Constitutional Show-and-Tell

Did you hear an unusual sound coming out of James Hart School on Dec. 12th? It was a collective sigh of relief from our 8th-graders who just participated in simulated congressional hearings on the U.S. Constitution. Our students worked for weeks in cooperative teams to prepare and present testimony before a panel of community member judges who act as a congressional committee. Students then answered follow-up questions posed by the judges. 

Below is an example of the questions they answered. Would you know how to answer?

Because of different economic systems, Northern and Southern states had different interests. These conflicting interests led to disagreements at the Philadelphia Convention.
  • Describe at least two disagreements between Northern and Southern states at the convention.
  • What parts of the Constitution are the result of compromises that settled disagreements between the Northern and Southern states?
  • Do you think the Framers should have made these compromises? Why or why not?
'Tis the Season to Give
Willow students and their families donated a whopping 1,421 food items for the school's annual food drive.They created heaping Thanksgiving baskets for dozens of local families in need. The winning classes at each grade level were Mrs. Klupchak, Mrs. Phamornsuwana, Ms. Brecheisen, and Ms. Schmidt's morning class.
'Tis the Season to Do
On Dec. 11, the James Hart Interact Club joined their club's sponsor, The Homewood Rotary Club, in wrapping presents for students at Glenwood Academy. Together, they wrapped and donated over 130 gifts!
'Tis the Season for Basketball and Panther Pride

We are so proud of our 8th-grade girls basketball team! They finished the season as regional champs with an astounding record of 25-3. 

Way to go, ladies!
Last Minute Gifts? Shop 5 Below & Support PTA!
Future Dates
Dec. 16 Homewood Children's Choir Concert, JH Gym, 7:00 PM
Dec. 18-Dec. 23
5 Below Fundraiser for Homewood PTA
Dec. 20 Early Release
Dec. 23 No School: First Day of Winter Break
Jan. 7 Students Return from Winter Break
Jan. 13 School Board Meeting, JH Media Center, 7:00 PM
Jan. 14 PTA Cook's Night Out at Buona Beef
Jan. 14 Concert: JH Jazz Bands & CH Band, JH Gym, 7:00 PM
Jan. 20 No School: MLK Holiday
Jan. 21 White Pines Trip Fundraiser at Aurelio's

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