"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong.  Because someday in your life you will have been all these things."
                   
     ~~ George Washington Carver

 

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September

ice bucket challenge

Melissa Ryan ice bucket challenge

Melissa Ryan, Principal of Vinyard Elementary accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge and donated to Relay for Life.  Jourdan Blue and Brayden Kimbrough helped her with the challenge. The Martha Vinyard Relay for Life Team has raised over $1000 for the American Cancer Society!

photo booth fun

Photo Booth at Hammond Westside Montessori Meet 'n Greet night
 
Colette Taillon's students and their families enjoyed the PhotoBooth activity that she had for them during Hammond Westside Montessori's Meet 'n Greet at the beginning of the 2014-15 school year.

"Read"box @ Champ Cooper

CCE Read Box

Champ Cooper Librarian, Tina Head, has the door to the Library converted to a "Read Box" to greet students as they enter.

  •  College and Career Readiness Day

    College and Career Awareness Day is Thursday, October 2, 2014
    Through this day we strive to bring awareness to our goal of ensuring our students with an education that is robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that they need for success in college and careers.  With our students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in a global economy.
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  • Fair Day

    Friday, October 3, 2014 is Fair Day Holiday. Tangipahoa Parish School System will be closed so that everyone can attend the Tangipahoa Parish Fair in Amite. 
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  • All Pro Dad's Day at HWMS

     

    Hammond Westside Montessori held their first monthly All Pro Dads' breakfast this school year on Sept. 17, 2014. There was a large turnout, with nearly every seat in the cafeteria taken. Guest speaker, Charles Brumfield, Jr.,  along with Disciplinarian Sharon Walker and Principal Catherine LeBlanc, spoke to the students and their parents about the importance of families and family values.  Students were treated at the end with door prizes. Enjoying breakfast together above are Rob DeArmond and his son, Adam.

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  • Dot Day & Grandparents Day at REMS

     

    September 15th is known as International Dot Day which is a day that stems from the book The Dot by Peter Reynolds that encourages all of us to think about how we want to leave our own mark on the world.  Roseland Montessori celebrated this day along with the grandparents of our students.  Grandparents, whom were encouraged to wear dots, came and ate lunch, dressed up for photos in the photo booth, and then created a personalized family tree with their own "dots", their fingerprints.  Many wonderful memories were made with loved ones, and stories were shared about how our relatives have left their own mark in the world.  Pictured are Chad Hillstrom and his grandfather enjoying lunch. Click here for more pictures from the day.

     
     
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  • Project ROAR at Hammond Westside Montessori

     

    Project ROAR (Rediscovering Opportunities and Attitudes towards Reading) is a book club partnership between Hammond Westside Montessori School students and Southeastern’s teacher candidates enrolled in Dr. Gerlinde Beckers Adolescent Literature course. The establishing and facilitating of the book clubs provides teacher candidates authentic learning experiences and it gives the HWMS students  opportunities  to rediscover reading as a literary experience.  Project ROAR was recently awarded a Dollar General Literacy foundation Grant to purchase Kindle eReaders to be used during Book Clubs.Pictured from left to right are 5th grade students Viondi Moore, Malorie Cox, Maraih Harris, Alexa Diaz, and Charles Gross. The SLU student pictured is Goslynne Hitchen.

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  • Mr. Hugh Wallace, Principal at O.W. Dillon video conferences with a school in Alaska

    O.W. Dillon Elementary Principal Hugh Wallace and a group of 6th graders spent some time on Monday, September 15th video conferencing with some high school students in Alaska.  The students had been studying the Civil Rights movement and wanted to ask questions about some of the events.  As someone who lived in Birmingham during the church bombing (the 51st anniversary of which was September 15th) and personally knew Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mr. Wallace was an excellent source of information for the students.
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  • Woodland Park Magnet schools - edible painting

    Tina Montecino's class at Woodland Park Elementary Magnet School worked on creating solutions and mixing colors recently. The students experimented with color mixing to create new colors and made edible paint. The children then painted rainbow toast and made "paint" drinks.  During snack time they enjoyed their creations along with some butter and jelly donated by Waffle House. 
     
     
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  •   Tech Tubs in the Classroom
     
    Nickson Elidor, Foreign Language teacher at HEEM is working with his 7th grade students using an app on the TechTub iPads to identify family members in Spanish.
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Saints & Vaccaro?

Roseland Elementary Montessori Saints shirts and jeans day

TPSS held a fund raising drive for United Way where students and teachers can dress in jeans and Saints gear for $1.  Not only are we, at Roseland Montessori, very excited to collect money for such a great cause, but we are also thrilled to see our administrator's name in black and gold!  Mrs. Rhonda Vaccaro was all smiles today as she watched some of the jerseys bear her own last name.  We won't spoil her excitement and remind her that the Vaccaro represents the Saints player, Kenny Vaccaro.  Pictured is Mrs. Rhonda Vaccaro and Darbi Tolar, PreK student at Roseland Montessori.

 

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Sumner High FCCLA officers

The FCCLA officer team at Sumner High School has been busy planning for a year filled with service and fun at their school.  Officers met on Monday mornings during the summer to plan their Program of Work, coordinate dates with the school calendar, design and decorate their FCCLA bulletin board, make decisions about this year's events, contact service partners to schedule activities, and have some fun on their annual officer retreat.  The FCCLA officers for the 2014-2015 school year are:  Randi Shaidaee, President; Shelby Dykes, 1st Vice President;  Jessica Duran, VP of Community Service; Brooke Billiot, VP of Finance; Madeline O'Hern, VP of Membership and Carrie Verberne, VP of Public Relations.  Their adviser is Amanda Bracy, who teaches Family and Consumer Sciences, formally known as Home Economics. Click here to read more. 

ib World School

ib World School
 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, Hammond Eastside Principal, Maureen Terese, received the following message from the Director General of the International Baccalaureate:   “On behalf of the International Baccalaureate (IB), it is my privilege to inform you that Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School is to become an authorized IB World School, Primary Years Programme (PYP). Congratulations on your considerable accomplishment. – Siva Kumari, IB Director General.”  We commend Hammond Eastside’s educators, students, families, and community members for their active roles in helping the school become an authorized IB World School, Primary Years Programme (PYP).