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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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Tags: Science 

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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By: John Hay Partners | December 02, 2016

Has there ever been a better sport than Assistant Principal Michael Berkenwald? A few weeks ago, FOUR Hay classrooms achieved 100% participation in the Annual Fund drive. As a reward, today these kids got to throw water balloons at Mr. the freezing December rain. In the end, who was more soaked: the kids or Mr. B? There were no real winners, but there was a ton of fun. Check it out!

Mr. B getting the balloons ready.
Mr. B getting the balloons ready.

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Tags: Annual Fund 

By: John Hay Partners | November 28, 2016

There is so much to be thankful for in this wonderful John Hay community. So, during the week of Thanksgiving break, we posted messages of thanks from various staff, teachers, volunteers, and students to our Facebook page. We also received a message of thanks from Oliver, a 2nd grader, who said: "I am thankful for Cammie because she is always smiling and asks how my day is going, even when I am just walking by and not even using Hay Way!" Thank YOU, Oliver! Please feel free to add your own messages of thanks in the comment section. And now, here are the posts: 

Messages of thanks

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