Several WHAM students participated in the first ever Girls Night at the LSU Museum of Natural Science. These students had an opportunity to spend an evening exploring the museum collections, enjoying fun hands-on science activities, snacking and chatting with women scientists, and learning more about the women leading some of the university’s most exciting science adventures. There was even a session for parents. We had an AMAZING time!
Over 250 WHAM students and their families learned about the important job of native pollinators and ways to attract them to their yards at the WHAM Pollination Celebration Family STEAM Night. Moving at their own pace and guided by their passports, families traveled through the school participating in a dozen pollinator-themed activities.
To better understand how pollinators and flowers work together, students Engineered Pollinators from chenille stems and pompoms that could gather pollen from unusual flowers like the Bucket Orchid or the Jack-in-the-Pulpit. Collecting pollen became “hands-on” as students dug through Cheetos to reach a sweet treat at the Pollinating Cheetos Station. The Pollination Relay had students running pollen from flower to flower and returning to their hives with nectar. Other activities included Still Life Butterflies Drawing and Pollination Grid.
The Science Lab was buzzing as WHAM families learned about honeybee colonies. Honeybee enthusiast, Laverne Simoneaux, explained the roles of the three types of bees (queen, worker, drone) as students found each in a honeybee observation hive.
At the end of the night families fluttered home with a new appreciation for pollinators and plants to start their very own pollinator gardens.
Congratulations to the WHAM Fitness Team! Our team placed 5th among the 27 schools who participated during the 33rd Annual EBR Elementary Fitness Meet. Kala Stallworth placed 3rd among all of the female participants and she will advance to the LA State Fitness Meet on April 14th at LSU. We are proud Jaszaiah, Kaleigh, Charlie, Kala, Owen, Alex, and Mrs. Revel for their hard work!
The WHAM Brownie troop did an excellent job leading the EBR Metro Council in the Pledge of Allegiance to begin the February 28th council meeting. During their visit, Mayor President Sharon Weston-Broome was so gracious with our girls. She took time to meet each young lady and asked many wonderful questions. They represented WHAM well!
WHAM Kindergarten students were invited to sing the National Anthem during the LSU Lady Tiger game against Alabama. Ms. Joy Hammatt, led the students in song and facilitated what has become a long standing tradition for the WHAM Kindergarten program. If you missed them this time, there will be several other opportunities to support them at upcoming LSU sports events! We would like to thank Chad Keith, at CK Photography for the AMAZING pictures!
WHAM has been named a
2018 MSA Magnet School of Distinction!
Magnet Schools of America's National Merit Awards program honors the top magnet schools in the United States. These awards recognize magnet schools that demonstrate commitment to high academic standards, curriculum innovation, successful desegregation and diversity efforts, and consistent delivery of high quality educational services to all stakeholders.
Jonas Landry, WHAM's Jump Rope for Heart representative from the American Heart Association, visited with WHAM students to kick off our Jump Rope for Heart campaign for 2018.
Last year our Heart Heroes raised over $10,000 for the American Heart Association. These donated funds are vital in order to continue the research into combating heart disease and stroke. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, but 80% of the risk factors are preventable.
As part of Jump Rope for Heart your child will choose a heart-healthy message and share lifesaving tips. There is even a parent corner with tips on keeping your children healthy at home.
The collection envelope that your child has brought home is to be returned to school with all donations on March 15th. WHAM is unable to collect and secure donations before this date. A reminder will be sent home as we approach March 15th.
Thank you once again for choosing to be one of WHAM'S Heart Heroes.
Today we practiced a shelter-in-place drill with our students. The students did well and you would be proud of them. We practice various types of drills throughout the school year and they will continue. Please know that your child’s safety is our first concern.
We would like to recognize several students for their contributions to the Debose Fine Arts Festival. Ella Bennett, Bailee Butler, Ellyse Brown, and Charley Ellis all had art work submitted by Mrs. James. The students' artwork will be on display at the EBRP's Main Library on Goodwood during the month of February and part of March. Special recognition goes to Charley Ellis, a first grader in Ms. Foss' homeroom who received a Blue Ribbon in the Art Beginner category.