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.
Check Out our LYRC Readers!
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 students reading 3 or more books were able to vote on their favorite book. The Secretary of State's Office staffed two voting machines for our election. After they voted, students received the famous “Blue Dog” "I VOTED" sticker!
WHAM students chose these books as their top three favorites:
Ellie’s Story by Bruce Cameron
The Terrible Two (Book 1) by Mac Barnett
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick
The LSU Museum of Natural Science is inviting girls in grades 4-6 to spend an evening exploring the museum collection, snacking and chatting with women scientist at LSU, and participating in fun hands-on science activities.
WHEN: Friday, March 9, 2018
WHERE: LSU Museum of
TIME: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Apply online at lsu.edu/GirlsNightatMNS.
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!