Hills Garrison Elementary School • 190 Derry Road • Hudson NH 03051 • (603) 881-3930
Elementary: Drop Off 8:20am  -  Late Bell 8:45am  -  End of Day 3:05pm

Mrs. Retkevicz's Class Has a Science Fair

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Author Matt Tavares Visits Hills Garrison

Thanks to the generosity of the Hills Garrison PTO, all of our students met with author and illustrator Matt Tavares on March 26 and 27.

Matt shared his love of books and writing with the students. He explained all the hard work that goes into making a picture book, showing students how the stories and the pictures develop, and how a book is published. Students had time to ask questions. Ask your child about his visit and check out his Web site at www.matttavares.com.

If you ordered any of Matt’s books, they will be coming home with students on Thursday. If you have any questions, please contact Kate Thompson, Hills Garrison School librarian, at kthompson@sau81.org.

2nd Grade Zoo Show

Today 2nd grade participated in a P.T.O. sponsored assembly “The Zoo Show”.  The children met Mr. Larry and Mrs. Lee who have an animal farm in Dudley, MA.  As each animal, bird or reptile was shown, information was shared about the species adaptation, diet, habitat, defense mechanisms and pertinent characteristics.  The children met and learned about the following:

 

·         Ball python (Royal Python)  – Africa (Arochi Marry)

·         Boa Constrictor – South and Central America (Slider)

·         Sulcatta Tortoise – Africa (Sherman)

·         Green-Winged Macaw – South and Central America (Cracker)

·         Serval – Africa (Luca)

·         Llama – South America (Scooter)

·         Pygmy Goat – Africa (Dr. Who)

·         African Crested Porcupine – Africa (Natasha)

·         Red Kangaroo – Australia (Biscuit)

4th Grade Class Act Video Contest

 
Check out the 4th grade videos below:
 
Mr. Perkins' Class

Mrs. Kingsley's Class

Mrs. Senecal's Class
Mrs. Liakos' Class
Good luck to all of the classrooms!
Thank you Mr. Griffus for all of your help making these great videos.

"Hats On For Hope Day"

Thank you to everyone who participated, we collected $750.38 for the Cheer 4 Nicole Fund.

Your generosity and spirit of support will certainly mean a great deal to the Jacques family.  It is a privilege to be part of such a caring school community.

STAR Assessment Update

STAR Assessment reports were mailed out on Friday, February 7th.  The following codes are annotated on the reports:
 

Terms that are used on the Star assessment reports:

 

Percentile rank (PR):  The percentile rank score which ranges from 1 to 99 indicates the percentage of other students nationally who obtained scores equal to or lower than the score of a particular student.

 

Percentile rank range (PR range):  This range indicates where a student is likely to score if the test is taken again within a short time such as 4 to 6 weeks.

 

Normal Curve Equivalent (NCE):  This is a norm-referenced score that is similar to a percentile rank but is based on an equal interval scale.  This score is useful in making comparisons between different achievement tests.  NCE scores range from 1 to 99 and are used mainly for research.

 

Instructional Reading Level (IRL):  this is a score that indicates the highest reading level at which a student is 80% proficient at comprehending material with assistance.  IRL scores are Pre-Primer (PP), Primer (P), grades 1.9 through 12.9, and Post-High school (PHS). 

 

Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD):  a range of readability from which a student should select books to read. 

Harlem Wizards vs. Hudson Hoopsters

The Hills Garrison players step up to play the Wizards.  Come support our team on February 6th at 7 p.m. in the Alvirne Gym.

GOOD LUCK
Mrs. Udice, Ms. Greaves, Mr. Griffus, Mr. Tanuma, Mrs. Retkevicz, and Mrs. Rothe

The First Ever All Band Rehearsal

The Hills Garrison Band has been working very hard and would like to share their first ever all instrument band rehearsal.

Please click here and enjoy the music.

Thank You Ms. Catano and Her Alvirne Spanish Students

Ms. Nancy Catano and her Alvirne Spanish class students visited with all 2nd graders to share their knowledge of holiday traditions and crafts, as part of the 2nd grade social studies unit – holidays around the world.

Thank you to ALL involved and to Mrs. Karen Goyette for coordinating a morning of sharing.

 

Nothing But Treble Choir

Alvirne High School’s Nothing But Treble Choir entertained the entire school with a holiday concert.  Special “thanks” go to Mrs. Beaton for sharing this special event with us and putting everyone in the holiday spirit.

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