Hammond Westside Montessori congratulates Bailey Wall! Bailey's Christmas artwork was chosen as the Christmas card for Hammond Westside Montessori this year. Bailey is a third grade student in Mrs. Colette Taillon's class. Christmas cards will be shared with local schools, businesses, school board members, and various patrons of HWM. Pictured from left to right is Becky Navarra, Administrative Assistant, Bailey Wall, and Colette Taillon, Bailey's teacher.
The fifth grade Jr. Beta members of Roseland Montessori School placed 1st, in District 9, Division 1-Tower of Power competition. This competition required the students to make a tower from straws using only scissors and masking tape. The tower had to hold a tennis ball for 60 seconds and be the tallest out of all schools competing. Pictured are: Dominic Harrelson, Chloe Dupont, Emalee McCain, Madison Ackerman, and Laney Saragusa;
The students in Mrs. Van Huss Class 5th grade at Martha Vinyard Elementary work together to build code as part of the international "Hour of Code" movement taking place this December. Mrs. Elizabeth Pourciau has begun to introduce the skill of coding to her students during her computer lab classes.
The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming.
Congratulations to Amite High who will play for the 3A State Championship at 12:00 noon on Saturday, December 10,2016 in the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans. We wish the players and coaches all the best and hope they bring home a victory for Tangipahoa Parish School System.
Every year Sumner High School teacher Deana Simmons takes students to the Richard Murphy Hospice House in Hammond to do volunteer work. This year the students helping out were Heather Simpson, Morgan Goings, Macy Booty, Callyn Blanchard, Brady Johnson, David Simmons, Aaron McCullough, Nick Dykes, Chris CrawfordChris Koster, John Blackwell, Morgan Fussell, Austin Hodges, Jaycie Chance, Elizabetta G., Bethany Ketchum, Cassye NOrris, Katie Fontenot, Alexis Verberne, Kiara Williams, Diamond Brooks, Lana Fairburn, Meah Sims.
Mrs. Christina Verberne's Anatomy and Physiology class at Loranger High School colored and labeled the lobes of the brain and created "Thinking Caps".
The Independence Chamber of Commerce presented Independence High School with a basket of goodies for their 11.2 point increase in their School Performance Score. Pictured are Independence High Magnet School Administrators and members of the Independence Chamber of Commerce. Pictured from left to right are Janice Holland of Southeast Community Health Services, Myra Jenkins Sharpe of NTS Communications, Independence Mayor Angelo Mannino, Heather Howell of Indy Chamber President, Chasity Collier Principal, Cheryl Brumfield of First Guaranty Bank, Mack Webb Disciplinarian, Thasia Domiano Assistant Principal, John Polito Independence Fire Chief.
Act 303 authorizes a person who is no longer enrolled in a public school but was identified as a student with a disability and who previously failed to receive a high school diploma or was denied graduation solely for failing to meet the state high school graduation exit examination requirements, to petition his or her city, parish, or other local public school board to receive a high school diploma. Such petitions shall be submitted to Mrs. Cheryl Kirkland Braud, Director of Special Education by December 31, 2017. Tangipahoa Parish School System will transmit diploma requests to the Louisiana Department of Education in accordance with LDOE procedures and guidelines.
Forms can be mailed to:
Champ Cooper Boys and Girls Teams won the Ponchatoula Junior High School Strawberry Classic Basketball tournament recently.
Lucille Nesom Memorial School Cheerleaders performed in the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Houston, Texas this year. They performed with over 300 other cheerleaders and dancers from all over the USA. Pictured from the right are Alexis Coffey, Mary Woods, Savannah Woods, Captain, Hanna Pelligrin, Co-Captain and Haley Oliphant.
The Board has begun implementation of the Alternate Student Assignment Plan approved by U.S. District Court Judge Ivan Lemelle on June 2, 2015. The Alternate Student Assignment Plan is based upon adjustment of attendance zones, grade restructuring, and utilization of existing and new magnet programs. Read full story...
Jewel M. Sumner Middle School football had their first ever undefeated season in the school's history. The coaches recently recognized the team for this honor with an awards night. TPSS Athletic Director, Mark Vining, helped to unveil a large sign that was placed in the school's cafeteria with the names of all the team members and coaches. Coach Donald Currier gave the team a motivational talk and each individual team member was recognized. (Click picture above to enlarge.)
Every year the Governor's Office of Disability Affairs holds the GOLD Awards(Governor's Outstanding Leadership in Disabilities). Hammond Westside Montessori is happy to announce that Frankie, Evan Grossnickle's Service Animal, received the "Service Animal of the Year Award." This award is given in recognition of a service animal who has exhibited exceptional assistance to a person with a disability. Frankie has been a great support for Evan and we have seen Evan make great strides academically and socially since he has had Frankie. The Grossnickles and Frankie attended the GOLD Awards on November 16, 2016, at the Old State Capital where Frankie was recognized and received the award. Frankie is pictured here with Evan at school.
Students at Natalbany Middle School collected can goods to donate to the Serenity House in Ponchatoula. NMS teachers helped supply Jeff Ridgel with items to help prepare Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless shelter. Pictured left to right: Jordan Dorman, Jaci Legard, Ja'mya Williams, Grace McDonald, Coby Wortham, Jamar Lott and Mr. Jeff Ridgel.
Today, the word "service" means more to Natalbany Middle sixth grade students than simply those who are serving or who have served in our nation's military or support organizations. It means a chance to combine the Christmas season and service members with the CHARACTER COUNTS lessons that the students have been studying this year. NMS students truly enjoyed sending PERSONALIZED Christmas cards to our troops! TPSS rocks!!! Great Job, Mr. Johnson's 6th grade kids. Click here to see more pictures.