Friday, May 17, 2013

On Saturday, May 11th, eighteen 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students represented OHE at the All-City Music Memory Contest held at Austin High School.  Music Memory is a curriculum of 16 songs studied throughout the school year, representing styles and genres of music throughout the different musical time periods.  Team members attended the contest where they had to identify each of the 16 pieces by title AND composer, while listening to a short excerpt of each piece performed live from stage.  They are truly music identification SUPERSTARS!!!  Congratulations to all our team members for a great job!  3rd grade team: Tallulah, Lucy, Lizbeth, Avery, Adam and Diego.  4th grade team:  Leena, Shreeja, Ethan, Connor, Katelyn and Anya.  5th grade team:  Molly, Kael, Sami, Sam, Miguel, Miranda.  Way to go OHE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A new group of 1st graders attended swim lessons at the YMCA this week.  The students informed me that swim lessons at the Y should become an OHE tradition!  I think we all agree. 

Tuesday night was the district’s Salute.  This is when we celebrated our Teacher of Promise, Ms. Grotrain, and our Teacher of the Year, Ms. Brown.  We are proud of both these teachers.

PTA celebrate their last general meeting of the year by awarding scholarships to three recipients:  Each of the
students attended OHE.  

 Two teacher lifetime awards were presented for outstanding contributions to OHE and the PTA. Mrs. Wiley....
 and Mrs. Barre
 Rewards were also presented to 5th grade parents who have made significant contributions to the PTA over the years:  Mrs. Levatino

 Mrs. Rose
 Mrs. Peterman
Mrs. Isensee
 Student Council went to the Heritage Assisted Living Center.  It was a wonderful learning experience for our students. They played instruments, shared stories about what they had done this year, and listened to the stories of the residents.
 Afterwards, they came back to school and hosted the Oak Hill Rotary lunch.  Since I have been here at OHE, the Student Council has become very organized and focused on service.  I appreciate all that help make this happen.

Three OHE students advanced from Council to State with their Reflections Projects.  The students will be recognized at a reception next week in the AISD Board Room. 

Brook, Intermediate Dance, "Magic Of The Sunrise";
Daniela, Intermediate Photography, "Love The Magis Of The Light"; and
Ethan, Intermediate Visual Arts, "My First Plane Ride".
I don’t mention this enough, but OHE has the best parents ever.  As if all the gifts and words of appreciation last week weren’t enough, breakfast tacos were provided this week!  This is so thoughtful especially at a time of year when staying focused on school is really hard!  Thanks again parents.