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Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Dear Parents, Alumni, and Friends,


We are so excited for the start of this new school year and the endless opportunities that it brings for spiritual and academic growth, co-curricular activities, new friendships, and memorable moments that will become lifetime memories. The senior class has already assumed the role of campus leader and has begun planning events that will make this year a truly special one. We welcome in a special way the 8th grade class and new students in other grade levels, and our hope is that you feel at home in your new Cardinal family.


We are very blessed to welcome the following educators to the E. D. White family:


• Mrs. Samantha Constant - Math
• Ms. Melanie Happel - Science
• Mrs. Erin Vaughn - Math and Social Studies


Student schedules and important Orientation Day information were mailed on Monday, July 23, 2018. Orientation Day is the first official school day for students, and it is vital that students are present. Please refer to the 2018-2019 Student-Parent Handbook posted on the school’s website, www.edwhite.org and on PlusPortals for dress and grooming policies. We want the first day of school to be a positive one for our students, so it is important that they are in proper uniform. We appreciate your support in helping your child to adhere to the dress code throughout the school year. If you have any questions regarding hairstyles or grooming issues, please contact Ms. Charlotte Smith before school begins.


We are blessed to live in a community so rich in faith and service. This was evident in the support for Mrs. Karen Charpentier, our South/Central Lafourche bus driver, after her home burned in early June. Students, faculty, family, friends, church parish members, and strangers helped in too many ways to count. Because Mrs. Karen has been a faithful prayer warrior for so many people during her lifetime, it was with JOY that everyone had the chance to repay her. Also, the tremendous response to the sudden illness of sophomore Allie LeBlanc was simply amazing. From weekly rosaries to beach volleyball tournaments to family fundraisers, the students and family friends united to support the LeBlanc family and pray for miracle after miracle. As Allie’s mom closed each of her Caring Bridge posts, “Jesus, we trust in you.”


We never take for granted that you have chosen our school to be a part of your child’s spiritual and academic journey. May the Lord continue to bless your family and its commitment to Catholic education.






Michelle R. Chiasson '86, Principal