Carpool is moving FAST!!! Thank you to all parents who are following the procedures and helping to make both arrival and dismissal safe for students and staff.
Thanks again for helping to keep carpool safe.
Several WHAM students' art is currently featured as a part of the 2019 Debose Fine Arts Festival. Their art will be displayed at the EBR Main Library through March 2019. Matthew S. won 1st place for his crawfish drawing in the Beginner 2D category, and Krish S. won 3rd place in the 3D Intermediate category. We are excited about the experiences provided to our students through the visual arts department!
WHAM recently hosted the Block Kids Building Competition sponsored by the local chapter of the National Association of Women in the Construction Industry (NAWIC). Twenty-five 4th and 5th grade students participated in this national program that introduces children to the construction industry. In an effort to create awareness and promote careers in the industry, each of the students utilized 75 Lego blocks and up to three additional items to construct a project related to the construction industry. All of the students did a phenomenal job! Congratulations to Anthony A. (1st place), Suheyla S. (2nd place), and Henry B. (3rd place).
Razia R. was selected as the East Baton Rouge Parish Elementary Student of the Year. Leadership, academic performance, achievements, citizenship, and service to the school community were the criteria used in the selection process. She will now represent the East Baton Rouge Parish School System in the regional competition. We are proud of RAZIA!
The Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award is a reading enrichment program
of the Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana. The
purpose of the program is to foster a love of reading in the children of Louisiana
by motivating them to participate in the recognition of outstanding books. WHAM and the East Baton Rouge Parish Public Library work as a team to allow our students access to the LYRC books in order to participate in this great state-wide opportunity!
WHAM students in grades 3-5 have voted on their favorite Louisiana Young Readers Choice book. The Secretary of State's Office staffed three voting machines for our election.
Our school wide winner is Word of Mouse by James Patterson!
The runner up is FRAMED! A T.O.A.S.T. Mystery by James Ponti.
Tyler Brooks S. received 3rd place for her essay entered in the Ernest Gaines Student Author Competition. She along with eight other elementary, middle, and high school students were honored during the 2019 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence Ceremony at the Manship Theatre. "What would happen in a world without books?" was the topic for the contest. We are proud of Tyler!