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April, 2014

 

 

 

 

Educator of Distinction

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Chahta-Ima’s PTA has chosen our 2014 Educator of Distinction. Nancy Blake will represent not only Chahta-Ima, but also St. Tammany Parish as one of ten Educators of Distinction for the state. Pictured left to right are Daphne Lowe, Nancy Blake, and Candice Gianelloni.

 

Substitute of the Year

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Chahta-Ima Elementary proudly recognized Jessica Sechrengost as our 2013-14 Substitute of the Year. Pictured left to rigth are Daphne Lowe, Jessica Sechrengost, and Austin Sechrengost.

 

Support Person of the Year

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Janice Clark was chosen to represent Chahta-Ima Elementary as Support Person of the Year by her colleagues. She is the best! Pictured left to right are Daphne Lowe and Janice Clark.

 

Teacher of the Year

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Ann Baham-James, a 3rd grade teacher at Chahta-Ima, is the school’s 2013-14 Teacher of the Year. Thanks for all your efforts for our students, Ms. James! Pictured left to right are Daphne Lowe and Ann Baham-James.

 



March, 2014

 

Character Awards

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Chahta-Ima students have been learning about the character trait cooperation. Pictured are students who were outstanding examples of this during the month of March. On the front row, from left to right, are Sacori Fleming, Gavin Williams, Janiya Dunnaway, Joci Flores, and Jodian Harrison. On the middle row, from left to right, are Sebastian Halley, Julian Adams, Kato Pichon, Eljay Sturcken, Brandon Parker, and Mitchell McGrew. On the bottom row, left to right, are Beau Brown, David Davis, Austin Sehlinger, Colby Ziegler, Abigail Leger, and William Anthony. Not pictured is Bartolo Romero and Briana Landor.

 


February, 2014

 

Character Awards

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Chahta-Ima students have been learning about trustworthiness. Pictured are students who were outstanding examples of this during the month of February. On the front row, left to right, are Makhi Dinet, Tyler Kinberger, Matthew Newton, Alanna Cousin, Laila Smith, and Eliyana Daughtry. On the middle row, left to right, are Logan Pearl, Matthew Ochoa, Jedidiah Broyard, Kayla Session, Kiley Gaines, Savannah Ducre, and Jaden Garrett. On the back row, from left to right, are Mykensie Bryant, Chevy Crockett, Damian Bennett, Christopher Collins, Devin Silve, Tracy Asbill, and Nyla Brooks.

 

February Math Mania

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Chahta-Ima students complete optional math homework each month from their Math Mania Calendars. Names of participating students are put into a drawing for their own pack of math manipulatives. February winners are (front row, left to right) Neveah Moore, Jedidiah Broyard, and Robert Jones. On the back row is Lauren Lott. Way to go Math Maniacs!

 

Black History Month Celebration

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Dozens of parents and guests turned out for our Black History Celebration on Monday, February 24, 2014. Awards were given out, students sang and played drums, and a short play was presented. To view photographs from the event, click here.

 

King and Queen

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Each carnival season, the Krewe of Chahta rolls through Chahta-Ima Elementary. This year’s King and Queen of Chahta, Chase Piazza and Alyssa Riche, were chosen through an essay contest. All 3rd graders wrote an essay about the leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King and incorporated their own leadership qualities into the essay. Volunteer judges came to choose the winners. Pictured left to right, front row, are Alyssa Riche and Chase Piazza. On the back row, left to right, are School Board Member Willie Jeter, Bakey Hoover, Shellie Savoy, and Pat Johnson. Not pictured is volunteer Bill Brady.

 

Caught Using the Fish

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Chahta-Ima students and staff have been busy Fishin’. Caught using the Fish! Philosophy for the weeks of February 14th and 21st are, frow row left to right, Bailey Hecker, Matthew Heroy, Matthew Ochoa, Michael Fayard, Chance Ducre, and Xi Williams. On the middle row, left to right, are Kato Pichon, Guy Naquin, Abby Leger, Blaze Dubroc, and Wyatt Stephens. On the back row, left to right, are Ann James, Jason Landor, Malaana Young, and Talley Darouse.

 

 

January Character Awards:

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Chahta-Ima students have been learning about using good manners. Pictured are students who were outstanding examples of this during the month of January. On the front row, left to right, are Arnold Magee, Devin Bernard, Evella Coner, Xi Williams, and Mathew Heroy. On the middle row, left to right, are Laila Cousin, Chancelor Parker, Nadia Villagomez, Justin Blanchard, Joey Shea, Katelynn Kahl, and Calvin Marrero. On the back row, left to right, are Camryn Hurst, Chloe Ducre, Austin Waguespack, Tony Colbert, Lauren Lott, and Caleb Thomas.

