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Page by Page Writing Contest
The Mandeville Jr. High Writing Club- "Page by Page" sponsored a Halloween writing contest this year. The topic was “It Happened on Halloween.” The winners were Matthew Sumera, 3rd place, Caleigh Marek, 1st place and Kayla Martinez, 2nd Place. The winning stories were read aloud to the members of the Illuminations Book Club at the October 31st meeting and pizza party.
Teens on Time
Mandeville Junior High recently held the Teens On Time (TOT) Reward. The TOT program is part of the schools' PBIS program and celebrates students who have not had a single to school tardy for the nine week period. Students get extra time at lunch to socialize and door prizes are awarded. Pictured are the 8th grade winners of door prizes with the Assistant Principal. Pictured from left to right are John Wallace, Makenzie Thorn, Assistant Principal Darlene Palliser, Sophia Pellegrin, Emily Starns and Will McDavid.
Mandeville Junior High's Builder's Club members collected food during the month of November to donate to the Samaritan Center. Pictured are Morgan Wilson and Sokha Wane. Mrs. Barbara Liddell is the club sponsor.
Shirt Design Winner
Mandeville Junior High announced that Morgan Wilson's t-shirt design was chosen to be printed on the 2013 Powder Puff T-shirts. The Powder Puff Game was played at Mandeville Jr. High on November 22, 2013. The game was sponsored by the MJH Student Council.
Black and Gold Day
Mandeville Junior High students participated in the St. Tammany Parish School Board fund raiser, "Black and Gold Day" to benefit the St. Tammany Parish Children's Museum. Pictured are students Natalie Wong, Mia Malik and Emma Cook.
Mandeville Junior High honored veterans from all branches of the military on Veterans’ Day. Pictured are Ms. Christine Whan, Veterans’ Day Program Coordinator, Dr. Chip Curtis, Veteran and Keynote Speaker, Mary Ann Cucchiara, Mandeville Junior High Principal and Mayor Donald Villere, City of Mandeville.
Mandeville Junior High students work cooperatively to create a geologic timeline in their Earth Science class. Pictured are Corinne Barr and Taylor West. The MJH Science teacher is Mrs. Celeste Capace.
Mandeville Junior High students in French Elective classes practice reading in French and English for the library fundraiser held at Barnes and Noble. Pictured are Claudia Guidry, Megan Butler and Alexa Rouquette. The French teacher at Mandeville Jr. High is Mrs. Louise Zollinger.
PBIS Employee of the Month
Mandeville Junior High proudly announced Ms. Christine Whan as PBIS Employee of the Month for October. Christine lives the FISH Philosophy daily by "Being There" for others. Christine received a small gift of appreciation and a reserved parking spot. Pictured is Principal Mary Ann Cucchiara with Christine Whan. Ms. Whan teaches 8th Grade Louisiana History.
Patriot Prize Winner
Mandeville Junior High's Patriot Prize winner for October is Zach Mason. The prize is part of the schools PBIS program to support positive behavior. Students earn Patriot Bucks for good behavior and deeds. Pictured are Zach Mason and Principal Mary Ann Cucchiara.
Heritage Manor Visit
The Mandeville Jr. High Builder’s Club recently visited Heritage Manor to play games and visit as a Community Service Project. Mrs. Barbara Liddell is the club sponsor. Pictured from left to right adults are Pauline Navo, Ruth Stewart, Evelyn Boudreaux, and Mary Farring. Students are from left to right Taylor West, Soso Wane , Victoria Hamilton, Christina Kirby, Melinda Jacobs, Sarah Hooper, Taylor Druery, Piper Fullington, Kyra Wilson, Taylor Trail, Eureka Johnson, Abby Barrios, Chris Maklary, and Chris Dalton.
Mandeville Junior High faculty and staff were in the holiday spirit this year. This PBIS crew dressed as the FISH Philosophy and a Patriot Buck, the token award for good behavior. Pictured are Jennifer Greer (Choose Your Attitude), Meredith Kettenring (Be There), Heidi Edmonston (Patriot Buck), Robyn Wojcik (Play) and Peggy Rowell (Make Their Day).
