All students are asked to have the following supplies:
- 2” Binder
- 1 pkg. Pencils
- 1 ink pen
- 1 pencil pouch
- Ear buds
- 1 pkg. 200 count notebook paper
- Optional: Stylus
Band/Orchestra Supply: 1” Binder w/200 count notebook paper
August 5– Homeroom and Team Assignments will be available through Home Access Center after 3:00 pm. Parents are able to log in to Home Access Center so their child can learn his/her homeroom number, teacher and team assignment. This is very important because team placement determines which Orientation Night session you attend. If you have any problems accessing this information, feel free to call the main office for assistance at 614-921-6900.
August 9– Orientation Night – There will be two identical Orientation programs given on this night.
- 6:00-7:00 pm for parents and students who are placed on Teams G, I and S. – see Home Access
- 7:45-8:45 pm for parents and students who are placed on Teams T, R, and E. – see Home Access
The Orientation Program will aid in your adjustment and understanding of Hilliard Tharp Sixth Grade School and the educational opportunities we provide. The agenda for that evening will include a discussion of our sixth grade programs, a curriculum overview, building policies and procedures, an introduction of your child’s teachers, and a brief tour of the facilities. It is important that you attend the session that has been assigned to you based on your child’s team.
August 10 – PAW Day – You can come any time between the hours of 9:00am-2:00pm and 4:00-6:00 pm.
August 11 – PAW Day – You can come any time between the hours of 7:30am-2:00pm.
During PAW Days, students and parents should visit Tharp to access Home Access if you are not able to do so from home, take their school picture, tour their classrooms, pay school fees and receive their locker in advance. In order to receive your child’s locker number, combination and schedule in advance, you must update your child’s Emergency Medical Form through Home Access (see Below) and pay student fees. Once all of the above activities are complete, you will receive a sign off sheet indicating everything has been turned in and paid. You will give this sheet to your homeroom teacher to receive your child’s locker number, combination and course schedule.
Hilliard Tharp Sixth Grade School
Grant Award: $2,400.00
Grant Writer(s): Scott Snyder, Science and STEM Teacher (and the rest of the Tharp STEM teachers)
We want to further engage students in exploring and creating in science and technology to cultivate a future generation of inventors and critical thinkers. We’ll do this through the use of Sphero robots – an interactive robotics system that integrates with existing curriculum. These robots bring science to life by better engaging students and responding to unique language created from computer code and responding to directions from students.
Hilliard Tharp Team E science students were fortunate enough to Skype with former Davidson grad and geologist Matt Rine who is working on his doctorate at Western Michigan. Students wrote their own personal question on the topic of geology and had the opportunity to share those with him. Thanks For your time and effort Matt!
FUN, FRIENDS and a FREE nutritious lunch in the summer! Hilliard Free Lunch Summer Camp for Kids will have THREE Hilliard camp locations this summer. Children will participate in supervised programming that includes recreation, art, special visitors and the children at each camp will run a business learning valuable skills for the future. A healthy lunch is served daily through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Camp is in session Monday through Friday, June 15 – July 29 (closed July 4). Find out how to register early or call 614-586-7939 for additional information.
If you were unable to attend one of our parent meetings last month, you can see the presentation on our One2One site. This has information for families who will be getting iPads next year and may not be familiar with the device. It also includes the district iPad handbook.
Our last ‘Parenting in the Digital Age’ workshop is this Thursday, May 5th from 7-8 pm at Weaver Middle School. Our technology team will discuss strategies on how to make this a more balanced digital summer for your student. They will have great apps for when your child is on the device and ideas on how to get them off the device.
Ian Burkhart, a business student at The Ohio State University and Dublin Jerome lacrosse coach, came to Tharp to speak to current S.T.E.M. students. Ian became a quadriplegic 6 years ago as the result of a diving accident. Mr. Burkhart voluntarily underwent brain surgery to assist Battelle engineers and doctors from Ohio State in the development of ground-breaking technology. Ian has a chip in his brain, that, when he is connected to a box and computer in the laboratory setting, allows him to control movements of his hand. The neurobridge technology receives signals from Ian’s brain and sends the appropriate message to the muscles in Ian’s hand. Because this technology is able to bypass the spinal cord, Ian is able to pick up a coffee cup, pour out its contents, and even play Guitar Hero! Click on the link to learn more about Ian and the neurobridge technology.
CBS News Segment
The Hilliard Community is invited to attend one of two Community Forums to hear more about the options presented to the Board of Education from the Facility Task Force. You are encouraged to bring questions and offer input:
April 18th – 7pm – Weaver Middle School Cafeteria
April 21st – 7pm – Heritage Middle School Cafeteria
To read the entire Facility Task Force report click here.
As a part of our Fuel Up to Play 60 grant, Tharp students have had the opportunity to take advantage of Try it Thursdays, a day in which we offer something different during lunch for students to sample. Teaching children to try a variety of nutritious foods can play an important role in helping them develop good eating habits that will promote a healthy body weight and good health throughout their lives. Thus far, we have offered a vegetable pizza option at lunch and many students have sampled hummus, peppers, mango, and kiwi. This week students will have a chance to try jicama and on April 21st we will sample dried apricots. If you would like to volunteer to help out on one of these days, and have a current volunteer badge, please click on the button below.
The ceramic African inspired mini mask: We practice technical skill and craftsmanship while using cultural art and history to inspire our work. Each symmetrical mask includes Adinkra symbols (personal character symbols), raised pieces, and texture carvings.
7 Elements hand design: The details of this work are inspired by personalized images representing our favorite things all while learning the basics of composition and use of the 7 Art Elements (shape, form, value, space, texture, color, line).This entry level project enhances creative skills and confidence.