Headline Archives October 2014

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    October 2014
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    Hammond Westside Montessori
     October is National Bullying and Prevention Month. Dr. Teresa Perry, Guidance Counselor for HWEMS, has a goal to raise awareness of bullying prevention and teach students how to respond effectively to bullying situations
    Dr. Perry arranged for a different student each morning from each grade leveL to make a morning announcement in reference to tips for bullying.
    October 22nd was UNITY Day. Students were encouraged to wear the color orange to support those who have been bullied and are uniting to make a difference. Dr. Perry visited classrooms and presented a PowerPoint on bullying prevention/reporting. Students also learned what UNITY means and reflected on the statement, "when we stand together, no one stands alone."
    Students created and signed "Unite Against Bullying" orange banners to make a powerful visual statement of support on Unity Day. They also
    Wrote messages on orange strips of construction paper. The paper strips were then connected to create one long chain which visually represents uniting for a common cause. 
    Photo above: Dr Perry presents a PowerPoint on bullying prevention and reporting.
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    Beth Soniat's class at Hammond Westside Montessori

    Hammond Westside Montessori's first grade teacher, Beth Soniat, is standing united with her students against bullying. Hammond Westside participated in Unity Day for Bullying Awareness on October 22. Students, faculty, and staff were encouraged to wear orange to represent that we stand united against bullying. Top row left to right:  Madison Jackson, Darius Kimble, Damayis Perkins, Nina Gordon, Braylin Michelli, Connor Lacoste, Jamirian Sims, Manyri Webre, Kevin Barnett, Beth Soniat;  Bottom row left to right: Justtin Merrick, Earryuna Lewis, Leah Sanders, Gamara Earlycutt, Michael Floyd-Stanley, Omari Jackson, Miracle Varnado.
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     HWM Book Fair Fun


    Ms. Inzinna’s PreK-K students at Hammond Westside Montessori, enjoyed the book fair last week with their families.  Picture above: Danny Bonner, III with his mother, Erica Bonner and little sister.
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     IMMS observes Unity Day
      Independence Middle Magnet Principal Alexa Hookfin unites with students Brynette Cooper and Rijada Holloway against bullying by wearing orange on Unity Day.
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     IMMS Box Top program
    Ms. Leila Miller, 6th grade ELA teacher, was honored by Independence Middle Magnet School's PTA in October. Ms. Miller spearheads the collection of box tops for the school. Because of her valiant efforts and the school's donations, IMMS will be receiving a check for $392.00!! Way to go IMMS!! Pictured is J.T. Tymon, PTA President, Ms. Miller (center), and Ms. Sandra Baham, PTA Vice President.
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    Ronald McDonald visits Vinyard Elementary
    Bryce and Gabby are helping Ronald McDonald demonstrate how to stand up to bullies and make friends at Martha Vinyard's A/B Honor Roll reward celebration recently. 
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    Midway Open House  Midway Open House
    Bronwyn Bankston's first graders at Midway Elementary are so excited to show off their classroom and all their work at the schools Open House recently. Emily Matherly and Yannes Melendez  are pictured above with their families.
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    Hammond Westside Montessori Library  
     Hammond Westside Montessori Librarian Michelle Hampton has some help from Anna Kate Richardson, Joelle Lacoste and Briana Brister to get the library entrance ready for their upcoming book fair.
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     Volcanic Eruptions at O.W. Dillon
     Robin Taylor's 6th grade ELA class has been reading a story about how smaller islands in the Caribbean are formed from undersea volcanic eruptions.  Students built volcanoes to watch how the eruption looks.  Students had a "blast" taking their volcanoes outside and using a variety of methods to make them "erupt."  Click here to see pictures.
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    Akindelas Fraternity hosted  their 7th annual Donuts for Dad at Woodland Park Elementary Magnet School.  Over 125 dads, step-dads, grandfathers, uncles, and big brothers participated in this school event.  These dads visited the classrooms and worked side by side with their children as they participated in classroom projects.

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    making ice cream  
     The students in Elisha Lewis and Latasha Williams' 3rd grade classes at Hammond Westside Montessori concluded a science unit on Matter by making ice cream as an experiment to see first hand the changing states of matter. After making and eating their ice cream, students wrote compositions to explain what they did.
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     Roseland Elementary Montessori Family Picnic Day
    Over 200 parents, grandparents, and other family members attended the first annual Family Day Picnic at Roseland Montessori. Relatives traveled from as far as Atlanta, Georgia to enjoy the beautiful weather and great family-oriented atmosphere. There was plenty of music, food, fun, and games. An added highlight of this day was the high morale due to the recent announcement of Roseland Elementary Montessori's increase in the School Performance Score. Events such as the picnic bring our families together as a community all serving a common goal. 
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     No Bullying at PELC
     Perrin Early Learning Center students participated in Unity Day by wearing orange.  Unity Day is designed to unite against bullying.  These Kindergarteners made a powerful statement by "Just Saying NO to Bullying!"