Welcome to The Warrior Pride, a monthly enewsletter from Huber Heights City Schools
October 17, 2017
Illustration of fall leaves with words Huber Heights City Schools Empowering our students to be academically and socially prepared for their futures through the support of excellent teachers and staff_ families_ and community partners.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
No School
October 20

Wayne Drama: "Murdered to Death"
October 27 & 28

No School
November 3

Board of Education Meeting
November 9

Two-Hour Early Dismissal
November 10

No School
November 22-24

VISION
Learning today, prepared for tomorrow--Warrior Pride
MISSION
Empowering our students to be academically and socially prepared for their futures through the support of excellent teachers and staff, families, and community partners.
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Welcome to the Warrior Pride, our enewsletter to share current news and events with our community. Thank you for your support of our Warriors!

Quality Outcomes: Opportunity
   
Did you know we offer a wealth of opportunities for our students to explore their interests and get a leg up on college and their careers? Learn more in our 2016-17 Quality Profile
 
 
An image of a hard hat and gear_ of a DNA helix and a wrench_ and of a computer screen on one side of the image. On the other side are the words Expand Opportunities_ Gifted programming in grades 3-12_ Advanced courses and college credit classes_ Educational pathways in biomedical_ engineering_ and computer science
       
Superintendent Gunnell awarded BASA Exemplary Leadership Award
   
Superintendent Sue Gunnell has been awarded the 2017 Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) Exemplary Leadership Award for Region 9, which covers Montgomery, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Preble, and Shelby counties. Honorees are selected based on demonstrated outstanding educational leadership in education administration.  
 
Superintendent Gunnell was presented with the award at the BASA Fall Conference on Oct. 3. Dr. Kirk Hamilton, Executive Director of BASA, also made a presentation to the Huber Heights Board of Education on Oct. 12, as pictured below.
 
A man_ Dr. Hamilton_ stands next to Superintendent Gunnell. The superintendent is holding a framed certificate and smiling.
 
       
Wayne High School
Save the date: Wayne Drama to stage "Murdered to Death"
 
Wayne Drama will showcase a night Image of a shadow of a hand passing over a map with a photo and pencil on it_ underneath of which are the words Murdered to Death by Peter Gordonof laughter and a brain-bending whodunnit with the production of "Murdered to Death" on Oct. 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. A special thrust stage seating will be arranged as a matinee on Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. with limited tickets.  
 
Advance tickets are $5 and can be arranged with Mrs. McCullough in the Bursar's Office by calling
(937) 233-6431. Community members 65 and older are complimentary, but a ticket must still be arranged through the bursar. Tickets are $7 at the door. 
      
Muse Machine brings popular "Time Signature" show to Wayne

Muse Machine transported Wayne students back to the 1960s earlier this month with their performance of "Time Signature: The 1960s." The program toured the 1960s, from the Space Race to the Civil Rights Movement, using music and multimedia.  
 
A group of people stand in front of a screen that has the words Muse Machine on it
 
Wayne/MVCTC student named SkillsUSA vice president

Congratulations to Wayne/Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) student  Kaylee Hopsecker on being named vice president of the MVCTC SkillsUSA Chapter I. Kaylee is a student in the Cosmetology program. 
    
 
A group of high school girls wearing red coats stand on either side of the speaker_ Mark Ewald. Everyone is smiling at the camera.
Kaylee Hopsecker is second from the left in the back row.
 
Wayne students donate life

The first Wayne High blood drive of the new school year was a tremendous success! It registered 100 donors, including 37 first-time donors and 76 donations.

During the blood drive, the Community Blood Center (CBC) presented Wayne with the "Red Cord Honor School" award for 2017-2018 for its commitment to hosting multiple blood drives.

A group of five people - two teachers and three students - stand in a line. The two students in the middle hold a plaque commemorating the blood drive.
Weisenborn Junior High
Eighth graders tour local manufacturers for MFG Day

Weisenborn eighth graders visited two local companies on Oct. 6 for MFG Day, a nationwide career awareness event that is held on the first Friday in October. On MFG Day, manufacturers hold tours and open houses to highlight the wide range of high-skill and high-pay career opportunities in the industry as well as the role that manufacturing plays in the local and national economies. 
 
A small group of students are gathered around a counter while a man talks to them.  
 
A small group of students stand are listening to a man talk about a large piece of machinery.
       
