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Storybook Character Day
Students at Whispering Forest Elementary recently enjoyed Storybook Character Day, a literacy celebration. Students (and adults) came dressed as their favorite book character.
Ms. Rebecca Priest’s kindergarten re-enacted a favorite story, The Mitten by Jan Brett.
Left to right are Emma Desormeaux, Manual Ayers, Anthony Stoutamire, Peyton Finnan, Gloria Chawki, Jeremy Ellis, Ben Guidry, Madison Brown, Mitchell Gibson and Nalani Moore.
Pictured left to right are Ava Canulette, Davod Thomas, Lilli'ana Castro, Lilly Simpson, Gipson Tousinau, Jake Tebbs, Emma Desormeaux, Tracey Bruce, Manual Ayers and Kenny Chauppette.
Enjoying Storybook Character Day are left to right, Ms. Meme Leonard, WFE Assistant Principal; Ms. Lacy Ellzey, WFE Librarian; Ms. Brandi Kendrick, WFE Resource Helping Teacher and guest Samantha Leonard.
Tripp Schroeder represented the Elf on the Shelf.
Mia Miller’s favorite storybook was Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Left to right, Nicholas Giardina and Brooklyn Bagwell represented Wizard of Oz characters.
Tracey Bruce and Kaleb Brightman show the reindeer sandwiches they made at their holiday party in Ms. Priest's kindergarten class at Whispering Forest Elementary.
Kenny Chauppette, Mitchell Gibson and Emma Desormeaux are excited about the patterned bracelets they created in Ms. Priest's kindergarten class at Whispering Forest Elementary.
The story of The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg was the focus of a special pajama day celebration at Whispering Forest Elementary. The children in Ms. Priest's kindergarten class took an imaginary trip on the Polar Express train to the North Pole and enjoyed delicious hot chocolate with cookies. Mrs. Kendrick, WFE's resource teacher, visited their classroom to hear about their favorite parts in the book.
3rd Graders Participate in Holiday Card Design Contest
Whispering Forest Elementary 3rd graders recently participated in Ochsner-Northshore Hospital's annual holiday card design contest. The following students were selected to have their card designs represent their school in the contest:
Front row, left to right: Nicolette Welch, Savanah Thomas, Isabella Magee, and Caroline Tebbs. Back row, left to right: Harley Barthel, Ethan Phillips, Erin Loudermilk, 2nd place winner; and Gage Blackwell.
Erin Loudermilk of Whispering Forest Elementary placed 2nd in the Ochsner-Northshore Hospital's annual holiday card design contest. Left to right, Erin Loudermilk and Ginny Shurlds, Whispering Forest Elementary Art Teacher.
Celebrating Veteran's Day
Whispering Forest Elementary honored members of the armed forces in a Veterans Day program. The program was directed by Mrs. Sandra Barnes, music teacher, and featured the 2nd grade and Pre-K classes. Pictured below are, front row, left to right, Shelbi Maddox, Caden Barrios, and Korian Biagas. Back row, left to right, are Alex Abercrombie, Chloe Canulette,and Reid Ellinwood.
Above: Pre-kindergarten students shown are Brooklyn Bectel and Chancellor John.
Wildfowl Festival Student Art Contest
The Louisiana Wildfowl Carvers & Collectors Guild held its annual Wildfowl Festival October 4th and 5th at the Castine Center. Third graders representing Whispering Forest Elementary in Slidell in the Student Art Contest were, front row, left to right, Erin Loudermilk, Hadley Schneider, and honorable mention recipients Savanah Thomas*, Natalie Wallis, and Ethan Phillips. Back row, left to right, Madison Stockstill, Nicolette Welch, Caylib Williams, Peter Truax, Sophia Weaver, Emani Cousin & Ramsey Hare.
Also representing Whispering Forest Elementary in Slidell in the Student Art Contest were Maya Juarez and Darius Jones.
Ice Bucket Challenge Raises Funds for ALS Awareness
It was an "icy" start to the school year for Whispering Forest Elementary's principal, Eric Sacks. In response to an Ice Bucket Challenge to raise funds for ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) , Mr. Sacks alllowed students to donate voluntarily. Pictured left to right are Assistant Principal MeMe Leonard, Sacks, and Resource Helping Teacher Brandi Kendrick The total amount raised by the students of Whispering Forest for the Ice Bucket Challenge was $513.72.