Hammond High Magnet School teacher, Lisa Harper, has been awarded the National Citizenship Education Teacher Award for the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars). Mrs. Lisa Harper won for our local area District 9 Hammond Post 3652. She moved on to the district round of judging where she came in 2nd. Mrs. Harper is being honored for the local win December 14th and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place district winners will be honored by the district commander in February.
Hammond Jr. High Magnet School teachersTamara Whittington (left) and Delometria Story (center) spent their Saturday at Target purchasing gifts for students at Woodland Park Elementary Magnet School. The manager of Target, Latrevan, spent 2 hours assisting Mrs. Story and Mrs. Whittington.
Target partners with HJHMS! ..... Transformation!
On Wednesday, December 18th, students at Independence Elementary School were entertained by 1st grade students in Mrs. Karla Douglas and Mrs. Jamie Greer’s classes. The Christmas play entitled Christmas Around the World featured students preforming various Christmas songs from around the world. School Board President Andy Anderson was an honored guest along with family members of the students.
Saturday, December 7th, the Hammond High Magnet School Cheerleaders competed in the LHSAA State Cheer Competition in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The team placed 3rd overall in the Small Non-Tumbling Division. They also received a bid to the National High School Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Florida on Feb. 8-9th. They will be competing at the national level for the second year in a row. Last year they were ranked 11th nationally in their division.
Top Row: Shelby Patti, Camille Domingue, Emily Carter, Alex Mashon, Sydney Mcdonald, Mikyria Michele, Ashley Arnone, Beth Dowdy, Mary Chauvin.
Middle: Kylie Baham
Bottom Row: Aliyah Dunomes, Alyse Dunomes, Ashton Brady, (Sponsor) Lisa Harper, (Coach) Katie Campbell, Sarah Davis
On Wednesday, December 18th, students at Independence Elementary School were entertained by 1st grade students in Mrs. Karla Douglas and Mrs. Jamie Greer’s classes. The Christmas play entitled Christmas Around the World featured students preforming various Christmas songs from around the world. School Board President Andy Anderson was an honored guest along with family members of the students.Kya Dimaggio, Savannah Magee, and Andrew Holton prepare to sing "Feliz Navidad" during the IES Christmas play.
Top Row L to R Romel Harvey, Eduardo Cruz, Kallie Catalano, Damaris Castillo, Ashly Castro, Paris Brown, Allen Braase, Alex Guevara, Michelle Delgado, Tommy Cortez, Chaz Anderson
Bottom Row L to R: Jesus Martinez, Kamryen Miller, Kevin McGee, Tamia Morgan, Sonia Munoz, Joshua Pina, Jacob Pina, Kerstin Solomon, Julian Rangel, Brylynn Washington, Kya Dimaggio. Allen Braase, Alex Guevara, Michelle Delgado,and Tommy Cortez sign a Hawaiian Christmas tune "Mele Kalikimaka."
Alyssa Mamolo, Jaria James, Aliyah Miller sing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas."
The Induction of the U.S. Attorney took place on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Cohen Preparatory Academy in New Orleans. It was the induction of Kenneth Polite as U.S. Attorney. He will be working in the Southeast district under Eric Holder, the U.S. Attorney General. Mr. Polite’s position was appointed by President Barack Obama. Mr. Polite invited all schools from the Southeast Louisiana region to the event. Only 30 schools accepted the invitation. The 30 schools included one school from Slidell, Louisiana, Amite High School and other schools from the New Orleans area. The invitation stated to send a student in a leadership position and a faculty member to accompany them. Delana Harrell represented Amite High School and Hope Jones accompanied her. It was a great experience for Ms. Harrell.
In attendance was Eric Holder, the United States Attorney General; Mary Landrieu, the United States Senator for Louisiana; Mitch Landrieu, the mayor of New Orleans; the police chief of New Orleans; New Orleans city councilmen; several members of government from Washington, D.C.and the state of Louisiana.
Attorney General Eric Holder gave a speech along with Attorney Kenneth Polite. Every student leader and faculty member received a commemorative pin to remember the occasion.