Hazelwood Elementary School is serious about summer reading! We all know summer can be filled with many fun activities, family trips, time to relax, and adventures beyond the normal school day. Did you also know that summer can also be a time when students experience the Summer Slide? This slide refers to the drop in a student’s reading level over the summer and the loss of many reading skills and strategies learned over the school year. This happens when a student doesn’t read over the summer. Research has proven that this is a serious problem when kids don’t read over the summer.
Because we don’t want our Hazelwood students to experience the Summer Slide, students and staff at Hazelwood have all set summer reading goals and are making plans to accomplish those goals. Students were recently encouraged to choose summer reading materials from a collection of new and gently used books to help keep them reading over the summer break. “Our goal is to get reading materials in the hands of all our students,” said Principal, Susan Savage. As well as taking home books, students have been encouraged to come to our Summer Reading Program. Starting on June 24th, the Hazelwood Elementary Library will be open from 11:00-1:00 for book checkout, story time, and parent support.
On Friday, May 30th, students enjoyed a fun-filled day cheering third, fourth, and fifth graders on to their State EOG Testing, which begins on Monday, June 2nd. There was fun for everyone on the inflatable obstacle course and high slide, as well as a high-energy, motivational assembly at the end of the day.
Click play below to watch the inspirational video, created by an amazing team of our teachers, that was shared at our afternoon assembly.
Hazelwood Elementary raised $1,100 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. Through numerous fundraisers (such as Hat Day and Resale for Relay), as well as donations, our team was successful in raising money for this very worthy charity.
We would like to recognize our team leaders Lana Brooks, Courtney Clarke, and Rosemary Rogers for their willingness to organize this effort. Also, we want to thank our team members: Donna Francis, Courtney Gant, Blake Kerby, Carla Melton, Kathleen Morgan, Julie Thompson, Mandy Williamson, and our principal, Susan Savage.
This experience was Habit #6 in action: SYNERGIZE
Earlier this month, a letter was sent home with student progress reports about subscribing to HCS MyConnect message portal. If you have not already done so, please consider signing up for this important home/school communication tool. You may choose to receive text messages, phone calls, and/or emails for your school and HCS information.
First, click on the link under Parent Links (on the toolbar at the right) called MyConnect HCS Subscriber Portal. Once there, new users please click “Sign Me Up!” to create a new portal account. The password requirements are at least 8 characters with 1 uppercase letter and 1 number. All characters must be letters or numbers and cannot be the same as your user name.
Please have your student’s identification number ready when you sign up for an account (this was written on the letter sent home earlier in May). It is referred to as an ‘Identification Code.’
If you need additional assistance, please contact the school.