Loranger High School's Layne Sharp participated in the 4-H Southern Regional Shooting Sports State Competition at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales in April. Layne placed 1st in the State in Senior Compound Modified FITA. Congratulations!
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Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 7, Section 23(C) of the Louisiana Constitution and R.S. 47:1705(B) that a public hearing of the Tangipahoa Parish School System will be held at its regular meeting place at 59656 Puleston Road, Amite, LA 70422 in the Tangipahoa Parish School System Board Room, on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to consider levying additional or increased millage rates without further voter approval or adopting the adjusted millage rates after reassessment and rolling forward to rates not to exceed the prior year’s maximum. The estimated amount of tax revenues to be collected in the next tax year from the increased millage and the amount of increase in taxes attributable to the millage increase are shown here.
Lisa McMorris' 6th grade Science class at Sumner Middle School made homeade sugar scrub infused with coconut oil and pomegranate for their moms and grandmothers for Mother's Day.
Twenty TPSS teachers participated in a day long training recently at the Techology Center using Code.org. Vicky Jacobsen from Baton Rouge worked with teachers on using the coding curriculum offered free to teachers and students by Code.org. Code.org's vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. Code.org increases diversity in computer science by reaching students of all backgrounds where they are at their skill-level, in their schools, and in ways that inspire them to keep learning.
Hammond "Eastside READaville" music video by Librarian Monica Sullivan, Technology Resource Teacher Linda Joiner, the Choir Teachers, Students and other faculty members.
Recently, several faculty, staff, and administrators at Woodland Park Communications Magnet School participated in archery training. This is a free training offered through the Office of Wildlife and Fisheries. Pictured below from left to right are Brad Jackson, co-trainer, Nellie Hurtado, Para Educator, Tina Montecino, Curriculum Specialist, Amber Majeau, PE Teacher, Tangee Daugereaux, Assistant Principal, Cheryl Rousseau, Principal, Jessica Keown, 3rd Grade Teacher, Kristen Morales, Secretary, Bryan Neal, 6/7/8th Grade Science Teacher, Folasade Aguilar, Spanish Teacher, and Jan McGovern, Trainer. All participants passed the requirements to be certified to teach archery to the students next year as part of our new PE curriculum. Wildlife and Fisheries will loan the equipment to the school for the 6 to 8 week unit. The school is currently writing a grant to secure their own equipment. Woodland Park has been a Pre-K - K school for the past fifteen years and will become a Pre-k - 8th grade school beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. The faculty and staff are working diligently to prepare for the addition of our older students.
Six Tangi teachers attended the Louisiana Forestry Association Teacher Tour in Pineville, LA this summer. They toured various sites learning about historical and present practices of forestry preservation, lumber processing and production. They earned certifications in Project Learning Tree, Project Wild and Project Wet.
Pictured above the Long Leaf Southern Heritage Museum in Long Leaf, LA.: Jac Lyn Owenby from Hammond High Magnet, Joy Coon from Independence Middle, Bridgette Dicharry from Greenville Park Leadership Academy, Nicole Hebert from Nesom Memorial, Renell Gunter from Hammond High Magnet, and Kiersten Peltier from D.C. Reeves Elementary;
Carolyn Travis at Sumner Middle School wrote a Donors' Choose grant for 40 Kindles for her students to use and it was fully funded.
"We are immensely grateful for all you do for your students each and every day. Today is a celebration of you and your fellow teachers. We hope the materials our generous donors have funded for you today will push you one step closer to the classroom of your dreams. Thank you for your dedication, for your enthusiasm, and for your contribution to the education of our nation's youth. Happy Best School Day Ever!”
-David & Angela Filo
David Filo is the co-founder of Yahoo, his wife Angela is a photographer and teacher. David and his wife lived in Louisiana while attending Tulane University. David Filo and his wife Angela give about $10 million annually through their prized Yellow Chair Foundation. Filo and his wife launched Yellow Chair Foundation in 2000, helped in the launch of Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship in 2008 and have endowed professorships in engineering and education. In 2013, they helped create the K12 Start Fund, which invests in education technology companies.
For the last six years, the Loranger High baseball team has placed flags at the Greenlawn Cemetery in honor of Memorial Day. During the Memorial Day Ceremony 2016, the American Legion post also donated a flag to fly over the Loranger High baseball field. The LHS Baseball Team feels it's important to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Over 500 students at Woodland Park Magnet School in Hammond celebrated the completion of the 2015-2016 school year. Family and friends packed the house for two days enjoying programs filled with songs, memories, and awards for each student.
The Independence High School Carpentry students built eight sets of "cubbies" for classrooms in the Loranger Schools.
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...
Thanks to the support from the Tangipahoa Parish School System and community, Woodland Park Magnet School has begun its transformation for the 2016-2017 school year. The halls are saying farewell to the PK artwork to make way for the Woodland Park Magnet School Wildcats. A basketball court is being constructed for P.E. classes and practice for Wildcat basketball games.
The O.W. Dillon Junior Honors Society recently took a field trip to the Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. Pictured are the Junior Honors Society members and Principal Hugh Wallace.