Melissa Foster from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society visited Hocking Hills Elementary on Friday to help kick off the Pennies for Patients fundraiser. With the help of Hocking Hills' Student Council, Melissa taught the school about blood cells, cancer cells, and discussed why it is important to raise money for research.
On Friday February 17th, Hocking County Sheriff's Department conducted its Kids Print ID Program at Hocking Hills Elementary. Students that parents signed them up for this program were able to receive a free KID Print ID Card.
Rebecca Miller, from Hocking County Soil and Water Conservation District, came to speak with Hocking Hills third graders about the importance of soil. The students did a candy soil activity to learn about the different materials that make up soil. The third grade at Hocking Hills was thankful for the opportunity to learn from Mrs. Miller.
The following students were recognized as, "Students of the Month", during the Hocking Hills Elementary February PTO meeting. The students of the month were named for the months of December and January. These students did an amazing job following our school's SHINE rules. Students received a certificate and a medal.
Basketball Jones recently visited Hocking Hills Elementary. He challenged the students for two weeks to practice, "Acts of Kindness", and "Outstanding Effort".
On Friday afternoon, Basketball Jones visited Hocking Hills Elementary. He gave the students and staff a motivational talk over acts of kindness and effort. During the assembly, he used his amazing ball handling skills to entertain and educate our school. We would like to thank our PTO for making this assembly possible.
Hocking Hills Elementary showed their support for one of our first grade students, Gage Richards, he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) when he was three years old. He has completed his last chemo treatment. Students showed their support by wearing orange, which symbolizes childhood cancer. Congratulations Gage!
On Wednesday the Deputy Phil Program was presented to the Hocking Hills Elementary students. This program educated students in the areas of; safety, respect, and bullying. We would like to thank the Hocking County Sheriff's office for making this program available.
Hocking Hills participated in Spirit week to help raise money for Shop with a Cop. The students brought change and money while enjoying dress up days and guessing candy in a guessing jar. Our school collected $1000.00 for the charity. Student Council presented the check to Officer Campbell on Monday afternoon. Hocking Hills would like to thank our school community for helping with this.
On December 8th, Hocking Hills Elementary conducted their December PTO meeting. During this meeting, "Students of the Month" were recognized for the month of October and November.
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