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Abita Spring Middle Receives "Buddy Benches"
Youth Wetlands Project
Students at Abita Springs Middle School in Maria Endermann's 4th grade science class have been learning all about Louisiana's Wetlands and Wildlife, with the help of the LSU Ag Center's Youth Wetland Program. The Ag Center generously supplied owl pellets for Mrs. Endermann's students to examine and dissect.
Mixon Senseney carefully breaks apart an owl pellet to see what may be inside.
Brice Locicero and Ben Schuler are classifying the rodent bones they found in the owl pellets.
LSU Ag Partnership
Maria Endermann's 4th grade science class at Abita Springs Middle School had two very special guests recently. When Heather Niemic, from the LSU Agriculture Center's Youth Wetland Program, came to visit, she brought along a baby alligator. Mrs. Endermann's students learned all about Louisiana alligators, and they were able to experience first-hand the bony ridge along the gator's back and to closely observe his unique eyelids.
Ms. Niemic holds the alligator as Corin Chavez reaches out to touch him.
Jonathan Magee isn't afraid to get up-close and personal with the baby gator.
Pace Stewart gets a good look at an alligator egg.
Abita Springs Middle Receives "A" School Rating
Superintendent Trey Folse and Assistant Superintendent Cheryl Arabie visited faculty and staff of Abita Springs Middle to congratulate everyone on earning an "A" rating this past school year, and for being a Top-Gain School. Mr. Folse and Mrs. Arabie presented Ms. Forrest and Mrs. Meyers with a lovely plaque to display on our campus. Congratulations, everyone!
Veteran's Day Program
Students at Abita Springs Middle School observed Veteran's Day with a program which included several musical performances by the school band, orchestra, and choir. Mr. Paul Meeker, a teacher at Abita Middle who is also active in the National Guard, spoke to our students about his experiences in the military.
Jonathan Scholl, Carlie Cintron, Alexis Gratia, and Landon Curtis shared essays honoring veterans.
Students Visited by St. Tammany Sheriff's Office
Students at Abita Springs Middle School got a real treat from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office. Officers brought a variety of different vehicles and equipment to teach our students about all the different branches of law enforcement in St. Tammany. We are so grateful for this experience.
Firefighters Visit to Promote Fire Prevention
St. Tammany Fire District #8 Chief Gorrondona and Firefighter Daniel Fuselier visited Abita Springs Middle School to promote fire prevention. Mr. Fuselier spoke to students and staff about many aspects of fire prevention, including the different types of fire extinguishers and when and how to use them. Chief Gorrondona and Firefighter Fuselier are shown pictured with several of our 4th grade students.
4-H Members Earn Prizes at Fair
Several 4-H members from Abita Springs Middle School earned ribbons and cash prizes for their craft entries at the St. Tammany Parish Fair recently. The 4-H Club at Abita Springs Middle School is under the direction of Mrs. Yvette Morlier. Pictured left to right are: Brenna Schofield (1st place ceramic pumpkin); Kelcie Bickham (1st place string art); Olivia Lopspeich (1st place string art); Haley Mercandel (1st place string art); and Maria Westering (1st place crochet scarf and 2nd place pillow). .
World Milk Day at ASMS
During World Milk Day at Abita Springs Middle School faculty and staff dressed in black and white and the cafeteria ladies distributed "milk mustache" stickers to students when they came through breakfast and lunch lines, reminding everyone to drink their milk!
September Behavior Reward Afternoon
Abita Middle students with no discipline referrals for the month of September were awarded on the last Friday of the month with an afternoon snack and an extra-long recess in the Abita park.
Students, Teachers, Parents Participate in
"See you at the Pole"
Students, teachers, and parents of Abita Springs Middle School met together at the flag pole Wednesday morning before school. "See You at the Pole" is held on the last Wednesday of September at schools across the United States and abroad. At Abita Springs Middle, it is a student-led, voluntary opportunity for anyone on campus to join together in prayer for our school, families, community, and nation.
Students with Good Behavior Earn Special Treat
"PBiS Popsicles in the Park" -- Students who had good behavior for the month of August earned a special treat on the last day of the month. They were taken to the Abita Park, which is directly behind the school, for extra play time and refreshing popsicles. Students who had perfect attendance for the month also earned free dress on that day.
Administrators Accept Ice Bucket Challenge
Abita Springs Middle School administrators accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge on August 22nd in an effort to raise awareness of the disease. During the following week, ASMS students voluntarily brought in donations totaling over $800. We are happy to make this donation to ALS from our school. Pictured taking the first buckets of ice at ASM are Principal Donna Forrest (center), Assistant Principal Rhonda Meyers (right), and TRT Melanie Adcox (left).
Teachers Get Iced for a Good Cause
The homeroom class at each grade level that collected the most money during the week got to select an honoree to be iced. The leading 4th grade class selected their teacher, Mrs. Lynch (center). Mrs. Magnuson's 5th grade class selected Mrs. Vick (left). and Mrs. Edmondson's 6th graders chose to ice Mrs. Stewart (right). It was a fun event for a good cause, and we are so proud of our students for accepting the challenge.
6th Grade Students Enjoy Fruit Loop Activity
ASMS students in Mrs. Rivet's 6th grade math class recently enjoyed participating in a Fruit Loop activity to learn about Ratios, Decimals, and Percents.