ES Mailing Packets
Hubbard Elementary School will not be mailing out the summer packets (with classroom assignments) until the first week in August due to the AIR parent testing reports not arriving to our district until the end of July.
Bucket Fillers of Fourth Grade
The Bucket Fillers of Fourth Grade (BFF) Club has had a very busy and successful school year. As a service organization, the BFF's have helped our school and community in many ways. The Club has helped with a holiday food drive, Blankets for Love collection, Go Green to Wear Green fundraiser to benefit Mrs. Jill Hoover, and encouraged positive "bucket filling" behaviors with Buckets of Snowballs and I ❤ our school banner. The BFF Club replaced the fourth Grade Student Council to allow more students to become involved in service projects. Forty two fourth graders along with the volunteer advisors, Mrs. Gina Slaven and Mrs. Heather Rosile, comprised the BFF Club this year. This year's members are shown in the picture!
Hubbard Elementary Art Students Collaborate to Create Mural with Donated Materials
Students at Hubbard Elementary School have been working on a a collaborative mural. The mural that describes why they love having art and why it is important to them. Every student in grades K through 4 created a paint splatter on colored paper that was donated to the art room. In art class Mrs. Marino worked with students to brainstorm why they love art, why they think it is important and what their favorite thing to do in art is. Students used this as a basis for writing on their splatter. Students came up with some awesome sentences like "I love art because it allows me to express myself." or "Art is important because we get to create things and use our imagination." Students decorated and cut out splatters that were arranged around a large Hubbard Eagle. The overall mural has about 700 splatters on it. It is displayed in the Elementary School and will also be at the district art show on May 2nd, from 5 pm to 8 pm. Stop by and see it!
Read Across America
Elementary students participated in Read Across America!
These are the winners of our Braydich Dental poster contest.
Elementary Dr. Seuss Theme
Second grade students made cards for nursing home patients.
1st Grade Valentine's Day
Each 1st grade class designed cards and wrote messages of care to members of our community for this Valentine's Day. The cards were distributed by the teachers to these community members: Hubbard Fire, Hubbard Police, Elmwood Assisted Living Home, the Hubbard Library and the VFW. The students were eager to share happiness and joy in our community.
Secret Life of Pets at HES
Students at Hubbard Elementary participated in the annual contest to tie into the High School art students’ larger than life papier mache sculptures. This year the theme for the papier mache was The Secret Life of pets and was based off of the recently released film. Large scale characters were created by students in Mr. MacMillan’s and Mrs. Lockovich’s High School Visual Art classes. Each year the elementary students look forward to the unveiling of the projects.
Mrs. Marino, Hubbard Elementary Visual Art Teacher asked students in grades kindergarten through fourth grade to spend time over their Thanksgiving break to create a drawing, painting, or sculpture of what they think their pet that they have or wish they had does while they are at school. Students were able to work with family members or on their own to complete projects. The voluntary project was turned in before Christmas break. Over a hundred students participated in the project.
Mr. MacMillan and Mrs. Lockovich’s art students worked to judge the elementary works and pass out awards to the winners. The High school also sponsored an essay contest where students could write about what they think their pet that they have or wish they had does when they are at school. Overall, the collaborative project was yet another a great success for the Hubbard Art Department and the students of the Hubbard Schools.
ES Holiday Concert
Prior to winter break, hundreds of proud parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and friends gathered at the Hubbard Auditorium to hear the students of Hubbard Elementary perform their annual winter concerts. Under the direction of Miss Danielle Aurandt, students in grades K-4 performed a variety of holiday songs and dances with a total of 5 concerts. These concerts gave the students the opportunity to perform as a group in front of a large audience and even speak individually. The students did a wonderful job and demonstrated the strength of our elementary music program and the importance it has to the overall development of our young students. Music at the elementary level helps develop language, reasoning, focus, and coordination skills. Through music, students also learn how to work together as a team and create a final product with a feeling of genuine accomplishment.
Research has found that learning music facilitates learning other subjects and enhances skills that children inevitably use in other areas. Music is science, math, language, and physical education, but most importantly, music is ART. It is one of the most magical aspects of human life that shapes people and cultures from every part of the world. Music, however, does not need to make excuses for itself. As Emerson wrote, “Beauty is its own excuse for being.” Without music, our lives would be less whole, less human, less valuable, and less complete.