Welcome to The Warrior Pride, a monthly enewsletter from Huber Heights City Schools
May 22, 2017
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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!

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

Congratulations to the esteemed members of the Class of 2017! We are so proud of these Warriors and so excited for what the future holds for them.

This year, we recognized 349 graduates who earned an astounding $3,873,625 in scholarship dollars.

Way to go, Warriors! 
Summer Break is here

Thank all of our families, business partners, volunteers, and community members for their tremendous support this year. We are so proud of our students and their achievements, which is made possibly by your involvement in our schools. Our staff will be hard at work learning new skills this summer so we can raise the bar on achievement again next year! 
Fantastic turn-out for An Evening of Fine Arts

Earlier this month, our district hosted An Evening of Fine Arts, a two-night extravaganza of our students' talents in the visual and musical arts. Students from across the district exhibited their artwork for the community to see, and students in band and choir performed. Thank you to everyone who came out to support these tremendous young artists!

a collage of choir students singing and student artwork - portraits and animals

Wayne High School
Students' career goals applauded

Whether they intend to further their education, enlist in the military, or enter the workforce, our students graduate Wayne with the skills that give them a leg up.

This spring, the school held two special ceremonies to recognize those members of the Class of 2017 who plan to enroll and enlist.

In April, the school recognized college signees during the annual College Signing Day celebration (top image). And in May, members of the Class of 2017 who have enlisted to serve our country were honored at the annual Military Signing Day celebration (bottom image).

Way to go, Warriors! Good luck next year! 
College signees for the class of 2017  
Members of the class of 2017 who have enlisted in the military
Wayne/MVCTC student earns first place in state SkillsUSA contest

Congratulations to Natalie Campbell, a graphic commercial photography student at MVCTC, on earning first place in the photography category of the SkillsUSA Contest in Columbus, Ohio, last month! Natalie has qualified to compete at the National SkillsUSA contest in June!

Kelsea Morgan, also a Wayne/MVCTC student, and her team earned second place in the dental assistant opening and closing category.

Great job!  
PLTW students compete at Tech Prep Showcase

Students from the Wayne's Project Lead the Way engineering classes competed at the 2017 Miami Valley Tech Prep Showcase last month. The showcase, held at Sinclair Community College, gives students a chance to exhibit projects they developed using the skills and knowledge gained in class. The students from Wayne presented a new device that protects mobile phone cords. Nice job!

Wayne students stand next to a presentation board
Mr. and Miss Wayne named

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 Mr. and Miss Wayne, Erick (Tyler) Wynkoop and Kloe Muntz! The students are chosen for this title by the student body and staff. Congratulations!
Mr and Miss Wayne stand in the gym
Students benefit from shark tank experience

Students from Mrs. Leffew's business classes recently presented business plans to bankers from 5/3, First Financial, and Key Bank. The project's benefits were three-fold: Students researched and created business plans, gained real-world presentation experience, and received valuable feedback from business professionals!

Collage of images showing students presenting to bankers     
Birds of prey visit biology students

Students in Mrs. Waggoner's biology classes recently got an up-close look at birds of prey when the the Glen Helen Raptor Center visited the classroom.

collage of images showing a man holding an owl and a hawk
Wayne teacher presents on Purple Star Award at the Air Force Museum

Wayne High School English teacher Mr. Wyrick presented at the National Museum of the U.S. Logo that reads Purple Star Award Air Force about Ohio's new Purple Star Award. The award is  being presented to schools across the state that help military families adjust to their new schools. Mr. Wyrick is a retired Air Force chief master sergeant who has taught at Wayne for 15 years.
  Mr Wyrick stands at a podium

Weisenborn Junior High
Eighth grade ceremony recognizes outstanding academic effort

Sixty-eight students were honored at Weisenborn's Eighth Grade Recognition Ceremony last week for their outstanding academic efforts and citizenship during the 2016-2017 school year. Congratulations, students! That's Warrior Pride! 
A group of students holding certificates
A group of students holding certificates

A group of students holding certificates
Two students earn Superior ratings at State Science Fair

Congratulations to eighth graders Kaylah Vorhees and Sarai Combs on receiving Superior ratings at the State Science Day event, which was held at the Ohio State University on May 13! Wow!  
Students hold State Science Day certificates
Students inducted into National Junior Honor Society

Last month, Weisenborn inducted 64 new members into the National Junior Honor Society. To become a member, students must meet requirements related to academics, service, leadership, character, and good citizenship. Nice job, students! 
Inductees sitting on chairs in a gym
Charles H. Huber Elementary
Charles Huber's got talent!

