Welcome to The Warrior Pride, a monthly enewsletter from Huber Heights City Schools
February 21, 2018
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Wayne Choir Concert
March 1

Wayne Band Concert
March 6

Board of Education Meeting
March 8

Teacher Work Day (No School)
March 9

Conference Day (No School)

Spring Break
March 26 - March 30
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: Partner with stakeholders
We value the support and expertise of our community members, which is why we work hard to bring our stakeholders into our classrooms. Discover more in our 2016-17 Quality Profile
Nineteen students to compete at State Science Fair in March
The results are in! Nineteen students will advance to the West District Science Day at Central State University on March 17 following their tremendous showing at the District Science Fair on Feb. 8. The 69 students who competed at the district level pulled out all the stops this year, covering topics that ranged from DIY bottle rockets, to chemical reactions in bath bombs, to eye color and peripheral vision.

Please join us in congratulating all of the students who participated and in wishing luck to the following students who will compete next month at the state level! 
  • From Charles Huber: Enna Eastman, Brody Frantz, Jocelyn Garcia, and Tiara-Lynn Jackson
  • From Monticello: Chloe Cantrell
  • From Rushmore: Bailey Bowman and Alyssa Hodkin
  • From Wright Brothers: Logan Cooley-Apel and Zach Zufall
  • From Weisenborn: Miguel Abeldano, Korea Ball, Raelee Lance, Mitchell Logan, Emma Mainord, Camryn McElroy, Chase Morris, Jenna Roberts, and James Zbinden
  • From Wayne: Sarai Combs
View more pictures from the event on our website!  
Student Chase Morris demonstrates his display for two judges. There is a trifold display on the table that reads _Does Texture Affect Grip._ On the tabe is a small contraption that appears to have a claw for grabbing objects.
Wayne High School
Record number of Warriors participate in National College Signing Day
On Feb. 8, 23 student-athletes participated in Wayne's National Signing Day event - the most ever in school history.
The total financial aid earned is estimated to top more than $2 million!

Numerous Wayne sports were represented, including football, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's track, baseball, softball, volleyball, and women's soccer.
Wayne student-athletes also committed to play in a variety of levels beyond high school, ranging from NCAA Division I, II, and III schools; to NAIA schools; to community colleges.

Please join us in congratulating the following students:
  • Dylan Borns (Baseball, Urbana University)
  • Joseph Collins (Track, Indiana Tech)
  • Dynlan Donchez (Baseball, Miami University Hamilton)
  • Maya Dunson (Basketball, Loyola University Chicago)
  • Mikaela Henline (Soccer, Baldwin Wallace University)
  • Kiara Herring (Track, Indiana Tech)
  • Amaya Howard (Volleyball, Central State University)
  • Antwuan Johnson (Football, Bowling Green State University)
  • Cassidy King (Softball, Urbana University)
  • Brody Lundeen (Football, Wheeling Jesuit University)
  • Davontae McKee (Football, Urbana University)
  • Breanna Musick (Softball, Cuyahoga College)
  • Matt Palma (Basketball, Mt. St. Joseph University)
  • Deshon Parker (Basketball, James Madison University)
  • Makayla Portis (Track, Indiana Tech)
  • Darius Quisenberry (Basketball, Youngstown State University)
  • Alex Reigelsperger (Football, University of Minnesota)
  • Taylor Robertson (Track, Indiana Tech)
  • Demetrius Ross (Football, Ohio Dominican University)
  • Garrett Russell (Football, Taylor University)
  • Codi Scogin (Track, Bethel College)
  • L'Christian Smith-Cochran (Football, the Ohio State University) 
  • Tyler Wynkoop (Baseball, Indiana Wesleyan University)

View the gallery from this exciting day on our website! 

L_Christian Smith stands between his mom and dad_ his arms are resting on their shoulders.
BPA winners recognized
Once again, Wayne High School had numerous students earn high honors at the Region 3 Business Professionals of America (BPA) competition. These students not only won Regional Awards, they represented Wayne with pride. Nice job!

