Friday, April 22, 2016

Hoover Martians and Artists

Hello Hoover Rockets,
Congratulation to the Hoover students, parents, grandparents and siblings who ran/walked in the Martian Marathon last week. 

Hoover had 14 people from the Hoover community that included staff, parents, or older sibling that participated in the 5K or 10K events.

We had the largest group (121 students) registered for the Kids Martian Marathon.

Everyone met at Dearborn's Ford Field Park where they did a large group warm-up before moving to the start line for the 1.2 mile race.  The students logged 25 miles with their families before the day in order to complete an entire marathon (25 + 1.2 = 26. 2 miles for a marathon)
This event is a culmination of our February Heart Month Celebration and is one of the classroom extensions offered through our Physical Education Program.  Congratulations Hoover Rockets, Staff and especially Mr. O.

It was great to see all the amazing art work last night!  A huge thank you to Mrs. Gordon.  She spends weeks preparing for the show and organizing all of our student's projects.  The school looks beautiful!


Eco-Action Update:

This week's Live from the Dumpster was filmed by some of our 3rd Grade Hoover Rockets!  Great job!

*Thank you for all the donations and help preparing for the Art Fair.  It was a huge success.
*GO TIGERS!  We sold over 200 tickets for the Tiger Game.  Hoover earned $987!! 

 The arts provide new challenges for those students already

considered successful.
- The arts connect learning experiences to the world of real work.
- The arts enable young people to have direct involvement with the
arts and artists.
- The arts support extended engagement in the artistic process.
- The arts encourage self-directed learning.
- The arts engage community leaders and resources.
 Taken from a review of the federal report "Champions of Change."

The author of this review is N.M. Weinberger.

4/25-5/13 3rd Grade M-STEP
4/26 YMAD at Churchill High School 6:30 p.m.
4/28 No School Professional Development Day
5/11-5/27 4th Grade M-STEP
5/12 Volunteer Tea
5/26 Music Concert
6/7 Field Day