Thank you to everyone who joined us at Friday evening’s Spring Carnival. We were excited to see so many families and to see our students enjoy the fun activities and games as well as one another. The Silent Auction was also a great success and raised a significant amount of money that will now be directed toward student-centered activities. Thank you to our PTA, who organized and hosted this wonderful, community-building event, and thank you to all of the parents who volunteered to ensure the carnival and auction went smoothly. Hilburn is lucky to have such a strong, supportive community.
One Health Competition: We have more students to celebrate! Ms. Bass took a large group of students to the One Health Wearable Device Competition, and a group of students, Aiden Arnold, Ken Tysiac, Maddox Egan and Braelon Ellison, won third place for their “Blood Chip” device. Congratulations to these students!
Special Olympics: We also want to celebrate many of our Special Education students, who participated in Wake County’s Special Olympics on Thursday. Daniel Lopez earned two 3rd place ribbons and one 4th place ribbon for the 25m dash, standing long jump and the softball throw. Rachael Parsons earned two 1st place ribbons and one 2nd place ribbon for the 25m dash, standing long jump and the softball throw. Lily Lowery, Kareem El Rantissi, and Marcos Figueroa all participated in play skills and did a fantastic job. A HUGE shout out of thanks to Sophia Lopez, quite possibly the Best Sister of all times! She was so patient, caring and focused on her brother.
Hawk Promise: Elementary Parents, we want to share that starting today, all of our elementary students will be asked to recite our Hawk Promise. The Hawk Promise reads,
Hilburn Hawks Handle challenges and persevere;
Appreciate and celebrate others;
Work hard and grow;
Keep learning in mind; and
Soar like a hawk.
All students were invited to propose Hawk Promises, and I want to acknowledge two fourth-grade students, Rebekah Hartzell and Ellary Hileman, who developed and refined the selected version.
Why I Teach: We are excited to share this essay from Ms. Walker, a member of our third-grade team.
Katherine White, Principal