Roseland Montessori participated in a service project recently in observance of the September 11th attacks to support a
local unit that is stationed in Afghanistan. The students collected snacks, toiletries, stationary, pens, puzzle books, and more to send as a care package to the 205th Engineer Battalion out of Bogalusa. The 4th grade students are tracking the boxes as they travel and will participate in a video conference with the troops there once they receive it. Along with all of this, Office Depot from Hammond donated the boxes to ship the packages and a wonderful organization called Operation TroopAid from Tennessee covered the shipping costs. The school also wanted to recognize SPC Paul Zeringue from the 1021st Vert Engineering Company out of Independence. He is the uncle of Kailey Raymond in Kindergarten at REMS. He left on September 12th to go overseas. Roseland Montessori wants to thank all of our service men and women who do so much for our country.
Thursday, September 5th was National Cheese Pizza Day and the students in Mrs. Traci Giannobile's class at Ponchatoula Jr. High made personal pan cheese pizza from scratch. The students participated in the pizza making process from start to finish, assisted by their principal, Mr. Bobby Matthews.
Judge Zorraine "Zoey" Waguespack of the 21st Judicial District Court, Division H visited Mrs.Rainey Iasigi's 4th/5th grade class at Roseland Montessori for Constitution Day on September 17. She spoke to the class about the the Constitution and even played a game of Constitution Bingo with the students. The winners were awarded patriotic prizes. She also provided each student with an American flag. Pictured above: Jacob Wilson, Judge Waguespack's clerk Drema Thompson, John Brayden Lopinto, Leslie Warner, Aidan Harrelson, Trae Miller, Terrian McMillian, and Peyton Howell.
The students of O.W. Dillon and Tucker Elementary collaborated for a special International Dot Day video conference on Monday, September 16th. Both classes displayed their amazing dot art and shared how they plan to "make their mark" in the world. Connecting to one another through the video conferencing equipment provided the opportunity for the students to practice their presentation skills and communicate with peers from opposite ends of the parish. The conference was conducted by Richelle Votaw, computer lab teacher at O.W. Dillon in Kentwood, and Julie Neidhamer, 2nd grade teacher of Tucker Elementary in Ponchatoula. Click here to find the Common Core Connections as well as more International Dot Day pictures.
Students in Mrs. Jennifer Falcon's first grade at Tucker Elementary worked together to celebrate International Dot Day. Click here for more pictures
Slime Time at D.C. Reeves
The 3rd grade students of Mrs. Amber Perrin's class at D.C. Reeves enjoy taking a hands on approach to learning. By participating in video conference lessons, the students are able to interact with real scientists from facilities across the country. For this conference with the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum in Michigan, the group discussed the different states of matter and the steps of performing experiments. Principal Reginald Elzy joined in to assist, as well as have a little fun, as the students worked together to create slime.Click here for more pictures.
Independence High School Freshmen Aaron Jenkins and Jemoria Stewert spread mulch which is part of the school beautification project. Mr. Frank Fekete and Jeremy Owen are the Agriculture instructors who are leading the project.