On October 2nd, Grandparents filled the hallways and classrooms at Independence Elementary School. It was a great day to celebrate the grandparents of our students. Each teacher created an activity for the students to do with their grandparents, served snacks, and Barberito Photographers were on hand to take a professional photograph of the students and grandparents. A great time was had by all in attendance. Ariana Naquin, a 4th grade student in Mrs. Christy Ard’s classroom, is pictured above with her grandmother Debbie Trabona as they create a craft during her visit.
Daphne Griffin and Erica Burch Navarre, both teachers in Tangipahoa Parish were recently honored at the Saints/Chiefs game as the Chevron Teachers of the Week. They both recognize the impact of the camaraderie that football and the Saints bring to their classrooms and feel the Saints spirit on a daily basis at their respective schools. Pictured left to right are Erica Burch Navarre, Karen Rawls, Chevron Public & Government Affairs Representative, Rita Benson LeBlanc, Saints Owner/Vice Chairman of the Board, and Daphne Griffin.
October is Down Syndrome Awareness month. The faculty and staff at Spring Creek Elementary are showing their support for one of their students in Mrs. Lisa Travis' class who attended the DSGNO Buddy Walk this weekend to help raise money for Down Syndrome awareness.
Natalbany Fire Department recently made their annual visit to Midway Elementary School for Fire Prevention Week. They talked to the students about what they need to do should they discover a fire at their house and explained their jobs to the children. They also showed them all the equipment on the trucks and the equipment that they wear while fighting a fire. The students enjoyed the presentation as always, especially when they turned on the water. Fireman Chance Anthony (in red) explained all the equipment to the children while Wade Piediscalzo (in fire equipment) demonstrated his oxygen mask, explained all the other equipment he was wearing and turned the water on for the students.
Perrin Early Learning Center students decorated holiday ornaments for the Governor's Mansion Christmas tree. These ornaments will be displayed at the Governor's Mansion in Baton Rouge for the month of December. Pictured with ornaments above are... bottom row left to right; Glenn Hanna, Callie Raiford, Donovan O'Donnell, Camryn Tallo, Cade Neidhamer, Abe Director, and Aren Rocquin. Top Row; Reese Elzy, Ethan Senko, Alyssa Avis, Ethan Peltier and Ronald Hunter.
For the third year in a row, Independence Middle Magnet School stands as the only school in Tangipahoa Parish to host NFL Play 60. On Thursday, October 4, representatives from the New Orleans Saints visited the campus to encourage students to lead active lifestyles. The goal of NFL Play 60 is to reverse childhood obesity. Team representatives demonstrated pro-football practice drills and students performed the drills for sixty minutes. The festivities began at 10 a.m. with a pep rally led by Principal Alexa Hookfin and Saints representatives. Also on hand this year were Independence Alderman Calvin Batiste and Rev. Timothy Richardson of Faith Temple Ministries in Independence. Pictured above: Sixth grader Krista Thibodeaux tackles a quarterback dummy dressed as an Atlanta Falcons player. Click here for lots more pictures of NFL Play 60 Day at IMMS.
Hammond Westside Montessori Holds Trunk or Treat.
Mrs. Kate Perrilloux's Pre-K/Kindergarten class at Hammond Westside Montessori is ready and excited for Trunk or Treat, sponsored by the school's PTA. Pictured are Front row: Riley Richard, Grayson Lutz, Ashlyn Walker, Royal Remble, Jaxon Hudgins, Bailey Wall, Sienna Belvin, Aiden Templet and Josh Triolo. Back Row: Mrs. Kate Perrilloux, Kaydance Magee, Ja'von Walker, Hayden Chauvin, Cole Torres, Zaria Bryant, Clarice Harriford, Paola Guardado, Faith Richard, Mrs. Alison Babin and Braden Bellina.
Mrs. Melissa Stilley hands out candy to Josh Triolo, a Pre-K student in Mrs. Kate Perrilloux's class, as the students at Hammond Westside Montessori participate in Trunk or Treat, an event sponsored by the PTA.
Midway Elementary students wore red socks to school on "Sock it to Drugs" Day during Red Ribbon Week! Pictured left to right are: Caidence McKinney, Cambri Jones, Jenna Sibley, Jeremiah Fischer, Jaylon Matthews, first grade students at Midway Elementary School, and Michael Martin, Computer Lab Paraeducator.
The PHS Science Department decided to have fun on Green and White spirit day! They wanted everyone to see how much fun Science can be.
Super Teachers at Tucker dress up for Halloween activities! First grade teachers: Lisa Sanders, Jolynn Thompson, Laken Ellis, Stacy Hall, and Alana Tallo.
Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne visited Hammond High Magnet School on October 3, 2012. A few highlights of the Lieutenant Governor's visit include: meeting with Major Dickson and his Cadets in JROTC, participating in a Civics lesson in Mr. Kyles' class, receiving a splint on his arm by one of Ms. Sitman's First Responder students, viewing of the Torbotics robot demonstration in Mrs. Gaydos' Engineering Lab, and enjoying tasty treats prepared by Mrs. Johnson's ProStart students. The two hour visit was a positive experience for students and faculty. Click here for more pictures.
Markisha Askins of Hammond Eastside Magnet completes an "Apptivity" during our October session of TangiTech 1. Using The Weather Channel App, participants collect data and track weather patterns for local areas, as well as various cities across the country. The Tech department received a new cart of iPads for training purposes this school year. Integrating technology into the curriculum is a key point to enhancing classroom lessons and incorporating materials beyond school curriculum texts.