Harvard Jr High School -
We are so excited to have kicked off our SUVIVORball event in support of the American Heart Association. Seen here is AHA representation Kiersten Gonzales with PE teacher Donna McFarlin between in-class heart healthy presentations. The event will take place the week of April 17-21. Use the following link to support our students with a donation:
This past weekend the Harvard Wrestlers traveled to Dekalb for the IESA State finals. Of the 5 competitors, only Nikolas Jimenez was able to secure a place on the podium and took 3rd in the 95-pound weight class. Congratulations to Nikolas and all the Harvard wrestlers and managers for a fantastic ending to an excellent season.
The wrestlers in the picture are as follows:
Back row left to right: Jason Davidson (coach) Jose Garcia, Nathan Rosas, Gavin Loiselle, Adam Schultz (coach)
Front row left to right: Ivan Rosas, Nick Jimenez
Nice job by the Jr. High's band and choir as they performed at their winter concert. What, you missed it? Well luckily it's available here.
Students at Jefferson Elementary were able to use technology to help them learn about slavery in their social studies class today. As part of studying Black History Month, the students used Ipads to learn what choices a slave might face. The exercise presents the students with many different choices, such as what items to bring if they attempt escape, and who to speak with to gather information. All of the choices the students make determine the outcome of the exercise – freedom or capture.
Not only does this exercise attempt to expose the students to the many issues of living as a slave, it encourages them to share ideas with each other and get more experience with technology.
The overall exercise kept the students engaged during their entire period, but the most unique part of this, was this all stemmed from an idea a student presented to Erin Kruckenberg, fifth-grade teacher at Jefferson.
Kudos to both the students and staff at Jefferson for incorporating new ways to learn into the curriculum at Jefferson.
JOIN US FOR HCPC Parent Night! March 7, 2017
You and your family are invited to dinner at the sixth of eight Parent Nights sponsored by the Harvard Community Partnership Coalition. Join us for Anger Management on March 7, 2017 at Harvard Junior High School from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Enjoy a complimentary dinner with your family from 5:30-6:15. Afterwards, children will have activities while parents learn how to respond to their child’s anger and angry outbursts as well as how to prevent them. Help us prepare with your RSVP by Monday, March. 6th, so we have enough food for the group, Please call Harvard Junior High directly at 815-943-6466 to RSVP. We hope to see you and your family Tuesday evening at Harvard Jr. High School from 5:30-7:30!
Harvard CUSD 50 is pleased to announce that the new Harvard High School principal will be Carl Hobbs.
Hobbs has been serving as an assistant principal for the last six years, and for the past four years has taken on the role of athletic director in addition to serving as the assistant principal in the Belvidere School District. Prior to that he taught business in the school district and has served as a faculty member at Joliet Junior College and Director of Student Activities and Residence life at North Park University.
He will come on board full-time when Rob retires. Welcome Carl, and Rob, thank you very much for the last 10 years!