Girls Varsity Baseball
Congratulations to the Hubbard High School Girls’ Varsity Softball team for finishing a great season as District Runners-up!
ES Ecology Club
The Ecology Club hosted 2nd Grade Science Day on May 9th @Harding Park. Members of the Club ran 20 different Science Lab stations with the entire 2nd Grade.
HHS Top 10
Congratulations to The Top 10 of the Class of 2016!
Row 1: Amanda W., Caitlin C., Emily C., Margaret H., Amber D.
Row 2: Jack K., Robert F., Sheri B., Harlie S., Andrew S.
HHS Journalists and Videographers Sweep Awards at 2016 Press Day
Bringing home a total of 36 awards, the Hubbard High School Bard and HUB staffs made an impressive showing at YSU/TCJA’s 2016 Press Day held at YSU’s Kilcawley Center on the evening of Tuesday, May 10th. Competing against 12 other Trumbull and Mahoning County schools, and judged against 250 other entries, Hubbard took 14 first place titles. Additionally, HUB junior Emily M. was awarded Staff Member of the Year, and Bard senior Lauren C. was recognized as Journalist of the Year. Judges for the event included award winning, investigative journalist Mr. Dave Davis, professor in the Communications Department at YSU, along with other YSU Video and Journalism instructors, as well as Vindicator editors.
Recognition goes to the following Hubbard students for the HUB and Bard respectively:
HUB First Place Winners: Investigative Reporting: Emily M.: “A Study of School Shooters”; In-Depth Series: Maggie H.: “Extracurriculars at HHS”; Poetry: Emily K.: “Broken Bliss”; Column/Opinion: Alivia S.: “I Didn’t Wear Make-up to School and Here’s What Happened”; Advertisement: Ruthie S.: Badurik’s Butcher Block; Review: Hannah S.: “Coffee Lovers-Personal Choice over Cost”; Artwork: Kayla M.: “Elephants”; Fiction: Hailey C.: “Dystopian Tale: Part One”. HUB Second Place Winners: Personality Profile: Emily M.: “O Captain, My Captain-The Legacy of Amy Ramey”; In-Depth Series: Emily M.: “A Study of School Shooters: Part One”; Feature Article: Taylor R.: “A Weightlifting Wonder-Allie Perry”; Fiction: Henry M., Andrea R. and Emily K.: “Urban Legends Column”; Feature Article: Emily M.: “Baking with Heart: HHS’s Sugar and Sweets Diva”; Sports Feature Article: Hannah S.: “Lady Eagles Golf Ends an Impressive Season”; Artwork: Taylor R.: “Dystopian A.”; and Tessa M.: “Davy Jones”. HUB Third Place Winners: Sports Feature Article: Jack K.: HHS Students Assist in Special Olympics Basketball Team”; Editorial: Emily K.: “Helicopter Parenting”; Poetry: Emily M.: “Holding Hearts”; Sports News Article: Calley B.: “Eagles Football Preview”. HUB Honorable Mention Winners: Feature Article: Christina K.: “Frosh Sound Out on High School Experience
Bard First Place Video and Yearbook Winners: Best Yearbook and Best Yearbook Theme; Sports Photography: Katie F.; Photography: Lauren C.; Commercial: Lauren C.; Event Coverage: Dana P.; Documentary: Emily C.; Public Service Announcement: Emily C., Gina M., Taylor C., Alex M., and Lea M.; Bard Second Place Winners: Sports Photography: Lauren C.; Morning Announcements and News: Jake M., Lauren C., Colin S., Ricky P.; Third Place Winners: Sports Photography: Emily C..
Kudos to all those who competed and were successful in this year’s event!
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!