Superintendent Mark Kolwe and TPSS Board President Brett Duncan welcome Hammond High Magnet School's new Principal Kris Labruzzo to our school district.
Administrators from the Tangipahoa Parish School System attended the 2015 Model Schools Conference in Atlanta, GA. Administrators participated in sessions on building school culture, digital leadership, increasing rigor in classroom instructions just to name a few. Administrators will be sharing their new learning with other administrators in the district during the upcoming school year.Tangi teachers dedicated 3 days in July to learning new ways to integrate technology into the mathematics classroom. From Khan Academy, to Front Row, to NearPod, the knowledge they gained is immeasurable in TangiTech Math!Top Row: Desmond Atkins, Cathleen Dell, Katie Burgess, Jacquelyn Haynes, Ebbra Gordon, Mia Lewis, Ella Foster, Lea James, Elisha Perry Seated: Jessica Falcon, Emily Folk, Mary Coburn, Carolyn HamiltonProject I-STEM (math and science teachers in grades 5-8) participants are working hard this Summer.Mary Frances Chauvin, a student at Hammond High Magnet School, wins the 2015 girls state championship in golf for Division I.As of September 1, 2015, Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School is a candidate school* for the Middle Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School believes is important for our students.*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme and the IB CP. Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.orgHammond High Magnet School Cheer received, in Large squad division, first for cheer, first for sideline and first overall game day competition at UCA camp at SELU. They also were recognized for receiving all blue ribbons for all three evaluations throughout the week. Also, two of the girls were named All-American Cheerleaders and two received Pin it Forward recognition pins.
38 Tangi teachers attended 10 days of Project CORE Math professional development recently.
TPSS Teachers are participating in three days of Elementary TangiTech this week.
Ponchatoula High student, Courtney Calhoon competed in three events for Team USA at the Special Olympic World Games in Los Angeles, California this summer. Courtney won a Gold Medal in the bowling event and had a chance to meet First Lady Michele Obama.