Fire Truck Visit

    Hammond firefighters came to HWM in September and showed our Pre-K students the firetruck and how they put out fires. 


    Hammond Westside Montessori Students Participate in the Ag Wonders Event
    On Wednesday, March 27, students at Hammond Westside Montessori were the teachers for the day at the Ag Wonders Event that is sponsored by LSU
     AgCenter.  It was a wonderful leadership experience for the students at HWM.  and over 1,000 students participated in this learning experience from St. Helena and Tangipahoa parishes. 
    Pictured below from left to right are:
    Jessie Finch, Julianna Ratcliff, Ava Magliolo, Mattie Proctor, Dantjuan Kelly, Jacob Bourque, London Thomas, and  Lillie Miller. Back row from left to right: 
    Michael Paul Ridder and Colette Taillon (Ag in the Classroom Master through Farm Bureau).
    Ag in the Classroom
    Ag in the Classroom

    VFW Art Contest Winners

    Hammond Westside Montessori Winners in the  VFW Americanism Art Contest
    Hammond Westside Montessori students were presented awards for their entries in the VFW Americanism Art Contest. Wanda Brown from the VFW Post 3652 in Hammond recognized the students and presented the awards on March 22, 2019. 
    Winners were:
    Kindergarten - Coloring of the American Flag
    1st Place - Dakota Juneau
    2nd Place - Molly Kern
    3rd Place - McKenna Dantzler
    1st Grade - Freehand Drawing of American Flag
    1st Place - Charleigh Sears 
    2nd Place - Tre'von Andrews
    3rd Place - Laiken Anthony
    2nd Grade - Freehand Drawing of American Flag
    1st Place - Abigail Picone
    2nd Place - Ava Magliolo
    3rd Place - Allison Foster
    3rd Grade - Freehand Drawing of Historian Event
    1st Place - Jada James
    2nd Place - Shane Chrisman
    3rd Place - Shaw Holley
    4th Grade - Freehand Drawing of Historian Event  
    1st Place - Joan Joshua
    2nd Place - Ja'Miya Toney
    3rd Place - Sentale Tyler
    Pictured from left to right-
    Back row: Joan Joshua, Ja'Miya Toney, Jada James, Shane Chrisman, Shaw Holley, VFW Program Coordinator Wanda Brown, Allison Foster, Ava Magliolo
    Front Row: Charleigh Sears, Tre'von Andrews, Dakota Juneau, Laiken Anthony, McKenna Dantzler, Abigail Picone, Molly Kern, HWM Assistant Principal Carla Tallo


    HWM Special Olympics

    Ms. Crowe's students won ribbons for 100 meter race and ball throwing at the Special Olympics at Ponchatoula High School on March 13th. They placed :"Gus" Truitt 5th run / 2nd ball throw.; BJ Banks 5th run/ 1st ball throw; Riley Moran 2nd run/2nd ball throw; Joseph Winnie 1st run/ 2nd ball throw; and Ms Jamie Smith's student   Jaden Cook 5th run and 3rd ball throw.We had a great time.



    Hammond Westside Montessori Students Learn Science from Special Guest

    Dr. Candace Lawrence from Xavier University spoke to a group of 5th graders on Monday, March 11,  about DNA and Polymer Science.  Students learned how different molecules interact and how chemists use properties of chemicals to create safe medicines for humans.  Students were able to mix some polymers to create a gel-like substance to show that gel capsule medicine is safe for the body,  and it's the same process they use to make gummy worms!
    Science 1
    Science 2

    Coach DJ is duct tapped to a wall for a fundraiser to support the basketball program at HWM! 



