The first day of school is right around the corner! Don't forget that tomorrow, Wednesday, August 11th, is Back to School Night at Nathan Hale from 4:30-6:00! Enter through our main door, door 4, and we will direct you to your child's room. Students and parents can meet the teacher, familiarize themselves with the classroom, and parents can ask any questions and take pictures so the first day of school students can just go right in and be ready to go! This is also a great opportunity for students to bring supplies so they don't have to carry them on the first day of school. ALL visitors MUST wear masks. We hope to see you there! Also, please review the short slideshow on what to expect the first day back at school with important information about drop off and pick up! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/19t8sOIqrA8iwMqk6tTKOOWbQFZuG6KsHXhUcR5wr2oM/edit?usp=sharing
We will be offering a Kindergarten Jump Start for incoming Nathan Hale kindergarten students! This is a great opportunity for students to get familiar with their new school, review some academic skills, and get a jump start to the school year! Classes will be Monday through Friday from July 26th through August 6th. Class is from 8:30 am to 11:00 am. Students will go in Door 2 on Oliver Street. If you are interested, the expectation is your child will be in attendance for all 10 days. Please complete the google form to register. The form can be found on our NH website or on our Nathan Hale facebook page. Once registered, you will receive a phone call confirming your registration and receive a copy of pertinent information in the mail. There is a limited number of spots and spots will be filled in the order students are registered. Sign up today! https://forms.gle/u4NtGoQGMniwSWkQ9
Tomorrow is the final day to turn in a SCW issued device for the 2020/2021 school year. If you have not returned your child’s device to the school office by the end of the day tomorrow, Friday, June 18th, $250 will be charged to your child’s school account. Please return the device with the charger in a bag with your child’s name and grade. Thank you!
TTENTION SUMMER SCHOOL STUDENTS: Due to continued construction on the roof, we will be exiting out Door 4 for all dismissals. Please form a line outside of Door 4 and we will release students to the adult picking them up. Remember, K-4th grade does not start until 8:30 am and dismisses at 11:30 am. 5th grade starts at 12:00 and dismisses at 3:00. ALL students will enter and dismiss from Door 4.
Just a reminder that summer school starts Monday, June 14th for those who signed up! If you turned in the permission slip for your child, you should have received a letter in the mail with all the details. If you didn’t, please call the office today to confirm. Classes start at 8:30 am for students in grades K -4. Students should not arrive before 8:25. There is no breakfast, but students will receive a grab and go lunch on their way out. Students must be in school uniform and can bring a filled water bottle to school in the morning. All students will enter through Door 4 in the morning and be dismissed at 11:30 on the NH playground. 5th grade students will attend from 12:00 to 3:00. They will also enter through Door 4. They will receive lunch when they arrive at 12:00. If you have any questions, please call the school today to confirm.
If you have a school issued chromebook that was provided to you this year from the School City of Whiting, you will need to return it on either Wednesday, June 9th or Thursday, June 10th in the parking lot on New York Ave at Door 11. They can be dropped off from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on both days. There will be a blue tent set up and you will be able to drive up to the tent and return them without getting out of your car. Any student who does not return their device will be charged $250.
We are very excited for Field Day tomorrow and looking forward to a day of fun in the sun! It is a dress down day for all students and we encourage them to wear shorts and their favorite team shirt with gym shoes. Students will ONLY be able to participate if they are in gym shoes. Students should bring a regular water bottle (not disposable) with their name on it. We will have water jugs for students to refill their bottles at the field. Also, students can either bring a sack lunch or receive a lunch at school. There will be NO peanut butter and jelly option tomorrow. Students will receive a hot dog, chips, apple slices, and milk if they choose to get a lunch at school. Remote learners will still login to their class in the morning and the teacher will share their schedule with how the day will be broken up. We encourage our remote learners to participate in fun outdoor activities while our in person students are participating in Field Day at school. Also, in the reminders that went home with in person students last week, we stated the last day of school was a regular school day. Monday, June 7th is actually an early release day, so on the last day of school, students will dismiss at 2:00.
