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Commissioner of Education Visits Hurden Looker Innovation Learning Lab “The H.I.L.L.”

 

Commissioner of Education Visits Hurden Looker Innovation Learning Lab “The H.I.L.L.”

Dr. Lamont Repollet, Commissioner of Education, visited the H.I.L.L. at Hurden Looker School on Tuesday, December 4th.   The Innovation Learning Lab at Hurden Looker Elementary School, a no textbook zone, is a place where third- and fourth-graders can let their imaginations run wild through experimentation and discovery.   It’s a place that harnesses student creativity and fuses it with STEAM – science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

Hurden Looker Principal, Mrs. Tracey Wolff , Supervisor of Science, Mrs. Lisa Corona and Mrs. Marta Tran, Hurden Looker Hillside Enrichment Program Teacher, were joined by School Board members, Principals and Administrators to observe the outstanding Hurden Looker students teaching the Commissioner coding, the intricacies of 3D printing, programming and navigating a sphero around a maze, connecting circuits and coding figures to dance at the H.I.L.L.

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KIDS CARE

Congratulations to our very own Catherine Pfund, CST member and author of Kids Care.   Cathy’s motivation for the book is to help educators focus on the delivery of education, what works and the resources needed to accomplish the task at hand, which is to care for students.

dualDual Language Immersion Instruction Comes to AP Morris.

Under the leadership of Principal Ms. April Lowe, Hillside Public Schools is proud to announce that A.P. Morris has been awarded a $198,255 State grant through the Preschool Education Expansion Aid.  With this funding, the district will create a new Pre K3 Dual Language Immersion Program for the 2018-2019 school year. Research affirms that the ability to speak and read in more than one language offers social, cultural, cognitive, and economic benefits.  This new program will use a dual-language model, in which the Pre K3 children will receive instruction in English and Spanish.Ms. Lowe and the AP Morris staff believe this new program will help the children increase their literacy skills and become proficient readers by the end of third grade. Hillside is excited about this opportunity as we continue to implement innovative best practices, meeting the needs of all our students.

 

        

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YEPP

Hillside Public Schools has partnered with the United Way of Greater Union County to provide employment and career planning services to twenty (20) Hillside High School students ages 14-21 years old.  Students and parents must pre-register and meet eligibility requirements as defined by the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act to participate. 

 

More information about YEPP can be found at https://www.uwguc.org/yepp.