In this article:
|Start your new year with 4-H!|
|Stay Connected with 4-H|
|Rockin’ 4-H Records Workshop|
|Stay Updated with St. Charles Parish 4-H News|
|MLK Geaux Green Service Project|
|4-H Leadership Opportunities|
|4-H Citizenship/Community Service Projects|
|4-H Awards and Recognition|
|Live 4-H Update Podcast|
|Getting to Know St. Charles Parish Field Study|
|How do I join the St. Charles Parish 4-H Program?|
|Join a 4-H Project Club!|
|4-H Photography Contest|
|4-H Virtual Pet Show Contest|
|4-H Beef Poster Contest|
|Things to do for 4-H in January|
|4-H Senior Honor Cord – Award for current 12th grade members|
|4-H Senior Jacket Award – Award for current 12th grade members|
|4-H Junior Leadership Conference (JLC) – One-day adventure for current 8th – 12th grade members|
|Louisiana 4-H Foundation Scholarships - Scholarship Applications for graduating senior 4-H members|
|St. Charles Parish 4-H Spotlight|
|Monthly Lesson: Rockin’ Your 4-H Records|
Happy New Year, 4-H’ers! We hope that all of you are ready to start your new year by participating in the many opportunities that 4-H has to offer. Now is the time to try something new—a new contest, activity, or maybe even a new project club! Check out the newsletter for more details and remember to mark those important dates and deadlines on your new calendars at home!
As we embrace the use of technology during this time, we are asking all 4-H members to stay connected with the St. Charles Parish 4-H Program by requesting access to our St. Charles Parish 4-H General Information Google Classroom and/or Microsoft Team by completing the St. Charles Parish 4-H General Information Virtual Access Form. Once members are granted access to these formats, they will be provided with additional 4-H updates, resources, and opportunities. (Click on the bolded links to access the form. If you have questions, contact the 4-H office at 985-785-4473 or the 4-H Agent at email@example.com.) For additional resources, check out our websites.
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Join the 4-H Agent for a Live Virtual Workshop to learn how to Rock Your 4-H Records! This workshop is geared toward St. Charles Parish 4-H members in 4th-12th grade. The workshop will be conducted via Microsoft Teams. If you have a 4-H project book and/or portfolio, please bring it so you can look through it to follow along. The workshop will be held on the following date:
As many 4-H opportunities have gone virtual, communication is key to keeping up-to-date. This year St. Charles Parish 4-H is providing several venues for 4-H members and families to stay updated with 4-H News. Click on the link for each to access our different methods of communication.
For 4-H updates information,
complete the form for access by
clicking the link above. We highly
recommend for all 4-H members to
complete this form to have access
to 4-H resources through one or
both of these formats.
Like or Follow this page for daily
posts, updates, and resources.
Visit website for all LSU AgCenter
St. Charles 4-H Instagram @scp4h
Follow us on Instagram for
highlights and announcements.
During the week of January 18-22, 2021, we will be celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.’s National Day of Service. This year we encourage our 4-H’ers to Geaux Green during Quarantine! Consider helping your community and environment during this week by participating in at least 1 service project. Some ideas include planting your own garden or tree, making something useful out of recycled material, using reusable bags, shopping at the local Farmer’s Market to support local farmers, reusing scrap paper, collecting rainwater to use to water your plants, or maybe one of your own ideas! Take a photo or video of you participating in the service project and complete the 4-H MLK Geaux Green Service Project Form for a chance to win a door prize.
Throughout this year 4th – 12th grade 4-H members are encouraged to complete a 4-H Portfolio, which focuses on record-keeping skills and is helpful when completing award, scholarship, and future job applications. Prizes or opportunities will be awarded to top members who complete the 4-H Portfolio. In addition to completing your 4-H Story and the other sections of the 4-H Portfolio, read the newsletter for opportunities to list in your 4-H Portfolio this year. Download a Digital Version of the 4-H Portfolio to begin working.
St. Charles Parish 4-H is offering the following leadership opportunities this month. List your participation in these activities in the 4-H Leadership (Section 2) of your 4-H Portfolio.
Live 4-H Update Podcast
4-H Records Workshop
LA 4-H JLC (Jr. Leader Conference)
Getting to Know St. Charles Parish Field Study
4-H Jr. Leader Club
Use your hands to larger service by participating in 4-H Service Projects. List your participation in the 4-H Citizenship/Community Service (Section 3) of your 4-H Portfolio.
4-H MLK Geaux Green Service Project
Read the newsletter for more details on each of these projects. If you need verification of
service hours for another organization, contact the 4-H Agent.
There are several award opportunities this month for 4-H members. List your participation in the 4-H Awards and Recognition (Section 3) of your 4-H Portfolio.
4-H Photography Contest
4-H Pet Show Contest
4-H Beef Poster Contest
4-H Senior Honor Cord
4-H Senior Jacket
LA 4-H Scholarship
Join the 4-H Agent and other 4-H’ers throughout St. Charles Parish in a Live Virtual Meeting Update Podcast through Microsoft Teams. The Live 4-H Update Podcast will be held on St. Charles Parish Public Schools early dismissal days. A link to join the meeting will be posted in the St. Charles Parish General Information Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams, so be sure to complete the form to have access. A recording of the meetings will be uploaded to these formats. The Live 4-H Update Podcast Dates are as follows:
The Getting to Know St. Charles Parish Field Study will include virtual tours of various aspects of St. Charles Parish, which will be posted on the St. Charles Parish General Information Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams. Take a quiz for each tour for a chance to win prizes. Enjoy learning more about our beautiful community!
