Ms. Tyra Starkey, teacher at Loranger High School, recently attended The National World War II Museum's Teacher Happy Hour where she won the Operation Footlocker raffle. Educators were invited to a special two hour viewing of the museum's newest attractions: The Road to Berlin and The Road to Tokyo. Ms. Starkey utilized the World War II footlocker in her classroom the following week, giving her the opportunity to share with her students artifacts from the war. Students wore white cotton gloves to protect the artifacts from the natural oils on their skin. The artifacts they handled and researched included examples of V-Mail, high school yearbooks from the war era, ration books, Army issued undergarments, Higgins Boats propaganda, and jars of sand and gravel from Normandy and Hiroshima. Ms. Starkey's students then chose an artifact to research and completed poster projects. Ms. Starkey is shown in the picture with a World War II veteran, who presented her with the Operation Footlocker winning.
Hammond Eastside PreK students celebrate the Louisiana tradition of Mardi Gras by hosting their own parade for the lower elementary students. Within the unit of "How We Express Ourselves" students are learning how their lifestyles influence creativity. Students enjoyed using their creativity to design floats, masks, hats, and costumes. Pictured is PreK student Lanie Babin ready to roll with the "Krewe of Creativity" on Friday, February 5, 2016.
Syndee Brown, Bridging Communications Partner with Hammond Eastside Magnet, works on the makeup for Chaluh Rock who is playing the role of Nala in "The Lion King, Jr." Madison Greer is also playing the role of Nala in the production. Syndee Brown is a long time supporter of the arts in our community and brings her talent to this year's Hammond Eastside Magnet's production at the Columbia Theatre. Pictured is Syndee Brown with Chaluh Rock.
Mrs. Karley R. Cooper, Business Teacher, has been offering a Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) class to students at Sumner High School as part of the new Jump Start Initiative in Louisiana schools. The CIW course is also offered online to students in other parish schools. CIW has been identified by the Workforce Commission as a high-wage, high demand job in Louisiana.The students pictured above have their certificates for the Site Development Associate portion of the certification. This spring they will complete the Internet Business Associate and Network Technology Associate portions of the CIW certification. Thanks students for your hard work and dedication. Front Row L-R: Elaine Conger, Heather Simpson, Sydney Slade; Back Row L-R: Christopher Koster, Braydon Murphy, Nicholas Dykes;