Welcome to The Warrior Pride, a monthly enewsletter from Huber Heights City Schools
March 28, 2016
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UPCOMING EVENTS

No School for Students - Teacher Work Days
March 28 and 29

Wayne ACT Boot Camp
April 6

No School
April 8

Board of Education Meeting
April 14

Two-Hour Early Dismissal
April 22
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Learning today, prepared for tomorrow--Warrior Pride
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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.
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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!

District News
Introducing the "New Experience" in Huber Heights City Schools

There is a new story to tell about education in our schools. It's great news for ALL residents of Huber Heights. Our success is for the future of our community--"we are all in this together!"
 
We are still about teaching the basics--reading, English, math, science, and history. But wait until you see what else we are doing with education!
 
"The New Experience" is how we are preparing kids for the future. "The New Experience" is what education is about in 2016 and how different it is from education in 1986...1994...2005. It's about new programs, new opportunities for students and professional development for teachers, new technology, and more.

Learn more at our The New Experience website!


Join us on Facebook!

We have a story to tell about education in Huber Heights! Learn more about the great opportunities we offer students by following our New Experience on Facebook!

Calling all Warriors: Your vote is needed!

Mr. Sanders, custodian at Wright Brothers Elementary School, has been named one of 10 national finalists for Janitor of the Year contest. Sponsored by Cintas Corporation, the contest recognizes the best-of-the-best in school janitors. The winner receives a $5,000 cash prize and the school receives $5,000 in Cintas and Rubbermaid products and services.

For Mr. Sanders to win, he needs your vote! To vote, visit www.cintas.com/JOTY. Voting closes April 15, so don't delay!

Wayne High School
Wayne students work the polls on March 15

Wayne senior Zachary Johnson assisted Miami County voters on March 15.
Numerous Wayne seniors got a hands-on lesson in civics when they worked the election polls on March 15. The students worked with the Boards of Elections in both Montgomery and Miami counties as part of Youth at the Booth, an initiative to create lifelong, informed voters and stimulate awareness of and participation in our political process.

This is just one of many ways we strive to help our students see the value of becoming lifelong participants in our community!    
ACT Boot Camp scheduled for April 6

Students who are interested in taking the ACT will not want to miss this. Wayne will offer a special ACT Boot Camp April 6 from 8:20 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. The program is designed to minimize anxiety and maximize potential to help students improve their ability to be accepted by the colleges of their choice. This is a $350 program that Wayne High School is very proud to offer their students for only $49.

For more information, visit the Test Prep Seminars website or contact Mrs. McCullough in the Bursar's Office at 233-6431. 
Wayne Junior Cabinet profiled for their support of A Special Wish Foundation

Every fall, Wayne's Junior Cabinet organizes a highly anticipated students vs. faculty volleyball game. But the winners of this game won't be found on the court; they are in the community. The game is a fundraiser for the Dayton Chapter of A Special Wish (ASW) Foundation.

Since 1994, the Junior Cabinet has raised more than $28,000 for ASW through its annual volleyball fundraiser. This year, their efforts supported Jerome, a three-year-old boy whose wish was to go to Walt Disney World.

The Junior Cabinet was recently recognized for their efforts with an article in the Dayton Daily News. Learn more about their hard work in service to others, as well as Jerome's story, on the Dayton Daily News site or by visiting ASW's website
Ninth graders apply engineering skills to build mousetrap cars

We all know what happens when you build a better mousetrap ... but what about building better mousetrap cars? Ninth graders in Wayne's Honors Physical Science class recently spent time researching and building mousetrap-powered cars. They had to design, build, and refine their cars, learning about energy transformation, force, and motion in the process !
 
 
Wayne junior Muskan Chander wins speech contest

Congratulations to junior Muskan Chander, who won first place in the Rotary Club's Four-Way Test Speech for Huber Heights City Schools.

High school contestants must speak from memory for 4-6 minutes on applying the Rotary Club's Four-Way Test to service, leadership, or life.

As first place winner, Muskan earns $200 and passage to compete at the district level on April 10 at Wright State University. Congratulations are also due to second place winner Bethany Critchlow and third place winner Katie Soza. Way to go!

Rotary Club Four-Way Test Speech contest winners Muskan Chander, Bethany Critchlow, and Katie Soza. 
Wayne's Interactive Media class wins big at BPA competition!

Wayne High School's Interactive Multimedia Class came out winners at the Region 3 Business Professionals of America (BPA) Awards on February 2. Wayne's BPA organization brought home 16 awards this year while representing Wayne with professionalism and pride.  

Kelsey Hammond, Kaela Johnson, Reaghan Blair, Todd Hoffacker, Brittany Hawley, and Kyle Duncil competed at the State Competitions in Columbus on March 17 and 18, where Kaela placed in the top 10 for Graphic Design Promotion! 
   
The Wayne High School BPA chapter members are students from Wayne's Interactive Multimedia program studying graphic design and computer applications. Students have four unique classes to choose from: Digital Design, Creating Digital Media, Interactive and Video Development, and Interactive Web and Media Development.
 
State-bound qualifiers: Kelsey Hammond, Kaela Johnson, Reaghan Blair, Todd Hoffacker, Brittany Hawley, and Kyle Duncil (not pictured).

