The Hoover Elementary School community celebrated Patriot Day/ September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. The students and faculty gathered by the flag flying at half-staff to join the nation in a moment of silence. First grade student Nicolas Cardona played the National Anthem on the piano for the entire school. Mr. William Fleming, principal of Hoover school, and teacher Mr. Kevin Schultz shared with students the meaning of Patriot’s Day. They discussed the importance of everyday heroes. Mr. Fleming challenged the students to volunteer as a way to honor the heroes of September 11th, especially the United States Armed Forces and First Responders.
As part of Hoover School’s Month of Respect program, faculty and students discussed ways in which we show respect to others in our community. As a result, the faculty and students chose to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The faculty participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, October 20th at Overpeck Park. Click the title to read more.
Hoover Elementary School is proud to participate in the Department of Education’s Week of Respect. The Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (P.L. 2010, c.122) requires that the week beginning with the first Monday in October (October 7 – 11, 2013) of each year be designated as a “Week of Respect” in New Jersey. School districts, in order to recognize the importance of character education, are required to observe the week by providing age appropriate instruction focusing on preventing harassment, intimidation or bullying (H.I.B.). Click the title to see what Hoover School has planned for the week.
Congratulations to Ms. Anolik’s art students for winning prizes and ribbons in the Bergen County Audubon Society’s, Eco-Art Award Contest, spotlighting Spring Migration. Synergizing art and the science behind bird migration, students created mixed media renderings of local migratory birds, while learning about the reasons for cyclical migration, how to draw the physical attributes of various local birds in their natural habitats, while referencing art works of famous artists from art history, such as John Audubon and the Hudson River School of painters. The judges had a very hard time selecting winners from the many wonderful works of art created by Hoover’s talented and hard-working young artists.
Congratulations to third grader, Marcela Martinez and art teacher, Ms. Anolik, on their acceptance into the prestigious, Art, Innovation and Ideas, K-12 New Jersey Student Art Exhibition, run by The College of New Jersey. The exhibition recognizes both exemplary artworks created by New Jersey’s K-12 students and the lesson responsible for the artwork, designed by NJ’s talented art teachers. Ms. Anolik’s lesson synergized traditional artistic techniques and digital art, the latter of which is a cutting-edge, 21st Century medium. Only 27% of over 440 submissions from across the state were accepted. Renowned author and artist, Faith Ringgold, was among the panel of judges and will be present at the opening ceremony on June 2nd, at TCNJ.
On April 3rd, the Parents’ Association and Hoover School hosted a parent/child program. Outragegihiss Pets entertained the students with exotic and interesting live animals. From snakes to armadillos and a tarantula named Charlotte, students were in awe about these live creatures. Our very own Bergenfield High School honor students chaperoned Hoover students and played a game or two of BINGO with our children. Click the title to read more.
On Wednesday, April 24th, the Middle States visiting team enjoyed spending an afternoon with members of the Hoover School Community. They met with our students and learned about all the things that make Hoover School a special place. Parents and teachers also met with two Middle States members and shared their knowledge and experiences about Hoover School. We thank the Middle States team for their time and visit.