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Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 7, Section 23(C) of the Louisiana Constitution and R.S. 47:1705(B) that a public hearing of the Tangipahoa Parish School System will be held at its regular meeting place at 59656 Puleston Road, Amite, LA 70422 in the Tangipahoa Parish School System Board Room, on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to consider levying additional or increased millage rates without further voter approval or adopting the adjusted millage rates after reassessment and rolling forward to rates not to exceed the prior year’s maximum. The estimated amount of tax revenues to be collected in the next tax year from the increased millage and the amount of increase in taxes attributable to the millage increase are shown here.
A group of Tangipahoa Parish educators attended the 2016 Model Schools Conference in Orlando, Florida recently. These educators attended sessions on building culture and best practices aligned to the Rigor, Relevance, and Relationship Framework.
Twenty TPSS teachers participated in a day long training recently at the Techology Center using Code.org. Vicky Jacobsen from Baton Rouge worked with teachers on using the coding curriculum offered free to teachers and students by Code.org. Code.org's vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. Code.org increases diversity in computer science by reaching students of all backgrounds where they are at their skill-level, in their schools, and in ways that inspire them to keep learning.
Recently, several faculty, staff, and administrators at Woodland Park Communications Magnet School participated in archery training. This is a free training offered through the Office of Wildlife and Fisheries. Pictured below from left to right are Brad Jackson, co-trainer, Nellie Hurtado, Para Educator, Tina Montecino, Curriculum Specialist, Amber Majeau, PE Teacher, Tangee Daugereaux, Assistant Principal, Cheryl Rousseau, Principal, Jessica Keown, 3rd Grade Teacher, Kristen Morales, Secretary, Bryan Neal, 6/7/8th Grade Science Teacher, Folasade Aguilar, Spanish Teacher, and Jan McGovern, Trainer. All participants passed the requirements to be certified to teach archery to the students next year as part of our new PE curriculum. Wildlife and Fisheries will loan the equipment to the school for the 6 to 8 week unit. The school is currently writing a grant to secure their own equipment. Woodland Park has been a Pre-K - K school for the past fifteen years and will become a Pre-k - 8th grade school beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. The faculty and staff are working diligently to prepare for the addition of our older students.
Six Tangi teachers attended the Louisiana Forestry Association Teacher Tour in Pineville, LA this summer. They toured various sites learning about historical and present practices of forestry preservation, lumber processing and production. They earned certifications in Project Learning Tree, Project Wild and Project Wet.
Pictured above the Long Leaf Southern Heritage Museum in Long Leaf, LA.: Jac Lyn Owenby from Hammond High Magnet, Joy Coon from Independence Middle, Bridgette Dicharry from Greenville Park Leadership Academy, Nicole Hebert from Nesom Memorial, Renell Gunter from Hammond High Magnet, and Kiersten Peltier from D.C. Reeves Elementary;
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...
Thanks to the support from the Tangipahoa Parish School System and community, Woodland Park Magnet School has begun its transformation for the 2016-2017 school year. The halls are saying farewell to the PK artwork to make way for the Woodland Park Magnet School Wildcats. A basketball court is being constructed for P.E. classes and practice for Wildcat basketball games.