John Hill School
Weekly Update 1/4/19
HOLLYROCK GAMESHOW PUTS STUDENTS' KNOWLEDGE TO WORK
During two separate assemblies for 3rd-5th graders and 6th-8th graders, our students enjoyed the opportunity to participate in a fun-filled "Brain Challenge" that replicated the format of a television game show. Students competed as members of red and blue teams to showcase their knowledge and complete physical challenges. Thanks to the PTA for sponsoring this event!
PRESCHOOLERS ENROLL @ JHS!
This week marked an exciting new beginning for John Hill School and our newest students as we welcomed a preschool class! It was an absolute pleasure to see so much enthusiasm for learning from our "Junior Junior Bombers" as they came to know JHS and their new classroom environment. Some of the big accomplishments of the week included learning the "Days of the Week Song," recognizing the arrangement of letters within student names, and celebrating the shape of the week - the circle!
8TH GRADE STUDENTS FORECAST WEATHER
Students in Mrs. Guadara's science class had the opportunity to present a weather forecast to their classmates. The students were given specific roles and asked to pick a state. They then researched the weather for their location. The students observed current weather conditions and future models. From there, they designed a live presentation where one student from each group played the role of an on-air meteorologist.
LEAD PROGRAM BEGINS IN 6TH GRADE
Officer Kariyus from the Boonton Police Department began the LEAD program in December for the 6th grade. The program deters students from drug use, drug related crimes, bullying and violence. The program hopes to build up mutual respect, goodwill and relationships between law enforcement and the Boonton community.
FULL STEAM AHEAD
The sixth grade class concluded their T.A.K.E FLIGHT enrichment unit by holding a STEAM fair in the cafeteria for the fourth grade students. The sixth graders demonstrated how their projects functioned and the fourth graders gained some hands on knowledge on the different science phenomena. Some of the projects included a marble roller coaster, glitter waterfalls, dancing grapes and hover crafts.
STUDENTS Awarded in Patriots pen VFW POETRy Contest
JHS students took part in the VFW Patriot's Pen Essay Contest. It is a 300-400 word essay about a patriot topic. This year's topic was "Why I Honor the American Flag." The local VFW determined the winning essays for the district which are then submitted to the state competition. The local winner and runners up earned gift cards to Amazon. 7th grade student, Cynthia Chang, was the John Hill School winner and will be honored for her work at a banquet.
John Hill School News Episode #2
The middle school broadcasting club composed the latest installment of the John Hill School news. Click on the video to the left to view the newest episode.