On Wednesday, April 17th, over 30 students at Independence Elementary School received backpacks from the B.L.A.S.T. (Backpacks Launching Academic Success for Tomorrow) program. The First United Methodist Church of Hammond along with many sponsors and donors were able to supply these backpacks to many children throughout the Tangipahoa
Cindy Truong, Talented Art student from Loranger High, shows her painting for Global Wildlife at the recent Art Exhibit at the Hammond Regional Arts Center. Cindy is a student of Kitty Faulkenberry, Talented Art Teacher.
Students in Joshua Blackwell's 8th Grade Science class at Sumner Middle School listen to music without speakers using a process called "Bone Conduction". Bone Conduction was discovered by the almost completely deaf, but famous composer, Ludwig van Beethoven. For instructions on how to duplicate this demonstration, contact email@example.com.
Lisa McMorris' 6th grade Physical Science classes at Sumner Middle School had to investigate on their own using the Scientific Process. Each student demonstrated their projects to the class. The students watched, participated and learned from each other!
Sumner High Class of 2013 gifted the school by naming the school's halls and having signs made to be placed in the school. With these names: Jewel, Cowboy, Pride, Spurs, and Lariat; the seniors say, "Goodbye." Principal Lisa Fussell is shown above with Kati Fussell and Taylor Sharkey (class officers).
With approximately 46 states adopting the Common Core State Standards, the Louisiana Department of Education and the Tangipahoa Parish School System has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform education in our state and district and improve our student’s opportunities to compete globally. Currently, for too many students drop out or graduate from high school without the knowledge and skills required for success, closing doors and limiting their post-high school options. The Tangipahoa Parish School System is committed to increasing the number of students who earn high school diplomas and enroll in college or have a career after graduation. Implementing the Common Core State Standards is a critical step toward ensuring that all students in the Tangipahoa Parish School System receive the education they need to become College or Career Ready.
Abrille Dixon's classes at Hammond Junior High Magnet School are currently working on a lapbook project demonstrating what they have learned about the Moroccan Market based on the Moroccan Market Writing Prompt. On their lapbook, each student must include a mini foldable, a paragraph about a personal travel or shopping experience that was similar to going to the Moroccan Market, and at least three vocabulary words with definitions. They are encouraged to make the lapbook as colorful and creative as possible and to make sure their lapbook appeals to as many of the five senses as possible.
The Helping Hands Club at Martha Vinyard Elementary purchased umbrellas for their picnic tables. Now the students can enjoy their breakfast/lunch without the hot sun in their eyes. Click here for more pictures.
Students in Annette Nichol's class at Loranger Elementary conduct exciting science experiments.