Welcome to The Warrior Pride, a monthly enewsletter from Huber Heights City Schools
January 22, 2018
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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: Educate the Whole Student
All of our schools offer opportunities for students to explore their talents and interests, develop social and leadership skills, and learn about global citizenship. Discover more in our 2016-17 Quality Profile
Image has four banners. The first banner has two music notes and reads_ explore art and music. The second banner has an illustration of hands coming together in a circle and reads_ get involved. The third banner has an illustration of three people standing inside a circle and it reads_ become leaders. The fourth banner has an illustration of a circle bisected by lines and encircled by a ring. It reads_ give back to community.
Wayne High School
Wayne Thespians produce play for Southwestern Ohio Thespian Conference
Several Wayne Thespians performed "The Door," a one-act play, for more than 22 schools during the Southwestern Ohio Thespian Conference on Jan. 20. Director Katie Leeds, a Wayne junior, followed her vision in this social commentary about justice. Rickey Harris played "Justin," a teen murdered in a hate crime. Avery Lewis played his grandmother, "Grace," who refuses to answer the door to the police, fearing the worst. Lyann Trinh was "The Voice" knocking at the door. This is the first time Wayne has presented a completely student-produced play at the conference! Way to go! 
Six students stand on a stage. Five of them are holding pictures. They look glum.  
JROTC Drone Team tours UAS Training and Certification Center
Wayne JROTC's Drone Team recently toured Sinclair Community College's National Unmanned Aerial Systems Training and Certification Center. The students practiced basic drone handling characteristics on simulators and investigated commercial industries and public sectors that hire certified drone operators. The students also tried their hand at operating Sinclair's training drones and even flew their own drone for comparison!  
The visit included a campus tour. JROTC cadets who meet certain criteria are eligible for a $3,000 Tech Prep scholarship that can be applied to any course of study at Sinclair. Nice job! 
Four students stand in front of a sign that reads National UAS Training and Certification Center Sinclair
Wayne launches PBIS web page
Wayne launched its second semester with a rousing PBIS kickoff. PBIS, or positive behavioral and intervention supports, is a districtwide program designed to create an environment in which students want to learn and behave. Wayne students are being encouraged to show their Warrior Pride and to be respectful, be responsible, and be safe.
Learn more about how the program is being implemented at the high school by visiting Wayne's PBIS program page
A collage of six pictures of students on stage addressing an audience of their peers.
"Into the Woods" cast named
Congratulations to the following students on being named to the cast for "Into the Woods": Trinity Castle, Judy Caudill, Martina Dimiduk, Bri GallagherKaty Green, Rickey Harris, Dominic Frazee-Crawford, LeAsia Johnson, Amaya JonesKatie Leeds, Avery Lewis,  Meghan McFarland, Jackson Morgan-Elliott, Latif Muhammad, Kamilah Noaks, Elisa Pancheco, Nathan Phillips, Grace Prince, Katy Skrovan, A'Marria Thompson, and Olivia Wilson.
Mark your calendars and catch these students in action during Wayne's production of the musical on March 15-17! 
Weisenborn Junior High
Students featured in photography project

Several Weisenborn students recently had a chance to share their typical school day activities when they were photographed by Pulitzer-prize winning photographer Mr. Larry Price for a "Learn to Earn Dayton" project. Our students have big plans, and we are helping them chart the best course to their future! 
A girl holds up a chemistry flask filled with blue liquid and gazes at it intently
A student holds one end of an extended tape measure and stares intently down its length
Charles H. Huber Elementary
Students learn that kindness counts

Motivational speaker Mr. Doug Wampler spoke to Charles Huber sixth graders last month about respect, kindness, and making good choices in their lives. Four students were rewarded for their kindness towards others with $50 gift certificates and LeBron James tennis shoes!

Four students stand behind a fold-up table in the gym. They are trying to balance a ball on their noses. A man is standing behind them.
Charles Huber collects more than $500 for the American Cancer Society

Last month, Charles Huber students and staff collected $586 for the American Cancer Society through the Candy Gram sale. Wow! Thank you to everyone who donated candy canes and bought Candy Grams! And special thanks to Ms. Joyce for helping to stuff and deliver the goods!
Four students and a lady dressed like a Christmas elf smile at the camera. The students are holding decorations made out of red and green construction paper
Monticello Elementary
Students learn about other cultures through dancing and singing
Monticello students and staff recently enjoyed a show of African drums and dance. In the show, the students learned about different African instruments, listening to the different sounds through various songs. The performers taught the students words in their native language, and they also taught some lucky students to learn a dance! Before the show ended, even staff members were taught a dance to perform for the students. What a wonderful afternoon for Monticello! 
Three men_ wearing African-themed clothing with bare feet and bare arms and in one case a bare chest appear to be dancing in the gymnasium. One holds a drum and another a set of sticks for making music.
Students recognized for hard work and Warrior Pride 
At the end of each quarter, Monticello's principal, Mrs. Bush, awards the students for hard work, attendance, and  improvements. In the assembly this quarter, more than 150 students were presented with an Honor Roll award, and many students were recognized for their attendance. In addition, nearly 20 students were noted among their peers for improvements in their academics and behavior, and for showing their Warrior Pride. It is impressive to see how Monticello students are giving their best each school day.  Recognition well deserved!
Three students stand in front of the principal. They are smiling at the camera and holding certificates.
Rushmore Elementary
Second graders A-MUSE audiences

Second graders at Rushmore Elementary recently had the good fortune to work with Mr. Michael Lippert from the MUSE machine. Mr. Lippert helped students write and rehearse their very own educational play, "Time is Money." The final performance delighted--and informed--audience members by presenting facts about telling time and counting money. Great job to our young performers!
A trio of kids with signs around their neck with images of coins on them sing into a microphone_ a group of students on risers is behind them.
Dayton Dragons inspire teamwork at Rushmore
Heater and the Dayton Dragons crew visited Rushmore last week to present information on working as a team! Students in grades 3-6 participated in games and had lots of fun as they practiced showing teamwork.   
Heater_ a dragon mascot_ stands in the gym watchin ga line of students participate in some sort of game. They are in the gymnasium and they are standing in front of a group of students.
Valley Forge Elementary
Third graders study cultures from around the world

Valley Forge third graders have been learning about the culture, beliefs, and customs of people from nine different countries around the world. They compared and contrasted facts about each of these nine countries. The students really enjoyed learning about Holland, Israel, Italy, Sweden, Germany, France, Mexico, England, and the United States. At the end of the unit, they had a feast that included foods from all nine countries!    
Students are in the cafeteria sitting at tables and eating. The camera is focused on a group of four students at a table_ smiling at the camera.
Wright Brothers
Shoes 4 the Shoeless donates shoes to students
On Jan. 18, Shoes 4 the Shoeless, an organization that provides shoes and socks to disadvantaged children in the Dayton region, visited Wright Brothers. Nearly 30 volunteers helped students pick out, try on, and walk out with new shoes and socks.The students were very excited and enjoyed getting brand new gym shoes. More than 155 students took advantage of this opportunity. A huge thank you to Ms. Johnson for organizing this for the kids!    
Two volunteers are assisting students by pulling on socks and shoes
Students explore motor skills with shaving cream

Learning can be messy -- and that's what makes it fun! Young learners in Ms. Lovelass' class recently enjoyed practicing fine motor skills by writing their names, letters, and numbers in shaving cream! Activities like these help students discover the joy in learning and exploring. 
Four preschool students sit at a table_ two to each side. They are mushing up piles of shaving cream in front of them.
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