Welcome to The Warrior Pride, a monthly enewsletter from Huber Heights City Schools
November 21, 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!

Quality Outcomes: Preparation
Our students have big plans and even bigger dreams. And in our district, we prepare them to pursue those plans and dreams by giving them the skills and knowledge they need for the journey ahead. Learn more in our 2016-17 Quality Profile
An illustration of a person with a cap and gown_ a person in a hat with goggles_ and a person wearing a button-up shirt with a tie and a name badge. Words embedded in the illustration say Huber Heights City Schools prepares students to enroll in college_ enlist in the military_ enter the workforce_ and we do all this for the lowest cost per pupil in the county.
Save the Date: 46th Annual Senior Citizens Holiday Dinner
The 46th Annual Senior Citizens Holiday Dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Wayne High School. The schools and the community join together to honor Huber Heights senior citizens by serving a traditional holiday meal with entertainment. The doors open to the public at 4:15 p.m. and dinner is served at 4:45 p.m.
All senior citizens are welcomed, but space is limited and reservations are required.  To reserve your seat, call the district at (937) 237-6300.  
Illustration of music notes with the words Senior Dinner
Wayne High School
Success Center Foundation helps Wayne Business students
On Nov. 14, the Business Foundations classes at Wayne High School welcomed six members of The Success Center Foundation. Retired Air Force and civilian professionals helped students work on their business plan projects. Students are studying entrepreneurship and creating their own businesses. They really enjoyed having the one-on-one time to get advice on their ideas!  
As part of the project, students must present their plans to business people, administrators, and other students. The Business Plan Fair will be held on Nov. 29. Any community members interested in participating should contact Mrs. Leffew or Mrs. McCallister at Wayne High School at (937) 233-6431.

Three students sit at with their desks in a circle with laptops in front of them. They are listening to an older man talk.
Wayne joins a select few in receiving Gold Standard for financial education
Wayne High School has been awarded a Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) Gold Standard for its commitment to educating all students in 21st century personal finance skills. NGPF analyzed 11,000 U.S. high schools to measure student access to comprehensive financial education. Wayne  was one of only 600 nationwide to deliver the Gold Standard of a required, stand-alone, semester or longer course in personal finance. 
  Principal Berk stands with four teachers. He holds a poster from NGPF declaring Wayne is a gold standard school  
District well represented at state conference
Wayne High School was well represented at the Ohio School Boards Association Capital Conference in Columbus this month. Project Lead the Way engineering students Michelle Wong, Andrew Wong, Kaya Stargel, and Morgan Atkinson presented at the conference. It is the second-largest education convention in the nation, giving these students a great stage on which to showcase their smarts! 
Four students all wearing red shirts stand in a line and smile at the camera  
Two Wayne students featured in county calendar
Congratulations to Wayne students Lauren Todd and Amaya Jones on having their artwork selected for the 2018 Montgomery County Environmental Calendar contest. Students from all over Montgomery County submitted work. The contest was sponsored by the Montgomery County Board of County Commissioners. Great job!  
  A girl is facing the camera holding her artwork. It is an illustration of the planet with the words We have one world don_t litter A girl faces the camera holding her artwork. It appears to be an illustration of the continents
Student wins concerto competition
A student holding a winds instrument looks at the camera
Hats off to senior Emily Hunt, who recently won the Springfield Youth Symphony's Concerto Competition. She will perform her competition piece with the Springfield Youth Orchestra at their March concert. Wow! 
Student Council raises $500 for Pink Ribbon Girls

Wayne High School Student Council raised $500 for Pink Ribbon Girls. The students ran a blitz campaign during intervention periods to raise funds. Pink Ribbon Girls provides healthy meals, housecleaning, transportation to treatment, and peer support to individuals with breast and women's reproductive cancers free of charge. Nice job!

