March 2019

  • Character Development


    Building Good Character in TPSS

    Character development is paramount in developing healthy values. It is a goal of our district to encourage positive qualities, so that tangi students will develop good character, make appropriate choices, and be effective leaders. Teachers and administrators across the district work with students to identify the specific qualities that are exhibited by people with these traits through classroom activities, role-playing, and character analysis.  
    Throughout the month, teachers and administrators at D.C. Reeves Elementary are on the lookout for students who are exhibiting positive character in school. Students from each class who have exhibited these traits throughout the month are recognized at their Student of the Month program. The focus trait for this month was "Responsibility." Principal Tamara Whittington and Assistant Principal Angela Bezue presented Mrs. Kelly Getty and her student, Madilyn, with the good character award at this month's program.
    Character Development programs in our schools support the overall Core Values of our district:
    Be Respectful. Be Compassionate. Be Great.

    Talented Theatre Students

    Tangi Talented Theatre Students Shine Bright!

    The Talented Theatre students from Amite and Sumner high schools recently competed in the Southeastern Vonnie Borden Speech and Theatre Festival. The Sumner students had two Dramatic Duo teams make it to the finals, with one team winning first place. Three other Sumner students earned Superior ratings which qualified them for the State Rally. One student finished third in Dramatic Interpretation. Two Amite students made it to the finals in Poetry Interpretations and earned Superior ratings which qualified them for state. One Amite High student placed second in Poetry Interpretation.


    Art Night

    Celebrating Future Artists

    Woodland Park Magnet School held their annual Art Walk. Families were invited to stroll through the hallways and view the beautiful artwork. The students created their artwork under the direction of their visual arts teacher, Ms. Alicia Bennett. They were also encouraged to participate in art stations in the Wildcat Café. Refreshments were served. Many parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles were in attendance at Woodland Park Magnet School's Annual Art Walk. The students were proud to show off their artwork and WPMS was proud to have their families attend with their students. Picture from left to right: Ms. Alicia Bennett and Tremain Barze


    You Be the Chemist 2019

    Super Scientists Make an Impression at YBTC 2019

    On Friday, March 22, The "You Be the Chemist" Local Challenge was held at SLU.  Nearly 20 schools participated with approximately 300 5th - 8th grade students in attendance. The students rotated through 8 science demonstration stations conducted by SLU students and professors.
    Qualifying students participated in a quiz bowl competition. The top winners of quiz bowl will compete in the State YBTC Challenge at LSU.
    The winners were congratulated by Dr. Crain, SLU President and Ms. Stilley, Tangischools Superintendent.
    First Place - Cayden Cornett, Martha Vinyard
    Second Place - Jayden Desport, Martha Vinyard
    Third Place - Nathaniel Sanchez, Hammond Eastside Magnet
    Fourth Place - Adam Deslatte, Ponchatoula Jr. High
    Pictured are:
    Ms. Stilley , Cayden Cornett, Jayden Desport, Nathaniel Sanchez, Adam Deslatte, and Dr. Crain from Left to right.

    Loranger Middle School Essay Winners

    Congratulations to Lariah Robertson and Olivia Lopez of Loranger Middle School. Lariah and Olivia recently competed in The Sons of Promise and Daughters of Destiny African American Essay Contest. Both students were invited to attend Sons of Promise and Daughters of Destiny African American History Celebration as VIPs. There the winners were announced during the celebration. This celebration was held at Southeastern Louisiana University. Lariah was announced as the winner and Olivia was awarded 2nd runner up.

    Music Fest 2019

    TPSS Choirs Unite Under One Roof to Celebrate Music in our Schools

    Choirs from across our school district joined together for their Annual Music Fest, hosted at Ponchatoula High School this year. Schools took turns showcasing their talents as each choir supported one another in applause.

    "The fact that children can make beautiful music is less significant than the fact that music can make beautiful children." -Cheryl Lavender

    High School National Merit Finalist

    Cooper, a Ponchatoula High School senior, is a National Merit Finalist. He is a member of Interact, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Cross Country, Track, and Face-It.
    Left to right:
    Karen Swaney (mother), Cooper Coldwell (National Merit Finalist), Principal Daniel Strickland, and Denny Coldwell (father)