Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet is hosting private tours of the school for parents. Please contact Scarlett Anderson at 985-345-8481 for more information.
Last week Ms. Paige’s class talked about recycling in a unit about school helpers and working together and sharing responsibilities. Last Friday, the class walked around the whole back part of the school and picked up trash.
They were able to fill 10 Walmart bags full of trash!
The 4-H club at HEM is working hard this holiday season. They are currently holding a food drive for the food bank. This food drive will run through Nov. 20th. Students are encouraged to bring in non-perishable food items. The food can be placed within one of the two barrels that are in the front of the school by the office. If both barrels are full by the end of the food drive, Mr. Labbe’ has agreed to kiss a Farm Animal!
Next, the 4-H club will be going to Heritage Manor Nursing home on December 5th to sing Christmas carols and to bring in goody bags for each of the residents. They need help in gathering the items that the residents are in need of, such as Chap stick, hand lotion, and a full box of Kleenex. All items can be brought to Ms. Strahan or Ms. Campbell's classroom.
After looking at the problems that drugs cause, Mrs. Addison's 4th grade class decided to pledge to be drug free. They made a poster and put their hands around it.
The presentation from the 8th grade informational meeting may now be downloaded. (PDF File)
As of September 1, 2015, Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School is a candidate school* for the Middle Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School believes is important for our students.
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme and the IB CP. Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org
Darlene Hammer, acting Principal, was informed of this excellent news on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by the IBO and is extremely pleased to officially begin our MYP endeavors.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, Hammond Eastside Principal Maureen Terese received the following message from the Director General of the International Baccalaureate: On behalf of the International Baccalaureate (IB), it is my privilege to inform you that Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School is to become an authorized IB World School, Primary Years Programme (PYP). Congratulations on your considerable accomplishment. – Siva Kumari, IB Director General.
We commend Hammond Eastside’s educators, students, families, and community members for their active roles in helping our school become an authorized IB World School, Primary Years Programme (PYP). As an IB World School, we are part of a global community of schools committed to developing knowledgeable, caring young people who will be ready to negotiate their futures successfully and make contributions resulting in a more harmonious and peaceful world. The positive results of the PYP will become evident in our Hammond community as classes of PYP students graduate and undertake activities that enhance social, cultural and economic environments locally, nationally and, perhaps, internationally.
Hammond Eastside Magnet participated in Pinwheels for Peace for International World Peace Day on September 21, 2015 under the leadership of Heather McNamara, Visual Arts Teacher.