February 2019

  • Tangi Krewe of Champions

    TPSS inaugural Krewe of Champions parade rolled through the streets of Amite under beautiful blue skies, on Saturday, February 9th.

     A message from Superintendent of School, Melissa Stilley:

    I want to thank all of you for all you did to make this day possible! From our school leaders and parent volunteers who gave up their Saturday morning to help us deliver the students to Amite to the hundreds of spectators who lined the streets to create our cheering sections, each and every one of you made today something our children will remember for the rest of their lives. Thank you to the “ground crew,” our administrators who worked at the line-up area and helped everyone take their places for the parade. We could not have done this without your efforts! Thank you to our law enforcement and first responders who came from all over the parish to help us! Your efforts to protect and serve our children are very much appreciated! Thank you to our elected officials who joined us to cheer on our champions. Thank you for taking the time from your schedule to show our children just how important they are to our community! Thank you to the businesses and the entire Amite community who welcomed us with open arms this morning! You were great hosts, and I cannot thank you enough for the hospitality you showed us today!

    Students visit Washington DC.

    Happy Presidents' Day!

    Ponchatoula Jr. High School 8th Graders who attended the annual Washington, DC trip toured the White House during their visit. Students are pictured on the stairs of the West Wing that lead to the White House Ballroom.

     Students show valentine cards that they made and printed from the computer.

    Have a "Love"ly Day!

    Love is in the air at DC REEVES! Fourth grade students designed a digital Valentine’s card. The cards were printed at a local photo center and included a silver lined envelope to give to a loved one.

     Student march in a Mardi Gras parade.

    Independence Leadership Academy’s 3rd and 4th grade students recently participated in a Mardi Gras themed Gala.  Students ate King Cake, created parade items and masks, studied the history of Mardi Gras, and did a second line around the playground. 

    Pictured: The Krewe of Three Sisters 2nd line during Independence Leadership Academy’s Mardi Gras Gala, and Mrs. Laura McKay’s 3rd grade “Krewe of Zoo “stops for a photo

    Girls' basketball team stand for a group photo.

    Champ Cooper Lady Cougars are the 2018-2019 District Champs. Congratulations, Ladies!

    LHS State Champs

    Congratulations to our very own Lady Wolves from Loranger High School! They are back to back winners of the Class 3A State Championship. We are so proud of their hard work, commitment to the team, and perseverance. Way to go ladies!

     GPLA Basketball Champs

    Greenville Park Leadership Academy Tors are the 2018-2019 Parish Champs.
    Congrats, Guys!

     African American Service Award LaDamien Mack II

    LaDamien Mack II, fifth grader from Martha Vinyard Elementary has been chosen as the 2019 African American Service Award because of his outstanding academic record as well as his service projects. This honor is awarded by the Tangipahoa Parish Library each year. Well done, LaDamien!

     District Teacher of the Year Recipients

    Tangi Teacher of the Year Recipients

    We are so very proud of our outstanding recipients of the Tangipahoa Parish District Teacher of the Year awards! Thank you for your dedication, hard work, and commitment to your students and school families. 

    Qiana Smith - Nesom Memorial - TPSS Elementary Teacher of the year
    Kathie Cranford- Martha Vinyard - TPSS Middle School Teacher of the Year
    Michelle Hills - Ponchatoula High - TPSS High School Teacher of the Year

    Principal of the Year Stephen Labbe

    A great leader knows the way, goes the way and shows the way and this leader does all three! Congratulations to Stephen Labbe for being selected as our 2018-2019 Principal of the Year! Mr. Labbe is the principal at Southeastern Lab School. Pictured with Mr. Labbe are Melissa Stilley, Superintendent and Sandra Bailely-Simmons, School Board President.

     PHS All-South Honor Band

    Ponchatoula High School is proud to announce that four of its own, Samuel Echols, Madeline Maurin, Kaydence Schilling and Emery Alexander, auditioned and were selected to perform in the 2019 All-South Honor Band at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS.

    The event, held the weekend of February 8th through 10th, culminated with a concert in the historical Bennett Hall. The rehearsals were intense. Yet, the 175 students, played the various genres of music with precision and professionalism. 

    Talented Theatre

    The 20th Annual Talented Theatre Movie World Premiere will be held Thursday, February 7th in the Amite High Theatre. Showtime is 7 pm. Above Talented Theatre students from Amite and Sumner high schools rehearse a scene from The Artists, one of the three 20 to 30-minute movies that will be featured at the premiere. The public is invited. Admission is free.

     Talented Theatre World Premier

    Our talented theatre students held the 20th annual movie premier at the Amite High School Auditorium Thursday night. Pictured with the students are First Lady Donna Edwards and Gifted and Talented teacher, Charley Vance. It was a extraordinary showcase of their talents and hard work.

     100th Day of School

    Mrs. Hardy's First Grade students at Loranger Elementary School dress for the 100th Day of School.

     MES Eaglets of the Month

    Students SOAR High at Midway Elementary

    Tangee Daugereaux, principal of Midway Elementary, is pictured here with the “Eaglets of the Month.” These students are chosen because they exemplify the characteristics of our Eaglets by S.O.A.R. ing. They are Seekers, Optimistic, Achievers, and Respectful.