing according to the state of Louisiana’s directives.

Since state testing began in the ’90s, students and faculty have found it stressful. To put our scholars at ease, we always use the Friday before testing begins for our Academic Pep Rally.

The entire student body and staff takes part in attempting to put the test takers at ease. A “can do spirit” is promoted. We’ve got teachers dancing and singing, our youngest students encouraging. This year had parents taking part in encouraging achievement (thanks Super Dad and Mom for your words of encouragement).

A celebration of the year’s lessons and a proclamation of “how we do school” is expressed. Each homeroom is judged on their spirit, participation, and creativity. As the judges tally the final scores, the last performance of the 8th girls of the auxiliary units and the awesome band from Warrior Land takes place. The judges confer and make their final decision. The competition was especially intense this year for the coveted “Spirit Stick.” Where would it end up?

Since its inception, it has always remained on the first floor. But not this year! Ms. Simmons’s 8th Grade homeroom presented the most spirited presentation of the afternoon, bringing the stick upstairs to middle school. Awesome!

Now let’s slay that test!