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King Posters Chosen
Five Whispering Forest Elementary students' posters were chosen to represent their school and were displayed at the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration in Covington recently. Left to right are Ava Jackson, Bella Smith, Jonecia Sylvester, Hannah Akala, and Gabe Blackwell.
Exchanging Valentines at Whispering Forest Elementary from Ms. Erin Abercrombie's class-
Elena Weaver & Blaine Goodey
Addison Day, Trinity Laurent, Sabeon Jackson, and Treyton Cheramie
These Whispering Forest Students from Ms. Melanie Bowling's second grade class are posing with the question: "I mustache you a question - will you be mine?" Also joining the fun is Ms. Bowling's son, Brennan Bowling from Ms. Jane Molbert's kindergarten class. On the front row, left to right, are Caylib Williams, Brennan Bowling, Hunter Roby, and Jenna Brown. On the back row, left to right, are Grant Bonnaffons, Remy Smith, Tony Greco, Maddux Moore, and Chloe Pomes.
100 Days of School
Here are some "100th Day" pictures from Ms. Rebecca Priest's class at Whispering Forest Elem. The 100th day in Kindergarten was celebrated on Wednesday, February 5, 2014.
Julia Freeman practices counting with 100 king cake babies!
Madelyn McLeod and Elijah Borgen are counting out 100 Fruit Loops to make a 100 Day necklace.
Emma Schayot and Olivia Trahan are stringing their 100 Fruit Loops to make a 100 Day necklace.
Turner Gill, Braedyn Taft, Chayce Kitchen, Baleigh Tillison and Julia Freeman celebrated the 100th Day of Kindergarten!
Ms. Erin Drury's 1st graders recently celebrated 100 Days of School at Whispering Forest Elementary.
Carter Desoto, Samantha Becnel, and Kaden Bryant enjoy an activity with pennies as they celebrate 100 Days of School in Ms. Erin Drury's class at Whispering Forest Elementary.
Maddie McMahan, Gabby Ferrari, and Gavin Oakes participate in 100 Days of School activities.
Landon Hinton, Maddie McMahan, and Gabby Ferrari have fun with M & Ms & pennies on the 100th Day of School.
Culinary Kids Field Trip
The second grade classes of Ms. Melanie Bowling and Ms. Ronielle Clapp at Whispering Forest Elementary recently visited Culinary Kids in Mandeville. Students learned how to make their own pizza dough by measuring out ingredients and learning about how yeast works. They also enjoyed adding their own toppings and eating their individual pizzas.
Left to right,Sophia Weaver, Emani Cousin, Kevin Garcia, Timothy Nelson
Left to right, Palmer Felger, Hadley Schneider, Monet Hoffman
Left to right, Hadley Schneider, Monet Hoffman, Mrs. Ronielle Clapp, Grace Funck, Conner O'Bannion, Preston Paulk, Jared Roberson, Scott Delbuno
Left to right, Pablo Sanabria, Kylee Sanchez, Megan Moreno, Maya Juarez
Card Contest Participants
Six 3rd grade students represented Whispering Forest Elementary in the recent Ochsner Northshore Holiday Card Contest. Pictured clockwise left to right are Ivy Wyatt, Ben Alsup (2nd place winner), Ingrid Alexander, Chelsea Lindfors, Eric Villalobos, and Camryn D'Aquin.
Ben Alsup - Whispering Forest winner in Ochsner Holiday Card Contest
Whispering Forest Elementary students observed Veterans Day with a program by Ms. Holden's and Ms. Noyes' prekindergarten classes and Mr. Schneider and Ms. Turner's second-grade classes. Under the direction of music teacher Sandra Barnes, the students performed patriotic songs and recognized veterans in the audience.
Included in the prekindergarten students participating in the Veterans Day program were: Front row, left to right: Roxana Martinez, Talan New, & Abby Sintas.
Back row, left to right: Keith Collins, Donny Mankin, Grace Chawki, Phoenix Barthel, Brayden Martin, Grayson Dexter.
Nicolette Welch addresses the audience during the second graders' portion of the Veterans Day program.
Among the students dressed as veterans for the program were, left to right: Erin Loudermilk, Anna O' Banion, Lucas Gordon, Luke Smith, & Wesley Brown.
The Rotary Club of Slidell recently donated student dictionaries to each third grader at Whispering Forest Elementary. Students are pictured in costume on the day of the school’s Literacy Celebration, holding their new dictionaries.
On the front row, left to right, are students Hannah Akala, Addyson Bagwell, Nathan Pelayo, Jacob Mire, Savannah Seuzeneau, and Madison Whitley.
On the back row, left to right, are Rotary Club representative Eleanor Cumbow, Whispering Forest principal Eric Sacks, student Dejanelle Brown, and Rotary Club representative Diane Trembley.
Fall for Art
Four students represented Whispering Forest Elementary in the St. Tammany Art Association's Fall for Art contest in Covington. Seated left to right in front of their art pieces are Nicolette Welch, Michael Ramos, Amy Fulcher, and Tony Arkulin.
Students representing Whispering Forest Elementary in the Olde Towne Pumpkin Fest art contest were, left to right, Ryder Maurigi, Ingrid Alexander, Allison White, Ashlyn Cooper, Samantha Hall, and Lorenzo Ford. Not pictured is Samaria Pichon.
Salad Bars Donated
The students of Whispering Forest Elementary were visited by several special guests Wednesday morning, October 16, among them Gumbo, the New Orleans Saints Mascot. The special occasion was the donation of ten new salad bars to the St. Tammany Parish Public School System, with two of them placed at Whispering Forest in Slidell. The salad bars were donated by the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) in an effort to increase fruit and vegetable consumption and boost health among children.
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Wildfowl Art Contest
Three students from Whispering Forest Elementary recently placed in the Louisiana Wildfowl student art contest held at the Castine Center. From left to right are Eric Sacks, principal of Whispering Forest; Peter Truax, 3rd place; Tony Arkulin and Nicolette Welch, Honorable Mention; and Ginny Shurlds, Whispering Forest art teacher.
Scouts Help Keep Campus Clean
Six Cub Scouts volunteered their time during the summer to keep Whispering Forest Elementary looking its best by picking up trash and ensuring that the grounds were clean. Pictured from left to right are Nicolas Pelayo,
Maddux Moore and
$500 grant from
First Castle Federal Credit Union
Ginny Shurlds, art teacher at Whispering Forest Elementary, was awarded one of ten $500 grants from First Castle Federal Credit Union to spend on classroom needs. Pictured left to right, Mrs. Shurlds accepts the check from Ms. Ashlie Lewis of First Castle Federal Credit Union.