The mosaic panels created by the HHES students under direction of Lizz Van Saun, the Artist in Residence, were unveiled on Thursday, March 21st. The panels in the entryway of HHES depict the school mascot, the Husky, and the panels on the interior wall across from the library, depict the Monadnock Mountain scene. These panels are spectacular! If you come by the school, please take a look. Thanks to all the volunteers who came in to help with this project and thanks to Mrs. Van Saun as well.
The staff/teachers held a Family Reading Night on Thursday, March 7th. The goal was to encourage reading as well as share ideas and strategies with families. The grade levels had themes with games and scavenger hunts available for students and their families. We heard such great feedback from those who attended. There were photo opportunities with props. Raffles and prizes were also on the agenda! We at HHES love to have the students and their families come in to the school. Thanks to the teachers for staying late for this evening and thanks to the families who came to participate.
Check out some photos from Reading Night
The mosaic project is in full swing. Ms. Van Saun is a highly respected artist based in Contoocook, NH. She was recently featured on NH Chronicle. She met with all classes on Friday to explain/discuss the process. Monday, 3/11 begins the laying of tiles. Each class will have a time slot to add pieces to the designs. There will be 5 panels in total when completed. The students are enjoying the process and can't wait to see the completed panels. Ms. Van Saun has sketched all the panels and numbered them with the corresponding number referencing a color of tile. We had lots of parent volunteers helping and we want to thank them for donating their time.
Click here for pictures from the process.
Check out her web page to see some of the fabulous work she has done: https://kasthillstudio.com/
Johnny the K performed two shows on Tuesday, February 19 - one for Kindergarten, First and Second grades and one for Third and Fourth Graders. John Kelleher was a 4th grade teacher in Everett, Massachusetts. He left teaching in 1989 to perform his highly acclaimed show for children across the United States and Canada.
His show uses music and humor to deliver a powerful message on character building, the dangers of bullying and how to be good citizens of the world.
This program was paid for through the HHES Student Activities Fund.
Check out his website for more info: johnnythek.com
Click here for photos from the performance: