Headline Archives - April 2012
The Tangipahoa Parish ProStart team, instructed by Patti Johnson, won first place in the culinary state competition last month and is preparing to compete in the national competition in April. The Louisiana Restaurant Associated Education Foundation's Louisiana ProStart Student competition included 22 schools competing in culinary and management. The Tangipahoa Parish team won second place in magement. In he culinary competition teams demonstrated knife skills, poultry fabrication and creativity. In an hour, the team created a three-course meal, consisting of an appetizer, an entree with protein, vegetable, and starch, and a dessert. First, second, and third place teams received scholarships to culinary schools. Hammond High Magnet School's culinary team will represent the state in the Nation ProStart Invitational in Baltimore on April 27-29.For more pictures click here.
Independence High School's Agriculture Department is working on their spring garden in which they recently planted tomatoes, green beans, squash, cucumbers, and edamame. They are also harvesting Strawberries from their school crop. They continue to build picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, and their big project this year is a kid's crooked house. Produce and products can be purchased from Independence High Agriculture Department. For more information please call Frank Fekete at 985.878.9436.In October 2011 the Champ Cooper PTA submitted an application to Lowe’s Toolbox for Education. We are happy to announce that out of the 1500 applicants who applied, Champ Cooper is a winner of the 2011-2012 grant! We have received a check for $5,000 to build an outdoor cougar walk and exercise trail for your children at Champ Cooper. However, the Champ Cooper PTA needs your help! We need parents, teachers, administrators, and businesses to volunteer time and offer any additional material/monetary donations to complete this project in a timely manner.The Champ Cooper PTA had their first meeting with Lowe’s in Hammond last month. We have placed our first order with Lowe’s for materials to build Champ Cooper’s Cougar Walk. This is a very exciting time for the community and students in the Robert area.
We are thrilled to announce that Lowe’s of Hammond is working closely with Champ Cooper Jr. High PTA to get our COUGAR WALK up in a timely manner. This ¼ of a mile walking trail will be on our campus with different exercise stations located at various intervals on the walking path. The exercise stations will be flanked with benches, flowers, and wooden signs posting the exercise. We look forward to sharing the COUGAR WALK with the Robert community.
The Champ Cooper PTA needs your help! Right now we are interested in dirt and gravel donations or discounts! Please contact Champ Cooper PTA at firstname.lastname@example.org to offer any help. We plan on finishing our Cougar Walk by the start of the 2012-2013 school year.Champ Cooper Cougar Walk Progress