WHAM 5th grade students recently completed the week long STEM field trip to Louisiana STARBASE. This premier Department of Defense STEM program engages students through an inquiry-based curriculum with "hands-on, mind-on" experiential activities. During the week, the students study Newton's Laws and Bernoulli's principle; explore nanotechnology, navigation and mapping. They are captivated by engineering as they use the computer to design space stations, all-terrain vehicles, and submersibles. Math is embedded throughout the curriculum and students use metric measurement, estimation, calculation geometry and data analysis to solve questions. Teamwork is stressed as they work together to explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate concepts. Our students had a BLAST!
The 2018 WHAM Yearbook will be on sale until February 16th!
How to BUY a WHAM Yearbook:
--order online through Herff Jones at www.yearbookordercenter.com, use code 12538, or
send $30 payment to Mrs. Fernandez (in the office) in an envelope marked with your child`s name & homeroom teacher. Please DO NOT send cash in backpack mail.
FIELD TRIP & CLASS ACTIVITIES PICTURES:
We need your help to make the yearbook the best it can be. You have the opportunity to include your pictures in the yearbook. We are especially looking for pictures from field trips and class activities, but any school activities you`d like to share might be helpful. We will have a special "Sneaux Day" page. Please upload one or two of your favorite pictures of how your family spent your snow day in December. If you have multiple WHAM children, please try to send a picture with them all together so they can all be included (space is limited).
Please see the attached flier for instructions to upload pictures that may be included in the yearbook.
If you have any questions about the yearbook, photos, or ads, please contact Cheryl Donnelly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please don`t send pictures through email; pictures must be uploaded to the Herff Jones website.
WHAM STILL NEEDS YOU!
Please attend one of the community forums in Cycle 3
WHAM parents your involvement is important as the EBR School System continues planning efforts. We are asking that WHAM families attend 1 of the community forums during Cycle 3. Parental involvement is important to ensure that WHAM`s voice is heard during the process of selecting school facilities to be renovated and built under the upcoming Tax Plan.
All Cycle 3 Community Forums will be held from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM.
Tuesday, January 23
Scotlandville Magnet High School
9870 Scotland Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Thursday, January 25
Glen Oaks High School
6650 Cedar Grove Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70812
Tuesday, January 30
Broadmoor High School
10100 Goodwood Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
Tuesday, February 6
McKinley High School
800 East McKinley Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
I am happy to report that we will be open tomorrow. Please take care with travel.
See you in the morning!
Due to the continued impact of winter weather conditions and a concern for the safety for our students, and staff, all East Baton Rouge Parish Schools and administrative offices will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 18, 2018.
Normal operations will resume on Friday, January 19, 2018.
Please take care. See you Friday.
All EBR schools and offices will remain closed on, Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Frozen precipitation and frigid temperatures are expected to make travel hazardous tomorrow morning. Please be safe and stay warm!
We hope to see you all on Thursday morning. We will continue to keep you updated via our school website and school app.
Michael Foret and Trace Ballard will be honored during the 2017 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. Both of the young men were selected as winners of the elementary writing contest. The ceremony will take place on January 18, 2018 in the Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts.
Doors open at 6:00 pm and the program begins at 6:30 pm.
The LSU NOBCChE (National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers) and LSU- Chemistry Graduate Student Council recently organized a “Girls Do Chemistry” event for the Louisiana Girl Scouts. Our WHAM students (Allie, Kate, Ellyse, Gianna & Lillian) we’re able to get hands on experience with chemistry experiments and toured the LSU Chemistry Department, including the NMR lab. The goal of the event was to inspire future women scientists. They participated in many experiments including making slime, using sodium alginate and calcium chloride. They also made Dipping Dots using dry ice!