Today, the word "service" means more to Natalbany Middle sixth grade students than simply those who are serving or who have served in our nation's military or support organizations. It means a chance to combine the Christmas season and service members with the CHARACTER COUNTS lessons that they have been studying this year. The NMS students truly enjoyed sending PERSONALIZED Christmas cards to our troops! TPSS rocks!!!! Great Job Mr. Johnsons 6th grade.
On Saturday, December 3, Hammond Westside Montessori held a campus beautification day. Parents, students, and staff worked together to clean windows, wash walls, plant flowers, do garden maintenance, as well as trimming of tress across the front of the school. It was a day filled with hard work and fun as we worked together, as the Hammond Westside Family, to give a bit of TLC to our beautiful school.
The Sumner High School Choir sang beautiful Christmas songs for TPSS Principals and Central Office Staff at their Leadership meeting on Tuesday. This talented group of students is under the expert direction of Mrs. Mary Faye Williams. Everyone in attendance was filled with the Christmas spirit and the gift of their music. Click picture to enlarge.On Friday, December 9th, students in grades 4th-8th attended another Club Day at Independence Leadership Academy. Club Day happens once per six weeks, and students attend various clubs to enhance their academic and social learning. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)Club, which has a focus on creating and developing, was a huge hit again this 6 weeks. Students created parachutes to float Santa in and around the classroom. Ms. Veronica Dunomes, Ms. Tracy Suarez, and Ms. Catherine Maklary, club sponsors, create these engaging activities for the students to participate in during STEM Club.Photo 1 Dawon Cryer, Sean Patton, Devin Dorsey, and Andres Gutierrez discuss the success of their parachute for Santa while in STEM Club.Photo 2: L to R Abraham Gonzalez, Brandon Gulotta, and Reginold Woods begin to work on the construction of their parachute during Independence Leadership Academy’s Club Day.
Mrs. Claus (Kathy Prine) visited several classrooms throughout Tangipahoa Parish School System today to read stories to students and make sure they are ready for Christmas vacation. The Perrin Early Learning Center students above were excited about her visit.
The Amite High Magnet School Senior Class was treated to a Hot Cocoa and Cookie Decorating Party recently. The purpose of the party was to reward the seniors for being positive role models and effective leaders for our underclassmen through the fall semester. The seniors had the opportunity to celebrate the holiday season by decorating sugar cookies and enjoying hot chocolate with all the fixings! The students had a great time decorating and eating their cookies!
The "Positive Character & Decision" club held a toy drive. Students were able to collect enough toys to share with needy families along with the Natalbany Fire Department. The toys will be used throughout the year for children who have been affected by a fire. We would like to extend a special thank you to our local Fire Department for their support through out the year. Pictured above: Matt Bazile, Jamar Lott Vice President of the PCD club, and Donnie Starke; Pictured below: Jamar Lott & LaBrandon Robertson NMS Students;
Mr. Desrie George and Ms. Candace Graham have been selected King & Queen Winter Wonderland of DC Reeves in Ponchatoula! Students bought votes to crown the teacher of their choice and all proceeds went to benefit Ponchatoula's Council on Aging. The king and queen presented a check for $380.75 to help feed the elderly in Ponchatoula and both were crowned during the school's Christmas program in front of students, faculty and staff.
On Tuesday, December 20, Amite Elementary Magnet School celebrated being the only Top Gain School in the District with an Academic Pep Rally, AEMS has moved from a D to C school! In attendance were the Amite High Magnet's Band and Cheerleaders who motivated students to keep working hard. Also, Ms. Theresa Hamilton was there to encourage students to be CHAMPS academically and to strive for success. It was a wonderful experience!
Saturday, December 10, 2016, the finals were held for the Tangipahoa Parish Basketball Tournament. The Boys' Championship was awarded to Ponchatoula High and the Girls' Championship was won by Loranger High School. Congratulations to these two teams and all others participating in the Parish tournament.