Archive for the ‘2009-2010 School Year Posts’ Category

Open House At Northern Hills

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Northern Hills Elementary School will be hosting an Open House on Sunday May 23rd from 2:00-4:00 p.m.   Northern Hills is closing this year after being open for 55 years.  Please come and take a walk down memory lane with everyone.

We will all miss Northern Hills.


Fun At The Carnival!

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

The Northern Hills Carnival was on May 7th.  Because of the weather, the carnival was held at The Devent Center.  Everyone there had a great time, there were so many fun things to do!!  Thank you PTO  for making another wonderful memory for our Northern Hills family!



Carnival Time At Northern Hills

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Northern Hills will be having their annual carnival on Friday, May 7th.  It starts at 5:30 and will end at 8:00. 

 Come and join the fun!!!!


3rd Grade Science Experiment

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Mrs. Coffin and student teacher Mrs. Groninger have their 3rd grade students working on a very interesting science experiment.  They have planted radish seeds in different environments and are now waiting to answer some questions they have about what makes a plant grow.    Do plants know up from down?   How does air affect seed growth?  How does water affect seed growth? How does light affect seed growth?   These are just a few of their questions.  They can’t wait to find out the results!

 Way to “grow” 3rd grade!!! 


Northern Hills’ Students Have YMCA Fun Day

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Northern Hills’ students went to the YMCA on Friday April 30th.  Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders enjoyed swimming in the pool, while the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders played Volleyball and “Wiggle Worm”.  Everyone had a fantastic time!!






Veterans Visit Northern Hills

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Mrs. Blakeman’s 5th grade class had some very special guests for lunch on Friday April 16th.  Norfolk’s very own “hometown heros” came to have lunch one last time at Northern Hills.  Dave from US92 was also on hand to say a few deserving words to our Veterans and the class.  Mrs. Blakeman’s classes have enjoyed having the Veterans for lunch every year for 24 years!!!  The kids have learned a lot from our Veterans, they feel honored to speak with them and learn about their experiences in the military. 

Thank you Veterans!!!


Paper Cranes Bring Hope

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

The paper cranes were inspired by the true story of Sadako Sasaki, as told in the book, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, by Eleanor Coerr.  This is a true story of Sadako Sasaki, a young Japanese girl who developed leukemia from radiation caused by the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan during World War II. While hospitalized, her closest friend reminded her of an ancient Japanese legend. If she folded 1,000 paper cranes, the Gods might grant her wish to be well again. The story of her struggle for life and her belief in peace has inspired hundreds of thousands of children from all over world since 1955 to participate in the creation of World Peace by folding paper cranes.

Shortly after reading the book, our classroom learned of one of our own who was diagnosed with cancer.  Roberto Arreguin, a fourth grader, was diagoned with Hodgkin’s Lymophoma.  Hodgkin’s Lymophoma is a type of cancer originating from white blood cells.

Roberto is currently receiving chemotherapy treatments to fight the cancer.

The fourth graders decided to make the paper cranes in honor of Roberto.  The cranes symbolize hope and peace.  We think of Roberto often when we see the cranes, and hope for a speedy recovery.


Swim Day for Northern Hills’ Students!

Friday, April 9th, 2010


Don’t forget your swimsuits and towels on April 30th!  Northern Hills’ students will be going to the YMCA for a day of fun in the swimming pool!


Build-A-Book Night Is A HUGE Success!

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Northern Hills had a great turn-out for Build-A-Book night March 23rd.  Everyone ate dinner together and got to build their very own books.  We have some very creative minds at Northern Hills!!  Everyone left with a full belly, a one of a kind book,  and memories to last a lifetime.  Thanks for attending this special event and thank you Ms. Wells for everything you did to make this a great memory for Northern Hills’ kids to cherish forever!! 






5th Graders Enjoy “Water Daze” At Northeast Community College

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Mrs. Blakeman’s 5th graders went to “Water Daze” March 17th at Northeast Community College.  They learned about the importance of preserving our water supply now.  They participated in many fun activities while they were there. Everyone’s favorite was the water rockets, but they also got to make “recycled pizzas”. 

It was a great learning experience!!