Roseland Montessori School held "Preppy Day" last Friday, August 24th to celebrate another week of good behavior. Students earned tickets to be able to participate. Listed left to right: Mrs. Jeanette Brady, Jacob Wilson, Madison Brady, Shekira Brumfield, Shaya Brumfield, Kacie Gordon, Makael Goldberg, Jamya Robertson, Erlest Landrew, Mrs. Shelly Sharkey, Rontasia Bates, Rozania Banks. Pictured below left to right: Mrs. Deondra Warner, Copen Miller,
Tristan Robertson, Jamya Robertson.
Superintendent Mark Kolwe would like to express his appreciation to the members of the St. Vincent DePaul Society throughout our parish for their efforts to raise the funds necessary to provide 2,200+ students two uniforms to begin the school year. In addition to providing the funding, the volunteers coordinate the ordering and distribution of the uniforms. "Without our community partners who volunteer their time for such a worthy cause, our families would have a challenging time as they prepare for the start of another school year."
Channel 6 WDSU morning news anchor Randi Rousseau visited Natalbany Elementary to talk to the students in Deborah Plauche's, Julie Jackson's, and Megan Morgan's classes about teamwork. Ms. Rousseau is a graduate of TPSS Schools and the daughter or Woodland Park Principal, Cheryl Rousseau. Principal Marquita Jackson is pictured above with Randi Rousseau.
Students at the Lab School celebrate their Iowa Test Success on the first day of the new school year with members of the SLU Football team and coaching staff! The class, while in 2nd grade last year, scored 81 percentile on the Iowa Test.
Project I-STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is a LaSIP funded project through the Board of Regents. 30 TPSS math and/or science teachers in grades 6 - 9 participated in a 2 week workshop at SELU. Drs Troy Williams, Dept of Chemistry and Physics, and Gwen Autin, Dept of Teaching and Learning, instructed the teachers on the new Common Core State Standards Curriculum and proven inquiry tbased strategies in teaching mathematics and science. Teachers from the following schools participated: Amite High, Hammond High, Hammond Jr High, Independence High, Kentwood Jr and High, Loranger High, Loranger Middle, Ponchatoula Jr and High, Sumner Middle, Nesom, Oak Forest, SLU Lab, and Trafton. The project is a joint effort between SELU and TPSS to increase students' desire to enter a STEM related profession. Project Director, CC Lanier, and SELU professors Williams and Autin have secured more than $1.5 million in grants since 2008 for STEM education. Picture above shows Adam Currier, Dr Troy Williams and Kathy Straughan preparing for launchof their custom designed rockets.
Ready for the first day of school at Hammond Westside Montessori... Together!