First grade students at Midway Elementary School created a poster to advertise their upcoming Christmas Program. The contest winner, Shaun Dangerfield, is pictured with Art Teacher, Jenna Holmes and Principal Glenda O’Banion. Shaun’s poster will be enlarged and copied as Midway’s official advertisement for the program. The students are very excited about this performance and would like to take this opportunity to invite everyone to attend. The program will be held at the Amite High School Auditorium on December 8, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
Over 100 Independence Middle Magnet School students, teachers and community leaders participated in the International Walk to School day on October 5. Pictured from left to right are kneeling: Tyreke Weatherspoon and Elizabeth Lopez; standing: Zitlaly Delacruz, Principal Alexa Hookfin, Independence Mayor Mike Ragusa, and Bethany Ketchum.
Five D.C. Reeves Elementary teachers conducted an "Amazing Math Expedition" at the Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics annual conference recently. Janet Haydel, Denise Gautreaux, Melissa Hebert, Sarah Garcia, and Stacy Perrone, who are also Project iMAST teachers, did a fabulous job and received rave reviews from participants. Take a look these amazing teachers in action.
Tangipahoa Parish Superintendent Mark Kolwe stopped by Amite Elementary Magnet School recently as the Pre-K students in Leigh Anne Lambert's class learned about dental hygiene. Dr. Verges and his dental hygienist, Staci Miller, gave the students a demonstration and read them a story.
Midway Elementary School entered a float in the Hammond Christmas parade for the first time this year. The faculty and staff would like to thank Liuzza Farms and Berry Town Produce for providing the float. Donald Guillot, Kindergarten teacher, built all the snowmen and Christmas trees, painted and coordinated the entire project for Midway. Faculty members helped decorate the float on the morning of the parade. A lot of time and effort was put into the float by a great many people. In the end, it was filled with students, parents, and staff and everyone had a wonderful time! Merry Christmas to all from Midway Elementary School!
Hammond Westside Montessori teachers enjoyed a little holiday fun at school. Teachers participated in a Tacky Teacher contest that encourage teachers to wear their tackiest Christmas attire to school. Pictured front row from left are Becky Navarra, Whitney Driscoll, Kaci Puglia, Jenna Bellina, and Kate Perrilloux. Back row from left are Cathy LeBlanc, Latasha Williams, Brittni Montz, Becky Tobin, Beverly Free, Catherine Inzinna, Naina Kallianpur, Alissa Stewart, Heather Crowe, Tiffany Mitchell-Davis, and Julie Mercante. Winners of the Tacky Teacher contest were Beverly Free, Latasha Williams, and Tiffany Mitchell-Davis.
This year the Tangipahoa Parish School System Central Office Christmas tree and lobby area were decorated by the students at Chesbrough Elementary School. This was a very special treat to CO employees Susanne Crowe, Vicki Blades, and Julie Blackwell because their Kindergarten children and grandchildren, Morgan Crowe, Jonah Blades, and Elijah Blackwell are some of the children who helped make the decorations. The gifted/talented students at Chesbrough also created the beautiful poster of the children dreaming.
D.C. Reeves Elementary has several teachers nominated for their Winter Wonderland Pageant and Diane LeBlanc is one of the nominees! Mrs. Leblanc came to school dressed like the Grinch and told the kids that they needed to vote for Mrs. Leblanc so she could come back to school and the Grinch would go back to Mt. Crumpit. Several of our teachers/nominees have also posted signs around campus, dressed in holiday attire, and campaigned during recess in hopes to win the title. All students and staff members will vote for a 3rd and a 4th grade winner to be crowned Winter Wonderland. The Secretary of State's office will be conducting the election at school and the students will be able to vote on the official voting machines used in local elections.
Announcing the winner of Mrs. Winter Wonderland 2011....
Representing Third Grade for the title of Mrs. Winter Wonderland is Mrs. Sarah Garcia and our Fourth Grade winner is Mrs. Diane LeBlanc. Congratulations to these winners as we know you will serve D.C. Reeves well as Mrs. Winter Wonderland 2011.
Santa visited Mrs. Joani Miller’s class of good boys and girls at Hammond Westside Montessori Magnet School. We are sure that Santa will bring Zoe a bag full of Christmas surprises this year.
Hammond Westside Montessori PreK / Kindergarten teacher Beverly Free watches Kammie Babin explain the work on her mat.
Teachers and Principal Maureen Terese from Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet recently attended the International Baccalaureate workshops in New Orleans. These educators attended sessions on the written curriculum, assessment, and international-mindedness. Continued professional development in IB practices and policy is mandatory and essential for success in the IB authorization process. The administration, faculty, and staff are excited and determined to be ready to submit their application for candidacy in April 2012.