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K-5 Library
April 1, 2016

Kindergarten: We will spend the month of April exploring the diagraphs TH, SH, and CH. Students will participate in a variety of hands-on activities, games, and songs to strengthen their memory and phonemic understanding of these important emergent reading letter/sound... Read more.

PTO
April 1, 2016

Memories like this come once in a lifetime!

Remember all your friends, favorite teachers, classes, games, fun, music, art, events, fashion, field trips and everything in between with your very own VHE Yearbook.

The price of the book in full color is $10.

To place your order... Read more.

School
March 1, 2016

Dear Van Hise Families,

It's March and we are almost finishing up 3rd quarter!  Time sure flies when you are having fun learning!  This month we have our Multi-Cultural Night on March 4th.  If you haven't come to this event in the past - or are new to our school this year, take the time... Read more.

PTO
VHE Multicultural Night
March 1, 2016

Van Hise is fortunate to have families from so many cultures, and multicultural night is a great way to celebrate all of those cultures with food and performances.

The annual gathering will be on March 4 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. in the Van Hise cafeteria.

Families are... Read more.

School
Papa Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle
March 1, 2016

5th Grade: The fifth grade VHE Book Bowl is on Thursday, March 17th at 1:45 in the Van Hise Cafeteria - families are welcome to attend! The fifth graders completed their state reports using google slides. They are presenting them to their peers in Library/Reach class. Please ask your child to... Read more.

PTO
March 1, 2016

Monday, March 14 from 3-8pm
GREAT DANE NIGHT
with Entertainment by our VHE Kids

It's time again for our night full of entertainment at the Hilldale Great Dane! We will have musical performances by our VHE kids and alumni students from 4-6 p.m. To kick off the... Read more.

PTO
Gonzalo Merino Arévalo
March 1, 2016

Sílvia and I are from a region in the north east of Spain called Catalonia. I am from Barcelona, the capital, with a metropolitan area of close to 3 million people. Sílvia is from a much pleasant place called Ponts. This is a small town with 2,500 inhabitants in the middle of a region that could... Read more.

PTO
March 1, 2016

The Van Hise PTO invites you to a community meeting about the playground Wednesday, March 30th, 6:30-8:00pm in the cafeteria! Put on your play hat, bring your kids and take a look at a variety of options from landscape architect firm ZDA to refurbish or move current playground equipment, while... Read more.

PTO
March 1, 2016

Based on the research by Stanford University psychologist Carol Dwesk, learn how teaching a growth mindset in your child helps them build motivation and creativity wherever they are in their academic and personal development. Tuesday April 9th, 6:30-7:30pm. Childcare will be... Read more.

PTO
March 1, 2016

The Van Hise PTO is looking for a Treasurer to serve on the board for the 2016-2017 school year. If you enjoy working with numbers and are comfortable with Excel and Quicken, the PTO could use your skills to support Van Hise teachers and students. Time commitment is about 8-16 hours a month.... Read more.

PTO
Book Fair
March 1, 2016

The 2016 VHE Book Fair is coming up Tuesday March 8th (1:30-7:30 during conferences) and Wednesday March 9th (3:30-6). Click on the link below to volunteer! Contact me with any questions!

Thanks,
Dana Prager
drprager@madison.k12.wi.us
VHE Library Media Specialist

... Read more.

School
March 1, 2016

One of our curricular strands for Physical Education is gymnastics and every year we have four weeks with "the equipment." This "equipment" travels to every elementary school in Madison and is a highlight for many of our students. The equipment includes large metal A frames that hold up bars,... Read more.

PTO
VHE Art and Craft Fair
March 1, 2016

Attention all student and adult artists! It's time to claim your spot at the 4th annual VHE Art & Craft Fair!

The fair will be May 7, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Student artists (K-12) can reserve a booth space for just $10. Booths for adults are available for $50. Artists keep... Read more.

School
Drummers
March 1, 2016

March is Music in the Schools month! As a tribute, I thought I'd share a little of my philosophy and planning process.

As many of you may have heard me explain, at any given time, I design three outcomes (or goals) for the students in music. They are specific for each grade level, but... Read more.

PTO
VHE Science Night
March 1, 2016

Keep the date: Friday, April 8th 2016 for the VHE Science Night

All Van Hise students are welcome and encouraged to create a project. This is not a competition but a chance for students to explore and share something about science that they think is fun and exciting!... Read more.

PTO
March 1, 2016

Memories like this come once in a lifetime!

Remember all your friends, favorite teachers, classes, games, fun, music, art, events, fashion, field trips and everything in between with your very own VHE Yearbook.

The price of the book in full color is $10.

To place... Read more.

PTO
March 1, 2016

Dear VHE Parents of 5th Grade Students: the 2016 5th Grade Graduation committee is forming now. The ceremony takes place on the last day of school and usually lasts about an hour. Committee members will help plan this casual yet important event in conjunction with Principal Peg Keeler and 5th... Read more.

PTO
February 1, 2016

Once again, a fun night was had by all. Thanks to all the families for coming out and supporting VHE! A special thanks to the carnival committee for such an amazing job. Thank you to the volunteers and UW Athletic college students, without you we couldn’t have done it! Hats off to our donors and... Read more.

School
February 1, 2016

In February in Second Grade REACH, students will finish our unit on nonfiction text features. Students will find similarities and differences in all of the features we have studied (diagram, picture/caption, and table of contents, index, and glossary) and work as a group to create a graphic... Read more.

PTO
February 1, 2016

Save the date: Monday March, 14 from 3-8pm
GREAT DANE NIGHT

  • Come, eat, drink and have fun
  • Live entertainment by VHE Kids
  • 15% of proceeds will go to VHE

Next time your hungry for pizza, order from Papa John's!... Read more.

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