Hammond Eastside Magnet is hosting private tours of the school for parents. Please contact Scarlett Anderson at 985-345-8481 for more information.
Hammond Eastside second grader, Anna Johnson, plays The First Noel and Joy to the World for her classmates in Mrs. Tawnya Smith's second grade class at Hammond Eastside Magnet. Anna has been taking lessons at Southeastern's Community Music School since she was five. Hammond Eastside is a performing arts magnet school.
Hammond Eastside Magnet 5th & 6th Grade Girls win Cross Country Parish Championship
5th and 6th grade girls from the HEM Cross Country team won the parish championship in the Girl's Middle School Division. All 6 of these students pictured were also in the top 9 all-around.
Front row from left to right: Jadda Weber, Camaziah Webber, Back row standing: Kaylee Stewart, Dayshana Ducre, Maggie Frances Broadwater, Callie Willis
Hammond Eastside Magnet's Talented Art student Khalil McKnight received an honorable mention in the middle school category for his Youth Art Month State Flag design. Both Khalil and his visual art teacher, Heather McNamara, were recognized at the Artists in the Capitol ceremony in Baton Rouge on Monday, April 17. All winners of the contest were congratulated by Louisiana State Senator Sharon Hewitt and Representative Walt Leger III, as well as given a tour of the capitol building.
Photo1: Louisiana Art Education Association President Margaret Holt, Visual Art Teacher Heather McNamara, Khalil McKnight, Senator Sharon Hewitt, and Representative Walt Leger III.
At Eastside when IB (International Baccalaureate) students are near the end of 5th grade they are ending their time as Primary Years Programme (PYP) students and will enter the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for 6th-8th grade. One of the requirements of IB is that all 5th grade students participate in what is called Exhibition. This is a culminating experience and opportunity for these students to exhibit the attributes of the IB Learner Profile they have been developing throughout their time as a PYP student. Along with a mentor, they are required to engage in a collaborative, transdisciplinary inquiry process that involves them identifying, investigating and offering solutions to real-life issues or problems. Southeastern education students, under the direction of Dr. Deborah McCarthy, and HHMS Diploma Programme (DP) students, served as mentors for our Exhibition students this year.
The students pictured are two separate groups; both researched and decided to pursue the topic of Homelessness. One group received a $100 donation from Target in Hammond to purchase hygiene products and also received a donation of toothbrushes and toothpaste from Louisiana Dental Center to create care packages. The other group held a clothing drive at school and collected numerous bags of clothes and shoes to donate. The nearly 150 5th graders at Hammond Eastside will showcase their Exhibition projects on Thursday night, April 27th beginning 6:00 in the gym.
Click on the image to see more Exhibition photos from various groups.
Congratulations to our 5th grade Student of the Year, Adelyn Lemoine.
She is also the TPSS 5th grade student of the year.