Hammond Westside Montessori teachers Colette Taillon and Jenna Ott greeted their students and parents at the Meet 'n Greet on Monday afternoon.... their super power is TEACHING, what's yours?
Midway Elementary School teachers' first day back in the trenches focused on Building Relationships. Administration along with teachers boarded a big yellow school bus and visited the neighborhoods where their students live. This field trip provided first hand insight into the lives of the MES student population.
On Monday, Tangipahoa Parish School Superintendent Mark Kolwe announced that effective immediately, students in all grades (Pre-K-12) will be allowed to wear shorts to school.
“Due in part to the recent concerns from students and parents regarding the very hot temperatures we have been experiencing, TPSS School Board Members and I decided to revisit our Student Dress Code Policy regarding shorts. Currently, Board policy allows students in grades Pre-K-6 to wear khaki or navy, twill, loose-fitting walking shorts, if the bottom of the garment is knee-length. We feel that there is no reason to prohibit students in grades 7-12 from wearing shorts following those same guidelines," Kolwe said.
This change in the student dress code is effective immediately, according to Superintendent Kolwe. Classes will begin on Thursday, August 6, 2015.
Shelly Gaydos, robotics instructor at Hammond High Magnet School was recognized in Memphis, Tennessee this weekend as the Outstanding Teacher for the three state area of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Presenting her the award is Fred Banks, a past Governor for the La.-Miss.-W. Tenn. District of the Kiwansis Club (which is the Hammond District) as well as District Chairman for Service and member of the Denham Springs-West Livingston Club. Shelly is a veteran educator and has been instrumental in planning and implementing the school's Torbotics program. We are proud of her and appreciate all that she has done for the students at HHMS. A special "thank you" to the Hammond Kiwanis Club for recognizing her contributions to education and nominating Shelly for the award.
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...