Callie Causey, SLU student teacher in Mrs. Wanda Rougeau's room at Roseland Montessori, shows how important meaningful lessons are to students by playing the accordian for them to introduce writing numbers in expanded form. Since Montessori develops the "whole" child through all disciplines, her music tribute fit right in. Later on in the lesson, students worked with the Montessori golden bead material to concretely expand numbers in a hands-on way. Way to go Ms. Callie for making that connection!
Loranger High FFA Members, Sarah LaBorde, Logan Kennedy, Nicholas Carrier and Richard Mathis, Jr., helped to package one million meals in the "FFA Rally to Fight Hunger" in Indianapolis recently. The Rally was a highlight of the 85th National FFA Convention & Expo. Working with Kids Against Hunger, a humanitarian food-aid organization, FFA members from across the nation assembled meals to provide relief from hunger and malnutrition..
PJHS is proud of their football team winning the district championship for 2012-13. The team is coached by Head Coach Brett Chatelain and Assistant Coaches Steve Polk, Mark Gosnell, Kent Hawkins and Ryan Edwards.
Hammond Eastside Magnet Accelerated Reader achievers Garret Sanders, standing, and Librarian Monica Sullivan, standing, hand a check to Mr. Robert Morel , Animal Control Officer, center. Other AR goal achievers include Aaron Marshall, Ethan Turpin, Connor Magee, Kyla McClendon, Cheyenne Frere, Chatisha Tillis, Darius Smith, Dorian Hurst, Wil Asia Drake, Angelique Dix, Jillian Patterson, Abigail Thompson, Ryan Smith, Thalia Dufrene, Kayla Edwards, Eva Delatte, Mackenzie Zinna, Cardail Brumfield, Leonard Clay, Ashley Trobaugh, Gabrielle Dunn, Ty Donely, Leland Jackson, Justice Kelly, Jaylyn Poche, Ravon Monteleone, Avery Harrell, and Shea Vallaire. The second six weeks AR Achievers voted to support the Tangipahoa Animal Shelter as their charity. The students generously gave money to the shelter to help keep the animals warm this winter.
STEM Education Jeremy Haase, from Loranger High School, used liquid nitrogen to freeze a rose in seconds at the Career Paths in the Physical Science (CAPPS) event hosted by SLU recently. High school seniors were invited to attend the event . Click here for more pictures and information.
Sumner High School seniors decorated, cleaned, and did some yard work at the Richard Murphy Hospice House in Hammond recently. The students are in Mrs. D. Simmons English IV - senior project class.
Nesom Middle School's Beta Club collected non-perishable items for their holiday food drive again this year.Thanks to the giving hearts of the students and the families of NMS, Nesom's Beta Club was able to donate over 2,000 items to the Tangi Food Pantry.
The Hammond Regional Arts Center awarded a $500 grant to Woodland Park Elementary Magnet School in Hammond. In 2013, the Maya Levy Arts Education grant money will help fund the purchase of consumable art supplies for all Woodland Park students to utilize during their art lessons under the instruction of Visual Arts Teacher Jennifer Disher.
Mr. Hank Schumacher, a resident of Husser and board member of the Tangipahoa Parish Farm Bureau, recently visited Loranger Elementary School to read The Cajun Night Before Christmas in his native tongue to Ms. Benita Jenkins' first grade class. Mr. Schumacher was born and raised in Bayou Gauche, Louisiana. The students also listened to the story of Petite Rouge~A Cajun Red Riding Hood.
Third gradersin Megan Goings' class at Chesbrough Elementary made Christmas ornaments forthe Christmas tree at the Richard Murphy Hospice house in Hammond. "Giftsof time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly MerryChristmas." These ornaments are just a small token of appreciation thisholiday season for the time and love Richard Murphy Hospice shares withfamilies all year long.
Santa visits Beverly Free's classroom at Hammond Westside Montessori and reads The Cajun Night Before Christmas to the children.
On December 12th, parents and students celebrated with Santa and his elf at Independence Elementary’s All Pro Dad’s breakfast. Mr. Tim Jackson, 3rd grade teacher and coordinator for All Pro Dad’s, presented information to parents and students on giving during the holiday season. Principal, Lisa Raiford read The Giving Tree to students and parents. A great time was had by all in attendance. Pictured above: 126 Elf (ToddArceneaux), Santa, and CheleseyTircuit, Brinden Hinton, and Emiley Tircuit.
Loranger High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) members competed locally Monday, December 10, 2012. Pictured left to right, along with competition results, are: Katelyn Wright (4th place Prepared Speaking), Nicholas Carrier, Richard Mathis (2nd place Prepared Speaking), Denver Populis (1st place Extemp Speaking), and Cole Starkey (1st place Gulf of Mexico). Students will compete in a District Competition on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 in Denham Springs.