The Welding Department in conjunction with the Drafting and Ag Departments at Independence High Magnet School designed and fabricated the school mascot and displayed it in front of the school as a permanent icon. Students in these classes design, weld, and paint a variety of items and sell them to the public as part of the course activities. Students are obtaining first-hand experience welding and fabricating novelty items that are later sold as part of the school business.
Pictured from left to right are Welding Instructor Dwayne Wascom, Chase Holladay, Marquell Jackson, Austin Loria, David Beauchamp, Demonte Collins, Tyler Covington, Lil’Henry McGee, and Jeremiah Troxclair.
Nesom Memorial School Partners with Independence High School
Independence High School and Nesom Memorial School recently worked together on beautifying Nesom's outdoor space. IHS's Carpentry and Agriculture classes constructed picnic tables and benches for Nesom's courtyard. A special thank you goes to Mr. Frank Fekete and his students for their pristine and exceptional craftsmanship. Nesom would also like to thank IHS's principal, Mrs. Chasity Collier!
Every year the Governor's Office of Disability Affairs holds the GOLD Awards(Governor's Outstanding Leadership in Disabilities). Hammond Westside Montessori is happy to announce that Frankie, Evan Grossnickle's Service Animal, received the "Service Animal of the Year Award." This award is given in recognition of a service animal who has exhibited exceptional assistance to a person with a disability. Frankie has been a great support for Evan and we have seen Evan make great strides academically and socially since he has had Frankie. The Grossnickles and Frankie attended the GOLD Awards on November 16, 2016, at the Old State Capital where Frankie was recognized and received the award. Frankie is pictured here with Evan at school.