Welcome to The Warrior Pride, a monthly enewsletter from Huber Heights City Schools
May 31, 2018
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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: Create the Next Generation of Leaders
 
In our district, we don't just prepare students for An image of three people in a circle with the words Become Leaders below them graduation day. We also help them chart a course to become future leaders. From the classroom to extracurriculars to athletics, we provide students with the training--and opportunities--to excel. 
 
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
     
Congratulations to the Class of 2018
 
Please join us in congratulating the Class of 2018! The graduation ceremony was held on May 27 at the Ervin J. Nutter Center at Wright State University. Our students earned more than $6,368,828 in scholarships!  
 
These amazing Warriors are off to pursue their dreams, be it by enlisting in the military, continuing their education, or directly entering the workforce. We are so proud of these students for all of their grit, determination, and achievements. View more photos from commencement on the Courier's website!
 
Five boys stand in a row in their graduation robes and hats
Photo courtesy of the Huber Heights Courier
  
 
 
Profile of three girls_ one who is looking up with a big smile and raising a rose to someone off screen
Photo courtesy of the Huber Heights Courier
 
 
JROTC students present the colors
Photo courtesy of the Huber Heights Courier
 
District celebrates retiring staff
 
Congratulations to the hard-working and much-loved staff who retired at the end of the school year! As of May 10, eight employees planned to retire with a combined 221 years of experience in the district! Read more about what they plan to do next on our website!
 
Name  Years of Service at HHCS 
Pam Spears  12 years 
Suzanne Fennell   19 years
Lisa Parker  26 years 
Nancy Thompson  28 years 
Beckie Loman  30 years 
 Lorraine Perna  30 years 
Monica Zimmerman   32 years 
Marti Garrett  44 years 
 
     
A group of retiring staff stand with Superintendent Susan Gunnell
   
Five HHCS schools earn Purple Star designations
 
Five HHCS buildings have earned Purple Star designations from the Ohio Department of Education. The Purple Star designation for military-friendly schools recognizes schools that show a major commitment to serving students and families connected to our nation's armed forces.

The five HHCS buildings are Rushmore Elementary School, Valley Forge Elementary School, Wayne High School, Weisenborn Junior High, and Wright Brothers Elementary School.
 
Learn more about the designation and how our district earned it on our website! 
  Image of a purple star on a purple shield_ in front of which is a yellow banner that reads Purple Star     
Wayne High School
Four Wayne students to intern at WPAFB
 
Four Wayne High School Engineering students will be working at Wright Patterson Air Force Base this summer as part of Legacy, an internship program! This will be rising junior Jaden England's first summer, but upcoming seniors Kaya Stargel, Hunter Weiss, and Michelle Wong will be returning for a second year. Students will work with a mentor for eight weeks, gaining both experience and pay. Students must apply to gain admittance. Way to go!
      
A row of headshots of the four students
 
Students take unique approach to studying physics
  A student is holding  a piece of paper that says Engineering and Physics Day Thank you for your Sponsorship_ HHAF and Wilson Engineers
Earlier this month, students in Wayne's Physics classes spent the day at Kings Island studying how physics relate to the rides at the park. Mr. Killer and Ms. Sandvick won a grant from the Huber Heights Athletic Foundation and  Wilson Engineers to fund their trip. Thank you to both organizations for enabling our students to take a different approach to hands-on learning!
 

JROTC students commemorate the Bataan Death March
 
Forty-one cadets and five chaperones participated in the Third Annual Bataan Death March earlier this month to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the event. The 14.5-mile march started in Troy and ended in Huber Heights.                 

The Bataan Death March was the forced march of American and Filipino prisoners of war by the Japanese during World War II. The 63-mile march began with 72,000 prisoners from the southern end of the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines on April 9, 1942. The horrible conditions and harsh treatment of the prisoners during the march resulted in an estimated 7,000 to 10,000 deaths.

A group of students wearing black pause for an image. They are outside next to a paved trail. They are holding a banner with the Wayne logo on it that says Wayne High School ROTC-091
 
Weisenborn Junior High
Weisenborn students win Outstanding School Award at State Science Day

Nine HHCS students competed in the State Science Day on May 12 at The Ohio State University. Five of those students attend Weisenborn and earned the following ratings: Miguel Abeldano (grade 8, Superior rating), Raelee Lance (grade 8, Superior rating), Emma Mainord (grade 7, Superior rating), Jenna Roberts (grade 8, Superior rating), and James Zbinden (grade 7, Excellent rating).

Along with earning their own special awards, these five students collectively won the prestigious Harold C. Shaw Outstanding School Award. This award reflects a ratio of students participating in State Science Day and Superior ratings earned. Congratulations to these amazing Warriors!  

Five students stand in a row against a wall. They are looking at the camera and smiling.
                
Nearly 100 students earn awards during recognition ceremony

Nearly 100 students received awards during the eighth grade recognition ceremony on May 23. Awards included the Principal's Award (3.2 GPA average and above, perfect attendance, no discipline referrals) and Perfect Attendance. In addition, every eighth grade teacher presented an Academic Achievement, PBIS, and Most Improved award to a student from their classes. Congratulations!
          
This image was taken inside the gymnasium. It shows students sitting on chairs on the floor and parents and_or staff sitting in bleachers.
 
Eighth graders get a jump start on career planning

Eighth graders attended the First Annual Career Fair on May 8, where they learned about opportunities in manufacturing, IT, the armed forces, medical fields, public services, local colleges, and more!

