Cajun came to Tangi Town
Students across the district connected for a live video conference with Papa Noel to listen to a reading of The Cajun Night Before Christmas. The live reading provided an opportunity for the students to hear a story read with an authentic cajun dialect, as many of our elementary students are studying cajun culture in their ELA classes. Students submitted questions to Santa prior to the lesson, which he answered in true cajun fashion.
"An' I heard him shout loud as a splashin' he go, Merry Christmas to all til a saw you some mo"
Jewel Sumner Middle Cares for the CommunityJewel Sumner Middle School Student Council donated 40 care bags to the Department of Children Services in Amite this week. This will be given to children in need as they go through difficult times in their day to day life.
Leaders from Achievement Network partner schools had the opportunity to engage in a professional learning event about Guidebooks on December 6th. During the session, the work at one ANet partner school, Amite Westside, was highlighted. At Amite Westside, leaders have implemented a video analysis protocol where teachers study video of each other during their collaboration meetings in order to improve their own instruction. At the professional learning event, leaders from around the state got to experience the protocol by watching video of Amite Westside 6th grade ELA teacher, Ms. Hager. Ms. Hager, who attended the event, had the opportunity to share her reflections about the ELA Guidebook curriculum and how video analysis during collaboration meetings has impacted instruction at Amite Westside.
Bridge Builders Care Services of Kentwood delivered Christmas cheer to O.W. Dillon. Staff members visited and passed out bags filled with fruit and candy canes to each student and staff member!
We would like to congratulate Evelyn Anstiss of Loranger High School. She is the winner of the Chromebook donated by Farm Bureau Insurance Agency of Tangipahoa. Mrs. Evelyn along with 20 other teachers from our parish completed the Ag in the Classroom Bitty PLC Online class in November. Upon completion of all the assignments, the Farm Bureau Board of Directors read the teacher’s final assignment and selected the winner. What a fantastic partnership between Farm Bureau Agency of Tangipahoa and the TPSS Schools. Thanks Farm Bureau!
Pictured are Malcolm Fitzhugh, Agency manager, Victoria Lawrence, Branch Secretary, Evelyn Anstiss, LHS Teacher, Colette Taillon, Ag in the Classroom Representative/ Instructional Technology Facilitator, and LHS students.