Welcome to The Warrior Pride, a monthly enewsletter from Huber Heights City Schools
March 22, 2017
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End of Third Quarter
March 24

No School for Students
March 27

Kindergarten Registration Begins
March 30

No School for Students
March 31

Board of Education Meeting
April 13

No School for Students
April 14

Preschool Extravaganza
April 20

Two-Hour Early Dismissal
April 21

An Evening of Fine Arts
May 3 and 4
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!

Kindergarten Registration Begins
March 30

It's time for Kindergarten Registration! Registration begins Thursday, March 30, from 1:00 - 6:30 pm. You may pick up registration packets ahead of time at any of our elementary schools or at Studebaker Preschool.

To find your child's home school:
  • Go to www.huberheightscityschools.org and click on Departments, then Transportation, then Elementary Street Roster
  • Call the Transportation Office: 937-237-6385
Questions? Call us at 937-237-6300, Opt 2.

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Wayne High School
Wayne student places in Top 10 for Desktop Publishing at state BPA contest

Congratulations to  Lyndsey Leverich on placing in the top 10 in the state for desktop publishing a t the  Business Professionals of America state competition on March 16! Lyndsey was joined at the conference by fellow Wayne Interactive Multimedia students Garrett Heggem, who competed in Web design; Hunter Garrett, who competed in desktop publishing; and Patrick Schwartz, who competed in digital publishing. Great job, students!  

Student wins Montgomery County Drug-Free Coalition Poster and Poetry Contest

Wayne sophomore Abigail Kerestes was the grand prize winner of the Montgomery County Drug-Free Coalition Poster and Poetry Contest this year! She earned one of the following prizes of her choice: a $5,000 scholarship to the University of Dayton, a $2,000 scholarship to Wright State University, or nine credit hours to Sinclair College. Congratulations, Abigail! 
Abigail Kerestes with Principal Jeff Berk
Weisenborn Junior High
Two eighth graders headed to Columbus for State Science Day

Congratulations to Kaylah Vorhees an d S arai Combs on receiving Superior Ratings in the Regional Science Fair held at Central State University on March 18. The eighth graders will now advance to the state competition, called the State Science Day, held in Columbus in May! Way to go, Sarai and Kaylah!


          student next to her display
Four students receive College Promise scholarships

Congratulations to Weisenborn's Montgomery County College Promise Scholarship recipients Aaryn Lekhi, Abigail Romig, Isaiah Adkins, and Hailey-Jo Sabin

The College Promise Program provides these scholarships for up to 50 eighth grade Montgomery County students per year. Students are awarded full scholarships to schools that include, but are not limited to, Sinclair Community College, Wright State University, Denison University, Kettering College of Medical Arts, Central State University, Miami University, and the University of Dayton. 
Weisenborn College Promise Scholarship winners  
Weisenborn student wins second place at Regional Spelling Bee

Weisenborn's Spelling Bee champion, Julia Norris, won second place at the Regional Spelling Bee, which was held at Sinclair Community College on March 13. An eighth grader at Weisenborn, Julia has been the district champion since fourth grade. Congratulations, Julia!
Julia Norris holds her medal          
Math, science skills take off with rocket launch project

Thanks to the "Wright Stuff Rocketeers," students in Mrs. Barnhart's Warrior Period used both their science and math skills to build and launch model rockets at Weisenborn. The students applied physics to calculate acceleration, speed, and velocity while learning about the principles of flight.

students prepare rockets for launch        
Charles H. Huber Elementary
Students read more than 41,000 minutes for Read Across America week
Charles Huber did some incredible things during Read Across America week, which occurred March 6-10. Students read 41,168 minutes, surpassing their reading challenge! As a reward, they will exile their principal, Mrs. Granata, to the roof of the school next week.
Guest readers throughout the week included Andy the Armadillo, Dr. Seuss, Wayne students, and a leprechaun. Students also marked each day of the week with a special Dr. Seuss theme: Fox in Socks, Grinchiest Green Day, Oh the Places You Will Go, and Top Hat Day!

students wearing green with a man dressed as Cat in the Hat
Charles Huber welcomes moms for breakfast
On March 9, Charles Huber's Student Leade A mom enjoys breakfast with her child rs hosted a Munchies with Moms event with the help of the PTO. The school was excited to host so many moms for doughnuts and other treats with their children!


Moms enjoy breakfast with students

Monticello Elementary
Monticello students WOW us! 
As Monticello students have been preparing for upcoming state tests in their classrooms, they have also been practicing one critical verb each week as a school. These WOW words are the words that students may encounter on their tests and will help them better understand the questions being asked. Our students have really WOWed us! Pictured here are a few of those students recognized for their hard work.
Front row: Zyah Compton, Lillian Creeger. Back row: Tanley Deaton, Lacey Walton, Samantha Bryant.             
Three students place in AAA Safety Poster contest
Out of the 1,100 entries submitted to the AAA Safety Poster contest this year, Monticello students Brianna Adams, Peyton Childers, and Kylie Wallace all earned Honorable Mention! Brianna and Peyton placed in the grades 3-5 division and Kylie placed in the grades 6-8 division. The students were recognized at an awards ceremony on March 16. The students made their posters in art class with Mrs. Nugent. Way to go, students! 
AAA Safety Poster winners Peyton and Brianna

A picture of a AAA safety poster
Monticello recognizes staff who helped make BoE meeting a success
In February, Monticello proudly hosted the Board of Education for its regular meeting. The meeting featured presentations from Mr. Doll, Monticello principal; Mrs. Wurst, Monticello counselor; Mr. Ayers, district teacher on special assignment; Mr. Berry, fifth grade science teacher; Ms. Glass, sixth grade math teacher; and Ms. Stine, special education teacher. The topics they presented on included career and character education programs, TenMarks, Science Techbook, Discovery Education, Growth Mindset, and two of our reading programs, Read Naturally and Wilson Reading. The meeting would not have been the same without their hard work!

Rushmore Elementary
Rushmore students celebrate Pi Day with Math Night

Students at Rushmore Elementary celebrated Pi Day with a Math Night event on Tuesday, March 14. Sixth grade math t students practicing math drillseacher Ms. Lozano planned math activities for students in grades K-6 to enjoy. Teachers and PTO parents helped facilitate the stations. Rushmore students love learning and practicing math!
Valley Forge Elementary
Two Valley Forge students recognized in AAA Safety Poster contest

Valley Forge had two students place in this year's AAA Safety Poster contest. Out of 1,100 entries, Zarina Akhmedova earned third place in the grades 3-5 division and Haley Coley earned Honorable Mention in the grades 6-8 division. The students were recognized at an awards ceremony on March 16 at the Dayton Art Institute. Great job!

AAA Safety Poster winner Hayle   
Valley Forge celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday

Valley Forge recently recognized Dr. Seuss' Birthday with a week-long celebration and theme days:
  • Monday - "One Fish,Two Fish" Day: Students wore red or blue
  • Tuesday - "The Cat in the Hat": Hat day
  • Wednesday - "Wacky Wednesday": Students wore wacky clothing
  • Thursday - "Green Eggs and Ham" Day: Students and staff wore green!
  • Friday - "Sleep Book": Pajama day
Hall decorated with images from Dr Seuss books    
Wright Brothers
The NED Show visits Wright Brothers
On March 9, Wright Brothers Elementary invited the NED Show to the school for a school-wide assembly and presentation. The NED Show is a character education program that centers on the decision of making good choices and bully prevention. NED is a lovable cartoon character whose name is an acronym for 'Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best.' Teachers and students loved that NED was simple, relatable, and entertaining!
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