Hornet Enrichment Academy
A few words….
We are pleased to share with you after two semesters of implementing our Step It UP! program, our HEA students have achieved a 91% attendance rate. 42% of students are maintaining a 95% attendance rate! We are excited about the progress our students are making. Attendance is the Number 1 proactive step a student can take to achieve success. The HEA staff will continue to challenge and encourage students toward their attendance goals. Please let us know what we can do to support your child in reaching their attendance goal.
Student of the Month
Please make note of the following information and upcoming dates:
College Visit: February 24th / Brightwood College (Formerly Kaplan)Intercession Class: (Available to all HEA students) March 21st - March 25th / 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM *Information available from Miss Thomas @ email@example.com
Intercession/ Spring Break: March 21st - March 25th / March 28th - April 1st
Inclement Weather: In the event of a 2-Hour delay, the HEA AM class is in session beginning @ 9:45 AM and dismisses @ 10:45. In the event of a school closing, the HEA is also closed. Visit our district webpage for additional information regarding school closing and delays.
HEA Intercession Class
Monday, March 21st, 8am-12pm
5330 Hornet Avenue
Beech Grove, IN
Win the Day! Be Victorious!
"It was an honor and privilege to be able to discuss the processes of developing life goals with our students." - Dr. Paul Kaiser, Superintendent
HEA Students visit the Statehouse
On January 25th, staff and students attended the Quality Education Celebration at the Statehouse. Students were able to attend several presentations, including a presentation by Governor Pence. Students had the opportunity to tour the Statehouse, observe Senate proceedings from the Galley, and meet our State Senator, Pat Miller. This was a great opportunity for our students to learn about State government and their role as a citizen.
Curriculum Update from Mrs. Denton:
The second semester is off to a great start! We have been working on a multitude of reading and English skills. English class always begins with a Channel One News segment where students learn about current events stories that are newsworthy. Students then battle for first place by taking a standards-based Kahoot quiz over the information on Channel One News.
This semester, students have mastered the "Yes, MA'AM" strategy while learning about Martin Luther King, Jr. and civil right issues. The "Yes, MA'AM" strategy is used when students are answering constructed response and text-dependent questions. Students are required to introduce the question, cite evidence from the text/video, and then explain his/her response. I've been impressed with the gains I have been seeing in my students' responses.
Additionally, students have been close reading articles in class while annotating text, or as we say, "thinking with your pencil." We have been identifying unknown words using context clues and reading for different purposes while marking up our text. Students have been uncovering text structures and the author's purpose. There has also been an emphasis on finding author evidence to support claims. Recent articles include, "Brain Candy" and "Finding El Faro: Analyzing wreck 15,000 feet down poses challenges."
Moving forward this week, students will be learning about the literary elements of a satire and its historical background. Students will be analyzing and evaluating satire writing, examples of verbal irony, and understanding the need for sarcasm in the text. The class will be analyzing articles and video clips from popular TV shows. We will also be taking a close look at Jonathan Swift's, "A Modest Proposal."
I thoroughly enjoy working with your children. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's progress in English class, please feel free to contact me.