Just a reminder that tomorrow is the first of two PreK & Kindergarten registration days. If you have a child who will be 5 by August 1st, they are able to enroll for kindergarten at Nathan Hale for the upcoming school year. If you have a child who will be 4 by August 1st, they are able to enroll in one of our half day preK programs. Head Start also takes three year olds, so if your child will be 3 by August 1st, you can enroll him or her, as well! PreK & Kindergarten Round Up will be tomorrow, April 6th and Monday, May 17th from 9-11:30 am and 12:30-2:30 pm at the administration building on 1500 Center Street next to the football field. Please bring a photo ID with your current address, your child's social security card and birth certificate, your child's immunization records, a copy of your mortgage or lease agreement, and two proofs of residency. Masks must be worn and we will be following social distancing guidelines. All families who register at one of our two Round Ups will receive a special bag of early learning treats! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to the Nathan Hale office at (219) 659-0738.
We are rounding up our 3, 4, and 5 year olds for pre school and kindergarten! A link for preregistration was posted on our website and facebook page. It's also included below. We will have in person registration on Tuesday, April 6th and May 17th. You will need to bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate, social security card, photo ID, your child’s immunization card, and 2 proofs of residency. You can come between 9:30 and 11:30 am and 12:30 and 2:30 pm. Enter through the main doors of the administration building at 1500 center street. Masks must be worn upon entering the building. Come to one of the two Round Up dates to get a special bag of goodies for your child! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdr933LITH-Lmc1LZAfTvP3nPfQ3INyQGxri3Ov2oJWbNW9tw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Reminders for NH students both eLearners and returning students! We are excited to welcome back some new faces for in person learning next week as we begin our fourth quarter of the 2020/2021 school year! Please review the link below with our NH Return to Learn expectations and procedures so students know what to expect when they start next Monday. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1-9OtNekq2i2hhC-hXa8jDU_pR6FjArRYe8pK1oKBr8I/edit?usp=sharing For our continuing eLearners, material pick up for the 4th quarter will be Friday, March 12th and Monday, March 15th from 8:30-2:30.
Here are our weekly announcements! We have a lot going on and many shout outs for our awesome students! Also, don't forget that the Whiting Public Library is still checking out books and students with library cards can check out ebooks and digital resources, as well! Here is the link to the online application for a library card if you don't have one. All students under 17 will need parent consent. https://bit.ly/2LZJsu1 Great job Oliver Augustyn, Marivella Sanchez, Robert Saxinger, Devin Mueller, Anali Hernandez, Gael Martinez, Lila Murphy, Liam Keigher, Daniel Campos, and Genessis Pina. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBtHUAnR1DU&feature=youtu.be
Just a reminder that tomorrow is an eLearning day for ALL K-12 students. All NH students will log in at their regular time of 8:00 am to meet with their teacher, take attendance, and review assignments. Only PreK students with Ms. Strabavy will be in person.
We are so excited to see so many students signed up fir our Nathan Hale Virtual STEM Night, Adventures IN Engineering. We want everyone to be able to participate, so we are leaving the sign ups open for one more day! Once the form to sign up closes, we will not be able to add any more students. Don’t miss out on this fun evening, as we travel Indiana completing fun engineering challenges, enjoying sweet treats, and making your very own little travel buddy! And we’ll give you a hint to where we’ll be starting. Everyone will begin their adventure in Indianapolis, home of the Indianapolis 500! I wonder what we’ll be building there? Join us to find out by completing the form today! You can find it on our Nathan Hale Facebook page or website!