Charles Huber students had a chance A student playing a guitar and singing to shine earlier this month at the school's talent show! Students in grades four through six were invited to participate, and the show was staged for all students in the school. Special thank you to music teacher Mr. Hesselbart for overseeing the event!

a student dressed as a mime

students playing horns
Students celebrate end of the year with field day
What perfect way to end the year than the always-anticipated field day? Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success!

Despite chilly weather, spring picnic a success

Despite the chilly weather, students, families, and teachers came together for a great time at the Charles Huber spring picnic. Mr. Hixon and Mr. Hemphill braved the cold and went into the dunk tank to raise money for future PTO events, which help fund educational and family-oriented activities for the school. Thank you to the parents and staff who volunteered their time for this special event! Your contributions helped raise more than $1,100!

students in line for cotton candy     
Monticello Elementary
Cookout celebrates Gold Award winners 
Students who earned a Gold Award for at least three of the four grading periods were invited to a cookout during lunch on May 16. Their lunch was cooked by several of our Huber Heights firefighters. After eating, the students were able to check out a few rescue vehicles from the police department, fire department, the Army, and SWAT. The students were given t-shirts to celebrate their effort and dedication to their education. Thank you to everyone who made this event a day to remember for our students! 
Students pose in front of a tactical vehicle

Student effort earns rewards 
During state tests last month, Monticello students could earn test tickets for arriving to school on time and for trying their best. After testing was completed, the students all had a dance, complete with a DJ. During the dance the students entered their test tickets into a raffle for many great prizes. Some students won summertime toys, gift cards, or, as pictured, special lunches with their friends and even Principal Doll
Students eating lunch with Mr. Doll

Students holding prizes
students holding up sundaes
Monticello staff recognized for their dedication 
Monticello would not be the same without two of our favorites, our secretary, Ms. Brown, and clinic aide, Ms. Haas. These two are constantly multi-tasking, helping anyone and everyone that needs their attention. Just recently, they even stepped in to help with a medical emergency during dismissal. Their dedication to the Monticello family and their unwillingness to give up make Monticello a great place to be!    
Ms Brown and Ms Haas smiling for the camera
Rushmore Elementary
Rushmore students plan for the future

Sixth grade students participated in a Career Fair on May 11. Students researched a career that interested them and then displayed and presented their findings to the rest of the school. The Career Fair was a huge success, and now our sixth graders have new insight into potential careers as they move on to junior high! 

students holding presentation boards
Students standing next to a presentation board
Valley Forge Elementary
Valley Forge celebrates end of year with a funival

The Valley Forge PTO sponsored
a funiv A student on a climbing wall al on May 12 to celebrate the end of the year. Activities included a climbing wall! The students and staff had a great time and are appreciative of everyone who helped make the day special for students! 

Omega Man pays visit to Valley Forge

Omega Man brought his powerful anti-bullying message to Valley Forge students this month. It was an excellent close to the school year, reminding students to be their best and to make good choices before they leave for the school year. Mr. Patterson, pictured here with Omega Man, was a great sport!

Mr Patterson on the back of Omega Man

Field day activities offer end-of-year fun

Hula hoops, relays, and more--students celebrated the end of the school year with annual field day contests and activities. The event is a great way to celebrate all of the hard work students put in during the year. Special thanks to everyone who volunteered their time for this event!  

Students wait in line for a relay

Wright Brothers
Omega Man brings positive message to Wright Brothers
On May 16, Wright Brothers received a visit from the All-Powerful Omega Man! Omega Man teaches the importance of being a "Dream Maker," not a "Dream Breaker"! Students are encouraged to make good choices, be good role models, and always do their best. Omega Man teaches students that they are all strong and can make a difference. Students and staff enjoyed the show very much and are hoping to have Omega Man back again next year.
Preschool graduation marks special milestone for students and parents

Preschool had a successful school year! The staff thanks parents for entrusting their children with us this year and for being a partner in their education. More than 80 children are moving on to Kindergarten next year ready for school! The team of school teachers, paraprofesssionals, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist, nurses and many others have worked collaboratively to prepare these students for this new journey. We look forward to following up and hearing how they do in the future.   

preschool boy wearing a graduation hat
Preschool girl wearing a graduation hat and laughing
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