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By: jennifersalexander | June 06, 2017

What a fantastic day for a Science Fair! We had so many amazing participants with creative exhibits in every grade level. And what a turn out! It was wonderful to see the whole John Hay community celebrating Science and learning together. Congratulations to our winners and to all the students who participated (the results are posted below.) And a HUGE thank you to the Science Fair team and all the staff members, parents, Partners, volunteers, and community members who helped make this event possible.

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By: John Hay Partners | May 01, 2017

Washington Achievement Award winner

John Hay community,

I am happy to report that John Hay is a recipient of the 2016 Washington Achievement Award!

John Hay is being honored for Overall High Progress and English Language Arts Growth

This is an extraordinary accomplishment and is a direct reflection of the hard work of our students, the dedication of our teachers, and the support and guidance of our parents. Our school’s award is well deserved. Each teacher’s focus on the individual student as a diverse learner, as well as a strong commitment to helping each student achieve a high standard of learning is the foundation of our program at John Hay.  Strategies that support this great work are based on a strong Multi-Tiered System of Support program that utilizes intenti...

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By: John Hay Partners | March 24, 2017

Science Fair logo

All right, all of you science-loving Jaguars, it’s time to get ready for the John Hay Science Fair. Sign up before April 28th to participate.  All students are eligible to enter a project. You can work individually or co-create a project with another student in the same grade-level.  Projects will be on display June 1st 6:30-8:00pm for the entire John Hay community to enjoy. Awards will be presented that evening. 

You can get your Science Fair Information packet right here!

Also, the Science Fair team is in need of about 8-10 volunteers to help on the day of the Science Fair.  

Between 2:30 and 3:30 we will need help with:
*setting up tables
*covering tables with paper
*displaying science projects
If you can spare...

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By: John Hay Partners | December 12, 2016

Photo of Kim Coma

Day in and day out, seemingly ordinary folks perform heroic tasks at John Hay Elementary, filling many critical roles and performing vital duties that are too often unsung. Today we’d like to focus on one of these people, a very special volunteer named Kim Coma. 

You may not think you know Kim, but you do. She’s greeted you warmly and reassured you at your first Kindergarten Meet and Greet. She’s flashed you an easy smile as you breeze through Hay Way during pickup. She cheers on the parents as she coordinates classroom baskets for the auction every year. She’s patiently guided you through your first encounter with the dreaded laminator. She’s always prepared, producing that stapler you needed right on the spot from her “organized clown car ...

By: John Hay Partners | December 10, 2016

Kids learning coding

Founded by, a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities, The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Their vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. Each year they produce curriculum resources and tutorials to support thousands of events worldwide and, in doing so, expose these students to a whole new world. 

For the last three years, the Hour of Code events at John Hay have been organized by the wonderful Sarah Holt. Sarah visits each classroom to teach the children about coding and why it’s wor...

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