John Hill School

WEEKLY UPDATE: IDES OF MARCH

8th grade students present "LIving Voices"

8th grade students Patrick Calderon, John Henry Cartelli, Bridget Giordano, and JR Perez presented their Living Voices project in Morristown this past week. Each middle school group in Morris County interviewed a famous figure in their town and presented it to the New Jersey Consortium. The John Hill School students chose to select Mr. John Kobilarcik. Mr. Kobilarcik is a veteran, local town hero and a transportation worker for the Boonton School District.

TANGLEWOOD MARIONETTES CAPTIVATE GRADES 3-5

Thanks to the support of the PTA, students were treated to an entertaining marionette show and subsequent lesson about this time-honored form of theater. Our presenters from the company Tanglewood Marionettes presented the story of "Perseus and Medusa" and were generous with their time as they addressed many student questions about the form of the show and the artistry of working with marionettes.

Elementary STUDENTS PARTAKE IN REGIONAL LEARNING CARNIVAL

Last week, representatives from each 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade homeroom had an opportunity to attend this year's Morris County Learning Carnival. As part of the day's activities, students were asked to rank a list of activities in order of their interests. Those rankings were then developed into a schedule customized for each child in attendance. Some of the most popular choices were origami, kazoo, and the paper airplane engineering challenge.

STUDENTS PUT IMAGINATIONS TO WORK AND HYPOTHESES TO THE TEST

The magic of Hogwarts came to Mrs. Kelly’s third grade class this week! In a STEM activity incorporating the scientific method, students created their own exploding Polyjuice Potion! They accomplished this by putting their imaginations to work and mixing materials such as crushed dragon bone (baking soda), worm guts (hair conditioner), and basilisk venom (vinegar). We are still awaiting official word on the effectiveness of these student concoctions!

4th Grade learns "all About owls"

On Monday, a representative from The Raptor Trust presented "All About Owls" to our 4th grade students. During this experience, students learned about the various types of owls in New Jersey, many of their amazing features, and how we can all work to protect them. Thanks to the PTA for providing this learning experience!

PReschool students create magicAL rainbows with the help of 5th grade mentors

In preparation for St. Patrick's Day, preschool students partnered with a group of 5th grade students to construct rainbows using pipe cleaners and clay. As part of the activity, students also went exploring for a pot of gold!

LOST AND FOUND: As winter comes to a close, our lost and found has become quite full. If your child is missing an item, please view the included link to see if it may be in our lost and found collection. Thank you!