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    Preparing

    The new school year has begun!


     

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     Eclipse

    Mrs. Taillon's Class


     

    Ryan

    Ryan chose to wear sunglasses for the day as a reward for great behavior in Ms. Ryan's class!

    Click the photo to see more great things from Ms. Ryan's class!

     


    Piano

    Hammond Westside Montessori music teacher,   Mr. Nick Varnado, poses with students from Mrs. Colette Taillon's class, enjoying the new piano HWM received on September 28, 2017.

     


     

    All Pro Dads breakfast winners

    Hammond Westside Montessori Elementary School hosted its monthly All Pro Dad's Breakfast on Wednesday November 15, 2017.  At the breakfast, parents came to school early with their children to eat breakfast and learn more about the different activities occurring at the school.  Assistant Principal Sharon Walker discussed the upcoming basketball season and different clubs at the school.  Every student who attended was given a raffle ticket for a variety of prizes. 


     

    Skin Cancer Awareness

    Mr. Joshua Luneau and para Mrs. Andrea Greene's Pre-K class honoring skin cancer with black ribbon butterflies. 


    Demetriane Anderson

    Eighth grader Demetriane Anderson, daughter of Roschelle and Demetrice Anderson has been named Hammond Westside Montessori’s 2017-2018 Student of the Year. She is an extremely intelligent young lady who loves helping others. She is a dedicated student who is always supporting her school and fellow students by participating in numerous school activities and tutoring other students. She is an active member of school’s dance team, 4-H Club, Jr. Beta Club, Leading Ladies, and Career Day Club, all while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Demetriane recently won 2nd place in the school’s Essay and Poetry contest which was featured at the Tangipahoa Parish Fair. She has participated in the Pre-teen America Scholarship Program for the last two years where she won several awards. Demetriane has travelled to Maryland, Washington, and Boston this past summer, and will be going to New York in the summer of 2018 for the  Junior National Leaders Conference. She also plans to attend the Harvard University summer program next year to take some courses to prepare her for her college years where she plans to get a degree in Psychology.


    Colin Perret

    Fifth grader Colin Perret, son of Christopher and Christina Perret, and Candice Harper Perret, has been named Hammond Westside Montessori’s 2017-2018 Student of the Year. Colin’s interests include fishing, music, art, and working with electronics. As well as being an athlete with Chappapeela Sports Park and STYSA Soccer. Colin is also a member of HWM’s Robotics Club. Colin has performed community service at both Journey Church feeding the community and Belle Maison Nursing Home spending quality time visiting residents. Colin demonstrates being Student of the Year by being on the Honor Roll, being  knowledgeable in many aspects, his recognitions, being a student tutor, having perfect attendance, and being so caring of his classmates and helping others without being asked. Colin’s dream is to attend Louisiana State University where he’s interested in earning a law degree. Colin has earned being nominated as HWM’s fifth grade Student of the Year and is more than deserving. We’re very proud of Colin and want to encourage him to keep doing great and always chase his dreams!


    Mrs. Donnow's Class

    Third Graders in Mrs. Cat Donnow's class received their Rotary Dictionaries!

     


    Model Montessorians

    Congratulations to Hammond Westside Montessori School's Model Montessorian of the Month for the month of January. These student leaders were nominated by their teachers based on their leadership in the classroom, their respectfulness to others, themselves and the environment, their peaceful personality in the classroom and being self motivated workers as well as independent and organized, all of which are Montessorian attributes. 

    January Model Montessorians

    Front Row Left to Right: Anabell Deubler, Riley Perilloux,  Abigail Foster, Ariel Berteau, Calie Greene
    Second Row Left to Right: Precious Primus, Jamaria Daniels, Shamea Hally, Shem Greene
    Not Pictured: Sarah Traylor, Rowyn Huffman, Nicholas Martinez, Kelsey Parsons, Daveriws Price
     

    Congratulations to Hammond Westside Montessori School's Model Montessorian of the Month for the month of December. These student leaders were nominated by their teachers based on their leadership in the classroom, their respectfulness to others, themselves and the environment, their peaceful personality in the classroom and being self motivated workers as well as independent and organized, all of which are Montessorian attributes. ​They were recognized on February 6, 2018.​

    December's Model Montessorians
     
     
    Front Row Left to Right: Caylei Mitchell, Cydney Williams, Kinley Anthony, Noah Husser, Josiah Johnson, Jada James
    Back Row Left to Right: Aaron Alessi, Hope LaFerriere, Arais Barnes, Tanai Thorn
    Not Pictured: Terry Seaberry
     
     
     

     
    Congratulations to Hammond Westside Montessori School's Model Montessorian of the Month for the month of November. These student leaders were nominated by their teachers based on their leadership in the classroom, their respectfulness to others, themselves and the environment, their peaceful personality in the classroom and being self motivated workers as well as independent and organized, all of which are Montessorian attributes. 
     
