Tangi Happenings

October 2013  
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Independence Middle Magnet School recently participated in the first annual College and Career Day. Students were highly encouraged to come dressed for success! They were treated to guest speakers, Louis Joseph and Frank Edwards, then allowed to visit outside stations hosted by the Independence Fire Dept, Independence Police Dept, and Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit. Then, they worked on various activities in class regarding different colleges and careers. The day concluded with a special celebration performance from Kentwood High Magnet School Performing Arts.
 
 
 
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 Roseland Montessori College and Career Day
On October 3rd the Northshore Technical College visited the 4th-6th grade students at Roseland Montessori. The presenters shared information about their college and informed the students of the skills they need to be college and
career ready in the future. This presentation was part of the Fall College and Career Readiness Day that the Tangipahoa Parish School System designated for the parish schools. The students will have a similar experience in the spring.
 
 
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Grandparents Day at Independence Elementary
 

On Thursday, October 3rd, 2013, grandparents were invited to spend the afternoon in their grandchild’s classroom at I.E.S. Teachers organized activities for the students while their grandparents were visiting. Many created special keepsakes while visiting the classrooms. Professional photographs were taken by Barberito Photographers. A great time was had by all in attendance. Students in Mrs. Lisa Davis’ Kindergarten class created school bus cookies with their grandparents. JuanFernando Contreras' grandma (Carmen Contreras) and Emma Barnes' grandmother (Marcia Bryson) lend a helping hand to the other children needing help. The students are
JuanFernando Contreras, Karen Figueroa, Cardae Brister, Logan Milton, Sha'niya Dokes.

 
 
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HWMS students work
 
MONTESSORI IN ACTION AT HAMMOND WESTSIDE.
Hammond Westside Montessori is in full swing with rigorous Montessori lessons across the school. Pictured are Samuel Bell and Shanaya James working independently on their work plans. Shanaya is creating sentences with compound subjects and compound predicates using the Montessori Farm, and Samuel is recording work completed in his student record folder. Both students are in Mrs. Karla Booth's third grade class at Hammond Westside.
 

 

 
 
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Hammond Jr. High Magnet School's Homecoming Court
The Hammond Junior High Magnet School 2013-2014 Homecoming Court.
 

The 8th grade Maid will be crowned on Tuesday, October 22,2013 during the halftime of the Homecoming game against Loranger.
From left to right: 8th grade maids, Jaylan McCray, Aislynn Membrano, Jay'LanLegard, Lucion Lee, Tamia Sutton, Jaden Parson, 7th grade maids, Niki Breaux,JaQuan Broadway, Kaylee Williams, Sabrina Morales, Ta'Ja Taylor, Amari Wilford,and Ti'Ja Taylor 
 
 
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Mad Science Experience at Sumner Middle
 
Sumner Middle School held its First Annual “Mad Science Experience” on October 22, 2013. With nearly 400 people in attendance, parents and students were able to participate in over 20 hands-on science experiments. The only admission fee for the event was a canned good to help community families in need. Lots of exit prizes and over 40 door prizes were given. Sumner Science Department shirts were sold, home chemistry sets were raffled off, and a kid’s corner was provided for small children whose parents and older siblings were busy experimenting. Southeastern Louisiana University’s Science Department, equipped with liquid nitrogen, provided a variety of demonstrations. LOPA was also in attendance to provide organ donation education. Also present were the Famous Albert Einstein & Ms. Frizzle (from The Magic School Bus). It was a great night of food, family, and fun for all! Click here to see more pictures.
 

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Lbrarians from Egypt at Hammond Westside Montessori
 
Hammond Westside Montessori school librarians Michelle Hampton and Darlene Muse get in character during the recent Book Fair at their school.
 
 

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 Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet Teachers
Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet third grade teachers and librarian dressed as their favorite book characters for Halloween. Jamie Reid, Summer Roberts, Darralann Phenis, Tonya Hardy, Cathy Bottolfs, Courtney Tierney,Monica Sullivan, and Kathy Johnson read their book of choice to their students to promote reading as a great way to celebrate the holiday.
 
 

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Woodland Park Elementary Teachers

Students at Woodland Park Elementary Magnet School followed the yellow-brick road on October 31 and encountered characters from The Wizard of Oz (teachers) in the doorways of classrooms all over the school.
 
 
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Hammond Westside Montessori  Care Bears

Hammond Westside Montessori School teachers dress as Care Bears to show just how much they CARE about their students! (Click on picture above to see larger version)

          
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