• Student Items

    • STEAM day was held on April 12that Eisenhower.  This fun filled day included one hour exploration stations for all grades levels which included: Virtual Reality exploration, live Science demos, a Technology Room and a Coding Room, Mathematics inspired tessellation and tangram stations, Stream in a Bucket with Advancing Science, and Engineering with straws and spoon catapults. The kick off assembly in the morning explained expectations and the students had a great day learning with STEAM education!
    • Our annual Elementary Mayfair was held indoors at Eisenhower on Saturday, May 4th. The PTO Board and parents did a fabulous job with planning and running the event.  This action packed day is our biggest fundraiser of the school year.
    • The Elementary Spring Band and Choral Concert, directed by Mrs. Dixon and Mrs. Shenk, was presented on May 9th in the Performing Arts Center. This was an excellent display of all of the hard work that was put into these classes throughout the school year.
    • A select group of 4th and 5th grade students, from Chorus and Band, traveled to Messiah Village on May 10th with Mrs. Dixon and Mrs. Shenk. They were accompanied by Lauren Cruzan and Carrie Gallahger, student teachers from Messiah College.  The students entertained the residents and sang together with the men’s choir at Messiah.
    • 2nd grade students and teachers visited 3rd grade on May 7th. Eisenhower Student Council members gave the 2nd graders tours of the building.  The 2nd graders had the opportunity to meet the 3rd grade teachers.
    • Eisenhower students recently completed the ELA, Math and Science PSSA testing.
    • On Wednesday, May 8thfourth graders were able to learn more about the way of life of the Pennsylvania Dutch. This has been an annual event for many, many years. It is a fun educational day where 4th graders get to participate in 5 PA Dutch learning experiences that go beyond the textbook. They learned how to speak a few words in German from our own high school students, the making of quilts, and the purpose and meanings behind the designs of hex signs. They also tried some Scherenschnitte (decorative paper cutting) and enjoyed a small taste of Pennsylvania Dutch foods, including chicken corn soup.  Overall, the day was a big success and we couldn’t have done it without the cooperation and help of many families in our school district.
    • Our third graders just finished a huge biography project.  They read books on a person of their choice.  Some students read several books.  Students took notes on the lives of their person, and wrote amazing biographies.  They included information about their early lives, their adulthood, and their achievements.  They used the site Canva  (which I learned about at the technology in-service) and created posters with quotes from their person.  In addition, they created a “precept” poster of their own with their personal inspirational thoughts.  Adorable and Dramatic! Next, with the help of Mrs. Karen Ditzler, students used the green screen to present their work.  In class we used the ipads (so generously purchased from the LION FOUNDATION and The Rotary Club as well as Camp Hill) and uploaded our work to a teleprompter.  Each child chose a background so that  their work was presented in the time period or place of their character. 
    • Our 4th Grade team worked with Advancing Science from Gettysburg College throughout the 2018-2019 school year. The staff have been extremely knowledgeable, great to work with, and overall, has been a great experience for the CH teachers and students.  In the Fall the 4th grade went on a field trip to Pinchot.   Advancing Science paid for the bus and had stations set up for the kids.  Grade level lessons included turbidity (soil), weather instruments, mapping skills, coding mice, geology, worm nesting and composting and many other topics.  We were able to use their resources, that we do not have access to, for all of these lessons.  Advancing Science staff members came to our two STEAM days and provided two great lessons for all of our students in grease 3-5.  This program concludes for 4th grade with them being able to spend $1,000 in grant monies for the advancement of science in our building.  The program will now move to 5th grade for the 2019-2020 school year.

     

     

    Upcoming Events-

    May Events

    24th                  Field Day

    28th                  Moving Up Day for 3rd and 4th graders

                            Field Day Make-up

    30th                  Four Star Music Breakfast                     7:45am in the Music Room

                            Senior Parade through Eisenhower (10:20ish)

     

    June Events

    1st                     High School Graduation

    3rd                    3rd and 4th Grade Awards Assembly                   1:30pm in the PAC

                            (Parents are invited to attend)

    4th                    5th Grade Celebration                            7:00pm in the PAC

    6th                    Last Student Day – Early Dismissal at 12:30pm

     

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