Thursday, December 18, 2014

Congratulations to the two OHE Lego Robotics teams Stormdragon & RoboKnights who competed this past weekend and have earned a place at the next level, the Central TX FLL Invitational Championship.  Good Luck!

At the AISD Board Meeting Monday Night, OHE was recognized for our results on STAAR last spring.  OHE earned 3 out of 6 possible distinctions:  Postsecondary Readiness, Academic Achievement in Reading/English Language Arts, Academic Achievement in Science.  Way to go students and teachers.  

5th graders attended a performance at Zach Scott Theater.  Although the students were there to see others perform, I heard our own Mr. Cumings was on stage.  (I know the picture is bad because pictures weren't supposed to be taken, but who could resist).  

Phil Bildner was here Wednesday and presented students with lively advice on how to become a better writer.  It was encouraging to hear that even a professional author had to rewrite one of his books 21 times!  (That makes me feel better about all the rewrites for my dissertation!)

Our own Jackie Grotrian has been nominated by one of her students for the "My Teacher Rocks" contest.  Help keep her in the lead by going to the link below and voting for her!

And of course to everyone who helped make this holiday season so special for our students.  The food and activities for the classroom parties was just amazing.  

To see our Hip Hop Dancers and Ballet Folklorico Dancers performance during assembly this morning, the link is below.
This is such a wonderful community.  Every time I walked into my office this week another treat was waiting for me!  Thank you so much for remembering me.  I wish each of you a very relaxing and joyful holiday season.

Friday, December 12, 2014

What an exciting week for 5th graders.  They began the week by attending a UT Basketball game.  I heard some students and teachers were selected to participate in the half time show.  Can you find them?

The next day that performed their Holiday Production three times!

Mrs. Fralin even found time to complete a science lesson on Newton's 3rd Law.  Do you know what that is?  If not, ask a 5th grader.

3rd graders took their annual trip to the Nutcracker.  It is so much fun seeing all the students so dressed up.

Student Council began wrapping items donated to the Giving Tree.  Families in need will pick them up next week.

The Flying Machine Theater was also here.  Students were introduced to the drama form of improvisation and got to be part of the show by telling the actors what to do  next in the play, Fairly Silly Fairy Tales. Hideout Theater offers children show every Sunday at 2:00 and students can sign-up for improv classes.

The Soaring Eagle Choir went caroling.  They went to Central Market and AMD.

Did you know that the OHE teachers use a computer program called GoNoodle?  Our own Ms. Siller was the top teacher of the district this past week for logging the most time with her students using the program.

Next week brings lots of excitement and usually lot of visitors to campus.  Please make sure you give yourself enough time to park as well as check in at the office.

Friday, December 5, 2014

OHE celebrated College Week.  Besides wearing college t-shirts everyday, classes created banners representing the wide selection of college opportunities students have.  Each grade level had a winner:  PK- Cabrera, K - Roberts, 1st - Hamburger, 2nd - Kennedy, 3rd - Grimm, 4th - Dawson, and 5th - Osio.  Mrs. Robert's kindergarten class was the Grand Champion.  

The OHE Student Council kicked off their Giving Tree Campaign this week.  There are over 200 items representing the different needs of families within our Oak Hill Community. Please stop by the front office to offer support to a family in need.  They also are gathering coats for "Coats for Kids".  You can drop off coats in the front hallway.  

The "Sir Readalot's Castle" overtook the OHE library this week.  The Family Night Extravaganza was awesome with appearance from Clifford, Santa, and our own Soaring Eagles Choir.  Thank you to all the many volunteers that help make this event happen.

Each 4th grade classes went to the Westcave Preserve. I heard it was beautiful and that students fully enjoyed the experience.

Don't forget to use the link at the top of our website if you are shopping on Amazon... up to 12% of your purchases comes back to OHE! Tell all of your family and friends too!  What an easy way to support OHE.

Another huge thank-you to the PTA Teacher Appreciation Committee.  The staff was met today by the Chocolate Cup and all had a great cup of coffee!

Don't forget that Monday is Green  Apple Deposit Day.  That is when A+ Federal Credit Union is on campus and students can deposit money between 7:15 - 7:45.

Lots going on next week.  5th Grade Performance, 5th Grade Field trip, 3rd Grade Field trip, Choir Field trip, and an assembly with the Flying Theater Machine.