March 2 was Read Across America Day all across the country, Click here to see what happened in TPSS.Erica Navarre’s 5th grade class at Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet completed the NASA Explorer Schools Engineering Design Challenge: Lunar Plant Growth Chamber. Students worked in teams to develop a plant growth chamber on the Moon. They created a design and a prototype using various materials. Students addressed issues pertaining to the water system, nutrient system, light and temperature control.
Leprechauns showed up at Hammond High Magnet School instead of the Social Studies Department teachers, Brandy Daniels; Deirdra Disher; Elizabeth Stockfleth; James Jacocks; Lisa Harper; Marcia Lyons; Michael Kyles; Roxanne Quinn.The students in Christina Verberne's Biology II: Forensics class at Loranger High School complete a dissection lab using chicken wings. In this lab they are comparing the structures of the wing to a human arm. The students have been learning about the human body systems and how they relate to forensics. The students are also getting ready for the "mock crime scene" project next week. In this project they will investigate a crime created by Ms. Heather Husser's theater class.Ms. Sandra Benjamin, County Agent with LSU Ag Center, assisted students at Roseland Montessori School with planting a tree in recognition of National Montessori Education Week. The tree was donated by Ace Hardware in Amite. Students pictured with Ms. Sandra are second graders Devin Brady, Jeffery Woolridge, Aiden Harrelson and Marquez Johnson.Students, from Janet Haydel's science classes at D.C. Reeves planted a small bed of lettuce, broccoli, and cabbage and have now picked and eaten their crops. They have been caring for the beds since the beginning of this school year. The students picked lettuce both before and after Thanksgiving and each of the 57 students took home a serving for a salad. They also picked several heads of broccoli. Each student nibbled on pieces of the broccoli as they worked on their individual assignments in class. This "adventure" gave several students the opportunity to taste the vegetable for the very first time. The students are still caring for the bed and have started strawberry plants in other beds and in the greenhouse on campus. Chris Bergeron is excited about the broccoli crop.Montessori Education Week is February 27 - March 2, 2012. Take a look at the students in Colette Taillon's classroom at Hammond Westside Montessori.Sumner High School students enrolled in the Students Teaching and Reaching (STAR) class, taught by Amanda Bracy, recently completed classroom observations at Spring Creek Elementary. Students enrolled in STAR plan to pursue a career in the teaching profession and will receive college credit upon successful completion of the course. Students are required to observe a variety of school settings and complete a 20-hour field experience, working directly with an experienced educator in the school setting of his/her choice. Sumner STAR students, Keller Payne; Miranda Rainey, Maranda Beadle, Cobey Hendry, Kati Fussell, Hannah Simeon, Nakota Rushing, Falesha Slaven and Areal Beadle are busy making final preparations before their upcoming field experiences and are looking forward to the opportunity to get a first-hand look into the teaching world of education.