March 4- Report Cards will go home
March 5- PTO Chick-Fil-A Night
March 7-LCDC Regional Spelling Bee
March 9-TPPS Professional Development Day for Teachers
March 10-Spring Pictures-more info to come
March 17-Student of the Year Recognition at Central Office at 6:00pm
Hammond Westside Montessori is proud to announce that we had 19 participants that represented our school in the You Be the Chemist Competition which was held at SLU on Friday, February 27, 2015. They all represented our school with dignity and respect. Nathan Gendron (pictured), a fifth grade student in Mrs. Becky Tobin and Mrs. Demetria Miller's classes was one of the top 20 scorers selected to participate in the challenge to earn a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place finish. He even made it through the second round of eliminations! Congratulations to all of our participants for earning a nomination from their teachers to attend the event.
Honesti Anderson is a middle school student at Hammond Westside Montessori. Honesti joined the Knit Club and is now knitting items outside of school. Honesti wears many different knitted items to school on cold days! Here she is on February 27, 2015, sporting a beautiful, pink eternity scarf and headband adorned with a knitted bow. Melanie Sanchez is the sponsor for the Knit Club. Although she retired in December, she continues to sponsor the club because she recognizes that children need opportunities to practice their talents. Melanie has done an outstanding job of recruiting parents, friends of HWMS, and other teachers to assist in teaching the students how to knit.
Hammond Westside Montessori Magnet School held a PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) event on Friday, February 13, which was a huge success. The students were very well behaved and respectful during the entire event. It is always wonderful to see the excitement on students’ faces when they have accomplished a meaningful reward/incentive through the school’s PBIS program. HWEMS commends them for their efforts in modeling routines, procedures, and expectations daily. We would like to thank Mrs. Chasity Joseph, Mrs. Michelle Hampton, Mrs. Deberel Patterson, our PBIS committee, PTO, enrichment teachers, paraprofessionals, and all our volunteers who assisted with this event. Thank you for making this event a memorable one for our students.
Hammond Westside Montessori is happy to announce the Students of the Month for February. We celebrated our students’ success on Thursday, February 26 with the students of the month, their teachers, parents, and administrators. Students were presented with a certificate from Santa Fe Steakhouse. Students chosen for this month are: PreK - Micah Richardson & Sophia Ridgel, K - Betsy Terrio & Aaliyah Elzatmah, 1st - Izaya Lewis & Stephen Fowler, 2nd - Layla Williams & Kingston Harrell, 3rd - Jerald Alexander & Ja’Nasha Martin, 4th - Semaj Self & Melina Yeomans, 5th - Lizeth Zavala & Kassidy Swanson, 6th - Jacob Bankston & Alfredo Sanchez
Hammond Westside Montessori School hosted a “Knock It Out of the PARCC” and a “Parent Montessori Workshop” on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Both were a huge success with a great turnout! A lot of hard work went into the planning and preparation of this event. It enlightened parents who attended of what PARCC was about and how we are preparing students for success! There were many teachers, staff, administrators and parents involved in this Saturday event to help our children. A special thank you to Lea James for making her idea become a reality. She "stepped up to the plate", got a committee of hard working people, and "ran home" with it!
HWEMS’s monthly All Pro Dads Breakfast was held on February 11, 2015.
On Monday, February 9, 2015, students in Coach McCoy’s physical education class began a six week course about nutrition with nutrition educator, Donna Landry (pictured), from the LSU Ag Center. In today’s lesson, students learned about the importance and role of fiber and whole grains in their diets. Ms. Landry distributed handouts to the students and had actual food items and posters for an impressive visual display.