HCES Presents the Annual STEAM Fair

May 5, 2017
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Contributed by Lance Davis, 7th Grade Physical Science Teacher
STEAM, an acronym and 21st century educational buzz word, stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and math.  It is important to understand that STEAM occurs in multiple combinations and content areas.   It doesn’t have to be all inclusive to be effective. At HCES, STEAM is implemented into each one of our classrooms in multiple combinations throughout the year.

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Why the PK3 – 8th Grade Model is Best for Children

April 28, 2017
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Contributed by Nena Martinez, Director of Admissions

As the Admissions Director at HCES, people often ask, “Why a PK – 8th grade school when there are so many other options out there?” As a parent of adult children, a teacher and an administrator, I know it’s the strongest possible model for all students, especially the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. It’s the key to our graduates’ success, and now more and more research and growing anecdotal evidence proves this to be true.

Even the public school world is realigning itself to the K-8 Model.

“In North Carolina, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools transitioned eight elementary schools to K-8 schools, with an analysis showing positive academic and behavioral results.
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“We love HCES”

April 21, 2017
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Recently, in the HCES Middle School elective “Crusader News Network,” teacher Lance Davis presented his class with a video project. The results were not only incredibly creative, but the message delivered was simply heartwarming and a true glimpse into the Crusader Culture.
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8:05!

April 11, 2017
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Contributed by Beth Kelly, PK4 Assistant

Ok, to give a little background information…..I help supervise our PK4-K friends on the playground before school begins.  I usually stand near the playground structure.  When the time gets close, I walk up to the doors and check the clock inside.   Students may enter the building at 8:05. When 8:05 hits, I turn and say, “Happy Friday!” (or whatever day it is.)

Not on this Friday. 

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Welcome! Make yourself at home here.

April 10, 2017
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Maybe it is my generation that pulled me back from wanting to jump in with both feet when it comes to a “blog.” Maybe it is the name itself – blahhhggg…. Could “they” not have thought of a more creative name than blog? 0062_hcespromo14 It’s like someone was clearing their throat during the brainstorming session and everyone agreed that it was the perfect name. I would like to offer suggestions to “they”, but I think it is too late. Maybe I will blog about that…
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