All students K-12th grade have an opportunity to join a 4-H Club. You may join your school club and/or a community club. Yes, you can be a member of more than one 4-H club. These are a few tips on how to join a 4-H club.
Complete and submit a
4-H Enrollment Form
See 4-H Club Leader for Form.
See 4-H Club Leader for club dues
amount and payment methods.
Submit Any Other Forms
See 4-H Club Leader for any
additional forms needed to join
This section is dedicated to
frequently asked questions. If you
have any 4-H questions, please
contact 4-H Agent Kali Zammit at
Why is there more than one Google Classroom?
If you are in a school club that has
a Google Classroom, you will
participate in that school club
through that Google Classroom. To
learn about parish, regional, state,
and extra 4-H opportunities, we
want people to join the 4-H
General Information Google
Classroom too to receive updates
and links to Live Meetings
conducted by the parish 4-H Agent.
For more information or to join any of the project clubs listed below, please contact the St. Charles Parish LSU AgCenter (4-H) Office at 985-785-4473 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Many of our 4-H project clubs are being conducted virtually until further notice. To sign up for a project club or to gain access for more information, please click on the club name link to access the online form.
During the upcoming months, 4-H members are encouraged to explore the world of photography by participating in monthly 4-H Photography Contests. To participate in the photography contest, complete the form by clicking on the link that coordinates with the month and topic. All forms must be completed by the last day of the corresponding month. Photos may be submitted early. No late submissions will be accepted. Official rules are listed in the online form.
4-H Photography Contest Categories and Links to Submission Forms:
January – Animals - Photo of animal or group of animals that captures natural habitat
February – Still Life - Photo of inanimate object or group of objects
Do you have a pet that you take care of at home? Well, we would like to hear all about it! Consider participating in our 4-H Pet Show Contest by submitting a video of you and your pet while answering a few questions. Complete the 4-H Pet Show Contest Form by January 18, 2021. Entries will be featured in a Virtual Pet Show during the week of January 25-29, 2021 on our St. Charles Parish 4-H Facebook Page.
Rules for the 4-H Beef Poster Contest are as follows: (Entries are due to 4-H School Leader or 4-H Office by February 26, 2021. If submitting to 4-H Office, call 985-785-4473 to schedule drop off. No late entries will be accepted.)
Each month 4-H’ers will be provided with a list of upcoming opportunities on a parish, regional, state, and/or national level. Contact the 4-H Agent or visit the St. Charles Parish LSU AgCenter Website under “4-H Youth Development” for all rules, applications, and more information.
Current graduating senior 4-H members may apply to receive a 4-H honor cord to wear for graduation. 4-H Honor Cords will be awarded in spring. This is a Louisiana State 4-H Award. To apply, visit the Louisiana 4-H Honor Cord Application Website. Application deadline: January 29, 2021 (No late applications will be accepted.)
Current graduating senior 4-H members may apply to receive a 4-H senior jacket to wear to show off their 4-H accomplishments. Jackets will be awarded in the winter. To apply, visit theSt. Charles Parish 4-H Senior Jacket Online Application. Application deadline: January 31, 2021 (No late applications will be accepted.)
This is a conference hosted by youth leaders of the Louisiana 4-H Executive Board. This year, members will have the option to select one of three days to participate in this one-day conference. The event will be from 9:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. There is a limited number of youth who may attend. To receive more information on this opportunity, complete theSt. Charles Parish 4-H JLC Application. Application deadline: January 31, 2021 (No late applications will be accepted. Please submit applications as early as possible since this is a quick turn-around and space is limited.)
Graduating senior members may apply for scholarships through the Louisiana 4-H Foundation toward continuing education. Contact the 4-H Agent at email@example.com for an application. Application deadline: February 19, 2021.
1st – Rhyan Rodriguez (ESE)
1st – Melia Clement (RJV)
2nd Ryder Maxie (ESE)
3rd Ethan Bellanger (JBM)
Blue Ribbon: MacKenzie Bellanger (LWE)
Ciaralyn Coleman (LWE)
Jordyn Lewis (RKS)
1st Melia Clement (RJV)
2nd Ethan Bellanger (JBM)
3rd MacKenzie Bellanger (LWE)
Ciaralyn Coleman (LWE)
All-Around Style Contest:
1st MacKenzie Bellanger (LWE)
2nd Ethan Bellanger (JBM)
3rd Ciaralyn Coleman
Talent Show Contest:
1st Ethan Bellanger (JBM)
2nd MacKenzie Bellanger
Door Prize Winners:
4-H Week of Service:
Leah Lacoste (ESE)
Ciaralyn Coleman (LWE)
Raven Hermann (LWE)
Sailor Davison (LWE)
Micaela Naquin (LWE)
This month we will focus on organization and communication by taking time to work on your 4-H portfolios this month.
Organization & Communication Activities
Live Rockin’ Your 4-H Records Workshop
Don’t forget to join your 4-H Agent for a Rockin’ Your 4-H Records Workshop