Headline Archives December 2014
Loranger High School Fellowship of Christian Students/Athletes recently participated in a Shoebox Packing Party for Operation Christmas Child. The club sponsored thirty boxes that will be sent with thousands more around the world this Christmas season. Pictured L to R: David Smith, Kirsten Drozd, Samantha Ingraffia, Stephanie Garcia-Marquez, Avery Taylor, Benjamin Rainey, Creek Baham.Students in Ms. Patti Gautreaux's class received a special story time on December 19. Midway Elementary Principal Wanda Davis read a Christmas story to the class as they prepared to dismiss for the holiday break. Students pictured are Aliyah, Briane, Tyran, Andre and Jaden.TPSS Principals pictured above were recognized at a recent Board Meeting for their school's Performance Scores. Pat Williams, Southeastern Louisiana University Lab School - "A" school; Catherine Perry, Loranger Middle School - "B" school; Melissa Ryan, Vinyard Elementary - "B" school; Rhonda Vaccaro, Roseland Montessori School - "Top Gains" school; Rhea Marrs, Loranger High - "B" school; Anthony Sciortino, Champ Cooper School - "B" school; Brenda Johnson, Sumner Middle School - "B" school. Not pictured is Bobby Matthews, Ponchatoula Jr. High - "B" school.The O.W. Dillon Elementary Computer Club created a Puppet Theater Video of "The Gingerbread Man at Christmas." Richelle Votaw is the Computer teacher for the school and the sponsor of the Computer Club. Take a look at their video by clicking the picture above. Merry Christmas!!Santa Claus made a special visit to see the ladies at the new TPSS Technology Center this year.Hammond Eastside Magnet, which is an International Baccalaureate World School and performing arts magnet, is extremely proud to announce that several of our students participated in the Hammond Ballet’s The Nutcracker. The following students auditioned and were granted the following roles: Payton Harrell, 1st grader, was cast as a bunny soldier that pulled the Rat King’s tail during the battle scene. Savannah Johnson, 1st grader, played a soldier in the battle scene and a lamb that danced with shepherdesses Marzipan and Clara. Mykell Jones, 5th grader, played a party boy who danced and played with Fritz as well as a brigade soldier in the battle scene. Brooke Mauer, 3rd grader, played a tall mouse that tried attacking Clara to get her Nutcracker and an angel who helped light the way to the “Land of the Sweets.” Chelsea Swanner, 1st grader, was cast as a soldier during the battle scene and an angel as well. Braden Greer, 4th grader, played a leading role as Fritz, who is the brother that broke Clara’s nutcracker. Clara, a leading role, was played by Hammond Eastside’s own Eva Delatte, 5th grader.As a performing arts magnet and International Baccalaureate World School, we encourage our students to be involved in our community. Not only that, they are pursuing what they are most passionate about – the Arts. The faculty and staff are so proud of our students!Pictured--Bottom row, left to right: Chelsea Swanner, Payton Harrell, Savannah JohnsonMiddle Row, left to right: Braden Greer, Eva Delatte, Brooke Mauer; Top Row: Mykell JonesThe Young Ladies and Gentlemen Society at Roseland Montessori visited a fellow Magnet school today to learn about the culinary arts and the robotic programs. Students met with Hammond High School Magnet ProStart members to learn proper kitchen cleanliness such as washing hands for food prep. Then they used their artistic abilities as pastry chefs to decorate gingerbread cookies made by the ProStart team. The students in the Robotics program also welcomed the REMS students into their classroom where they showed how to use Engineering to construct a catapult, which they later used to launch marshmallows. In addition to their catapult constructions, the students were also given a demonstration of the robot the HHS team built for the latest robotic competition. After the visit at Hammond High Magnet, the Society members gathered at Rock's Cafe in Amite where they were given a table etiquette lesson as they were served lunch. REMS offers much gratitude to Hammond High Magnet teachers Angelina Drago, Shelly Gaydos, as well as the students in their programs, and Rock's Cafe for arranging this opportunity for the Young Ladies and Gentlemen Society members as they continue to learn the skills needed to be respectful and responsible members of a community. It was a great day of collaboration between two of the many successful programs that are a part of the Magnet programs in the Tangipahoa Parish School System. Pictured above is Tristan Ackerman showing off his decorated cookie.