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Mandeville Junior High Student Council recently sponsored a spirit week. One of the activities was a Sports Jersey Day. Students, faculty and staff participated by wearing jerseys from various sports and different organizations. Pictured in their jerseys are Nina Colegrove, Elena Endriss, Grace Johnson, Ella Millet, Jordan Eure, Reese Collura, Ryan Martinez, Ian Ocmond, Elizabeth Knight, and Emily Pinson. The faculty sponsors of Student Counil are Sharon Bennett and Mary Ruli.
Mandeville Junior High students enrolled in Earth Science enjoyed a gem mining adventure with an on campus field trip. Pictured are students from Mr. Jonathan Holly’s class, Alexander Lelorier, Hayley Roberts, Austin Bonfontanti and Johnnie Tinker. Students were able to handle a variety of types of rocks and compare the features of each.
Mandeville Junior High welcomed Rachel’s Challenge to school on Oct. 14th. Larry Scott, uncle of Rachel Joy Scott, the first student killed in the 1999 Columbine shootings came to Mandeville Junior High to speak to the student body. MJH hosted a daytime assembly for students and a nighttime assembly for parents. The presenter focused on a message of kindness and treating people with respect. The Friends of Rachel or FOR Club, was formed several years ago after Rachel’s Challenge first came to MJH five years ago. Pictured are some of the members of the FOR Club, Vischan Perrin, Mary Jo Gilley, Caroline Budd, Reza Najdi and Alek Burge. The faculty sponsor of the FOR Club is Lisa Bourgeois.
Annual Pirate Day
Mandeville Junior High students enrolled in Mrs. Karen Griggs Louisiana History classes held their annual “Pirate Day.” Pictured are Ben Walker, Ryan Larmeu, Jenna Stiles, Taylor Green, Caleb McKay, Bailey Smoorenburg, Jakob Tweedel, Nathan Gunn and Geoffrey Angelle.
Channel 13 Visits Broadcast Class
Kevin Mumphreys, a Multimedia Specialist from St. Tammany Parish School Board’s Channel 13 visited with Teri Kliebert’s Broadcast I class at Mandeville Jr. High. Mr. Mumphreys demonstrated the use of editing software to produce video programs. Pictured in the back row are Elizabeth Knight, Chloe Lemus, Emma Johnson, and Kevin Mumphreys. Pictured in the front row are Reagan Bundy, Alexa Volk, Jordan Williams, and Madison Antrainer.
Student Council Members Plant Gardens
Mandeville Junior High students who are members of the Student Council have been busy sprucing up the campus by planting gardens. Pictured are Left to right Zack Judson, Lucien Maloney, Lennox Sykes ,Sevanah Howard, Ben Walker and Justin Trammell. Student Council's faculty advisors are Sharon Bennett and Mary Ruli.
Student Council Officers
Mandeville Junior High held Student Council Elections for officers. The 8th grade officers are Treasurer Mathew Sumera, Secretary Aubri Miller, Parliamentarian Ryan Larmeu, President Jenna Stiles and Vice President Jakob Tweedel. The Student Council faculty sponsors are Sharon Bennett and Mary Ruli.
Football Team Holds Saints Ticket Raffle
Mandeville Junior High’s football team held a raffle for a pair of Saints season tickets. The winner was announced at the last home game. The winners of the tickets were John and Jaqueline Winston, the parents of Isaac Winston. Pictured are Principal, Mary Ann Cucchiara, John Winston and the football team’s Head Coach, Bobby Nelsen.
September Employee of the Month
Mandeville Junior High is proud to announce Janice Evans as the MJH September Employee of the Month. Janice lives the FISH Philosophy daily by choosing her attitude and being there for others. She received a small token gift and a reserved parking spot. Janice Evans is the school's Athletic Director, PE teacher and coach of numerous sports. Janice Evans is pictured with the school’s Principal, Mary Ann Cucchiara.
