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May, 2012

 

DAR & DA Awards

Mandeville Junior High students were awarded certificates at the school's annual end of year Academic Awards Ceremony. The Daughters of the American Revolution and the District Attorney's Office presented awards for outstanding citizenship and leadership. Pictured are (L-R) Mackenzie Manuel, 7th DA Award; Jannah Boudreaux, DAR Award; and Cameron Ellis, 8th DA Award.

 

Duke Talent Found

Mandeville Jr. High School seventh grade student, Lindsey Licciardi, was recently presented with Grand Recognition and State Recognition awards in the Duke Talent Search Program sponsored by Duke University. Ms. Kathy Glaser, MJH Counselor is the school coordinator for the program.

 

Volleyball Championship

Mandeville Junior High boys recently won the Parish Volleyball Championship for the large schools division. MJH defeated Fontainebleau Jr. High for the championship. From left to right are Brant Jambon, Connor Lockhart, Riley Stephens, Kyle Lockhart, Jacob Abdo(holding trophy), Spencer Hollander, Sean Pedersen, Alex Hollander, Chris Sherlock, and Coach Janice Evans.

 

Spring Concert

Mandeville Junior High’s band recently performed their Spring concert for parents and friends. Pictured is Mr. Brian Albus, a student teacher from Southeastern Louisiana University and his Supervising Teacher and MJH Band Director, Ms. Jennifer Pulling.

Badminton Tournament

Mandeville Jr. High recently held a 7th Grade badminton tournament following a badminton unit in physical education classes.  Winners of the tournament are: (left to right) Alex Hollander and Evan Esquerre.  The Mandeville Jr. High 7th Grade P.E. teachers are Janice Evans and Diane Rodrigue.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Mandeville Junior High's Student Council treated the faculty and staff to a wonderful breakfast to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. Pictured are Monica Pierce, Karen Griggs and Brenda Pennington. Student Council is sponsored by Ms. Christine Whan.

 


April, 2012

Fish Philosophy

Mandeville Junior High students in Mrs. Lilia Cleland's Spanish Elective class showed the spirit of the FISH Philosophy during their lesson on Spanish adjectives. Pictured are Katy Crosby, Ryan Nader, Spencer Hollander, Nick Lagalante, Brooke Bergeron and Tyler Colegrove.

 


March, 2012

Pickleball Tourney

Mandeville Junior High's seventh grade students held a pickleball tournament. The winners from each Physical Education class competed for the championship title. This year's winners were Alec Penot and Seth McCullen.

Sixth Grade Night

Mandeville Junior High held its annual "6th Grade Night." Parents of future Patriots were invited to school to meet with elective teachers, club sponsors, coaches and teachers of special programs to get information about the school. Mrs. Tracey Martinez is speaking to the parents about her Gateway To Technology (GTT) class that is offered as an elective. Pictured are (left to right) Tracey Martinez, Michele Thompson, Robin Ferguson, and Victoria Robicheaux.

Teens on Time

Mandeville Junior High rewarded their 7th Grade TOT Students (Teens On Time) with extra lunch and door prizes. In order to be a TOT, you cannot have any to-school tardies for an entire nine week period. The five door prize winners are pictured with the Assistant Principal. Pictured are Alex Sherman, Rebecca Degeneres, Holly Rodgers, Mrs. Darlene Palliser, Phoebe Martin, and Jack Collier.

Mandeville Junior High rewarded their 8th Grade TOTS (Teens On Time) with extra lunch and door prizes. In order to be a TOT, you cannot have any to-school tardies for an entire nine week period. The five door prize winners are pictured with the Principal. Pictured are (left to right) Andrew Yoli, Adam Danos, Ms. Mary Ann Cucchiara, Austin Windom, Jacob Hoffman, and Cameron Spurgeon.

Tree Planted

Seventh grade students at Mandeville Junior High planted a Japanese magnolia tree on their campus recently. The tree was placed in recognition of a class trip to see the movie, The Lorax, which encourages children to plant trees and to make positive changes in the environment. Pictured are Megan Walker, Jack Collier, Darren Pierre and Sophie Branch.

 

Substitute Appreciation Day

Mandeville Junior High celebrated Substitute Appreciation Day. Substitutes were given gifts and treated to lunch at school. Pictured are Josh Edwards, substitute, Karen Corales, MJH secretary, and Josh Edwards, substitute.

 

DEA Career Visit

Mandeville Junior High students received a visit from the Drug Enforcement Administration as a part of the school's career education activities. Several representatives from the DEA spoke to the students about a career as an agent. Pictured in the back are Mrs. Natalie Scalia, Special Agent Scalia, Spencer Knight, Austin Dalton, Mrs. Darlene Palliser, Assistant Principal. The front row: Andrew Trammell, Jordan Jones and Special Agent Spitchley.

Pizza Perfect

Mandeville Junior High students in Leigh Ann Laughry's Home Economics class are learning how to make pizza from scratch. Pictured are Melissa Winston and Reilly Johnson.

