Roseland Montessori celebrated Earth Day as an entire school event in April. The day involved weeding, mulching, and replanting the vegetable garden, butterfly garden, and wildflower gardens, as well as the flower beds around the school. The students also learned about recycling and how to care for the earth through various projects around the school. Respect for the environment is one of the foundational philosophies in the Montessori curriculum. The students modeled that during their Earth Day activities.Associated Builders and Contractors Pelican Chapter recently hosted their annual Craft Olympics in Baton Rouge. Loranger High competed in the contest this year for the first time and won 1st Place at the contest. Pictured from left to right is Matt Campbell-High School Outreach Coordinator, Hoyt Ponder-LHS Teacher, Cade Cernich, Travis Morel, Virgil Polezcek, Boo Ragan - EXCEL Recruiter, and Robert Clouatre-ABC Director of Education and Training. The team had a maximum of 90 minutes to wire three separate circuits. Travis Morel also placed third as an individual out of the 24 individual competitors in the contest.
Beverly Williams' students at Loranger Middle School proudly display their Easter Egg Basket art projects made from string.
Malonda McElwee, a junior in the International Baccalaureate Programme at Hammond High Magnet School, has been selected to attend the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) seven-week Leadership Summer Institute this summer at Princeton University's campus. According to the LEDA Scholars website, "LEDA finds and recruits approximately 60 LEDA scholars. Scholars are high-achieving, low-income students from communities that are under-represented at our nation's top colleges and universities and in the nation's leadership sectors."
As a LEDA Scholar, Malonda will stay on Princeton University campus this summer to "experience a supervised version of residential life at the college level." As well, she will receive writing instruction, standardized test preparation by Advantage Testing, and college guidance from LEDA's Director of College Guidance. Malonda will have the opportunity to tour and speak with representatives from several top colleges and universities. LEDA will continue to support Malonda in her journey from high school to college and from college into graduate school or a career.Midway Elementary celebrated Spring Break with a "Fun Day" on April 2, 2015. The students enjoyed a beautiful time outside with games, bouncers, face painting, dancing and egg hunts. It was a perfect way to start the Tangipahoa Schools Spring Break.