Tangi Happenings
February 2012

You Be the Chemist winners

Approximately 300 Tangipahoa Parish public school middle school students participated in the regional “You Be the Chemist Challenge” sponsored by Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Chemistry and Physics on Friday (Feb. 24). Winners of the quiz bowl competition were recognized following the event. Pictured are, front row, from left: Vincent Imbraguglio, Vinyard Elementary, third place; Nicholas Randazzo, Ponchatoula Junior High; and Margaret Little, Southeastern chemistry instructor and a coordinator of the event; back row, from left: David M. Irwin, vice president of sales and marketing at Bercen, Inc. of Denham Springs, which provided financial support for the event; Lily Tanner, Ponchatoula Junior High, first place; Trevor Hartupee, Loranger Middle School, second place; Meah Sims of Sumner Middle School; and David Norwood, associate professor of physics and general coordinator of the event. The winners will advance to the State Challenge to be held at LSU later in the spring.
 
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5th grade students from Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet recently visited LIGO in Livingston. The students enjoyed learning about gravity, inertia, and other research currently being conducted at LIGO.
 
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Montessori Week in Colette Taillon's classroom at Hammond Westside Montessori
 
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Regional Spelling Bee winner

Hammond Westside Montessori student Anthony Luckey competed this past Saturday in the Regional Spelling Bee hosted by Louisiana Discovery Center. Luckey won the school Spelling Bee to advance to the Regional Round. Anthony is a sixth grade student in Ms. Becky Tobin's class. Pictured from left are Mrs. Tobin, Cathy LeBlanc, Principal of Hammond Westside, Carolyn Navarra, Administrative Assistant, Anthony Luckey, and Tina Pohlmeyer, Anthony's mom.
 
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Independence Elementary students displaying Black History Mnth projects

  In observance of Black History Month, students in 1st and 2nd grades at Independence Elementary created shoebox projects about famous African-American's throughout history. The projects will be displayed for all students to view during the month of February.
 
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Joshua Blackwell's Physical Science students at Hammond High Magnet School conduct experiments in chemical, electrical, and solar energy.  The materials and lessons were provided by the LSU Ag Center's Youth Energy Program.


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Roseland Elementary Montessori School held their first Mardi Gras ball last week as a PBIS behavior incentive for 4th - 6th graders.
 
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TPSS BYON students participated in a Scrabble Tournament that was held at Hammond Westside Montessori School
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Brooke Speed's 6th grade English classes at Sumner Middle School created Valentine's Day cards using candy hearts. To practice their letter writing skills the students created Valentine's Day cards using correct punctuation and capitalization rules with candy hearts being a central part of their letter writing.

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Hammond Westside students
 
HAMMOND WESTSIDE STUDENTS WIN FIELD TRIP. Hammond Westside Montessori teacher, Jamie Schroeder, was a winning recipient of a Target Field Trip Scholarship. Mrs. Schroeder and partner teacher, Bonnie Jones, were able to take their classes to the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum in Baton Rouge. Students are shown in the Science room of the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum. Pictured from left are Tyrus Jackson, Ymmot Jackson, Amani Gilmore, James Hill, Kaia Bentivegna and Taylor Penalber. 
 
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Winn Dixie workers        Winn Dixie workers

 

Kallie Wilkins' students at Hammond High Magnet School, are hard at work at the Winn Dixie in Hammond using skills they learned from Winn Dixie employees.


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