Stop, Drop and Roll…get outside and stay outside…check your smoke detectors; do all these warnings sound familiar? During Fire Safety Week, October 5-11, the first grade classes at Hiawatha Elementary had been learning the importance of knowing what to do in case of a fire. On Friday, October 10, the classes took a tour of the Hiawatha fire station where assistant fire chief, Brian Butrick, explained the importance of a . . .
Reading with a buddy is twice the fun! This year each Hiawatha Elementary first grader is a partner with a fourth grade “reading buddy”. All students practice reading their chosen books. Later, they share the books by reading them to their buddy. The students are having wonderful story adventures while . . .
Kindergarten students have been learning about fire safety at home and at school. They have been practicing fire drills from their classroom to learn what to do in case of a fire at school. Students have also been encouraged to map out their evacuation plan at their house with their parents so they are prepared in case of a . . .
The ACT and SAT are the two college entrance exams administered in the United States. Many scholarships are offered to students who have scored well on these tests. Both of them are accepted by all 4-year colleges and universities in the U.S, however, students should find out which test is preferred by the colleges they are interested in. These tests give college admission officers a common measurement to compare all students. They also serve as a way to predict how well a student will perform academically in college. There are fee waivers for both the ACT and the SAT for student's who qualify. Here's what you need to know: ACT The American College Testing Assessment (ACT) is a national test designed to test students' skill levels in English, Math, Reading, and Science reasoning. This is the more popular test amongst HHS students. The closest locations to Hiawatha for ACT administration is Highland and Sabetha. The score range is from 1-36. The test fee is $38 for No Writing , which is acceptable to most colleges and universities, and $54.50 for Plus Writing , which some colleges and universities require. Below are this year's test . . .
“Journalism is in fact history on the run.” -Thomas Griffith Students at Hiawatha High school are learning to write the future’s history in Public Relations Writing. P.R. Writing is a class taught by Mrs. Dunn focused on learning the art of journalism. The class is year-round and is held during 3A. The class is a mix of veterans and novices, dubbed “returners” and “newbies” respectively. Returners are . . .
Click Here For Nomination Form The Board of Education has approved a district recognition program to recognize staff members monthly for outstanding work in support of student learning. It is designed with the intention to recognize USD 415- Hiawatha Public Schools employees that go above and beyond to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of our district’s students. Staff may be nominated for this award by any stakeholder group: fellow colleagues, administration, Board members, parents, patrons, and/or students with the attached form. Nominations are due the first of every month, October 1st through May 1st at the District Office. All nominations not chosen one month will be carried forward for consideration the following month. A staff member may win only once in a given school year. The special committee appointed by the Superintendent has both classified and certified staff who confidentially consider nominations and approves award winners at a monthly meeting held the week prior to the BOE packet due date. The USD #415 Recognition Awards will be awarded at the regular monthly Board . . .
Please click below to view the calendar for the 2014-2015 school year. 14-15 School Calendar