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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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  • Germs, Germs, and more Germs -- Yuck!
     

    The 5th graders at Hammond Eastside had quite a life changing learning experience when Donna Landry with the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center brought the Germ Cave to the school on Friday, October 24. Mrs. Meredith Mull, 5th grade teacher, arranged this experience to reinforce the 5th grade science lesson on how the body defends itself – our immune system. Purple powder was used to simulate germs and how easily germs can spread. Students were amazed how quickly the purple powder spread to their faces and hair. Thorough hand washing practices were emphasized throughout the experience.
     

    Germ Cave  
     
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  • Inquirers at Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School!


    All fourth graders at Hammond Eastside are studying a unit of inquiry on “How the World Works.” They are investigating how scientific principles help influence the way we live as humans. More specifically, Mrs. Stacy Lindsey’s fourth grade students are analyzing how the use of a ramp affects the speed of a car. They are gathering information regarding gravity and how it affects our daily lives. The best part is that HEEM students are so engaged in their learning.


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  • Grandparent’s Day at Hammond Eastside

     
    Hammond Eastside’s Parent and Teacher Organization (PTO) hosted the first Grandparents’ Day on October 15th for which over 300 family members participated in the event. The festivities included refreshments, crafts, family photos, and Scholastic’s Book Fair. Grandparents and students had the choice of a Fall-themed or Renaissance-themed family picture. Students were able to create and decorate picture frames for their pictures with their grandparents. Students were excited to shop in the book fair with their grandparents.

    Hammond Eastside’s PTO worked tirelessly to plan, prepare, and facilitate the event. The school’s administration, faculty, and staff feel very fortunate to have such an active and dedicated PTO that contributes to the school life of their students making memories that they will never forget. The event was truly successful. Thank you, HEEM PTO!
     

     
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  • HEM Wins at Tangipahoa Parish Fair 

     
    Hammond Eastside Elementary won 3rd place at the Tangipahoa Parish fair this year. The theme was "The First Parish Fair." In 1888, Tangipahoa held the first parish fair in the State of Louisiana.
     

     
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  • The past influences everything!


    Hammond Eastside first grade students are beginning a unit of inquiry on how the past influences everything in our lives. Mrs. Judith Lapeyrouse, one of Hammond Eastside’s first grade teachers, introduced the unit by setting up a mini museum in her classroom. As students entered the room in the morning, they were curious as to what the objects were. Some students asked her if her old black and white television was a microwave, and another asked her if her candelabra was a drinking cup. Mrs. Lapeyrouse recorded her student’s questions in a tablet as they asked them, so she could place them on her question board in her classroom. As students are investigating our city’s rich history during this unit, they will frequently revisit their questions they created by answering them and developing new ones. As an International Baccalaureate World School, Hammond Eastside actively embraces the inquiry stance. 
     

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  • Tech Tubs at Hammond Eastside Magnet School

    Nickson Elidor, Language Acquisition (Spanish) teacher, taking advantage of the iPad Tech Tubs available through the TPSS Technology Department. Teachers can check-out the Tech Tubs through the department to integrate iPad technology into their lessons. Mr. Elidor's 7th grade students are using an app called Qué Onda to identify family members in Spanish and to practice spelling the vocabulary words and expressions.
     

     
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  • Working to Make A Difference

    Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School teachers for grades Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grades hold meetings each week during their planning periods to collaboratively make curriculum decisions. One of these meetings is either dedicated to International Baccalaureate planners, which are unit planners designed for inquiry-based instruction, or their Professional Learning Community meeting during which they analyze student data to inform their daily instruction. The second meeting of the week is dedicated to grade-level lesson planning during which teachers work collaboratively to make instructional decisions and cooperatively to allocate responsibility to each team member. Here at Hammond Eastside, teachers are working to make a difference in the lives of our students.
     
    Corwin and Cavilee  
    6th grade teachers, Rosemary Cavilee and Misty Corwin work to complete their second six week unit plans for mathematics.
     
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    Acting Principal, Darlene Hammer, and Curriculum Coach, Stephanie Ciresi, listens as
    sixth grade ELA (language and literature) teachers, Shawn Gilbreath and Sarah Poche, explain their instructional plans.
     
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    Dr. Anthony Miller, a sixth grade social studies (individuals and societies) teacher, reviews his unit plans to make final touches before discussing his work to his team members.
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  • Hammond Eastside Students Love Reading!! 

    The faculty and staff at Hammond Eastside understand that language permeates the world in which we live. The development of language is fundamental to the need to communicate. Language is the major connecting element across the curriculum and provides a vehicle for inquiry. Learners listen, talk, read, and write their way to negotiating new meanings and understanding new concepts. As learners engage with interesting and authentic text, they acquire the skills, strategies, and conceptual understanding to become college- and career- ready, independent readers who are international minded. Here at Hammond Eastside, we try very hard to instill the love of reading into the hearts of all our students!

    Students Reading
    Ari and Ametra are reading on the bench during silent reading.
     
    Students Reading  
    Claire is reading silently.
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  • IB World School Authorization 

    IB World School Authorization Hammond Eastside is now an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Primary Years Programme to every student in grades Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade. This philosophy inspires everyone in our school community to be caring and reflective thinkers who are open-minded and balanced inquirers that are also knowledgeable communicators and principled risk-takers. These are attributes of a person who is internationally minded, and these are known as attributes of the IB Learner Profile in all IB World Schools throughout the world. We integrate the IB Learner Profile into all we do here at Hammond Eastside!
     
    Below is a photo of first grade students Brianna, Rowyn, and Johnnyria. They are practicing being knowledgeable communicators and open-minded and balanced inquirers as they complete their shared reading assignment each morning.
      
    Students working  
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  • HEEM Recognized at Board Meeting

    Tuesday, August 19th, the school board recognized HEEM for becoming an IB World School.  Only two elementary schools in Louisiana have received authorization from International Baccalaureate Organization.

     
    School Board Meeting
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