PBIS Person of the Month

Mandeville Junior High announced Mrs. Teresa Landrum as PBIS Person for the Month of March. Mrs. Landrum lives the Fish Philosophy on a daily basis by being there, choosing her attitude, having fun and making someone’s day! She was presented with a token gift of appreciation and she will enjoy parking in the designated PBIS parking spot near the front of the school. Pictured are (left to right) Teresa Landrum and Principal Mary Ann Cucchiara.

 

Composer's Tea

Mandeville Junior High students in Dana Guidroz's classes participated in a "Composer's Tea." Students gave presentations and performed musical pieces for parents and guests. Pictured are Liam Oliver and his mother, Robin Perkins. Liam performed Haydn's Concerto in C Major for Oboe and Piano.

 

Patriot Prize Winner

Mandeville Junior High congratulates Mia Dubroc for being the February Patriot Prize winner. Ms. Celeste Porche gave the Patriot Buck to Mia for helping in the library. Mia was rewarded with a $25 gift card and Ms. Porsche with a $5 gift card. The award is a part of the school's PBIS program. Pictured above are (left to right) Ms. Celeste Porche and Mia Dubroc.

Jerseys for Jeremy

Mandeville Junior High participated in Jerseys For Jeremy, a fundraiser benefiting the Jeremy Hebert Defibrillator Fund. Pictured are Mandeville Jr. High students who participated: Left to right, Dalton Deckwa, Amy Saldana, and Javonte Menina.

Clearing Hurdles

Mandeville Junior High students are learning to run hurdles in Coach Janice Evan's PE classes. Pictured is 7th grade student, Austin Janes.

 

Cheerleaders Visit

Mandeville Junior High enjoyed a visit by the Mandeville High School Cheerleaders. They performed and answered questions about upcoming tryouts at the high school. Pictured are Bethany Borgstede, Meredith Scelfo, Mary Frances Unger, Elise Ferrer, Andie Flanigan, Kelsey Liggio and Sophie Sharp. The Mandeville Jr. High Cheerleader Sponsor is Mrs. Natalie Scalia.

 


February, 2012

 

Mardi Gras Culture

Mandeville Junior High students in Mr. Keith Williams' Louisiana History classes created Mardi Gras projects and displays as a part of the study of local culture. Pictured are Mallory Everett, Kara McNeely, Mr. Williams, Ryker Rowe, and Claytin Goss.

 

Black History Month

Mandeville Junior High students celebrated Black History Month by participating in various classroom activities. The band learned about the African American influence on music and other classes chose quotes, poetry, art projects, research or studied literature involving influential Black Americans. Pictured are Sarah Kate Casey and Benjamin Bordelon who recited poetry in Mrs. Mary Ruli's 7th grade English class.

 

Substitute of the Year

Mandeville Junior High is proud to announce Robbie Edgerson as "Substitute of the Year." Mrs. Edgerson has worked for the St. Tammany Parish School System since 1991. She has been subbing in a long term position at Mandeville Junior High since September of this year. Mrs. Edgerson was selected by her co-workers for her positive attitude and dedication to the students of Mandeville Jr. High.

Frog Dissecting

Mandeville Junior High students in Ms. Rhonda Bradley's 7th grade Life Science classes dissected frogs as a part of the curriculum. Pictured are Eleanor Robinson and Amanda Schehr.

Mardi Gras Design

Students in Ms. Christine Whan's class at Mandeville Junior High completed a Mardi Gras project for their Louisiana History Class. The students had a choice to design and create one of the following: a brochure, a doubloon or a t-shirt. Pictured are Julia Arguelles, Jace Rollman, Chelsey Jones and Kyle Snyder, holding some examples of the projects.


January, 2012

Patriot Prize

Mandeville Junior High's Patriot Prize winner for the month of January is Kyle Lockhart. When his Patriot Buck was pulled, he was rewarded with a gift certificate. Kyle is pictured with Coach Jeremy Picone who issued the Patriot Buck to Kyle. The Patriot Prize is a part of the school's Positive Behavior Support Program.

 

Person of the Month

Mandeville Junior High announced teacher Teri Kliebert as the January PBIS Person of the Month. Mrs. Kliebert was given a gift of appreciation and will enjoy a reserved parking spot at school. Pictured are Principal Mary Ann Cucchiara on the left and Teri Kliebert.

 

Vision and Hearing

Seventh grade students at Mandeville Junior High had a vision and hearing screening recently. Pictured is Jack Allen with parent volunteer, Mrs. Susan Eisman.

 

Science Fair Winners

The students pictured in the attachment are the 1st Place winners of the MJH Science Fair held on January 27th.

Pictured from left to Right (Top) Liam Oliver, Hannah LeBlanc, Mary Unger, Alex Boudreaux, and Nick Mejia. Pictured from left to Right (bottom) Caleigh Sullivan, Daniel Rockwell, Damon Koukoutchos, Halley Jones, and Emma Knight.

