Slinkys Teach Students About Waves
Students work in partners using slinkys to demonstrate two different types of waves - transverse and longitudinal.
As part of the fourth-grade science curriculum students learn that waves show transfer of energy. Waves need a medium such as a liquid, gas, or solid to move through. Students also learn about wavelength, frequency and amplitude of waves. The study of waves comes at the end of the Trimester 2 study of energy.
“Slinkies are a great tool for students to demonstrate both types of waves, longitudinal and transverse,” said Kelly Bichkoff, fourth grade teacher.
Spring Chorus Concert
Half Day's Spring Chorus Concert takes place Thursday, March 17, at Stevenson High School. Choruses will perform at different times depending on the student's teacher. The Blue Choruses will be perform at 6:30 p.m. and the Gold Choruses will be perform at 7:30 p.m. Space is limited and we are asking only family members of performers to attend. A video of the performance will be placed on the Half Day School Youtube Channel.
Earlier this month the fifth-grade chorus students performed at the Wolves Game. The chorus sang the song "Greatest Showman" with 10 other choirs from around the area. Great job fifth-grade chorus!
ASA Registration Opens Monday
Limited Registration for After School Activities opens at 6 p.m. Monday, March 14. During the Limited Registration period parents should enroll their child in just one class. After School Activities have limited space and registration is on a first to register basis. As per the agreement during registration, if more than one class registration is made before Wednesday, March 16, all classes will be canceled and refunded.
- To register for a second or third class, please do so during the open registration period which, begins Wednesday, March 16, and closes on Wednesday, March 30.
- Register on the RevTrak Web Store.
- Classes cost $25 per student for one six-week class. Some classes will have an additional material fee as noted in the RevTrak course description.
- Classes have both minimum and maximum student participation levels. If the minimum number is not met, we will notify you and refund your payment. If the class reaches its maximum number there will be a message that states the class is full and no longer taking registrations.
- Classes begin after school the week of April 4. ASAs conclude on Thursday, May 12.
- Prompt parent pick up at 4:30 p.m. is required or 103 Club students registered for that day will return to the 103 Club after class. There is no bus transportation.
Following are a list of spring classes being offered at Half Day. A detailed description of classes can be found in the Google Doc Flyer.
Classroom placement is an important process for our students. Our teachers and staff invest significant time and effort to ensure the creation of healthy learning groups and environments. It is important to develop balanced classrooms by considering students’ gender, academic, social, and emotional needs. We strive to create an optimal learning environment for students in each of our teachers classrooms.
If you wish to share more specific information about your child's placement, please indicate your thoughts on this Optional Parent Input Form.
Please complete the form no later than midnight on April 30, 2022.
The input you provide will be reviewed and considered as we begin planning for your child for the 2022-2023 school year. While specific teacher requests cannot be accommodated, your insight is valued as we take many variables into consideration.
Please note, the input you share is not private between the principal and parent and will be shared during the placement process. Please complete a form for each of your children, if desired.
We look forward to providing your child with continued learning excellence! Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts with our staff.
District 103 News
Board of Education Meeting
Register Now for 5K
We are back live and in person for the annual D103 PTO 5K! Race day is Saturday, May 21, and takes place at Daniel Wright. Join us to run/walk as a community to raise money for our favorite school district.
Go to the Run for D103 website for more information and to sign up to run and to volunteer. (many volunteer positions still allow you to run the race!)
Did you know family sponsorships are available? For $200, family sponsors receive up to 6 race registrations, your family name on the back of a T-shirt, and a portion of the entry fee is tax deductible!
Registration is now open, with early bird discounts ending April 15, 2022.
*Registration fees do not include RunSignup Processing Fee
PTO Open House Rescheduled
The PTO Open House has been scheduled to a later date. Look for information about the open house after Spring Break.