On Wednesday, November 11, Independence High School hosted an Academic and Literacy Night. It was a HUGE success!
"Come Fall into All the Excitement of Learning at Independence High and Leaf (Leave) with Tiger Knowledge" was the event theme. Families were invited to participate in this wonderful opportunity, which included visiting with teachers, winning door prizes, and learning more about resources that would help students perform on the EOC and ACT tests. Teachers provided information packets containing exciting online resources for EOC, ACT, literacy strategies, core subject areas, and core subject areas. The technical and career departments distributed information on various certifications that are offered at IHS. Graduation requirements were also made available and explained to parents.
Gina Centineo, a representative from the Tangipahoa Parish Library, Independence branch, attended the event to explain online resources offered by the parish library and provided event attendees with applications for library cards.
We could not have had such a successful event without the tremendous support of our parents, students, and teachers who contributed their time, energy, and enthusiasm. It was exciting to see parents, grandparents, and family in attendance with the purpose of helping students strive to reach their full potential.
IHS would like to thank the following community partners for their sponsorship of our Academic and Literacy Night: O'Reilly Auto Parts in Independence, Pizza Hut in Independence, Bar-B-Que Station, Master Chef, The Boston, Walmart in Amite, Winn Dixie in Amite, The Donut Tree, and One Stop Party Rental.
Drivers Education is being offered to all students interested. The course will run from December 7-18, 2015 from 3:00-6:00 pm each day. The course fee is $400. Check or money orders made out to Tangipahoa Parish School System will be the only accepted form of payment.
No cash will be accepted. The deadline to turn in paperwork and payment is November 30, 2015. If the registration form is mailed, it must be notorized.
Payments can be mailed to: Tangipahoa Parish School System
Attn: Drivers Education or Mark Vining
59656 Puleston Road, Amite, LA 70422
Any questions about drivers education can be directed to
Carla Kirkland at (985)748-2511.
Pictured is Mr. Wascom and his Welding students, along with Mr. Wayne Tyson from Turner Industries. Turner Industries donated
valuable materials for our welding department.
Thank you Mr. Tyson and Turner Industries for helping to support our school!
The welding students at IHS are learning to use the Plasma Cam, an industrial size die-cut machine, to make metal art work. The Fleur-de-Lis shown in the picture is cut out of 3/16" aluminum plate for Melton Fence Company.
Laying Out the Foundation at Independence High