December 1, 2013
Herbison Woods is Michigan’s $10,000 Hour of Code Award Winner! That’s right – Herbison Woods was chosen as the school to represent Michigan in the Hour of Code Initiative. All of our teachers signed up to have our students participate in this event, which placed us in the drawing to receive an award of $10,000 to be used on technology. Herbison Woods’ students will be completing modules that teach them about computer coding during the week of December 9th. We will be having our award ceremony on Wednesday, December 11th at 8:30 a.m. in the gym. Please come join us as we accept this wonderful and surprising award!
Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to growing computer science education by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Their vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer programming. They believe computer science should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra. To support their efforts, schools across the United States have been invited to participate in an Hour of Code.
Our district is also offering an Hour of Code for students and community members on Wednesday, December 11th at the High School Library from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. You can find additional information at: District's Hour of Code
Recess: This is a reminder that students have outdoor recess every day, and students need to dress for the weather. The exceptions are:
- the wind chill is below zero
- there is a wind advisory
- it is raining
Holiday break: Students begin the holiday break at 11:12 a.m. on Friday, December 20th. School resumes on Monday, January 6th.
Connecting Parents: I feel it is important to keep parents informed of their child’s education while at Herbison Woods. Working together, we can make your child’s experience at Herbison Woods successful and memorable. Therefore, I want to continue having monthly meetings that I call “Connecting Parents”. These meetings are informal and are intended to provide parents with information and answer questions that may arise. The next Connecting Parent meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 16th at 8:15 a.m. in the HW library. Bring your favorite morning beverage and learn more about rubrics, how they are used, and see examples of student work that reflects the various levels on a rubric.
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Vicky Milner, Principal