Headline Archives April 2015
Woodland Park Rangers Connect with Saratoga, CA High School StudentsWoodland Park Magnet's morning television broadcast is watched by Saratoga High School students in California. These students were so impressed with what our Pre-K and K students at WPEMS create, that they were motivated to reach out and let us know. Click here to read what their teacher sent to Melinda Blache, Communication Magnet Specialist, at Woodland Park. Here's the video that Saratoga High created for the Woodland Park students.
Talented art students of Kitty Faulkenberry from HHMS tryout the booth they decorated that will be used by the boys and girls soccer teams during the Strawberry Festival next week end. The teams will sell crawfish and "Walking Doritos". Please support our various school groups by attending the festival. Click photo to enlarge.
Bus drivers at Woodland Park Elementary Magnet School are consistently seen performing random acts of kindness. Not only do they help students and faculty, they help each other! Last week, Mr. Joseph Williams and Pernell Dykes helped fellow bus driver Brad Wilson complete his bus route and aided him in fixing his bus in the rain.
The Cat in the Hat visited Roseland Montessori recently for Literacy Night. Parents and students participated in literacy games and learned ways to promote literacy at home. The Tangipahoa Parish Library in Amite attended the event as well offering information for their upcoming programs. Click here for full story and more pictures.
Hammond Westside Montessori School's PreK/K students participated in the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon recentely. This year the PreK/K students raised $1,549 for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. That will provide chemotherapy for one child for one day. It takes $1.9 million a day to run the hospital. Thank you to everyone that participated.Congratulations to Mrs. Bryanne Mader, 7th grade Humanities and 7th/8th grade Social Justice teacher at Hammond Jr High Magnet School. Mrs. Mader was selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend the Arthur & Rochelle Belfer Conference at the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D. C. this July. Mrs. Mader will have the opportunity to work hand-to-hand with museum staff, historians, and expert educators to become a teacher leader in Holocaust education. The scholarship program offered through the U.S. Holocaust Museum is highly competitive and only a limited number of scholarships are granted nation wide. This is a huge honor for Mrs. Mader and for our school!The 20th Annual Talented Theatre Showcase took place on April 23rd. The Showcase features great young actors from Amite High School and the Sumner school district, which includes Sumner High, Sumner Middle as well as Spring Creek and Chesbrough Elementary School. "Over 60 students will perform," said Talented Theatre teacher Charley Vance. He stated the elementary and middle school students will stage Readers Theatre plays adapted from classic fables. The high school students will perform scenes from plays.
"We will have scenes from Beth Henley's "Crimes Of The Heart" to a parody of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet," said Vance. The show begins at 7:00 pm and runs two hours. Admission is $1.00 for everyone from toddlers to senior citizens. Proceeds are used to help finance the high school movie project."If you come and don't enjoy it, we will give you your dollar back," said Vance.Pictured above are Chesbrough Elementary Talented Theatre students: first row, left to right: Matthew Sellers, Tri'Dasia Dunn, Natyri Showers and Emilee Hughes; second row: Chase Terrebonne, A'Kyia Jackson, Jayvien Thompson, Lakyn Latham and Falen Lewis.