John Hill School

Weekly Update 2/1/19

5th grade wax museum enlivens biographies

5th grade students culminated extensive research projects by dressing as individuals that they recently completed biographies of. In recognition and celebration of their efforts, a "wax museum" was hosted for guests to learn about difference makers in our world. Students did a superb job, and below are some pictured highlights...

6th graders host ted talks in Language arts class

The 6th grade accelerated ELA class held JHS "TED" Talks. The students were asked to research a civil rights topic of their choosing. After they completed their research, the students then presented their findings to their classmates in a TED talk format. The speakers' classmates critiqued their performances letting the speaker know what they liked and how they could improve. The speeches were both powerful and inspiring!

ELEMENTARY STUDENTS EXPERIENCE SCIENCE THROUGH FRANKLIN INSTITUTE PRESENTATION

Thanks to the support of our PTA, students in grades 3-5 enjoyed a "Hot & Cold Presentation" offered by a representative from the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. During the presentation, students came to witness extraordinary properties of gases, liquids, and solids and how matter is impacted by extreme temperatures. Some highlights of the science-in-action on display included vanishing liquids, an exploding racquetball, and an ever-expanding balloon! It was an engaging and educational experience for sure!

THE PTA PARENT CHILD VALENTINE's DANCE IS NEXT FRIDAY!

This event is open to all PK-8 families and will take place in the JHS gymnasium from 7-9 pm.

MONDAY, february 4th is an early dismissal day

Grades 3-8 dismiss @ 12:07. PK dismisses @ 12:27.

NURSE NOTES

At this time of year, it is common for viruses to become increasingly present in schools. Two common viruses are influenza and fifth disease. The linked sites have been provided to you in case you are concerned that your child may have contracted one of these viruses. If your child does, it is important to let us know at school so we can monitor the progression of these illnesses and do our best to maintain a healthy school environment for all.

MP 2 Grades are now available.

Congratulations to our students for their continued efforts and accomplishments.

KEEP CLIMBING!