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Honor Band Tryouts
Mandeville Junior High had numerous students try out and make the Honor Band. Pictured are Student Teacher, Rebecca Harris, Paul Autin, William Rotondo-McCord, Ross Nunez, Catherine Rockwell, Malcolm Johnson, Molly Bahlinger, Brett Leveille, Adam Moeller, and Mandeville Jr. High Band Director Jennifer Pulling.
Mandeville Junior High welcomes future educators. Band Director, Jennifer Pulling, is the Supervising Teacher for Rebecca Harris, an Education Major from Southeastern State Louisiana in Hammond. She will spend the spring semester at Mandeville Junior High to complete her graduation requirements. Pictured is Ms. Rebecca Harris and Ms. Jennifer Pulling.
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 and door prizes are awarded. Pictured are the 7th grade winners of door prizes with the Assistant Principal. Pictured from left to right are Rodney Keys, Robert Murphy, George Smith, Darlene Palliser, Abigail Percle and Brandon Hull.
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 and door prizes. Pictured are the 8th grade winners of door prizes with the Mandeville Jr. High Assistant Principal. Pictured from left to right are Porter Langdon, Kyle Currie, Andrew Babineaux, Darlene Palliser, Devyn McCloskey and Kyra Wilson.
Have a Heart
Mandeville Junior High students were encouraged to “Have a Heart.” By donating to Cystic Fibrosis. Students who participated in this charity event were entered in a drawing for prizes. Some of the prize winners were Nathaniel Gunn, Desmond Sams and Ryan Larmeu.
Mandeville Junior High 8th graders visited Mandeville High School for an orientation and introduction to the school. MJH 8th graders were welcomed as "Future Skippers" by Principal Bruce Bundy. Students were entertained by the MHS Jazz Band and Show Choir and then given a tour of the school. Pictured are Mandeville Jr. High students Malcolm Johnson, Landon Fowler, Haley Ross and Elissa Lombardo.
Mandeville Junior High recently celebrated student attendance with its quarterly EXCEL event. Students who have zero missed instructional minutes for every school day are considered EXCEL students. The EXCEL Program is part of Mandeville Junior High’s PBIS Program. Students are rewarded with extra time at lunch, ice cream and names are drawn for door prizes. Pictured are the 8th grade winners of the door prizes with the Principal. From left to right are Joel S. Watts, Jr., Dustin Robinson, Ms. Mary Ann Cucchiara, Molly Grover, Samuel Rowan and Nicholas Dupaquier.
Mandeville Junior High students in Ms. Tonya Thompson’s math classes recently completed a mall project. Students were asked to design a mall using many different mathematical concepts. Pictures is Ms. Tonya Thompson with Devyn McDonald who created a 3D model of her mall.
Regional Science Fair Winners
Mandeville Junior High had several students participate in the Region VII Science Fair in Hammond. The following students placed in their categories: Micheal Pederson placed 2nd in Animal Science, Catherine Rockwell placed 2nd in Plant Science, Adam Moeller placed 1st in Energy and Transportation, Rachel Butz placed 3rd in Microbiology, and Kyle Currie placed 1st in Physics and Astronomy. Kyle Currie also won 1st Place Overall in the Junior Division. Students who placed 1st and 2nd will advance to the State Science Fair in March. Ms. Tiffany Roberts and Ms. Ann Stocker are the school sponsors.
Honor Jazz Band
Mandeville Jr. High School band students participated in the LMEA District IX Honor Jazz Band Clinic held at Fontainebleau High School on February 6-8. Pictured from left to right are Brett Leveille, Adam Moeller and William Rotondo-McCord. Mandeville Junior High band is under the direction of Ms. Jennifer Pulling.
Rep. John Schroder Visits Campus
State Representative John M. Schroder recently visited our campus. The parent of one of our students works for Rep. Schroder, and she made the arrangements. He spoke to our 7th and 8th grade gifted social studies classes and did a great job explaining to them what his job requires and what his role is in government.
On the back row, from left to right, are Teacher Karen Griggs, Amy Berger, Representative John Schroder, and Principal MaryAnn Cucchiara. On the front row, from left to right, are Gabrielle Berger, Zackery Bulovas, Geoffrey Angelle, and Ainsley Reardon.
Mandeville Junior High students in 7th grade Life Science classes studied the anatomy of frogs through the dissection process. Pictured are Reagan Capace, Peyton Burke, Mr. David Hyman and Ashleigh Touchard.
Mandeville Junior High students in the Family and Consumer Science classes are learning about fabric care before beginning a unit on sewing. Pictured are Susanna Shilatz and Mia Robles. FACS is an elective class taught by Ms. Lea Laughry.
Mandeville Junior High students enrolled in Ms. Vogel's 8th grade math class used 3-D paper models and rice to show the relationship between the volume cylinders and cones. Pictured rom left to right Laura Nunez, Brienne Harris, and Meghan Tovrea.
Student of the Year
Mandeville Junior High announces that Anna Landry has been named the 2013-14 Student of the Year. She was selected by a committee of teachers for her excellence in academics, community involvement and leadership capabilities. Anna is a member of the National Jr. Honor Society, Patriot Buddies, Page by Page Writing Club, Student Council, Talented Art and the MJH Band.
Honor Roll Breakfast
Mandeville Junior High recently held its quarterly Honor Roll Breakfast. Parents and guests were invited to have breakfast with their student who made the Honor Roll for the 2nd Nine Weeks. FBI Special Agent Corey Harris was invited as the guest speaker. Special Agent Harris spoke to the parents and students about cyber safety. Pictured are Principal Mary Ann Cucchiara, Mary Francis Elliot, Dillon Hooter, William Tusa, Ashleigh Touchard and Special Agent Harris.
