Students at Hammond Westside Montessori participated in ” An Evening at the Governor's Mansion - Essay Contest" sponsored by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and First Lady Donna Edwards. This contest was open to all 8th grade students within our state. Mrs. Jenna Blades, 8th grade teacher, encouraged students to participate and one of our students', Breyell Carter, was one of five chosen to attend an evening at the Governor's Mansion on February 16th. While there, she will meet First Lady Edwards, Governor Edwards, and receive a private piano concert by 14 year old Joey Alexander, an internationally recognized piano prodigy. Hammond Westside is proud of the accomplishment of this young lady. Pictured: Jenna Blades, 8th grade teacher, Breyell Carter, Student, Jason Oller, Principal
The students in Ms. Philipson's Science classes at Nalbany Middle School recently completed ecosystem projects where they identified a food web and either wrote a descriptive narrative or poem about their ecosystem. Featured is Alexis Pitts, displaying excellence with her rain-forest ecosystem. Click here to read a copy of her poem.
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 deadline to submit Transfer Applications is Monday, March 20, 2017. Parents, please click the red button above for detailed information.
Students who wish to apply to the Hammond High IB Magnet Programme, click the blue button below.
All other Magnet applications click the green button below.
Students who wish to transfer into grades 5 or 9 in the public school system from any in-state non-public school or any home school program, or any Louisiana resident transferring from any out-of-state school, and who wish to take the LEAP test (grades 4 and 8) must register through the Tangipahoa Parish School System. Home schooling students who wish to take the LEAP Test (Grades 3-8) must also register through the Tangipahoa Parish School System.The deadline for registering for these tests, is March 17, 2017.
The LEAP tests will be administered in 2 formats this year. Grades 3rd & 4th will be paper based testing (PBT) conducted May 1-5, 2017 and Grades 5th - 8th will be computer based testing (CBT) during the testing window of April 3-May 4, 2017.
Forms can be obtained by contacting Ms. Donna Carral at 748-2513 or downloaded from the links below.
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.
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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...
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Vision 2020 Facilities-South Zone Sub-Committee Meeting
O.W.Dillon Leadership Academy recently held their annual spelling bee. The top three students are (left to right) first grader Tyran Cooper, 2nd place; third grader Jordan Cooper, 3rd place; fourth grader Makalah Dyson, 1st place.
Hammond Eastside second grader, Anna Johnson, plays The First Noel and Joy to the World for her classmates in Mrs. Tawnya Smith's second grade class at Hammond Eastside Magnet. Anna has been taking lessons at Southeastern's Community Music School since she was five. Hammond Eastside is a performing arts magnet school.