The site MySchoolBucks will be disabled on Monday, May 22, 2017 as we work to close out our school year. The site will not be available to make payments until we go online again after the summer.
Graduation exercises for the Tangipahoa School System have begun with the partnership program at the Northshore Technical College for students seeking the HiSET diploma (formally GED) as well as industry based certificates. Three students also received a diploma from their traditional high school. Through the dual enrollment program eight students were able to earn college credit at the Northshore Technical Community College. Rhea Marrs, who is the program administrator, said she was so pleased with the success of the program. Students who completed the program have the knowledge and skills to either continue at the Northshore Technical Community College, enter the workforce or both. Our goal is to increase the educational opportunities for students who have elected to take the non-traditional high school experience.
We have some amazing things happening at Hammond Westside! Employees on the campus are encouraged to give a shout out to a colleague seen being amazing. The person receiving the shout out is awarded 2 PBIS points and their names are entered into a drawing to win a prize each month. The concept of accentuating the positive and lifting the spirits of our Hammond Westside family is seen daily in emails of encouragement and praise. Our winner for the drawing held on April 24, 2017 is Ms. Sarah Brabham, pictured here with Principal Jason Oller. The prize this month was a beautiful Easter Basket! Congratulations, Ms. Brabham!
John Cranford, from Martha Vinyard Elementary School, placed third at the state You be the Chemist Challenge (YES!!) held at LSU on April 29. Way to go!
Students dismiss half-day
Thursday, May 25th
Students' last day of school is Thursday, May 25, 2017. All schools will follow their half-day schedule.
Dianne Cothern's 1st grade class at Champ Cooper Elementary connected with the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, Georgia, through the use of video conferencing technology. They learned about many different types of butterflies, their habitats, migration, and their characteristics! They made a butterfly puppet as well!
Wildcats Show Appreciation
Kindergarten students in Ms. Tara Halaris’ at Woodland Park Magnet School celebrated Police Appreciation Week. The students created different crafts throughout the day, talked about how important it is to have police in our community, and how they keep us safe. The tokens of our appreciation will be delivered to Tangipahoa Sheriff's Office. As many of our Wildcats want to be a police officers as they grow up, this was a very exciting and fun learning experience.
Registration for brand new students attending grades K-12 in Tangipahoa Parish School System for the 2017-18 school year will begin on Monday, April 3, 2017 at one of the TPSS Registration Centers. Click here to read the requirements and procedures for registration.
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.
Forms can be mailed to:
Patrica Foster, principal of Perrin Early Learning Center, and Lorinda Elzy, Assistant Principal, knock out a fun week of action packed adventures with their faculty and staff.
Jewel M. Sumner High School attends the FBLA State Conference in Lafayette
The Entrepreneurship Team placed 4th in the State.
The students were accompanied by English IV and Publications teacher, Deana P. Simmons, and Business Teacher and FBLA Sponsor, Karley R. Cooper. The parent chaperones were an immense help in getting students to and from the Lafayette Cajundome and accommodating all the different testing schedules. Thanks students for representing Sumner High School and Tangipahoa Parish so well.
The Board began 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, all designed to enhance educational opportunities and further the desegregation of the school system.
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