Hemby Bridge Elementary is thrilled to have a team at the GingerSnap 5K benefitting Girls on the Run of Union County on Saturday, December 5th at 8:00 am at Downtown Waxhaw. Please consider supporting our girls by signing up for the 5K yourself! Both males and females are welcome to this family-friendly community event. For more information and to register please go to: www.gingersnap5K.com.
Attention Parents! Be sure to visit www.artsonia.com to view artwork by students at Hemby Bridge and to purchase keepsakes featuring your child’s artwork. View the school gallery by searching for Hemby Bridge. Artsonia donates 20 percent of their annual product revenue back to the school’s art program.
In honor of Veterans Day, all 4th grade students recently learned about the history of Veterans Day along with the many different Veterans we have in our country today. Students learned about War Memorials found around the United States in honor of the many veterans who have fought for our country in the most selfless way. After defining what the word “honor” truly means, Mrs. King’s class made this experience very personal by learning about the Navy and Mrs. King’s grandfather who served in the Navy during the 1950’s. Students learned about the daily tasks of a Navy sailor, and the challenges and oppositions faced by all navy service members at that time. Students also expanded their knowledge about the history of countries such as Guam, Japan, and the Philippines through the close study of this Veterans life.
First grade teacher Becky Bossert did some research on the learning styles of boys and girls and realized that children needed movement to succeed. As an experiment, she decided to buy two stability balls and on a rotating basis had students sit on a stability ball during class. She discovered that students stayed focused on what they were learning because they were able to use their excess energy to control their movement on the ball. After seeing the success a couple of balls made in the classroom, Mrs. Bossert applied for a Donor’s Choose project and was fully funded for a classroom set of stability balls.
During this year’s Boosterthon fundraiser students were given the opportunity to not only raise funds for the school and help the needy around the world but also to put our school principal, Stephanie Burris on the roof. Mrs. Burris agree to work on the roof of the school for a day if students obtained pledges from all 50 states. Students not only obtained pledges from all 50 states, but also many countries around the world, including. Germany, Peru, Kuwait, United Kingdom and Canada.