Huber Ridge Families, Friends, and Community;
This school year has certainly been one for the record books for student achievement. Even in the wake of the COVID-19 school closure and beginning of remote learning our students have achieved some of their highest scores yet! We had a 5% increase in the number of students who ended the year meeting/exceeding the Lexia grade level benchmark. When we left in March our students had also demonstrated their best growth in recent memory as assessed by STAR in both Reading and Math. These achievements are something our entire school community should be proud of.
To end the school year was perhaps our biggest success! Our students, families, and staff in the matter of less than 3 weeks (including spring break) figured out a way to take learning online. With the support of all of our stakeholders, almost 40 Google Classrooms and Schoology pages were created to help students engage in learning. In a 3-4 week period ALL of our families had successfully communicated with us and shared their plans of how they were able to support student learning at home through our faculty's efforts to publish meaningful curriculum. 100s of Google Meet sessions occurred with students logging in 1000s of times to engage with their teachers and classmates in social emotional activities as well as content/curriculum. We will forever be indebted to our community for their efforts to support our students during this unprecedented time.
Although there is uncertainty of what the fall will bring, I am certain our community will rise together and meet the needs of our students. The school will remain closed for the coming weeks however we can still be contacted through email (Principal Tyson Hilkert: HilkertT@wcsoh.org and Assistant Principal Roshonda Elder: ElderR@wcsoh.org) or feel free to leave a message on the general mailbox at 614-797-7150. As we prepare to say goodbye please take a few minutes to watch our "Clapout" video which celebrates the careers of our 5th grade students as they prepare to move onto middle school.
Finally please take a minute to share with your child our big surprise...next year both playgrounds will have their "Big Toys" replaced. Renderings of these playgrounds can be found below.
Take care Rockets!
Tyson D. Hilkert
Huber Ridge Elementary
Westerville City Schools