We are celebrating Everybody Counts Week March 2-6, 2020. Everybody Counts Week is an interactive and educational awareness program that is designed to allow our students to experience both the feelings and challenges of the diverse groups of people within our community and foster awareness and understanding of people of all abilities. It is our prayer that each student will walk away from this week knowing God has purposefully designed each of us and has blessed us with unique gifts that we can use to glorify Him.
The focus of Everybody Counts Week this year is Down syndrome. We are so fortunate this year to have actor, David Desanctis, coming to speak to our students. David, cast as Produce in the movie Where Hope Grows, was the first actor with Down syndrome to play a leading role in an English-language feature film. We can’t wait for our students to meet him!
The following is a breakdown of grades, dates, and times of each speaker. Parents are invited, and encouraged, to attend the presentations!
GRADES PRESENTER DATE TIME Pre-K—K David Desanctis Monday, March 2 9:00am 1st—3rd David Desanctis Monday, March 2 10:00am 4th-6th David Desanctis Tuesday, March 3 9:00am 7th-8th David Desanctis Tuesday, March 3 10:00am *All presentations will be in the Multi-Purpose Building
In addition to presentations, a daily prayer and short video on related topics will be shared on WHTS.
If you have any questions, please feel to contact me. Thank you!
Kylee Hoelscher firstname.lastname@example.org
“There's no beauty without difference and diversity. Love unconditionally.”
Today the 5th and 6th graders are sharing their genius! For the past several weeks in Technology, they have been working on a project called Genius Hour. Each student chose a topic they wanted to become a genius on and spent time researching. Next, they created a website for their Genius Hour. Finally, they spent several classes using various technology tools to create podcasts, iMovies, games, presentations, and more! Today, they got to experience each other’s genius by exploring their websites!
Last week in Pre-K, we had Dr. Amy Brown (also known to our PreK friends as Austin’s mom) of Hurstbourne Dental Care visit us! Students learned all about brushing and flossing their teeth, and that they should brush twice a day and floss once a day. In PreK, they have 20 teeth. She brought each of them a toothbrush and dental floss as a gift. Thank you Dr. Amy for visiting our classes!
Student Council is working to provide increased education on the power of recycling here at HT as part of their participation in the Louisville Zoo's Conservation Challenge and Pepsi Co's Recycle Rally program. Check out our display in the cafeteria and join us as we work to lessen our school's and parish's waste by increasing our recycling amounts each week. We continue to collect old markers and crayons to recycle in the art room all year.
New this week, we're adding collection bins in Mrs. Davenport's office and the school cafeteria for plastic bottle caps. See today's Tuesday folder insert on what bottle caps you can also donate from home to help us collect 250 pounds of bottle caps and lids. Once we have 250 lbs, a parent volunteer will be helping us deliver the lids to Evansville and pick up a bench for our walking path on campus. Thanks in advance for your support and involvement!
Congratulations to 8th graders, Lucia Rodriguez-Agusti and George Simpson, who advanced to State Governor's Cup with their efforts at Regional Governor's Cup competitions this past weekend. Lucia earned 3rd place overall in Language Arts, while George earned 4th place overall in Social Studies. They'll compete again on March 16 - Good luck!
Congratulations to all of our students who represented our school in KAAC Governor's Cup District competitions this past week! Our students who earned medals now advance to Regional competition next week. Congratulations and Good Luck!
Connor Klimek: 3rdPlace in Math
Bridget Egan: 4thPlace in Math
George Simpson: 4thPlace in Social Studies
Davis Russell: 5thPlace in Social Studies
Lucia Rodriguez-Agusti: 2ndPlace in LA, 5thPlace in Arts & Humanities
5th Graders Create Board Games and 3-D Playing Pieces
As the culminating activity following their study of Realistic Fiction, fifth grade students designed and created board games based upon novels read in their Literature Circles. Each game had to include the characters, setting, and plot of the books. Directions were written based upon guidelines learned in class.
This year the students integrated technology into the project! Guided by Mrs. Thompson, the students each used the 3-D printer in Technology Class to create their own playing pieces.
After presenting their projects to their classmates, the fun began when groups exchanged and played each other's games!
The Student Council would like to collect bottle caps for a Recycled Bottle Cap Prayer Bench on our Walking Path. First, though, we need a driver willing to transport 250 lbs of bottle caps to Evansville, IN and return with our 6 or 8 foot bench in March or April! (They'll have it made when you arrive, you'll just exchange our bottle caps for the bench. All will be pre-arranged with Mrs. Davenport, you, and the company.) If you're interested or know someone who could help our Student Council make this a reality, please contact Mrs. Davenport ASAP!
PreK scientists participated in an exciting cloud experiment! They used water (atmosphere), shaving cream (Cloud), and food coloring (water in cloud) to create the clouds in a cup. They observed the cloud become heavy with moisture. When it was heavy, the food coloring (rain) would seep through the cloud and fall into the atmosphere. They learned that rain is not magic, but instead clouds are tiny droplets of moisture, rather than solid, fluffy cushions. Great work, PreK scientist!