Red Ribbon Week at Albert Harris Elementary School - October 23-27, 2023!
about 1 month ago, Renee Brown
AhES Week
Today was a perfect day for a field trip! šŸ‚ Our PHES and AHES fourth graders traveled to Fairy Stone State Park today to plant the native black willow trees they have been sprouting in their classrooms thanks to the Dan River Basin Association's Streamside Trees in the Classroom. Students spent the whole day outside at the park, immersed in all things nature. Besides planting their trees, they also learned about the important role riparian buffers play in protecting our waterways, the geology of fairy stones, played a trivia game, and more! Our MHS AP biology students also got in on the fun, preparing and facilitating some creative activities for the younger students! Thank you to all of our amazing high school students, teachers, and community partners who came together to make this day possible for our young learners!
about 2 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
High school students interact with elementary students
Elementary students smile at camera
An elementary student smiles and watches as colored water soaks into paper towels
High school students watch as an elementary student tries to throw a plastic bottle into a trash can during a game about recycling
Two elementary students dig a hole by a stream to plant a tree
a high school student speaks to elementary students
MHS AP biology students pose for a group photo
Two students hug and smile
a student smiles at the camera
Students watch a demonstration on local plants and trees
Today was a perfect day for a field trip! šŸ‚ Our PHES and AHES fourth graders traveled to Fairy Stone State Park today to plant the native black willow trees they have been sprouting in their classrooms thanks to the Dan River Basin Association's Streamside Trees in the Classroom. Students spent the whole day outside at the park, immersed in all things nature. Besides planting their trees, they also learned about the important role riparian buffers play in protecting our waterways, the geology of fairy stones, played a trivia game, and more! Our MHS AP biology students also got in on the fun, preparing and facilitating some creative activities for the younger students! Thank you to all of our amazing high school students, teachers, and community partners who came together to make this day possible for our young learners!
about 2 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
High school students interact with elementary students
Elementary students smile
An elementary student smiles as he watches food coloring-laced water soak into paper towels
High school students watch as an elementary student attempts to throw a plastic bottle into a trash can
Elementary students dig a hole by the river to plant a tree
A high school student speaks to elementary students
MHS AP biology class poses for a group photo
Two elementary students hug and smile
An elementary student smiles at the camera
Elementary students watch a demonstration on trees and plants
This message serves as a reminder that Albert Harris Elementary School will be celebrating Hispanic Hertiage Month with a student led program on Thursday, October 12 at 6:00 p.m. in our auditorium. Please come and enjoy celebrating our spanish culture.
about 2 months ago, Renee Brown
Celebrate
Come on out and see what is going on at Albert Harris Elementary School! On Thursday evening, Wildcat Families will collect punches or stickers as they visit the different areas of the school. Once they have their cards complete, they can visit the cafeteria for hot dogs and drop their cards off to be entered in a drawing for prizes!
about 2 months ago, Albert Harris Elementary School
Family Night Flyer
Today is the 20th day of school! Students who have missed two or more days by this point in the school year are considered chronically absent. It's never too early to start building the habit of good attendance! Children who are chronically absent in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade are much less likely to read at grade level by third grade. Students who cannot read at grade level by the end of third grade are 4 times more likely to drop out of high school. #AttendanceMattersVA #schooleveryday
3 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Attendance Matters graphic
Please remember that MCPS will be closed on Monday, September 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Classes will resume Tuesday, September 5.
3 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
MCPS Closed for Labor Day graphic
On his last day of work, MCPS would like to thank Officer Shane McPeek for serving has our SRO for over a decade. Officer McPeek has worked at both Martinsville Middle School and Martinsville High School and has played played an integral role in school safety improvements during his time with us. Thank you, Officer McPeek, for keeping our students and staff safe! We wish you the best in your retirement!
3 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
School resource officer Shane McPeek shakes hands with MCPS School Safety Director TJ Slaughter
We had such a wonderful time at yesterday's ribbon cutting for the new sensory garden at Albert Harris Elementary! šŸŒ· The sensory garden is designed to stimulate all five senses and includes wind chimes, a bird bath and bird feeder, an herb garden, a sandbox, flowers, and even a rock garden filled with rocks (decorated by our students) that contain encouraging and motivational phrases! We're so grateful for the ongoing partnership of the Dan River Basin Association, who helped install this newest component of the AHES Green Schoolyard, and for the generous support of the Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia which funded the project. Thank you for helping us provide this unique learning environment for our students! You can read more about yesterday's ceremony on our website: https://www.martinsville.k12.va.us/article/1213354
3 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Students play in the bird bath at the new sensory garden
Students play in the sandbox at the new sensory garden
MCPS superintendent Dr. Zeb Talley cuts the ribbon to open the new sensory garden
A sign posted in front of a brightly colored flowerbed and yellow butterfly bench reads "Welcome to our Sensory Garden"
AHES teacher Laurie Witt reads a statement as students in the background listen
DRBA Education Outreach Manager Krista Hodges speaks as students in the background listen on
MCPS Superintendent Dr. Zeb Talley speaks as students in the background listen
Students and adults hold a yellow ribbon ahead of the ribbon cutting ceremony
AHE principal Dr. Renee Brown speaks as students listen in the background
Guests at the ribbon cutting use paint markers to decorate river rocks
It was amazing to see so many smiling faces this morning on the first day of a new school year! Thank you to the Martinsville Sheriff's Office, Police Department, Martinsville Fire & EMS, and city council members who joined our staff and school board members in welcoming our students back to school! It was a great way to kick off the Year of Endless Possibilities here at MCPS! Students, your MCPS family missed you! We can't wait to see what you will achieve this year!
