Special Education Mission Statement


    The mission of the TPSS Special Education Department
     is to serve as the voice, advocate, and visionary for our students, ages 3-21,

    with special and unique needs…
    to improve through the excellence of identification, evaluation, service, and training…
    the supports that are needed for each child to achieve his or her potential level of education
    in order to promote independence and productivity after graduation.

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Special Reminders

    Special Educators:
    SPEDBoard is now located  under the TPSS Resources Tab. 
    Special Educators:
    Remember to

    use SMART goals
    developing IEPs.
    Goals should be
    based on
    state standards.

Special Accomplishments

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    Special Olympics Bowling Awards

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    Tangipahoa Parish Special Services Center
    1745 SW Railroad Avenue
    Suite 302
    Hammond, LA 70403
    (985) 542-7195

Special Announcements

  • Talented Theatre

    Tangi Talented Theatre Students Shine Bright!

    The Talented Theatre students from Amite and Sumner high schools recently competed in the Southeastern Vonnie Borden Speech and Theatre Festival. The Sumner students had two Dramatic Duo teams make it to the finals, with one team winning first place. Three other Sumner students earned Superior ratings which qualified them for the State Rally. One student finished third in Dramatic Interpretation. Two Amite students made it to the finals in Poetry Interpretations and earned Superior ratings which qualified them for state. One Amite High student placed second in Poetry Interpretation.


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  • Theatre

    Our talented theatre students held the 20th annual movie premier at the Amite High School Auditorium Thursday night. Pictured with the students are First Lady Donna Edwards and Gifted and Talented teacher, Charley Vance. It was an extraordinary showcase of their talents and hard work.


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  • Talented Music


    Ms. Arceneaux, Mr. Brumfield, and Mr. Garner's Talented Music students recently performed at the Tangipahoa Parish School System's monthly Board Meeting.


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  • Bowling


    Students from across the parish recently competed in the Special Olympics Bowling event at Tangi Lanes Bowling Alley.  


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  • Ren Fest


    Ponchatoula High School's students in Mr. Parida's class participated in the Renaissance Festival and Aggie Day activities. 


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Special Initiatives

  •  Puma


    Ms. Puma and Ms. Palisi's class made hot chocolate and potato latkes after learning about different traditions in their reading story. The students worked on math, reading and life skills during this lesson.



Special Educators

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    Special Educators learning about the Louisiana Connectors

  • Did You Know?


    ...Did You Know?
    According to the U.S. Census Bureau,
    15% (15.4 million) of U.S. children aged 6 to 14
    are considered to have disabilities.
    Numbers for ages 15 and above are slightly higher.
    There are 6,612,752
    children and students ages 3 to 21
    served under IDEA, Part B in the 50 states
    and the District of Columbia. 

    There are more than twice as many
    males served as females
    Louisiana’s special education population
    makes up 12 percent of public school enrollment.
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