Tangipahoa Parish School System has developed a partnership agreement with a childcare center participating in the Tangipahoa Parish Early Childhood Community Network to provide a LA 4 Pre-K class for students in the Ponchatoula area. The Pre-K class will operate 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and have the same holidays as the Tangipahoa Parish School System. The class will have a certified teacher and utilize a standards-based curriculum. Tuition will be free to families qualifying according to income guidelines. For registration information, contact Keri Wickham, Pre-K Coordinator – (985) 748-2539.
A limited number of slots are also available at Amite Elementary Magnet and Independence Elementary. For registration information, call Amite Elementary - 748-6953 or Independence Elementary 878-4946.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, Hammond Eastside Principal, Maureen Terese, received the following message from the Director General of the International Baccalaureate: “On behalf of the International Baccalaureate (IB), it is my privilege to inform you that Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School is to become an authorized IB World School, Primary Years Programme (PYP). Congratulations on your considerable accomplishment. – Siva Kumari, IB Director General.” We commend Hammond Eastside’s educators, students, families, and community members for their active roles in helping the school become an authorized IB World School, Primary Years Programme (PYP).