Elementary is kicking off Read Across America Week soon! It will be from March 4th through March 8th! The entire month of March, in fact, is dedicated to reading. Focus is to encourage reading and educate people about its benefits, especially among children and young adults.
Mousetrap Racer projects are underway in Physical Science!!! Students have constructed and tested a prototype design and are currently working on their redesign proposal.
7th Grade FCS students have started their food labs with Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread made with fresh garlic. The students are learning teamwork, time management, and following directions. 36 (2 sections) 7th graders this semester take exploratory CTE (Career Technical Education) classes and dabble in different classes to see what they will want to take in high school. Way to go seventh graders!
Making pasta dishes from Italy. Cooking Around the World students used their homemade pasta in different Italian dishes. Bravo!
Joanne Tupper visiting the fourth graders. She shared about their pork enterprise and how much they use math on a daily basis.
Cooking Around the World students are currently in Spain, Italy, and Greece. Today we made pasta noodles from scratch! Tomorrow they will put them into an Italian dish choosing their sauce and ingredients. The students have learned about each countries' climate, type of food grown, and their culinary traditions. They like the idea of having a two hour lunch like they do in Italy and Spain.
students from Advanced Foods finished their salad unit with a lab. They did a wonderful job with their knife skills, presentation, making their own dressing, and working as a team. The unit was covered by assignments and a test. There are so many different types of salads to discover.
Mrs. Schmitt’s Foods I students did an excellent job making their omelets! This lab was a lot of prep work; which allowed practicing their knife skills.
Please see the attached letter related to some online comments the district became aware of last night. The New Hampton Police Department is investigating and has determined no credible threat exists. https://5il.co/2fdh6
oods II Class (two sections) have been planning their PBL (Project Based Learning) to teach preschool students about dairy nutrition. Our big day is coming "mooving" fast and all their hard work will pay off when we see the preschool students learning by playing carnival games. The students will answer questions and play the games including a dairy taste-testing booth with smoothies, pudding, and cheese samples. At each station the preschoolers will get dairy promotion prizes and more! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bExBRc-md3jOlYNPiycn7euJIEHBO--w/view?usp=drivesdk
Spreading Kindness with 7th and 8th grade students who had full bingo cards of kind deeds.
Spreading kindness with 5/6 "Kindness" Bingo blackouts, dancing unit, and outside patio time with the beautiful day.
12th grade novels class. Senior Quinn Mahoney is dressed up as a civil war union soldier. The class is currently reading the novel across five Aprils, which focuses on a family who has relatives, fighting for both the confederacy and the union army.
NH Track apparel fundraiser deadline is tomorrow at midnight. Don't miss out if you are looking to get some gear. https://nhtf24.itemorder.com/
The elementary raffle fundraiser is approaching! This is the only fundraiser the elementary has each year to support our students. We are still asking for donations that will be raffle prizes for our fundraiser. We would like to have donations by this week, but will accept donations until March 11th. Attached is a letter that includes the details on how to donate. We appreciate the support and will be sharing more information regarding carnival raffle ticket sales soon! Thank you for your support. It is appreciated! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vh0P5U37_5WUb2mP0mMOjGHeecS_U8Ju/view?usp=drivesdk
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Nice job presenting speeches at Monday's school board meeting Carson and Brooklyn. NHMS kindness tree during kindness week.
Advanced Foods finished a chapter about spices, herbs, garnishes, and making gifts of foods. They learned about what each herb and spice looked like, smelled like, and taste tested on potato wedges. Some were better than others. The pictures were of the students making a gift in a jar and then several were given to teachers or parents as an appreciation gift
We went "down south" and made Jambalaya in Cooking Around the World; a new FCS class. Sopapilla, churros, guacamole, and more were made from learning about Mexico. The students have daily assignments, projects, and tests, but the food labs are their favorite. "Sometimes the food is so good the students eat it and we didn't take time to capture a photo!" stated Mrs. Schmitt. The students are learning new vocabulary and about different cultures than their own; a valuable lesson
Mrs. Schmitt‘s Foods II students have completed their Dairy Unit. Mrs. Schmitt wrote a grant for some new culinary items and used them during the dairy unit. Here are some pictures of the students preparing for our Dairy Carnival for the preschool students (coming up next week), some of the free prizes from Midwest Dairy, and reading books about dairy, cows, ice cream, and cheese. We are looking forward to our carnival next wee