Welcome to The Warrior Pride, a monthly enewsletter from Huber Heights City Schools
September 19, 2017
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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!

Three students to compete at national invention convention
In July, three students and one team joined more than 500 students from across the state t o compete in the Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Competition at the Ohio State Fair. Three of A group of students stand on a stage holding certificates and ribbons the projects won and have been invited to participate in the N ational Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo in 2018 at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearb
orn, Michigan!     
The following students participated:
  • Tessa Fuller from Wright Brothers Elementary, inventor of the "Knit Wit"
  • Ziya and Jay Patel from Valley Forge Elementary, inventors of the "No Break Bag"
  • Zoe Strobel from Charles Huber Elementary, inventor of the "Step-N-Strike" 
  • Maya Zinkiewicz from Charles Huber Elementary, inventor of "The Measure Up Pencil"
Tessa won the Art Industry Award and a $500 scholarship from the Ohio Tuition Trust Authority's Direct529 Plan. Ziya, Jay, and Zoe received the Top 10 Grade Level Award for their inventions. These four students will advance to the nationals! 
We are so proud of these students! Way to go! 
Zoe_ a young girl_ stands in front of a display shaped like a giant baseball that has images on it and the words Step N Strike
A young girl stands in front of a display that has the words Knit Wit at the top. She is smiling and wearing a badge shaped like a lightbulb around her neck.      
Wayne High School
Wayne JROTC students give back through community service

Green Castle Cemetery is one of Dayton's oldest cemeteries, but it has fallen into neglect. This year, Wayne AFJROTC has partnered with the Sons of Union Veterans Sherman Camp 93 and other community groups to help cut grass, weed, and clean up the cemetery. On Aug. 26, JROTC provided 64 hours of community service.   
Events such as these teach JROTC students skills related to planning, hard work, and teamwork. The next cleanup will be Sept. 23 at 9:00 a.m.        
A group of students gathered around a sign that reads Green Castle Cemetery
Students recognized for showing their Warrior Pride

Congratulations to the following Wayne students on being recognized for their display of Warrior Pride:  
  • Colin Turner
  • Derek Boston
  • Jacob Reedy
  • Dylan Donchez
  • Cameron Powell
Students are nominated by teachers throughout the building. A drawing is then held for all nominees, with the winners earning a free meal from Texas Road House. Nice job! 
There are five photos of five students standing next to Principal Berk. They are all smiling and two are holding certificates.
Wayne football named Top 5 Team

The Wayne High School football team was selected as a pre-season Top 5 Team in the state of Ohio by Maxpreps. Members of the football team were presented with a banner by the Ohio National Guard at the school's first pep assembly!
Two members of the Ohio Guard hold a banner that says Congratulations 2017 Preseason Top 5 Team National Guard. Behind them stand members of the Wayne football team. They are all standing in the gymnasium_ with students on the bleachers behind them.
Vote for Wayne in the McDonald's Grant challenge to help offset athletic fees

McDonald's is giving away $20,000 to Miami Valley area schools to help offset pay-to-play costs incurred by students. This six-week competition consists of two bracketed groups and three rounds of voting. Prizes will be awarded to the schools with the most votes.  
Wayne is currently in first place for Division I! Keep voting, and Wayne athletics students could benefit from a significant offset to their participation fees! 
To vote, simply visit https://highschoolgrantchallenge.com/!
Principal Berk_ wearing a red shirt_ is standing next to Ronald McDonald.
Wayne NHS collects donations for Harvey victims

Following the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the Wayne National Honor Society (NHS) quickly pulled together much-needed items to send to victims in Texas. Donations included personal hygiene products, cleaning supplies, and first aid items. NHS also partnered with Engage City Church to collect donations from members of the community at the first home football game of the season. The students and advisors were happy to get involved in community service so early in the school year and look forward to completing other projects throughout the year!
Weisenborn Junior High
Kindness through words

Students in Mrs. Brown's and Mrs. Bissett's classes helped to share positive messages in the hallways of Weisenborn recently! The uplifting messages tie in to Weisenborn's building-wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) program, which is designed to encourage positive behavior. 
Three students stand in a group_ one holding a sign that says creative.

