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Student of the Year Nominees
Congratulations, Abita Springs Middle School 2014 5th Grade Student of the Year Nominees!
Pictured from left to right, front row are the Nominees: Maelin Crum, Julianna Barrack, and Payton Hulin. In the back row are Quinn Young, Lance Sanders, and Jackson Heap.
After careful review and interviews with all of these exceptional students, the committee selected as Abita Middle's 2014 Student of the Year Miss Julianna Barrack.
Strings students from Abita Springs Middle School under the direction of Mrs. Annie Young-Bridges recently attended a performance by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Following the concert, students were able to receive a lesson from members of the orchestra.
Dental Hygiene Awareness Month
February is Dental Hygiene awareness month. As a special treat, Dr. Steve Pfingsten, the "Singing Dentist" from Abita Dental Care, visited our school and presented our 4th grade students with important dental information and some very entertaining songs to help them remember dental hygiene, and to have fun while brushing, flossing, rinsing, and eating healthy snacks.
Family Night was so much fun!! Kids, parents, and teachers had a blast playing reading and math games together.
4th Graders got a surprising visit from our very own Abita Springs government official, Mayor Lemmons. In Social Studies, the students were learning all about different types of government, and Mayor Lemmons was able to add much from his personal experience. We were so happy to have him join us!
Red Ribbon Week Winners
Winners at Abita Springs Middle School for Red Ribbon Week posters and essays are shown with Counselor Eva Jackson, from left to right, Elissa Young, Charlotte Theriot, Brit Payne, and Tiyaesha Austin.
PTA Reflections Contest
Abita Springs Middle School is proud to announce the school level winners in the PTA Reflections Contest. Students participated in a variety of categories, including Literature, Photography, Visual Arts, Music, Dance, and Film. The students pictured produced entries which placed at the school level. They will be moving on to the district level of judging in the annual PTA Reflections Contest.
Photography: (Front row left to right) Max Barbier, Brian Clark, Warren Galatas, Hannah Edgerson, and Amelia Floyd. Back: Lily Rabalais, Tyler Schwantes, Melena Estrade, and Haley Martin.
Visual Arts: (Seated left to right) Jodie Giancontieri, Simon Ward, and Synthia Mendoza. Standing: Kyle Waguespack, Emile McBay, Andrew Dufrene, and Andrew Buras.
Literature: (Front row left to right) Karissa Garrett, Chase Troia, Katy Hollingsworth, Landon Curtis, and Exavia Chatman. Back: Payton Hulin, Lily Bellas, John Isaac Willingham, Roy Labat, and Donatella Henry.
Music: Seated, left to right: Emma Floyd, Music Composition; Ciara Randolph and Billie Ann Jarrell, Dance Choreography; Standing: Thomas Hamburger and Josh Jee, Film Production.
Black and Gold Day
Trunk or Treat
ASMS teachers and administrators enjoyed an afternoon of fellowship and fun by joining community partner Waldheim United Methodist Church at their Fall Festival Trunk or Treat. Staff members decorated their vehicles, donned costumes, and handed out treats to children in the community.
Several teachers dressed in a variety of costumes. Pictured left to right are 5th grade teachers Aimee Bond and Danielle Warfield; 6th grade teachers Erin Spitznagel and Yvette Morlier; and 4th grade teachers Elizabeth Damare' and Maria Endermann.
Rhonda Meyers, Assistant Principal, and Principal Donna Forrest were somewhat disguised as "Tacky Tourists".
Bus Drivers and Crossing Guards
Abita Springs Middle School LOVES our Bus Drivers and Crossing Guard!
National School Lunch Week
Abita Springs Middle School celebrated National School Lunch Week October 14th - 18th. The theme for the week was "School Lunch across the USA," and parents were invited to join us for meals planned around specific US regions. Students participated in a variety of ways. Mrs. Wiegand's 4th graders used social studies, math, writing, and technology to create and publish menus for the week. Cafeteria Manager, Conny Yevcinez, selected the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place menus. Winners are pictured with their menus (lef to right) Mahkai Walker-Williams, Mrs. Conny (dressed as a cowgirl for Midwest day); Lonnie Tankersley, and Haven Davis.
A parent night was held recently at Abita Springs Middle School to help inform parents about current trends in social media. Special Agent Scott Roye spoke to parents about many dangers associated with internet and cell phone use by children, including inappropriate sites and content, child predators, privacy invasion, reputation destruction, and cyber bullying. In the photo are (L-R) Eva Jackson, counselor, Principal Donna Forrest, Agent Roye, and Assistant Principal Rhonda Meyers.
The focus of the B1 Club at Abita Springs Middle School for the month of September was "Responsibility." B1 Representatives from each homeroom class met as a group to discuss the meaning of responsibility and how they could reach out to fill a need in our community by acting responsibly. The B1 Club decided to help replenish the Food Bank of Covington. Representatives led a school-wide campaign to collect non-perishable food goods for the Food Bank throughout the month of September. Students collected, counted, and eventually loaded the items onto the Food Bank truck. Abita Middle students collected 1,632 items weighing 1,513 pounds!
ASMS students shown holding goods for the Food Bank of Covington are, left to right, Hunter Wilkinson, Jouet Curtis, Maci Liberto, Miranda Gendusa, and kneeling in front, Drake Lejeune.
Seated in the food bank truck ready to load up all the goods are, left to right, Brianna Dunne, Isabelle Hallmark, Mia Stewart, Bryan Ingrassia, and Gage Herberger.
Bringing collected goods to the office to be counted and contained for pick-up are, left to right, Anjoli Russel, Noelle Downey, Ella Henry, Luke Arceneaux, Rick Larousse, and Mrs. Bond.
Students, faculty, and staff at Abita Springs Middle helped raise breast cancer awareness by making contributions to the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center of St. Tammany. Contributors enjoyed wearing pink shirts and accessories to school in honor of the event.
See You at the Pole
Many students, teachers, and parents of Abita Springs Middle met together at the flag pole Wednesday morning before school. "See You at the Pole" is held on the last Wednesday of the month at schools across the United States and abroad. At Abita Middle, it is a student-led, voluntary opportunity for anyone on campus to join together in prayer for our school, families, community, and nation.
Community Partners in Education
Abita Springs Middle School received a whole trunk full of school supplies at the beginning of this school year. The supplies were collected by members of Waldheim United Methodist Church and generously donated to Abita Springs Middle School to distribute to students in need. Shown in the picture left to right are: Pastor Chris Fryou, Principal Donna Forrest, teacher Aimee Bond, Assistant Principal Rhonda Meyers, and representatives of the church, Tasha Hines and Nicole Johnson.
PTA Luncheon Welcomes Teachers
In the first joint event of its kind, the PTA chapters of Abita Springs Elementary and Abita Springs Middle School held a lunch on August 8 for all returning teachers and staff members at both schools. They were welcomed by Abita Springs Mayor Greg Lemons.
Mayor Lemons talks with Abita Springs Middle Principal Donna Forrest and Abita Springs Elementary Principal Rebecca Stogner.
Mayor Lemons gives a opening welcome to the 150 plus teachers and staff who turned out for the festive occasion.
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