Regional Winners: 3rd place Math and Financial Analysis and 3rd place Banking and Finance Brittany Hawley; 5th place Digital Publishing Ayoung Choi; 5th place Graphic Design Promotion Sienna Johnson; 1st place Desktop Publishing Reaghan Blaire; 5th place Interview Skills Mary Ditmer; 1st place Graphic Design Promotion Kaela Johnson; 2nd place Digital Publishing Kelsey Hammond; 3rd place Digital Publishing Jacqueline Stockman; 4th place Desktop Publishing Sierra Corcoran; 4th place Digital Publishing Dylan Evoniuk; 1st place Advanced Spreadsheet Todd Hoffacker; Desktop Publishing Rodney Ratliff; 6th place Digital Publishing Caleb Butcher; 1st place Digital Publishing Kyle Duncil; 3rd place Desktop Publishing Roland Hines.
Weisenborn Junior High
Weisenborn students collect donations for FISH

Weisenborn students scored a touchdown by collecting more than 200 canned food items for the local FISH food pantry. The food drive was conducted during the school's Souper Week in celebration of the Super Bowl. Nice job! 
Weisenborn basketball team earns high rankings

The Weisenborn eighth-grade basketball team finished second and the seventh grade team finished third in the GWOC! Congratulations on a great season!
Weisenborn students qualify for Power of the Pen regional competition

Congratulations to Chloe Johnston and Jordan Eddings on competing in the Power of the Pen Regional Competition. Chloe received Honorable Mention. Great work!

Valley Forge Elementary
Valley Forge students celebrate reading

Valley Forge has had a busy month of exploring the fun of reading! Students dressed up to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss and participated in related reading activities.


 
T
he Texas Roadhouse Armadillo from Huber Heights also made an appearance to read to the kindergarten classes as part of Student Council Reading week.

Annual SSLAM Night offers evening of educational activities for parents and students

Valley Forge held its annual SSLAM (Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, and Math) Night last month, attracting students and families for a variety of fun, educational activities. Students and their guests viewed science fair projects from grades 5 and 6, took a Black History Month Trivia Quiz, built 3-D objects with marshmallows and toothpicks, and played math musical chairs!

   
Shoes 4 the Shoeless provide footwear for Valley Forge students

Shoes 4 the Shoeless recently visited Valley Forge to provide 165 pairs of new tennis shoes and socks for students whose shoes did not fit or were not fit to wear. The school is thankful for the opportunity to partner with Shoes 4 the Shoeless to meet the needs of students! 
Charles H. Huber Elementary
Students celebrate Right to Read Week
  
Charles Huber observed Right to Read Week, which ran February 29 - March 4, with lots of fun events to get students excited about reading. Third and sixth grade students paired up for buddy reading, students got in the spirit with a themed Spirit Week, and a door decorating contest invited classrooms to display their creativity (congratulations to Mrs. Brewer, Mrs. James, and Mrs. Zink on winning the door decorating contest!). Best of all, students were treated to a visit by the Cat in the Hat himself!

       
       

Enthusiastic turnout for Munchies with Mom event

Charles Huber celebrated moms and other women who are important in students' lives with Munchies with Mom on March 10. Programs like these are essential for building family engagement--and they are fun! Special thank you to the PTO and to student leader supervisors Mrs. Hawley,
Mrs. Schoeneweiss, and Mrs. Circle for making the event a tremendous success!

 
Monticello Elementary
Four-footed reading companions benefit Monticello students
 
Monticello Elementary School has officially "gone to the dogs!" This month, certified therapy dogs have been visiting the Monticello library to encourage students' love of reading. Every Monday and Wednesday, students who have improved in some area, such as attitude, behavior, effort, grades, or attendance, are invited to come to the library for 20 minutes to read to a furry friend. This program is encouraging students to work toward their improvement goals, while also inspiring them to read for pleasure. The dogs have been a very welcome addition to the Monticello Family!



        
Rushmore Elementary
Students celebrate reading at Rushmore

Students got into the spirit for Right to Read week and Dr. Seuss' birthday at Rushmore! Activities included third graders teaming up with first graders to celebrate reading.

   
Wright Brothers Elementary
Wright Brothers families enjoy Red Carpet treatment
 

Last month, Wright Brothers Elementary held its annual Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dances on consecutive weekends. The turnout for both dances was fantastic, with almost 500 attendees combined. The theme of this year's dance was "Red Carpet Extravaganza." There was music, dancing, food, and crafts available for all ages to enjoy. The paparazzi were out in numbers to take pictures of everyone in their finery. A big thank you to Student Council for sponsoring these events and creating two wonderful evenings for Wright Brothers families.

    
 
  
Studebaker Preschool
Studebaker Preschool supports Preschool Power Pledge
 

The staff at Studebaker Preschool is supporting Montgomery County's Preschool Power Pledge! The pledge is to ensure children receive a first-class education starting when they are young and to help students have access to high quality affordable preschool.

Preschool registration continues for our excellent program. If you have a child who will be 3 years old by Sept. 30, 2016, and you are interested in registering for preschool, please call 937 237-6300 ext. 5. 
 
       

     
Literacy, family engagement activities round out a busy month
 

In March, many of the preschool teachers continued their literacy-based learning with fun activities involving Dr. Seuss in conjunction with his birthday and Right to Read week. Thank you to all the parents who supported these fun activities.



In addition to our Monday-Thursday preschool sessions, the preschool also organizes several family engagement activities on Fridays. This month was the Trike-a-Thon. Families raised money for St. Jude and had a fun day in the gym riding their bikes.

      
 
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