 

The students shown (left to right) above are the 1st and 2nd Place Overall winners of the Mandeville Jr. High Science Fair held Friday, January 27, 2012. Left, Emma Knight - 2nd Place Overall (category- chemistry) Right: Damon Koukoutchos - 1st Place Overall (category- physics)

 

Student of the Year

Mandeville Junior High announced Shalin Bhatt is the 2011-12 Student of the Year. He will go on to compete at the district and state level. Shalin is very involved in school and community activities. He is the MJH Band Captain, and he is a member of the SADD Club, Builder's Club, Friends of Rachel Club, MJH Student Council and Patriot Buddies Club.

 

 

 

 

Honor Roll Breakfast

Mandeville Junior High held it PTA sponsored Honor Roll Breakfast for the second nine weeks grading period. Special guest, Ryan C. Lowe, spoke to the students and congratulated their accomplishments. Pictured are Cal Naughton, Tyler Colegrove, Daniel Rockwell, Mr. Ryan Lowe, Madison Kerth, Hannah Leblanc, and Katya Opel. Mr. Lowe is a motivational speaker and author.

Banner Artwork

Mandeville Junior High student, Morgan Tiller's artwork was chosen to be used on the banner for the Empty the Bowl/Fill the Bowl Charity Fundraiser. She is pictured with Talented Art Teacher Mary-Elaine Bernard.

 

Award of Excellence

Mandeville Junior High student Ian Hebert won an Award of Excellence at the District Level for his PTA Reflections Literature entry. His entry is going on to compete at the state level.

Dance Team Extreme

Olivia Wong, Captain of the Mandeville Jr. High Dance Team, recently won 1 st place for her solo at the American All-Star State Dance Team Competition held in the Cajun Dome in Lafayette, LA.

The Mandeville Jr. High Dance Team ensemble won 2nd place in the state with their circus themed routine performed at the American All-Star State Dance Team Competition. Members of the ensemble are:  First row – Brianna Dobson, Morgan Rumsey, Ali Laiche, Elise Broussard. Second row: Lexi Ellefson, Kendall Duncan, Olivia Wong, Maddie Schmidt, and Raegan Bouza. Mrs. Ann Stocker is the Mandeville Junior High Dance Team sponsor.

Honor Band Members

The LMEA District IX Junior High Honor Band clinic and concert took place at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond on January 19 - 21. Pictured are Mandeville Jr. High School band students who auditioned and were selected to participate in the honor band under the direction of guest conductor, Mr. Paul Frechou. Ms. Jennifer Pulling is the band director for the Mandeville Jr. High School. Pictured from left to right are Nick Mejia, Liam Oliver, Daniel Rockwell, Shalin Bhatt, Alex Thompson, Amanda Lucas, and Josh Costa.

 

Youth Amplified

Amplify Youth performed at Mandeville Jr. High on Monday, Jan. 23rd. The performance included music and skits to spread the message of staying drug and alcohol free. Pictured in the back are Amplify performers and former MJH Patriots, Annah Beal, Gabrielle Napier, Allyse Drinkard. In the front are current MJH 8th grade students, Alina Smith, Julia Souza and Stiles King.

100th Day of School

Mandeville Junior High students in Jodi Newman and Julie Simon's math classes celebrated the 100th day of school with a competition. Students were challenged to estimate the weight of one hundred Starbursts. Students who won were awarded a bag of Starbursts. Pictured are (back row) Murphy Carpenter, Adam Zulli, Ian Braun, Ella Blossman, and Emily Boylan. On the front row are Peyton Mercola, Rachel Eiland, and Sophie Branch.

 

District Honor Jazz Band

Mandeville Junior High had two band students make the District Honor Jazz Band for the 2011-2012 school year: Harrison Williams and Ryan Ehrlicher. The Honor Jazz clinic/concert will take place in the beginning of February at Fontainebleau High School. The MJH Band Director is Ms. Jennifer Pulling.

 

Graphing The Game

Mandeville Junior High students in Lauren Vogel's math classes created a graph with their prediction of the BCS Championship game. Pictured are Luke Butler and Mallory Everett.

Hot Cocoa Party

Mary Ruli's 7th grade class at Mandeville Junior High was rewarded with a "Hot Cocoa Party" for being the class to donate the most slippers to the Student Council's annual slipper drive. Almost 70 percent of this class contributed to the school's donation. Pictured are Evan Cook, Kearby Stiles, Margaret Larsen, Maghee McMullen, Shane Seeger and Harrison Williams. The slippers were donated to a local retirement home.

 

RHT Retires

Mrs. Janet Manint, the Resource Helping Teacher of Mandeville Junior High, retires after over 35 years of service in education. Mrs. Manint was Mandeville Jr. High's Teacher of the Year in 1989-90.

 

 

 

Spanish Songs Entertain

Max Prosper and Alex Hollander spread some holiday cheer around Mandeville Junior High. The Spanish I elective students in Ms. Angie Vizzuett's class sang songs in Spanish to kick off the PTA's teacher luncheon for the teachers.

