Loranger High School's Layne Sharp participated in the 4-H Southern Regional Shooting Sports State Competition at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales in April. Layne placed 1st in the State in Senior Compound Modified FITA. Congratulations!
Loranger Middle Students are the proud authors of the book entitled Louisiana - Our Great State! They spent a tremendous amount of time creating this book and learned a great deal about Louisiana as well as the publishing process. Students are: 1st row Normandy Bradley, Trista Ford, Alveon Winn, Xavier Perry, Andrew Hilton; 2nd row Tyla White, Victoria Bender, Elijah Chisesi, Austin Aaron, Madelyn Francois, Alexis Nethery; 3rd row Rodney Smith, Beverly Williams, teacher, Chelsea Viola, Jonothon Wilson, Gary Dennis;
Shelby Core, 5th grader at Martha Vinyard Elementary, was on the radio this week for receiving the Tangipahoa Public Library's Young Woman of Excellence Award. Shelby also was recently named TPSS 5th grade Student of the Year. We are so proud of the wonderful student and leader she is becoming!!!
Students in Mr. Michael Martin’s Life Science class at Hammond Eastside Magnet, Madelene Pisciotta and Jacob Kinchen (pictured), are engaged in an earth worm dissection that took place recently. Students in Mr. Martin’s class learned about the external and internal anatomy of the animal, as well as understanding the structure and function of the external and internal organs. This will be the first in a series of dissections that will show how different animals’ organs will have different structures that fit their needs based on their environment.
The Agricultural Sciences and Business Department at Sumner High School have partnered with Turner Industries and Southland Steel Fabricators, Inc. to bring industry to the classroom by partnering with businesses to prepare students for their careers. Company representatives are guest speakers in the classroom offering students strategies for a successful transition from high school to work or continuing education. They also offer training opportunities for the students and in certain cases jobs after students finish high school.
Chance Plaisance, in the Agricultural Sciences Department, at Sumner High School is a National Center for Construction and Education Research (NCCER) Certified Carpenter and Master Trainer. He teaches his students the NCCER Core Certification and also trains teachers for the state of Louisiana.
Karley Cooper, in the Business Department, is a Microsoft Office Specialist Certified Instructor, Internet and Computing Core Certified Instructor, Certified Internet Webmaster Certified Instructor, and an Adobe Certified Associate. She offers the Microsoft Office Specialist Training in Word, Excel, Acess, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word Expert, and Excel Expert to students at Sumner High School. Students are also offered the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) and the Certified Internet Webmaster certifications. Kristi Alford also teaches in the Business Department and is a Microsoft Office Specialist and offers industry-based certifications to her students.
Amanda Bracy, in the Family and Consumer Sciences department, offers Customer Service and ServSafe certifications to her students. Her students are also working with Northshore Technical Community College to continue their education in their culinary program.
Industry-based certifications are required in the Jump Start Initiative to bridge the skills training gap for students in their transition from school to work or higher education. The Jump Start initiative by the state of Louisiana has partnered with the Workforce Commission to bring industry to the classroom and connect teachers and students to industry. Students earn industry-based certifications in high-wage careers. Through programs offered by the state and the Tangipahoa Parish School System, Mr. Plaisance has visited Turner Indsutries and Southland Steel and partnered with them to work with Sumner High School students.
Mr. Plaisance and Mrs. Cooper also visited Textron located in Slidell to learn about employment opportunities for their students in their Slidell and New Orleans locations. Textron builds tanks for defense contracts all over the world and plans to hire 200 workers for their Slidell location.
Mrs. Cooper's, Mr. Plaisance's, and Mrs. Lee's classes have also been connecting students to industry through the http://gnoinc.nepris.com/ Web site. Through this site their classes have viewed live webinars from Turner Industries titled Getting Started in Industrial Work and others. Other Webinars included Create, Prepare, Build: 3 Steps to Get you 3D Printing; Careers in Coding at AT&T with Darla; Life's Better with Computer Science; Careers in Information Technology; Chat with the JoyLabz team during Hour of Code week; Why you should consider a career in software development; and Introduction to programming with Python. In these interactive webinars students are able to ask questions to the industry professionals and connect with classrooms all over the United States.
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