Welcome to The Warrior Pride, a monthly enewsletter from Huber Heights City Schools
April 18, 2018
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Learning today, prepared for tomorrow--Warrior Pride
Empowering our students to be academically and socially prepared for their futures through the support of excellent teachers and staff, families, and community partners.
Welcome to the Warrior Pride, our enewsletter to share current news and events with our community. Thank you for your support of our Warriors!

New centralized enrollment process in place for the 2018-19 school year  

Huber Heights City Schools has a new centralized registration process for students in grades K through 6! The new registration process will be held in the Administrative Offices in the Studebaker Building located at 5954 Longford Road, Huber Heights, OH 45424.

Please visit our website for more information on enrolling or re-enrolling preschool, kindergarten, and new students in grades 1-6.

Image of a sign that says Registration Office.
Quality Outcomes: Real-World Connections
  An illustration of three people-shaped icons connected by a circle. Below them are the words Make Real-World Connections  
In our district, we help students connect what they learn in the classroom with how it applies in the real world. The benefit: Our students gain a deeper understanding of concepts, more insight into career possibilities, and a richer understanding of their ability to take ownership of the future.

It is one of the many ways we are preparing our students to pursue the career paths of their choice. Discover more in our 2016-17 Quality Profile
Nine students headed to State Science Day Competition
Nine students are heading to the State S cie A student standing in a suit coat and tie smiles next to his display_ which is titled Maximizing Distance of Projectiles Propelled by Magnets nce Day competition on May 12 at Ohio Stat e Uni ve r s
ity! The finalists are part of a group of 14 Huber Heights students who competed at last month's West District Science Day.  

Two HHCS students received special awards for their science projects. Emma Mainord received a $100 scholarship to this year's B-WISER Science Camp at The College of Wooster.  Enna Eastman also received a $100 Central State University Agricultural Science Awar d.

Please join us in congratulating these students! 
Charles Huber 
Tiara-Lynn Jackson
Jocelyn Garcia*
Enna Eastman*

Chloe Cantrell 

Alyssa Hodkin*

Wright Brothers 
Logan Cooley-Apel
Zach Zufall*

Miguel Abeldano*
Emma Mainord*
Camryn McElroy
Raelee Lance*
Jenna Roberts*
James Zbinden*

Sarai Combs

*Denotes students who are eligible to participate in State Science Day competition at the Ohio State University

Save the Date: Huber Heights elementary choir students to sing at Fifth Third Field
We are very excited to share that students from the Monticello, Rushmore, and Valley Forge choirs will sing the National Anthem during the Huber Heights Elementary School Night at Fifth Third Field on May 23! The Dayton Dragons will take on the Lake County Captains. The game starts at 7 p.m. Come out and support our students!
Wayne High School
New Student Council members inducted
Congratulations to Wayne's new Student Council members!

President - Elisa Youn
Vice President - Logan Brock
Secretary - Aliyah Johnson
Treasurer- Ashley Conti
Public Relations - Trevor Hawley
Spirit Store manager- Meghan Posey
A group of six students stand in a group smiling at the camera

JROTC students participate in boot camp over spring break
During Spring Break, 40 of Wayne's JRTOC students visited Parris Island, South Carolina, for a one-day boot camp that included an overnight in the barracks, a military drill, an M-16 simulator, and obstacle and confidence courses. 

Students and two adults stand and kneel in front of a monument to Iwo Jima
Thespian Troupe 112 earns honors at state conference
Congratulations to Thespian Troupe 112, which performed "The Door" at the state conference March 23-25 at Northmont High School. A big shout-out goes to those who competed in individual events: Emmy Goerling, who received an Excellent rating in Costume Construction; Amaya Jones, who scored an Excellent rating for Musical Theatre Solo Dance; and Bri Gallagher, who competed in Acting and received feedback from theatre professors and performers from across Ohio. Bravo!

Weisenborn Junior High
Students, service dogs benefit from quality time together

Students in Mrs. Bissett's and Mrs. Brown's room are enjoying their biweekly visits with "puppies-in-training" Bixby and Tweety from 4 Paws for Ability. These beautiful pups hope to become full-service dogs! 4 Paws for Ability is a nonprofit organization that places service dogs with children with disabilities and veterans who have lost the use of limbs or their hearing.

Students sit in a semicircle around a black lab_ some are petting the dog while others look on.
Positive messages remind students to believe in themselves

Ohio State Achievement tests began for all Weisenborn students on April 10. This can be a stressful time, so Weisenborn's teachers provided students with positive messages to keep their Warrior spirits high! All eighth-grade students received wristbands; seventh graders received Weisenborn lanyards. Staff even left positive messages written on students' desks! Ohio State Achievement testing continues until the end of April.

Four hands touch in the center of a table. Each wrist includes a wristband - two of which read Achieve and two of which read Believe
March Students of the Month recognized

Congratulations to the Weisenborn Students of the Month for March: Mia Allen, Michael Bailey, Hunter Boyer, Aiden Cooper, Peyton Ferguson, Chace Fisher, Isabelle Gruen, Dylan Hitchcock, Seth HutsonpillarCarly Jennings, Raelee Lance, Alexis Larson, William Nelson, Jerry Peck, Katelyn Reilly, Kylie Setser, and Kylee Wilson.

