Congratulations to Ms. Anolik’s art students for winning prizes and ribbons in the Bergen County Audubon Society’s, Eco-Art Award Contest, spotlighting Spring Migration. Synergizing art and the science behind bird migration, students created mixed media renderings of local migratory birds, while learning about the reasons for cyclical migration, how to draw the physical attributes of various local birds in their natural habitats, while referencing art works of famous artists from art history, such as John Audubon and the Hudson River School of painters. The judges had a very hard time selecting winners from the many wonderful works of art created by Hoover’s talented and hard-working young artists.
Congratulations to third grader, Marcela Martinez and art teacher, Ms. Anolik, on their acceptance into the prestigious, Art, Innovation and Ideas, K-12 New Jersey Student Art Exhibition, run by The College of New Jersey. The exhibition recognizes both exemplary artworks created by New Jersey’s K-12 students and the lesson responsible for the artwork, designed by NJ’s talented art teachers. Ms. Anolik’s lesson synergized traditional artistic techniques and digital art, the latter of which is a cutting-edge, 21st Century medium. Only 27% of over 440 submissions from across the state were accepted. Renowned author and artist, Faith Ringgold, was among the panel of judges and will be present at the opening ceremony on June 2nd, at TCNJ.
On April 3rd, the Parents’ Association and Hoover School hosted a parent/child program. Outragegihiss Pets entertained the students with exotic and interesting live animals. From snakes to armadillos and a tarantula named Charlotte, students were in awe about these live creatures. Our very own Bergenfield High School honor students chaperoned Hoover students and played a game or two of BINGO with our children. Click the title to read more.
On Wednesday, April 24th, the Middle States visiting team enjoyed spending an afternoon with members of the Hoover School Community. They met with our students and learned about all the things that make Hoover School a special place. Parents and teachers also met with two Middle States members and shared their knowledge and experiences about Hoover School. We thank the Middle States team for their time and visit.
The Third and Fifth Graders have been investigating plants and living organisms. Pictures here are from a lesson where the Third grade students taught the Fifth graders about seeds that they germinated. Then the Fifth grader students taught the Third graders about vascular plants. We observed celery that had been soaking in colored water. Students saw how the vascular tubes support the plant and carry water and nutrients to all parts of the plant.
Welcome Back! I hope you had a relaxing and wonderful summer. On my behalf and on behalf of our entire faculty and staff, I wish to tell you how very much we are looking forward to the 2012-2013 school year. We are excited for another year of learning, growing and fun and will be kicking off the school year on a very positive note! Click the title to read more.
8:00 PM Rescheduled Regular Meeting
7:00 PM Executive Work Session