• Tangi Happenings
     
    October 2015
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     Hammond Eastside Magnet students
     
     Over 100 Hammond Eastside Magnet students, parents, and faculty attended the Katrina Project at Southeastern Louisiana University on Thursday, October 15, 2015.  The multimedia performance, which included original instrumental music, dance, film, drama, and vocal music was produced and directed by Skip Costa.
     
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    Independence Elementary Students celebrating Unity Day. 
     
     
     
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    Tucker Elementary - Unity Day  
     
     Emily Folk's students at Tucker Elementary loving each other on Bullying Awareness Day.
     
     
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     Hammond Eastside Magnet Sugar Babies
     

    The 8th grade class at Hammond Eastside Magnet School are caring for "sugar" babies to connect to the MYP Units in Mathematics, Journey to Careers, and English. Students carry their 4 pound bag of sugar for a class project which involved selecting a career to research in Journey to Careers. With the information they received, students were given items to purchase on a spread sheet. They calculated items to decide the needs and wants for their living expenses. In English, students reflected on real life situations that happen with their "sugar" babies. The students posed for a group photo with their "babies" on Tuesday, October 15, 2015. 

    Back Row (Left to Right): Madison Greer, Mason Greer, Taylor Kinchen, Brendan Zakkour, Hunter Morse, Christopher Mearis, Garrett Sanders, Garrison Hidalgo, Victor Herrera, Brittney Bauers, Kirsten Monteleone, and Raini Hatfield Middle Row (Left to Right): Haley Brown, Avasia Parker, Ethan Turpin, Madison Wells, Connor Kattengell, Connor Magee, Brianna Newman, Will Bridges, Zoe Foil, Makayla Davis, and Chalah Rock Front Row (Left to Right):Joseph Reitz, Sayer Raiford, Jesse Barringer, Cameron Ladet, Emma Grace Broadwater, Gabrielle Bush, Andrew Jordan, Anais Neupert, Brooke Smith, and John Miller Edwards

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    Pumpkin, Pumpkin - Ag in the Classroom lesson

    Colette Taillon's students at Hammond Westside Montessori learned the life cycle of a Pumpkin in a lesson from Ag in the Classroom. When assembled, the students stacked the shapes neatly and placed them inside of their jack-o-lantern. Starting with the seed shape, the students pulled the shapes out of the jack-o-lantern to tell the story of how the pumpkin grows. Next they are using it as inspiration for composition writing. The students will incorporate transition words as well as all the traits of the 6+1 writing process. A parent is also coming to HWMS to carve a pumpkin with the class. The kids will be saving the seeds to plant in their class garden.

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     Midway Literacy Night
     Midway students, parents, and teachers had a blast on Thursday October 8, 2015 during our "Falling into Math and Literacy Night. Students had the opportunity to visit math and literacy stations which focused on Common Core Standards. Pre-K teacher Daphne Griffin took photographs with the students. Pictured with Ms. Griffin are Mary Catherine, Isabella, and Emma.
     
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     Rainbow Toast
     The students in Ms. Halaris’s class at Woodland Park Elementary Magnet School, Kenya and Ayden created an edible rainbow on bread. They experimented with mixing primary colors to discover how secondary colors are made and then enjoyed eating their 'Rainbow Toast'.
     
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     The Ponchatoula High School Color Guard and Wavette Dance team both placed 1st place at the Tangipahoa Parish Fair Shake, Rattle, and Roll Spirit Competition this year. Congratulations girls!
     
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     Each year Independence Middle Magnet School celebrates International Walk to School Day.  Students are encouraged to walk to school for exercise, to fight childhood obesity, and celebrate Safe Routes to Schools. Parents, faculty, staff, community members, and over 50 students walked to school!  Independence Middle Magnet School would like to thank everyone who participated in the annual Walk to School event!
     
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    SLU Homecoming Tickets Winner  

    District Attorney Scott Perrilloux's office donated 4 SLU football game tickets to be given to one lucky Hammond Westside Montessori student. The winner will be able to cheer on the SLU Lions at the Homecoming game on October 17th. The winning student's name was drawn randomly at the ALL Pro Dad's breakfast held on October 14, 2015. 

