• Mrs. Smith's 2nd Grade

    Second graders at Hammond Eastside Magnet participated in Career Day this May. Volunteers spoke to students about their careers and the education or training required. Some gave presentations related to their job duties. What a great way to inspire young learners to continue their education!


    Thaleia Dufrene

    Eighth grader Thaleia Dufrene, daughter of Sidney and Eve Dufrene, has been named Hammond Eastside Magnet's 8th Grade 2017-2018 Student of the Year.   Thaleia is an extremely well rounded student. She is part of our Gifted program (BYON), she has been involved in the Tangipahoa Parish Book Fair, and she has participated in Talented Theater and Talented Music. In addition to playing on our volleyball team, she also takes piano lessons has and has also participated in the Piano Rally.  She has performed community service hours at both Belle Maison Nursing Home and the Tangi Food Pantry, as well as assisting our students with breakfast in the morning. For her 8th year, she attends Hammond High Magnet School for both English 1 honors and Algebra 1 honors.  Her accomplishments include scoring a 29 on the ACT last year as a 7th grader, maintaining a 4.0 GPA, scoring 98/100 and 93/100 in Piano Rally. She received the 2017 Duke Top Grade Recognition Award.  She has also served as co-captain and captain of our robotics team.  Thaleia is more than deserving of our 8th grade student of the year, and we are incredibly proud for her to represent our school.

    Mac Anderson

    Fifth grader Mac Anderson, son of Scarlett and Webb Anderson, has been named Hammond Eastside Magnet’s 5th Grade 2017-2018 Student of the Year. He is interested in hunting, fishing, sports and music including participating in Hammond's recreational flag-football and baseball leagues, HEM's cross country and track teams, taking piano lessons and being a member of HEM's Performing Arts Company. After graduating high school, Mac would like to attend an Ivy League school to study structural engineering. Mac demonstrates the IB World School Learner Profile by being balanced, caring, and knowledgeable. His leadership, activities, recognitions, and service include being on the A honor roll, recently graduating from the D.A.R.E. program, serving on the Quiz Bowl team and participating in Songfest for HEM's Jr. Beta Club.

    HEM Beta Club

    Louisiana State Junior Beta Convention in Lafayette on Feb. 21-23

    HEM Junior Beta member Alexa Klingman won 3rd place in Division 1 Poetry (left)
    HEM Junior Beta President Amelie Lemoine accepted the club’s award for winning 2nd place in Songfest (upper right)
    The club is comprised of 5th -8th graders who excel academically and serve our school and community.


    These students won the Science Fair at the school level. They will go on to the Region 8 Level Science Fair at Southeastern LA University on February 2nd.

    Science Fair Winners

    Pictured with Principal, Stephen Labbe' - From left to right: Max Matthews, Skyla Stanley, Kelcie Badeaux, Malia Robertson, Chandler Dunn, Eva Delatte, Elise Lee, Bailey Morgan, and Antonio Garcia Front Row: Dylan Stucke and Avery Brumfield Not Pictured: Emma Crawford, Emily Leroux, Kaitlyn Williams, Stormie Brecheen



    Spinning Yarn

    Hammond Eastside Magnet students enjoyed learning how wool is spun into yarn in the library on November 16, 2017. Loretta Sturgill (left) from Black Sheep Knits, librarian Monica Sullivan (center), and Alex Butterworth (right) from Hammond Library spun yarn instructed students  on spinning yarn and knitting, an industry the original american colonists would have partaken. Pictured here are Pre-K students from Paige Normand's class. 


    HEM librarian Monica Sullivan reads Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae to Mrs. Schilling's 2nd grade class

    HEM librarian, Monica Sullivan, reads "Giraffes Can't Dance" by Giles Andreae to Mrs. Schilling's 2nd grade class.


    Gracie Babin

    Hammond Eastside Student Wins 1st Place in National Pet Poster Contest


    HEM 6th grader,  Gracie Babin,  won 1ST PLACE in the American Veterinary Medical Association's 2018 National Pet Poster Contest! The announcement came on Thursday, August 17, 2017. 

    Gracie placed 1st in the local Pet Poster Contest that the Animal Care Center & Pet Care Center of Hammond hosts within many of the Tangipahoa Parish Schools every year in May in conjunction with National Pet Week! They submitted her poster to the national level in which she competed with many kids, Kindergarten through 12th grade, across the United States and WON! At the time of the initial contest entry, Gracie was in 5th grade.

    Gracie's poster will be the centerpiece of the 2018 National Pet Week themed "Barks, Purrs, Tweets, & Neighs... Pets Speak Love Many Ways!" Her artwork will be displayed in the AVMA National Magazine, AVMA National Pet Week Website, and in veterinary clinics nationwide next Spring as we celebrate National Pet Week! 

    Way to go Gracie! We couldn't be more excited and proud to have you represent us on such a large grandstand! We believe your artwork will help inspire others to love and care for their pets! 



    5th Grade Student, Corbin Regan, donated $100 of his own money to TARC! Thanks, Corbin! An exemplary of the Caring learner profile! 


    Book Fair

    Click to see more images from the HEM Book Fair!

    Snow Day 2017

    Snow Day - Dec. 8, 2017. All schools are now open!

    HEM Teachers at District Rally

    HEM Teachers salute the flag at the district-wide rally on the second professional day of the new school year.