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April 19, 2017
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Preschool Extravaganza
April 20

Two-Hour Early Dismissal
April 21

An Evening of Fine Arts
May 3 and 4

Board of Education Meeting
May 11

Last Day of School
May 19

Wayne Graduation
May 21
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Preschool Extravaganza this Thursday

The Huber Heights Early Readiness Coalition's Preschool Extravaganza is this week! The event is Thursday, April 20, from 6:00-7:30 pm at Wayne High School.

The event is free and open to parents with children aged birth-5 years. Come learn about the importance of early readiness for school. Fun activities, door prizes, books, refreshments, and more will be provided!
 
An Evening of Fine Arts coming up in May

The visual and musical talents of Huber Heights City Schools students and staff will be on display for the public during the two-night Evening of Fine Arts event on May 3 and 4.


The Wayne High School Muntz Gym will be transformed into a gallery of artwork created by district students and staff, while Wayne's top musicians perform in the adjacent Auditorium.

May 3
  • Art Show: 6 - 9 pm
  • Concert Band and Jazz Band: 7 pm
May 4  
  • Art Show: 6 - 9 pm
  • Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble: 7 pm
Sixth grade recital puts young musicians at center stage

On March 18, the district held its sixth grade solo and ensemble recital in the Wayne Performing Arts Center.  Thirty students (along with a few siblings and parents) participated from Charles Huber, Monticello, Rushmore and Valley Forge elementary schools! We have such exceptional talent in the district and are so proud to showcase our young artists. A video of the evening can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWYzqtxLAMI 
 
Student musicians smiling

Student musicians playing
 
Wayne High School
Power Lunch educates Wayne students about a future in manufacturing

The Dayton region's manufacturing industry is vibrant, growing--and in need of qualified talent. On March 28, the Dayton Region Manufacturers Association and the Montgomery County Educational Service Center held its first Power Lunch at Wayne to talk to students about available options, salaries, and education requirements for manufacturing careers in the Miami Valley.

Represemtatives talking to students about manufacturing jobs    
         
Tremendous crowds turn out for "Beauty and the Beast"

Wayne High School's Drama Club presented "Beauty and the Beast" on April 8 and 9, drawing an audience of more than 400 both days. Great show! 

Scenes from Beauty and the Beast
    
Dueling Divas come to Wayne

The Muse Machine and the Dayton Opera "Dueling Divas" came to Wayne to present an in-school performance for students. This is just one of the many Performing Arts programs that have been brought to Wayne this year by Mrs. Barker, the Wayne Drama Club advisor!

   
Weisenborn Junior High
NJHS students volunteer at Humane Society

Members o f the National Junior Honor Society volunteered at the Dayton Humane Society on Saturday, a student holding a shovel and a student holding pavers
April 8. The students helped clean up the grounds, exercised the animals, and installed engraved brick pavers. The NJHS students also delivered pet food and supplies they collected for the Humane Society earlier this year. Nice job! 
  
   
students sitting outside with a puppy  
PLTW students get serious about medical inquiry

Students in Mrs. McNerney's Project Lead The Way Medical Detectives class were hard at work earlier this month labeling the parts of the brain. They used sheeps' brains for this hands-on study.
 
students label a sheep_s brain    
 
Charles H. Huber Elementary
Charles Huber student advances to state invention convention
 
On March 25 the District Invention League was held at Studebaker. Fourth grader Zoe Strobel participated with her invention, "Step N Strike." Zoe placed third and will advance to the Ohio Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Competition on July 30 at the Ohio State Fair. Way to go, Zoe!
    
Zoe with her step n strike invention
Excellent turnout for Camp-Read-A-Lot literacy night
 
On March 23, Charles Huber families geared up for a "Camp-Read-A-Lot" themed family literacy night. Students that attended received a literac a family gathered around a pretend campfirey "passport" and earned stamps for each "campsite" they visited. The campsites included the Huber Heights Library with animal puppets, a tent for reading animal and camping books with family, a stop for singing campfire songs, a book fair, a book walk to receive a free book, arts and crafts, and more. Thank you to everyone who made this event a tremendous success!

Camp attendees touching stuffed animals and smiling
    
Monticello Elementary
Monticello students advance to state invention convention 
 
On March 25, the District Invention League was held at Studebaker. Monticello had two students participate in the event! Fifth grader Lilly Cameron's invention, "No Spill - The Painters Helper," helps keep paint off the floor. Fifth grader Breanna Elsman invented "The Road Saver" to protect roads from dangerous weather and reduce accidents. Both students did an exceptional job! Both girls will participate in the Video Qualifying Round. If selected, they will advance to the Ohio Invention Convention & Entrepreneurship Competition on July 30 at the Ohio State Fair.Congratulations, Lilly and Breanna!
   
Brianna with her invention board

Lilly with her invention board.             

Monticello unveils new student-inspired art banner
 
Check out that banner! Not only does it say 'Monticello,' each letter is made of self-portraits created by Monticello students. Mrs. Nugent and her art students recently drew a monochromatic self-portrait. Then the portraits were constructed into the letters in Monticello. This amazing banner will look great in the halls of the school!
                   
Rushmore Elementary
Second graders hone their public speaking skills

Students in second grade at Rushmore Elementary worked in groups to conduct research, compile information, and create and present what they learned using Google Slides. The project was a great opportunity for them to learn new information and present it to their peers. 
          
Students use Google slides for their presentation
Flat Stanley makes the rounds

Rushmore Student holding a picture of flat stanley second graders also recently practiced their public speaking skills (and tapped into their creative skills as well) by sharing the adventures of Flat Stanley. The international Flat Stanley project is based on a book about a boy who is able to travel through the mail once he is accidentally flattened. Rushmore "Stanleys" traveled to places such as Disney World, Hocking Hills, and local attractions such as Boonshoft.
          
   
Valley Forge Elementary
Busy calendar ahead for Valley Forge students

Valley Forge students are preparing for a busy end to a great school year with great events, some of which are open to families! On April 27, the school will recognize students' creative talents at the Valley Forge Art Show!  Students in all grades will participate in Field Day on either May 8 or 9. On May 11, the school will host the Kindergarten Celebration. The PTO sponsor a "FUNIVAL" on the evening of May 12. The Sixth Grade Recognition Program is scheduled for May 18. Finally, on May 19, the last day of school, students will celebrate sixth graders with a Sixth Grade Clap Out at the end of the day. Valley Forge students will be receiving additional information about these events in the coming days!       

Wright Brothers
Wright Brothers hosts "Cooking with Opera"
 
Last week, fourth graders were treated to the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra's presentation of "Cooking with Opera." The program is a great opportunity to expose students to opera music. The show was funny and entertaining, and the students loved it. The opportunity to bring in the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra to Wright Brothers was made possible by a generous donation from the Tridec Corporation.
 
Presenters from Dayton Opera dressed like chefs  
Studebaker
Students bike for a good cause
 
The Huber Heights City Schools preschool held the Annual Trike-a-Thon on March 17. Students raised more than $1,000 for St. Jude's Hospital and had a lot of fun doing it! Way to go! 
    
preschoolers riding bikes and tricycles  
 
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