We have had a great week at Hilburn! Seventh-grade science students presented projects to EMS, a Raleigh Police Officer read to numerous K-2 classrooms, animal science students were visited by wildlife specialists, first-grade students built and tested structures for the three little pigs, and our MakerSpace is engaging students in a wide variety of creative activities. Our middle-school Newspaper students are running our Twitter account @HilburnAcademy, and they are doing a fantastic job highlighting all of our students and the varying activities they are in engaged in throughout the day. If you are not yet following us, please do; if you do not have a Twitter account, you can follow us from our homepage.
We are excited to kick-off our school-wide literacy initiative this month. Today, fifty middle-school students will begin reading with elementary students during arrival on a weekly basis. These students participated in a training Friday, asked great questions and were eager to support our community in this way. We will also begin matching adult readers with students in elementary classrooms on October 10th and inviting our entire school community to participate in a Radical Reading Challenge starting October 17th. We will share more information about Radical Reading next week!
October is a busy month at Hilburn. It is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Month, and our counselors, Ms. Daley and Ms. Warren, will be providing content to students throughout the building. It is also Disability History and Awareness Month. The Wake County theme is Uniquely Capable, and we look forward to implementing with students many of the resources and activities the district has provided. We also want to invite students to enjoy the Imagination Station and MakerSpace during arrival from 7:45 to 8:10. October’s theme is Building, and Ms. Stavros will be featuring instruction and support on a variety of digital building programs. Please also be aware of the following dates:
- Wednesday, October 12: Fall Picture Day
- Thursday, October 13: All Box Tops for Education due
- Friday, October 21: Early-Release Day at 12:30
- Friday, October 28: Last Day of First Quarter
- Monday, October 31: Teacher Workday
Please make sure your students are coming to school with everything they need. Eyeglasses and lunches are the only items that should be dropped off in the front office.
Have a great week!
Katherine White, Principal