JOHN HILL SCHOOL
weekly update 12/14/18
OPPORTUNITY ABOUNDS! JHS PRESCHOOL CLASS PREPARED FOR TAKEOFF!
A wonderful opportunity has presented itself at John Hill School to further serve the children and families within our community. Beginning in the new year, JHS will host a section of preschool in one of our learning spaces that was able to be dedicated for this purpose without impacting the current programs and opportunities afforded to our students in grades 3-8. While Mrs. Giannotti will pilot the lead role as teacher of our "Junior Junior Bombers," all of us within JHS look forward to embracing the opportunity to make a new learning home for our preschool students. We also know that the youthful joy and enthusiasm that our preschoolers are sure to bring will be of great benefit to our school!
On a logistical note, our preschool students will begin arrival at 8:00 and they will dismiss at 2:10. Therefore, there should be no impact upon the current car line arrangement with one exception. We ask that no cars pull into the driveway in front of the building prior to 2:20. This will allow our preschool students to be safely picked up within a 10 minute window that is dedicated to them. We appreciate your understanding and assistance in this regard.
We look forward to officially welcoming our new enrollees for their first day of preschool on January 2nd!
JHS MUSICIANS SHOWCASE TALENTS AND SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER AT WINTER CONCERTS
JHS students put their musical talents on display this week as they performed their Winter Concerts under the direction of Mrs. Houser and Mrs. Manca. We sincerely appreciate all the support that our community offers for our music programs and are truly proud of the individual and collective efforts of our young musicians! Below are some photographic highlights of this week's performances. If you'd like to hear our middle school choir sing live on radio, please tune into 102.3 WSUS (https://www.iheart.com/live/1023-wsus-1377/ ) on Monday @ 8am.
Middle school Musicians perform @ Victoria Mews
As the holiday season reaches is peak, the middle school music program had the opportunity to visit and perform at Victoria Mews to help get the residents into the holiday mood. The choir and band played several different holiday songs that included some new songs mixed in with the winter classics. These songs were thoroughly enjoyed by the Victoria Mews Residents.
TOY DRIVE A RESOUNDING SUCCESS!
Thanks to the leadership of our Student Council and collective efforts of the community, over 300 toys were collected for children and families in need. We are sincerely appreciative of everyone's generosity and support!
Student council hosts HOLIDAY spirit week
Next week, students are invited to participate in Holiday Spirit Week by dressing in accordance with the following theme days...
Monday - Character Day: Dress like your favorite character.
Tuesday - Throwback Tuesday: We're going "Back to the 80s!"
Wednesday - Wacky Wednesday: Wear wacky outfits, socks, hats, etc.
Thursday - Boonton Spirit Day: Wear your Bomber red & black!
Friday - Ugly Holiday Sweater Day: See picture :)
Green team learns value of repurposing materials
Members of the 3rd Grade Green Team considered ways that commonly discarded materials can be repurposed. In this case, student engaged in a fun-filled activity in which products were transformed into reindeer decorations to spread some extra cheer!
Hoops, They did it again
The boys and girls basketball teams are off to a hot start. The boys tallied three victories this week over Mount Arlington 49-47, Dover 64-60 and Riverdale 64-59 to bring their record to 4-1. The girls remain undefeated at 5-0 with impressive blow out victories over Mount Arlington 28-4, Dover 40-14 and Riverdale 43-28.
Middle School students learn conflict resolution techniques
This week in the middle school, Ms. Brady saw all the 6th and 7th graders for a lesson on brain anatomy, self regulation, and conflict resolution. They did a brief guided body scan meditation. Also, student's were able to learn relaxation techniques and ideas on how to deescalate negative situations.