2017-2018 Archive


HES PTA sponsored a welcome back breakfast for the 2017-2018 school year, complete with pastries from Lexie’s Bakery!  Hope we were able to kick off a great year!







One the first day of school, Orange County Schools Superintendent Dr. Todd Wirt gives a “tumb’s up” to HES’s new dolphin mascot “SPLASH”!

READ-A-THON 2017-2018

READ-A-THON Kick-off Assembly




In honor of the 2017-2018 READ-A-THON, Mrs. Shopmyer surveyed students about what they liked to READ.

She asked student in each grade about their favorite GENRE — a category of literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.

Here’s what they chose in order of favorites:

1. Fiction books
2. Informational texts
Grades 1 & 2 : 
1. Fantasy
2. Realistic Fiction
3. Informational Text
4. Historical Fiction
Grades 3 – 5 :
1. Fantasy
2. Mystery
3. Realistic Fiction
4. Informational Text
5. Poetry
6. Historical Fiction
7. Science Fiction
8. Traditional Literature
Mrs. Shopmyer’s favorite?
Her top pick is Historical Fiction (out of the choices she gaves students)  — but says NARRATIVE NON-FICTION is the BEST


students enjoyed a dance party in the gym

at the end of the school day on Friday, Sept. 15th


READING a TOTAL of 212,306 minutes!!!


Career Day – Focus on Science and Technology, October 2017

Joshua Hunt from Orange County Schools, NC discussed web design, coding, graphic design and creativity.

Robin Anders from Buzz Hoot Roar talked with the 4th grade about science writing, ants and spiders.

Sarah McRae discussed her work as a biologist and the National Fish and Wildlife Service.

Kurtis Keller shared how he helps develop technology for new medical devices and virtual reality with First and Fifths graders.














Scholastic Book Fair set up — before and after!

Volunteers work quickly to transform the library into a book store


Gandalf the Gray (a.k.a Mr. Kaji) directs traffic in car rider line

November 11th, 2017


The Giving Tree         

 HES families spread a little cheer this holiday season by adopting a tag from our Giving Tree. Each tag represents a wish item or clothing item for a student in need. 

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