 

Powder Puff Game

Mandeville Junior High recently held a 7th grade vs. 8th grade Powder Puff game. Pictured are members of the 8th grade team, Chloe Batiquin, Dane Gilmore, Bethany Borgstede, Olivia Wong, Morgan Rumsey and Maddie Schmidt.

 

 


December, 2011

Employee of the Month

Mandeville Junior High congratulates teacher, Mary Ruli for being selected as the PBIS Employee of the Month! Mary lives the Fish Philosophy on a daily basis at MJH by "making their day" and "choosing her attitude". Mary was presented with a small token of appreciation and she will enjoy a reserved parking spot for the month of January. Congratulations Mary!

Anti-Bully Poster Contest

Mandeville Junior High's Positive Behavior and Supports Intervention Committee held an anti bully poster contest to help reach the objective of raising awareness of different types of bullying. The 7th grade winner was Finn Bicknell and 8th grade winner was Jessica Saeli. Each winner received a $25 gift certificate.

Waffle Treat

Mandeville Junior High's Student Council treated the faculty and staff to a Waffle House breakfast in the school library. (L-R) Robin Keys and Alainna Haddad (pictured) along with Waffle House staff served breakfast. The teacher sponsor of the Student Council is Ms. Christine Whan.

Patriot Prize Winner

Mandeville Junior High congratulates Jonathan Fritz for being the December Patriot Prize winner. Mr. Anthony Nichols gave him the Patriot Buck. Jonathan and Mr. Nichols were rewarded with gift cards. Pictured above are Jonathan and Mr. Nichols.

 

Door Decorating

Mandeville Junior High's Positive Behavior and Interventions Support (PBIS) Committee sponsored a holiday door decorating contest. The overall 1st place winner was Marie Pennington's classroom door. Pictured are Mrs. Deidre Hatrell and Marie Pennington.

Slipper Drive

Mandeville Junior High's Student Council sponsored a slipper drive recently. Seventy pair of slippers were delivered to the Pontchartrain Health Care Center. Pictured are Cal Naughton, Alexis Sonnier, Madison Kerth, Julia James, Michael Seenappa, Erin Geohagan, Finn Bicknell, Erin Vick and Elizabeth Tucker. Student Council's faculty sponsor is Ms. Christine Whan.

Broadcast Fundraiser

Students on the Mandeville Jr. High broadcast team recently participated in a poinsettia fundraiser to raise money to support the school’s broadcast program.  Dylan Warder (left) and Kiera Reardon (right) were the top winners in the sales program.  They received prizes and gift cards as rewards for outstanding participation.

 

What's Cooking in Spanish Class?

As a culminating activity in the study of Hispanic countries and culture, the students in Mrs. Lilia Cleland's Spanish Classes at Mandeville Jr. High researched special dishes, presented their findings, and enjoyed a "tasting" of Hispanic cuisine.

Pictured are Mrs. Lilia Cleland, Corinne Dennison, Mia Dubroc, Jordan Abdo, Avery Ferguson, Alison Bonner and Nicholas Ernst.

 

Rachel's Challenge

Mandeville Junior High held an assembly called "Rachel's Challenge." The purpose of the presentation was to inspire students to start a "chain reaction of kindness". Pictured are Mia Brumfield, Alexandria Lawlor, the guest speaker, Bill Sanders, Andre' Vander and Shane Seeger.

Builders Club Food Drive

Mandeville Junior High's Builder's Club recently conducted a non-perishable food drive for the Samaritan Center. Students generously donated more than 1000 food items for the Center. The 7th Grade class donating the most items was Mrs. Judy Carollo's homeroom and the 8th Grade class with the most donations was Mrs. Teri Kleibert's homeroom.

Pictured are Ms. Cheyvone Patterson, Alyss Hooper, Emily Barrett, Emily Knight, Sadie Thompson, Mrs. Barbara Liddell (club sponsor) Kyle Lockardt, Walter White (Samaritan Center volunteer), and Lizzy Taylor.

 

 

PBIS Employee of Month

Mandeville Junior High's PBIS Employee of the Month is Cindy Olivier, recognized for living the the FISH Philosophy. She was presented with a small gift of appreciation and she will enjoy a reserved parking spot at the front of the school. Thank you to all employees for Choosing Your Attitude, Being There, Making Someone’s Day and for having FUN. Mrs. Olivier is pictured with the Principal, Mary Ann Cucchiara.

 

 


November, 2011

 

International Night Skit

The Mandeville Junior High French Club performed a skit at International Night held at Southeastern Louisiana University on Monday, November 14th. The buffet and variety show is held annually to celebrate International Education Week. The event also raises funds for scholarships awarded by the Department of Languages and Communication to Southeastern Louisiana University students planning to study abroad. The MJH French Club students were the featured act for the event, as they actively brought the French language into the community. Back Row (left to right): Anne Blundell, Remy Graivshark, Cameron Ellis, Julia James, Sydney Kerr, Mary Frances Christopher, and Stella Miller. Front Row (left to right): Aulia Tanuwikanda, Sydney Tardy, Kaelyn Bourgeois, Ellie Stevens, Hope Winchell, Hallie Jones, and Madame Mootoo-Robertson, event coordinator.

