Tangi Happenings
August 2012

Gabriel Diaz and Ryan Elzy

Welcome Back to School!
Gabriel Diaz and Ryan Elzy are ready for their first day of school in fourth grade at D.C. Reeves Elementary in Ponchatoula. 19,000+ students are beginning the 2012-13 school year in Tangipahoa Parish School System and ready to exhibit
"Excellence Everyday!"
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Erin and Malyn

Erin Foster and Malyn Rolling are ready for their first day of First Grade at SLU Lab School.

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Ms. Fredericks first graders at Midway Elementary

Peggy Fredericks and her first grade class are off to a great start at Midway Elementary School.  All of the students were excited about all the things they will learn and were anxious to get started, so Mrs. Fredericks didn't waste any time.  They unpacked all their supplies and got right to work.  The whole class agrees that it will be a wonderful year! 
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Sumner Middle School Students

Bryant Fussell, Chester Martin, SababaMoore, Estelle Bahm (teacher), Abbi Simmons, and Liz Nicholsonat Sumner Middle School are ready for school.

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Sumner Middle School Cheerleaders
SMS Cheerleaders

Sumner Middle School Cheerleaders greet the students first day of school.

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Teacher Joshua Blackwell

Joshua Blackwell, Physical Science teacher at Sumner Middle School, works with students on the first day of school.

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Superintendent Mark Kolwe and Principal Brenda Johnson

Superintendent Mark Kolwe and Sumner Middle School Principal Brenda Johnson greet students on the first day of school.

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It's "Back to School Time" at D.C. Reeves.

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Natalbany Elementary

Natalbany Elementary
In accordance with the school theme, "We're On the Same Team, We Have the Same Dream!", at Natalbany Elementary, all of the faculty wore TEAM NES shirts.  This was to unify the faculty and maintain the focus as they work towards improving the school
performance score with TAP and best practices daily. The community support was phenomenal! Natalbany Fire Department representatives, Southeastern football players (in the back), parents and other community members all came out to meet and greet students as they entered from the buses and car pool to wish them a great 2012-2013. Principal Marquita Jackson distributed medals to remind students to GO FOR THE GOLD by coming to school everyday and doing their absolute best as we work to do well on the ILEAP and LEAP TESTS. The morning of the first day of school went smoothly thanks to a TEAM EFFORT!

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  Target contributes to Hammond Westside Montessori

Hammond Westside Montessori Partners with Target.

Target on Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge made a surprise visit to Hammond Westside Montessori with 6 boxes of donated items. Nicholas Bruins, the Siegen Lane manager, takes pride in his community service Target’s “Take Charge of Education” program. Target donates $3million per week to schools and education across our country. Hammond Westside Montessori was the recipient of items for the teachers, such as color plastic containers and baskets. Donations for students included school supplies and games. Some of the donations will be used as Positive Behavior incentives. Hammond Westside Montessori plans to assemble a garden club this year. The box of garden supplies will come in handy. The principal of HWM was excited to receive colorful candle holders to use when decorating her teachers’ lounges. Taesia Shello, the Human Resources manager, Cindy Rodenberry, the store manager, and Ashley Hamblin, the community service chairperson, support the partnership that Target has with schools to improve the quality of education. Ms. Hamblin monitors the community service hours that the Target employees donate. Target’s philosophy is to give back to the community through service.
Pictured are Kimberly Bruins, HWM 4th grade teacher, Nicholas Bruins, Target Manager of Siegen Lane, and Mike Stant, HWM Administrator.

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