The following students will advance to the state competition on March 8 and 9 in Columbus: 
  • First Place: Jared Kleff - Fundamental  Desktop Publishing, Matthew Stuart (not pictured) - Digital Publishing, and Taceana Zelaya - Graphic Promotional Design
  • Second Place: Hunter Garrett - Fundamental Desktop Publishing and Destiny Wagoner - Digital Publishing 
  • Third Place: Yousif Altufaili - Intermediate Wordprocessing and Caleb Perry - Digital Publishing
The following students also placed: 
  • Second Place: Bobby Cole - Business Law and Ethics
  • Fourth Place: Gloria Boyer - Digital Publishing and Dylan Donchez - Accounting
  • Fifth Place: Hannah McPhail - Digital Publishing and Alyssa Golembiewski (not pictured) - Fundamental Desktop Publishing
  • Sixth Place: Candace Croft - Digital Publishing
Eleven students stand in a line holding up plaques
Wayne students shine at OMEA Solo and Ensemble Contest
Several Wayne students performed at the OMEA District 12 Solo and Ensemble Contest on Feb. 3, demonstrating incredible talent and Warrior Pride. Please join us in congratulating these students for their outstanding work!

Students were rated on a scale of 1-5, with 1 being an outstanding performance
  • Carter Burrows - Vocal Solo - 2
  • Martina Dimiduk - Vocal Solo - 2
  • Autumn Dyer - Vocal Solo - 2
  • Emily Hunt - Clarinet Solo - 1
  • Marcus Kendrick, James Wong, and Paige Zickafoose - Horn Trio - 2
  • Kadie Omlor - Oboe Solo - 1
  • Mikey Riggs - Clarinet Solo - 1 
  • Brayden Tekubie - Viola Solo - 3
Honor Roll students treated to breakfast
Spanish teacher Ms. Kennerson recently prepared and served a pancake breakfast for those students in her classes who made the Honor Roll last quarter. Close to 40 students were served, along with nine parents!  Ms. Kennerson and Ms. Mouser made well over 100 pancakes for their guests. Nice job!

Weisenborn Junior High
More than 50 students participate in Weisenborn Science Fair

What a great showing! On Jan. 23, 51 young scientists-in-the-making participated in the Weisenborn Science Fair, sharing their insights on dozens of creative and interesting projects. Congratulations to the following students who received a "superior" rating and participated in the District Science Fair on Feb. 8: Miguel Abeldano, Korea Ball, Victoria Kempton, Raelee LanceHaleigh Larman, Mitchell Logan, Emma Mainord, Cami McElroy, Chase MorrisJenna Roberts (not pictured), and James Zbinden.
Ten students are lined up in two rows against a brick wall. They are smiling at the camera.
January Students of the Month Honored

Congratulations to Weisenborn Junior High School's Students of the Month for January:  Crystal Ackerman, Shayla Black, Ethan Boatwright, Kyleigh Bullock, Amiyah Campbell,
Lily Carlisle, Oni Ford, Deakota Hall, Cole HendersonRosalyn Hernandez, Emma Limberg,
Sean McMeans
, Ciara Pearson, Max Peyton,
Travis Phillips
, Raymond Railey, Britney Reker,
Aaron Richardson, and Julian Smith.

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 19 students stand in front of a brick wall.                
Charles H. Huber Elementary
Father/Daughter, Mother/Son dances a hit for Charles Huber families

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Charles Huber's PTO and Student Leaders hosted the Third Annual Father & Daughter and Mother & Son dances earlier this month. On Feb. 9, fathers and their daughters enjoyed good music and each other's company at the school. On Feb. 10, moms and their sons had a chance to dress up and get down in the Charles Huber gymnasium. Thank you to everyone who made both events such a huge success!

A man and a little girl are in front of a backdrop that has music notes and the words _Sweet music._ The man is kneeling next to the girl. He is holding a small sign that says _U and me_. He is wearing heart-shaped glasses and has a headband with hearts on it on his head. He and the little girl are holding a heart-shaped garland.

