Session 1: Thursday, May 30th - Monday, June 17th
Session 2: Tuesday, June 18th - Tuesday, July 9
Enrollment will be held in the Hope Street cafeteria.
Hope Street had two students, Margerie Baker and Brandon Mitchell, participate along with other high school students in the Westar Electric Day of Training on December 13th.
The purpose of the program is to interest students in applying at Westar for a job after graduation.
The Parent Child Learning Center ( PCLC) at Hope Street Academy received an early Christmas this year with a visit from area churches who joined efforts to create the “Dry Bottoms Project”. The PCLC serves pregnant and parenting teens who participate in the parenting program and utilize the school’s licensed day care while they are completing their high school education.
Donations of over 2,000 diapers and wipes of all sizes to be distributed to enrolled parenting students, were made available through the following churches whose members have generously contributed to this donation.
On behalf of our students and staff, all of us in the Parent Child Learning Center want to say “ THANK YOU”, for thinking of us and for helping us with this generous and most useful donation.
PCLC currently has openings for infant and toddler children of high school students who will be attending Hope Street Academy. Please contact the Director-Careen Cain, LMSW at 438-4295 for more information.
Two students, Karson Cook and Todd Steinebach, won the award for the best overall wind turbine model for the month of November for the Kidwind internet competition. Kidwind is a company that makes wind energy education materials for teachers. Each month Kidwind sponsors an internet challenge that students all over the country have the opportunity to participate in. For the competition, students build a wind turbine model and test the model in class for the amount of energy produced. Once the models are tested in the classroom the results are uploaded to the Kidwind website.
All the students in Environmental Science and Current Social Issues built and tested wind turbine models and competed in the internet competition. Carson and Todd’s wind turbine produced the most power in the class and was chosen as the websites overall winner. There were 25 total models entered in the competition.
Mr. Brayton will be using his Marketing students and Mrs. Forgey will use her Physical Science 2 students for the activity. The Physical Science 2 students have started building their cars and the derby will take place at the end of this semester.
On Tuesday, October 2, a group of Hope Street students attended Westar’s ‘Electrify Your Future’ night. Westar Energy conducts the program every year for area high school students. The program allows students to observe the various careers available in the energy field and through Westar. The students are able to observe demonstrations of the different occupations and careers available along with their requirement information. Students attending were: Brandon Mitchell, James Nutt, Ricardo Marshal, Marjorie Baker and Denver Purvis.
On September 18, Ms. Slaughter took the following six students to Brown v. Board of Education to participate in Constitution Day activities involving the Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The students were Jada Charles, Eddie Garcia, Deanna Devoe, Austin Cregut, Brionna James, and Shawn Davis.
They first were allowed to tour the museum, and then the high schools were divided into two groups with HSAs group first going to the new exhibit room “One We Go” this room is discussing the 14th Amendment and how many groups are still dealing with segregation. They then moved on to the next educational experience Civil Rights in Education.
From there they went into a Town Hall meeting with Rosslynn Ali; assistant director to Education in Civil Rights, Dennis Van Roekel; President of the National Education Association, and Michael Yudin: Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.
After lunch our own Brionna James led the Pledge of Allegiance to begin the program where Mr. Duncan finished up with his comments about education and the responsibilities of each and every one of us.
Students in Mrs. Forgey's Physical Science class had an opportunity to visit the Heartland Park race track and witness first-hand some of the concepts they have been learning in action.
We have been studying velocity, acceleration, and friction. "Friction is important in racing, because you need your tires to grip the road to help you reach your top speed at the end of the track," says Brandon Mitchell. Also, track maintenance workers work very hard to eliminate debris and moisture from the track, which will interfere with the driver's ability to get the friction they need.
Students collected data and will use the data to find average velocities, compare those measures to final velocities, and calculate acceleration rates of various vehicles.
The bells are ringing, the halls and classrooms are full of noise, and activity is everywhere. This can only mean that school has started for the 2012-13 season. The feeling of subdued excitement is spreading throughout the school as students and staff are reaquainted, new students and staff get accustomed to the different surroundings and everyone falling in step once again with schedules. It looks like it will be a great year.
This year Hope Street welcomes Ms. Swanson to our ranks. Ms. Swanson will be teaching business related courses such as Consumer Skills, Professional Communication and Computer Mastery. Welcome Ms. Swanson
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