 

Caught Using the Fish

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Chahta-Ima students and staff have been busy Fishin’. Caught using the Fish! Philosophy for the weeks of January 31st and February 7th are on the front row, left to right, Curtis Newton, Annalise Hoke, Mitchell McGrew, Michael Fontenot, William Anthony, Rajaheim Mills, Khloe Fontenot. On the middle row, left to right, are Charles Auxilien, Nadia Villagomez, Olivia Stevenson, Heaven Tyson, Brandon Garrett, and Damien Bennett. On the back row, left to right, are Yahaira Arbella and Laura Leger.

 

January Math Mania

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Chahta-Ima students complete optional math homework each month from their Math Mania Calendars. Names of participating students are put into a drawing for their own pack of math manipulatives. January winners are, on the front row is Lukas Ledford; on the middle row, left to right, are Reagan Robinson and Tahirah Ducre, and on the back row is Abbygail Casnave. Way to go Math Maniacs!

 

Chahta-Ima Parade

Chahta-Ima Parade will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 2:15 p.m. Third grade students will be led on a parade around the school grounds. CIE students are represented by a king and queen who were chosen based on essays they wrote about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s leadership as well as their own.

 

Black History Month

Black History Month Program will be held on Monday, February 24, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. Students from several grade levels will perform songs, dance, and poetry written by African Americans as well as a brief skit celebrating the many ways African Americans have contributed to the lives of all Americans.

 

 

Family Literacy Night

Every reader is a star at our annual Chahta-Ima Family Literacy Night! Parents, students, teachers, and other community members took part in a variety of “make & take” activities designed to assist parents when they are working on literacy skills with their children.

 

 


January, 2014

 

Caught Fishing

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Chahta-Ima students and staff have been busy Fishin’. Caught using the Fish! Philosophy for the weeks of January 10th and 17th are: front row, left to right, Neveah Moore, Curtis Newton, Alexandria Batiste , Francini Cifuentes, Quinton Stevenson, and Janai Johnson . Middle row, left to right, Alexis Daniels, Joshua Kern, Malaana Young, El’Ghyn Sargent, and Destiny James. Bottom row, left to right, Amy Bordelon, Ethan Silve, and Brea Rainey.

 


December, 2013

 

Character Trait Kindness

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Chahta-Ima students have been learning about the character trait kindness. Pictured are students who were outstanding examples of this character trait during the month of December. On the front row, from left to right, are Mason Lane, TyLynn Batiste, Kaleb Hayes, Liana Levy, Gavin Williams, and Trentin Smith. On the middle row, from left to right, are Kaylee Rogers, Akeelah Batiste, Gavin Bech, Jileah Moody, Cameron Brown, and Adrian Montoya. On the back row, from left to right, are Gabriel Mandichak-Bowmaster, Michael Lewis, Maria Joseph, Trinity Batiste, Heaven Tyson, and Rhett Rosiere. Not Pictured is Anna Blenet.

 

Character Trait Examples

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Chahta-Ima students have been learning about the character trait responsibility. Pictured are students who were outstanding examples of this character trait during the month of November. On the front row, from left to right, are Louis Davis, Savannah Fontenot, Breanna Williams, Kenleigh Howard, Regan Roberts, Eliyana Daughtry, Shawn Brown, Charles Auxilien. On the middle row, from left to right, are Ashanti Sylvas, Kayla Batiste, Mykensie Bryant, Logan Gray, Jaydin Cousin, and Karona Pellegrin. On the back row, from left to right, are Destiny Sikes, Aeryal Rainey, Abbygail Casnave, Brandon Garrett, Alexis Daniels, and Ethan Silve.

 


November, 2013

 

Caught Fishing

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Chahta-Ima students and staff have been busy Fishin’. Caught using the Fish! Philosophy for the weeks of November 8th and November 15th are, front row, left to right, Blaze Dubroc, Curtis Newton, Justin Brion, Kyrsten Cousin, and Cody Pichon. On the middle row, left to right, are Reagan Roberts, Ethan Silve, Josh Kern, Eljay Sturcken, Rylee Durham, Nyla Brooks, and Emma Smith. On the back row, left to right, are Yahaira Arbella and Laura Leger.

 

Black and Gold

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October, 2013

 

 

Math Mania

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Chahta-Ima students complete optional math homework each month from their Math Mania Calendars. Names of participating students are put into a drawing for their own pack of math manipulatives. October winners are, left to right, Joy Ducre, El’Ghyn Sargent, and Heaven Tyson. Not pictured is Gianni Arsaga. Way to go Math Maniacs!

 

Caught Using the Fish Philosophy

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Chahta-Ima students and staff have been busy Fishin’. Caught using the Fish! Philosophy for the weeks of October 25th and November 1st are, front row left to right, Austin Sechrengost, Xi Williams, Evella Coner, Michael Fayard, and Samiya Ordone. middle row left to right Logan Kern, BeverlyRose Price, Maria Joseph, Reagan Ziegler, Tyler Ransom, and Kato Pichon. In the back is Phyllis Ducre.

