HPE 4th Grade
4th Grade Mission Statement
HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR WEEK
4th graders will be starting a problem based learning activity that will help them learn about Missouri Regions.
This week the students were introduced to TenMarks math program on their Chromebooks.
The fourth graders got to observe the 5th and 6th graders during Leadership Academy. They are seeing HPE leaders in action.
Week in Review
Writing - Personal Narratives
Math - Finished up place value and starting multiplication
Science - Finished scientific method unit and starting Missouri Regions
Leadership - I can use my voice and inspire others to use their voice.
Spelling - prefixes in- and im -. TEST ON MONDAY.
When collaboration and teamwork naturally occur, students grow both socially and academically. It is happening in fourth grade every day!
Giving feedback and presenting what they learned during Genius Hour is an important part of the process.
Habit #2 Begin With the End in Mind
Students are writing one personal and one academic goal that we call W.I.G.S..
Writing -students will be working on their personal narratives
Math - students will start working on factors, multiples, and prime & composite numbers
Social Studies - start working on task to learn about Missouri Regions
Spelling - week 6 list that have words that have anti- and tele- prefixes
October 15th - Breakfast with Books 7:30 am in Media Center
October 16th - No school for students/Teacher meetings
October 20th - PTA Fundraiser Pick up
October 21st - Early release/no late start
October 21st/22nd - Student Led Conferences
October 23rd - No school
Student Led Conferences
RED RIBBON WEEK
Monday -Red Ribbon Day - WEAR RED
Be Proactive - Have a plan to stand up again alcohol and tobacco.
Tuesday - Team Up Against Drugs Day - WEAR YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM GEAR
Think Win-Win – We all win when we keep drugs out of our lives.
Wednesday - I’m A “Jean”ius Day - WEAR JEANS
Sharpen the Saw – Take care of yourself and say NO to drugs
Thursday - My Future Is Bright Day - WEAR NEON
Begin With the End in Mind – My future does not include drugs, alcohol, or tobacco.
Friday - Say NO To Drugs - WEAR HPE SPIRIT WEAR
Find Your Voice - I can find my talent and help others find theirs.
HPE will also be doing a canned food drive for Abundant Life Food Pantry.
Why genius hour?
Human Growth and Development Information
To: 4th, 5th, and 6th grade Parents/Guardians
Re: Human Growth and Development Instruction
The following date has been scheduled for the preview of videos used in the Human Growth and Development Units. Childcare will not be provided.
January 21, 2016 (Lee’s Summit North High School) 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
(Lee’s Summit West High School) 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
(Lee’s Summit High School) 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
All classroom viewings will be held in January, February, and March. More information, including specific classroom viewing dates will be sent home in January.
January 26, 2016 - make-up date if needed due to inclement weather.
Meet the Teachers
Mrs. Taylor has a passion for teaching kids and inspiring them to be the best they can be academically and as a leader in their life. She loves allowing students to be creative and think outside the box to acheive their learning goals.
Mrs. Taylor is looking forward to Connect2Learn, the changes in the physical enviroment in Studio 4, and getting to know each student and what motivates them.
This is Ms. Kennedy’s 28th year of teaching in Lee’s Summit and eighth year at Highland Park. Before coming to Highland Park, she’d taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th grades at Pleasant Lea Elementary. Ms. Kennedy grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, and went to William Jewell College. She received her Master’s Degree in 1995 from UMKC. Ms. Kennedy lives in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. She has a daughter named Lauren and two sons named Brandon and Sam. Lauren is 27 and works in Virginia as a forensic scientist, Brandon is 25 and works in Columbia, MO, and Sam is a 14 year old freshman. She also has a Golden Retriever named Sophie and a tabby cat named Petie. It’s a little chaotic in her home when they get to chasing each other.
She loves to travel, go to movies and READ! This summer she read some really great books, traveled to Virginia Beach, caught some fish and spent quality time with her family.
My name is Karen Gallick and I have been doing this amazing job of teaching for 22 years and have taught grades K-5. Whatever grade I’m teaching, becomes my favorite grade. Besides teaching,I also love drawing and painting. Over the past 11 years I have enjoyed painting artwork on the walls all over the school, at Richardson, and on the barn at Great Beginnings. I am a mother to 3 grown children, a grandmother to 2 sweet little girls, and I’ve been married for 34 years to my high school sweetheart who is also a teacher and a cross country coach at Blue Springs High School. What I love most about the job, is the students. They become a part of my life, not just for this year, but for years to come. My job is to make them love coming to school every day, and to love learning. I am so excited about adding chromebooks to one of the many ways to get students excited about learning. Teaching to me is a puzzle to figure out every day, and I just LOVE puzzles!
PARENT VOLUNTEER INFORMATION
RE: Parent Volunteer Screenings
From: Jodi Mallette – Principal
In accordance with Lee’s Summit School Board Policy, some of our school volunteers must now be screened prior to working with or supervising students. This applies to all volunteers who may be in a situation where they are left alone with a student or group of students, most commonly for Highland Park this would apply to field trips.
If you believe you may offer to attend a field trip this school year, you will need to complete the packet.
This does not guarantee your selection for the trip, it just makes you eligible to attend.
Here are the steps that need followed in order to complete the screening and to be eligible for this volunteer role.
Complete all three pages attached. No payment is needed; the LSR7 School District covers the cost of all screenings.
Come to Highland Park and turn in all papers. At that time we will also need to copy your Drivers License for submission with the paperwork.
We will send the paperwork over to Stansberry Leadership Center and they will complete the process. This can take several weeks.
If there are questions or concerns you will be notified by Vicki Franklin at HPE.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this screening and to volunteer for your school. We so appreciate our many volunteers and appreciate the district for taking this extra step to ensure the safety of all of our students.
If you have any questions, you may contact Marcy Carpenter at 986-1000.