Red Ribbon Week
Mandeville Junior High students participated in Red Ribbon Week the last week in October. As one of the activities of the week, Amplify Jr. sponsored a "Minute to Win It" activity at lunch. Mallory Carter was the winner. Pictured is Mallory Carter and Sponsor of Amplify, Mrs. Melanie Chacon. The Mandeville Jr. High Safe and Drug Free Coordinator who sponsors Drug Free Week is Mrs. Susan Stainback.
District IX Honor Choir
Mandeville Junior High had several students qualify for the District IX Honor Choir. Pictured are Jakob Eure, Madeline Cucullu, Caleigh Marek, Hope Cassady, and Charlotte Butler. Not pictured is Vivienne Cookmeyer. The Mandeville Junior High Choir is under the direction of Cynthia Olivier.
Honor Roll Breakfast
Mandeville Junior High recently held its quarterly Honor Roll Breakfast for students earning a 3.5 grade point average or better. The Mandeville Junior High PTA sponsors the event. Pictured are Lauren Fayard, PTA President Michaelle Scelfo, Kayla Martinez, Rachel Butz, Guest Speaker Brandt Quick, Lauren Meyer, Principal Mary Ann Cucchiara, and Bella Wintz.
Earth Science Field Trip
Mandeville Junior High 8th grade students enrolled in Earth Science participated in an on-campus field trip. A mobile mining lab visited the campus of Mandeville Junior High giving students the opportunity to learn more about gemstones. Pictured are from front to back, Samantha Burke, Cordelia Dotson and Laura Nunez. Ms. Ann Stocker, the 8th grade science teacher, organizes the activity.
Employee of the Month
Mandeville Junior High announced Mrs. Karen Griggs as PBIS Employee of the Month! Karen lives the FISH Philosophy daily as a teacher at MJH! Karen received a gift of appreciation and a reserved parking spot on campus! Pictured is Karen Griggs with Principal Mary Ann Cucchiara.
Mandeville Junior High 7th grader, Ryan Larmeu decorated a pumpkin as "Wilbur," the beloved character from the novel, Charlotte's Web. Ryan is pictured with his English/Language Arts teacher, Mary Ruli.
Football Player Parents Honored
The Mandeville Junior High Football team honored the parents of the 8th grade players and managers at a recent football game. Each 8th grade player met their parents or guardians at center field and presented them with flowers. Pictured are The Johnson Family, Antonia, Malcolm and Rodaryl. Bobby Nelsen is the Head Coach of the Patriot Football Team.
Mandeville Junior High's Illuminations Book Club started meeting after school. Students read and discuss books that they've read. Sponsored by Mrs. Sharon Bennett, Ms. Amy MacIntosh and Ms. Mary Ruli, the newly formed club meets twice a month. A PTA mini grant awarded last year purchased many novels for the club and the Student Council provides refreshments and occasional door prizes for participants. Pictured are Thailand Abron, Alexia Padilla, Amy Hughs and Kailey Ragus.
Mandeville Junior High announced that Matthew May was chosen to be the 2013-14 Patriot Mascot. As Pat the Patriot, he attends most sporting events and Patriots on Parade in the spring. Ms. Missy Broadrick is the faculty sponsor. Pictured is Matthew at the last football game.
Patriot Prize Winner
Mandeville Junior High's Patriot Prize winner was Charles Quinn. The monthly prize drawing is a PBIS program to support positive behavior among students. Pictured are Darlene Palliser, Assistant Principal with Charles Quinn.
Mandeville Junior High students in Ms. Lea Laughry's Family and Consumer Science classes were given egg babies to learn about the many responsibilities of parenthood. Pictured are Abigail Barrios, Hayden Dillman and Sarah Hazzlett.
Play Doh Recipes
Mandeville Junior High students in Ms. Lea Laughry's Family and Consumer classes learned to read and follow recipes by making Play Doh from scratch using a variety of methods. Pictured are Marena Vanduym, Stone Autry, Reese Borden and Jessica Capes.
Technology Coordinator Visits
Mandeville Junior High students in Mrs. Karen Griggs' social studies classes enjoyed a visit from St. Tammany Parish School Board Technology Coordinator, Inkie Landry. Ms. Landry introduced new ways to use technology to present information to others. Pictured are Adam Moeller, Grace Dragna, Karen Griggs, Vivienne Cookmeyer, Inkie Landry, Grace Easterling and Zack Easterling.