 

Patriot Prize

Mandeville Junior High congratulates Savannah Weisensee for being the November Student Patriot Prize winner. Mrs. Lisa Chotto gave the Patriot Buck to Savannah for helping in class. Savannah was rewarded with a $25 gift card. Pictured above are Mrs. Chotto and Savannah. This is a part of the school's Positive Behavior Program.

Door Decorations

Mandeville Jr. High teachers enjoyed participating in a friendly door decoration contest for the holidays. Shown in this picture is Mrs. Monica Pierce, 7th grade teacher, putting finishing touches on her classroom door.

Poinsettia Sale

Mandeville Junior High's Broadcast Team recently held their annual Poinsettia Sale Fundraiser. The money earned is used to repair and purchase new equipment used for their daily newscast. Pictured are some of the students who sold the most, Kiera Reardon, Lauren Latino, Olivia Wong, Dylan Warder and Denise Frantz. WMJH is sponsored by Teri Kliebert and Ms. Celeste Porche.

Wing It

Mandeville Junior High faculty and staff held their November "Wing It." Pictured are "wing-mates" Marsha Bianchini, Lisa Chotto, Jackie Sandoz, Angie Vizzuett, Candyce Watsey, Monica Pierce, Beulah Penn and Peggy Rowell.

Earth Science

Students enrolled in 8th Grade Earth Science classes experienced an on-site field trip. As part of their unit on rocks and minerals, the students "mined" for rocks. Pictured are Robert Burbank and Reese Fogarty of Ms. Ann Stocker's class.

Veterans Day Breakfast

Mandeville Junior High Student Government Officers served breakfast to veterans on Veterans Day before the assembly. Randy Butters, Division Manager and Mr. Derrick Hooper, Senior Vice President for the Gulf Coast region of Waffle House, generously donated food, time and staff to help the students. Pictured are Lamar Burnett, Madison Kerth, Mr. Derrick Hooper, and Alyss Hooper.

Teens on Time

Mandeville Jr. High School rewarded their TOTS (Teens on Time) with extra lunch time and door prizes. In order to be a TOT, students cannot have any before school tardies for the entire first nine week grading period. The five door prize winners are pictured with Principal Mary Ann Cucchiara. Pictured are, from left to right, Lauren Amiss, Paris Rooney, Ms. Cucchiara, Guy Lecompte, Addison Rosenau, and Lauren Decote. The TOT Program is a part of the school's Positive Behavior Program.

Patriot's Pen

Mandeville Junior High student, Amin Izadpanah, placed second in the VFW's Patriot's Pen Essay Contest. Mrs. Karen Griggs is Amin's teacher.

Excel Winners

Mandeville Junior High rewarded its 8th grade EXCEL winners with extra lunch time, frozen treats and door prizes. EXCEL students did not miss any instructional minutes during the first nine weeks. The students had no tardies, no check-outs and no absences. The door prize winners are pictured with the MJH Principal. Pictured are Damon Koukoutchos, Kyle Lockhart, Kayla Jackson, Ms. Mary Ann Cucchiara, Andrew Hurst and Connor Lockhart.

 

It All Adds Up!

Faculty members at Mandeville Junior High dressed in costumes related to their curriculum for Halloween. Mary Dempre, a math teacher, dressed as a calculator.

 

 

Fundraiser Winners

Students on the Mandeville Junior High broadcast team recently participated in a poinsettia sales fundraiser to raise money that will be used to purchase new equipment for the school’s inhouse broadcast program. Dylan Warder (left) and Kiera Reardon (right) were the top salespeople in the program. They received prizes and gift cards from Barnes & Noble, Backyard Burger, About Face, Tiffany Sports Center, Bop’s, Sonic, and Hollywood Theater. Thanks to these local merchants for their donations and to everyone who purchased poinsettias to support our school.

All State Choir

Two Mandeville Junior High students recently qualified for the Louisiana All State Choir. The students are Sofia Oprea (7th) and Morgan Tiller (8th). Mrs. Cindy Oliver is the MJH Choir Director.

EXCEL Winners

Mandeville Junior High rewarded its 7th grade EXCEL winners with extra lunch time, frozen treats and door prizes. EXCEL students did not miss any instructional minutes during the first nine weeks grading period. The EXCEL Program is a part of the school's Positive Behavior Program. The door prize winners are pictured with the MJH Principal. Pictured are Matthew Spitchley, Marlene McGraw, Catherine West, Ms. Mary Ann Cucchiara, Megan Walker and Ryan Ehrlicher .

