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  • Newsletters - Digital Citizenship PARENT Newsletter

    The latest edition of the Digital Citizenship Parent Newsletter is now online (PDF File).

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  • International Baccalaureate Authorizes Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet as IB World School, Primary Years Programme

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014, Hammond Eastside Principal Maureen Terese received the following message from the Director General of the International Baccalaureate: On behalf of the International Baccalaureate (IB), it is my privilege to inform you that Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School is to become an authorized IB World School, Primary Years Programme (PYP). Congratulations on your considerable accomplishment. – Siva Kumari, IB Director General.

    We commend Hammond Eastside’s educators, students, families, and community members for their active roles in helping our school become an authorized IB World School, Primary Years Programme (PYP). As an IB World School, we are part of a global community of schools committed to developing knowledgeable, caring young people who will be ready to negotiate their futures successfully and make contributions resulting in a more harmonious and peaceful world. The positive results of the PYP will become evident in our Hammond community as classes of PYP students graduate and undertake activities that enhance social, cultural and economic environments locally, nationally and, perhaps, internationally.

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  • The past influences everything!

    Hammond Eastside first grade students are beginning a unit of inquiry on how the past influences everything in our lives. Mrs. Judith Lapeyrouse, one of Hammond Eastside’s first grade teachers, introduced the unit by setting up a mini museum in her classroom. As students entered the room in the morning, they were curious as to what the objects were. Some students asked her if her old black and white television was a microwave, and another asked her if her candelabra was a drinking cup. Mrs. Lapeyrouse recorded her student’s questions in a tablet as they asked them, so she could place them on her question board in her classroom. As students are investigating our city’s rich history during this unit, they will frequently revisit their questions they created by answering them and developing new ones. As an International Baccalaureate World School, Hammond Eastside actively embraces the inquiry stance. 

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  • Tech Tubs at Hammond Eastside Magnet School

    Nickson Elidor, Language Acquisition (Spanish) teacher, taking advantage of the iPad Tech Tubs available through the TPSS Technology Department. Teachers can check-out the Tech Tubs through the department to integrate iPad technology into their lessons. Mr. Elidor's 7th grade students are using an app called Qué Onda to identify family members in Spanish and to practice spelling the vocabulary words and expressions.

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  • Working to Make A Difference

    Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School teachers for grades Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grades hold meetings each week during their planning periods to collaboratively make curriculum decisions. One of these meetings is either dedicated to International Baccalaureate planners, which are unit planners designed for inquiry-based instruction, or their Professional Learning Community meeting during which they analyze student data to inform their daily instruction. The second meeting of the week is dedicated to grade-level lesson planning during which teachers work collaboratively to make instructional decisions and cooperatively to allocate responsibility to each team member. Here at Hammond Eastside, teachers are working to make a difference in the lives of our students.
    Corwin and Cavilee  
    6th grade teachers, Rosemary Cavilee and Misty Corwin work to complete their second six week unit plans for mathematics.
    Gilbreath Poche Ciresi Hammer
    Acting Principal, Darlene Hammer, and Curriculum Coach, Stephanie Ciresi, listens as
    sixth grade ELA (language and literature) teachers, Shawn Gilbreath and Sarah Poche, explain their instructional plans.
    Dr. Anthony Miller, a sixth grade social studies (individuals and societies) teacher, reviews his unit plans to make final touches before discussing his work to his team members.
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  • Hammond Eastside Students Love Reading!! 

    The faculty and staff at Hammond Eastside understand that language permeates the world in which we live. The development of language is fundamental to the need to communicate. Language is the major connecting element across the curriculum and provides a vehicle for inquiry. Learners listen, talk, read, and write their way to negotiating new meanings and understanding new concepts. As learners engage with interesting and authentic text, they acquire the skills, strategies, and conceptual understanding to become college- and career- ready, independent readers who are international minded. Here at Hammond Eastside, we try very hard to instill the love of reading into the hearts of all our students!

    Students Reading
    Ari and Ametra are reading on the bench during silent reading.
    Students Reading  
    Claire is reading silently.
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  • IB World School Authorization 

    IB World School Authorization Hammond Eastside is now an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Primary Years Programme to every student in grades Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade. This philosophy inspires everyone in our school community to be caring and reflective thinkers who are open-minded and balanced inquirers that are also knowledgeable communicators and principled risk-takers. These are attributes of a person who is internationally minded, and these are known as attributes of the IB Learner Profile in all IB World Schools throughout the world. We integrate the IB Learner Profile into all we do here at Hammond Eastside!
    Below is a photo of first grade students Brianna, Rowyn, and Johnnyria. They are practicing being knowledgeable communicators and open-minded and balanced inquirers as they complete their shared reading assignment each morning.
    Students working  
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  • HEEM Recognized at Board Meeting

    Tuesday, August 19th, the school board recognized HEEM for becoming an IB World School.  Only two elementary schools in Louisiana have received authorization from International Baccalaureate Organization.

    School Board Meeting
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  • Field Day 2013-2014

    Click the picture below to view a slide show of photos from Field Day.

    Field Day 2013-2014
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  • Art Gala Photos

    Click the picture below to view a slide show of pictures from the Art Gala.
    Art Gala Photo
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  • Rotolo's Homegrown Love for Mom campaign 

    Rotolo's Pizzeria visited Third Grade students on May 9th. Each child planted a tomato plant as part of Rotolo's Homegrown Love for Mom campaign. Students pictured are in Mrs. Tierney's Third Grade class.
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  • HEEM's 4H Winners!

    On April 16th, students of Hammond Eastside's 4-H club attended 4-H Fest in Amite. These students completed all requirements in order to attend the fest. We are proud to say that HEEM's 4-H club won 1st place in the parish for their school banner. Many of the students also won individual contests. Students pictured below are: Emma Grace, Kayla, Avery, Mikala, Garrett, Randi, and Mackenzie. Not pictured are Samuel and Chatisha.
    4H Fest
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