We are happy to announce that Kiauna Conley is HWEM’s Student of the Year. Kiauna is a fifth grade student in Mrs. Morgan’s class. As part of the Student of the Year process, she had to complete a portfolio that included a writing sample, a list of her accomplishments, and an interview. On Friday, January 31, she competed at the district level. We are so proud of Kiauna and we wish her the best of luck at the district level.
Reverend Lamonte Jackson was the guest speaker at The All Pro Dad's breakfast at Hammond Westside Montessori School. His message was "We are all winners. When we get past our struggles we begin to win.” Rev. Jackson stressed three points to be in it to win it. You have to have the will to win! When you fall, get up and try again. In every opposition there is an opportunity. Find your niche. Never quit. Keep a positive attitude and you can do anything.You have to have the skill to compete. Mr. Mike Stant, the Chief Principal Designee at HWMS, said that sometimes the only thing kids need is a pep talk. They need a boost in the morning. They need a few words of encouragement. Parental involvement is the number one key to successful students. We don't measure kids, we love them. The dads at the breakfast told the audience something special about their children.
Hammond Westside Montessori School kicked off it's first All Pro Dads breakfast with SELU's Defensive Football Coach, Stephen Golden. Coach Golden gave an inspirational talk about dads balancing their work and families. He stressed the importance of children witnessing their parents' good work ethic. He praised the dads (and moms) who took time to be with their children for breakfast and spending quality time with them when they are away from work. Mr. Mike Stant, the Chief Principal Designee of HWMS, coordinated the event. He, along with his committee, did an outstanding job of making all of the dads feel valued and welcomed. Mr. Stant's committee consists of Coach David McCoy, Coach Steve Driscoll, Mr. Darren Gomilla, and Mr. Uland Thorn. They make a strong, positive TEAM!
Hammond Westside Montessori held its' annual Meet and Greet for students and parents on Wednesday, August 7. Students and parents were given the opportunity to come in and meeth their teacher for the year. They were also able to drop off any supplies to avoid having to bring them on the first day of classes.
These educators at HWM spent two weeks training the recently hired new teachers. The new teachers were trained in the Montessori philosophy and methodology. Hands- on experience with the materials prepared them for their presentations using the Montessori materials. The picture shows Colette Taillon, Beverly Free, Sarah Brabham, Elizabeth Hawes, Becky Tobin, Sue Courtney.