 

Respect

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Chahta-Ima students have been learning about the character trait respect. Pictured are students who were outstanding examples of this character trait during the month of October. On the front row, from left to right, are Lacy Asbill, Greg Cusimano, Tayler Helbach, Michael Fayard, Rajaheim Mills, and Frankie Faciane. On the middle row, from left to right, are Devyn Hilton, Owen Smith, Brock Howard, Logan DeSoto, Bryce Stigler, Tyler Kustenmacher, and Maya Stubbs. On the back row, from left to right, are Logan Gray, Alania Roberts, Kamrie Sylve, Lauren Lopez, Mia Archer, Patience Cox, and Chloe Ducre.

 

Colors of Energy

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Chahta-Ima Elementary School 3rd graders created an experiment to answer the question, "Do some colors absorb more energy from the sun than others?" They used four cups of water, leaving one clear and adding blue, red, and yellow food coloring to the others. They determined after measuring the changes in water temperature that darker colors absorb more energy from the sun. Students plan to extend their learning by placing thermometers in cars that are different colors to see if their data will stay the same. Pictured is 3rd grade teacher Denise LaBella explaining the process to Corey Kustenmacher, Blaze Dubroc, and Harrison Martin.

 

Reading Challange Pizza Party

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Mrs. James’ third grade class at Chahta-Ima read the most books during the first nine weeks of the school year and won a pizza party sponsored through the Mandeville Rotary Club's Reading Challenge. Pictured on back row from left to right are Ann Baham-James and Ben Motion; middle left to right Sophia Dickens and Alania Roberts, and in front is Matthew Newton.

 

Family Math Night

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Chahta-Ima Elementary families and faculty celebrated math on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, with the annual Family Math Night. Families learned a variety of math games to do at home to support math education. Pictured is 3rd grade teacher Yahaira Arbella showing students Austin Sehlinger and Sophia Dickens an addition game.

 

Dictionaries Donated

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The Bayou Republican Women’s Group generously donated a dictionary to every Chahta-Ima student on October 18, 2013.  Representatives from the group presented the dictionaries to the students. Pictured are, front row left to right, Beverlyrose Price, Damian Bennett, Kayla Session, and Chase Piazza. Back row, left to right, Pat Johnson and Dale Neale.

 

Caught Using the Fish

Chahta-Ima students and staff have been busy Fishin’. Caught using the Fish! Philosophy for the weeks of September 27th and October 3rd are front row, left to right, Bailey Hecker and Adrian Montoya. On the middle row, left to right, are Tayler Helbach, Katelyn Padilla, Jaden Garrett, Kyla Lindsey, and Jade Brown. On the back row, from left to right, are Abby Leger, LaTanya Alfred, Kayla Session, Kimberly Gleber, Chloe Ducre, and Tyler Kustenmacher.

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Chahta-Ima students and staff have been busy Fishin’. Caught using the Fish! Philosophy for the weeks of October 10th and October 18th are (front row, left to right) Jerry Musgrove, Katelynn Padilla, Alana Landor, and Rajaheim Mills. Middle row, left to right, Conner Ogden, Curtis Batiste, Nyla Brooks, Elronay Martin, and Cameron Brown. Back row, left to right, Kimberly Gleber, Ann James, and Heaven Tyson. Not pictured: Michael Fayard and Patience Cox.

 


September, 2013

 

Self Control

Chahta-Ima students have been learning about the character trait self-control. Pictured are students who were outstanding examples of this character trait during the month of September. On the front row, left to right, are Isaac Barto and Alana Landor.  On the second row, left to right, are Hunter Mullen, Emma Smith, Michael Fontenot, Janai Johnson, Terranay Poole, and Francini Cifuentes. On the third row, left to right, are Jaden Garrett, Mattalynne Bruckhart, Braxton Rosiere, Destiny James, Brea Rainey, and Hunter Thomas. On the back row, left to right, are Christopher Collins, Corey Kustenmacher, Sophia Dickens, Martina Stubbs, and Antoine Labostrie. Not pictured is Paris Ordone.

 

Fish Philosophy Standouts

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Chahta-Ima students and staff have been Fishing around campus. Caught using the FISH! Philosophy for the weeks of Sept 13th and 20th are, front row, left to right, Hunter Mullen, Elijah Kerwin, Mikayla Touchet, Reagan Roberts, Tyler Kustenmacher, and Chloe Coner. On the middle row, left to right, are Milena Randolph, Tyler Ransom, Josh Kern, Alex Cousin, and Rhylee Durham. In the back is LaTanya Alfred.

 

 

 

 

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