Hoover Hawks rise to meet the STEM Family Challenge!
Students were instructed to create an airplane using paper and straw. They could adjust the sizes of the loops as they go to see if that changes how the airplane glides. Check out their pictures and how they soared to success, prepared to be amazed!
Intermediate students had the opportunity to visit the library Wednesday night at Hoover. Students and parents were able to learn about the best reading strategies and how to promote reading at home. New books were also on display and students were able to check out two titles in addition to their normal book check out. There will be a Library/Literacy Night for Primary grades in March.
I hope you are all doing well. It has been busy at Hoover this week. Below you will find two math and science newsletters, one for primary grades and one for intermediate grades. These newsletters have many fun math and science activities that you can do at home. Look for new ones each month. I will also have them posted on the website.
MAP Testing: MAP testing began this week and will continue through December 16, 2014. Please make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and eats a healthy breakfast during the testing window. The MAP schedule is posted on the Hoover website.
Sixth Grade Parents: Recently your child had the opportunity to meet with the assistant principal of the junior high they will attend next year. During that meeting the policies and procedures along with what a typical day is like at the junior high were reviewed. Soon your child will bring home a student request form that will allow them to select their electives for their 7th grade year. Parents will receive more information regarding this form at the 6th grade Parent Night which takes place on Dec. 3rd from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at your prospective junior high. We would like completed student request forms returned to the classroom teachers by Dec. 5th.
Cold Weather/Recess:Please remember to send your child to school with coats, gloves or mittens, hats and boots(when it snows). We do try to get the children out every day for about 20 minutes. Having proper cold weather gear will help your child enjoy the winter wonderland we often experience.
Market Day: During Market Day pick up on Monday afternoon from 4:30 – 5:30, the Market Day rep will have hostess gifts for sale such as Fannie May candy and other goodies for those last minute gift giving needs.
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The following students names were drawn from the Herbie High Five Eggs today. Each week students earn Herbie High Fives by displaying proper PBIS expected behaviors at school. When they receive a high five card they put them in the blue eggs located in the main office and the Library. Each week Mr. Schmelzer pulls names from these eggs. Students then go down to his office to receive their prize after announcements are over.
Will Rm 101
Matthew Rm 101
Julissa Rm 101
Martina Rm 106
Prashanth Rm 121
Ananya Rm 114
Lizbeth Rm 106
Rylee Rm 202
Madelyn Rm 203
Lily C. Rm 203
Gavin Rm 210
Lilly S Rm 203
Hailey Rm 212
Alicia Rm 203
Daniel Rm 203
District 211 is putting the 5th annual FREE GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) day for 5th and 6th grade girls on Saturday, February 7th at Conant High School. The entire morning is devoted to getting girls and their parents more interested in the STEM initiatives. The girls would be attending 3-4 interactive, hands-on presentations from professionals in the math and science areas. We have had doctors, engineers, chemists, forensic scientists and many more professions represented over the years. In addition, the girls will receive goodie bags and a t-shirt!
Don’t forget every Friday is Spirit Wear Day! Wear Hoover Spirit gear or you can wear our school colors of blue and white. Come to school and show your Hoover pride.
Also, tomorrow is School Store. The store will be open starting at 10:45 am for students to come and make their purchases. Some items available are pencils, paper, erasers and featured items. Bring your money!
Club unify meets each week at Hoover Math and Science Academy. Student volunteers buddy up with Hoover Students who have disabilities in order to share and learn more about how to respect each other. Special Olympics Project UNIFY is an all ages education based program that is supported through the Federal Department of Education. There are many moving parts to Project UNIFY, though they all share one driving force: the goal of activating young people and giving them the tools, skills, dispositions, and opportunities to build change and to motivate their schools to have true cultures of inclusiveness.
The sixth Graders in Room 211 are having a blast exploring the lives of ancient Egyptians, their mummification process, and the methods researchers believe ancient Egyptians used to build the towering pyramids without modern tools. Since we are viewing primary sources in the form of pictures of artifacts, and secondary text sources, we have formed distinct and varying opinions about what should be done with artifacts after they have been discovered. We are currently writing persuasive pieces explaining why we feel that artifacts should remain in their home country, or why they should be allowed to leave their home country to be displayed in museums across the world.