January 2019

  •  Chesbrough PD Day

    Strategies for Connecting Content and Language

    On Monday, January 7, 2019, Chesbrough Elementary hosted a professional development session called Strategies for Connecting Content and Language. Teachers from around the parish came and took part in learning strategies that they can use to develop academic language across the curriculum in all grade levels.


    Spelling Bee Winners

    Hammond Westside Montessori's School Spelling Bee

    On Friday, January 11, HWM held it's annual school Spelling Bee to determine who would represent them in the Louisiana Children's Discovery Center's Regional Spelling Bee on February 23, 2019. HWM is happy to announce that Reginald Monroe, a 4th grade student, in Ms. Sanders' class won the HWM Spelling Bee. Reginald is the son of Jacqueline Dupas.

    Pictured from left to right are: Reginald Monroe (Spelling Bee Winner), Jeremiah Harker (2nd place winner), Carter Ames (3rd place winner) and Spelling Bee Coordinator, Becky Navarra.


    Students visit MLK memorial in Washington D.C.

    Champ Cooper Elementary visits Washington, D.C.

    The 7th and 8th grade students of Champ Cooper Elementary recently visited Washington, D.C. to explore and learn more about our nation's history. Part of their tour included a visit to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, where they were able to view a wall of quotes from throughout King's lifetime, as well as a striking sculpture of the civil rights leader. Principal Anthony Sciortino read the quotes aloud for all of the students to hear.


    WPLA Future Engineers

    The students in Ms. Nicole Wells’ second grade class at Woodland Park Magnet School have a future as Engineers. While studying about inventors and engineers they read the story Not a Box by Antoinette Portis. In the story a box is just a box...unless it's not a box. The students created their own invention from a cardboard box. The students were encouraged to use their imagination to become young engineers. The students went above and beyond expectations.