Hatchet Projects at SMS
Mrs. Carolyn Travis and Mrs. Brooke Speed’s sixth grade students at Sumner Middle School recently read the novel Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. To expand their interpretation of the novel students were assigned project options. Every sixth grader at Sumner Middle chose one of five projects. They could create a diorama of a scene from the novel, make a survival manual based on Brian’s experience, make a survival manual based on surviving in a Louisiana wilderness, make a survival kit that would be beneficial to any type of survival, or create a journal that Brian might have kept during the days he was stranded in the Canadian Wilderness. Students then presented their project to their classmates.Woodland Park Elementary Communication Magnet School is already beginning to transition into Woodland Park Magnet School. After many years of being the “Rangers” they will become the “Wildcats” beginning with the 2016-2017 academic school year. Pictured are custodians Kevin Spurlock, Nathaniel Pennington, and Assistant Principal Tangee Daugereaux. Everyone is excited to welcome Pre-K – 8th grade students for the first time in the history of Woodland Park School
On May 6, 2016, students at Independence Middle Magnet took part in Louisiana Day. This is an annual event in which students learn about the rich culture of their home state. Each teacher planned an activity around a certain Louisiana topic such as Avery Island, Zydeco music, agricultural products, and so much more. Students also had the opportunity to taste a variety of uniquely Louisiana dishes including jambalaya, beignets, and red beans and rice!
Pic 1- 6th Grader Sapphira Baker enjoying strawberry shortcake.
Pic 2- Jammie Olsen, 5th/6th Grade math teacher, served up Jambalaya on Louisiana Day!
Pic 3- 7th Grader Kimberlyn Womack enjoying some freshly made beignets!
Pic 4- Mrs. Bordelon and Mr. Babb made fresh orders of beingets all day long as students rotated into their classroom.
Ms. Amy Bourgeois’ fifth grader exhibition group at Hammond Eastside Magnet School collected food and toiletries to donate to the House of Serenity Homeless Shelter in Ponchatoula. Principal Stephen Labbe’ agreed to dress as a superhero if they collected over 300 items. The group collected over 400 items. Mrs. Francis Seymour from the House of Serenity visited the school on Tuesday, May 03, 2016, to pick up the items collected.
Top picture:Max Matthews, Day’Jah Davis, Jailyn Coleman, Jayden Reitz, Mr. Stephen Labbe’ (Batman), Aariya Blakenship and Ms. Amy Bourgeois.Below: Max Matthews, Ms. Amy Bourgeois, Jailyn Coleman, Day’Jah Davis, Aariya Blakenship, Mrs. Francis Seymour and Jayden Reitz.Kristofer Kerr represented Loranger High school very well as he claimed the 2016 District Champ Title with 2 under par, 34 on a 9-hole round that ended early due to inclement weather conditions; Regional Champ title with a par round, 72; and ended this year's season as Co-State Champ with an 8 under par two day round, 136 that ended due to sunset on a 6 hole playoff round.Diamond Brooks, a Junior at Sumner High School, was recently named to the USA Today 2015-16 ALL USA Louisiana Girls Basketball Team. Miss Brooks produced 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game for Sumner, which captured the Class 3A state title this past season.
Lisa McMorris' 6th grade Science class at Sumner Middle School made homeade sugar scrub infused with coconut oil and pomegranate for their moms and grandmothers for Mother's Day.
Friday, May 6, 2016, Ms. Patti Oppenheim, attorney in St.Tammany Parish visited Mrs. Iasigi's 5th grade class at Roseland Elementary Montessori School. Ms. Oppenheim visited as part of Judges/Lawyers in the Classroom for Law Day 2016. This is a special program offered by the LA Center for Law & Civic Education. The students thoroughly enjoyed the visit and learned many things such as what education is required to be an attorney and the daily activities an attorney participates in. Mrs. Oppenheim emphasized the importance of Mathematics and Science to the students and encouraged them to continue striving to do their best.
For the last six years, the Loranger High baseball team has placed flags at the Greenlawn Cemetery in honor of Memorial Day. During the Memorial Day Ceremony 2016, the American Legion post also donated a flag to fly over the Loranger High baseball field. The LHS Baseball Team feels it's important to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.