Students’ Last Day of School Schedule, Thursday, May 26, 2016
High School/Middle School
Student Dismissal at 12:30PM
Student Dismissal at 1:00PM
Start times remain the same
Breakfast and lunch will be provided
Governor's Youth Art Exhibition
Governor's Youth Art Exhibition, now in its forty-sixth year, is dedicated to the educational and artistic advancement of our talented young people in the state of Ohio. The exhibition is open to all of Ohio's 1,112 high schools, both public and private, chartered by the State of Ohio Department of Education. Our purpose is to provide all budding young artists of the state with opportunities to advance their talent, whether that be through scholarships or simply experiencing the process of entering their work in a competition. The exhibition is a valuable incentive for our young people; it encourages an appreciation for the arts throughout Ohio and reflects the fine quality of art instruction and talent which exist in our state.
"This year we were one of 15 regional drop off points in the state. On March 5th we had a series of 3 judges come in to view over 350 works from 14 schools and over 20 teachers from Warren Harding, Canfield, Boardman, Fitch, Niles, Salem, and others. The process was a first for us and went smooth thanks to the professionalism of other teachers who where coming in. We want to say a special thank you to the Downtown Cafe for their donation to help feed the judges, student helpers, and teachers who came to Hubbard to drop off their work. Our kids did a wonderful job and we surpassed our highest amount of regional winner in previous years with 20 students pieces being chosen by the jurors. We also want to thank Mr. Deluco's maintenance staff for their help setting up the cafeteria and being their to help us with every aspect of the show. This year's art show is already going to feature two national and four regional winner's at Scholastics Art and Writing Competition, the 20 winners from Governors Youth Art Exhibition, and whatever we can win at the Trumbull County Art Show. Please come out Tuesday, May 3rd for the show."- Joshua S MacMillan- HHS Art Teacher.
The process of selecting artworks for the state exhibition begins on a regional level. The state is divided into 15 regional locations, with high school students in each region invited to enter work in that regional judging. Each region has a designated Regional Director, who is responsible for choosing the judges for his or her region and arranging specifics of the event.
The state judging takes place in Columbus; however, the judges for this level of competition are chosen from all over the country and are generally professional artists, college level instructors, or both.
From the 11,500 regional entries from the 15 regions, approximately 2,500 are selected to enter the state judging. State jurors then select 300 for the actual exhibition, with 25 of the 300 chosen to receive the Governor's Award of Excellence. Scholarships are offered to seniors by over 30 universities and colleges of art. The selection of students to be offered scholarships is left strictly up to those institutions who offer them. The Governor's Exhibition is merely a vehicle through which schools and students are brought together.
Ohio Report Cards
Written by Marianne Hallapy
The News of Hubbard
Another round of state report-cards for the 2014-2015 school years were recently released for all school districts. While the Tribune Chronicle initially published Hubbard’s scores erroneously due to a formatting error, its retraction disclosed the correct scores, revealing both good indicators and a few areas requiring improvement for the district.
Superintendent Raymond Soloman agreed that there are subgroups that need attention, however, overall he was happy to note, “We’re meeting the indicators; our students are able to read; and we’re graduating our students.”
Last year, Hubbard students in grades 3 through grades 11 were given the Ohio State Tests to assess their knowledge and skills outlined in Ohio’s Learning Standards. Math and English language arts tests were developed by Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), which were new for the 2014-2015 school year. Science and social studies tests were created by American Institutes for Research (AIR).
Congratulations to our Bridge Building Teams who competed Tuesday, February 23rd at YSU. Robbie D., Kenny R. and Michael L. took 1st place overall for the Bridges Efficiency. They also won 1st place in the Strength category carrying 117 lbs! Allison P., Celeste W., and Brooke V. also made top 5 carrying 104 lbs! The students received a trophy and a $100.00 cash donation will be made to Hubbard Schools from the Mahoning Valley Miniature Bridge Building Competition.
Carnegie Science Center
Forty-three 7th grade students in Mrs. Shryock’s 7th grade Computer Science class traveled to the Carnegie Science Center on March 2, 2016 to participate in Sci-Tech Days, a hands-on interactive program consisting of education, service, and manufacturing organizations displaying innovations and career information in the STEM fields. Among the displays and activities for students:
•FedEx Ground involved students in relay races involving scanning, sorting, and tracking activities of packages using handheld scanning software that FedEx currently uses in their field operations. Students learned about logistics. Students Johnathon Y., Chris S., and Gavin B., listen to instructions on using hand held scanners used to read bar codes.
•Carnegie Mellon University provided information about post-secondary education opportunities and fields of study at the University. Representatives explained to students how specific areas of study related to career choices.