4 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Two elementary students hug outside of school
PHES principal smiles as she opens her arms for a hug from a student
MHS principal, school board chair, school board member, and Martinsville police chief pose with a student outside of Martinsville High School
MHS principal welcomes students with bullhorn
Preschool teacher opens her arms for a hug from a student
A preschool student hugs the school nurse as other students walk into the school
Martinsville mayor, school board chair, schools superintendent, and police chief all stand outside of a school to greet students
Martinsville sheriff and police chief welcome students
Good Evening Wildcat Family, I am excited to welcome our new and returning students to Albert Harris Elementary School on Monday, August 14. We are looking forward to an awesome year of learning and fun. See you tomorrow. Dr. Brown
4 months ago, Renee Brown
Curious about the upcoming school year? šŸŽ šŸ« MCPS is hosting a district-wide open house for all schools on Wednesday, August 9 from 12-7 p.m. This is a great opportunity for students and their families to meet teachers and staff, visit classrooms, learn about the upcoming school year, and get to know their school! āœ‰ļø Each school will send out information to families regarding their specific open house procedures. šŸ‘‰ To learn more about open house, visit our Back to School page on the MCPS website: https://www.martinsville.k12.va.us/page/back-to-school-2023-2024
4 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
open house graphic
Scenes from Summer Camp! ā˜€ļø Last week was a busy week of fun and discovery at AHES! Students had a blast creating their own slime, constructing awesome air-powered vehicles, and engaging in a captivating game that taught them about the food chain.
6 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
AHES summer camper
AHES student with an image of an arctic fox taped to her forehead
AHES summer camper
AHES summer camper
AHES summer camper
AHES summer camper
AHES summer campers
Our AHES STEM Camp students are have a whale šŸ‹ of a time with their ocean-themed camp this week! The students used sidewalk chalk to create this 100-foot-long, life-sized drawing of the biggest animal on the planet- the blue whale! šŸŒŽ
6 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Students and teachers lay inside a 100-foot long chalk drawing of a blue whale they created
Just because the academic year is over doesn't mean our teachers aren't hard at work! Last week, teachers from across the division came together for a full week of curriculum work to prepare for the upcoming year of learning. So what exactly is curriculum work? Teachers and instructional staff are working together, collaborating across disciplines, grade levels, and even schools, to examine data from this school year to adjust their pacing and build assessments to help improve the learning experience and monitor student progress throughout the next year. (As you can see from some of the expressions in the photos, some teachers handle the pressures of curriculum work better than others. Hang in there, Mr. Hackenberg!)
6 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
MCPS teachers working
MCPS teachers working
MCPS teachers working
MCPS teachers working
MCPS teacher pretending to cry at his computer
MCPS teachers working
We loved seeing these proud families and their almost-middle school students taking full advantage of these great photo stations after Albert Harris Elementary's 5th grade transition ceremony!
6 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
AHES student poses with their family
AHES student poses with their family
AHES student poses with their family
AHES student
AHES student poses with their family
AHES student
AHES student poses with their family
AHES student poses with their family
Wow! Congratulations to our MMS Odyssey of the Mind team! They placed 7th overall in the World Finals and 2nd in Spontaneous! šŸŒŽ These students have worked so hard and we were proud to have them represent MCPS on a global stage.
6 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
MMS Odyssey of the Mind team members with MMS assistant principal and coach
In honor of Rooster Walk weekend, we wanted to share a little story. This is Sara Kasey, a human resources specialist here at MCPS. A 2010 graduate of Martinsville High School, Sarah holds a special place in Rooster Walk's history as the very first recipient of the festival's Penn-Shank Memorial Scholarship! Each year Rooster Walk awards the scholarship to an outstanding Martinsville High School senior to honor the memories of the two MHS alumni for whom the festival and the scholarship are named. Sara used her scholarship to attend Randolph College, where she majored in psychology with a minor in business administration with the goal of entering the human resources field. Fast forward to 2019, when we were fortunate enough to welcome Sara back into our MCPS family as an employee. It's truly a full-circle moment for her as the office she now occupies was once her kindergarten classroom when she was a student at Druid Hills! Join us in celebrating Sara's achievements and the incredible opportunities that Rooster Walk provides for the next generation of Martinsville students.
6 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Sara Kasey
Sara Kasey receives a scholarship from Rooster Walk officials
That's a wrap on the 2022-2023 school year! As we bid farewell to another year of growth, learning, and memory-making, we want to take a moment to thank everyone- parents, students, teachers, and staff- for making this yet another amazing year at MCPS. Just 82 days until the 2023-2024 year begins!
6 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
Students waving from school bus windows to teachers standing on the sidewalk who are waving back
MCPS families: Tomorrow is the last day of the 2022-2023 school year! Please remember that MCPS will dismiss students 3 hours early tomorrow (Wednesday, May 24).
6 months ago, Martinsville City Public Schools
3 hour early dismissal graphic