John Hill School

Weekly update 2/14/19

8th grader selected as outstanding band member

Congratulations to Patrick Calderon for being selected as an Outstanding Band Member in Morris County. Patrick has been playing the flute since 5th grade and joined the John Hill School Band in 6th grade. Besides the flute, Patrick has taken on playing several other instruments including the bass clarinet. He has also been featured in multiple solos during the winter concert. Patrick will be honored for this award on February 17th at the Morristown Performing Arts Center.

7th graders go to Antarctica

The 7th grade classes had a unique opportunity to take a virtual field trip to Antarctica using Google Expeditions. The students have been researching the rapid decline of sea ice and how global warming is a leading cause of this issue. Mrs. Crithary's science classes wrapped up their lesson by using their cell phones along with the Google Expeditions App to take a trip to the icy continent. The students were able to observe the wildlife and climate in a 3D format.

3rd grade students consider how natural resources can provide shelter

3rd grade students have been putting their creative thinking skills to work as they have considered ways that natural resources create habitats. Specifically, they have been considering natural resources available to Native Americans and how the engineering and design process can make the most of these resources.


Elementary conferences will occur on Monday, March 4th by teacher request. Students in grades 3-5 will be coming home with a note indicating whether or not there is a conference request by next Tuesday, February 19th. If a conference is requested, please kindly return the form indicating your availability at your earliest convenience. This will help our teachers to arrange their conference schedules. If a conference is not requested, please know that you may still request an opportunity to discuss your child's progress. Telephone conferences are also an option and can be arranged with your child's teacher.

SFC open gym night (Grades 6-8) IS Next Friday, February 22nd