The Tangipahoa FIRST (a Framework for Inducting, Retaining, and Supporting Teachers) Curriculum Coaching Team recently held district orientation and induction training for newly hired teachers of the Tangipahoa Parish School System.The National Science Center's Mobile Discovery Van visited Nesom Middle School recently. Zaria Johnson and Jude Perrin participated in a transfer of energy demonstration involving a Vandegraf. The Mobile Discovery Van is housed in an 18-wheeler and is staffed by U. S. Army military and Department of Army civilian personnel. The 50-minute presentations consisted of hands-on, interactive science demonstrations. There were 6 sessions conducted each day and 25 to 30 students per session. Science teacher Brenda Mashon arranged this for the Nesom students. The Mobile Discovery Center programs are made possible by a partnership between the U.S. Army and the National Science Center.Joshua Blackwell's 9th grade Physical Science class at Hammond High Magnet School conduct exciting experiments using dry ice.
Hammond Westside Montessori student, Alexander Davis, designed the winning Christmas Card that was used for the official school card to be sent out to all TPSS schools and agencies in the district. Students were given the challenge in their Art classes, and Davis was selected out of all art students at HWM. Shown with Alexander are Principal Cathy LeBlanc and Adminstrative Assistant Becky Navarra.On January 19, 2012, Hammond High Magnet School hosted its first Celebrity Waiters Dinner in the school library. The meal was provided by Mrs. Patti Johnson and the Pro-Start program. A special thanks to Mrs. East for helping to prepare the meal. We would also like to thank our Celebrity Waiters (shown above) for volunteering their time for this event. Celebrity Waiters were Mike Baiamonte, Stephen Labbe', Brett Duncan, Pastor Dennis Hebert, Johnny Chauvin, Lori Chauvin, Benny Grunch, Terran Perry and Scott Perrilloux.HHMS faculty who worked very hard behind the scenes were Kevin Moore, Rosalie Laurent, Angela Ferrant, Gary Porter, Rebecca Edwards, Michelle Simmons, Jessica Rushing, Rosa Elleser, Linda Joiner, Shelly Gaydos and Dr. Cherissa Vitter. Without these individuals this event would not have been a success. The following community members that contributed to our event were Mayor Mayson Foster, Moody and Johnson, Taylor and Johnson, Rodney Taylor, Speed-Steel and Lynn McComiskey and their kindness is greatly appreciate.. Community members that sponsored tables were Dixie RV, Pizzolato's Body Shop, Duncan Attorney Firm, Florida Parish Bank - Fritz Anderson, Steve Pugh, Al Link, Stan Johnson- State Farm, Greg Alack- Alack Refrigeration, Chris Moody - Moody and Johnson, Dr. Daryl Peterson, Kid Sports Inc - Laura Baiamonte, Gasaway-Gasaway-Bankston Architect, and The Old School. Special attendees at the event were Chris Broadwater, Carl Speed and Superintendent Mark Kolwe.