    DC Trip 2019

    Hammond Westside Montessori took its' first inaugural trip to Washington, D.C., March 7-9. The students spent three jam packed days visiting and seeing all the sights that our Nation's Capital has to offer. Some of the highlights included visiting all the monuments and memorials on the National Mall like the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial. The students toured the White House, visited Representative Steve Scalise's office where they were treated to a tour of the Capitol, visited the Holocaust Museum, and toured Arlington Cemetery where they witnessed the changing of the guards. The students and chaperones all had a wonderful time, and we are looking forward to offering this experience to all our future 8th grade classes! Those students and chaperones attending this year included: Mr. Oller, Mrs. Blades, Mrs. Colona, Samuel Bell, Piper Bentivegnia, Lamaurion Cook, Carter Copsey, Caniya Cyprian, Adam DeArmond, Tristan Howard, Alayna Huggins, YaKennya Jones, Ger'Lacia Toney, Quan'A'Nira Turner, Baily Vasquez, and Aaron Ward.


    Click the image to see some wonderful photos from their trip!


    Smarter than the Pirates– Nerd Day


    Smarter than the Pirates– Nerd Day

    Zahni James, Kai Ratcliff, Jordan Griffis, Aria Walsh



    Hammond Westside Montessori Receives Donation
    FPB Donation

    On Friday, January 25, 2019, Brandi Cambre, with Florida Parishes Bank made a donation to Hammond Westside Montessori for $200. HWM would like to thank FPB for their generosity and support of the school, students, faculty, staff, and administration at HWM. The money will be used to support the school's PBIS Tier II program  that Becky Navarra, Administrative Assistant works with. This part of the PBIS program teaches students social and/or coping skills, implements a Check In Check Out program with students where they are held accountable for their actions and behaviors, and provides incentives and rewards for students as well. Thank you FPB for your support of our community and the students and families we serve!
    Pictured are:  Landon Cambre(student at HWM),Brandi Cambre(FPB) and Becky Navarra

    Spelling Bee

    Spelling Bee

    Hammond Westside Montessori Spelling Bees
    On Thursday, December 13, Hammond Westside Montessori students in grades 4th-8th participated in the grade level spelling bees. The top 6 spellers will compete in the HWM Spelling Bee in January where the winner will advance to the Louisiana Children's Discovery Center's Regional Spelling Bee. The LCDC's Regional Spelling Bee will be held February 23, 2019. Spelling Bee Coordinator, Becky Navarra, would like to congratulate all the participants for a job well done. Pictured on the front row from left to right is Carter Ames, Joan Joshua, Andrew Brooks, Reginald Monroe. Pictured on the back row from left to right is Edmond Weathersby, Becky Navarra (Administrative Assistant/Spelling Bee Coordinator), and Jeremiah Harker. 

    Students of the Year

    Congratulations to our 5th grade Student of the Year, Ian Magliolo, and our 8th grade Student of the Year, Hailey Alfonso!

     HWM TOY

    First Grade Timelines

    First grade students, Macen Woods,  Kai Ratcliff,  and Aria Walsh showing off their time lines of their life they created.

    American Legion

    The American Legion presented Hammond Westside with a Citation of Appreciation for hosting a Veterans' Day Program on November 8th and in appreciation for exhibiting outstanding Citizenship by the display of the United States Flag.  
    Pictured is Cindy Newton from the American Legion and Jason Oller, HWM Principal. 


    Camou Day

    Pre-K Students Abel Perdomo and Jonatan Cruz wear their camouflage shirts for “Be All You Can Be” Day - October 22.



    Our Whirlbots had their best showing ever, in a competition on Saturday, May 11, at the World War II Museum in New Orleans. Students were able to articulate answers to very   difficult questions and able to effectively articulate how they collect data and for what purposes. Mega-Hurtz won 1st place in the project portion of the competition, but it was  truly a Whirlbot victory!

    Next season is going to be interesting as students will have civil engineering related challenges with the release of Lego’s “City Shaper” mat in August. With every competition, they get better at every aspect in the league. They fully expect to go further than they have ever gone before as they continue to tackle new challenges. It’s been an awesome year!  Congratulations to our amazing Whirlbots and their coaches for a job well done!


    Compliment envelopes filled with Valentines!

    Compliment envelopes filled with Valentines! Mrs. Booth's Combo Class.


    HWM is Thankful for our Wonderful Secretaries!