Two students talk to a fire chief
   
Weisenborn inducts 49 students into honor society

Last month, 49 students were inducted into the Weisenborn National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)! The inductees will become members of the NJHS for the 2018-19 school year. Weisenborn wishes its eighth grade members the best of luck as they continue on to Wayne High School. They were a tremendous asset to the school this year!
 
The inductees stand in a large group in the cafetorium
 
April Students of the Month recognized

Congratulations to the Weisenborn Students of the Month for April: Kaden Burnsworth, Gabriella Fritts, Aaron Grilliot, Grace Gruen, Kadence Hegyi, Charlie Leggs, Isaac McConnaughy, Haleigh Meyer, Allan Mojica, Shem MoserLillian Powell, Olivia Van Schaik, Kylie StamperJacob Stoll (not pictured), Zachary SturgillAvery Sullenberger, Duy Vo, and Zachariah Williams.

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!
 
A group of students stand in a line holding certificates
                     
Charles H. Huber Elementary
Walkathon raises more than $8,000

Charles Huber students raised more than $8,000 in a walkathon! The students received pledges for the two-mile walk to their safety destination spot. All students who participated earned various prizes. Eight lucky students earned a bike. Two students received two tickets for Kidz Bop at the Rose Center in August. Wow!

Six students are on bikes in the atrium of the school
         
Student wins writing award at Dayton Book Expo

Congratulations to Ayanna Shields on winning second place in the 2018 Youth Writing Contest for fourth and fifth grade students at the Dayton Book Expo last month!

A student holds a framed certificate naming her as an award recipient          
Charles Huber closes out busy year with field days

Charles Huber students celebrated the end of the school year with two field days last week! The event was organized by PE teacher Mr. Hemphill. Some of the school's sixth graders ran the events while staff kept watch.

Students stand in a line in a grassy field. A sixth grader is handing a hula hoop to a student in the line
         
Monticello Elementary
Ending the year with Warrior Pride 
   
Students have been working hard all year to earn Warrior bucks by showing their Warrior pride. They have been responsible and respectful, and they have taken care of each other. Recently they were able to cash in their bucks! School counselor Ms. Wurst organized a visit from the Kona Ice truck, allowing students to purchase a tasty treat. They were also allowed to spend their Warrior bucks on various goodies. Way to go Monticello Warriors! 
                
Four girls sit on a bleacher. Three are holding cups of shaved ice from the Kona ice truck. One is holding a stuffed cow

Rushmore Elementary
Rushmore student advances to state invention contest

Congratulations to sixth grader Shane Storaci on placing in the Top Five of the District Invention League competition on Saturday! Shane will move on to the state completion in Columbus on July 29. Great job!

A boy stands in front of a display that reads _the rain drain canopy_

Fourth grade symbol winners decorate shirts

It's a reward that will be with them for a long time! The fourth grade monthly symbol party winners recently designed t-shirts with fabric paint.

Six students are bent over t-shirts_ which they are painting with fabric paint.

Valley Forge Elementary
Valley Forge students appear on Channel One

On May 17, Mrs. Snyder's sixth grade homeroom was featured on the greeting of Channel One news! Channel One is an award-winning daily news show for students in grades 5-12. The report encourages young people to become informed, global citizens while covering current event and age-appropriate topics. View the clip of Mrs. Snyder's class on YouTube.   
 
Image of a television screen. Newscaster Tom Hanson appears to be talking_ while over his shoulder is a screenshot of students from Valley Forge.
      
Valley Forge students enjoy Science Night
Mr C and a student inflate a giant balloon
 
Valley Forge students had an extra special treat near the end of the school year--Science Night with Mr. C! Students in all grades were treated to a night of science fun and exploration on May 17.
 
 
      
First graders stage a musical performance

On May 22, Valley Forge's first grade students staged a music performance! Mrs. Toerner walked the audience through the eight steps of musical awareness as the first grade students proudly performed. Highlights from the performance included vocals, beat movement, and dancing.
Students host a writer's tea

Students in the K-3 multiple disability classroom recently put together a tea party unlike any other. Ms. Spradlin, joined by her wonderful team, invited Valley Forge staff to join them in a writer's tea, where students displayed samples of the writing and artwork they created throughout the school year.

A teacher stands next to two students. She is looking down at a table that has artwork on it

Wright Brothers
"Memories with Mom" welcomes more than 400 guests to Wright Brothers
 
On May 2, Wright Brothers hosted "Memories with Mom!" More than 400 moms, stepmoms, grandmothers, aunts, and sisters attended to spend some quality time with their special person and enjoy donuts and juice. A big thank you goes out to Wright Brothers PTO, which organized the event, and the Wright Brothers staff who helped make the event memorable.

A woman sits at a cafeteria table. She has her arm around the shoulders of her son_ who is holding a doughnut. Both are looking at the camera and smiling
         
Guest speakers provide insight into career options
 
Huber Heights Mayor Jeff Gore, WHIO Meteorologist Brett Collar, and WHIO Reporter Lauren Clark recently spoke to students at Wright Brothers about their respective careers. The event was designed to get students thinking about their future career pathways!  

Huber Heights Mayor Jeff Gore Speaking to Wright Brothers Students
      
Studebaker
Studebaker celebrates preschool graduation

Last week, Studebaker preschool celebrated the graduation of 99 students who will be attending kindergarten next year. The future kindergarten students also visited Valley Forge, where kindergarten teacher Mrs. Clark met with them and went over what a day in kindergarten looks like.  
 
The kids enjoyed participating in some fun kindergarten activities.This visit will help make for a smooth transition from preschool to kindergarten next year!  
 
Nine preschool students stand in a line. They have mortarboards on their heads
 
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