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    Thirty-two teachers from district schools attended the Project Core Math conducted by Drs. Gwen Autin (SLU Dept. of Teaching and Learning) and Troy Williams (SLU Dept. of Chemistry and Physics).  The project was funded by a Math and Science Partnership grant awarded to TPSS from Louisiana  State Department of Education.  CC Lanier, project director, stated the project goals are focused on increasing teacher knowledge in Mathematical Common Core State Standards, improve classroom instruction in Mathematics CCSS thus increasing student achievement in math. The grant is one of many district initiatives to implement the new standards.  Math teachers were instructed on CCSS instructional strategies, common formative assessments, lesson planning aligned with the standards, and resources from the Louisiana Dept. of Education.
     
    Pictured - (1) Nichol Hayes and Terry Mixon, (2) Kathy Kendrick and Diane Nobile, (3) Dr. Troy Williams, Mia Lewis, Rainey Iasigi.  (4) Teachers participating in Project Core Math are: Amite Elementary Magnet: Teresa Mixon & Kelly Butler; Champ Cooper: Elizabeth Jenkins & Danielle Vega; D.C. Reeves:  Stacy Perrone  & Melissa Hebert;  Hammond Eastside Magnet: Jami Reid, Tonya Hardy, Courtney Tierney, Meredith mull & Elisha Perry; Hammond Westside Montessori: Symeria Thompson, Mia Lewis& Latasha Williams; Loranger Elementary:  Kathy Kendrick, Miesha Williams, Dorothy Boyette, Diane Nobile & Lisa Genco; Vinyard: Stephanie Sims;  Mater Dolorosa: Marianna Cefalu & Jennifer Stewart; Natalbany Elementary: Patricia Sparacello, Nichol Hayes, Jasmine Daniels &  Robin Rodriguez; Oak Forest: Ginny Relan & Starr Usry; O.W. Dillon: Marion Nichols & Latrcie McKnight;  Roseland Elementary Montessori: Rainey Iasigi & Cassandra Anthony
     
     
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    Thirty-two teachers from district schools attended the Project Core Math conducted by Drs. Gwen Autin (SLU Dept. of Teaching and Learning) and Troy Williams (SLU Dept. of Chemistry and Physics).  The project was funded by a Math and Science Partnership grant awarded to TPSS from Louisiana  State Department of Education.  CC Lanier, project director, stated the project goals are focused on increasing teacher knowledge in Mathematical Common Core State Standards, improve classroom instruction in Mathematics CCSS thus increasing student achievement in math. The grant is one of many district initiatives to implement the new standards.  Math teachers were instructed on CCSS instructional strategies, common formative assessments, lesson planning aligned with the standards, and resources from the Louisiana Dept. of Education.
     
    Pictured - (1) Nichol Hayes and Terry Mixon, (2) Kathy Kendrick and Diane Nobile, (3) Dr. Troy Williams, Mia Lewis, Rainey Iasigi.  (4) Teachers participating in Project Core Math are: Amite Elementary Magnet: Teresa Mixon & Kelly Butler; Champ Cooper: Elizabeth Jenkins & Danielle Vega; D.C. Reeves:  Stacy Perrone  & Melissa Hebert;  Hammond Eastside Magnet: Jami Reid, Tonya Hardy, Courtney Tierney, Meredith mull & Elisha Perry; Hammond Westside Montessori: Symeria Thompson, Mia Lewis& Latasha Williams; Loranger Elementary:  Kathy Kendrick, Miesha Williams, Dorothy Boyette, Diane Nobile & Lisa Genco; Vinyard: Stephanie Sims;  Mater Dolorosa: Marianna Cefalu & Jennifer Stewart; Natalbany Elementary: Patricia Sparacello, Nichol Hayes, Jasmine Daniels &  Robin Rodriguez; Oak Forest: Ginny Relan & Starr Usry; O.W. Dillon: Marion Nichols & Latrcie McKnight;  Roseland Elementary Montessori: Rainey Iasigi & Cassandra Anthony
     
     
     
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    Independence High builds rocking chairs
     

    Students enrolled in the summer Agriculture / Welding program at Independence High School  recently completed the construction of 7 rockers for the Special Education Department.  The rockers will be distributed to classrooms through the Occupation/Physical Therapy program based on individual needs of students.

    Front row: Jake Tymon, Mark Luizza, Levi Bailey, Briar Childress, Dakota Salter, Lane Hardy, Tommis Morris 
    Top Row: Tammy Stilley OT/PT Program Coordinator, Joe Havis, Shane Hollingsworth, Herman Buquet, Andrew Truxillo, Austin Lauricella, Will Salter, Bryan McDonald, Instructors Frank Fekete and Dwayne Wascom, and Mary Jo Balado Special Ed. Coordinator
     
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    Tuesday, July 29, 2014, Hammond Eastside Principal, Maureen Terese, received the following message from the Director General of the International Baccalaureate:   “On behalf of the International Baccalaureate (IB), it is my privilege to inform you that Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School is to become an authorized IB World School, Primary Years Programme (PYP). Congratulations on your considerable accomplishment. – Siva Kumari, IB Director General.”  We commend Hammond Eastside’s educators, students, families, and community members for their active roles in helping the school become an authorized IB World School, Primary Years Programme (PYP).

     
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