Headline Archives May 2015

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    May 2015
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     "Ghost Town" parody by Amite Elementary Magnet School
    Adam Lambert even saw the video and tweeted about it this weekend :)
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     Hammond Jr. High students
    On Tuesday, May 12th, Bryanne Mader's Social Justice class at Hammond Junior High Magnet School had the privilege of meeting and listening to a Holocaust survivor.  Anne Levy (standing in the center of the photo) shared her experience as a child living in Nazi occupied Poland. Anne was accompanied by Plater Robinson (standing on the right side of photo), Education Director at the Tulane University's Southern Institute of Education and Research. After Anne Levy shared her story, the students were able to walk Ms. Levy and Plater Robinson through the school to show their projects and exhibits that have been completed throughout the year. 
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     Students in Beverly Williams class at Loranger Middle School are now published authors!!!
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    Krystle Hyman, Tucker Librarian  
    Tucker Elementary had Book Fair recently and the students donated money to buy new books for the library.  The children were able to put their money in the scuba diver box or the octopus box, to vote for Librarian Krystle Hyman to dress up one of those ways.   Here's the winner!!! 
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    Cooper Caldwell

    Cooper Coldwell from Ponchatoula Junior High School  Cooper earned 4th place in the You Be The Chemist State Challenge at LSU on April 25.  Also, competing from TPSS at LSU were Lauren DeVaney (SLU Lab School), Kent Bardwell (SLU Lab School), and Taylor McLain (Loranger Middle School). Cooper is pictured above with his mother, Karen Alexander.

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    Leighton Dempster of Loranger High School  

    Leighton Dempster of Loranger High School signed a rifle scholarship with the University of Memphis      on April 15, 2015.  In addition to her athletic scholarship Dempster has also received the Dean’s scholarship as well as the Honor’s scholarship from the University of Memphis. Dempster holds a 3.9 GPA and is Loranger High School’s Student of the Year.

    Dempster is the Junior Olympic State Champion for air rifle and small bore rife and will traveling this week to Colorado Springs to compete at the Junior Olympic National Championships at the Olympic Training Center. Dempster began her shooting career through 4-H Shooting Sports Program.  She is a member of the Tangi Top Shots shooting sports team and also serves as a Louisiana State 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador.  She has been a competitive shooter for 6 years and has received many awards at the district, state, and national level.


    Sitting L to R: Leslie Dempster, Leighton Dempster, Ted Dempster

    Standing L to R: Sonny Clouate; Rhea Marrs; Alice Dempster

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    Hammond Westside Montessori First Graders  
     Capital One branch managers, Peggy Garon and Suzanne Vidrine gave a presentation on saving money to Mrs. Kaci Puglia's first grade class at Hammond Westside Montessori School on Wednesday, May 20.  Students learned the importance of using a bank to save money for future spending as well as making donations to worthy causes.  At the end of the presentation, each student made a bank to take home and start saving.
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     Roseland Elementary Montessori PTA donates swings

    The PTA at Roseland Montessori recently completed a project to raise money to install swings at the school.  The PTA arranged several fundraising activities for the students over a span of several years to collect enough to purchase the swings.  The next project the students requested is an installation of a fitness course around the school track.  REMS is very thankful for the continued support of such a great organization.  

    Picture left to right are the PTA officers with their children:  Trevor Landrew, Emma Smith, Emily Smith, Jeanette Brady, Megan Brady, Ashton Stevenson, Layla Landrew, Leah Landrew, Ellie Smith and Dylan Smith.  

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    Hammond Junior High School Green School  

    Hammond Junior High Magnet School participated in Louisiana USGBC's Green School Challenge in its 2nd year. Last Year the school won 2nd place in the state. This year, Hammond Jr. WON FIRST PLACE. Pictured receiving a plaque and award of $1500.00 along with an Elkay bottle fountain, are left to right. Dr Danny Williams; Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Shannon Stage; Executive Director Louisiana USGBC, Frank Deffes III; Cypress Lighting Technologies Owner, HJHMS Green School Club members, Alicia Deffes: HJHMS GSC  Project Assistant; Robin Price: HJHMS GSC Project Coordinator, Chris Bankston: Green School Challenge Mentor/ Architect.

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     AEMS Crawfish Boil
    Amite Elementary Magnet Students in grades 3 and 4 who scored Basic and Above on both Reading and Math Benchmark scores were treated to a school crawfish boil and waterslide.   What a wonderful way to celebrate their achievements.  Congratulations, Warriors! 
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    Ponchatoula Jr. High teachers  
    The seventh Grade English Language Arts students and teachers at Ponchatoula Jr. High School recently finished reading the novel The Giver by Lois Lowry.  As a culminating activity, all seventh grade students attended a presentation entitled “Genetic Engineering—How Close are we to the Science in The Giver.  The guest speaker for this event was Professor Jerrie Hanible a 15 year faculty member of Southeastern Louisiana University.  Ms. Hanible teaches Biology, Anatomy, & Physiology.  She was recently nationally featured as one 40 Astounding Professors under the age of 40.  Above, Ms. Hanible is pictured with the seventh grade ELA teachers at PJHS.  
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    Teen Leadership Day  
    Students from Hammond High School and Loranger High School participated in Louisiana Teen Leadership Day in Lafayette.  The focus was student participation and leadership in improving school climate.  It was sponsored by the Louisiana Safe and Supportive Schools Initiative. Click image to enlarge.  
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     crowing for Success
    Mrs. Crystal Addison's 4th  student's at Hammond Eastide Magnet requested that she dress up like a chicken if over 80% of them beat their score on their end of the year benchmark test. She proudly complied and rewarded them by crowing for their success!
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     Tucker is ready for Summer...the Gators can move it!   

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    Chmp Cooper gets read for Red Nose Day

     Champ Cooper teachers are ready for Red Nose Day this week. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty, by simply having fun and making people laugh. The inaugural Red Nose Day will be held in the U.S. on Thursday, May 21st. For more info visit https://www.rednoseday.org/
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    Summer Music Video by AEMS
    Amite Elementary Magnet School created their own music video with a parody of "Sugar" by Maroon 5. Six girls in 3rd and 4th grade worked with teachers Lisa Gros, Tyra Cook, and Tasha Dunn to rewrite "Sugar" into a new song, "Summer".  These girls gave up their recess time, art time, and PE time to practice and record for this fabulous video all about summer.
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