Each year students from Independence Elementary are treated to a very special Thanksgiving dinner hosted by Faith Temple Ministries in Independence, La. On Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 43 students, who showed exemplary behavior at school, were invited to attend. The students gave thanks, ate a delicious Thanksgiving meal, and created a craft to remember the event. Parents were invited to stop by to snap a few pictures of their students dressed up, enjoying their meal. Independence Elementary would like to thank Piggly Wiggly, Subway, Wal-Mart, Master Chef, Carolyn Harrison, and Faith Temple Ministries who all donated to their event.
Photo1: 4th grade students from Independence Elementary enjoyed playing games on their Thanksgiving themed tablecloths during their PBIS Thanksgiving Feast. Pictured are Brian Forsythe, Jourdain Robertson, Pedro Hernandez, Marvie’onna Brown, and Deshundra Batieste.
Photo2: IES Leadership team members serve students during their recent PBIS Thanksgiving Feast. Pictured are Jennifer Ingraffia, Jamie Madron, Jamie Greer, Todd Arceneaux, Christy Ard, Principal Lisa Raiford, and Johnny Dunomes serve Josie Carrion, Juliana Champagne, Esmeralda Diaz, and Eduardo Munoz.
Photo3: Pictured are 2nd grade students from Independence Elementary who exhibit excellent behavior and attended the PBIS Thanksgiving feast. Jose Gonzalez, Jekira Foxworth, Kennadi Spears, Denijah Ruffin, Ciara Baldwin, Adam Capdeboscq, Carlos Fonseca, and Caleb Allmand.
Third grade students at Amite Elementary Magnet school completed a family turkey project. Students were sent home with a template of a turkey and encouraged to work as a family to decorate the turkey. The turkeys were then displayed in the auditorium and students from all grade levels were invited to vote on their favorite. In first place was Shanya Washington with her "Warrior Pride Turkey." Second place was Kei'Jhariah Varnado with her "Guardian Angel Turkey." In third place was Schariah Brumfield with her "Minion Turkey." The winners received gift certificates to McDonald's for their hard work.
Shyheim Carter, Kentwood High Magnet School student, being presented his jersey for the Under Armor All-American game. The game will be played January 2, 2016, in Orlando, Florida. Shyheim is 1 out of only 100 football players in the country selected to play in this bowl game. Pictured are Coach Mario Cryer, Coach Jeremy Brown, Head Coach Jonathan Foster, Shyheim Carter, Coach Terrell Hookfin, Principal Rochell Bates, and Coach Cornelius Blount. Congratulations go out to Shyheim Carter.
Students at Independence Middle Magnet recently wrapped up their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Students and Student Athletes collected over 800 items. These items were donated to the Tangi Food Pantry and will be used to help our local community. Click here to see more pictures.
On Wednesday November 11, Independence High School held their Academic and Literacy Night. It was a HUGE success!
“Come Fall into All the Excitement of Learning at Independence High and Leaf (Leave) with Tiger Knowledge” was the event theme. Families were invited to participate in this wonderful opportunity, which included visiting with teachers, winning door prizes, and learning more about resources that would help students perform on EOC and ACT. Teachers provided information packets containing exciting online resources for EOC, ACT, literacy strategies, and core subject areas. The vocational department distributed information on various certifications offered at IHS. Graduation requirements were made available to parents.
Gina Centineo, a representative from the Tangipahoa Parish Library Independence branch, attended the event to explain online resources offered by the parish library and provided event attendees with applications for library cards.