• Dear Families of Hannah Gibbons,

    Spring is here and excitement is in the air as we continue to have a wonderful year of learning here at Hannah Gibbons. As always, we greatly appreciate the combined efforts of all as we support our students in successfully meeting the highest of standards set before them! It is imperative that our scholars are present each day and eager to actively participate in applying the purposeful teaching and learning taking place.

    It is the time of year for children to go outside and enjoy the warmer weather.  Children will play outside during recess as part of their educational day. Please remember to have your child wear sneakers so she/he has a safe experience outside during recess. We know that as the weather warms, some of our students may have your permission to walk or ride their bikes home from school. Recently, your student will bring home an evening transportation form. Please use this form to let us know how you plan to have your student get home for the remainder of the school year. We want to make sure that our students arrive home safely every night and that they are walking or riding their bikes with your permission. Please send the form back to school with your student and we will update our records.

    It is time for the Ohio State Tests for scholars in grades 3-8. As we continue testing over the course of the next few weeks, please encourage all students to eat a healthy breakfast, either at home or school, so that they have the energy they need to successfully complete the test (think marathon, not race)! Also, parents please remind students to take their time, and respond to each part of the question (looking carefully for multi-step problems), and use scrap paper to workout solutions!

    Our Ohio State Testing Schedule is included below:
    Monday 4/8 - 4th grade ELA Part 1
    Tuesday 4/9 - 5th grade & Mr. Swoope ELA Part 1
    Wednesday 4/10 - 8th grade ELA Part 1
    Thursday 4/11 - 3rd grade ELA Part 1
    Friday 4/12 - 6th grade ELA Part 1

    Monday 4/15 - 7th grade ELA Part 1
    Tuesday 4/16 - 6th grade ELA Part 2
    Wednesday 4/17 - 8th grade ELA Part 2
    Thursday 4/18 - 7th grade ELA Part 2

    Tuesday 4/23 - 4th grade & 3rd grade ELA Part 2
    Wednesday 4/24 - 5th grade ELA Part 2
    Thursday 4/25 - OST Make Ups for ELA
    Thursday 4/25 - 7th grade Math Part 1
    Friday 4/26 - OST Make Ups for ELA
    Friday 4/26 - 6th grade Math Part 1

    Monday 4/29 - 3rd & 4th grade Math Part 1
    Tuesday 4/30 - 8th grade & Swoope Math Part 1
    Wednesday 5/1 - 5th grade Math Part 1
    Wednesday 5/1 - 8th grade Science Part 1
    Thursday 5/2 - 7th grade Math Part 2
    Friday 5/3 - 6th grade Math Part 2
    Friday 5/3 - 5th grade Science Part 1

    All of the assessments align with the Ohio Learning Standards and are administered to help us understand how children are progressing in their learning.  This data also assists in making curriculum decisions at both the district and school level.

    To ensure your children are prepared for the assessments, here are some suggestions:

    • Encourage your child to try his/her best!
    • Help your child get a good night's sleep and have a good breakfast in the morning.
    • Help your child with time management.
    • Remind your child to read carefully.
    • Remind your child to check his/her work.

    As always, I thank you for choosing Hannah Gibbons STEM School to educate your child(ren). If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at Gregory.adkins@clevelandmetroschools.org or 216.838.0750.


    Greg Adkins, Principal