    Pictured is the winner, 2nd grader, Serj Hernandez with his mom, Courtney Roth-Hernandez.

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    Honor Roll & Good Behavior at DC Reeves  
     
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     IES top readers
    Jonathan Hartman and Luis Carrion from Mrs. Jamie Greer's 1st grade class at Independence Elementary School learned certificates and free pizza for reading books with the Pizza Hut BOOK IT program offered through the Library Media Specialist Karla Douglas. Jonathan read 48 books and Luis read 30.  These students will be recognized as "BIG FISH" at Independence Elementary School.
     
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    Fire Safety at Loranger Elementary

    The Loranger Fire Department came to teach PreK and Kindergarten students at Loranger Elementary School all about fire safety tips during October which is Fire Safety Month.

     
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    Kentwood High College Application Day

    On Wednesday October 7, 2015 Kentwood High Senior Class Participated in Louisiana College Application Day!!

    Counselor Barbara English along with the help of KHMS teachers Carmen Kinzy, Kenneth Butler, Rhonda Travis,  Natalie Walker KHMS Secretary,  Ms. Amber Hammons Southeastern Louisiana University Admissions Department and Nikki Lombardo the Career Coach at Northshore Technical College, all guided the seniors through the application process.  It was an exciting day for these students. Click here to see more pictures.

     
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    GUMBO award

    Madyson Watts displays the medals she won at the state GUMBO games held in Alexandria, La. She placed 1st in the softball throw, 2nd in the shot put, and 3rd in the discus and 60 meter race. Madyson is a 4th grade student at Loranger Elementary School.

     
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    Tangi Parish Spelling Bee Winner  
     
    Raniya Austin, 7th grade student at Independence Middle Magnet School, won 1st place in the Tangipahoa Parish Fair Spelling Bee.  She was the overall winner for the Fair!  Congratulations to Raniya for proudly representing the school and parish!  Great job! 
     
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    Natalbany Flag Etiquette

    Mr. Sid Gale, a member of the Patriot Guard, guides Stacey Murray and Madison Hunt at Natalbany Elementary in the proper way to fold the flag. Click here to see more pictures.

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    Pendulum Science

    Fifth graders in Mrs. Becky Tobin’s class at Hammond Westside Montessori School conducted a scientific investigation lesson to determine what factors affect the period of a pendulum.  In this lesson, students were testing 3 independent variables having to do with motion.  Concepts discussed during the lesson were motion, speed, gravity, force, potential energy, kinetic energy, independent variable, and dependent variables. These concepts are taught in the Force, Motion, and Energy unit of the 5th grade science book. Pictured are Kirian Kelly with the timer, Patrick Fink let the string go, and Shaver Drummond counting and recording.

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    AHS Unity Day  
     

    Amite High School teachers and students dressed in orange for Unity Day to promote bully prevention awareness, Wednesday, October 21, 2015.

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     Jay Grimes speaks to HWMS Second Graders

    Jay Grymes Speaks to Hammond Westside Montessori 2nd Graders about Weather 

    Southeastern Louisiana University Early Childhood teaching candidates recently spent two weeks teaching first and second grade students at Hammond Westside Montessori Magnet. As part of the second grade science unit, they taught weather and the water cycle. On Friday, October 16, 2015, chief meteorologist Jay Grymes from WAFB TV in Baton Rouge spoke to the students. He gave a presentation on weather and answered questions posed by the students.

    SELU Students posing with Jay Grymes are from left to right, Front Row: Elizabeth Gurry, Samantha Toranto, and Blair Perise;... Middle: Kaitlyn Corkern;...Back: Mary Ellen Scherer, Instructor, Jayme Downs, Amanda Bissel, D’ashia Johnson, Jay Grymes, Darian Bourgeois, Susan Sawyer;

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     Loranger Elementary Super Heroes
     

    Students, teachers and staff at Loranger Elementary had their PBIS reward today and dressed up for "Character and Hero Day."  Here are the third grade teachers dressed as "3rd Grade Super Heroes." Their superpower is teaching third grade.  What's yours?  Tonight is the annual "Trunk or Treat" for Loranger Elememtary School students."  Thanks to the Loranger PTA for always making this time of the year fun for our children!

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