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January

principal's storytime

Principal Wanda Davis reads to students

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.

LHS Bb training

Loranger High Students in Blackboard training

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.

REMS Family Picnic

REMS Family Picnic

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.  

erupting with science

Hammond Westside Montessori Volcano Eruption

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.

Giraffe on car duty

Giraffe on Car Duty at HWMS

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.

  • Jeans Day
     
     On Friday, January 30, 2015, Superintendent Mark Kolwe is encouraging a parish-wide effort to raise funds for the United Way. On that day, for a cost of $1.00 per person, students and employees will be allowed to wear jeans and a New Orleans Saints shirt or jersey (or black/gold shirt or blouse) to school or work. All proceeds will go to the United Way.

    Our contributions help support the health and human care providers assisted by the United Way. The funds raised remain in our parish to assist many organizations and the individuals they endeavor to serve. We are so proud that because so many of our employees choose to give back to our community through the United Way, the TPSS usually leads all groups in total contributions.
     
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  • B'Yon Scrabble
     
     The annual B'YON Scrabble Tournament took place recently at Hammond Westside Montessori School.  Teachers Erin March, Beverly Beech, Michelle Mount, and Gretchen Hintz, who work with the B'YON students, organize this district-wide yearly event for the kids.
     
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  • Tangipahoa Magnet Programs
     
    Applications for the 2015 -16 school year will be accepted December 15, 2014 - February 2, 2015. 
    Notification of acceptance:  February 23, 2015.
     
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  • REMS Young Ladies and Gentelmen Society

     
    The Young Ladies and Gentlemen Society at Roseland Montessori visited a fellow Magnet school today to learn about the culinary arts and the robotic programs. Students met with Hammond High School Magnet ProStart members to learn proper kitchen cleanliness such as washing hands for food prep.  Then they used their artistic abilities as pastry chefs to decorate gingerbread cookies made by the ProStart team.  The students in the Robotics program also welcomed the REMS students into their classroom where they showed how to use Engineering to construct a catapult, which they later used to launch marshmallows.  In addition to their catapult constructions, the students were also given a demonstration of the robot the HHS team built for the latest robotic competition.  After the visit at Hammond High Magnet, the Society members gathered at Rock's Cafe in Amite where they were given a table etiquette lesson as they were served lunch.  REMS offers much gratitude to Hammond High Magnet teachers Angelina Drago, Shelly Gaydos, as well as the students in their programs, and Rock's Cafe for arranging this opportunity for the Young Ladies and Gentlemen Society members as they continue to learn the skills needed to be respectful and responsible members of a community.  It was a great day of collaboration between two of the many successful programs that are a part of the Magnet programs in the Tangipahoa Parish School System.   Pictured above is Tristan Ackerman showing off his decorated cookie.
     
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  • TPSS Technology Center
     
     The TPSS Technology Center is now open at the new location, 795 S. Morrison Blvd in Hammond. The 24 Technology Department employees are all housed in the new Tech Center. All computer training classes will be held in the 32 station training lab.  A large meeting room that seats 60 people is also available for district meetings and training. Please stop by to take a tour of our new facility.  Click here for directions, info on parking, etc.
     
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LES Speaking of Science

Dr. Jesse Allison

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.

HEEM - how the world works

Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet students

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.

 

No Bullying at PELC

PELC says "NO" to Bullying

"Perrin Early Learning Center students participated in Unity Day by wearing orange. Unity Day is designed to unite against bullying. These Kindergarteners made a powerful statement by "Just Saying No to Bullying!" Click picture to enlarge.

Germs, Germs, and More Germs

Germs, Germs and More Germs

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.

hhms robotics

HHMS Robotics Team

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!!! 

HHMS Robotics Team trophy