STEM Challenge Competitions are a great opportunity to emphasize the benefits of pursuing higher education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics while promoting the engineering profession in our country. That is why last Thursday our 8th grade teachers organized this exciting event for our students. Students were given 20 minutes to organize, build, and complete their project and an additional 20 minutes to demonstrate their project to the judges.
For this particular challenge students had to create a wave machine using gum drops, skewers and duct tape. Homeroom teachers were the team leaders for their classes, assisting students in preparing for the challenge. Students did an amazing job demonstrating their skills in STEAM and the teachers enjoyed listening to our future scientist as they presented. Click here to see the video of our students presenting their projects.
Special thanks to Mrs. Sam and Mr. Nuri for organizing this amazing challenge for our students!
Important March 5th Deadline
With the shortest month of the year quickly coming to an end, March 5th is just around the corner. We would like to remind you that students will only be guaranteed a spot in our school for next year, if forms are returned by March 5th. ALL students need to return a re-enrollment form, just mark the appropriate box to indicate YES/returning or NO/not returning. When re-enrolling, please return the form, the re-enrollment fee and a signed transportation form.
Your student is not guaranteed a spot until all 3 items are returned. ALL students need to return a signed transportation form. Please complete one form for each student, if you have multiple students attending Horizon. Re-enrollment forms for next school year were sent home with students last week. Please ask your student to show you. After March 5th, any remaining spaces will be open to any family in the Columbus area.
If you have questions, please contact Dr. Raschke by email at
We look forward to working with your student again next year!
Jeans for a Cause: FOP
This past Wednesday we held our monthly Jeans for a Cause Fundraiser. This time it was for a recent tragedy that was close to home. Earlier this month two Westerville police officers were killed in the line of duty leaving behind their families and the communities that they protected. All funds collected during the fundraiser were given to The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).
There has been overwhelming support from the community and the FOP has also started a Help Fund to cover much needed expenses of the fallen officers' family. Although, the campaign will stop collecting donations today February 23rd, 2018 in order to get funds to the families, you can still click here to reach the Go Fund Me page for updates and more information.
Our condolences go out to the families and everyone effected by this tragic loss.
Concept SIS:Student & Parent Portal!!
As you know Concept Schools launched a new app on IOS and Android in August. The app gives parents easy access to their student grades as well as important school news. If you have not downloaded the app you can download it at any time by searching "Conceptsis" in the appropriate app.
IDEA Part B Funds
The district holds a public hearing that provides an opportunity for comment to the general public, including individuals with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities concerning the use of IDEA Part B funds. The public hearing will be held on
Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 9:30 AM at HSA Columbus Middle School in the conference room.