School notes - 2-13

COURTESY PHOTO Posing with a 3-D puzzle of the Earth are, from left, Yen Kyaw, Garrett Mohr, Bryn Huber, Devin Hunter, Sergio Torres, Gracee Thompson, Sara Flores, Htoo Kpaw Wah, and Will Radke.

HHS Geometry
Geometry students put together 3-D puzzles using 2-D pieces.  This activity helped students develop their ability to visualize relationships between objects in two- and three-dimensions.
Follow @L_Keleher on Twitter to see other things going on in Geometry classes at Huron High School.
Submitted by Lori Keleher at Huron High School

Special Olympics

The Huron Public Special Olympics team is in its current season of basketball and cheerleading. The team will have its first competition on Friday, Feb. 14, in Redfield.
Also, the Hoops for Inclusion fundraiser will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the Huron Middle School gymnasium. The team will play against a team of Huron School District teachers and staff.
Tickets for adults are $5 and students are $3 to attend. Community attendance is encouraged.
Submitted by Amanda Katzenberger, Special Education Teacher

Washington 4-5
Currently at the Washington 4-5 Center, fifth graders are working on many different skills. This month students have art projects revolving around Valentine’s Day, which will be here Friday! In math, students are working on multiplication of large numbers, long division, decimals, and some are even getting into fractions. Most classes just finished up “Tuck Everlasting” and others are moving into “Watson’s go to Birmingham” or “Bridge to Terabithia.” “Watson’s” is about a family who travels to Alabama during the Civil Rights Movement and “Bridge to Terabithia” is about two friends who create a secret magical world together. Students have concluded their life science unit and are moving into physical science, focusing on matter, mixtures, solutions, force, and the laws of motion. Students are also being exposed to elements and the periodic table. Along with this, students are attending four days of STARBASE, which is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) based program where students get to do hands-on experiments. As for social studies, students are learning about how settlements started in America and what daily life was like in the different colonies. As always, the students in band and orchestra are working hard practicing their instruments and getting better every day.
Submitted by Abby Masat, fifth grade teacher

High School English Language Learners are in the midst of taking the ACCESS test.This is an assessment covering listening, reading, speaking and writing that monitors students’ progress toward English language proficiency. Students in ESL Basic and ESL Advanced classes are working on the writing section this week, in which they have to respond to three prompts. The prompts include content and vocabulary in the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social/instructional language. Students’ scores are used to determine the level of their ESL class for the following school year.
HILL Math is the math class for students who are new to Huron from other countries. (HILL stands for Highly Intensive Language Learning.) HILL Math students are currently studying time. They are learning to read both digital and analog clocks and to say the time in English. This is a skill that will help them in their daily lives, especially as they use the analog clocks in high school classrooms.
Submitted by Amy Kaufman at HHS