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Genetic Engineering

PJHS English Department

The 7th Grade English Language Arts students and teachers at Ponchatoula Jr. High School recently finished reading the novel The Giver by Lois Lowry.  As a culminating activity, all 7th grade students attended a presentation entitled “Genetic Engineering—How Close are we to the Science in The Giver?” The guest speaker for this event was Professor Jerrie Hanible a 15 year faculty member of Southeastern Louisiana University.  Ms. Hanible teaches Biology, Anatomy, & Physiology.  She was recently nationally featured as one 40 Astounding Professors under the age of 40.  Above, Ms. Hanible is pictured with the 7th grade ELA teachers at PJHS. 

Teen Leadership Day

Teen Leadership Day

Students from Hammond High School and Loranger High School participated in Louisiana Teen Leadership Day in Lafayette.  The focus was student participation and leadership in improving school climate.  It was sponsored by the Louisiana Safe and Supportive Schools Initiative. Click image to enlarge. 

Parent Resources Newsletter

Parent Newsletter Summer 2015

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Crowing for Success

HEEM teacher crows for success

Mrs. Crystal Addison's 4th  student's at Hammond Eastide Magnet requested that she dress up like a chicken if over 80% of them beat their score on their end of the year benchmark test. She proudly complied and rewarded them by crowing for their success!

  • Happy 4th of July

    Tangipahoa Parish School System offices and schools will be closed Thursday, July 2 and Friday, July 3, 2015 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.
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  • Band Camp
    Independence High Band Camp begins Monday, July 13 at 8:00 a.m. at Independence High School.
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  • Hammond High Student wins Girls State Golf Championship Division 1

    Mary Frances Chauvin, a student at Hammond High Magnet School, wins the 2015 girls state championship in golf for Division I.


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  • Project CORE Math
    38 Tangi teachers attended 10 days of Project CORE Math professional development recently.
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  • Natalbany Elementary Youth Wetlands Program

    Ms. Sharon Philipson’s 4th grade science classes at Natalbany Elementary learned about Louisiana’s Wetlands using special lessons and materials provided by the Youth Wetlands Program this year. The students explored the plight of the brown pelican and its success story; symbiotic relationships through investigating the squirrel and the oak tree; investigating insects with a focus on the dragonfly, the crane fly, and the mosquito; and experienced an arthropod adventure on the school grounds. Ms. Philipson was named as one of the Youth Wetlands Program Super Teachers this year. 

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  • Hammond Jr. High Magnet visits with Holocaust Survivor
     On Tuesday, May 12th, Bryanne Mader's Social Justice class at Hammond Junior High Magnet School had the privilege of meeting and listening to a Holocaust survivor.  Anne Levy (standing in the center of the photo) shared her experience as a child living in Nazi occupied Poland. Anne was accompanied by Plater Robinson (standing on the right side of photo), Education Director at the Tulane University's Southern Institute of Education and Research. After Anne Levy shared her story, the students were able to walk Ms. Levy and Plater Robinson through the school to show their projects and exhibits that have been completed throughout the year.
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  • Hammond Jr. High Magnet School Green School

    Hammond Junior High Magnet School participated in Louisiana USGBC's Green School Challenge in its 2nd year. Last Year the school won 2nd place in the state. This year, Hammond Jr. WON FIRST PLACE. Pictured receiving a plaque and award of $1500.00 along with an Elkay bottle fountain, are left to right. Dr Danny Williams; Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Shannon Stage; Executive Director Louisiana USGBC, Frank Deffes III; Cypress Lighting Technologies Owner, HJHMS Green School Club members, Alicia Deffes: HJHMS GSC  Project Assistant; Robin Price: HJHMS GSC Project Coordinator, Chris Bankston: Green School Challenge Mentor/ Architect.

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  • Triplets from HWMS at Berry Hill Farm
    Triplets in Kristin Ruiz's classroom at Hammond Westside Montessori School totally enjoyed their field trip to Berry Hill Farm this year.
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celebration of the earth

Earth Week celebration at Roseland Elementary Montessori School

A student at Roseland Elementary Montessori became a "Human Tree" during the Earth Week celebration at the school.  Click here for more information and pictures.

Volunteer of the Year

Mrs. Amanda Frere

Mrs. Amanda Frere was recently named the 2015 Volunteer of the Year from Tangipahoa Parish.  Mrs. Frere is being honored for her service at Hammond Jr. High Magnet School. Please join us in thanking Mrs. Frere! Click here to read more about her award.

Crawfish time

Amite Elementary Magnet School crawfish boil

Amite Elementary Magnet Students in grades 3 and 4 who scored Basic and Above on both Reading and Math Benchmark scores were treated to a school crawfish boil and waterslide.   What a wonderful way to celebrate their achievements.  Congratulations, Warriors!

Flag etiquette

Flag Etiquette

Colette Taillon’s students at Hammond Westside Primary School, shared with two Pre-K students how to properly hold the American flag and why our military is so important. 

HEEM makes announcement

Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet Logo

As of September 1, 2015, Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School is a candidate school* for the Middle Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School believes is important for our students.

 *Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme and the IB CP. Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

 For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org