Jenny Saing's Pre-K and Kindergarten students at Hammond Westside Montessori School read the story, How to Dress a Po'boy, by Johnette Downing, and made a "how to" video to go along with it. Click here to see the video.
Brendan Cuti, Hammond High Magnet School sophomore, placed first in a social studies competition at the Louisiana State Beta Club Convention recently. Students must be proficient in knowledge in topics including American history, civics, economics, world history, geography and current events. More than fifty schools were represented at the state convention. Brendan has advanced to the National Beta Club Convention competition level. This event will be held in Nashville in June. HHMS is very proud of Brendan!
Independence Elementary is proud to announce their school Spelling Bee Champion, Za’liya Baker. Za’liya is a 4th grade student in Mrs. Christy Ard and Mrs. Bernadette Legoria’s classes. She is the 9 year old daughter of Chantey Baker and Shalonda Harris. Za’liya holds a 3.7 GPA and attends accelerated classes at IES.
On Monday, February 9, 2015, students in Coach McCoy’s physical education class began a six week course about nutrition with nutrition educator, Donna Landry (pictured), from the LSU Ag Center. In today’s lesson, students learned about the importance and role of fiber and whole grains in their diets. Ms. Landry distributed handouts to the students and had actual food items and posters for an impressive visual display.
Woodland Park Elementary Magnet School became 100 days smarter today as the students and faculty celebrated the 100th day of school. The day was filled with fun skill-related activities focused on the 100th day celebration. Click here to see more pictures.
Hammond Westside Montessori, along with Mayor Pete Panepinto, honors the 2014-15 Student of the Year, Noah Holman. Noah is a 5th grader in Mrs. Becky Tobin and Ms. Demetria Miller's classes who has maintained excellent academic standing from PreK through 5th grade. Noah exhibits the qualities of a student who inspires others. He is honest, hard-working, respectful, generous, and kind. At the school level, Noah completed a portfolio that depicted his accomplishments in school and in his life outside of school. Noah will compete as the Student of the Year at the district level on January 23rd. He will be interviewed and complete and impromptu writing assignment. Noah well deserves this public recognition for his outstanding academics and admirable character. Mayor Panepinto honored Noah by presenting him with his City of Hammond Lapel pin, giving him some words of recognition and advice, and by offering for the City of Hammond to frame his certificate. Pictured from left to right are: Cathy LeBlanc, Principal of HWMS, Noah Holman, father Woody Holman, and mother Miranda Holman.
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.
Cadet Malik Donte Jarrett, a junior at Hammond High Magnet School, has been selected to attend West Pont's Summer Leaders Experience (SLE) in June. More than 5,000 juniors nationwide applied to SLE. The program offers outstanding high school juniors the opportunity to experience life at West Point. SLE attendees live in the cadet barracks (dormitories), eat in the Cadet Mess, and participate in academic, leadership, athletic, and military workshops. The seminars are designed to help juniors with the college-selection process, and to develop leadership and decision-making skills. All SLE attendees participate in virtual-reality war simulation, military and physical fitness training, as well as leadership workshops.
Please contact MAJ Floyd Dickson, with HHMS JROTC or Dr. Beth Moulds, HHMS Principal at (985)345-7235 for additional information concerning the program.
Yee-Haw! Its Rodeo time! Ponchatoula High School’s FFA Chapter will be holding their annual Open Youth Rodeo at Florida Parishes Arena in Amite on Friday, March 13th, and Saturday, March 14th. Books close at 6:00 pm, admission cost $5.00 and events will begin promptly at 7:00 pm both nights. All contestants must be of 18 years of age or younger and must bring a parent or other legal guardian to be present for the event. Want to see barrel racing, pole bending, bull riding and many other rodeo events this March? Then come with us to Amite and support your local FFA Chapter! If you are interested in competing or attending and would like to know more information, please contact Kendra Keen at email@example.com, 985-474-8830, Agricultural Educator, at Ponchatoula High School.
The Jewel Sumner High Cowgirls basketball team is traveling to Lake Charles to attend the LHSAA Top 28 Semi-Finals for the first time since 1988. The Cowgirls finished their season with an overall record of 26-3 and a district record of 10-0. This is the first time the Cowgirls have won a District Championship since becoming a 3A school.
O.W. Dillon 5th grader Uriah Galmon finished first place in his division at the Region VIII Social Studies fair at Southeastern earlier this week. Uriah will be representing O.W. Dillon at the state competition.
Guest reader, State Representative John Bel Edwards (candidate for Governor of Louisiana) helped launch Amite Elementary Magnet School's 2nd Annual African American Read-In by graciously accepting the opportunity to help make literacy a significant part of Black History Month.
The Nesom family, headed by the Beta Club, collected items to send to the troops overseas. These weren't just any troops, the packages were sent to a team that does EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal Technicians). When a convoy or patrol encounters an IED (Improvised Explosive Device), they are the ones going in to disarm it. Nesom students were so happy to be able to collect 9 boxes full of different items to send to the troops. Dedicated Beta Members : Kimberly Michelli (Beta VP), Elizabeth Richardson, Hanna Pellegrin, and Madison Dowell, carefully help pack each box and send a heartfelt card in each to wish and thank them!
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 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 trophy is shown below. Congratulations!!!
Roseland Montessori is pleased to announce the 2015 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Rainey Iasigi. Rainey has taught at REMS since its start 4 years ago. She teaches 4th-6th Math, and does a fantastic job teaching concepts at this level using the Montessori materials. Rainey is a teacher leader at REMS and for the district. She has a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership, and is currently expecting her first child. REMS is proud to have Rainey as part of the school family.