There are two images. The top image is of a boulder painted pink with the words Warrior Strong on it. The bottom image is of Principal Berk with a group of students holding an oversized check for Pink Ribbon Girls
October students of the month recognized

The following students were recognized for being Wayne High School October Warrior Pride winners: Daryl Jones, Kaitlyn Carabin, Ellis Clark, Elizabeth Harold, and Trayvonn Cobb. All students who receive Warrior Pride notes are entered into a monthly drawing. Students can receive a Warrior Pride note by showing one of the three expectations: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe. All winners receive a free lunch from Lee's Chicken.

This is a collage photo. There are three separate pictures of students with varying degrees of enthusiasm standing next to principal Berk. They are showing off their Warrior Notes. In one corner of the image are the words Be respectful_ be responsible_ be safe
September and October Students of the Month Celebrated

Congratulations to Jacob Padilla, Wayne Student of the Month for September, and to Muryssa Baldwin, Student of the Month for October.
Muryssa stands next to principal Berk. They hold a student of the month certificate between them. Jacob stands next to principal Berk. They are both holding a student of the month certificate

Weisenborn Junior High
Weisenborn celebrates veterans at second annual breakfast event

Weisenborn held its Second Annual Veterans Day breakfast and assembly on Nov. 10. Veterans and active duty military family members were invited to the event, which was hosted by Student Council. We are so thankful for those who sacrifice so much for our freedom!
A woman and a student sit at a table and smile at the camera
A young boy hugs an older man and they smile at the camera
Motivational speakers share inspiring message with students
  Donnie Evege has his arm around a student. Both are looking at the camera and smiling. The student is holding a copy of a book by Evege and is showing off an bejeweled ring in the shape of an O on his finger.  
Weisenborn students and staff had the privilege of meeting Donnie Evege -- Wayne graduate, former OSU football player, and motivational speaker and author -- and Shareen Jenkins, a self-taught dancer and motivational speaker. Their inspiring message focused on overcoming adversity, respect for ourselves and others, leadership, and positive influences.
October Students of the Month recognized

Congratulations to Weisnborn's October Students of the Month: Jamyah Baldwin, Abigail Bernard, Kye Burns, Cailey Christopherson, Lucius Dorise, Carlee Hayes, Will Hutzel, Eseose Ituma, Audrey Kilori, Jeremiah LakesEmma Mainord, Paul Shelley, Isabella Slobada, Asael Ayala Sosa, Jalynn Stinson, Isiah Thompson, Nathan Vu, and George Wijbrandus.    
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.
A group of students stand in front of a brick wall. They are smiling at the camera and holding certificates in front of them.
Charles H. Huber Elementary
Service dog visits first grade

Charles Huber has supported 4 Paws for Ability, an organization that places service dogs with children, for the past three years. Recently Anica, a 4 Paws service dog, visited the school's first graders.

A collage of three photos of students gathered around a dog
Spirit week raises more than $200 for autism awareness and 4 Paws for Ability

It was good fun for a good cause! During Spirit A student wears a tall hat covered in bows_ a vest with a busy patter_ a pink tutu skirt_ purple leggings and mismatched shoes. She holds a fan in one hand and a bottle of pineapple juice in the other. Week at Charles Huber last month, staff and s tudents could pay 25 cents per day or $1 for the whole week to participate in fun activities. The week's events included hat day, twin day, wacky Wednesday, crazy socks, and dress up for Halloween on Friday. 

Hosted by the school's student leaders, the Spirit Week raised $226 for autism awaren
ess and 4 Paws for Ability!    
Three girls are dressed up. One is in a red frilly dress with black leggings and red shoes_ one is in a velvet and fur hooded cloak holding a stuffed owl_ the third is wearing a robe and holding a stuffed cat.
More than 120 students turn out for Spooky Skate Night