Purple & Gold Day

Mandeville Junior High students showed their support for LSU before the big Bama game by having a Purple and Gold Day. Pictured are Kara McNeely, Alex Boudreaux and Elizabeth Hardgrave wearing LSU colors. This event was sponsored by the MJH Positive Behavior Program.

Talented Class Visits NOMA

Mandeville Junior High students enrolled in Talented Art classes recently visited the New Orleans Museum of Art. The students were looking at pottery to get ideas for bowls they were going to make in class. The trip was funded by the Brown Foundation through a service learning grant that was awarded to the school this year. Pictured are 8th grade students Keshav Ananth, Katy Crosby, Marshall Tranchina and Ada Marion. The Art Teacher is Mary-Elaine Bernard.


October, 2011

 

Pizza Party Honors

Mandeville Junior High students celebrated academic success with a pizza party. Mrs. Jodi Newman's second hour had the highest class average of the 7th grade Honors classes taught by Newman. Pictured are (left to right) Taylor Thorne, Elizabeth Crain, Brandi Bundy and Kendall Duncan.

 

Picnic Table Painting

Mandeville Junior High students spruced up the campus by painting the tables in the picnic area on Saturday, October 15, 2011. Pictured are Keshav Ananth and Sean Pedersen.

Art Club

Mandeville Junior High school's Talented Art teacher, Mary Elaine Bernard started a new Art Club this year. The students meet after school to learn and create artistic pieces. The students are shown decorating their hand-made pottery. Pictured are Kaelyn Bourgeois, Ms. Bernard, Dominique Thompson, Kayleigh Tutt, and Megan Sonnier.

Score Celebrated

Mandeville Jr. High Faculty and Staff celebrated school success and school performance scores with cake and refreshments. Teachers, students and administration work together to improve academics throughout the school year. Pictured are (L-R): Ms. Louise Zollinger, Ms. Tametha Anderson, Mrs. Monica Pierce, Principal Mary Ann Cucchiara, Ms. Christine Whan and Mrs. Angie Vizzuett.

Spanish Culture

Mandeville Junior High students in Mrs. Angie Vizzuett's Spanish class welcomed a guest speaker to MJH and enjoyed refreshments. Mr. Gilberto Cacho spoke to the students about Spanish culture and language. In the back are (L-R) Sidney Taylor, Austin Dalton, Lindsey Reardon. In the front are (L-R) Robbie Mason, Sarah Casey, Mrs. Jollie Cacho, Mr. Gilberto Cacho, and Grant Gonzalez.

Employee of the Month

Mandeville Junior High congratulates Mrs. Anna Porte for being selected MJH’s PBIS FISH Employee of the Month. Anna lives the FISH PHILOSOPHY everyday at MJH and we appreciate all that she does to “Make Our Day”! Anna was given a small gift of appreciation and she will enjoy parking in the designated PBIS parking spot for the month of October. Pictured is Mary Ann Cucchiara, Principal (left) and Anna Porte, school secretary.

Math With A Twist

Seventh grade students at Mandeville Junior High in Ms. Julie Simon's class and Mrs. Jodi Newman's class learned math with a twist. They rewrote songs to include math concepts and performed their new song to their classmates. Davis Foreman, Guy LeCompte and Max Prosper created "Integer Night" as a parody to Micheal Jackson's song, "Thriller."

Teen Read Week

Mandeville Junior High participated in "Teen Read Week" the third week in October. Celeste Porche, the Librarian and Mary Ruli, an English teacher, sponsored an after school read-in. Students stayed after school and read. Refreshments were served and prizes were awarded for attending. Ms. Ruli passes a box to Alexis Sonnier, Sydney Johnson and Robin Keys to be entered in the prize drawing.

CPR Course

Mandeville Junior High faculty and staff members took an American Red Cross CPR and First Aid course during the week of October 3 - 7. Janice Evans (L), the MJH Athletic Director and instructor for this course, shows Angie Vizzuett, MJH Spanish teacher the proper procedure for CPR.

Fall Fiesta

Mandeville Junior High students in Mrs. Angie Vizzuett's Spanish class held a Fall Fiesta to celebrate the Spanish culture. Pictured left to right are Shannon Cui, Mrs. Vizzuette and Kendall Duncan are pictured with the Elvis piñata that was used in the fiesta.

Cross Stitch Lesson

Mandeville Junior High students in Ms. Lea Laughry's Family and Consumer Science classes learned to cross stitch their choice of a fleu de lis or the school's logo. Pictured left to right are Chloe Batiquin, Brianna Dobson and Christian Hansen.

Band Officers

Mandeville Junior High announced its 2011-12 Band Officers. Pictured are (L-R) Nick Mejia, Officer, Javonte Mennina, Public Relations, Liam Oliver, Officer, Sean Pederson, Public Relations, and Jonah Boudreaux. The band is under the direction of Ms. Jennifer Pulling.

