Everyone at Hazelwood is looking forward to a year filled with learning, leadership and fun. We are happy to see friends, old and new, and hope to create many lasting memories. As we continue our Leader In Me journey this school year, we hope our students will Begin with the End In Mind and strive to reach their infinite potential!
Staff and friends synergized on Saturday morning at our annual “Day of Caring.” There was much to be done: spreading mulch, washing windows, weeding shrubbery, to name a few. We appreciate the time and effort given by everyone to help Hazelwood Elementary look its best for our students. Way to synergize!
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