    November Model Montessorians
     
    Front Row, L to R: Rebekah Meyers (4th grade), Sophia Smith (1st grade), Grace Gagliano (Kindergarten), Emma Achord (2nd grade), Caleb Williams (Kindergarten), Ryan Ridgedell (1st grade)
    Back Row, L to R: Nova Ulmer (7th grade), Lily Cosby (6th grade), Dunia Saad (5th grade), Wendy Raymundo (8th grade), 
    Dariana Raymundo (4th grade), Aliya Lott (4th grade)
    Not pictured: Baron Davis (Pre-Kindergarten)

     


     

    Congratulations to Hammond Westside Montessori School's Model Montessorian of the Month for the month of October. These student leaders were nominated by their teachers based on their leadership in the classroom, their respectfulness to others, themselves and the environment, their peaceful personality in the classroom and being self motivated workers as well as independent and organized, all of which are Montessorian attributes. 

    Model Montessorians for October 2017

    Front row from left to right: Danny Bonner (2nd grade), Rhett Morgan (Kindergarten), Romyn Johnson, (Pre-K), 

    Adamaris Guerra-Rivera (1st grade), Charleigh Thomas (Pre-K), Isabella Ambrose (Kindergarten)

    Back row from left to right: Jade Campbell (5th grade), Carleigh Ruffin (6th grade), Baily Vasquez, (7th grade),

    Bella Warner (4th grade), Izaya Lewis (4th grade), Reginald Monroe (3rd grade)

     

    Not pictured: Myron Clay (6th grade), Kelsey Parsons (8th grade)

     


    Congratulations to Hammond Westside Montessori School's Model Montessorian of the Month for the month of September. These student leaders were nominated by their teachers based on their leadership in the classroom, their respectfulness to others, themselves and the environment, their peaceful personality in the classroom and being self motivated workers as well as independent and organized, all of which are Montessorian attributes. 

     September Model Montessorians

    Front row from left to right: Anthony Cao (1st grade), Caleb Penn (Pre-K), Reygan Stuart, (Pre-K), Cash Pennington (Kindergarten)

    Back row from left to right: Kate Perrilloux, Montessori Specialist, Trey Kiss (3rd grade), Jimyra Felder (6th grade), 

    Payton Ames (4th grade), Melina Yeomans-Flores (7th Grade), Kezia Taylor (4th Grade), Angelina Dong (5th grade)

     

    Not pictured: Caylee Armstrong (2nd Grade), Ayden Torres (3rd Grade), Emoni Williams (8th Grade)

     

    March

    Model Montessorians for March

    Front Row: L to R - Malik Saad, Hannah Pines, Emma Achord, Riley Richard, Adorabella Barnes, Audrey Vicknair, Danica Perilloux

    Back Row: L to R - Dunia Saad, Takerra McCray, Qundaija Turner, Nathan Gendron

    Not Pictured: Ahlirah Samuel, Shawna Taylor, Bessy Ramos, Jiya Bickham

     


    April

    Model Montessorians for April

    Front Row: L to R - Jada James, Sophia Smith, Carday Crain, Laelle Hughes, La'Terion Jackson, Noah Husser, Brandon Michelli

    Back Row: L to R - Shad Taylor, Sandra Lara, Quan'A'Nira Turner, Qunshaila Turner, Jared Burghout, Bryce Collura

    Not Pictured: Nathan Nguyen, Zachariah Watkins, Nya Jackson


     

    Spelling Bee Winners

    Hammond Westside Montessori would like to congratulate all of their students who participated in the Spelling Bees on December 19, 2017.  Their students did a great job! Mrs. Navarra, Spelling Bee Coordinator, would like to thank the students for accepting the challenge and doing their best! The winners are pictured from left to right on the front row:  Stephen Fowler-3rd place, Kensey Cuti-2nd place, and Payton Ames- 1st place from the 4th-5th grade spelling bee. The winners are pictured from left to right on the second row:  Becky Navarra, Adminstrative Assistant and Spelling Bee Coordinator, 1st Place-Dixid Moore, 2nd Place-L'Michai Williams, and 3rd Place-Madisyn Corbin from the 6th-8th grade spelling bee.  These students will compete on January 19, 2018, for an opportunity to go to the Louisiana Children's Discovery Center's Regional Spelling Bee that will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018.  