More than 120 students participated in Spooky Skate Night last month! Special thanks to the PTO for hosting the event. Activities like these are important because they help our students and families connect outside of the school day!
A large group of students in costume are gathered against a wall at the skating rink
Monticello Elementary
SLAM night combines academics with family fun 
Monticello saw a wonderful turnout for its SLAM night this year. The students showed off their technology skills to their parents, extended their math and English/Language Arts skills, and enjoyed a video presentation on the eclipse with Mr. Ramsey. Throughout the night, they collected signatures on their activity cards, which earned them Warrior Bucks. Students also had an opportunity to win a book and shop at the book fair. It was a great night!
Four students stand in front of a bookshelf holding certificates and smiling at the camera
A boy sorts flash cards that have words on them while a woman looks on and smiles.
Monticello welcomes grandparents 
Watching students with their grandparents at the annual Goodies with Grandparents event is always a sight to see. Grandparents and students enjoyed donuts, coffee, and juice while spending quality time together before the school day. The Monticello staff and PTO members greatly enjoyed visiting with and getting to know our students' grandparents.
Three students sit at a cafeteria table with their grandparents

Rushmore Elementary
Rushmore students give back

After reading "The Lemonade War" by Jacqueline Davies, Ms. Lozano's Response to Intervention group asked to have their own lemonade stand to benefit a charity. By working together for a cause, they raised $203 for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Way to go!
A group of students smile at the camera. They are holding small disposable cups. They stand in front of  a sign taped to a brick wall that reads Lemonade _1 per cup
Rushmore students thank veterans

On Nov. 10, Rushmore held its annual Veterans Day program. Captain Mark Cook from the United States Army was the keynote speaker, and many veterans from the community and the VFW were in attendance.  The gymnasium was decorated with letters and signs made by the students, and the school chorus delighted the audience with patriotic songs. Rushmore appreciates all who have served!

Students stand on a stage_ with their hands over their hearts_ singing. Three members of the VFW stand facing them.
Spelling bee winners named

Thirty-one students from grades 3-6 participated in the Rushmore Spelling Bee on Nov. 17. Sixth grader Kai Pacheco will represent Rushmore as the bee champion, and sixth grader Shane Storaci will serve as the runner up. Congratulations! The Rushmore family wishes them well at the district bee on Jan. 10.
A group of two dozen students stand on a stage holding certificates and smiling at the camera  
Valley Forge Elementary
Two students submit winning entries in county calendar contest

Valley Forge had not one but two students with winning entries in the 2018 Montgomery County Environmental Calendar and Poetry Contest! They are second grader Emma Berman and fourth grader Abigail Liddy. Both students were invited to attend a reception hosted by the Montgomery County Board of County Commissioners on Nov. 14. Nice job!
Donation drive to benefit at-risk veterans

Valley Forge students came together to support and make a difference in the lives of  at-risk veterans and their families by participating in the 2017 Veterans Food Drive. Students were asked to donate nonperishable food items throughout the week of Nov. 10. Thank you to everyone who donated to this important cause!
Wright Brothers
More than 400 turn out for annual Donuts with Dad
On Nov. 8, Wright Brothers Elementary held its annual Donuts with Dad before the start of the school day. The event is sponsored by the Wright Brothers PTO and is always a much-anticipated and well-attended event. More than 400 dads, brothers, uncles, grandfathers, and even some moms attend this year's event. A fabulous time was had by everyone, and a huge thank you goes out to the PTO, parents, and staff who worked hard to make this happen!
A dad and his son smile at the camera. There are doughnuts on the table in front of them_ and the son has his hand wrapped around a milk carton. They are both smiling.
A dad and his daughter and son smile at the camera. They are sititng at a cafeteria table. The dad has a doughnut in his hand_ and the son is holding a carton of milk.
Kasey the fire dog teaches students to stop, drop, and roll

On Oct. 23, Kasey the fire dog and her friend Kody came to visit Preschool. Kasey and her trainer, Fireman Jeff, showed the kids how to stop, drop, and roll if they ever come in contact with fire. Fireman Jeff also taught the kids what to do and what not to do if they ever are in a building and a fire happens. After the program, the students were invited to pet both Kasey and Kody.
Students sit in a _U_ around fireman Jeff and two black dogs. One dog is lying on the floor and the other is standing in front of fireman Jeff.
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