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Parent Resources Newsletter

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Prize winning Artist

  • Poster Contest Winner

    Talented Art student, Jaquan Brumfield, a 10th grader at Ponchatoula High, won overall at the LA Fairs and Festivals Association poster contest. 
    She also won first for the student contest and received $175 in prize money! Congratulations to Jaquan!

Strawberry Festival Poster Artist 2017

  • Strawberry Festival Poster Support

    The staff of Perrin ELC show their support to Dayna Breaud, their favorite artist nurse, by wearing Strawberry Festival Shirts featuring her winning design.

State Literary Rally Winner

  • LA State Literary Rally winner

    Tanner Blades, a student at Sumner High School, participated in the Louisiana State Literary Rally at Louisiana State University on Saturday, April 1, and placed 4th in Business Computer Applications. We are extremely proud of him!

LHS 1st place

  • LHS Carpentry 1st place award

    EXCEL high schools had a big day this past Friday at the annual ABC High School Craft Competition for the St. Rose Bayou Chapter. Four of EXCEL’s sponsored high schools competed in welding and carpentry with three taking top honors.  Loranger High School beat out three other schools for a 1st place finish in the carpentry category. EXCEL applauds the efforts put forth by these students and instructors. Pictured from L to R:  Max Finch, Laramie Carter, Joseph Baiamonte, and Johnnie Santangelo, Instructor.

DNA investigation

DNA Activity
7th graders at Natalbany Middle School are investigating the structure of DNA in Ms. Tricia Trinco's class 

Erosion Experiment at HWMS

  • Erosion Experiment at HWMS

    Laelle Hughes from Mrs. Cruise's second grade class at Hammond Westside Montessori School is learning about erosion. Her class created their own beach using water and a pan. The students created waves and watched the waves erode the beach.

  • Angelina Drago

    Congratulations to Angelina Drago, teacher at Hammond High Magnet School, who was selected as a semi-finalist for the Louisiana Teacher of the Year! We are proud of you and you are a great representative for Tangipahoa Parish School System. Good luck in the competition.



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  • Spring Break
     TPSS Students and Teachers will enjoy Easter Vacation / Spring Break beginning Friday, April 14, 2017 and return to school on Monday,  April 24, 2017.  
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  • TPSS New Student Registration

    Registration for brand new students attending grades K-12 in Tangipahoa Parish School System for the 2017-18 school year will begin on Monday, April 3, 2017 at one of the TPSS Registration Centers. Click here to read the requirements and procedures for registration.



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  • PreK and Early Childhood Application


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  • Robin Glasper - Above & Beyond Award

    Robin Glasper, teacher at Independence High School, was presented with the Above & Beyond Award at the April 4th Board Meeting. Pictured above: Sandra Bailey-Simmons, Board Member; Robin Glasper; Chasity Collier, Principal of Independence High; and Superintendent Mark Kolwe.



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  • YBTC District Winners

    You Be the Chemist District Winners

    Starting from Mr. Kolwe:

    Roger Robertson, 1st place, LMS

    John Cranford, 3rd place, VES

    Shamitha Thumma, 4th place, HEM

    Celia Allen, 2nd place, HEM

    There are more pictures and information of this event on our STEM page.


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  • Author Visit


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  • Teacher Job Fair

    The 2017 Teacher Job Fair will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Pennington Center at Southeastern Louisiana University. Click here for more information.


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  • Theresa Hamilton - NIET panel

    Theresa Hamilton, Chief Academic Officer for the Tangipahoa Parish School System, participated on a panel at the 2017 National TAP Conference. Hamilton and the other panelists shared with educators from across the country strategies and practices for improving student achievement while sustaining the  NIET/BPS Systems.



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  • Petition for Diploma ACT 303


    Petition for High School Diploma (Act 303)

    Act 303 authorizes a person who is no longer enrolled in a public school but was identified as a student with a disability and who previously failed to receive a high school diploma or was denied graduation solely for failing to meet the state high school graduation exit examination requirements, to petition his or her city, parish, or other local public school board to receive a high school diploma.  Such petitions shall be submitted to Mrs. Cheryl Kirkland Braud, Director of Special Education by December 31, 2017.  Tangipahoa Parish School System will transmit diploma requests to the Louisiana Department of Education in accordance with LDOE procedures and guidelines.

    ACT 303 Informational Flyer

    Form - Petition for High School Diploma (ACT 303)

    Forms can be mailed to: 

    Tangipahoa Parish Special Services Center
    1745 SW Railroad Avenue
    Suite 302
    Hammond, LA 70403



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Kangarette Tryouts

  • Kangarettes Dance Tryouts

Talented Art Winner

HEMS Talented Art Winner

 Khalil McKnight, 6th grader at Hammond Eastside Magnet, has won an Honorable Mention in the Louisiana Art Education Association's Youth Art Month Flag Design Contest.  This year's theme is "United Through Art".  Contestants were required to create a flag design which included the state name and Youth Art Month logo, focused on this year's theme, had a well-balanced composition, and could easily translate to an actual flag (bold colors and lines).  His artwork will be on exhibit at the Artists in the Capital Day Awards Ceremony in May, where he and HEM's middle school Visual Art teacher, Heather McNamara, will be recognized along with the other winners.   


SMS Track Team

  • Sumner Middle School's Track Team

    The Jewel Sumner Middle School Boys Track team won the parish championship for the third year in a row.

Talented Art winner

  • "Gold Key" award winner

    Paris Hatfield, 10th grade Hammond High Magnet School Talented Art student, is the recipient of the "Gold Key" a top honor in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition.  Congratulations, Paris.

FFA Area Leadership Development

  • FFA

    The FFA Area Leadership Development Event competition was held on Jan. 18 at Iberville MSA West with 27 schools in attendance. Ponchatoula FFA Advisors Bradley Coleman (far left) and Summer Anderson (far right) pose with PHS senior, Jaci Cooper, who earned 4th Place in the Employment Skills competition and PHS Junior, Cheyenne Hano, who earned 1st Place in the Extemporaneous Speaking competition. Hano will represent PHS and Tangipahoa at the state competition held in Monroe in June. 

State Beta Winner

  • State Beta Winner

    Roseland Montessori is proud of Laney Saragusa, 5th grade Beta Club member, who placed 3rd place in the sketching competition at the State convention making her eligible to compete at Nationals.  The State Beta Convention was held February 15-17 in Lafayette, Louisiana.  The RMS Beta Club traveled with over 30 of their members to compete in various events.  Attending these types of events is not only a great experience for students, but it builds leadership skills.  We would like to wish Laney luck at the National Convention this summer.  Congratulations!

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2016-17 Student & Parent Handbook

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2015-16 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

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