If you're thinking about warmer weather and kid activities for the summer, join us on Saturday, February 20th from 10am to 1pm in the VHE cafeteria for the Activity Fair! Local organizations that offer programs for elementary school kids will be there to answer questions from you and VHE... Read more.
We kept warm in January with fitness activities and manipulative skills. Our instant activity this month was Fit Laps and challenged the students to sustain an activity. Students moved in different ways (skip, slide, gallop, etc.) for 30 - 40 seconds and then held a core exercise position 30 -... Read more.
Discussion with Breah Lieberman, VHE Cross Categorical teacher, Tuesday, February 9th, 6:30-7:30pm in the cafeteria. Childcare will be provided.
Need some ideas on keeping the peace in your house? Wondering how to help your child manage intense emotions? Join Breah... Read more.
In January, students enjoyed the 8th graders' performance of The Music Man. We studied two overarching themes of the musical. 1) The idea that humans are capable of changing--no matter how lonely, stubborn, inconsiderate or old they are. 2) When you see are hopeful, see possibilities... Read more.
Reminder: The VHE Book Fair is Monday March 7th - Wednesday March 9th
3rd Grade Reach/Library
Third graders have been busy working on their famous American reports! The students are learning where to find biographies in print and online in... Read more.
Shop Metcalfe’s This January
Save 5% & Earn 5% for VHE!
Ask your cashier to scan the barcode below and receive a 5% discount on all purchases throughout January 2016. Metcalfe’s will match that 5% at the end of the month and write a check to the... Read more.
Hyuna Oh, Dongseop Lee and their two daughters came to Madison for a short stay. They arrived during last summer from Seoul, South Korea, and are planning to leave at the end of next year. It’s not the first time Dongseop lives in Madison though. He lived here for 6 years as a graduate student.... Read more.
Dear Van Hise Families,
Happy New Year! 2016 is going to be a great one, I can already tell by how much progress we have made as a learning community together. As you may know, a time capsule from 1957 was pulled from inside the exterior wall by our construction workers. Inside the copper... Read more.
It was great to get the students back in school. Thanks to everyone who remembered to search for and return their library books over the winter break! This month in Reach/Library, we read books with the themes of biographies, important African-American contributions to our... Read more.
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.
During the month of January in Second Grade REACH, students will continue to practice understanding and analyzing text features in nonfiction text. They will specifically work with picture/captions and diagrams. Students will find, copy/paste, and print a clip art picture from Microsoft Word and... Read more.
Wondering what activities are offered during the summer? Come to the activity fair Saturday February 20, 2016, 10am-2pm and meet representatives from a variety of local summer programs for kids.
Save the date for Parent Learning Nights - brought to you by the PTO. Ever wanted to learn more about how you can support your child's social/emotional growth? Join us for two classes this semester, childcare will be provided.
Tuesday Feb 9th, 6:30-7:30: Zones of... Read more.
January 30th is the annual boy choir festival sponsored by Madison Youth Choirs and the Madison School District! It is open to boys in grades 2-12, with 3 different choirs that overall have more than 500 boys. I direct the elementary group of boys and would love to have many VHE kids there. I... Read more.
Great job, VHE Families! Your clipping helped raise $1,142.50 for Van Hise! All of those little rectangles add up to some serious cash. Thank you! Our next challenge will be in February, so look for Box Tops and ask neighbors and family members to help you collect.
In Mr. Hampton's PE classes, we've been working on various ball skills, including tossing and catching, striking, and some kicking. After winter break we will be learning and practicing skills for balancing.
Please mark your calendar Friday, January 22, 5:30-8:00pm.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Maggie Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have had another busy month in the library! Third, fourth and fifth graders enjoyed reading several Native American stories and learning about their important contributions to America’s land and culture. Third graders finished their Acrostic Name Poems. Fourth graders completed their... Read more.
Nataliya and her 5-year-old daughter Kaite moved to Madison 14 years ago. Only a week after leaving Kharkiv, Ukraine, Kaite started kindergarten in Ms. Theis’ class at Van Hise. She enjoyed the welcoming atmosphere of her new class as well as her first teacher and friends in the US. When she... Read more.
Sunday, December 13th from 10am-5pm
Serrv promotes fair trade, trying to eliminate poverty worldwide and havegreat gift for friends, family and teachers!
2701 Monroe Street (next to Bluephies)
Whoops is locally owned and has... Read more.