Cooper Coldwell from Ponchatoula Junior High School Cooper earned 4th place in the You Be The Chemist State Challenge at LSU on April 25. Also, competing from TPSS at LSU were Lauren DeVaney (SLU Lab School), Kent Bardwell (SLU Lab School), and Taylor McLain (Loranger Middle School). Cooper is pictured above with his mother, Karen Alexander.
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!
Tucker is ready for Summer...the Gators can move it!
The Tangipahoa Parish School System will offer summer remediation to students in grades 4 and 8 who made a "D" or "F" in English, reading, or mathematics on the report card for the school year average. (Students who fail one or more of these major subjects will be required to attend summer remediation to be considered for a promotion waiver. Click here for more information.
Bottom Row: Parker Vaughan -- Excellent, Extemporaneous Speaking; Kristen Swanson -- Superior, -- Oral Interpretation; Kiara Smith, 1st Place Overall -- Family & Consumer Sciences;
Second Row: Malik Brumfield, Superior -- Original Oratory; Brendan Cuti, 1st Place Overall -- American History; and Robert Foster, Superior -- Original Oratory
In a statement issued by Gideon Carter, III, counsel for private plaintiffs, and Ashley Sandage, counsel for the School Board, it was stated that “productive discussions” between the parties and continued assistance from federal court compliance officer Donald Massey have resulted in this agreement. If approved by the Court, the School Board will use the 2015-16 school year to notify parents and otherwise prepare for full implementation of the new student assignment plan beginning with the 2016-17 school year.
The attorneys also announced that they intend to continue to meet on a regular basis to try to resolve remaining issues. Click here to see full plan.
On Wednesday, attorneys for the parties in the Joyce Marie Moore federal desegregation suit announced that they have reached an agreement to jointly request of the federal court that it allow the Tangipahoa Parish School Board to begin implementation of an alternative student assignment plan. That plan creates new school zones and new educational opportunities for students in an effort to enhance desegregation of public schools in the Parish. Read full story...
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
Tucker Elementary had Book Fair recently and the students donated money to buy new books for the library. The children were able to put their money in the scuba diver box or the octopus box, to vote for Librarian Krystle Hyman to dress up one of those ways. Here's the winner!!!