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    The Tangipahoa Parish School System, in partnership with the community, is committed to provide strong instructional leadership, a safe and orderly environment, high expectations, and a system to measure achievement that enables each student to achieve at his/her maximum intellectual capacity and to become an independently contributing, responsible member of society.

CES wins livestock show

  • Chesbrough student wins in livestock competition

    Congratulations to Caden McKinney, a 4th grade student at Chesbrough Elem School, on winning Best Fitted Holstein and first place in showmanship for his age group at the 2018 Southeast District Livestock Show in Covington Louisiana this past weekend. Caden along with his holstein Annie, will be heading to state next week. We wish them the best of luck!!
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  • Plan

    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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    The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is currently investigating "threatening" social media posts that began circulating late last night concerning local area schools. Working in partnership with School Superintendent Mark Kolwe, TPSO detectives and deputies have been on high alert, setting up increased security and precautionary measures throughout the night and all morning.

    The TPSO was notified at approximately 10:00 p.m. last night of the potential threat. By morning, detectives identified a juvenile student enrolled in one of our local area schools as a source for sharing the alleged social media threat. The juvenile received the initial post from a 17- year-old family member and then shared the post on Snapchat. The post stated, "Don't go to school Monday.  A school shooting is going to happen and they are warning everyone.  But the ones who do show up there are doing an investigation." The post is believed to have originated from a social media site referencing an incident that was to occur at an out of state school. The post had no merit or bearing on Tangipahoa Parish or its schools. It is estimated that the post was viewed by at least 364 Snapchat viewers from three separate Snapchat accounts. Consequently, rumors of the post went viral causing fear and panic among our community members resulting in appropriate actions being taken by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office and the Tangipahoa Parish School System.

    As with any situation that disrupts the learning environment, there are potential legal and school disciplinary repercussions that may occur.  As a result, one 17-year-old female was arrested and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.  The minor child has been charged with terrorizing.

    The Tangipahoa Pariah Sheriff's Office has vetted the social media post and found no evidence of a direct threat, assault or other crimes targeted toward our area schools. "We have identified no current or future threat to the safety of citizens or students at this time," Edwards says.

    Simultaneously- in a separate incident - with the increased law enforcement presence at one of our local high schools, deputies intercepted  an additional threat that was made by an 18-year-old male student - Troy Webber of Amite, LA -  threatening to shoot his fellow students and faculty upon returning to school this morning. This incident was investigated and found to be a creditable threat. Webber was taken into custody and charged with terrorizing.

    "It is our job to track down the origin of all alleged threats," says Edwards. Social media threats are occurring more frequently, and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office will be vigilant in investigating, locating perpetrators and prosecuting them to the fullest extent of the law.  "When we receive a report of this nature - no matter the time, day or night - I assure you every resource will be made available." Edwards says.

    Sheriff Edwards and Tangipahoa Parish School Superintendent Mark Kolwe would like to thank the parents and the public for their cooperation and tips regarding these matters, and also TPSO detectives for promptly resolving these incidents. Sheriff Edwards and Superintendent Kolwe are urging parents to stress to their children the importance of reporting such matters to law enforcement instead of posting on social media,  as well as the severe consequences of their actions.


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  • CES Above and Beyond Award

    Congratulations to Mrs. Gina Kellem, Secretary at Chesbrough Elem School, for being selected to receive the "Enos J Bailey" Above and Beyond Award. The award will be presented at the Tangipahoa Parish School Board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Mrs. Kellem has been employed with the TPSS since July of 2006, and goes above and beyond with every task she is given.


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  • TPSS Top Gains School

    Congratulations to our Top Gains Schools!

    SLU Lab, O.W. Dillon, Roseland Elementary Montessori, and Hammond Westside Montessori

    A job well done by our administrators, faculty, staff, students, and community. We are proud of you!


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  • Woodland Park Breaks out!

    The 3rd grade students in Ms. Johnson's class at Woodland Park used their skills in critical thinking, collaboration, and problem solving to Breakout their Science skills in a Breakout EDU game.  The students had to work in teams to solve weather puzzles using the new Science standards.  This lesson was both exciting and engaging for the students.  


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  • Student Driver Education


    Ponchatoula High School
    March 12 - 23 from 2:45-5:45
    cost: $400
    Registration Deadline: March 5
    Visit the main office of PHS to pick up a student application.
    Contact Carla Kirkland at our school board office for all drivers ed concerns. 985-748-2511


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  • HHMS Breaks Out of PD day!

    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.  


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  • Meeting Cancelled


    Notice is hereby given that the Tangipahoa Parish School System has cancelled the scheduled Board meeting of February 6, 2018.  The Board will reconvene at the regularly scheduled date of February 20, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., at the Central Office, 59656 Puleston Road, Amite, LA  70422.

    MARK KOLWE, Superintendent

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Hammond Westside Spelling Bee Winneres

  • Hammond Westside Spelling Bee Winners

    Hammond Westside Montessori Spelling Bee Winners Hammond Westside Montessori held their School Spelling Bee on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The top 6 spellers from grades 4th-8th competed to determine who would represent HWM in the Louisiana Children's Discovery Center's Regional Spelling Bee on February 24, 2018. Mrs. ​Becky​ Navarra, Spelling Bee Coordinator and Administrative Assistant, would like to congratulate all of the students. Pictured from left to right on front row is Kensey Cuti-2nd place winner, Stephen Fowler-Spelling Bee Champion, Dixid Moore-1st place winner, and Mrs. Navarra. 

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