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Preschool Registration Opens Tues., Jan. 17, 2017

Registration for Penn-Harris-Madison’s Early Learning Preschool Academy for the 2017-2018 school year opens on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.  P-H-M’s Early Learning Academy is open to all area children and is not restrictive to P-H-M residency. However, children must be 4-years-old on or before September 1, 2017.   The research-based program focuses on building children’s strong foundations for school success focusing on social, emotional and cognitive learning through a variety of tools. Preschoolers spend time in role-play, which has shown to lead to higher measures of creativity and cognition.   Our preschool program is offered at two locations ... here at Horizon, as well as at Mary Frank Elementary School.   If you wish to enroll your child at the Horizon location, please visit our front office during normal school hours of 7:55 a.m. – 2:20 p.m., Monday-Friday. Click here to download and print the application. The registration fee of $60 is due with the application.    Take advantage of this amazing academic program and register your child starting January 17, 2017.   Learn more about our Early Learning Academy (ELA) watch the video below visit the ELA section of our website for more details on the program & registration informationdownload the application    

Vex IQ Challenge

This Saturday, January 14, 2017, Horizon Elementary Vex Robotics team will compete in the VEX IQ Challenge.    The VEX IQ Challenge, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, provides elementary and middle school students with exciting, open-ended robotics and research project challenges that enhance their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills through hands-on, student-centered learning.   Come and cheer the team on at: Bremen Elementary/Middle School 700 W South Street Bremen, Indiana 46506     70700 W South Street, Bremen, Indiana 465060 W South Street, Bremen, Indiana 46506

Kindergarten registration for 2017-18 opens Tues., Jan. 17, 2017

Registration for kindergarten students for the 2017-2018 school year will begin at each P-H-M elementary school on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. This registration opportunity is for youngsters who live within the P-H-M district and who will be five years old on or before September 1.   Penn-Harris-Madison has 11 elementary schools, each offering full-day kindergarten. You may use the P-H-M Street Guide and the District Map to verify which elementary school serves your neighborhood.    Registration will take place at the schools during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in most cases. The offices at Elsie Rogers Elementary School and Moran Elementary School will take registrations from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.    Please note a parent or guardian must appear in person to register their child and will need to bring following documentation: Child’s original birth certificateTwo proofs of residency (e.g., recent lease/rental agreement and current utility bill showing address)Immunization recordsAny legal documents related to child custody, restrictions, or restraining orders   Click here to download and print the required registration forms and for other important kindergarten registration details.  

Martin's Advantage Card

Please please take just a minute and re-register your Martin's Advantage card to Horizon for the Martin's Advantages for Education Program. All schools' codes have changed so all supporters must re-register. So far our points for Horizon are way down from last year and they pay for a ton of school supplies.It's super fast & easy to do online or your phone!!Just go to www.martins-supermarkets.com, scroll to the bottom and click on "Advantages for Education." Scroll down and Click on the Enrollment link. The forms just asks for:       (1)  your name,       (2)  Martin's Advantage card number, and       (3)  School code - Horizon is 50166.*click submit and you're done! It won't hurt your gas points or other points - it's a community program.That's it!!!! :)Please sign up as soon as you can, Martin's rewards really help Horizon with class packs for crayons, markers, oils, paint, glue, and much more.Thanks so much for those who have done this and those who will!!

Family Fun Night at Compton Ice Arena

Horizon PTO Family Fun Night January 5th at Compton Ice Rink 3:30pm-5:20pm   PTO will cover the cost of Admission Skate Rental is $3.00   Please arrive a few minutes early to check in, fill out a waiver for each skater and pick up your skate rental wristband.   Notre Dame Concessions will be available.   Please RSVP to Steviannweaver@gmail.com   To save time you can print a waiver form (Adult and Child) and have it pre-filled before you arrive. 

Horizon Elementary’s Drama Club Auditions are Coming!

It’s time to kick off Horizon’s Drama Club this year! Auditions for Drama Club are open to students in grades 1-5.   The annual all-school musical this year, presented by Horizon’s Drama Club, will be “James and The Giant Peach”. Performances are scheduled for Thursday, February 23th and Friday, February 24th.  Rehearsals will be after school from 2:30 - 3:45 on Monday -Thursday starting in January after auditions are complete and the cast is announced. Not every student will rehearse each day. Specific schedules will be emailed to parents/guardians once the show has been cast.  Because drama is not part of the regular school curriculum, Horizon’s Drama Club is considered an “extracurricular activity.” A participation fee of $25 will be charged to each cast member (please wait until cast list is announced before sending money). This helps to cover the numerous expenses associated with creating a show of this size.  Please remember that not all students who audition can be included in the show due to the large number of students who try out every year. Auditions are scored using a rubric and the judges include Horizon staff members and theater professionals from our community.  Here is a link to the Audition Song, this link will provide a voiced version and an accompaniment version. Also included is an attachment of lines and sheet music. You may also go to Mr. West’s YouTube channel to view the audition songs. or just type in Jon West Horizon in the search bar on the page. ( Look for the red curtains, and the playlist entitled James Auditions.)    Audition Information:   When: Tuesday, January 10th (2:30pm) for 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders only        Wednesday, January 11th (2:30pm) for 4th and 5th graders only Where: Horizon Music Room Pick up: Students will call home or return to Kid's Club once their audition is finished.  Parents will pick up children at Door B. *Each student who wants to stay after school and audition must have the permission slip signed by a parent/guardian.   These MUST be turned into Mr. West no later than Monday, January 9th.   That is the day we return from Winter Break.  No late permission slips will be accepted.   Click HERE to download the permission slip!       

TriMathlon Competition Results

Academic excellence is one of Horizon’s great traditions.  Recently, we had several Horizon students participate in the Granger Mathnasium’s  annual “TriMathlon” (math competition).  We’d like to congratulate the following winners and participants - we’re very proud of them! 2nd Grade:  Melody Matviyiv (2nd place), Cathlyn Kulba (3rd place), Allison Mead, Greyson Gobel, Cole Brownewell, Elle Ingle, Rayna Doland, Scarlett Gobel   3rd Grade:  Mikan Gensic   4th Grade:  Benjamin Stewart (1st place), William Barnes (3rd place), Emma Mead, Kyla Yoder, Alina Luck   5th Grade:  Michelle Yuan (1st place), Gracen Stewart (3rd place), Dylan Ryback  

Holiday Food Drive

This past week has been a flurry of activity. Students have been collecting food for this year’s food drive. Through their efforts, 900lbs. of food was collected to help families in need.    Thank you for helping others this holiday season! 

Rick Glassman Visit

Students were given the treat of having Mr. Rick Glassman, Environmental Education Coordinator, come to Horizon and inform students about things about the environment to enhance their Scientific learning. The students always look forward to seeing Mr. Glassman and the humorous way he introduces scientific concepts.    Kindergarten students were introduce to “Jethro”, a character of Mr. Glassman’s creation.  1st grade students discussed Earthworms and their role in our ecosystem. 2nd Grade students discussed insects and how vital they are to the circle of life . 3rd grade students talked about Invasive Species and the toll they take on the environment in our area. 4th grade students talked about the different types of soils in Indiana  and 5th grade students talked about Wetland Life.    Mr. Glassman will be back in February.   

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