Nesom's Math Teachers and Administrators participated in the National Teach to Lead Summit in New Orleans April 22nd through April 24th. Out of 150 applicants across the nation, 28 proposals were accepted by the committee and Nesom's Math team was the only group chosen to represent the state of Louisiana. The 3 day summit engaged educators in transforming their proposals into actionable plans. Nesom's proposal focused on F.A.C.T. (Fluency, Arithmetic, Computation, and Teaching Structure). Pictured in the photograph above are Patricia Huang, Curriculum Specialist; Ninotochika Jackson-Williams, 7th Grade Math Teacher; Heather Grace, 6th Grade Math Teacher; Tiffany Mitchell-Davis, 8th Grade Algebra I Teacher; and Dr. Samantha Austin, Assistant Principal.
Hammond Junior High Magnet is excited to join in this year's challenge. We've continued to recycle and conserve energy across our campus, and have purchased hand dryers to help tackle the immense amount of waste our cafeteria produces. Additionally, we have stepped up our composting and recycling efforts in the cafeteria. Outside the walls of our building, we have learned to become more sustainable by planting an efficient garden. Our school will be undergoing major changes next year, from a 7-8 school to pre-K - 8, and will be changing names to Greenville Park Academy.
Breakout EDU boxes are immersive learning games for all content areas which teach critical thinking, teamwork, and complex problem solving. Sarah Strahan’s sixth graders at Hammond Eastside Magnet School "broke out" of THE TIME KEEPER game. The students engaged in the Breakout EDU session to review their unit of study on Mesopotamia. They saved the world from Dr. Drovic’s split personality taking over time and changing history. In doing so, they learned a great deal about communicating, an important part of the IB Learner Profile, and teamwork. More information about Breakout EDU Box activities can be found at http://www.tangischools.org/Domain/5183.
Back row: Unseld Johnson, Stormie Brecheen, Kayla Edwards, Melissa Cochran, Angelique Patterson, Timothy Mitchell; Middle row: Abigail Thompson, Thaleia Dufrene, Destiny Baham, Khamani White, Skyy Jackson, Jillian Patterson, Autumn Allen; Bottom row: Caroline Sibley, Eva Delatte, Teddra Hartford, Aaryn Zanders, Brenna Adams, Richard Frere, Jeremiah Reitz;
Richelle Votaw, the computer lab teacher at O.W. Dillon, just installed a new Lego Makerspace Wall in the lab at the school. The Makerspace is a learning environment where students can tinker, design, and create together. The Makerspace movement encourages experimentation, open-ended exploration, and a belief that "making mistakes is a great way to learn.” It is also an integral part of STEM and STEAM. These Makerspaces encourage students to think critically and work collaboratively.
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...