Tangipahoa Parish School System now has an app that can be downloaded to your mobile device to help you stay in better touch with what’s going on in our school district. The app is FREE and ready for you to download to your mobile device from either the Apple iTunes Store or Google Play.
Search for Tangipahoa and you will see the logo above. Tap to Download.
HWEMS participated in Red Ribbon Week 2014. Red Ribbon week is designed to promote living a healthy and drug free life.
Students in Mrs. Angela Bradford and Mrs. Alanna Langla’s 6th grade class at Hammond Westside Montessori studied voting rights and made posters describing why they thought it was important to vote. Throughout the week, leading up to election day, they will be doing a variety of activities surrounding citizenship, and the rights and responsibilities of citizens, including: a class election for Student Government positions, identifying the steps required to register to vote, exploring the various ways to register to vote, understanding the job duties of elected positions, and they will discover why every vote counts.
The students in Elisha Lewis and Latasha Williams' 3rd grade classes concluded a science unit on Matter by making ice cream as an experiment to see first hand the changing states of matter. After making and eating their ice cream, students wrote compositions to explain what they did.
Students worked on a "Volcano" close read this week, researched volcanos, and wrote and typed a composition about volcanoes! They learned about the parts of a volcano and completed this experiment! Second grade teachers Angele Walker and Kaylin Cruise do this with their classed every year. Students complete an experiment recording sheet where they discuss materials, hypothesis, procedure and results.
HWEMS parents, Jade Kearney, James Ambercrombie, Pam Lomheim, along with several other volunteers, came to school to assist our teachers by cutting out Montessori materials. Our school wouldn't be what it is without our wonderful PTO who organized this volunteer opportunity.
Hammond Westside Montessori's first grade teacher, Beth Soniat, is standing united with her students against bullying. Hammond Westside participated in Unity Day for Bullying Awareness on October 22. Students, faculty, and staff were encouraged to wear orange to represent that we stand united against bullying.
October is National Bullying and Prevention Month. Dr. Teresa Perry, Guidance Counselor for HWEMS, has a goal to raise awareness of bullying prevention and teach students how to respond effectively to bullying situations