Greetings Hedgie Families! By now you should have received information about the REAP Taste of Wisconsin Holiday fundraiser. This fundraiser raises money for the Van Hise PTO (typically we raise over $1000 from our participation!) and also benefits small WI farms and businesses by featuring a... Read more.
We are FALL'in in love with being outside on these gorgeous autumn days! During Walk to School week, every 2nd - 5th grade class enjoyed walking and running on our 1 mile course which encircles the VHE campus. Our hearts and lungs got a great workout and we also discussed the mental benefits of... Read more.
The Van Hise students did a great job singing the choruses along with Opera for the Young last month. The actress that played Pamina commented that it was so powerful hearing all the voices join on the first chorus, that she was holding back tears. It is always nice to have the 16 kids up in... Read more.
Since 2004, the Foundation for Madison’s Public School’s A Principal Experience (formerly known as Principal for a Day) has built relationships between Madison’s community leaders and MMSD students and staff. This year, Michael Barbouche, who is a father of students at both Van Hise and Hamilton... Read more.
At Van Hise Elementary we believe that families are important partners in our students’ success. Conference time is one of the ways in which we communicate and plan for our students. As a school, we have tried out various organizational formats for conferences to include more student voices.... Read more.
What’s your favorite Book or Character??
Is it The Cat in the Hat, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, or that Wimpy Kid? Come share your favorites at the Barnes & Noble’s Van Hise Elementary PTO Book Fair!
Saturday, November 21st
Barnes... Read more.
On October 15, 2015, a ground breaking ceremony was held to commemorate the beginning of the construction on our new library and remodeling at Van Hise/Hamilton. Ed Hughes and Michael Flores from the Board of Education joined us as our school liaisons. Mike Hertting, Chief of Schools, was also... Read more.
We have had a wonderful start to our new year in REACH/Library class despite the warm weather (students have enjoyed coming into the cool LMC to read and check out books:) All students are learning about the Dewey Decimal System to organize non-fiction books. Third and Fourth graders can... Read more.
Dear Van Hise Families:
October is one of the times of year where we transition into true autumn. This is not unlike our children who are also transitioning into the swing of things here at Van Hise. They know their classroom routines and are engaged in their learning and playing.
We are busily getting ready for our Open House on Tuesday, October 6th from 5:30-7:00pm! Open House is a wonderful chance to visit your child's classroom and get to know Van Hise. It is also a great social opportunity to have dinner with your child's friends and their families. Thanks to our... Read more.
Peng Kangzhou, also known as Daniel, moved to Madison with his daughter in April. They come from Chongqing, China, a city with around 20 million inhabitants encompassing over one thousand towns and smaller townships. Viola Yang, now a VHE first grader in McGuire’s class, arrived with him to join... Read more.
Thanks to the AMAZING support from 67 families, we have already raised $5,795 for classroom stipends, literacy materials, art supplies, and other items that create TOP-NOTCH learning spaces for our hedgies! The support from our families and community is truly inspiring - THANK... Read more.
We have been busy playing outside in this beautiful fall weather and learning how to "play fair." Learning all the rules of the playground and being a good sport is hard work but we do it so well here at Van Hise! Ask your child what their favorite playground activity we learned in PE is and let... Read more.
As you might have heard, Opera For the Young is coming to VHE this year! Though we typically have them every three years, we are getting an extra performance in this "off year" thanks to a generous donor. The opera we are studying is Mozart's The Magic Flute. We are learning four choruses in... Read more.
During the month of October, Second Grade REACH students will use the book Never Let a Ghost Borrow Your Library Book- Book Care Guidelines from the Library Secret Service (Karen Casale) to review how to check out and properly care for books. Later in the month students will consider... Read more.
We know that achieving success is, in many ways, based on just being present: for grabbing opportunities, making connections, and learning new information and new skills.
One of the main reasons that students fail to succeed at school is that they don’t... Read more.
Rockin' Jump Trampoline Park
October 18th, 11am-8pm
2700 Novation Parkway, Madison
Jump around on trampolines while playing basketball or dodgeball, or jump into a huge air bag! Stay for lunch or dinner or just have a snack. 15% of all proceeds... Read more.
Come get your hands dirty! You don't have to have a green thumb to help your child's class get some time in the outdoor classroom. Parent volunteers are still needed to pair with classroom teachers and assist facilitating taking kids outside for learning in the garden. No... Read more.
We invite you to walk under the green bean arch just north of the playground to enter our new outdoor classroom – there are so many exciting things to discover. Each grade has a raised garden bed full of veggies they planted last spring, grown around a different theme: K – pizza garden, 1st –... Read more.
Mark your calendars!
Friday, December 11th will be our annual Parents Night Out Fundraiser.
Kindergarten and first grade teachers will babysit your children and feed them dinner while you go out. This event will be from 5-8 p.m. in the Van Hise gyms and cafeteria.... Read more.