Back to School
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 D.C. Reeves 4th Graders Back to School
 

Kammie Babin and Anna Kate Richardson are excited about being 4th graders at DC Reeves Elementary School 2016/2016!

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 Entergy donations to Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet
 

Hammond Eastside Magnet School received a special delivery on August 18, 2015 by representatives of Entergy. Mr. Stephen Labbe’, Principal, graciously accepted their donation of school supplies for teachers and students.  Pictured from Left to Right are: Latonya Clayton, Justin Piglia, Megan Quigley, Stephen Labbe', Jeanne Cargo

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REMS is Fired Up this year  

The staff at Roseland Montessori is fired up for the new school year!  Staff was greeted on the first day with a grand entrance by Prinicpal Rhonda Vaccaro, Administrative Assistant Dabney Cashe, and Montessori Specialist Kay Saragusa as they rode in on the fire truck showering them with fire balls.  The week continued with a ride through the town of Roseland on a school bus as they distributed candy to the students welcoming them back to school, motivational activities, and hands-on learning as the teachers learned new ways to spice up their teaching.  Children entered on Thursday very excited to see what awaits them in the new school year.  We would like to thank the Amite Fire Department, Roseland Fire Department, and Roseland Police Department for helping make the opening of the 2015-16 school year so exciting for staff and students.  

 
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 Independence Elementary faculty breakfast

Independence Elementary kicked off this new school year with a BEACH themed meet-n-greet Monday, August 3rd. BEACH represents what IES believes about each of their students. (B=brilliant, E=educated, A=awesome, C=caring, H=heroes)  Teachers began their 1st day with a Surf’s Up breakfast and participated in professional development throughout the day.  At 5:00pm, parents filled the hallways and walkways listening to Beach Boys music through the P.A. system.  Parents and students had the opportunity to meet their teachers and drop off school supplies.  I.E.S. hopes to make this an annual event after a great turnout. Teachers Karla Douglas, Toscha Robinson, Catherine Campbell, Gail Caves, and Tracy Suarez enjoyed the Surf’s up breakfast provided by Paul’s Café in Ponchatoula.  

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SLU Lab School Faculty Meeting  SLU Lab School
SLU Lab School's theme this year is "Under Construction" and teachers were greeted at their first faculty meeting with hard hats, construction vests and toolboxes all to assemble things for learning.  A huge bulldozer was parked in front of the school to greet parents and students as they walked through the doors for the first day of the 2015-16 school year. 
 
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The newly hired teachers at Roseland Montessori have spent the last few weeks diligently working towards learning the Montessori philosophy and methodology.  They attended sessions in botany, zoology, geometry, geography, math, and language arts along with Montessori philosophy and classroom management sessions.  All the staff at Roseland Montessori this year is celebrating being "fired up" for teaching and learning with the school theme Hot, Hot, Hot!  Principal Rhonda Vaccaro has several activities prepared as all teachers arrive next week for professional development.  Everyone is looking forward to a great year at REMS! Savita Collier 3rd grade teacher and Jennifer Higgins 1st/2nd grade teacher work on the grammar parsing boxes. Alexandra Huffman 3rd grade teacher practices using the multiplication checkerboard to do multiplication with large numbers. Catie Maklary 4th/5th grade teacher practices math operations on the bead frame. Catie Maklary and Tricia McCain (special education teacher) prepare their work area with the rugs.

 
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Champ Cooper traveling giraffe  
 
 The students of Melissa Gatlin’s 2nd grade class at Champ Cooper Elementary School were welcomed back to school by their friend “Jeffery the Giraffe.”  Jeffery, the class traveling pet, visits a different student each night.  The children take turns writing about the adventures of the giraffe as a way to reinforce writing skills.
 
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Tangipahoa Parish  School System has two Montessori Schools, Roseland Elementary Montessori School and Hammond Westside Montessori School.  But those two Principals Rhonda Vaccaro and Cathy LeBlanc have more than that in common... they are also sisters.  These dedicated "sister principals" prepared for their faculty members returning for the 2015-16 school year by baking cookies to go along with their "Let's Get Fired Up" theme.  
 
 
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Rolling up work mat  
 
 

First grader, Isabelle Martin,  in Mrs. Jenna Ott's class at Hammond Westside Montessori School practice the correct way of rolling and unrolling her Montessori mat on the second day of school.

 
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Lady Lions greet Hammond Eastside Students  
 

Hammond Eastside Magnet School was visited by members of the Ladies Southeastern Basketball Team on Monday, August 17, 2015,  to greet students as they entered the campus  in an effort to provide positive role models for students.  Lion Up!  Lady Lions pictured from left to right:  Baylie Stears, Dani Fielder, Chambria Harrison, Bre’zall Warren, and Aquashia Anderson;

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