We are very excited to announce that we will be having our annual Nathan Hale Literacy Night virtually on December 16th from 6-7:30 pm! We have lots of fun games, activities and prizes for all our families who participate. You will pick up materials ahead of time and every student participating will receive a special kit with treats, activities and books. Participating the night of the event will be easy, as each student will join his or her teacher's classroom and participate in the games and activities through the classroom. If you would like to participate, please complete the survey below no later than December 6th so we can make sure we get everything ordered in time for the event! Once the survey closes, we will reach out to you with the details of the event and when you can pick up your materials! Don't miss out on this great event! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1KPm16zeT3-Yzvy_6_t_AtEq067k7x5sjGJNruIlRuKwJjA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Here are our weekly shout outs and some reminders for the week! We wish everyone a safe and healthy Thanksgiving! https://youtu.be/pU9fehyOYUI I also wanted to list our weekly shout out students, in addition to announcing them in our weekly recording: Sarah Escalante London Almanza Oliver Augustyn Kathryn Holland Hailey Drewniak Justen Perez Isaac Parada Medina Abigail Hernandez Cody Fink Angelica Quiroz-Iniguez Santiago Zarate Dianna Hernandez Julian Blanks Amelia Adair Jayvion Roldan Diego Blanks Mikey Zamora Hesus Hill Carter Zwier Great job to our shout out students this week and listen to the announcements for how they earned their recognition
Today is November 11th and it is Veteran’s Day. A veteran is a former member of the armed services or military. Branches of the military include the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, and veterans may have served during times of war or peace. Perhaps a member of your family is currently serving in the military. Or maybe a grandfather, aunt or distant cousin is retired from the armed forces. Or maybe you have a teacher who has served in the National Guard, like Ms. Burriss. We know that it is a sacrifice, as they leave their families to serve our country to protect our freedoms. So To all veterans of all branches: Thank you for your sacrifice, your bravery, and the example you set for us all. In short, thank you for your service! To all those who have served, and those who continue to serve… Happy Veterans Day! Please watch the short video below created by Ms. Burriss to honor some of our student's family members who have served or are serving in the military. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-srXMUhEJBk
In partnership with the School City of Whiting PTO, we will be sponsoring a Family Fun Game Night on Monday, November 23rd! Groups of families will be paired with a SCW staff member to compete in fun, family-friendly challenges from home. We are looking for entire families to participate and we have some fun prizes for our winners! If you would like to participate, please complete the survey below no later than November 13th. Once the survey closes, we will reach out to you with the details of the event. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQlMDrqPOUrWCKTP7-hlq-aIEmY70TIH4JPpcRtNYeDuY_oQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
This was a busy month and lots of announcements for this upcoming week! Be sure to check out our video for shout outs, birthdays, and lots of news! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf_6jIVxwFk&feature=youtu.be
Good morning! You might have received a call in error from the WMS stating that your child was not in attendance. Please disregard! Also, please note that today is an early release day!
Just a reminder that today is our annual Title I parent meeting at 4:00 via Zoom. You are invited to attend the zoom via the link below. You are also welcome to view the meeting information if you are unable to attend the meeting. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd8bGYdosajl1LfY-oKmzmqwN8t4QmYwtCipHUINijNcuwXVg/viewform?usp=sf_link Topic: Nathan Hale Annual Title I Meeting Time: Oct 22, 2020 04:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75388235577?pwd=N1d4ZGlUL2ZKbU5JdGZtcUs1bndyUT09 Meeting ID: 753 8823 5577 Passcode: M1aWzP
Today is Parent/Teacher Conferences and all students are participating in eLearning. We would love your feedback on how conferences went, so when you complete your conference, please fill out a quick survey that will take less than a minute, letting us know how things went! Also, as a reminder, our Title I Annual Parent Meeting will take place at 4:00 pm via Zoom. The link is on our website and SCW app. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-viSmycEpQ8zT0xdevQAjTyZ8CAHH0b-wPGC9f2NRIqU2vg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Today is an EARLY RELEASE day! Students get out at 2:00 pm. Also, please remember that tomorrow is an eLearning Day for everyone. It is parent/teacher conference day. Students will still need to login to their classroom at 8:00 for attendance and to meet with their teacher. Make sure you have signed up for a conference time with your child's teacher!
REMINDER For full-time eLearning students ONLY! For students who are doing eLearning full time and not coming in at all in person, you will need to pick up second quarter materials. We will have a pick up TODAY, October 20th from 3:15-5:15 pm in the staff parking lot. This will be similar to our first round of material pick up, where parents stay in the car and pull up to the table by Door 10. I will pass you the materials through the window. Students need these materials for the second quarter, so it's important that they get picked up. Again, this is ONLY for those students who are doing eLearning full time and not coming to school.
Just a reminder that today is an Early Release Day! Every Wednesday is an early release day and Nathan Hale students get out at 2:00. WMS and WHS students dismiss at 2:20. Students are still released from their regular doors. As a reminder, anyone coming to pick up students on our school campus must wear a mask and social distance. Thank you!
