HWEMS holds an All Pro Dads Day with a monthly breakfast. The first one this school year was held on Sept. 17, 2014. We had a large turnout, with nearly every seat in the cafeteria taken. Guest speaker, Charles Brumfield, Jr., along with Disciplinarian Sharon Walker and Principal Catherine LeBlanc, spoke to the students and their parents about the importance of families and family values.
Project ROAR (Rediscovering Opportunities and Attitudes towards Reading) is a book club partnership between Hammond Westside Montessori School students and Southeastern’s teacher candidates enrolled in Dr. Gerlinde Beckers Adolescent Literature course. The establishing and facilitating of the book clubs provides teacher candidates authentic learning experiences and it gives the HWMS students opportunities to rediscover reading as a literary experience. Project ROAR was recently awarded a Dollar General Literacy foundation Grant to purchase Kindle eReaders to be used during Book Clubs.