Hammond Eastside PreK students celebrate the Louisiana tradition of Mardi Gras by hosting their own parade for the lower elementary students. Within the unit of "How We Express Ourselves" students are learning how their lifestyles influence creativity. Students enjoyed using their creativity to design floats, masks, hats, and costumes. Pictured is PreK student Lanie Babin ready to roll with the "Krewe of Creativity" on Friday, February 5, 2016.
O.W. Dillon Elementary would like to congratulate custodian Willie Jean Walls on receiving the "Enos J. Bailey" Above and Beyond Award. The award was presented at the Tangipahoa Parish School Board meeting on Tuesday, February 2nd.
Syndee Brown, Bridging Communications Partner with Hammond Eastside Magnet, works on the makeup for Chaluh Rock who is playing the role of Nala in "The Lion King, Jr." Madison Greer is also playing the role of Nala in the production. Syndee Brown is a long time supporter of the arts in our community and brings her talent to this year's Hammond Eastside Magnet's production at the Columbia Theatre. Pictured is Syndee Brown with Chaluh Rock.
The new Every Student Succeeds Act has positive changes that will apply to certified teachers who are currently seeking Highly Qualified status in a core teaching area through Praxis exams and/or coursework. If you are one of these teachers, please contact Karen Mizell in the TPSS Title I office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 985-310-2171 for more information.
You Be the Chemist Winners for 2016 are pictured above: Valerie Massie-Boyer from Bercen; Theresa Hamilton - Chief Academic Officer; Luke Lewis – 4th place from Sumner Middle; Simon Poche – 3rd place from Vinyard Elementary; Shamitha Thumma – 2nd place from Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet; Nathan Gendron – 1st place from Hammond Westside Middle; Dr. Dan McCarthy, Dean of Science and Technology at SLU;
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Mrs. Karley R. Cooper, Business Teacher, has been offering a Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) class to students at Sumner High School as part of the new Jump Start Initiative in Louisiana schools. The CIW course is also offered online to students in other parish schools. CIW has been identified by the Workforce Commission as a high-wage, high demand job in Louisiana.The students pictured above have their certificates for the Site Development Associate portion of the certification. This spring they will complete the Internet Business Associate and Network Technology Associate portions of the CIW certification. Thanks students for your hard work and dedication. Front Row L-R: Elaine Conger, Heather Simpson, Sydney Slade; Back Row L-R: Christopher Koster, Braydon Murphy, Nicholas Dykes;
Hammond Eastside Magnet IB World School accomplished an amazing event on Thursday, January 14, 2016, during our annual Art Gala with the theme “Creativity Connects the World”. Over 1500 students, parents, school board members, and community partners were enriched and overjoyed with the activities that included a performance of many children involving all aspects of the arts: Dance, Drama, and Music. The halls of HEM were arrayed with glorious works of art from clay, glass, sculpture, canvas, and many other forms of child created works. A silent auction was held and many people said it was the best event yet at our school. Bravo to our team of educators and staff that provide excellence in the arts to our children and our community. It was a smashing success. Shout out always to our leader, Principal Stephen Labbe. Pictured above: 8th grade students researched local artist George Rodrigue and his famous Blue Dog paintings. They created their own version of the Blue Dog. More images of the event can be seen in the photo gallery on the school’s website: http://www.tangischools.org/Page/27050
Dr. Steven G. Hall, Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator at Louisiana State University's Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering visited Mrs. Karley R. Cooper's Business classes at Sumner High School on Thursday, January 14, 2016. His presentation was titled "Scarebots: Autonomous Vehicles Help Farmers and the Environment." He explained that these Scarebots are used in catfish ponds to scare predatory birds away to protect farmers' fish crops. The Scarebot is patented. He explained that the autonomous robot was low maintenance, power supply assured, intelligent, adaptive, inexpensive, and robust. The students commented that, "The lake thing was really cool." The initiative "Speaking of Science" is sending Louisiana researchers into the classroom to talk to students. It is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Board of Regents' Louisiana Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.Front Row L-R: Laramie McElveen, Dr. Steven G. Hall, Dawson Blalock, Neven Mobley, Jessica Duran; Back Row L-R: Destiny Barnett, Austin Ballow, Joe'Quarious Simmons;
Whether it's your tot just starting out or your twelve-year-old gearing up for another season, Chappapeela is the place to be! Early registration for recreation t-ball, softball, and baseball is open now through April 11 for $75 per player. Late registration for this league will begin on April 12 for $85 per player and close on April 22.
Practices for recreation ball will begin the week of May 2 with the season opener to follow on May 24. There will be a mandatory coaches meeting prior to the practices. To register online you can visit our website at www.playcsp.com/oursports .
Mrs. McDonald-Tallo's English II class at Loranger High School created videos during their unit on the types of persuasion. Take a look at their Public Service Announcement on Texting and Driving.
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Loranger High School February 29 – March 10, 2016
Deadline to register Feb. 22, 2016
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Independence High School March 7 - 18, 2016
Deadline to register March 1, 2016
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Any questions, you may call Carla Kirkland 985-748-2511.
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...
In an effort to make information more available to the public, the Tangipahoa Parish School Board unanimously approved a “paperless board meeting” computer software. In order to do so, Board meeting agenda preparation and dissemination will be done through a program called BoardDocs. Read more...
Woodland Park Elementary Magnet School became 100 days smarter this week as the students and faculty celebrated the 100th day of school. The day was filled with fun skill-related activities focused on the 100th day celebration. Click here to see more pictures.
Mr. Frank Fekete's Construction Class students at Independence High are working on their current project.