Colette Taillon's class at Hammond Westside Montessori has a day full of activities planned to celebrate International Dot Day on September 15. Students will participate in a Socratic Seminar using the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Art, Music, ELA and Technology activities, plus homemade dot gumballs will round out their Dot Day celebration.
Roseland Elementary Montessori School will be hosting a conference on October 10, 2015, called "Montessori: Thriving in the Public, Private, and Home Setting". Registration is due by September 25th. Click here to read more.
Lois Smyth of the Credit Bureau of the Baton Rouge Foundation presents a $4,000 check to the Sumner High Talented Theatre students, and Mary Jo Balado, Coordinator for the Tangipahoa Gifted and Talented programs. The grant is to help finance the students’ movie project. Charley Vance is the Talented Theatre teacher and coordinator for the movie project.
Each week in Ms. Naina Kallianpur’s Pre-K class at Woodland Park Elementary Magnet School, students bring in items for the letter of the week. This week, the class was learning all about the letter Bb. Trevor Gottschalck brought in one of his pets, Chuck the "/b/, /b/ bird" from home. Ms. Naina Kallianpur’s class enjoyed having an adopted class pet for a day!
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...
In an effort to make information more available to the public, the Tangipahoa Parish School Board unanimously approved a “paperless board meeting” computer software. In order to do so, Board meeting agenda preparation and dissemination will be done through a program called BoardDocs. Read more...
On Sept. 11th, students at Independence Elementary remembered and honor those heroes who bravely perished or fought to save lives in the attacks on September 11, 2001. Mrs. Bernadette Legoria’s 4th grade class read I Survived the Attacks of 9/11 in a pass the book activity, Mrs. Jamie Greer’s class created Never Forgotten ribbons to commemorate the fallen heroes of 9/11, and Mrs. June Willis’ 2nd grade students created a hand flag to hang in their hallway at school. Superintendent Mark Kolwe stated, in an email to teachers throughout the parish, the importance of teaching our children about our country, patriotism, and the freedom that we so often take for granted.