Loranger High Debate Club Mock Trial Team competitors went on an educational field trip to the 21st Judicial District courthouse in Amite recently. Students are preparing fort he upcoming Mock Trial Competition hosted by the Baton Rouge Bar Association. The two teams from Loranger High School are the only in the parish. Each team consists of six competitors; three will compete as attorneys and three as witnesses. Students were in attendance with club sponsor/coach Ms. Tyra Starkey, and Assistant District Attorney/coach Le'Anne Malnar. The competitors were able to attend two different trials, view witnesses on the stand and attorneys during a live trial, presentation of evidence, and were invited to visit with two judges who gave them advice for the competition and allowed them to ask questions.
Pictured are: Back Row: 21st Judicial District Attorney Scott Perriloux, Josh Tassin, Andrew Labit, DJ Fairburn, Elston Bankston, 21st JDC Family Court Judge Jeffery Oglesbee.
Second Row: Kortney Parrish, Jenna Licciardi, Samantha Messina, Drue Disher, Kayla Chaisson, Isabella Saba, Tyra Starkey, Samantha Ingraffia, and Le'Anne Malnar.
Front Row: 21st JDC Judge Douglas Hughes, Kassidy Braddy, and Paige Puls.In attendance, but not pictured: Kimmi Perkins
Hammond High Magnet special education teacher, Michael Chaney, and his students race to the finish line at the recent Special Olympics held at Ponchatoula High.Students in the Tucker Elementary library are getting "techie." Librarian, Krystle Hyman, rotates iPads among the children with eBooks and Storia, a free app from Scholastic. Pictured above Mrs. Hyman is showing 2nd graders in Mrs. Van's class,Claire Lusk and Conor Montalbano, how to use the interactive questions feature of their ebook.Students in Mrs. Kaylin Cruise's class at Hammond Westside Montessori are learning about the phases of the moon in a fun and delicious way! Students are using the Montessori Moon Phase work to help them create the moon phases using Oreo cookies! Yum! Mrs. Cruise is a first/second grade Montessori Directress. Pictured from left to right: Bradnesha Hooker, Serinitee Ivring, and TaCoryin Bryant.April Shaw, 4th and 5th grade teacher at Roseland Montessori was the first teacher to utilize the brand new IPAD learning cart at the school. After a novel study unit on Greek mythology, the students used the IPAD technology to incorporate their study of space with the Greek gods and goddesses they read about. The app allowed the students to view various objects in space by holding the devices at different angles. They recorded what they saw and used the app to gather information for their report. What a fun way to learn! Pictured is Cameron Hano, Hunter Mendahl, Rechard Jackson, and Kaliyah Lee.
Students in Melissa Blow's 5th grade class at Natalbany Elementary are using unit cubes to build objects with a specific volume.
Marvin Cervantes, Cody Pickering, Sara Zito, and Amari Felder are pictured above.