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Principal

Megan Forman-McCaulla
Principal

Hello,

Hanby is a small school, grades 1-5, with a total of 260 students in uptown Westerville.

Here is some information about our Hanby Magnet Programs:

The Hanby Math & Science Magnet Program

The vision of Hanby Math and Science

Magnet Strand is to embrace teaching and learning through a unique academic

community that provides real world

connections to math, science, and technology.

What is a Math & Science Integration approach to learning?

The Math Science approach to teaching and learning involves students making connections between concepts of math and science in all areas of study.  Through literature they explore historical contributions made by mathematicians and scientists through biographical research.  They become investigators and problem solvers making connections between evidence and results.  Students explore the world around them through a scientific lens and learn to recognize the role of science and math concepts in the real world around them.  There is a laser focus on integrating Math/Science concepts into all areas of study within the state mandated curriculum.

Examples of Math & Science Integration Experiences:

· Students interact with practicing mathematicians and scientists to bridge an understanding of how math and science subjects impact future employment and success.

· Students experience science and math connections through field trips that enrich their understanding these subjects.

· Students learn the investigative process through a collaboration with Otterbein students in solving a “crime scene” using scientific experiments and developing hypotheses.  They also work with Otterbein faculty and students enriching early learning of science studies.

· Students are provided learning experiences in all the subjects. Students will have hands-on experience with the concepts being taught even in their gym, art, and music classes. They learn about factors that affect pitch and frequency through music connections.

· Students make connections between inventions and simple machines and art through a study of Leonardo DaVinci. 

· Students are challenged to always be good detectives and be looking for clues and patterns that exist all around them.

· Students are taught the Design Process and other Processing Skills in order to accomplish and learn the standards that are required of all fifth graders.

· Collaborating with Generations Dance Studio second grade students connect math and movement with music and recreate fairy tales.

Magnet Power Hour: 

What is Hanby’s Magnet Power Hour?

A specified time each “color day” rotation is dedicated to Hanby’s Magnet Power Hour. During this time students become laser focused on their specific magnet strand. The Magnet Power Hour allows students various enrichment learning opportunities aimed at enhanced learning experiences regarding their chosen area of focus (i.e. Arts or Math/Science). Students may engage in conducting research, enjoying special guest speakers and/or completing group/independent projects. During the Magnet Power Hour students may  work  with  their  classroom teacher and possibly other teachers from their as-signed Magnet Strand.  Flexible grouping may be used so that students have the opportunity to partner with students in other grade levels who share their passion and interest for their chosen Magnet Strand.   

 

Hanby Arts Magnet

Program

The vision of the Hanby Arts Magnet Strand is to embrace teaching and learning through a unique academic

community that provides real world connections to the arts and  technology.

What is an Arts Integration approach to learning?

The Arts integration approach to teaching and learning provides students with exposure to and experiences with the arts within the state mandated Ohio curriculum.  Through the arts student understanding of concepts is enhanced and enriched with connections to the arts, and students are afforded multiple methods of acquiring knowledge. 

What does an Arts Integrated curriculum look like?

· Students create songs and movements that help them remember mathematical concepts.  Students might create a rap beat to illustrate a math concept.  They might also demonstrate the rhythm of poems through choral readings.  Students recognize relationships between greater than and less than in math and music crescendos.  

· Through drama and movement students  language arts concepts of descriptive language, characterization and story telling  are enriched. Collaborations with  Generations Dance and artist residencies through grant funding afford the arts program the opportunities to enrich students educational experiences.  

· Students study about communities and what makes a community.  They learn how to interview community members, and transform oral histories into books, stories, musical productions, plays and painted murals.  

Magnet Power Hour:

What is Hanby’s Magnet Power Hour?

A specified time each “color day” rotation is dedicated to Hanby’s Magnet Power Hour. During this time students become laser focused on their specific magnet strand. The Magnet Power Hour allows students various enrichment learning opportunities aimed at enhanced learning experiences regarding their chosen area of focus (i.e. Arts or Math/Science). Students may engage in conducting research, enjoying special guest speakers and/or completing group/independent projects. During the Magnet Power Hour students  may  work  with  their  classroom teacher and possibly other teachers from their as-signed Magnet Strand.  Flexible grouping may be used so that students have the opportunity to partner with students in other grade levels who share their passion and interest for their chosen Magnet Strand.

Regards,

Megan Forman-McCaulla, Hanby Elementary Principal

mccaullm@westerville.k12.oh.us




9/24/2019


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