Hammond Westside Montessori strives to create a rigorous, Montessori environment in which all students can achieve to their potential, and where all people respect themselves, others, and our environment.
"Growth comes from activity,
not from intellectual understanding."
Maria Montessori
 Rainbow school picture



A shout out to our Cheer team and their coaches, Ms. Burch and Ms. Ryan. They did an amazing job  at the recent Shake Rattle and Roll Competition.  They represented Hammond Westside with grace, dignity, and a ton of school spirit.







  • Spelling Bee

    Hammond Westside Montessori Spelling Bee Winners

    On Friday, January 13, 2017, Hammond Westside Montessori held it's annual school spelling bee. The winner from the school spelling bee will compete in the Louisiana Children's Discovery Center's Regional Spelling Bee in March. The HWM winner is Dixid Moore. Dixid is a fifth grade student in Mrs. Folk and Mrs. Ziegler's class. He is the son of Evelyn and Dixid Moore and also participates in the TPSS Gifted Program. The first place winner is Edmond Weathersby and the second place winner is Olivia Onyeardor. 

    Pictured from left to right on the front row is Edmond Weathersby, Dixid Moore, and Olivia Onyeador. Pictured from left to right on the back row is Leslie Cuti, Curriculum Support Teacher and Spelling Bee  Judge, Amanda McDaniel, Interventionist and Spelling Bee Judge, and Becky Navarra, Administrative Assistant and School Spelling Bee Coordinator. 


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  • October

    Congratulations to Hammond Westside Montessori School's Model Montessorians for the Month of October. These student leaders were nominated by their teachers and chosen based on their leadership in the classroom, their respectfulness to others, themselves and the environment, their peaceful personality in the classroom and being self motivated workers as well as independent and organized, all of which are Montessorian attributes. 

    Front row from left to right: Joan Joshua (2nd grade), Ruby-Pearl Weathersby (Kindergarten), Lliam Llewellyn, (Pre-Kindergarten), Matthew Armstrong (Pre-Kindergarten)

    Back row from left to right: Dylan Dufrene (1st grade), Mattie Proctor (Kindergarten), Brooklyn Leslie (5th grade), Hunner Farbe (4th grade), Bailey Wall (3rd Grade), Matthew Yeomans (1st grade), Saniyah Wilson (6th grade) 

    Not pictured: Anthony Ferrara (7th grade), Hadeel Saad (8rd grade)


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  • Beautification Day


    On Saturday, December 3,  Hammond Westside Montessori held a campus beautification day.   Parents, students, and staff worked together to clean windows, wash walls, plant flowers, do garden maintenance, as well as trimming of tress across the front of the school.   It was a day filled with hard work and fun as we worked together, as the Hammond Westside Family, to give a bit of TLC to our beautiful school. 



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  • Frankie and Evan

    Every year the Governor's Office of Disability Affairs holds the GOLD Awards(Governor's Outstanding Leadership in Disabilities). Hammond Westside Montessori is happy to announce that Frankie, Evan Grossnickle's Service Animal received the "Service Animal of the Year Award." This award is given in recognition of a service animal who has exhibited exceptional assistance to a person with a disability. Frankie has been a great support for Evan and we have seen Evan make great strides academically and socially since he has had Frankie. The Grossnickles and Frankie attended the GOLD Awards on November 16, 2016, at the Old State Capital where Frankie was recognized and received the award. 


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Holiday Art
Click the image above to see some wonderful holiday art work from our students! 

  Maria Montessori  

 Christmas Art

Hammond Westside Montessori congratulates Bailey Wall! Bailey's Christmas artwork was chosen as the Christmas card for Hammond Westside Montessori this year. Bailey is a third grade student in Mrs. Colette Taillon's class. Christmas cards will be shared with local schools, businesses, school board members, and various patrons of HWM. 

Pictured from left to right is Becky Navarra, Administrative Assistant, Bailey Wall, and Colette Taillon, Bailey's teacher. 

Mrs. Perry

 Our winner for November is PreK/K teacher, Mrs. Natasha Perry (center), pictured here with Principal Jason Oller (right).  The prize this month was a beautiful fall wreath made by Mrs. Shelly Johnson (left). Congratulations, Mrs. Perry! 

PBIS October  
 Our winner for October is third grade teacher, Ms. Phyllis Schenck, pictured here with Principal Jason Oller.  The prize this month was a beautiful fall door hanger. Congratulations, Ms. Schenck!