•Various tech companies allowed students to test their innovations currently being marketed.
•Michael Baker & Associates, Inc., explained to students the process of designing and building bridges and presented displays built out of K’Nex illustrating the concepts.
•Students were able to design and build wearable tech using various computer equipment such as mouses, memory cards, and computer chips
•Students drew line maps on white paper using colored markers and then watched as mini motorized computers the size of a ping pong ball traveled along the lines students had drawn using sensor software components.
Johnathon Y., Chris D., Sean M., and Drake S. listen to instructions about creating maps for sensor equipped robots.
•Interactive robots responded to student movements and “danced” to music.
•Students also attended a seminar on the use of sensor software, currently used in professional sports, to track speed, throw, and arc.
•Students attended a video design seminar where they designed their own video games.
•Students also had the chance to try out the various activities at HighMark Sports Works where they experienced the virtual roller coaster, a trip through the human body and its systems, and pedal a unicycle across a steel beam 25 feet in air, along with rock climbing
Student Hailey R., and Mrs. Cassano prepare to ride the virtual roller coaster.
Admission for this program was provided through a grant through the Carnegie Science Center which allowed all Hubbard students to attend free of charge. This was a wonderful opportunity for our students to participate in a hands-on fun-filled day of learning.
Holocaust Display at HHS
Jesse McClain, Educational Specialist of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation brought guest speakers Ari Levy and Amit Briness to speak to Hubbard HS students about resistance and the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.
The subject of the Display: Mr. William Vegh survived Auschwitz and a death march before being liberated by American troops at the age of 16 in 1945. He lost both parents and 6 siblings in the Holocaust. He was a featured guest speaker here at Hubbard High School in 2003. The display stays at area schools for two weeks and features local survivors. Mr. Vegh spent his entire adult life in Youngstown until his death in 2009. His interview was conducted by Stephen Spielberg as a part of the Shoah Project.
This display is only set up in a handful of schools, per year. We are extremely fortunate to be able to share this experience with our students here at HHS. The display is set up and ready to be watched and read.
El Museo del Mundo Espanol:
The Spanish 4 students in Mrs. Badurik's class decided to create a museum in the classroom for their senior project. They spent many hours creating impressive exhibits, writing Spanish research reports and making verbal presentations in Spanish. They enjoyed themselves while learning so much pertaining to Spanish sports, history, cuisine, music, language, and holidays/traditions. The lower level Spanish classes also took a tour of the museum and voted for their favorite exhibit. Each group did an outstanding job!
Four Hubbard High School football players participated in this years 'National Signing Day'. Pictured from left to right are: Dominic Pantone (Lake Erie College), George Hill (University of Pittsburgh), Cameron Ingram (Malone University), and Brandon Rios (Edinboro University). Congratualtions to all four players! To watch a video from Signing Day, please click HERE.
By now you have heard, hopefully, about this year’s giant Lego project created by Mr. MacMillan and Mrs. Lockovich’s high school art students. This was the 3rd year the National Arts Honor Society sponsored an art contest for all elementary students who wanted to participate. Students in kindergarten through fourth grade created paintings, collage, drawings, and sculptures. First year elementary art teacher Mrs. Marino sent home a flyer for all families to put some time aside during the holiday break to help their child create a Lego based art project. The artwork was placed in the main display cases outside of the Middle and Elementary Library. A new dimension we added to this year’s competition was two group of winners that included siblings. There were two families that really stood out. One pair of sisters made little playdough sculptures of themselves with initials on the shirt to tell them apart. The other was from a set of two sisters and their brother who made three out of cardboard that reflected the same way the high school students created theirs.
“It was remarkable to see the amount of care the kids put into these projects, and with Mrs. Marino’s idea of emphasizing this as a family project we hope that everyone enjoyed the extra opportunity to spend some special time together around the holidays.”- Josh MacMillan, HHS Teacher.