Weisenborn recognizes Students of the Month for September

Congratulations to our students of the month for September: Jamie AbramsCastello Favors, Shannah Flores Betancourt, Noah Easterling, Nathan GilliamColtin Hall, Josephine HenryElijah Lee, Leah Livesay, Lily Mitchell, Mallie Majors Smith, James SnyderChanya Spratt, Jordan Stinson, Malaki Stockman, Elijah Turner, Evelyn Wentworth, and Maur'Amie Whitfield!
 
These students were chosen 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 lunch with Principal Carey.

Sixteen students stand in a group. They are holding up congratulatory certificates and smiling at the camera.
       
 
Charles H. Huber Elementary
Columbus Children's Theatre visits Charles Huber

The Columbus Children's Theatre recently visited Charles Huber with its rollicking production of "The Three Little Pigs." The program provided for lots of audience participation, with students helping to huff and puff and blow the pigs' houses down! This is the sixth year that the school has hosted a performance by the theater troupe. 
 
Actors dressed like a wolf and a pig run through an audience of rapt students
 
Monticello Elementary
Dayton Elks Lodge donates dictionaries to third graders 
   
Do you know what the longest word in the dictionary is? Monticello's third graders could tell you by using the new dictionaries they recently received from Mr. Kevin Malloy, president of the Dayton Elks Lodge #58. 
 
These are wonderful resources for our students to have each school day and will teach our third graders very important skills. (And if you haven't found it yet, the longest word in the dictionary is in the photo below!)   
 
 
A group of students in the library holding dictionaries and smiling at the camera.
              
     
Superheroes among us 
     
Superheroes are making frequent appearances in Mrs. King's class! Each week, four students are highlighted for their good choices and marvelous math work. These students get to turn into a superhero for the week, with special superhero attire and even a new seat in class! 
  
  
Four students wearing masks and capes stand next to their teacher. They are all smiling at the camera.

Monticello Warriors show their pride
     
This year, school counselor Mrs. Kim is helping Monticello students learn what it means to have PRIDE. As part of the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) initiative, Monticello Warriors are learning to be problem solvers, respect all, be responsible, display self-control, and keep everyone safe. The program will help encourage our students to make good choices and be the best Warriors they can be. The first step in our PBIS program is learning how to walk correctly in the hallway. Even our youngest students are doing a great job!
   
A group of young students stand in a line in a hallway..

Rushmore Elementary
Program teaches fourth graders to be energy safe

Fourth graders at Rushmore Elementary were visited by presenters from Vectren on Oct. 12. The program encourages students to think about energy sources and teaches them about energy and safety.
        
A girl and a presenter stand in front of a classroom. The presenter appears to be holding a balloon in front of the girl.
Rushmore students show their spirit

The Rushmore Elementary Student Council sponsored a Spirit Week during the week of Oct. 9. Students showed their Warrior Pride with crazy hair, crazy socks, hats, and Warrior colors. 

A young girl_s hair is pulled to the side and threaded through the side of a plastic pop bottle_ which is turned upside down. Her blond curls appear to be pop spilling out of the bottle.
          
Valley Forge Elementary
Solid as a rock: Creative art project celebrates student uniqueness

Each student at Valley Forge is painting a rock to represent their uniqueness Two boys sit at a table. There is newspaper spread in front of them_ and they are painting stones with paintbrushes. . The project is designed to celebrate students by showing them that they are an important part of the school and their community.  
 
The rocks will be placed in the school courtyard for everyone to see. In addition,
a picture of the courtyard and the rocks will be taken to be displayed in each classroom along with the passage "I AM SOMEBODY" by the late educator Rita Pierson: 
 
"I am somebody. I was somebody when I came. I'll be a better somebody when I leave. I am powerful, and I am strong. I deserve the education that I get here. I have things to do, people to impress, and places to go. "

Image shows an assortment of small flat rocks with a variety of designs painted on them.
Wright Brothers
Wright Brothers hosts pep rally
 
Last month, Wright Brothers was treated to a pep assembly by the Wayne football and soccer teams and the cheerleading squad. The students look forward to this assembly more than any other during the year, and they were not disappointed! The Wayne students played games and interacted with students. The JROTC was also there to present the Colors, and a football player led the student body in singing the National Anthem. The students can't wait for their return next year!
 
A squad of cheerleaders perform for a stand of students  
        
Studebaker
Preschoolers learn the art of dance from Muse Machine

On Oct. 4, the preschool was treated to a day-long visit from Muse Machine! The students put on capes and were transformed into super heroes while Muse Machine performers taught them creative dances. The program focused on using directional words, rhythm, flexibility, and following directions. This fun activity was funded through the Studebaker PTO!

A perfomer wearing a cape sweeps her arms up into the air while a group of young students_ also wearing capes_ mimics her
 
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