Four students stand in front of a bulletin board that says throw kindness like confetti. Scattered around the words are post-its in different colors.
Charles H. Huber Elementary
Charles Huber celebrates grandparents

Charles Huber's PTO sponsored a Grandparents Day Breakfast on Sept. 7. It was a very special day for  students and their grandparents!
A lady sitting at a table with her grandkids. A vase with flowers is in the center of the table.
A lady standing with her three grandkids_ all are smiling at the camera
Warrior spirit at Charles Huber

Last month, Mr. and Miss Wayne kicked off their elementary pep assemblies with Charles Huber. Students were entertained by a pep assembly, games, and more. Go Warriors!  
The picture was taken in a gymnasium. A line of football players in their jerseys stand behind a group of smiling elementary school students.
Monticello Elementary
Monticello gives to those in need 
Monticello would like to thank its students and families for being so generous! In just one day, they collected hundreds of items to donate for Hurricane Harvey relief. We've always known our families were amazing, but the outpouring of support was remarkable!
Staff members stand around large boxes that are sealed. They are standing in the school hallway.
Safety Patrol keeps students safe 
Every day, our Safety Patrol students stand at their posts, making sure students and visitors are being safe. They also help raise and lower the flag each morning and afternoon, showing our respect for our country!
Three students stand in front of the school. The sun is bright.. They are wearing bring green safety patrol harnesses. They are holding the flag and preparing to raise it for the day.  

Rushmore Elementary
Students support Texas hurricane victims

Students at Rushmore Elementary showed support for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Several classes wrote letters for Houston residents, which accompanied toothbrushes. Students learned about natural disasters and about how to best help those in need.
Image shows handwritten letters and packages of toothbrushes on a table.
Rushmore students pay respect on 9/11

With the help of VFW Quartermaster Jack Brankamp, students at Rushmore Elementary lowered the flag to half-staff in honor of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Many classes discussed the events of 9/11 and why we remember those events each year on Patriot Day.

Image shows students standing outside of the school lowering the flag.
Special guests rev up the pep for Rushmore students

Special guests from Wayne High School visited Rushmore on Sept. 8 for a pep rally. Student volunteers were chosen to compete in fun activities, and the high school students entertained the crowd. The Rushmore staff and students are proud to be Warriors!
Special thanks to the members of the Wayne High School football team, Student Council, Spirit Squad, and Marching Band! 
Image shows high school students sporting red colors sitting on bleachers and smiling at the camera.
Valley Forge Elementary
Valley Forge kindergartners practice filling their "bucket"

To help start off the year, the kindergarten team read "Have You Filled A Bucket Today?" with students. This book emphasizes positive behavior by using the concept of an invisible bucket to show children how simple it is to express kindness and love by "filling a bucket." It also helps children understand that "bucket dipping" is a negative behavior but can be changed with one kind act.
New addition to Valley Forge library

Student Ana McCutcheon shows off the Valley Forge library's new book nook! The nook was built by Mr. Mark Zeller to provide students with a comfy space to curl up with their favorite books. 
A young girl sits inside a little house-shaped building. It is blue with white trim. It says Book Nook on the outside of it. It is in a library_ there is a shelf of books next to it.

SOAR students become balloon artists

On the first day of SOAR for second and third grade, balloons were incorporated balloons into a theme on flight theme. All of our activities throughout the day involved learning across the disciplines with balloons.  Students ended the day with guest speaker Ms. Lea Craine from Children's Entertainment, who taught students how art and science relate to balloon sculpting. In her workshop she incorporated balloon origins, spatial reasoning, measuring, multi-step directions, friction, transfer of energy, pressure, temperature, and cause-effect. Each student learned to make three balloon sculptures of their own to take home!
A group of students sit on the floor of a classroom. They have long baloons in their hands. They are trying to manipulate the balloons into something.   
A group of students smile at the camera. They are in a classroom. They are wearing balloon hats on their heads.

Wright Brothers
Comfortable places double as reading spaces
Ms. Fenner's third-grade students are working on their silent reading. To encourage good reading habits, Ms. Fenner has created special reading areas with comfortable seating. The students look forward to the upholstered chairs, bean bags, and oversized pillows to relax and read!
Students sitting on the floor reading.
Handwriting in the great outdoors
Ms. Hamilton's class took advantage of the wonderful September weather to get outside and practice their cursive writing. Mr. Sanders, Wright Brothers' custodian, maintains the courtyard so beautifully that the students love the opportunity to sit in the flower garden while practicing their writing.
A group of students sitting outside in a courtyard_ surrounded by flowers. All are looking at the camera and smiling.
Mobile dentist visits preschool

On Sept. 11, the mobile dentist from Ohio Dental Outreach came to Studebaker Preschool to do dental checkups and cleanings for the preschoolers. For many of the kids, this was their first dental experience.  Each child who participated received a toothbrush, a dental report card, and a parent information sheet on dental care and follow-up visits for their children.  
A young child is reclined back in a chair wearing sunglasses while a hygentist with a mask on her face and gloves on her hands checks his teeth.  
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