Students in Ms. Patti Gautreaux's class received a special story time on December 19. Midway Elementary Principal Wanda Davis read a Christmas story to the class as they prepared to dismiss for the holiday break. Students pictured are Aliyah, Briane, Tyran, Andre and Jaden.
Ms. Tyra Starkey and Coach Spencer at Loranger High have recently implemented the use of Blackboard into their classrooms. Students will utilize their Blackboard classrooms to access discussion boards, blogs, online assignments, and any information missed if the student is absent. The students will not only be interacting online with their fellow classmates, but will also have the opportunity to network with students in the other American History classes. Ms. Starkey's 11th grade students were taught to self-enroll into Blackboard, and then assisted Coach Spencer's 9th grade students in doing the same. All students then shared laptops and learned to navigate the new sites. Click picture to see it enlarged.
Over 200 parents, grandparents, and other family members attended the first annual Family Day Picnic at Roseland Montessori. Relatives traveled from as far as Atlanta, Georgia to enjoy the beautiful weather and great family-oriented atmosphere. There was plenty of music, food, fun, and games. An added highlight of this day was the high morale due to the recent announcement of Roseland Elementary Montessori's increase in the School Performance Score. Events such as the picnic bring our families together as a community all serving a common goal.
Hammond Westside Montessori students worked on a "Volcano" close reading, researched volcanos, and wrote and typed a composition about volcanoes! They learned about the parts of a volcano and completed this experiment! Second grade teachers Angele Walker and Kaylin Cruise do this with their classed every year. Students complete an experiment recording sheet where they discuss materials, hypothesis, procedure and results.
Chase Domangue is a 2nd grader at Hammond Westside Montessori School. His classroom theme is "giraffes". While Chase and his mom were out Christmas shopping, he found just the right gift for his teacher, Mrs. Colette Taillon! Chase insisted on buying his teacher "giraffe PJs" for Christmas. Mrs. Taillon loved the thoughtful gift so much that she wore it while pulling carpool duty. The parents and students were greeted with a big giraffe smile and it made their day. Pictured left to right: Cathy LeBlanc, Principal of HWMS, Colette Taillon, Chase Domangue.
Tangipahoa Parish School System students in Grades 3-12, all parents, administrators and teachers are asked to complete the short Needs Assessment Survey for 2014-15 by Friday, February 6, 2015. The feedback that is received from these surveys is invaluable in providing the quality of services that our students deserve. For questions please contact Angela Corkern at 985-310-2190.
Dr. Jesse Allison, Assistant Professor of Experimental Music and Digital Media from LSU came to Loranger Elementary to present workshops for 3rd and 4th graders entitled "Music in Motion: Laptops, Mobile Phones, and Making the Future of Making Music." This presentation is funded through a federal grant provided through the "Speaking of Science" program from the Board of Regents. The children were exposed to different areas of study that they can pursue as they decide upon a career field. Dr. Allison told them that he started his career in music, and then incorporated the fields of technology and science, which are also things he enjoys, with what he is doing now. He currently works with experimental music and digital media, and showed the students a variety of ways that sound and music overlap with science.
All fourth graders at Hammond Eastside are studying a unit of inquiry on “How the World Works.” They are investigating how scientific principles help influence the way we live as humans. More specifically, Mrs. Stacy Lindsey’s fourth grade students are analyzing how the use of a ramp affects the speed of a car. They are gathering information regarding gravity and how it affects our daily lives. The best part is that HEEM students are so engaged in their learning! Pictured: Madison Register, Avery Melton, and Dennis Hebert completing their experiment.
The 5th graders at Hammond Eastside Magnet had quite a life changing learning experience when Donna Landry with the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center brought the Germ Cave to the school recently. Mrs. Meredith Mull, 5th grade teacher, arranged this experience to reinforce the 5th grade science lesson on how the body defends itself – our immune system. Purple powder was used to simulate germs and how easily germs can spread. Students were amazed how quickly the purple powder spread to their faces and hair. Thorough hand washing practices were emphasized throughout the experience. Pictured from Mrs. Meredith Mull’s class are Ms. Lopez, Mykell Jones, Autum Allen, Richard Frere, Brenna Adams, Mrs. Mull, Ki McKnight, Alex Vinyard, Samuel Terry, Makayla Walker, Kaitlyn Williams, Skyy Jackson, Jeremiah Reitz, Unseld Johnson, Melissa Cochran, Elizabeth Skalican, Teddra Hartford, Dorian Hurst, Emily Bonura, Cali Guidry, Syrai Clark, Skyla Stanley and Josh Jordan.
The Hammond High Magnet School Robotics Team parents took 9 students to Houston, Texas recently for an off-season competition where they played last years game. The HHMS Robotics Team under supervision of Shelly Gaydos spent the last six weeks building a new robot for this competition. They won 2nd place against teams from several states. The tropy is shown below. Congratulations!!!