Headline Archives - March 2016

 Headline Archives

March 2016

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2016 Teachers of the Year

The 2016 Teachers of the Year for Tangipahoa Parish School System were named at the last school board meeting in Amite. Rachel Methvin of Tucker Elementary in Ponchatoula was named the Elementary Teacher of the Year. Nicole Milton of Martha Vinyard School in Ponchatoula was named as the Middle School Teacher of the Year and Hammond High Magnet’s Amy Dunn was named the High School Teacher of the Year. These ladies will advance to compete for the Louisiana State Teacher of the Year honors.  Congratulations to all three.  The winners are pictured above with TPSS Board President Brett Duncan and Superintendent Mark Kolwe.

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Diamond Brooks  
Most Outstanding Player 
Diamond Brooks was awarded the Most Outstanding Player in Sumner High School's Class 3A Girls'State Championship last week. Congratulations, Diamond.
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Thing One and Thing Two

Amelia Babin and Sienna Belvin in Colette Taillon's class at Hammond Westside Montessori celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday by dressing up as Thing One and Thing Two.

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Social Studies Fair Winner

O.W. Dillon 6th grader, Uriah Galmon, won 1st place at the Region VIII Social Studies Fair.  This is Uriah's second consecutive year to win 1st place in the Social Studies Fair.

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TASP students displaying fresh produce

Blaine Murphy, Shawn Vining and Timothy Newman admire their freshly picked produce at TASP.  Crops are planted and cared for by the Ag I and Ag II students attending TASP.

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World War II Museum
Students at IMMS recently participated in the educational program "Fighting for the Right to Fight" at the World War II Museum. This program is funded by a grant that allows students to participate in educational activities and tour the museum. Students were placed in groups and had to create a front page newspaper layout that depicted the role of African Americans during WWII. This field trip was organized by Mrs. Bordelon and Mrs. Rhoto. Pictured from left to right: Barron Pfeffer, Austin Stewart, Briar Guidry, Samantha Palmisano, Flavio Callejas and holding the newspaper is Skylar Allmand.
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High School Student of the Year

Samantha Messina, a Senior at Loranger High School, is the 2016 High School Student of the Year.

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Middle School Student of the Year

Jordan Mazzeno, an 8th grader at Ponchatoula Jr. High School, is the Middle School Student of the Year for 2016

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Elementary Student of the Year

Shelby Core, a fifth grader at Martha Vinyard Elementary, is the 2016 Elementary Student of the Year.

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Breakout EDU at DCR

The third grade students of Mrs. Erin Williams' and Mrs. Amber Perrin's class at D.C. Reeves Elementary broke out of traditional learning for an exciting session of Breakout EDU. The students were given 30 minutes to solve a series of tasks, enabling them to unlock 5 combinations to a locked box. With just 38 seconds remaining, the final lock was solved and the mission was complete! The lesson was led by Kristy Rocquin, an Instructional Technology Facilitator for our parish.

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Hammond Jr. High Magnet School's Green School Challenge 
Hammond Junior High Magnet is excited to join in this year's challenge. We've continued to recycle and conserve energy across our campus, and have purchased hand dryers to help tackle the immense amount of waste our cafeteria produces. Additionally, we have stepped up our composting and recycling efforts in the cafeteria. Outside the walls of our building, we have learned to become more sustainable by planting an efficient garden. Our school will be undergoing major changes next year, from a 7-8 school to pre-K - 8, and will be changing names to Greenville Park Leadership Academy.