A woman and her son are dancing and smiling at the camera. The woman is wearing a dress_ her son has on a suit and a hat. They look happy.
Monticello Elementary
Playful "price of admission" checks comprehension skills 
Ms. Wagner's third grade students do not
A student and a teacher stand at a classroom door. The student is pointing at a math problem hanging on a piece of paper next to the door. It appears to be a greater than_less than problem
just walk right in to class in the morning; they have to pay! There is a "Price of Admission" that tests students' understanding of skills they learn in class.  One recent morning, the students were presented with a greater than/less than math problem. They had to determine which of two fractions was bigger and then they had to read the whole math problem to Ms. Wagner before walking in. What a great way to check for comprehension!      
Monticello celebrate 100 days 
Monticello students recently celebrated the 100th day of school! Students dressed up like they were 100 years old to demonstrate they are 100 days smarter. Their creativity and enthusiasm was impressive!
Four students stand in a row. They are dressed like they are old_ one has a kerchief on her head and is holding a cane_ another little girl has rollers in her hair and is wearing slippers_ a boy has gray hair_ big glasses_ a button-up shirt and a cane_ and a fourth girl has on a big hat with flowers on it_ big glasses_ and a big blouse and skirt.
Students whet their appetite for reading  
Students in Ms. Crouch's Response to Intervention class were recently treated to a Crouch Café, where they had a "book tasting" of different books. They received a menu of facts about each book and information about the author. From there, they were able to choose which book they had a taste for reading.  Way to go, Ms. Crouch, for your dedication to reaching all learners!
Students are gathered around tables in a classroom. The tables have checkered red-and-white tablecloths like a diner. They are reading pieces of paper on the tables.
Rushmore Elementary
Fifth graders travel to "Challenge Island"

Fifth grade students at Rushmore attended a Challenge Island in-school field trip on Feb. 6. Challenge Island is a STEAM-based program that provides students with hands-on activities to encourage collaboration, problem solving, and creating thinking. For their field trip, students worked together to create their own pinball machines!
Four students are standing around a table. Two of them appear to be talking to each other. The students are wearing purple headbands and have two stripes of red facepaint on either cheek
Valley Forge Elementary
Artist in residence visits Valley Forge

Valley Forge students recently worked with Artist in Residence Chris Rowlands from the Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm! Students demonstrated their art skills while working on a mural that will be framed and displayed at Valley Forge. The mural's theme is "The Birds of Audubon."
Students are sitting and lying down in front of a large piece of paper that has blue_ brown and green dots on it. They are in different stages of dipping their brushes in paint and of painting.
Valley Forge students advance to District Science Fair

Congratulations to the following Valley Forge students who advanced to the District Science Fair on Feb. 8: Zarina Akhmedova (Grade 4), Erin Bull (Grade 4), Emily Cline (Grade 5), Qassan Fields (Grade 5), Carissa Fugate (Grade 4), Gabriel Fugate (Grade 4), Philip Gruen (Grade 5), Payton Miller (Grade 5), Tamryn Papalios (Grade 4), and Ziya Patel (Grade 4).

Way to go! 

Wright Brothers
Columbus Zoo brings the wild to Wright Brothers
On Feb. 6, the Columbus Zoo paid a visit to Wright Brothers Elementary for the most anticipated assembly of the entire school year! Students got to meet to seven different animals, from the common American alligator and opossum to the more exotic red-legged seriema from South America and the amazing serval from Africa. The students and staff enjoyed every minute of the presentation. They even had an opportunity to touch the American alligator or the star tortoise from India! Thank you to the Wright Brothers Student Council and PTO, who sponsored the event. The students and staff can't wait until next year!
A close up shot of a person_ probably a man judging by the fingernails_ holding a baby alligator.

Preschool information meetings scheduled for March

There will be two informational meetings/open houses for parents/guardians regarding preschool registration for next year. Please plan to attend one of the meetings to learn about our Five Star program and to tour our classrooms. Both meetings will be in the Board of Education room at Studebaker.
  • March 7 (Wednesday) 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • March 9 (Friday) 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
An icon of an abstract red person on top of an abstract blue person. There are five red stars in an arch above the words step up to quality_ Ohio_s tiered quality rating and improvement system
Preschool invites families out for a day at the lanes

On Feb. 2, more than 140 students and their families joined the preschool staff at Marian Lanes Bowling Alley for the preschool winter engagement activity. Thank you to everyone who came out to make this fun event a success! 
Two adult women sit on a set of stairs. The women each have a child on their lap holding a bowling ball. Another young boy stands to one side.  
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