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.
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)
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.
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.
Congratulations to our Westside Whirlbots for placing 5th at the district competition on Nov. 12! They will be headed to state competition in December!
Click the picture to view images from their exciting day!
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.
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!