    Robotics

    On Saturday, May 12, our HWM WHIRLBOTS competed in the World War II Competition against 39 teams. We are so happy of our Whirlbots! They ranked 7th out of 39 teams and only 7 teams scored 200 points. Our Whirlbots scored 210 points which was a huge accomplishment for our team. We are   especially proud of our Team Captain, Nathan Gendron, and our Pit Crew Member, Lexi Ziegler.      


    Art Gala 2018 Prize Winners

    ​Hammond Westside Montessori School's 2018 Art Gala​

    HWM hosted it's annual Art Gala on Thursday, April 26, at 6:00pm. It was an awesome event that showcased the students' artwork and many talents. In addition to the artwork displays, Kindergarten teachers raffled off 2 large art baskets, and a silent auction was held. The silent auction items were created my teachers' classes and/or by individual grade levels. The HWM Choir provided entertainment and was led by music teacher, Nicholas Varnado. A special thank you to Raising Canes on West Thomas Street and manager Cody Yawn for their generosity in donating the lemonade for this event. 

     
    Pictured from left to right is Cooper Landry(raffle winner) and Landon and Evan Grossnickle who donated the silent auction flag pictured that was created by Ms. Soniat's PK class to the school
     
    Click on the image to see tje pgoto gallery from the event. 
     

    Hammond Westside Montessori Student Pursues Modeling Career

    Beal

    Hammond Westside Montessori Student, D'Shanti Tyriel Beal, won Launch Model & Talent Model Walk-Off at New Orleans Fashion Week on March 21-23. D'shanti is the daughter of Joy Beal of Hammond and is a 7th grade student at HWM. She participated in Baton Rouge Fashion Week in February and recently was in the BELK Beauty Bash on March 10. We are so proud of D'shanti and how committed she is to pursuing her dream of becoming a fashion model.  She will also be in Acadiana Fashion Week Lafayette & New York Fashion Week. She has an opportunity to go to Los Angeles,California this summer and will be selling raffle tickets and hosting fundraisers to help with the cost of the trip. 

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    Dana Lucas

    Dana Lucas

     


     

    Memory Dress

    Ms. Kaylin Cruise poses with her second graders with a sign from Sign Gypsies - Hammond. The sign was donated for participating in the art dress challenge. The students created memories and drawings on the dress.

    Memory Dress


     

    HWM Tech Club

    The HWM  Tech club used Merge Cubes and iPads to learn about augmented reality. Shem Greene, Tyshuan Leonard, and Tucker Duhe (pictured left to right) used an app on the iPad to view the cube and make it appear as a hologram of a variety of things, such as an erupting volcano, a castle with fireworks, and the human brain. 


     

     

    Buffy Coleman Show

    On Friday, February 9, students in grades 4th-8th at Hammond Westside Montessori welcomed Mr. "Magic" Buffy Coleman to their campus. Buffy “Mr. Magic” was discovered by and attended the 1993 Harlem Globetrotters training Camp. He still makes personal appearances with the World Famous Harlem Wizards.

    He has spoken to more than 2,000,000 adults and youth across North America while visiting over 3,000 schools.

    The show is entertaining as well as fun for the entire student body and school faculty, with comedy and amazing basketball skills. Most of all there is an inspirational message for young people. 

    The message students at HWM received included being leaders in their classrooms and on their school campus, how to treat people, the importance of your education, and how to stay positive when life presents you with struggles/disappointments. Administrative Assistant, Becky Navarra, organized and planned the event for the students.


     

    100th Day of School

    Ms. Cruise and her second graders celebrate the 100th day of school. 


    Science Fair

    SCIENCE FAIR -- Hammond Westside Montessori School students don their medals won for their work in last Thursday's science fair. The winners for eighth grade are Demetriane Anderson and Akayla Ruffin (1st place), Hannah Reneaux (2nd), and Donna Crosby, Kelsey Parsons, Jiya Bickham and Nathan Gendron (3rd place tie). The 7th grade winners are Tristan Howard and Diego Vega (1st), Samuel Bell and Adam DeArmand (2nd), and Rayya West (3rd). The winners for 6th grade are Alexis Ziegler and Lily Crosby (1st), Dixid Moore and Alexander Bittola (2nd), and Canaan Holley and Christopher Dunn (3rd).


     

    Hammond Westside Montessori student, Scarlett Cason,  makes butter in Ms. Jennifer Wozniak's first grade class! They are learning about how and where food is made! 

    Scarlett Cason


     

    Dr. Seuss

    March 2 is "Read Across America Day" in honor of Dr. Seuss on his birthday.