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Register Now for Kids Club Spring Break Camp

Kids Club will be open for Spring Break 2017!   WHEN: Monday, April 3 – Friday, April 7                  6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.                 *House of Bounce Carnival Day on Friday, April 7   WHERE: at the Mary Frank Elementary School location                     13111 Adams Road, Granger (Entry through Door H)    COST: $25 per child, per day + $10 activity fee per child   REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Payment due Monday, March 27                                                          Click here to download and print the registration form   Questions? Please contact Kailey Campanaro at (574) 258-9514 or Ashley Stoffl at (574) 258-9587 or click here for more information about P-H-M’s Kids Club program.

Science Fair Winners

  All 4 of Horizon's entrants won awards, as listed below.  Most notably, 5th grader Caroline Johnson won the Emil T. Hofman award, which is one of the highest honors given at the regional fair.  The Hofman award comes with a cash prize and goes to the Best Project in its Class. It also ensures a place at the Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair, so Caroline will be moving on to represent PHM at the next level. We know she'll be great!   Caroline Johnson (5th gr.) -ETHOS Microscope Award Elementary -American Society of Quality-Elementary 2nd place -Emil T. Hofman Award -Advance to Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair (going to State Fair!!)   Devyn Keller (4th gr.) Elementary Award   Dylan Brown (4th gr.) Serim Research Awards Elementary   Will Hurst (4th gr.) DNA Learning Center Elementary Award Runner-Up   ​All 4 of these students represented Horizon extremely well at this year's regional science fair. Please be sure to commend them if you happen to see them.     Special thanks to Mrs. Pressler (3rd Grade Teacher and Science Fair Coordinator) for her dedication to these kids & for managing the thousands of details surrounding Science Fair. Thanks to the other teachers & staff who helped along the way.  Great work!

PTO Newsletter

Horizon Parents,    Here is the latest PTO Newsletter!  We are grateful for our wonderful PTO leaders and volunteers.  Horizon just wouldn't be the same without their involvement! 

Young Author's Conference registration-DEADLINE EXTENDED!

THE DEADLINE IS NOW EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1!   P-H-M’s annual Young Author’s Conference offers an opportunity for all P-H-M elementary students in grades K-5 and their parents to meet and learn from a well-known children’s author.   This year’s guest author Judith L. Roth has written three children’s picture books (Goodnight Dragons, Julia’s Words and Cups Held Out) and a middle school novel-in-verse, Serendipity & Me. A native of California, Roth has been a resident of Indiana for almost 30 years now. Inspired by a love of music, Roth also writes some poetry. Her love of writing began with her love of reading when she was a student herself at the age 10. Roth is hoping to inspire other budding young authors like she once was!   While students are meeting with their peers, parents will attend a special presentation by Penn High School English teacher and Writing Coordinator, Mrs. Mary Nicolini, who is a recent recipient of the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award.   The Young Author’s Conference is sponsored by Corporations for Education, a division of the P-H-M Education Foundation.   DATE: Saturday, March 11, 2017   TIME: 8:45 – 11:30 a.m.   LOCATION: Schmucker Middle School, 56045 Bittersweet Road   COST: Just $5.00 per child; the registration fee is used for conference expenses. Checks should be made payable to: YAC. Cash is also accepted.    REGISTRATION: The deadline for registration is now Wed., March 1.  Please make sure you return the registration packet and fee to the front office by March 1. Please contact your child’s school, if you did not receive one. We require that at least one parent accompany their student(s) to the Conference. However, keep in mind that students and parents will separate for a portion of the day.   CONFIRMATION: Participating students will receive additional information prior to the conference through their home school the first week of March.   QUESTIONS: Please click here to email Lisa Duerksen.

Details for P-H-M Summer 2017 Camps & Activities Now Available!

At Penn-Harris-Madison, we are proud to offer year-round academic enrichment, athletic and recreational activities for the students and families within our award winning school district.   For months, P-H-M administrators, teachers, coaches and staff have been busy planning all the camps and activities that will be available for students when school lets out this year on Wed., June 7, 2017.   Everything from Japanese to building apps for mobile devices to baseball will be offered this summer! And we’re adding more and more ...   Click here to see the full list of camps and activities being offered so far this year. New this year, some of the camps now have online registration making it easier for busy parents to register their children for these engaging opportunities.

Down Syndrome Presentation in 4th Grade

Mrs. Beachy, one of our Horizon Parents, came today for a 30 min presentation about Down Syndrome.    Her topics included:   - Science behind "DS" (key terms: chromosomes, genes, cells, nucleus) - similarities/differences with a child with DS - DS awareness and respecting diversity in the classroom - video presentation about children with DS (they are just like you)   Video:   Thank you Mrs. Beachy for sharing your expertise with our students!   

Congratulations to 4th grade Teacher, Mrs. Roberts!!!!

This morning, Sue Roberts received a surprise visit from Sky Zone employees.  They  announced that she is their Teacher of the Month. Patrons can recommend teachers for Teacher of the Month at Sky Zone, and this month Sue was recommended and selected to receive this honor.    Sue received a special plaque, balloons, a gift bag full of goodies, some "jump passes" and lots of hugs from the Sky Zone staff. Along with Sue's gifts, each student in her class received a 60-minute jump pass, too.  WOW!   CONGRATULATIONS, Mrs. Roberts, on this FUN honor!