Skimmers Tested

Joshua Tubbs and Jon Lavergne, of Mandeville Junior High, launch their skimmers across the cafeteria floor to test the integrity of the self made skimmers while Wesley Howell, Diego Armendariz, and TJ Guy look on. Using sketches and dimensions following engineering standards, the students had to create a working model of the skimmers. Skimmers that had been measured appropriately, cut in a straight manner, and used glue sparingly did tend to go further. The students are enrolled in the Gateway to Technology elective taught by Mrs. Tracey Martinez.

Mobile Education Unit

Mandeville Junior High's Patriot Buddies received a visit from the Mobile Education Unit. Pictured in the back row are Beau Spath, Operator, Michael Klein, Firefighter, Bryan Beaujeaux, Captain, Patrick Dronet, Firefighter, Mark Eberhart, Captain. In the front are Thomas Martino, Alexis Sonnier, Sydney Johnson, Larissa Lee, Preston Cross (in very front), Robin Keys and Alex Gurtler. The MJH Patriot Buddies is sponsored by Ms. Lisa Hewett.

Math Class A's

Mandeville Junior High students in Mrs. Lauren Vogel's math class with the highest percentage of "A's" received an ice cream party as a reward. Pictured are Brelynn Brown and Sierra Conrad enjoying their treat.

Honor Choir Auditions

Mandeville Junior High students auditioned for District IX Honor Choir on Sat. Oct. 22nd at Fontainebleau Jr. High School. Kaitlyn DeJean, Sofia Oprea, and Morgan Tiller will be in the Honor Choir. The Honor Choir will perform in January, 2012, at Ponchatoula High School. The Mandeville Jr. High Choir is under the direction of Mrs. Cindy Olivier

 

Counting the Loops

Mandeville Junior High students in Mrs. Trish Picone's elective class practiced converting fractions to decimals and percents by sorting Fruit Loops. Pictured is Taylor Decoud counting the cereal.

Prize Winner

Mandeville Junior High congratulates to Brant Jambon for being the MJH October Patriot Prize winner. Ms. Demorrah Laurant gave the Patriot Buck to Brant for "Being There" and helping her pick up trash. Brant was rewarded with a $25 gift card. Pictured above are Ms. Laurant and Brant Jambon. The Patriot Prize Program is a part of the school's Positive Behavior Program.

Builders Club

Mandeville Junior High's Builders Club Officers are Lizzie Taylor, Assistant to the Officers, Alyss Hooper, Treasurer, Kyle Lockhart, President, Sadie Johnson, Secretary, and Emma Knight, Vice President. Builders Club is a service oriented organization that is sponsored by Mrs. Barbara Liddell.

Creating Bowls


Mandeville Junior High teachers learned how to create bowls from clay using the "pinch" method at a recent professional development after school. Students from the art club assisted the teachers. The materials were purchased using funds from the Brown Foundation Grant and the completed bowls will be donated to the Fill the Bowl/ Empty the Bowl charity event. Pictured are Mary Dempre, Kayleigh Tutt, and Mary Elaine Bernard, the instructor.

Bus Drivers Appreciated

Mandeville Junior High celebrated Bus Driver Appreciation Week October 17-21 by giving each driver a treat. Pictured is bus driver Angelle Betzer receiving a treat from Raegyn Bouza.

Honor Roll Breakfast

Mandeville Junior High held the Honor Roll Breakfast for the first nine week grading period on October 26, 2011. Scott Satchfield of News Channel 4 spoke to the students about setting goals and reaching them. Pictured are Zach Armand, Mary Ann Cucciara, Principal,Julia Goudeau, Scott Satchfield, Elizabeth Hardgrove, Nick Mejia and Darlene Palliser, Assistant Principal.

 

Serviceman Speaks

Mandeville Jr. High students in 7th grade learned about the sacrifices and honor of serving in the military from Gunnery Sergeant Garcia of the U.S. Marine Corps. Pictured from left to right are Mrs. Karen Griggs, Jack Wronkowski, Shannon Cui, Gunnery Sgt. Garcia, Madison Hutson, Nathanial Garcia, Mrs. Mary Ruli.

 

College Day

Mandeville Junior High students held a "College Day" to raise funds for United Way. Students and teachers wore a college shirt of their choice for donating to this worthy cause. Pictured left to right are Andie Flannigan, Cameron Jackson, Mia Dubroc, Zach Armand and Dane Gilmore. Mr. Keith Williams is the faculty sponsor.

 

Measuring the Table

Mandeville Junior High students (left to right) Maghee McMullen and Ryker Rowe use an early measurement system known as palm to measure the width of the lab table. After all students measured items in the lab using a variety of irregular, nonstandard units, the students discussed the need for a standard system that was accurate for all. This lesson is an introduction to the History of Measurement for the students in the new Gateway to Technology course that is offered as an elective at MJH. The course is taught by Mrs. Tracey Martinez.