Spirit Week Winners
Mandeville Junior High’s Student Council sponsored a Spirit Week at the school. Each day a different activity was held for students to participate in and show their school spirit. Daily winners were drawn. Pictured are a few of the winners from Crazy Sock Day, Dylan Day, Haley Wrenn and Adam Haste. The MJH Student Council’s faculty sponsors are Sharon Bennett and Mary Ruli.
American Revolution Battle Simulation
Mandeville Junior High students enrolled in Rebecca Miller and Kari Hart's 7th grade American History classes participated in an American Revolutionary battle simulation. Here are a small band of "Patriots" waiting to "ambush" a group of "British soldiers." Pictured are Haas Flauss, Cassidy Lyons, Erin Suhm, Angelina Chauvin, Colette Mouton and Sean Spencer.
Brown Foundation Service Learning Event
Mandeville Junior High eighth grade students enrolled in Talented Art went to the Brown Foundation Service Learning Event. The school received a grant from the Brown Foundation to create bowls to donate to the Empty Bowl Project. Representatives from the school’s service learning partner, the Samaritan Center also attended the event. Students explained their project and demonstrated stamping techniques. Pictured are Destiny Grass, Mrs. Melissa Grass and Sydnie Rada. Mary-Elaine Bernard is the Talented Art Teacher at Mandeville Jr. High and is in charge of the project.
Broadcast Students Learn to Create Slideshows
Mandeville Junior High students enrolled in Ms.Teri Kliebert’s Broadcast I class spent some time with Mrs. Inkie Landry, from the school district’s Instructional Technology Department, learning advanced techniques to use for creating slides for slideshows. Pictured in the front are (L-R) Elizabeth Knight, Sabrinah Hernandez, Alexa Volk, Madison Antrainer, Jordan Williams. Pictured in the back are Teri Kliebert, Emma Johnson, Chloe Lemus, Inkie Landry.
Students Take Ice Bucket Challenge for Team Gleason and ALS
Mandeville Junior High held an Ice Bucket Challenge to support TEAM Gleason and the ALS cause. Pictured are students who were the highest donors to the Mandeville Jr. High ALS Bucket Challenge.(L-R) Claire Daigle, Bryan Zelenlock, Zachary Whitley, Aubrie Daigle, Dante Moley, Grace Johnson and Ryan Martinez.
American History Students Have Hands on Lesson Using Candy
Mandeville Junior High students enrolled in Ms. Kari Hart and Mrs. Rebecca Miller’s 7th grade American History classes demonstrated the concept of Taxation Without Representation by using pieces of candy to represent money. Pictured are Christian Faler, Dorian Weber, Callie Freshley, Caroline Bonner and Avery Konopka.
August Employee of the Month
Mandeville Junior High is proud to announce Jodi Newman as the August PBIS Employee of the Month. Jodi lives the FISH Philosophy daily by “Being There” for others! She received a small token gift and a reserved parking spot. Jodi Newman is a 7th grade math teacher who is part of the Hospitality Committee and is the school’s Webmaster. Pictured (L-R) is Mrs. Newman with the school’s Principal, Mary Ann Cucchiara
Former NFL Player Visits
Mandeville Junior High students in Amy McIntosh’s Language Arts classes received a visit from former New England Patriot player, Harold Shaw. Mr. Shaw spoke about the importance of education and his career in the NFL. Pictured (L-R) are Sean Spencer, Mrs. Amy McIntosh, Olivia Henderson, Harold Shaw, Madison Lonegras and Carson Andries.
"Numbers About Me"
Mandeville Junior High students enrolled in Tonya Thompson’s math classes showed their knowledge of numbers in projects called “Numbers About Me.” Students had a variety of choices in which to show numbers and their personal biographies. Pictured in the front from left to right are Maggie Babin, Lindsey Benson, Harrison Gerber, DJ Frederick. In the back is Ms. Thompson, Lennox Sykes, Jackson Deus, Kate Atchinson, Angelina Chauvin, Collin Jacks, Jordan Picone
New Teachers for 2014 - 2015
Mandeville Junior High welcomes new faculty members, Tiffany Vogt, Shelly Kennedy, Shane Baham, Jon Holly and Rebecca Miller.