HSD announced the nominees for the HEA Educator of the Year serving the 2017-2018 school year. There were a number of educators nominated by their peers with ten such educators with 2 or more nominations. Of those ten nominees one is a retiring educator, which makes them ineligible and 3 of the nominees declined the nomination despite feeling very honored.
The list is a strong group of educators, who will represent us all well. The voting for the 2017-18 Educator of the Year will occur next Wednesday & Thursday May 17 & 18 via My Learning Plan.
Nominees in alphabetical order:
1- Kevin Cleary – Music Teacher CRA
2- Karey Conn – Deca/Business CHS
3- Kelly Elder – World Cultures CRA
4- Joice Franzen – Librarian Bryant
5- Melissa Romano – 4th Grade 4G’s
6- Missy Sampson – Science HHS
Once again congratulations to all of those who were nominated!
Tuesday May 9th was a special day for Kelly Trimble, known to Jefferson Elementary as “Miss Kelly” our Kitchen Cook. Miss Kelly’s bubbly personality and love for the children shines through every day in each meal she prepares! This past December a Jefferson 1st grader, Serenity, was choking on a piece of apple. Miss Kelly calmly assessed the situation and took immediate action to help Serenity. Thankfully, though a bit shaken, Serenity was fine. Today Miss Kelly was surprised with an assembly to celebrate her Sodexo Presidential Award! We are so thankful to have Miss Kelly at Jefferson!
Helena High School’s Trey Tintinger made an unofficial world record leap for his age group, jumping 6-11! The previous 14-year-olds’ mark was 6-10 3/4, set by Jamaica’s Christoff Bryan in 1996. Congratulations, Trey!
You can read the full article on the IR website.
Every year there is a day designated to turning off the TV and getting outside. Broadwater changed it to “Screen-free week” to get children off of computers, phones, and other devices. Monday they climbed Mt. Helena, Tuesday they did a scavenger hunt at Spring Meadow, Wednesday they played an awesome game of kickball, and Thursday they had dinner and BINGO night!
Jefferson Elementary School students in Mrs. Larsen’s 5th grade classroom presented, to all classrooms, a historic figure of their choice in their very own Wax Museum! Each student researched their historic figure and wrote a biographical speech to share with students. As you can see, they also constructed costumes and personas! What a great way to learn about important historical figures in American history! Among the characters there were Martha and George Washington, John and Abigail Adams, Sam Adams, Eliza Pinckney, Joseph Warren, Benjamin Franklin, Emily Geiger, Deborah Sampson, Elizabeth Zane, Phillis Wheatley, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, Sybil Ludington, Mary Hays, Mercy Otis Warren, Paul Revere, John Hancock, and The Marquis de Lafayette.