 

Creating a Business

Mandeville Junior High students in Ms. Christine Whan's Louisiana History class learned about economics by creating a business. The 8th grade students created a business that sold either a good or a service,then advertised and presented their business to the class. Pictured are 8th grade students, left to right, Sydney Blankenship, Emma Dupaquier and Tatiana Gonzalez.


September, 2011

 

Gizmos

On September 8, 2011, Mandeville Junior High math teachers participated in a professional development workshop to learn about Gizmos, an interactive math program to use with their Promethean Boards. Pictured are (left to right) Ms. Lisa Hewett and Mrs. Marie Pennington, MJH teachers.

School Spirit

Mandeville Junior High students show school spirit at the a recent home football game. Pictured are MJH Patriot fans,(L-R) Sydney Johnson, Haley Crutcher, Hale Landry and Alexis Sonnier.

Pat the Patriot

Mandeville Junior High has chosen the "Pat the Patriot" mascots for the 2011-12 year. Pictured, left to right, are Mascots Elias Trimmer, Jakob Snow, and Max Prosper. The MJH Mascot performs at pep rallies, football games and special school sponsored events. The teacher sponsor is Mrs. Natalie Scalia.

Student Govt. Officers

Mandeville Junior High Student Government Association announced the 2011-12 officers. Pictured are (L-R, Back Row) Lamar Burnett, Parlimentarian; Erin Vick, Secretary; and Elizabeth Tucker, Treasurer. (L-R Front Row) Michael Seenappa, President; Madison Kerth, Vice President; andAlyss Hooper, Publicist. The Mandeville Jr. High SGA is sponsored by Ms. Christine Whan.


Wing It

Mandeville Junior High teachers celebrated their first "Wing-It" event on September 8, 2011. The theme was tailgating to celebrate the beginning of the Saint's football season. Each hallway provided tailgating style food. Pictured are (L-R) Lisa Bourgeois, Susan Stainback, Frannie Moore, Terri Kliebert and Tametha Anderson.

Patriot Prize Winner

Mandeville Junior High congratulates Torrus Wallace for being the September Patriot Prize winner. Ms. Dee Dee Hatrell gave the Patriot Buck to Torrus for "Being There" and holding the door open for other students without being asked. Torrus was rewarded with a $25 gift card. Pictured above are Ms. Hatrell and Torrus Wallace. The Patriot Prize is a part of MJH's Positive Behavior Support Program for rewarding appropriate behavior.

 


Student Council 1st Meeting

Mandeville Junior High's Student Government Association held its first meeting of the year on Tuesday, August 15, 2011 after school. Pictured are (L-R) Alainna Haddad, Payton Tripp and Joy Amiss. The SGA is sponsored by Ms. Christine Whan.


 

First Day

Mandeville Jr. High students were welcomed back to school by their teachers. (L-R) Seventh Graders, Anne Marie Young and Sean Drudy learn about their new school with the guidance of one of their teachers, Ms. Jackie Sandoz.

 

 


 

New Faculty Members

 

Mandeville Junior High welcomes its new faculty members for the 2011-2012 school year. Pictured are (L-R) Carlton Sisco, Celeste Porshe, Anne Mohanna, and Mary Ruli.


 

New Lockers Issued

Mandeville Junior High students were issued lockers for the new school year. For some students, this is the first time to have a locker at school. Pictured is 7th grade student, Pierce Delaughter who is receiving assistance with his new locker from Mr. James Waguespack, MJH teacher.


 

Teacher Websites Created

 

 

Mandeville Junior High teachers worked together to create teacher Websites during a professional development day held at the school. Pictured are (left to right) Ms. Linda Thompson, Mrs. Cynthia Olivier, Mrs. Tracey Martinez and Ms. Angie Vizzuett. Mandeville Jr. High teachers will use the websites for parent communication relating to courses taught during the upcoming school year.

 

 


Girls Basketball Team

 

 

Bottom row left to right: Jannah Boudreaux, Jazmyn Menina, Maddie Foreman, Lauren Barragan. Top row left to right: Coach Janice Evans, Ali LeBlanc, Hannah Beal, Elizabeth Knight, McKenna Sheehan, Sydney Houlemard, Janecia Menina, Jensen Chotto, Baylee Kuhlmann, Hannah Ramey, Coach Barbara Liddell

 


8th Grade Crawfish Boil

 


     Mandeville Junior High recently held its annual end of the year 8th Grade Crawfish Boil. Students participated in field activities and games, enjoyed crawfish, received awards, and ended the festivities with a dance. The event is organized by 8th Grade Teacher, Mrs. Tracey Martinez. Pictured (L-R) are 8th grade students, Chris Tardo and Daniel Cook.


Patriot Prize Winner January 2011

 

 

Mandeville Junior High announced its January Patriot Prize winner. Pictured are Luke Butler, the winner, and Mrs. Louise Zollinger, the teacher who issued the winning Patriot Buck. Patriot Bucks are issued to students who display qualities of the FISH Philosophy. This is a part of MJH's Positive Behavior Plan.

 

 

 

 

 

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