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.
Elementary School Holiday Concert
On December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, the Hubbard elementary students performed their Holiday concerts for the public. There were five concerts total over the course of the three nights, and each concert totaled about 140 students on stage. The students sang many of the classics, from "Deck the Halls" and "Jingle Bells" to "Joy to the World" and "Up on the Housetop." In addition to the classic Christmas songs, they sang challenging multi-cultural songs, which included lyrics in both Spanish and Hebrew! Congratulations to all of the Hubbard Elementary students who performed so wonderfully, singing, speaking, and even dancing in each of these concerts.
Honors English 12 are reading Shakespeare's Macbeth. Here are a couple pictures for the website from our reenactment in class.
Hero Club Update December
The MS Middle School Hero Club made some crafts to deliver to the Elmwood Assisted Living Residence Home Hubbard!
Congratulations to Mr. Mike Holowatuk for being recognized as WYTV Channel 33’s ‘Hometown Hero’. Mr. Mike has worked for Hubbard Elementary School for several years and has been recognized for all of his hard work and dedication to the school district.
His interview will air on Channel 33 on December 23, at 6:00PM.
Giving Art Back
For the third year now the staff at Fairhaven in Niles, OH have opened the doors for the members of the Hubbard Chapter of National Arts Honor Society. Every fall and spring season a group of students make their way to Fairhaven Schools to put on a four hour workshop with around 100 students per trip on what has become known as Art Day at Fairhaven. The projects that the students of Mr. MacMillan’s NAHS included a paper bag scarecrow, Thanksgiving tree, turkeys, coloring a picture of Charlie Brown and Snoopy, and a bracelet out of beads. The 9 students paired up at their individual stations where they were in charge of their own individual craft.
The Fairhaven School Program is an educational option in the continuum of special education services and learning environments available to individuals with developmental disabilities in the state of Ohio. The Local Educational Agency (LEA) is responsible for child identification, multi-factored evaluation, and development and review of each child's Individual Education Plan (IEP). Any child placed at Fairhaven by the LEA must meet the eligibility criteria of the Ohio Rules for Education of Handicapped Children and the State Department of Developmental Disabilities. Along with the students in the workshops there are also a series of preschool aged children that participated in the art workshops.
“It is a great feeling as a teacher to be able to put our students in a situation where you get to see them teacher. The sincerity in how they worked with each student, the appreciation they seem to have for being there, and how well they represented everything we hope our kids are was the best part for me as their teacher. In four hours we were able to spend time with children as young as 4 to kids the same age as some of our high school students. I truly think you carry experiences like this with you for a long time and our students will always be a small part of this with them. It’s the gratifying feeling of being a teacher for a day. We are fortunate that our administration allows us to go out and give our students opportunities like this. We are in a great place as a district with the support of a community and how they support our art program as a whole. From Mrs. Marino’s Walk the Rock Project, Ms. Toth’s middle school lego contest, this year’s new paper mache unveiling by Mr. MacMillan and Mrs. Lockovich at parent teacher conferences, and especially our trips to Fairhaven.”- Josh MacMillan, HHS Art Teacher.
Eighth grade girls from Hubbard Middle School attended the "We Are IT" conference at Kent State Trumbull branch. This conference introduced young ladies to the opportunities they have as women to enter the Information Technology career fields.
Back row left to right- Madison K., Brianna L., Mackenzie Z., Laney M., Rylie C.
Front Row left to right- Paige E., Grace R., Kyleigh J.
Spanish Club Update