Jordan Carrier, a freshman at Loranger High participated in the National Little Britches Rodeo in Sulphur Louisiana recently.
Independence Elementary Finds "Big Fish"
During the first week of school at Independence Elementary, students learned about the FISH philosophy being used to help motive students to create a positive school environment. Fisherman Fred, principal Lisa Raiford and Fisherman Red, Admin. Asst. Melanie Johnston explained to the students that they wanted to catch "Big Fish" following the FISH philosophy principles. The principles of the FISH philosophy include Be There, Play, Make Someone's Day, and Choose Your Attitude. Students were rewarded with a special prize for being a "Big Fish."
The Ponchatoula Junior High Pirette Dance team attended the NDA camp at ULL College this summer. The team worked extremely hard physically, but also concentrated on teamwork and leadership. The girls, for the very first time, were chosen as an NDA All American Team. With this honor comes the privilege of attending the 2011 Christmas Extravaganza in Florida. They will perform in the Christmas Disney Parade that will be televised Christmas morning on ABC. The picture is the PJHS Pirettes in their “Camp Fun Day” attire.
Independence Elementary gave away the first of six brand new bicycles on Friday, September 23rd. A Safe Routes To Schools (SRTS) Grant and anonymous donations help to pay for the bicycles and helmets. Amiya Lewis, a 2nd grade student in Ms. Rebecca Bader's Accelerated class, won the bicycle for having perfect attendance. All students with perfect attendance for the first six weeks period were entered in the drawing. This incentive will be used throughout the school year to encourage students to exercise by riding their bicycles daily and to attend school daily.
Third grade teacher, Mrs. Sheila Willie, held Pirate Pete's Perfect Attendance Party on Thursday, September 29th, Students in Mrs. Willie's class had 25 days of perfect attendance for the 1st Six Weeks period. Cayli Parish, in Mrs. Willie's class, was selected as her first mate for the day. Cayli has perfect attendance for the 1st Six Weeks and has also had "Big Fish" behavior throughout the Six weeks period.
On Tuesday, August 9, the TPSS art teachers met at the Hammond Regional Arts Center and were visited by superintendent Mark Kolwe and TPSS Board members Sandra Bailey-Simmons, and Bret Duncan.