Headline Archives August 2014
Gabriel Diaz and Ryan Elzy are just two of the 19,800 students who are ready for the first day of school here in Tangipahoa Parish School System. Gabriel and Ryan are entering the sixth grade at Martha Vinyard Elementary in Ponchatoula this year.
The FCCLA officer team at Sumner High School has been busy planning for a year filled with service and fun at their school. Officers met on Monday mornings during the summer to plan their Program of Work, coordinate dates with the school calendar, design and decorate their FCCLA bulletin board, make decisions about this year's events, contact service partners to schedule activities, and have some fun on their annual officer retreat. The FCCLA officers for the 2014-2015 school year are: Randi Shaidaee, President; Shelby Dykes, 1st Vice President; Jessica Duran, VP of Community Service; Brooke Billiot, VP of Finance; Madeline O'Hern, VP of Membership and Carrie Verberne, VP of Public Relations. Their adviser is Amanda Bracy, who teaches Family and Consumer Sciences, formally known as Home Economics. Click here to read more.What’s the password? This is the question Mrs. Newell asks her second graders each day at Amite Elementary Magnet School. The password is posted on the classroom door. Students are allowed to enter the classroom once they read and correctly say the word or phrase to Mrs. Newell. In the classroom, they write the password in booklets so they can practice reading them throughout the year. Second grader Aniyah Watson shows her Password Booklet above. This is one of many strategies that help students improve their communication skills at AEMS – A Communication Magnet School!Bryce Jenkins, a kindergarten student at Perrin Early Learning Center in Ms. Sarah LaCroix's class, is ready for the first day of school!!
The faculty and staff at Hammond Eastside understand that language permeates the world in which we live. The development of language is fundamental to the need to communicate. Language is the major connecting element across the curriculum and provides a vehicle for inquiry. Learners listen, talk, read, and write their way to negotiating new meanings and understanding new concepts. As learners engage with interesting and authentic text, they acquire the skills, strategies, and conceptual understanding to become college- and career- ready, independent readers who are international minded. Here at Hammond Eastside, we try very hard to instill the love of reading into the hearts of all our students! Pictured (top): Two students, from Mrs. Tawnya Smith's second grade class, reading on the bench are Ari Reed and Ametra Cheeks during silent reading. Pictured (bottom): Claire Martinez, who is a second grader in Mrs. Tawnya Smith's class, reading silently.The Roseland Montessori School Flag Crew joined the Amite Chamber at the luncheon recently at Mike's Catfish to lead the pledge for the group. The students were quite honored to be asked to do this at this particular luncheon because the guest speaker was Congressman McAllister, who ironically recently donated the flag that the school uses during assembly time. Pictured are Congressman McAllister, along with the acting principal, Mrs. Rhonda Vaccaro, and 6th grade students Chelsea Robinson, Madison Brady, Katlyn Jackson, and J'Nyla Jackson.
Brianna Serrano, Rowyn Fletcher, and Johnnyria Brown in Mrs. Foley’s first grade class at Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School are practicing being knowledgeable communicators and open-minded and balanced inquirers as they complete their shared reading assignment each morning. Hammond Eastside is now an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Primary Years Programme to every student in grades Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade.
If you have ever toured the Roseland Montessori campus during the year, you would have seen a busy hum of students working at various jobs around the school. These jobs are a very important part of the school's philosophy which prepares students to be successful members of society. Beginning a new school year once again makes it time for job applications and interviews. This week students have completed job applications and have been called in to Mrs. Rhonda Vaccaro's office, acting principal of the school, for their interview. After all students have been interviewed, Mrs. Vaccaro will select the students, and they will complete an on-site job training to prepare for their position. Jobs for this school year include car line helpers, flag crew, student assistants, hall monitors, school meteorologists, and school comedians. Pictured is Mrs. Vaccaro interviewing Emma Sharkey, 4th grade student, for the position of car line helper.
Penny Ardion's and April Smith's first graders at Champ Cooper School are hard at work implementing Literacy Centers to meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards following our new motto, "Working on the right Work".
Colette Taillon's students and their families enjoyed the PhotoBooth activity that she had for them during Hammond Westside Montessori's Meet 'n Greet at the beginning of the 2014-15 school year.