Julia Barnes, a Mandeville Junior High student, assists a child in her selection of toys at the annual Mandeville Police Department's Toy Giveaway. Julia, along with the other Builder's Club members, participated as Santa's elves for this event. Mrs. Barbara Liddell is the club sponsor at Mandeville Jr. High.
Patriot Prize Winner
Mandeville Junior High announced Jason Colombo as the December Patriot Prize Winner. Jason was given a Patriot Buck by Teresa Landrum for “Being There” and helping others. Jason was awarded a $25 gift certificate provided by the MJH PTA. Pictured are Jason Colombo and MJH Para-educator Teresa Landrum.
Dr. Martin Luther King Poster Contest
On Monday, January 20, 2014, at the Fuhrman Auditorium, Mandeville Jr. High 8th grader Piper Fullington and 7th grader Trevor Achee were honored during the Greater Covington's 26th Year Celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for their entries in the poster contest, Piper won 1st place in the 8th-12th grade category, and Trevor won 2nd place in the 4th-7th grade category. The theme of this year's celebration was "The Drum Major Instinct". Congratulations to MJH students Piper and Trevor!
Teens On Time
Mandeville Junior High recently held the Teens On Time (TOT) Reward Program. 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 and door prizes are awarded. Pictured are the winners of door prizes with the Assistant Principal. Pictured from left to right are Assistant Principal, Darlene Palliser, Jenna Stiles, Tanner Fanguy, Jonathan Hildalgo, Justin Zelenock and Isaac Holbrook.
PBIS Employee of the Month
Mandeville Junior High announced Mrs. Jodi Newman as PBIS Employee of the Month. Jodi is a 7th grade math teacher who lives the FISH Philosophy daily and always goes out of her way to “Make Someone’s Day”. Jodi received a small gift and a reserved parking spot. Pictured is Principal Mary Ann Cucchiara, right, with Jodi Newman, left.
Rising Star Award Winners
Mandeville Junior High's FIRST LEGO League Team 3504 recently participated in a local qualifying event. The team placed in the top 50% of the board competition and won the "Rising Star" award which is given to a Rookie team that is on the rise and are threatening to be top competitors. The team earned a spot at regional competition. Pictured here are members of the team, named "M Squared" which is short for Mandeville Mindstorms: Coach David Hyman, Kayla Martinez, Caijun Qin, Cliffton Cooper, Ross Nunez, Michael Sumera, Levi Howard, Kyle Currie, Dylan Hooter, and Richard Deidrich.
Patriot Prize Winner
Mandeville Junior High's Patriot Prize winner for December was Nicholas Marcombe. Patriot Prizes is part of the schools PBIS program to support positive behavior. Students earn Patriot Bucks for good behavior and acts of kindness. Ms. Tonya Thompson, 7th grade math teacher, gave Nicholas a Patriot Buck for having a positive attitude. Pictured are Principal Mary Ann Cucchiara, Nicholas Marcombe and Ms. Tonya Thompson.
Mandeville Junior High recently held its annual geography competition. Pictured are Darlene Palliser, Assistant Principal, William Dunford, 1st place and Porter Langdon, Runner Up. The competition was organized by Ms. Christine Whan, 8th grade Louisiana History teacher.
Math Dept. Fund Raiser
Mandeville Junior High’s Math Department recently held a fund raiser. Students who participated in the fundraiser were entered in a drawing for headphones. Pictured are the winners with the MJH Math Department Chairperson. From left to right are Ellen Breaux, Mrs. Lauren Vogel and Braeden Townsend. 7th grade Math teacher, Jodi Newman, organized the fundraiser.
Student Attendance Celebrated
Mandeville Junior High recently celebrated student attendance with its quarterly EXCEL event. Students who have zero missed instructional minutes for every school day are considered EXCEL students. The EXCEL Program is part of Mandeville Junior High’s PBIS Program. Students are rewarded with extra time at lunch, ice cream and door prizes. Pictured are the 7th grade winners of the door prizes with the Principal. From left to right are Evan Rowland, Manal Malik, Ms. Mary Ann Cucchiara, Trey Dorsett, Christian Rossi and Kailyn McWilliams.
Cafe' Role Play
Mandeville Junior High students in Ms. Zollinger’s Exploratory French classes participated in a Café Role Play. The students took turns taking the parts of waiters or waitresses and clients. Students gave orders in French. of course! Pictured from left to right are Brianna Li, Hayley Lynn Roberts, and Dane Isaac.
Cubed Wins Awards
Mandeville Junior High's FIRST LEGO League Team 3503 recently competed in a qualifying competition. The team, named "Cubed" by the students, finished fourth in the table competition and won an overall Core Values Award. The team has earned a spot at the regional competition based on their overall performance in all areas at the qualifying event. Pictured with the team awards, team flag, and team robot are Julian Thompson, William Rance Robertson, Erik Thompson, Jared Cates, Leith Reardon, Ben Walker, Tracey Martinez (Team Coach), and Jack Hollister. Not pictured is Christian Riddle.
EXCEL Students Rewarded
Mandeville Junior High recently celebrated student attendance with its quarterly EXCEL event. Students who have zero missed instructional minutes for every school day are considered EXCEL students. The EXCEL Program is part of Mandeville Junior High’s PBIS Program. Students are rewarded with extra time at lunch, ice cream and door prizes. Pictured are the 8th grade winners of the door prizes with the Principal. From left to right are Julian Thompson, Samuel Rowan, Devyn McCloskey, Principal Mary Ann Cucchiara, Cameron Cook, and Allen Alexander.
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.