Hammond Eastside Magnet is hosting private tours of the school for parents. Please contact Scarlett Anderson at 985-345-8481 for more information.
Earlier this school year, Ms. Paige’s class talked about recycling in a unit about school helpers and working together and sharing responsibilities. One afternoon, the class walked around the whole back part of the school and picked up trash. They were able to fill 10 Walmart bags full of trash!
After looking at the problems that drugs cause, Mrs. Addison's 4th grade class decided to pledge to be drug free. They made a poster and put their hands around it.
HEM 7th grade student Shametha Thuma was honored at the TPSS School Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 3, for placing 5th in the state at “You Be The Chemist”. Also, Shametha was among an elite group of 7th graders invited to take the ACT this year. She made a composite score of 24! Congratulations, Shametha!
Pictured from left to right:
School Board President Brett Duncan, Superintendent Mark Kolwe, Shametha Thuma, and HEM Principal Stephen Labbe’
Ms. Bougeois' exhibition group collected food and toiletries to donate to the House of Serenity Homeless Shelter in Ponchatoula. Mr. Labbe' agreed to dress as a superhero if they collected over 300 items. The group collected over 400 items.
Ms. Strahan's class after their BREAKOUT activity!
Back row from left to right:
Jailan Hartford, Arrynn Adams, Emily Leroux, Kathryn Leger, Mashua Miller, Devontae Dedrick, Kay Gaines, Brayden Puls, Khalil McKnight, Kelby Matthews
Middle row from left to right:
Jaylan Mosley, Avery Melton, Jahi Cannon, Layla Kerner, Riley Foil, Maritsa Perez
Front row from left to right:
Jesse Gautreaux, Oliver Guerrero, Jadda Webber, Hailey Rodriguez, Leah Kerner, Isabella Berlier, Jaycee Newby
The presentation from the 8th grade informational meeting may now be downloaded. (PDF File)
As of September 1, 2015, Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School is a candidate school* for the Middle Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School believes is important for our students.
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme and the IB CP. Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org
Darlene Hammer, acting Principal, was informed of this excellent news on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by the IBO and is extremely pleased to officially begin our MYP endeavors.
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.
Hammond Eastside Magnet participated in Pinwheels for Peace for International World Peace Day on September 21, 2015 under the leadership of Heather McNamara, Visual Arts Teacher.