These students were selected by their teams of teachers for their hard work, for being respectful and responsible, and for having a positive attitude. They were treated to a special "Pizza with the Principals" luncheon with Mr. Carey and
Mr. McCollum
. Great job!
16 students stand in front of a brick wall holding up certificates.
Charles H. Huber Elementary
Charles Huber students are stuck on reading

Last month, Charles Huber students were given a reading challenge as part of Read Across America. For every 100 minutes read at home, students and staff received a piece of tape. The Charles Huber community read more than 60,000 minutes! On March 16, they got to tape music teacher Mr. Hesselbart and student Bridget Burke (who read 800 minutes on her own) to the wall! Way to go!
A girl is standing on a stool. She is taped to the wall in the gym with multiple colors of duct tape. She is smiling.
Monticello Elementary
Visit from the Wizard teaches importance about sunscreen 
Recent weather aside, summer is on the way -- along with increased danger from ultraviolet (UV) rays. But Monticello's second graders will be ready thanks to a recent visit from Jason the Wizard from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Jason presented a lesson on the impact and dangers of UV rays and the need for sunscreen. The students also made bracelets using a special UV light that caused the beads to change color, representing the need for sunscreen. What a great real-world science lesson that will benefit students for the rest of their lives!   
A man is standing in a classroom smiling at the camera. In one hand he holds a flashlight_ which he is shining down on some beads on a desk.
Students transform cubes into robots 
Jason the Wizard also taught second graders how to create robots from a set of Cubelets, which are magnetic blocks that can be snapped together to create robots. The robots were so amazing; they even moved! The students enjoyed manipulating the cubes into different patterns and shapes while learning about logical thinking, patterns, and sequencing.
Two students work with palm-sized cubes. They appear to be linking them together into a line.
Rushmore Elementary
Rushmore welcomes the Wayne Band

It was standing room only at Rushmore Elementary on April 5 when the Wayne High School band and the Warriorettes delighted students by performing songs and routines. The Rushmore family looks forward to this performance each year as many former Rushmore students return to visit!

The image shows the backs of band students performing in the Rushmore gym_ which is packed with students.
Valley Forge Elementary
Valley Forge fifth graders team up with first graders to teach peer mediation

The students in Mrs. Ignet's fifth grade and Mrs. Back's first grade classes have teamed up to learn about peer mediation and dealing with their feelings appropriately. The first graders have been journaling about a variety of topics that they share with the fifth graders, who help them determine what emotions they are experiencing and how to deal with anything negative. Eventually, the fifth graders will begin to help their first grade buddies with conflict resolution. The goal is for these students to assist with developing a building-wide peer mediation program.   
Four boys sit at a table in the cafeteria. They are talking to each other.
Students collect more than $2,000 for leukemia and lymphoma research

Valley Forge Elementary participated in a "Pennies for Patients" fundraising event for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during March. The student body did an excellent job raising funds and bringing awareness to this great cause. Over the course of three weeks, the school collected $2,388! Great job, Patriots!

SOAR students win grant for 3D printers

Sixth-grade SOAR students have been busy exploring the use of their two new 3D printers that were purchased with a grant from the Air Force Association. Students have moved from passive consumers to active creators by learning how to use 3D software and take their designs to the next level. Using 3D printers in the classroom in conjunction with the Engineering Design Process has enabled students to problem solve, conceptualize, and visualize designs through the stages of development, from sketch to final product.

Two girls sit in chairs next to a long counter. They are looking at two 3D printers on the counter.
Wright Brothers
Students mummify chickens in study on ancient civilizations
Sixth grade students recently studied the art and ritual of mummification by mummifying chickens! The hands-on lesson was part of their study of ancient civilizations in the Middle East. While the ancient Egyptian process took about 70 days, students mummified their chickens in approximately 45 days. They had to clean the chickens, dry them, and then clean them again with alcohol. They then covered the chickens with a mixture of baking soda and salt to dry out the body. They have to repeat this process every 10 days, during which they have taken note of how the skin has changed and the chicken bodies have flattened. Some mummy chickens even look slightly deformed as they shrink!

Two girls smile at the camera. One of them is wearing latex gloves. She holds a cleaned chicken in one hand and a paper towel in the other hand.
Studebaker celebrates grandparents

On April 13, preschoolers came to school with their grandparents! During the visit, the preschoolers and their grandparents participated in fun activities such as making art, singing songs, and playing games. The preschoolers and their grandparents enjoyed snack time and posing for pictures together. More than 160 grandparents came to visit! Wow! 
A little girl with purple and blue bows in her hair is standing next to her grandmother. They are sitting at a cafeteria table that is covered in a yellow tablecloth. There is a vase with flowers on the table.

A boy sits on his grandfather_s lap. They are holding a large brown frame around them. The top of the frame says Grandparents and the bottom of the frame says Day. There are flowers glued to the corners of the frame.
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