The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge in partnership with First Lady of Louisiana Donna Edwards, is conducting an essay contest for eighth grade students. Winners of the essay contest will receive a special invitation from the First Lady to attend an Evening at the Governor’s Mansion with Joey Alexander on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Joey Alexander is a 14 year-old internationally recognized piano prodigy, known for his jazz improvisational skills. Winners will have the opportunity to meet the Governor and First Lady, as well as Joey Alexander, who will perform for invited guests. Click here for Contest guidelines.
The students in Ms. Philipson's Science classes at Nalbany Middle School recently completed ecosystem projects where they identified a food web and either wrote a descriptive narrative or poem about their ecosystem. Featured is Alexis Pitts, displaying excellence with her rain-forest ecosystem. Click here to read a copy of her poem.
The fifth grade Jr. Beta members of Roseland Montessori School placed 1st, in District 9, Division 1-Tower of Power competition. This competition required the students to make a tower from straws using only scissors and masking tape. The tower had to hold a tennis ball for 60 seconds and be the tallest out of all schools competing. Pictured are: Dominic Harrelson, Chloe Dupont, Emalee McCain, Madison Ackerman, and Laney Saragusa;
On Friday, January 13, 2017, Hammond Westside Montessori held it's annual school spelling bee. The winner from the school spelling bee will compete in the Louisiana Children's Discovery Center's Regional Spelling Bee in March. The HWM winner is Dixid Moore. Dixid is a fifth grade student in Mrs. Folk and Mrs. Ziegler's class. He is the son of Evelyn and Dixid Moore and also participates in the TPSS Gifted Program. The first place winner is Edmond Weathersby and the second place winner is Olivia Onyeardor.
Pictured from left to right on the front row is Edmond Weathersby, Dixid Moore, and Olivia Onyeador. Pictured from left to right on the back row is Leslie Cuti, Curriculum Support Teacher and Spelling Bee Judge, Amanda McDaniel, Interventionist and Spelling Bee Judge, and Becky Navarra, Administrative Assistant and School Spelling Bee Coordinator.
Eighth graders at Roseland Montessori ALMOST escaped in the BreakoutEDU session with Mrs. Kay Saragusa. Students had to use the mathematics skills of estimating square roots on a number line to solve the clues. All math classes this week will have the opportunity to see if they can "Breakout" of the box in the allotted time. BreakoutEDU is a tool to engage all students with hands-on learning while building the skills of collaboration, communication and creativity using the Louisiana Student Standards curriculum.
Principals were recognized for their school performance during the December Administrator Meeting. Principals recognized were Melissa Ryan, Principal of Vinyard Elementary 90.3, Superintendent of Schools, Mark Kolwe, Daniel Strickland, Principal of Ponchatoula High 87. 9, Bobby Matthews, Principal of Ponchatoula Jr. High, 87.1, Anthony Sciortino, Principal of Champ Cooper 86.5 and Gary Porter, Principal of Amite Elementary was recognized as a Top Gains School.
On Tuesday, December 20, Amite Elementary Magnet School celebrated being the only Top Gain School in the District with an Academic Pep Rally, AEMS has moved from a D to C school! In attendance were the Amite High Magnet's Band and Cheerleaders who motivated students to keep working hard. Also, Ms. Theresa Hamilton was there to encourage students to be CHAMPS academically and to strive for success. It was a wonderful experience!
Act 303 authorizes a person who is no longer enrolled in a public school but was identified as a student with a disability and who previously failed to receive a high school diploma or was denied graduation solely for failing to meet the state high school graduation exit examination requirements, to petition his or her city, parish, or other local public school board to receive a high school diploma. Such petitions shall be submitted to Mrs. Cheryl Kirkland Braud, Director of Special Education by December 31, 2017. Tangipahoa Parish School System will transmit diploma requests to the Louisiana Department of Education in accordance with LDOE procedures and guidelines.
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The Board has begun implementation of the Alternate Student Assignment Plan approved by U.S. District Court Judge Ivan Lemelle on June 2, 2015. The Alternate Student Assignment Plan is based upon adjustment of attendance zones, grade restructuring, and utilization of existing and new magnet programs. Read full story...
O.W.Dillon Leadership Academy recently held their annual spelling bee. The top three students are (left to right) first grader Tyran Cooper, 2nd place; third grader Jordan Cooper, 3rd place; fourth grader Makalah Dyson, 1st place.
Hammond Eastside second grader, Anna Johnson, plays The First Noel and Joy to the World for her classmates in Mrs. Tawnya Smith's second grade class at Hammond Eastside Magnet. Anna has been taking lessons at Southeastern's Community Music School since she was five. Hammond Eastside is a performing arts magnet school.