Headline Archives August 2015
Lois Smyth of the Credit Bureau of the Baton Rouge Foundation presents a $4,000 check to the Sumner High Talented Theatre students, and Mary Jo Balado, Coordinator for the Tangipahoa Gifted and Talented programs. The grant is to help finance the students’ movie project. Charley Vance is the Talented Theatre teacher and coordinator for the movie project.B is for BirdEach week in Ms. Naina Kallianpur’s Pre-K class at Woodland Park Elementary Magnet School, students bring in items for the letter of the week. This week, the class was learning all about the letter Bb. Trevor Gottschalck brought in one of his pets, Chuck the "/b/, /b/ bird" from home. Ms. Naina Kallianpur’s class enjoyed having an adopted class pet for a day!Mr. Stan White demonstrated his portrait painting techniques to Hammond High Magnet School Art and Talented Art students. A well known portrait artist, he has had commissions from many famous people including Les Miles and other well known sports figures. Mr. White demonstrated the under painting technique he uses and will return to assist the Talented Art students with the next phase of painting. Stan White is pictured above with his daughter Molly McDonald, a student at HHMS.
On Monday, August 24th, students at Independence Elementary were greeted by the Library Dragon. Karla Douglas, library media specialist, at IES began her first classes this week as the Library Dragon, a teacher/dragon guarding the books in the library, written by Carmen Agra Deedy. Ms. Douglas introduced the library procedures and routines in a fun and creative way. The students were all smiles as they entered the library. Ms. Douglas said, “I’m so excited to begin this new adventure. It was so much fun to dress-up for work today!”
Ashleigh Cline received her High School Diploma from Independence High Principal Chasity Collier, Board President Brett Duncan and Superintendent Mark Kolwe, becoming the first graduate in the Graduation Alliance Program in TPSS. Congratulations to Ashleigh. Click here to read more of the story.
Shelly Gaydos, robotics instructor at Hammond High Magnet School was recognized in Memphis, Tennessee this weekend as the Outstanding Teacher for the three state area of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Presenting her the award is Fred Banks, a past Governor for the La.-Miss.-W. Tenn. District of the Kiwansis Club (which is the Hammond District) as well as District Chairman for Service and member of the Denham Springs-West Livingston Club. Shelly is a veteran educator and has been instrumental in planning and implementing the school's Torbotics program. We are proud of her and appreciate all that she has done for the students at HHMS. A special "thank you" to the Hammond Kiwanis Club for recognizing her contributions to education and nominating Shelly for the award.
Midway Elementary School teachers' first day back in the trenches focused on Building Relationships. Administration along with teachers boarded a big yellow school bus and visited the neighborhoods where their students live. This field trip provided first hand insight into the lives of the MES student population.
Hammond Westside Montessori teachers Colette Taillon and Jenna Ott greeted their students and parents at the Meet 'n Greet on Monday afternoon.... their super power is TEACHING, what's yours?