We are very excited to welcome some of our students back this week in person following our A/B Hybrid schedule. Please view the following video and check out the slides under documents on our website to help you prepare for the big day! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt2bzKL0A_M&feature=youtu.be
As we get ready to welcome back students in person on our hybrid schedule, we want to remind families of the child care options available at the Whiting YMCA for before and after school child care. The SCW provides students with both transportation and snacks in these programs. Check out their website for more information! https://operations.daxko.com/Online/5108/ProgramsV2/Search.mvc?keywords=school+age&program_id=&expanded=categories%2Clocations&coming_soon=False&all_categorie
Weekly Announcements! Check out our updates and listen for our shout outs of great work! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luY3MJHMfN4
Information regarding our Hybrid Plan is now posted on our school website. Families will be receiving a letter early next week with their child's group assignment. We look forward to welcoming back students on October 5th!
Good morning and welcome back to another great week of learning! Please see the video below for our weekly announcements. Today is the first day of College Go! week and our theme is "Stay in School" and students dressed in their school spirit wear. Ms. Garcia, our child need's specialist, has posted lessons in classrooms for College Go! week, so students, be sure to check those out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGJwECUrUu0&feature=youtu.be
Next week is College Go! week. We have some fun activities and spirit days planned for the week! Activities will be posted by our child need's specialist, Ms. Garcia, each day in See Saw and Google Classrooms. This is a great opportunity for you to share your own college and/or career experiences and discuss the skills and traits necessary to succeed past high school. Monday is "Stay In School!" and students can wear their Nathan Hale Spirit Wear. Tuesday is "Your Future is Bright!" and students can wear a bright shirt in neon colors. Wednesday is "Teamwork Pays Off!" and students can wear their favorite sports team shirt. Thursday is "Dress for Success!" This is a great opportunity for them to dress up as what they want to be when they grow up. Friday is "Going to College" and students can wear their favorite college attire (Hint, hint... Boiler Up!)
Welcome back for another great week! Check out our weekly announcements for birthdays, updates, and some digital citizenship reminders! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvstZm44sSs
It's hard to believe we are already in Week 3! We have lots of birthdays this week, so be sure to listen for your name! Also, our yearbooks finally came in from last school year! If you are interested in ordering one, you can follow the link below and order with a credit card online, or call our office and make an appointment to come in and purchase one for $15. I have included step by step directions in the video if you are interested in ordering online. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_90OgP0YM4Y Link for yearbook: https://www.memorybook.com/online-pay/parent-pay/ School Code is 153013
NWEA Testing This Week! We know today was tough for some of you trying to get into the NWEA practice test. While we know it can be frustrating, please be patient as we work out the kinks and device issues. If for any reason you continue to have problems while testing tomorrow, let the teacher know and we can always schedule another time for your child while we work out the bugs. Also, an important reminder that when your child is taking the test, do not help him or her solve the problems. The purpose of this assessment is to determine where they are at academically so that we can best support them instructionally. Similar to the iReady math diagnostic, the test is adaptive, meaning that the questions adjust to how the student is answering; if the student misses so many items in a row, the questions will start to get easier. If the student answers them correctly, the questions will get harder. It's important that students answer the questions themselves so we know their current level. Both iReady and NWEA will create individual learning paths for students to work on independently, and if you help students with the answers, their learning paths will not be appropriate for their instructional level. Thank you!
Good morning! Today is Monday, August 31st and check out our weekly announcements, including birthdays, below! Have a great week! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIQWAWUvJPk
Good morning! Congratulations on completing your first week of eLearning! We are so proud of all our students and what a great job they have done being responsible and being ready to go each morning for their learning and staying engaged and participatory in the lessons. We hope you all have a great weekend and look forward to Week 2! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hh3wAJ_Fquo&feature=youtu.be
Welcome back for our first day of school for the 2020/2021 school year! We're off to a great start with lots of smiles by teachers and students as they meet their classmates for the first time! Check out our daily announcements here each day! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1QHLR2vv3w&feature=youtu.be
The Nathan Hale Staff want to welcome you back for what is sure to be an amazing school year! Check out our Back to School video with greetings from all of our teachers and a review of the eLearning expectations at the end! We look forward to seeing everyone Monday morning online! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8AkICB5Zsg
Just a reminder that tomorrow is student material pick up in the parking lot. Students will receive their Welcome Back Bag with all of the materials and resources they will need to start the school year Monday! It will be a drive through pick up and we ask that you wear a mask and bring your own pen to fill out any forms that still need to be completed. If you requested a device last week, you will be able to pick it up at Door 7 on Oliver Street. Pick up hours are 9-12 and 1-4. ALL students must pick up their Welcome Back Bag so they are ready to roll on Monday morning! See you tomorrow!
Please check out the "Job Posting" section on the School City of Whiting page for all available positions within the district
Special School Board Work Session on Thursday, July 9th at 5:30 pm followed by a Special School Board Meeting at 6:30 pm. Please note: The meeting will be at 50% capacity with social distancing and masks will be REQUIRED for audience attendance
Welcome to the new School City of Whiting website!