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  • AN17 Visits HEEM

    Principal Maureen Terese shares HEEM's successes with AN17.  Click the photo to view the interview.
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  • Fine Arts Program

    Teacher Artie Gautier showcases HEEM's Fine Arts Program for AN17.  Click the photo to view the interview.
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  • Student Artwork

    Congratulations to Caleb, Olivia, and Ms. Fletcher for having artwork selected to go to the Governor's mansion!!  Great job!!  
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  • Ronald McDonald visits Hammond Eastside

    On Monday, March 10th, Ronald McDonald visited HEEM. He talked to students about being yourself and believing in yourself. The program is titled Adventures in Friendships. Ronald McDonald goes to schools and talks to students about building character, cooperation, believing in yourself, being a risk-taker, and bullying. At the end of the program, Ronald McDonald gives thanks to the teachers for teaching our children. The students all had a wonderful time visiting with Ronald McDonald. Pictured is Ronald McDonald with Ms. Anna Catalanotto, Arnell Garner, Madison Duplessis, and Ms. Melanie Sledge.

    Ronald McDonald
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  • Mardi Gras Mask Winners

    HEEM would like to congratulate Jeremiah, Paris, and Shae.  They were selected as winners in the Mardi Gras activity for creating their own Mardi Gras masks.
    Mardi Gras Masks  
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  • February Students of the Month 

    Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School recognized forty-one students as Student of the Month. Each student was selected by their classmates and teacher based on their demonstration of the attributes of the Learner Profile  (Caring, Reflective, Principled, Balanced, Communicator, Thinker, Risk-Taker, Open-Minded, Inquirer, Knowledgeable). The students were acknowledged during their lunch where they received a HEEM Student of the Month drawstring bag filled with treats and a certificate. Parents were also invited to each lunch with their child on their special day.


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  • Congratulations to Ms. Anderson!

    Tangipahoa Federation of Teachers member Rita Anderson, a paraprofessional at Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet, was named the Artist in residence Award winner at the Louisiana Federation of Teachers Paraprofessional and School Related Personnel Conference, held on February 22 at the Baton Rouge Marriott Hotel. Ms. Anderson authored a book of poems called Poetic Ponderings and Piths.
    The annual PSRP Conference recognizes the contributions of school support staff. It includes professional development workshops, briefings on important legislative and educational issues, and awards to honor the achievements of members.
    Rita Anderson  
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  • King Cakes 

    Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School facilitated a Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) activity on Thursday, February 27th  for students in grades 1-3.  Doughlicious Donuts donated 42 dozen donuts, 504 donuts total, to our school for this event, so that students could decorate the donuts making their very own king cakes. They proudly display their creations in the featured picture. Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet would like to thank Doughlicious Donuts for their thoughtful donation!

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  • 4H Winners

    HEEM is very proud to announce our 4H students who won awards for the Beef and Sugar Cookery also, the fashion on Tuesday, February 25th at Amite Elementary.
    • Chatisha T. - overall winner sew your own fashion;
    • Kayla E. - overall winner, candy,1st cakes, 1st one dish meal;
    • Garrett S. -- overall winner Ambassador Talks, cake and healthy dish, 1st main dish, 1st  candy and cookie, simple dish, and 2nd pies.
    • Samuel T. - overall winner simple dish, 1st one dish meal.
    • Emma Grace B. - 2nd pies
    • Rose Kathron B. - 1st pies
    • Randi Y. - 1st candy
    • Tez C. - 3rd cake and simple dish
    • Avery H - 1st pies
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  • Dragon Dance

    The Kindergarten classes at Hammond Eastside have been inquiring into traditions from around the world. Honoring Chinese New Year, both Mrs. Sedley Brown’s and Ms. Anna Catalanotto’s classes have been experiencing Chinese traditions and culture. The students learned how to eat with real chop sticks practicing using cereal. Also they made Chinese lanterns. They were visited by community members that have lived in China read many books about Chinese traditions.

    The two classes ended their inquiry by performing “A Dragon Dance” in celebration of the end of Chinese New Year on February 15th. Their Dragon Dance took place on Friday, February 14 in the hallways of Hammond Eastside Elementary School. Principal, Maureen Terese, opened the dance by awakening the two dragons when she dotted their eyes. When each dragon awoke, it roared loudly. The Kindergarteners were so excited to roar for the crowd. When the music started, the children began to move the dragon down the hallways parading for all students in all grade levels which included Pre-Kindergarten and 1st through 7th grades.

    Principal Maureen Terese awakens the dragons by dotting the eyes.
    Dragon Dance 1  
    Dragon Dance 2  
    Mrs. Sedley Brown’s class’ dragon
    Dragon Dance 3  
    Students carrying the dragon.
    Dragon Dance 4
    Ms. Anna Catalanotto’s class’ dragon
    Dragon Dance 5  
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Welcome to
Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School
Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet is a candidate school* for the Primary Years Programme as of September 1, 2012.

IB Candidate
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 believes is important for our students.
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org 


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