Hammond Jr. High Magnet School members of the chorus, band, and drama club performed “Christmas Around the World”. The program was under the direction of Chorus teachers Noreen Tucker and Ellen Sweetman, Drama Club sponsor Kelly Gill, and Band Director Lloyd Bosch. The students pictured are preparing for their performance in “African Noel”.
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Sumner High School Choir performed for the Principals Leadership Meeting at the TPSS Central Office Board Room.
On Friday, December 7, 2012, Peggy Fredericks' first grade students at Midway Elementary School had a wonderful surprise. Karen Hebert's English II Honors Class at St. Paul's in Covington visited. Each high school student wrote a biography about the person of their choice. The books were published, bound and given to each first grader. They then shared a reading experience as they all read the book with their partner. After reading, the Reading Buddies made an autobiographical art poster about the first grade student, which included questions, a tracing of their hand and a photo of them. The group then shared cookies and juice. Before the visit was over, they gave each child a gift bag full of literacy tools including 6 books, both fiction and non-fiction, pencils, colored and regular in a pencil case, crayons, glue sticks, scissors, Christmas coloring and activity books, and erasers. It was an awesome experience for everyone involved! The project is called "Reading Buddies" and is financed by the Joe and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation for Service Learning.
Alec Gravelle and MaKaya Jackson
Ali Crowe and Burke IrwinJasmine May and Connor Luake Lane and Connor Lyons
Corey McLeod, David Durand and Bryson Viola
The students in Mrs. Casey Foster's class at Natalbany Elementary created circle maps with words relevant to Polar Express and then created a chart showing the fractions of consonants and vowels in each word. Students pictured above are Joee Brock, Lakeithshon Johnson, Zacharie Alexander, Jenna Lamy, Christian Saia, and Jatelynn May.
April Smith's and Mrs. Ginny's PreK classes from Woodland Park Magnet School brave the cold winter weather on a field trip to Yawn's Christmas Tree Farm in Independence.
On Tuesday, December 22nd, students at Independence Elementary in Mrs. Becky Bader and Mrs. Kristy Martin’s 2ndgrade classes presented the play Leroy the Redneck Reindeer. Rudolph, played by Farrakhan Washington, was a little ill and his cousin Leroy, played by Ren Mattei, was needed to help pull Santa’s sleigh. Students sang and danced to several Christmas tunes during the presentation. Over 45 parents and guests attended the 2nd show in the school cafeteria. Hollywood Reindeer above are Marius Jackson, Farrakhan Washington, Jailynn Belcher, Alaysia Mitchell, Laila Navarre, Ren Mattei, Kaslyn Montomery, Anaya Hornsby, Cameron Marion, Jamien London, WhytMattei.
Students in Mrs. Taylor's 4th grade class at O.W. Dillon Elementary in Kentwood, Louisiana had an election this week for class officers. Pictured are the students who campaigned with their posters.
Sumner Middle School held an anti-bullying rally recently. Assistant Superintendent Lionel Jackson and the parish counselors presented a very informational PowerPoint on Bullying.
The Loranger High School Beta Club recently inducted new members on November 8, 2012 at Southeastern’s Twelve Oaks banquet facility. Newly inducted members include from left to right: front- Katelyn Wright, Kassidy Braddy, Allison Smith, Cindy Truong, Rachael Dalgo, Racheal Wyllie, Majestic Hatcher, Anthony Spedele. Middle- Samantha Stewart, Morgan Sharpe, Amanda Neathery, Nikki Snyder, Jenna Liccardi, Autumn Fleming, Alexis Dannenfelser, Brittany Sims, Stephanie Garcia-Marquez, Byrony Newman, Joshua Tassin, Trevor Starkey, Chandler Guess. Back-Chantel Davis, Richard Mathis, Leighton Dempster, Kaleigh McKean, Chealse Sibley, Charity Cutrer, Bryce Smith, Raevon Levi, Brianna Ziebarth, Katelyn Dufrene, Cole Stevens, Anna Watkins, Katelyn Jenkins. Sponsors: Anna Bankston and Jessie Gremillion.
Loranger High School Beta Club sponsors Jessie Gremillion and Anna Bankston presented Induction awards to students (L-R) Richard Mathis, Jr.,Katelyn Wright, Kassidy Braddy, Brianna Ziebarth, and Chandler Guess at the2012-2012 Induction Ceremony.
Janet Haydel's 4th Graders at D.C. Reeves Elementary in Ponchatoula illustrated 12 in as many different ways as they could think of in 12 minutes to celebrate 12-12-12.
Project Give at Hammond Jr. High Magnet School
Part of the Magnet focus at Hammond Junior High Magnet School is teaching student to get involved in Community Service. This starts in the classroom and extends into the community, requiring students to take an active part in the world in which they live. Giving and sharing with the community encourages responsible citizenship and helps to develop community awareness and concern. Our students at HJHMS are developing the skills needed to make an effective contribution to society. This November, our entire faculty, staff, and student body participated in "Operation Christmas Child". During this project, 38 Christmas boxes were
and shipped to less fortunate children all over the world. A food drive was held at the school and donated items were given to our local food bank. In December, the PBL team sponsored “Adopt a Grandparent” in which the team visited a Hammond nursing home and delivered care packages to each resident. Our school choir also visited area nursing homes and sang Christmas Carols. The PBL team also sponsored “Adopt a Child” and collected toys for needy children. The donated items were delivered to the Hammond Head Start and Toddler’s Early Learning Center. The HJHMS Better Girls Club also held a toy drive and delivered gifts to numerous children at Woodland Park Elementary Magnet School. For our next project, HJHMS plans to use recycled Easter baskets and fill them with goodies to distribute throughout the community. If you would like to contribute to this or other projects, please contact Tressa Jackson at Hammond Junior High Magnet School (985)345-2654.Hammond Westside Montessori School honors dads and family members each month at a All Pro Dad's Breakfast. The dads and family members enjoy quality time with their children as they take turns sharing something special about one another with the group. The guest speaker in December was Coach Dewayne Hamilton. Coach Hamilton is an employee of HWMS and a great role model for the children. He spoke from the heart about the blessings that he received from his family while he was growing up. He spoke about the qualities instilled in him from his parents, such as respect for others and a strong work ethic. Hammond Westside Montessori student, Landon Bergeron, was very excited to have his dad, Lance Bergeron, in attendance for the All Pro Dads Breakfast in December. Landon was one of many students that eagerly and excitedly bring their parents to school for breakfast.each month.