NEWS, EVENTS, AND HAPPENINGS AT ABC
Families at Pleasant Hill Academy attended the 21st Century Community Learning Center Winter Literacy Festival on December 9th. Students enrolled in the afterschool program read aloud The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister and performed a choreographed version of the book. More than 60 parents were present for the event!
Winton Hills Academy Chess Club Members had the opportunity to travel to Mt Airy school, for a little friendly Chess Competition. The students really enjoyed themselves and were up for the challenge. Using strategies taught to them by Mr. Weech, the students did a great job.
On November 7, 2016 our students contributed to community efforts as we partnered with Parents for Public Schools of Greater Cincinnati to Honk & Wave in support of Issue 44. Parents, students, college volunteers and staff created signs and chants to bring awareness to the issue. We are proud to say we contributed to the campaign that received enough votes to allow CPS to continue funding and providing STRONG STARTS for STRONG FUTURES!
Students learned which animals live on a farm and discovered their purpose to a farmer and a community. Students walked through the pumpkin patch and learned about the life cycle of this celebratory vegetable, growing from just a tiny seed into a large, plump pumpkin that will undoubtedly make a great, festive jack-o-lantern! Students selected a pumpkin of their choice. Back in the classroom, students wrote a report on something they learned during the farm field trip and presented it to the class.
The See it, Believe it, Achieve it mentoring program participated in shadow day at Walnut Hills High School on October 20th. Twenty-seven 6th grade students from Douglass Elementary shadowed 10th - 12th grade students. The Douglass students enjoyed eating lunch with their mentors, taking a tour of the school and visiting after school clubs. The 6th graders also attended 3 academic classes where they remained on task by taking notes. Some students attended AP classes! A few 6th graders will transition to Walnut High next year to make their high school shadow experience a high school reality.
Through a partnership with Feld Entertainment, Cincinnati Public Schools donated 60 Disney on Ice tickets to our students participating in the 21st Century programs at Pleasant Hill, Roberts and Winton Hills. Students and their families attended the performance on Friday, October 28th at the US Bank Arena from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. In exchange for the tickets, students were required to follow up with a completed literacy activity.
Approximately 400 CPS students participated in the 6 week Fall Soccer Program. This season, ABC successfully implemented 10 boys’ soccer clubs at 10 CPS schools. The boys’ soccer program included educational sessions focusing on nutrition and drug prevention. The season ended with a girls’ soccer invitational hosted at Mt Airy Elementary and a boys’ soccer invitational hosted at Roberts Academy. The spring soccer season will begin April 2017. Kudos to Blaine Callahan, ABC Soccer Program Manager, for an awesome fall soccer season! For more information, or to volunteer, please contact ABC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Annual Benjamin Carlson-Berne Scholarship Student Recital is held at SCPA Mayerson Theater, in which all student recipients play a solo classical piece. This is an important event for students to show their progress and for proud parents and supporters of the scholarship. A reception follows.
Date: Thursday, September 29
Coach Cower, a Super Bowl winning, retired coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, gives our Shroder High School Jaguars the run down in a pregame session. Coach Cowher shows runs through strategies to counter the opponent and win the game. Special thanks to the Cincinnati Bengals who arranged this pregame session for the Jaguars.
Date: September 20
National Parks Foundation took a group of children from Mr. Airy Elementary and Pleasant Hill Academy into Mt. Airy Forest to teach them about nature. Children from city schools are getting the opportunity to explore nature and learn about native animals and plants. National Parks Foundation with EKiP is working to get children involved in nature and promote eco-friendly relationships.
EkiP is “A White House youth initiative to get all 4th graders and their families to experience the places that are home to our country’s natural treasures, rich history, and vibrant culture.”