Tangi ProStart students prepared and served a prime rib dinner with all of the fixings at Oak Knoll Country Club on Friday, February 14, 2014! Students from four schools are currently enrolled in the satellite program at HHMS -- Hammond High Magnet, Ponchatoula High, Loranger High, and Amite High. Students enrolled in the two-year restaurant management and culinary arts program are developing culinary skills, learning all aspects of managing a restaurant, and they have the opportunity to participate in real-time work experiences such as this one.
Pictured, from left to right: Julia Lassalle (HHMS), Savannah Hall (PHS), Gloria Ortiz (PHS), Derek Beemer (HHMS), Jessica Johnson (HHMS), Jaquashia Stewart (HHMS), Jemario Rheams (HHMS), Courtney Edwards (AHS), Todreion Amos (PHS), Kaitlin Daliet (LHS), Arielle Berry (HHMS), Khalynn Murray (PHS), Sarah Davis (HHMS), Shenequal Barze (PHS), Edgar Fernandez (HHMS);
Not Pictured: Angelina Drago, Hammond High Magnet School Pro Start instructor
Hammond Junior High Magnet School is pleased to announce our Students of the Month for February 2014. Each month a specific focus is overemphasized in each classroom. Teachers observe and record student interaction with the selected application through various classroom assignments and activities. At the end of the month, teachers nominate and select students whom they feel best represented that focus.
Representing the 7th grade are LaKatherine Crease and Divya Chadha.
LaKatherine is the daughter of Kawanka Crease. Her grandparents are Corine Crease and the late Willie Wilson, Jr., Thomas Gray and Catherine Rudd. Her favorite subject is Math. In her spare time she enjoys creating hairstyles, reading, writing, and singing. After high school, she plans on attending Spellman in Atlanta, GA. LaKatherine is a member of Better Girls Club and Media.
Divya is the daughter of Rishi and Ruchika Chadha. Her favorite subjects are Science, Reading, Math, and Social Studies. In her spare time she loves reading. She also enjoys studying art, writing poetry, singing, and listening to music. After high school she plans on fulfilling her dreams as a Petro-chemical Engineer. She would like to attend college at Oxford University in England. Divya is a member of the Junior Beta Club, and is the founder of the new Book Club at HJHMS
Representing the 8th Grade is Neil Young.
Neil is the son of Mark and Tracy Haynes. His grandparents are Jim and Melba McRae and Sonny Moore. His favorite subjects are Computer, Spanish, Math, Science, and English. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, sleeping, and studying. After high school, he plans on attending college and entering a field to work with children. At HJHMS, Neil is involved in Spanish, Computer, and Band.
HJHMS is helping students develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills necessary to participate actively and responsibly in a changing world.
Twenty children from Hammond Westside Montessori performed on stage with the "Young African Choir" at The Mission Church on Thursday, February 13th at 6:30 pm. The Young Africans, many of whom are orphans, travel the globe to show the world that Africa's most vulnerable children have beauty, dignity, and unlimited ability. They immediately impress audiences with their vibrancy and outstanding musical talent. Hammond Westside Montessori students performed the African National Anthem in the African native language. This was an historical evening for the children at HWM.
Mr. Frank Fekete's Wood Shop IV class at Independence High is hard at work making wooden rockers, chairs and benches.
In honor of Literacy Week, second grade Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet student, Aaja Keys, gave a summary of her favorite book Pinkalicious to her classmates in Ms. Mekella Lloyd's class this week.
Students in Christina Verberne's Biology class at Loranger High School made edible DNA models. Through this activity they learned the basic structure of DNA and DNA replication.
During the week of February 24th Tangipahoa Parish School System had 18 K-2nd grade classes participate in the "Celebration of Seuss" video conference for National Read Across America Day (DrSeuss Day) Sunday, March 2. This fun, interactive video conference lesson celebrated the birthday of the beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. This distance learning event focused on fun facts about Theodore Seuss Geisel and his classic story Green Eggs and Ham. Students were able to express their creative side by learning sign language and completing a beadbackpack pull especially designed for the program. It was a “Seussical” good time!! Pictured above: Ashlyn Walker, Piper Bentivegna and Jayden Jackson in Colette Taillon's class at Hammond Westside Montessori.
Amite High School "moon walks" through Black History Month.
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Hammond Westside Montessori students performed in an annual Black History program recently. The message that was portrayed was that of living out the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As Mrs. Jessie Hart, program director stated, " Dr. King's dream was that one day we will live in a nation where black kids and white kids would walk together, talk together, and play together." That dream came together at HWM as seen in the program's theme"A School of Color and Many Dreams." The musical director was Catherine New and the choreographer was Laqualla Hart. Special speaker, Dr. Duane Donald, conveyed three attributes students must possess in today's education: Motivation, Determination, and keeping in mind the Final Destination, which is the defining factor in America.
Pictured are Daryl Varnado and Nicholas Genre as President and Mrs.Obama.