“This truly was a district wide project. Mrs. Lockovich and I created the large scale works that are on display in the elementary school, Mrs. Toth created Lego based assignments in the middle school, and Mrs. Marino created the home based project for families to participate in over the holiday break. The project as a whole took from the beginning of October until January 8 (judging of the students projects). The kids seemed excited about the contest and especially about winning. The past three years wouldn’t have been possible without our administrations support. From Mr. Soloman as principal and now superintendent to all three building principals, Mr. Marcello, Mr. Hoffman, and Mrs. Gough enjoying the large scale versions of themselves as Lego characters and encouraging the collaboration between buildings. I do not know too many professions were you can make six foot toy versions of your administrators/ bosses and have them enjoy them as they did. The overall project is still not done, for the next three months my students and I will be creating scavenger hunts for teachers who signed up in the elementary school. The goal is to place the 5 smaller characters in different places throughout the school and base the clues on where they are. We asked the teachers to give us some topics or points from a current lesson to help reinforce key ideas they want their students to learn. Once they find all five characters they may find a hidden treasure or prize at the end. Again, I want to thank everyone that made this project happen. From the teachers in all three buildings whose flexibility helped us create the Lego characters, the support from my administration and colleagues in the art department for making it happen, and especially to the community for their support of our program and the kids. It is easy to see why we are able to keep kids of all ages exposed to the arts and have events like the art show to showcase their work.” – Josh MacMillan, HHS Teacher
HHS Band and Honors World History Work Together
The Hubbard High School Freshman Band classes of Mr. Nestich and the Freshman Honors World History Students of Mr. Stoffer have been working on a cross curriculum assignment with music and history. They are examining music from the Great Depression and World War II eras in the United States and Europe. They spent two to three days researching in the high school library with assistance from Mrs. Phiel. The band students focused on mostly the musical side of the time periods and the history students mostly focused on the historical aspects of the music. Both groups studied composers and musicians comparing their backgrounds with specific songs and the historical framework they were dealing with at the time. Students had different thoughts on the assignment. Adria P. said, “At first I thought it was strange that band and history were working together but when I saw the project it was obvious it related to each other. Ben P. added, “I thought it was cool because we got to mix the two genres and made it a super project!” The students completed a typed report on their findings and look forward to more exciting assignments in the future.
5th and 6th grade Prep Bowl
On Saturday, January 30, 2016, 5th and 6th grade students participated in a Prep Bowl Competition at Lordstown High School.
Shown in the picture are as follows: Standing: Rocco W., Brayden M., Gino M., Nikolas H., Ryan M.
Kneeling: Bella D., Kaitlyn V., McKenna W., Sierra B., Gabi T., Kaitlyn T.
Not pictured: Emily B.
These students worked hard and showed tremendous effort! We are so proud of them!
MS Spelling Bee
Congratulations to the following Hubbard Middle School students for finishing in the top three at this year's spelling bee:
1st Place: Julia P.
2nd Place: Kylie P.
3rd Place: Anthony R.
Top Finish By Grade:
|5th Grade||6th Grade||7th Grade||8th Grade|
|1st||Brayden M.||Julia P.||Chris D.||Anthony R.|
|2nd||Natalie L.||Kylie P.||Adam P.||Ethan H.|
|3rd||Jason L.||Kyle T.||Adam Y.||Savannah M.|
8th grade Computer Science students tour the Carnegie Mellon University Entertainment Technology Center and the Carnegie Science Center
8th grade students traveled to Pittsburgh to tour the Carnegie Science Center Entertainment Technology Center and the Carnegie Science Center to learn more about the role of technology in the classroom and preparing for careers involving Computer Science.
Students arrive at Carnegie Mellon University Entertainment Technology Center where they toured various interactive displays and projects consisting of current and past video game designs, special effects for movies and television, and educational instructional materials such as games and video creation. They had the chance to talk to current students and professors, as well as participate in testing various projects currently being developed.
Students Sogol N., Hayley A., Michaela D., Joelle C., AJ N., Tom S., Trey K., Chanze K., Nick S., and Damon K., play and provide feedback on science applications project for ETC grad students.
Jayden R plays physics game. HMS students provided feedback on usefulness of format, digital graphics, and ease of use to graduate students who created the game.
AJ N., Nick S., and Chanze K. rock climb at the Highmark Sports Works at the Carnegie Science Center.
Students had the opportunity to visit the Carnegie Science Center where they toured RoboWorld and Highmark Sports Works as well as other displays and activities.
Students of Mr. Josh MacMillan have continued an impressive streak for National qualifiers in the Scholastics Art and Writing Competition. This year a total of eight students submitting 10 pieces of work entered to represent Hubbard High School. This year we were able to qualify but with a twist, two students won Gold Keys and will have their artwork sent to New York City for national judging for only for the second time (Nick Adduci and Tessa McGarrity), We also had three students winning Regional Awards (Nick Adduci X2, Grace Slaina, and Mariyah Hill). Along with our key winners were three students receiving Honorable Mention. All of our kids will be recognized at a ceremony on January 16 at YSU's Ford Theater.
Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7 through 12 apply in 29 categories of art and writing. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
Last year, students submitted 300,000 works of art and writing to the Awards; more than 68,000 were recognized at the regional level and celebrated in local exhibitions and ceremonies. The top 2,000 works in the country earned National Medals and were celebrated at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall.