Using the scientific method, students made hypothesizes and experimented to see which brand of soap makes the biggest bubbles in Ms. Tricia Trinco's 8th grade class at Natalbany Middle School. Pictured are Natalie Harris, Ty'Darreous McGee and Niyah Williams.
The FFA Area Leadership Development Event competition was held on Jan. 18 at Iberville MSA West with 27 schools in attendance. Ponchatoula FFA Advisors Bradley Coleman (far left) and Summer Anderson (far right) pose with PHS senior, Jaci Cooper, who earned 4th Place in the Employment Skills competition and PHS Junior, Cheyenne Hano, who earned 1st Place in the Extemporaneous Speaking competition. Hano will represent PHS and Tangipahoa at the state competition held in Monroe in June.
On Friday, January 13, 2017, Hammond Westside Montessori held it's annual school spelling bee. The winner from the school spelling bee will compete in the Louisiana Children's Discovery Center's Regional Spelling Bee in March. The HWM winner is Dixid Moore. Dixid is a fifth grade student in Mrs. Folk and Mrs. Ziegler's class. He is the son of Evelyn and Dixid Moore and also participates in the TPSS Gifted Program. The first place winner is Edmond Weathersby and the second place winner is Olivia Onyeardor.
Pictured from left to right on the front row is Edmond Weathersby, Dixid Moore, and Olivia Onyeador. Pictured from left to right on the back row is Leslie Cuti, Curriculum Support Teacher and Spelling Bee Judge, Amanda McDaniel, Interventionist and Spelling Bee Judge, and Becky Navarra, Administrative Assistant and School Spelling Bee Coordinator.
Eighth graders at Roseland Montessori ALMOST escaped in the BreakoutEDU session with Mrs. Kay Saragusa. Students had to use the mathematics skills of estimating square roots on a number line to solve the clues. All math classes this week will have the opportunity to see if they can "Breakout" of the box in the allotted time. BreakoutEDU is a tool to engage all students with hands-on learning while building the skills of collaboration, communication and creativity using the Louisiana Student Standards curriculum.
Principals were recognized for their school performance during the December Administrator Meeting. Principals recognized were Melissa Ryan, Principal of Vinyard Elementary 90.3, Superintendent of Schools, Mark Kolwe, Daniel Strickland, Principal of Ponchatoula High 87. 9, Bobby Matthews, Principal of Ponchatoula Jr. High, 87.1, Anthony Sciortino, Principal of Champ Cooper 86.5 and Gary Porter, Principal of Amite Elementary was recognized as a Top Gains School.