Here are our weekly announcements! Congratulations to our students who earned shout outs this week! Keep up the great work! Also, don't forget to sign up for our Virtual STEM Night, Engineering Adventures, on February 24th. The link is included below, as well as on our website and families must sign up no later than February 1st in order to participate. Don't miss out and sign up today! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5Fqwawr12s Shout outs: Armani Carter Lydia Lietz Abram Arredondo Lilia Navarro Areli Hernandez Matthew Sanchez Alyssa Lebron Julian Guerra Sara Dykstra Nicholas Herrejon Sophia Pennavaria Maite Reyes Leia Counts STEM Night, Engineering Adventure Sign Up https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdaUT0La4GpLyE2GVwyiRHBN6MUh1gqxThxYGraqRXeMJqqtg/viewform?usp=sf_link
If your child is a virtual learner is grades 1,3, 4 or 5 ONLY, please click the link below to schedule your child's required hearing/vision screening. If your child is coming in person to school, please do not schedule a time. Your child will be screened during the school day. This schedule is only for virtual learners. In order to use Sign Up Genius, when you click on the link, you need to sign in or create an account. If you used Sign Up Genius for parent teacher conferences, you should already have an account. You can still chose to opt out by completing the survey that was previously sent out to you. If you're having trouble locating the survey, contact the school nurse, asap. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BAEA62FAAFAC25-visionhearing Haga clic en el enlace a continuación para programar el examen de audición / visión requerido por su hijo. Aún puede optar por no participar completando la encuesta que se le envió anteriormente. Si tiene problemas para localizar la encuesta, comuníquese con la enfermera de la escuela lo antes posible. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BAEA62FAAFAC25-visionhearing
We are looking forward to welcoming back some of our students in person today. Please see the link below regarding in person procedures and expectations. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1n3OUz0uLiu9yhwT9U66jJc-kWl-X2tJ_T38Qu_jzkWE/edit?usp=sharing
Just a reminder that tomorrow is material pick up for all of our eLearners. Materials and supplies need to be picked up for any child who will not be attending in person. These materials are needed for quarter 3 of instruction. Come to door 4, ring the buzzer, and someone will bring out your child's materials. Pick up is from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm. Thank you!
Happy new year to our Nathan Hale families! We are looking forward to starting the second semester of the school year in just a couple of days! On Monday, January 4th and Tuesday, January 5th all students will have eLearning days. Students will be expected to login via their See Saw Classroom and/or Google Meets at 8:00 am on both days. On Wednesday, January 6th all in-person learners should report at the regular start time with face masks and enter through the assigned grade level doors. All eLearners should plan to follow their regular schedule from home. Our regular school day begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays continue to be early release days for all students. This Wednesday, January 6th, is an early release day and students will dismiss at 2:00 p.m. Please remember that regardless of whether or not your child is an in person learner or an eLearner, if he or she is going to be absent for any reason, be sure to contact the Nathan Hale office. Thank you and we are looking forward to a happy, safe, and healthy new year!
Virtual Literacy Night is finally here! Below is the link with the schedule and read alouds! The evening will start promptly at 6:00 p.m. and your child will login to their regular classroom meet with their homeroom teacher. Please post pictures from the evening below! We would love to see and hear how much fun you had! Also, thank you to all of our guest readers who took the time to read and record some fun, sweet stories! Mrs. Scroggins, Superintendent SCW Mrs. Covaciu, Asst. Superintendent SCW Mr. Jeff Allard, WPD Mr. Milan Milutinovic, WFD Joel & Amy Bender, owners of Mind Benders Ms. Laurie Rootes, Whiting Public Library Mrs. Laura Lopez, Whiting Public Library https://sites.google.com/scwschools.org/nathan-hale-litnight-2020/home?fbclid=IwAR15gmLOoIMwYXcbLW-WUSAjhDXH5AqdubRhzQDYZ6t2DjnJiG2cMK_tmTI
This week's announcements, news, and shout outs! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loik9C662iM&feature=youtu.be Here are our awesome students receiving shout outs this past week: Michael Delmuro Jasmine Bibian Elyanna Perez Yasenia Croy Angel Chavez Kimberly Delgado Espinoza Chrishawn Massie Isabella Almanza Viviane Sandoval Salina Demkowicz Shyann Weliczko Amira Anaya Diana Vazquez Allie Stone Kathryn Holland Ivy Ramirez Arianny Gallegos Abigail Jimenez Vanessa Henriquez
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!