The students in Mrs. Van Huss Class 5th grade at Martha Vinyard Elementary work together to build code as part of the international "Hour of Code" movement taking place this December. Mrs. Elizabeth Pourciau has begun to introduce the skill of coding to her students during her computer lab classes.
The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming.
Mrs. Christina Verberne's Anatomy and Physiology class at Loranger High School colored and labeled the lobes of the brain and created "Thinking Caps".
The Independence Chamber of Commerce presented Independence High School with a basket of goodies for their 11.2 point increase in their School Performance Score. Pictured are Independence High Magnet School Administrators and members of the Independence Chamber of Commerce. Pictured from left to right are Janice Holland of Southeast Community Health Services, Myra Jenkins Sharpe of NTS Communications, Independence Mayor Angelo Mannino, Heather Howell of Indy Chamber President, Chasity Collier Principal, Cheryl Brumfield of First Guaranty Bank, Mack Webb Disciplinarian, Thasia Domiano Assistant Principal, John Polito Independence Fire Chief.
For the third year, Sumner Middle School Student Council sponsored a canned food drive for the Hope Center in Roseland. The school gathered over 2800 cans to donate this year. In the spring of 2017, the kids will take part in a food pick-up and get the opportunity to hand out the food to the patrons of the center.
Hammond Westside Montessori congratulates Bailey Wall! Bailey's Christmas artwork was chosen as the Christmas card for Hammond Westside Montessori this year. Bailey is a third grade student in Mrs. Colette Taillon's class. Christmas cards will be shared with local schools, businesses, school board members, and various patrons of HWM. Pictured from left to right is Becky Navarra, Administrative Assistant, Bailey Wall, and Colette Taillon, Bailey's teacher.
The Loranger High School cheerleaders were the LHSAA State Champion Runner Ups this weekend. They will now go to Nationals at Disney World in February, 2017 to represent Loranger and Tangipahoa Parish. Their sponsor is Lisa Gill and Coaches are Derek and Heather Modicut.
Independence students are working hard for Hammond students. Pictured above are Ulyses Garcia, Briar Guidry, Coy Baham, Javon Brown, Dinah Brister, Mark Short, and Tangee Daugereaux sitting on the beautifully built picnic tables and benches at Woodland Park Magnet School. The newly configured school did not have anywhere for the older students to sit during their break time. These Independence High Agriculture and Carpentry class students and teacher, Mr. Frank Fekete built these tables and benches so their Hammond friends could enjoy! WPMS Wildcats are most appreciative of their hard work and wood working abilities.