All About Cultures: Pirate Party Night
On Thursday, April 10th, HES hosted the "All About Cultures" Pirate Party Night that fed students and parents a delicious asian meal, included three rotations that included a mini-Epcot center, a dance center, and a art center. The mini-Epcot center included two stations. These two stations included a taste testing of foods from different countries and a student-led scavenger hunt that had students learn facts about different countries and they completed an exit slip on their way out. The dance center included students, parents, and staff members learning how to do different dances from various countries. The art center included students learning about and creating their own calligraphy. The final event included randomly selected students getting their chance to partake in a tradition from Spanish cultures: hitting a pinata. 
Amended Schedule & Calendar
IMPORTANT INFORMATION! Please read below!
 
The MCPS Board of Education has approved that the last day for students will be Friday, May 30th. Closing day for staff will be on Saturday, May 31st.
 
In order to make May 30th the last day for students, there will be a school schedule change beginning on Thursday, April 10th and will end on Friday, April 25th.
 
Heath Elementary School will begin at 8:15 AM and end at 3:45 PM. By adding these 30 minutes for 12 days it allows our students to get out of school in May as opposed to June. Please be respectful of these extra 30 minutes and work hard to have your student here on time at 8:15 AM as well as respecting the closing time of 3:45 PM. Thank you for your help with this matter! 
GT Visual & Performing Arts Spring Auditions

If you have a potentially gifted 4th or 5th grade child in any of the Visual and/or Performing Arts (art, music, drama, or dance) and would like for him/her to be evaluated for the Gifted and Talented Program, then please call or email our Guidance Counselor, Maxi Kolb, and specify the area(s) for which you want your child to be considered. Ms. Kolb will then email or send home forms that you will need to refer your student along with a list of other requirements. More information can be found on the McCracken County Schools webpage under the Teaching and Learning tab which can be followed by clicking on the Gifted and Talented tab. Current 3rd graders can submit referrals in the Fall. If you have any questions please direct your questions to Ms. Kolb or Mr. Cooper. Ms. Kolb can be reached at maxi.kolb@mccracken.kyschools.us or at 270-538-4060, ext 7554 and Mr. Cooper can be reached at kenton.cooper@mccracken.kyschools.us or at 270-538-4060, ext. 5032.

Upcoming Events
April 10th-25th: Extended School Hours: 8:15-3:45 
April 14th: SBDM Meeting - 4:00 PM
April 16th: Cardiac Care Program
April 17th: Hooked on Science with Jason Lindsey 
April 18th: 4th Grade Clarks River Field Trip
April 21st: District Mars Rover Competition at MC Board of Ed. 
April 22nd: 4th Grade Earth Day Program - 2:00 PM 
April 24th: Spring Choir Concert 
April 28th: 4th Quarter Mid-Term Reports Sent Home 
May 2nd: 4th Grade KY Down Under Field Trip
May 12th-16th: KPREP Assessments
May 20th: No School for Students - Election Day
May 20th: Staff Planning Day
May 26th: No School - Memorial Day
May 30th: Field Day 
May 30th: Last Day for Students
May 31st: Closing Day for Staff 
 
 
Regional Governor's Cup
Heath Elementary School along with 12 other elementary schools from the first region participated in the 2014 regional Governor's Cup competition on Saturday, March 22nd at Hickman County Elementary School. HES placed 4th place overall, with Concord Elementary placing 1st, Lone Oak Intermediate placing 2nd, and Clark Elementary School placing 3rd.
 
The Heath Elementary School quick recall team placed 3rd, with Lone Oak Intermediate in 1st place, Clark Elementary in 2nd place, and Mayfield Elementary in 4th place. The HES quick recall team included Jack Haynes, Jameson Evers, Xander Norment, Landen Jones, Gabe Thomas, and Jacob Harris. The Heath Elementary School Future Problem Solving team placed 2nd, with Concord Elementary in 1st place, Clark Elementary in 3rd, and Mayfield Elementary in 4th. The HES FPS team included Hannah Hatton, Olivia Dodge, Maddie Thomas, and Molly Thomas.
 
HES 5th grade student, Olivia Dodge placed 1st and 5th grader, Hannah Hatton placed 5th in the region in Written Composition. HES 5th grade student, Jack Haynes placed 3rd in the region in Mathematics and HES 5th grade student, Jameson Evers placed 3rd in the region in Social Studies. HES 5th grade student, Reilly Walton received honorable mention in the area of Mathematics for answering more than 24 correctly on the Math written assessment.
 
Heath Elementary School also received the Hume Sportsmanship Award, as voted on a student representative from each participating school.
 
Way to go, PIRATES!
2014 District 1 Governor's Cup
On Saturday, March 1st our school hosted the 2014 District 1 Governor's Cup competition. Our school won 1st place overall with St. Mary Elementary earning the "Runner Up" title. Ballard County Elementary School was third overall in the three-team event. 
 
Our Quick Recall team and FPS team both placed first place! Our quick recall team members are: Jack Haynes, Jameson Evers, Landen Jones, Gabe Thomas, Xander Norment, & Jacob Harris. Our FPS team members are: Olivia Dodge, Hannah Hatton, Maddie Thomas, & Molly Thomas.
 
We also had many students from our school place in the Written Assessments. These students are listed below: 
 
Math: Jack Haynes-1st, Reilly Walton-2nd, Isabel Shelby-4th
Science: Jameson Evers-1st, Maddie Thomas-4th, Olivia Dodge-5th
Social Studies: Landen Jones-1st, Jameson Evers-3rd
Language Arts: Hannah Hatton-1st, Reilly Walton-2nd
Arts & Humanities: Cayne Childers-3rd, Molly Thomas 5th
Written Composition: Hannah Hatton-1st, Olivia Dodge-2nd, Nykki Doss-3rd
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NCEA recognizes HES as Higher Performing School

The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA), a department of ACT, Inc., recognized HES for making the 2012 NCEA Higher Performing Schools List in the area of Science. 

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