The Board began 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, all designed to enhance educational opportunities and further the desegregation of the school system.
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PHS Student Council officers attended the Louisiana Association of Student Councils State Convention in Shreveport January 13-15, where they participated in various competitions, workshops, and activities and received numerous awards, including the Gold Star Council award for excellence in leadership and service to the school and community. Ponchatoula High was 1 of only 13 schools in the state to receive this honor the first year it was given by LASC.
Student Council would also like to congratulate Maria Guay on being elected LASC District II Parliamentarian.
The faculty of Hammond High Magnet School Breaks Out with BreakoutEDU during our recent Professional Development day. The PD was led by Jessica Bean and Brandy Brecheen, and everything was a success! The teachers had a blast, loved the concept for their classrooms, and were so jazzed.
Fifth graders at Independence Leadership Academy participated in a Service Learning Project funded by the Brown Foundation. Service learning is a learn-by-doing approach to the curriculum, sponsored by the Brown Foundation, and accomplished through a partnership with Belle Maison Nursing Home. Ms. Sharon Philipson and Mrs. Catherine Maklary, 5th grade teachers at ILA, support the students learning in the Service Club.
Through the service learning program, ILA students are making a difference in the community in an intentional way. The students are following the service learning steps of investigation, preparation, action, reflection, demonstration and evaluation by linking what is studied in the classroom to addressing a community need. This program encourages students to apply academic, personal and social skills in improving their community, to continue their individual growth, and to become better citizens.
Recently, the students worked with their art teacher, Mrs. Stephanie Amos, to paint terracotta pots. They then planted a succulent in each pot and brought them to Belle Maison nursing home residents as gifts. The students sang Christmas songs and spent quality time with residents by experiencing the joy of giving.
Registration is now open for the February 3rd STEM Cafe at Amite Elementary Magnet School. At this fun and free family event, participants of all ages can feed their minds about the amazing world of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math.
This is a perfect Saturday activity for parents looking for something enriching for the whole family. STEM Professionals will be here to share their experiences with High School students about college and careers in STEM fields. Middle School students will find hands on activities from STEM Experts to explore careers first hand. For Elementary Students, local robotics teams will be here to share their robots. Parents will be engaged with information about how to help prepare your child for college and career opportunities in STEM.
Registration is required at www.hyeahammond.org or atwww.facebook.com/hyea4kids. Space is limited for this event to ensure a quality experience for all participants. For more information, call 985-464-9322 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More STEM Cafés coming: Hammond on Mar 3, and Ponchatoula on Apr 14
RMES goes beyond the ordinary to break out of the box.
Students from Independence High School participated in the Tangipahoa Parish Honor Band & Honor Choir.