Friday, May 3, 2013
Fourth-graders bake up a fundraiser that all the students want to help.
As a steady line of Mt. Horeb School students waited during lunch Friday to purchase pretzels, cinnamon or banana bread slices, fourth-graders Troy Gatto and Sunwoo Park scrambled to exchange the students' cash for bread. Of course, this bread wasn't from some store or area bakery: the students had made it themselves as a project that followed a brief study of bread. Teacher Susanne Sage said a group of fourth-grade students in an interest cluster studying "The Wonder of Bread" envisioned something more than a treat after learning more about it. "In the interest cluster, they learned about baking bread and that it's a life skill," Sage said. The students decided to sell their breads during Friday's lunches, donating all proceeds to …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Students undertake experiments to test hypotheses on a range of topics.
What topics enter the minds of students when planning science fair projects? For Mt. Horeb REACH Gifted and Talented students, everything from moldy bread and mummified hot dogs to glowing alum crystals became fodder for imaginative hypotheses—which the students showcased Friday night at the school. A total of 74 students presented 38 studies at the event.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Collect donated gift cards to send to help families.
Wednesday, April 3
With nearly 80 families still displaced by Hurricane Sandy and in need of everyday household items, a group of Mt. Horeb Elementary School students took steps to help out. The students collected $5,580 in various gifts cards to stores that are nearby Point Pleasant families—cards for purchases at gas stations, Lowes, Home Depot and Target—to help out. About 258 students participated in the project launched by fifth-grade teacher and Service Club Leader Chris Burkhardt, along with her fellow student club members and the school's PTO. PTO Executive Secretary Brenda Liberti and board member Maryanne DuBois delivered the gift cards to the Point Pleasant Board of Education Office on March 13th. There, the Point Pleasant officials presented them…
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Final step in multifaceted Mount Horeb School program includes selling cookies to raise money.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Each Friday afternoon fourth-grade students at Mount Horeb School partake in a variety of class offerings known as interest clusters, giving the students a chance to explore topics they find interesting. Some topics students have studied include the stock market, local foods and the impact they have on health and business, sports web technology, story publishing, even the creation of math board games. The students, working in teams of five students in a group, apply the 21st Century Learning Skills combining disciplines and emphasizing creative approaches to problems. According to Mt. Horeb gifted and talented/enrichment teacher Wendy Piller, the "Save the World, One Kid at a Time" cluster exemplifies those skills. The cluster seeks "to …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Warren schools have an unprecedented number of projects underway at once. So far, it's working out well.
Following an update on the status of the different projects underway at Warren schools this summer at Monday's board of education meeting, Business Administrator Patricia Leonhardt said she's never seen a district undertake so much at once. She also noted the projects are proceeding on schedule, and for the most part, under budget. The presentation by Tyler Tripelhorn, the distirct's supervisor of buildings and grounds, gave board members a look at the bathrooms being rebuilt at Woodland School and the middle school, the paving work undertaken at Mt. Horeb and Woodland schools, and the solar panels being installed on the roofs at Angelo L. Tomaso School and WMS. Tribelhorn also discussed the work done to restore the Home Arts room at WMS…
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Thursday's event offered peeks into other cultures.
Mt. Horeb School converted 17 classrooms into little embassies for 15 countries for Wednesday's International Day. Helping to share, highlight—and explain—cultures from Colombia to China and a little spot known as the "US of A" were several dozen volunteer ambassadors, mostly parents and family members of the students. The event was organized by the Mt. Horeb PTO, with Deneen Gatto, Lori Weiss and Nancy Phillips serving as co-chairwomen of the organizing committee. They recruited "ambassadors" Cecilia Fontana, Susan Delaney and Mandy Osifchin (for Ireland); Maghna Vaidya, Mita Patel and Deepti Gupta (for India); Gia Lucas and Maryanne Dubois (for Italy); Lora Sedlak and Nicole Kolb (Ukraine and Slovakia); Sharon O'Brien (Belgium); Carla …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Mt. Horeb Principal William Kimmick discusses school's programs.
The Warren Township Board of Education met at Mt. Horeb School Monday, and listened to a presentation on the character education programs at the school by Principal William Kimmick. Among the character building efforts at the school Kimmick discussed were the school's Buddy Class program, book talks, conflict resolution programs, and service learning projects.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Warren Township Board of Education members meet district's new teachers.
Warren Township's school principals introduced their newest staff members to the Board of Education, Monday, and though they may be new in their jobs, many were familiar faces. Superintendent Tami Crader noted some of the 14 new staff members had worked in the district prior to their latest appointments, either as long-term substitutes or as non-certified aides. The new teachers include: The new teachers mingled with the board members and school administrators prior to Monday's board meeting, enjoying cake and coffee, and were introduced to each other by the school principals at the begginning of the board meeting.