Geist Gazette

February 3, 2017

Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018


Thursday, April 13th, from 5:00-7:00 PM

A child must be 5 years of age on or before August 1, 2017

Online Enrollment is Now Open.

Click here for details.

Visit the HSE Website for more information, including early entrance.

Next Friday, February 10th is Spirit Day!

The theme will be “Decade Day.” Instead of $1, please bring in 1 canned food item to participate. All of the proceeds will be added to Emmy’s (4th grader at GES) annual birthday food drive.

2017 GES Science Fair Results

Congratulations to all who participated in a successful 2017 Science Fair! It was such a pleasure to see the hard work if these 45 students on display.

The winners of the 2017 Geist Elementary Science Fair are pictured and listed below:

First grade:
1st Ryan K.
2nd Nick S.
3rd Katie C.

Second grade:
1st Ella K.
2nd Tyler O.
3rd Cassandra A.

Third grade:
1st Josslyn L./Gabby W.
2nd John P.
3rd Braden M.

Fourth grade:
1st Gavin B. (representing GES at the regional science fair in March)
2nd Amaya R.
3rd Aubrey M.

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Art Class Update:

First grade: Our latest focus has been on warm and cool colors. We finished our winter landscape collage and have started looking at the art of Pablo Picasso's Rose period. We are painting with the colors similar to those Picasso used in his Rose period and discussing how this is different from his Blue period.

Second grade: We have been exploring types of texture used in art, and creating a collage. Our first layer is texture rubbings we made. The second layer was animal skin printed paper. Both of these are types of implied (or visual) texture. The final layer will be adding pieces with real (or tactile) texture, such as fabric and yarn.

Third grade: After finally finishing our fall landscape painting (whew!), we have moved on to creating mandalas. Our focus is creating a piece that uses radial symmetry. We measured with rulers and used compasses to draw as perfect of a circle as possible. Then the creative part was adding their designs keeping radial symmetry in mind.

Fourth grade: Almost everyone is done with their Kimmy Cantrell mask. We began looking at the artist Jae Yong Kim who creates realistic donuts in ceramics. He also does drawings of his work and we are drawing a donut and will learn how to apply color using shading and blending techniques. Clay donuts will be made soon!

To see many of these projects, visit or your child's artsonia account.

Artsonia Valentine's Day gifts can be ordered until February 7th. Right now, snap jewelry, cards, and coffee mugs are on sale. An item with your child's art makes a great gift for relatives!

Yearbooks! Yearbooks! Yearbooks!

Don't forget! Yearbooks are on sale NOW!

The cost is $15, and orders are placed through

Our school code is 14412P

The very last day to order is March 17--no late orders accepted!

Please contact Ms. Green at if you have questions

Notes from the Music Room

Our 4th graders are busy reviewing notes and fingerings for recorders. They are playing with partners and reviewing their C-sheets and preparing to be in groups. They are reading notes, playing them on recorders, improvising pieces, and soon will be accompanying their fellow students on Mallet instruments, such as xylophones.

3rd graders are learning how to play recorders by learning fingerings for different notes, and are beginning to read the music notes B, A, and G and playing them from sheets with different songs and exercises. They will be put into groups, according to their abilities, and they will progress at their own rates. We are looking for growth! Thanks to our generous PTO for providing all of our students with recorders!

Our 2nd grade students are learning songs from their musical called "The Principal and the Pea," based on the old fairy tale classic " The Princess and the Pea" (or The Real Princess.)

The musical will be learned in music class, and will be presented on Wednesday, May 10th at 7:00 p.m. Please put this on your calendars! The entire 2nd grade will be in the musical and each class will appear on stage to perform one the of the songs. We look forward to performing for you!

1st grade has been learning about a special composer, Camille Saint Saens, and his composition "The Carnival of the Animals." The children are learning about different instrument sounds, as well as being able to identify different "animals" at the carnival by the tempo, instruments, and specific melody lines. Ask your children about some of the animals they have "heard" in music class!

Our choir continues to meet on Wednesday

mornings, (with occasional Thursdays) preparing for our March 22nd Spring Concert. Please put this 7:00 p.m. program on your calendars, as you will not want to miss our last concert! Our theme this year is how our students can make a difference in our world. What a wonderful choir we have this year!

Lunch Menus and Visitors

Click here to see what's being served in the café.

Click here for the food services website.

We love our lunch visitors! Please remember that we are unable to offer lunch to our visitors. You are welcome to bring your lunch; please no restaurant-packaged food.

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Chess for Kids - New Session - New Day

Cloud City Youth Chess is back for another session beginning January 25. Please note that the club will meet on Wednesdays after school. 1st - 4th Graders may sign participate. Click here to see the flyer. Check out!


Southeastern Swim Club

Southeastern Swim Club is offering swim lessons this spring!!! Click here for details.

HSSF Game Day - February 24, 2017


6:30-8:00 p.m.

Register at Member Services or Call 317-595-6922

March 18th, 2017 Parents’ Night Out!

Need a night away from kids?

Join us for Parents’ Night Out! A fun night for kids to play and parents to have a night off! Hamilton Southeastern High School’s class officers, National Honor Society, Key Club, Interact Club, adult helpers, and more will be there to help! Concessions include snacks and drinks – $1 each. Parents will need to come in building for check in and check out. Please email for more information! Click here for the registration form.

Fishers Library Activities

Click here for February happenings at the Fishers Public Library.


Click here to see this week's S.P.O.R.T.S. newsletter.

HSE Schools Community Bulletin Board

HSE Schools has created a Community Bulletin Board on its district website. This will serve as a central location to find information about activities and events promoted by organizations that serve our students and their families. Each issue will contain a link to the Community Bulletin Board. Parents can view the information at any time by visiting