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Concept Schools' Spelling Bee Competition
On Saturday November 11th, Ms. Whitman and Mrs. Moomaw took three students to the Spelling Bee Club to Concept Schools' Annual Spelling Bee in Chicago. These brilliant 6th grade student did an amazing job representing our school and did an excellent job throughout the competition as they competed against more than 100 other students from the Concept Schools' network. After the excitement of the competition the students had an opportunity to explore the city of Chicago before returning back to Columbus. Ms. Whitman and Mrs. Moomaw made traveling arrangements to and from Chicago and spent many weeks preparing students for this great opportunity.
We are very proud of the hard work and dedication that was needed to make this event successful.  

Special thanks to Mrs. Moomaw and Ms. Whitman for their hard work in preparing students for this amazing opportunity!

6th Grade Wax Museum  

It's that time of the year again... Students get to dress up in costumes, maybe a wig and even some makeup. No I'm not describing Halloween, I'm describing the very exciting Wax Museum Projects. Each year Mrs. Moomaw puts together this fun and informational program where students spend several weeks learning biographical knowledge about their person from history, design a board listing their evidence and perform a speech dressed as their character.

Characters ranged from Mahatma Gandhi Abraham Lincoln to Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth. The students all did an amazing job making their characters come to life.

We would like to thank Mrs. Moomaw for organizing this program and helping her students learn about important people from history! 

Intramural Volleyball Tournament
Each Tuesday students and teachers duked it out on the court, volleyball court that is! With students choosing only one teacher to lead their team the competition in volleyball club was fierce. After weeks of competing the real challenge was for all four teams to play a final game to determine who has mastered the sport. Although our school nurse, Mrs. Wright's team dominated throughout the season Mr. Benson (teacher's aide) won the championship. Mrs. Blackstone and Mr. Tate, who also captained team, did a fine job as well. The students and staff had such a fun time playing and laughing together and we are looking forward to intramurals starting again in the spring.  

Thank you Mr. Tate for organizing our intramural programs and to Mrs. Wright, Mr. Benson, and Mrs. Blackstone for helping!  

Principal's Corner:

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I would like to share some great news with you! Ohio Department of education awarded our school with the Momentum Award . It is a prestigious award that only a certain number of schools in Ohio received. The Momentum Award is presented by the State Board of Education and recognizes schools for exceeding expectations in student growth for the year. Schools must earn straight A's on all Value-Added measures on the report card. The school or district must have at least two Value-Added subgroups of students, which includes gifted, lowest 20% in achievement, and students with disabilities.
We are very proud of our students and staff for this accomplishment. As parents you are also a great part of our success and we thank you for helping us earn such an honorable award. That gives us a positive motivation that we can even work harder to reach more awards in the near future. Dedication, consistency and cooperation are the keys in education. Our goal is to fulfill our mission and vision. Our Mission is that "We prepare students to succeed in college and the world by offering high-quality, college-prep, STEM education." Our Vision is that "Our school provides opportunities for students to gain skills and knowledge to thrive in and enhance future academic, professional, and community settings."
We believe strong and successful schools are the schools where all stakeholders (community, parents, students and school staff) work in harmony. Thank you again for making our school strong and successful. We appreciate your continuous support and trust.
Have a great weekend
Mr. Akkaya
Horizon Science Academy Middle School
2350 Morse Road Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 428-6564; ext. 105  

Concept SIS:Student & Parent Portal!!

As you know Concept Schools launched a new app on IOS and Android in August. The app gives parents easy access to their student grades as well as important school news. If you have not downloaded the app you can download it at any time by searching "Conceptsis" in the appropriate app.
We'll be visiting you soon for the holidays...

Teachers and staff have already started their Thanksgiving home visits. It is our way of sharing the holiday cheer and to thank you for choosing our school and investing in your child's education. We will be visiting all of our 498 students at their homes and personally delivering a gift bag full of goodies and information that you can use including how to get connected with us via social media.    

At Horizon Science Academy Columbus

We prepare students to succeed in college and the
world by offering high-quality, college-prep, STEM education.
Upcoming Events

November 20th
CYSP Thanksgiving Dinner

November 21st
Early Release

November 22nd-24th
No School (Thanksgiving Break)

November 27th
School Resumes

November 30th
Thursday School (3:45-5:45)

December 7th
Parent Teacher Conferences

December 14th
Thursday School (3:45-5:45)

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