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Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet is hosting private tours of the school for parents. Please contact DeShea Johnson at 985-345-8481 for more information.

  • McDonald's Night

    HEEM's McDonald's night (Airport Road) will be Wednesday, April 1st from 5-7.

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  • Jeans Day for Autism

    On Thursday, April 2, 2015, all students and employees will be allowed to wear jeans to work and school for a cost of $1.00 per person in conjunction with Autism Awareness Month. All proceeds will go to Strengthening Outcomes with Autism Resources (SOAR), a non-profit organization that partners with Tangipahoa Parish to provide training and support materials for our staff members who work with autistic children.

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  • Testing Night Presentation

    Confused about PARCC or Common Core? Would you like to know more about the upcoming tests? View the presentation (PDF File) from Testing Night to learn more.

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  • Newsletters - Digital Citizenship PARENT Newsletter

    The latest edition of the Digital Citizenship Parent Newsletter is now online (PDF File).

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  • International Baccalaureate Authorizes Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet as IB World School, Primary Years Programme

    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.

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  • A Day Made Better 

    On February 11th, Office Depot brought treats and classroom supplies Hammond Eastside Magnet School teachers. Office Depot started a program called "A Day Made Better". They supply treats and supplies to teachers once a year to say thank you for their hard work, and our teachers enjoyed their treats from Office Depot. We would like to thank Office Depot for supporting Hammond Eastside Magnet School and our faculty.
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  • King Cake. King Cake, and More King Cake!

    On February 9th, Doughlicious Donuts donated 536 donuts to Hammond Eastside for a PBIS Mardi Gras event during which students decorated their own "King Cake." Students who displayed the IB Learner Profile (Principled, Thinkers, Reflective, Balanced, Knowledgeable, Caring, Risk-Takers, Communicators, Inquirers, and Open-Minded) and other positive behavior were allowed to take part in this event. The students had a great time decorating their King Cakes! Hammond Eastside faculty, staff, and students would like to send a thank you to Doughlicious Donuts for their generosity and for supporting our school. 

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  • Hammond Eastside Regional Science Fair Results

    Hammond Eastside is proud to announce that eighth graders, Garrett Sanders and Madison Greer, both placed at the Regional Science Fair held at Southeastern Louisiana University on March 13th. Garrett placed 1st, and Madison placed 2nd in the region! We are so very proud of them both! They will be representing Hammond Eastside at the State Science Fair at Louisiana State University on March 23-24th.

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  • Hammond Eastside Students Participate with the Community

    Hammond Eastside Magnet, which is an International Baccalaureate World School and performing arts magnet, is extremely proud to announce that several of our students participated in the Hammond Ballet’s The Nutcracker. 

    As a performing arts magnet and International Baccalaureate World School, we encourage our students to be involved in our community. Not only that, they are pursuing what they are most passionate about – the Arts. The faculty and staff are so proud of our students!

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  • Festival of Trees

    Hammond Eastside art students recently participated in the Children's Discovery Center Festival of Trees. Grades 1-5 created used the "Celebrations" theme to create art work which showcased celebrations around the world.

    Some examples include miniature Mardi Gras masks (Ms. Johnson's class), art work based on the Mexican Day Of the Dead (Mrs. Morris' class), and images of cakes inspired by the artist Wayne Thiebaud (Mrs. Schilling's Class). Students also created Easter eggs, gingerbread houses and leprechauns.

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  • “If I Were Trapped in a Snow Globe”

    Students in Mrs. Darralann Phenis' class recently completed a project titled, "If I Were Trapped in a Snow Globe." In the project, each student responded to the writing prompt explaining what they would do if they were trapped in a snow globe. Students also illustrated their response by creating their own snow globes.

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  • Jobs, Careers, Occupations!

    Hammond Eastside Kindergarteners have been hard at work learning about a variety of occupations and the skills needed to perform the duties and responsibilities well. Teacher Jennifer Perricone invited parents and community members into her classroom to share their occupations. Students were so excited and welcomed their family and friends into their classrooms. Hammond Eastside teacher, Rita Parish, even took a day off of work to contribute to the Kindergarteners learning by volunteering to be the subject of a makeover by Julie Guzzardo, hairdresser. Lily’s mom and dad provided special permission for Lily to receive a new haircut and style by Taylor McDonald, hairdresser. They were also visited by a civil engineer, a speech pathologist, and an electrical engineer’s wife who works for Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Mrs. Kim Algero even brought each child and each teacher a Mickey Mouse hat with their own name inscribed on the back!

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  • Students Raise $1,000 for their Classrooms

    Students at Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet, an IB World School, brought in over 10,000 Box Tops! HEEM raised $1,000 from Box Tops for Education. The students and parents were encouraged to turn in the Box Tops. The money will be used for classroom and teaching supplies. Box Tops for Education has contributed over $525 million to participating schools.
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  • What happened to the PYP Inquiry Parent Night?

    On November 11, 2014, Hammond Eastside held a family night called the HEEM Showcase. It was known as the PYP Inquiry Parent Night in previous years. With the addition of 7th and 8th grades, administrators felt a HEEM Showcase was a more appropriate name for the event.

    What is the HEEM Showcase’s purpose?

    The HEEM Showcase is an event where International Baccalaureate World School practices are showcased exclusively. Parents are informed about Hammond Eastside’s progress with the IB programmes. For example, Mrs. Darlene Hammer, Acting Principal, presented parents with HEEM’s vision for the IB programmes. She stated the school successfully gained authorization as an IB world School offering the Primary Years Programme this July for our Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grades, but the school is now entering the consideration phase of the authorization process for the Middle Years Programme for our sixth through eighth grades.

    After Mrs. Hammer presented the school’s vision for the IB, Mrs. DeShea Johnson, who is the PYP Coordinator, presented parents with the results of our official IB report. She presented commendations and recommendations stating, “The school received no matters to be addressed.” Running out of time, Mrs. Johnson offered to sit down with any parent to continue discussing our recommendations.

    Next, Mrs. Stephanie Ciresi, who is the MYP Coordinator Designate, presented the plan for the school’s Middle Years Programme verification timeline. She stated, “I will be submitting our Application for Candidacy in April 2015.

    What about IB instructional practices showcased?

    After parents enjoyed a tribute “American Tears” performed by the Hammond Eastside “Company” in honor of Veterans Day and the presentation regarding IB, parents were invited to experience inquiry-based learning experiences with their children in classrooms and in the halls for grades Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grades.
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  • “Egg”citing Science News!

    Mr. Michael Martin’s life science class has a new classmate today, in the form of a baby chick! Mr. Martin’s students researched information on incubating and hatching the chicken eggs. Technology Specialist, Linda Joiner, who acquired the incubator through DonorsChoose.org when she was teaching life science, donated it and the fertile eggs to the class. Students will be taking care of the new chicks in the classroom until they all hatch. Then they will be adopted by several of the students.

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