Hiawatha Elementary School classes are cancelled today, because of high levels of smoke caused by an object which overheated in the art room kiln. There was no fire. Due to the high levels of smoke, we will be conducting an air quality tests to ensure the environment will be safe for students and staff to return on Monday. The PTO meeting scheduled for Oct 6 is also cancelled. Thank you.
Hiawatha had many community and family members come to Hiawatha on Oct. 21 to share their love of reading.
Fifth grade fall celebration at the YMCA.
Several Hiawatha art students helped Mrs. Hancock to decorate one of the snowplow blades for Cedar Rapids Public Works. These plows will be clearing the streets of Cedar Rapids all winter.
Cara and Hannah's artwork will be displayed on street light poles on Third Street in downtown Cedar Rapids this summer. Congratulations!!
Fourth and fifth grade students at Hiawatha Elementary School have added a new element to their PE lessons by wearing heart rate monitors to help them learn more about what their heart is doing as they exercise. The constant visual feedback lets students know if they are working hard enough to stay in the healthy fitness zone.
Hiawatha students have read over 84 million words this year. Keep up the good work!!!
Third graders did a program called Classic Books to Read to Children. The program highlighted book characters.
Mrs. Rundall's and Mrs. Overturf's classes planted a tree for Arbor Day. The tree was donated by Hughes Nursery.
Reading Counts total words through March 31.
Hiawatha Elementary has been given an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) by Mercy Medical Center. An AED is a device that may save a life in the event of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). It is located in the main foyer by the door to the gym.
Some of our Hiawatha students were able to take part in a project put on by our City of Cedar Rapids. Students worked on creating and painting the design on a Cedar Rapids snow plow blade that will later be used for snow removal this winter. Keep a watchful eye out for some really bright and colorful designs coming your way on the streets of Cedar Rapids this winter!
The fire department conducts a year long unit with all third graders at Hiawatha School. Recently the students were able to see a fire truck up close and learn more about fire safety.
America Reads was conducted on Oct. 23rd. Hiawatha had over 25 people come to read to our students.
Caden, Asha, Zoila, Kiyah, Simon, Bristyl, Hannah, Amy, Brady, Hailey, Dylan, Carly, Cayden, Gunner, Kiera, Hailey, Laila, and Carmen were all named as October paw ticket winners for being Ready, Kind, and Responsible.
4th graders in Mrs. Friedman's class were participating in a team building activity.
Mrs. Overturf's class looking at the garden that was planted last spring.
Approximately sixty fourth and fifth graders were able to complete all the requirements to become recipients of the Presidential Fitness Awards. They received their certificates today at an awards assembly.
Today we had an assembly to honor all students who read at least one million words this school year. Thirty five students received the award reading from 1,000,000 words to over 4,000,000 words. Congratulations for your achievements!
First graders had a fun day on Wednesday at Guthridge Park doing the splash pad and a picnic.
Joseph and Richard display the progress they have made this school year.
First grade ELB groups have been working on reading with fluency/expression. One of Mrs. Heubner’s groups are shown in this picture.
Gage and Bernardo were named as Golden Paw ticket winners for May 18th.
Zach, Taylor, Matthew, Luke and Andrew all placed in their age division in the Lace Up for Learning Mile Run which was held May 9, 2015.
Hiawatha April PBIS Paw Ticket Winners
Skyla and Tiernan were Golden Paw Ticket winners on May 4.
Hanna and Gustavo were the Golden Paw Ticket winners on April 27.
Take a peek behind Hiawatha School. You will see some bright orange bins lined up. They are part of some exciting and earth friendly news at Hiawatha. We will begin composting all student lunch waste after spring break. This will be saving 6-8 garbage bins/week from going to the landfill. Instead these food scraps will be delivered to the Linn County Landfill and turned into soil.
Shown are the monthly paw ticket winners for February.
Row1:Levii,Natalie, Trevor, Jose, Justin, America, Jonathan
Row2:Michael, Jacob, Arianna, Sydney, Laikin, Brianna, Emilio
Row3:Sierra,Emma, Kayla, RaeAnn
Due to school being cancelled on Tuesday, March 3rd, conferences will now be held on Tuesday, March 10th.
Liz and Gustavo are the Golden Paw Ticket winners for the week of Feb. 23.
All fifth graders complete an essay on the topic of "What the Flag Means to Me" sponsored by the American Legion. They are judged by members of the Legion. A Legion representative visits the school and presents the awards. This year's winner whose essay will continue on to the state competition is Alex.
Mr. Jolly visited each third grade class dressed in a Union soldier's uniform. He shared with us what the life of a soldier was like and had many artifacts for the students to see and touch.
Mr. Kirchhoff has been conducting a bean bag toss competition during 4th grade indoor recess. Mr. Kirchhoff is pictured with the winning team.
Tayah and Sam were Golden Paw Ticket winners on Feb. 23.
First grade celebrated the 100th day of school last Friday with fun math and literacy ideas geared towards working hard for 100 days!
Alivia and David are the Golden Paw Draw winners for Feb. 9, 2015.
These student's names were drawn to receive a Valentine gift for their moms made by Ms. Tonya.
Pictured are the students whose names were drawn for the January PBIS paw draw.
Physical education classes are learning to drive in their scooter cars. This second grade class is having a lot of fun!
Mrs. Konzen's class recently finished the Balance and Motion science unit.
Lexi and Levi Golden Paw Winners
Hiawatha students are learning hockey skills in physical education. This first grade class had the opportunity to watch some hockey highlights as well. If your student is interested in watching the real thing, take them to watch the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders before their season ends!
Marco and Samwella - Golden Paw Ticket winners for the week of Jan. 5.
No early morning activities at Hiawatha School.
Maddie and Ben were chosen as the PBIS Golden Paw Ticket winners for Dec. 22.
Shown in the photo are the PBIS paw draw winners for November and December.
Quinn was chosen to represent the Iowa Chapter of MDA for 2015. He is a student at Hiawatha.
Hiawatha fifth grade students performed the musical "Pirates! 2: The Hidden Treasure" on Tuesday, Dec. 16. The entire student body traveled to Harding Middle School to watch the dress rehearsal.
Marlee and Johanna were nominated as Golden Paw ticket winners for Dec. 8, 2014.
The Hiawatha Highlights performed on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at the Kennedy High School Cocoa and Carols event. The group of fourth and fifth graders is directed by Mrs. Carol Borschel.
The fourth grade class presented "Bring on the Snow - Songs and Sketches for a Snowlarious Winter" on Thursday, Dec. 4.
Hiawatha students help decorate a Little Free Library box that will be located in Hiawatha's Guthridge Park.