Students at Independence Middle Magnet recently wrapped up their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Students and Student Athletes collected over 800 items. These items were donated to the Tangi Food Pantry and will be used to help our local community. Click here to see more pictures.
Fifth graders in Mrs. Becky Tobin’s class at Hammond Westside Montessori School conducted a scientific investigation lesson to determine what factors affect the period of a pendulum. In this lesson, students were testing 3 independent variables having to do with motion. Concepts discussed during the lesson were motion, speed, gravity, force, potential energy, kinetic energy, independent variable, and dependent variables. These concepts are taught in the Force, Motion, and Energy unit of the 5th grade science book. Pictured are Kirian Kelly with the timer, Patrick Fink let the string go, and Shaver Drummond counting and recording.
Roseland Elementary Montessori School would like to announce the 2015-16 Student of Year, Emilia Lombardo. Emilia is in the 5th grade and is pictured with principal, Rhonda Vaccaro and Administrative Assistant, Dabney Cashe. Congratulations, Emilia!
On Wednesday November 11, Independence High School held their 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 EOC and ACT. Teachers provided information packets containing exciting online resources for EOC, ACT, literacy strategies, and core subject areas. The vocational department distributed information on various certifications offered at IHS. Graduation requirements were made available 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.
Congratulations to Sumner High Cheerleaders for winning the LHSAA/UCA State Champions Large Varsity-Nontumbling award.
Congratulations go out to Austin Ballow for winning the 3A Cross Country State Championship! The meet was held on November 18, 2015 in Natchitoches. Austin is a Senior at Jewel Sumner High School.
Beverly Williams' students at Loranger Middle School learn all about the First Thanksgiving.
The Sumner High School Beta Club under the direction of Mrs. Loren Lee collected over 110 boxes for Operation Christmas Child.
Great job, students!
Third grade students at Amite Elementary Magnet school completed a family turkey project. Students were sent home with a template of a turkey and encouraged to work as a family to decorate the turkey. The turkeys were then displayed in the auditorium and students from all grade levels were invited to vote on their favorite. In first place was Shanya Washington with her "Warrior Pride Turkey." Second place was Kei'Jhariah Varnado with her "Guardian Angel Turkey." In third place was Schariah Brumfield with her "Minion Turkey." The winners received gift certificates to McDonald's for their hard work.
Frank Fekete's Agriculture students at Independence High School are busy picking kale, cabbage and collard greens from the school's garden just in time for Thanksgiving.
Shyheim Carter, Kentwood High Magnet School student, being presented his jersey for the Under Armor All-American game. The game will be played January 2, 2016, in Orlando, Florida. Shyheim is 1 out of only 100 football players in the country selected to play in this bowl game. Pictured are Coach Mario Cryer, Coach Jeremy Brown, Head Coach Jonathan Foster, Shyheim Carter, Coach Terrell Hookfin, Principal Rochell Bates, and Coach Cornelius Blount. Congratulations go out to Shyheim Carter.
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Watch for more classes offered throughout the year. Any questions you may call Carla Kirkland 748-2511
The Board has begun implementation of the Alternate Student Assignment Plan approved by U.S. District Court Judge Ivan Lemelle on June 2, 2015. The Alternate Student Assignment Plan is based upon adjustment of attendance zones, grade restructuring, and utilization of existing and new magnet programs. Read full story...
In an effort to make information more available to the public, the Tangipahoa Parish School Board unanimously approved a “paperless board meeting” computer software. In order to do so, Board meeting agenda preparation and dissemination will be done through a program called BoardDocs. Read more...
Hammond Eastside Magnet School students, Haley Brown and Madison Wells, enjoyed the goats at the Luizza Farms in Amite on Friday, November 20, 2015. It was a wonderful day in the agriculture world and all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students had a great learning day with nature.
It's that time of year again for Roseland Montessori as students apply, interview, and train for their school jobs. Over the last two weeks students in grades 1st-6th have decided if they would like to have a leadership role in the school by selecting from one of the advertised job positions. Mrs. Rhonda Vaccaro, principal, spent time interviewing each student for his/her role and then she and Mrs. Kay Saragusa, Montessori Specialist, trained them for the position. Now all the jobs are in full swing and students are proudly "working" each day. With the help of Dawson Primes, the flag crew learned respect for the American Flag, as well as how to put it up, take it down, and fold it properly. Next time you are around the school and see students busily helping with school duties, you will know that these students are some of the ones that are learning great work ethic at such a young age in the Montessori program. Pictured is Dawson Primes and students, Landon Dufrene and Roszania Banks.
Dr. Jennifer Wheat, District Math Coordinator, facilitated a math collaboration recently at O.W. Dillon for all math teachers. The collaboration included using the evidence tables and math practices to ensure teachers are working on the right work with students. Teachers also reviewed sample test released items and modeled the actual thinking needed for them to model to students in daily lessons.