Tug of War
Mandeville Junior High students in Ms. Gini Foreman's 7th grade American History classes participated in a hands on demonstration of the American Revolution. A tug of war was used to demonstrate the struggle among the colonies, Britain and France. Pictured are Brian Perret, Evan Hendry and Gregory Johnson demonstrating the struggle while Sam Englehart and Sam Kennedy observe.
Mandeville Junior High Students in Mrs. Karen Grigg's Louisiana History classes participated in an annual "Pirate Day." Students learned about Louisiana history and geography using a thematic approach. Pictured are Mattie Napier , Kylie Ferguson, Lauren Fayard, Grace Dragna, Kayla Martinez , John Landry
Mandeville Junior High students in Mr. David Hyman's Life Science class use hands on activities to learn about the process of Photosynthesis in plants. Ashleigh Touchard and Madison Morgan are using different colored M&Ms to symbolize Light Energy and the elements Carbon, Oxygen, Hydrogen. The objective was to understand the process of photosynthesis and explain the balanced equation.
Volleyball Team First Place
The Mandeville Junior High School girls varsity volleyball team recently won first place in the Trafton Volleyball Tournament. Pictured on the bottom row are Abigail Barrios, Maleah Haley, and Hallie Rogers. On the top row are Coach Robby Haley, Grace Lagalante, Katie Johnson, Sydney Walker, Camille Dedeaux, Taylor-Lawren Druey, Sophia Pellegrin, and Coach Janice Evans. Missing from picture is Katie Ballard.
Field Trip for Talented Art
Mandeville Junior High 8th grade students enrolled in Talented Art recently went on a field trip to the Brown Foundation Service Learning Event. The school was awarded a grant by the Brown Foundation to create bowls for the Empty Bowl/Fill the Bowl Charity Event. The students traveled to the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner to accept their grant, inform other students of their project and demonstrate the method used to create and decorate the bowls. Pictured are Melinda Jacob, Mary Elaine Bernard and Devin Reynolds.
Honor Society Leadership
The Mandeville Junior High School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society is an organization that emphasizes academic excellence and community service. For the 2013 – 2014 school year, the student leadership team of the organization includes (front row, left to right) Morgan Wilson, Catherine Rockwell, and Matthew Adams, (back row, left to right) Grace Dragna, Kyra Wilson, Adam Moeller, and Cliff Cooper. The society’s sponsors are Tiffany Roberts, Teri Kliebert, and Karen Griggs.
Former Mandeville Junior High student, Zach Hile, completed his EAGLE Scout Project for the school. He designed a project which included building a pergola to serve as an outdoor eating area for faculty and staff. In addition to the pergola, Zach constructed two picnic tables and potted plants. Pictured are Mary Ann Cucchiara, Principal, Zach Hile and Darlene Palliser, Assistant Principal.
How High Does The Ball Bounce?
Students in Mrs. Rhonda Ware’s Life Science classes at Mandeville Jr. High School participated in a Ball Bounce Lab Activity. The students utilized the scientific method and determined the height a tennis ball would bounce when dropped from specific distances. Pictured are Alexis Russell, Trinity Breland, and Jonathan Hidalgo.
Visualizing Cultural Regions
Mandeville Junior High Students in Ms. Christine Whan's 8th grade Louisiana History Class collaborated on a creative way to visualize the cultural regions in Louisiana. Each class was divided into groups and given a region to study. The students researched each region and created a puzzle piece that included results from their research. The pieces were then put together to demonstrate how it fit in the map of Louisiana. Pictured are students Molly Bahlinger, Abigail Barrios, Tylor Penn, Nicholas Jenkins and Caijun Qin.
UPC Codes Abundant
Mandeville Junior High 8th grader, Madison Landrum, brought in over 3,000 UPC codes from a combination of Box Tops and Community Coffee. These UPC codes will be turned in for money to purchase technology for the school. Pictured are Madison Landrum and Principal Mary Ann Cucchiara.
Mandeville Junior High celebrated four teachers with perfect attendance for the 2012 - 2013 school year. Pictured are , left to right, Louise Zollinger, Rose Pichon, Lea Laughry and Anthony Nichols.
New Faces Welcomed
Mandeville Junior High welcomed new faces on campus for the 2013 - 2014 school year. Pictured are (L-R) Amy McIntosh, Rose Pichon, David Hyman, Gini Foreman, Kati Graiser, Jill Castro and Tonya Thompson.