• Read-a-thon Success

    Posted by Julie Altemose on 12/10/2017 11:45:00 AM

    We had an amazing Read-a-thon this year!  We had more Hawk Readers than ever and students worked hard to meet the Principal's Challenge by reading 486,959 minutes!  Below is the link to a slideshow that captures some of the fun reading events we organized this month!



    Since students met the Principal's Challenge, we were entertained by Mr. Buzzell and Mr. Lindemann as they went head to head in Minute To Win It races!   Here is the link to that event!  


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  • Author Jason Chin visits Mary Hogan

    Posted by Julie Altemose on 12/4/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Jason Chin was at Mary Hogan on Monday, November 27th!   We heard about his newest book Grand Canyon.  Students enjoyed his presentation during school, and many families saw him at the Ilsley Library!

     A link to photos from his day in Middlebury are found here.  Jason Chin Photos

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  • College Students Reading with Mary Hogan Friends

    Posted by Julie Altemose on 11/10/2017 2:00:00 PM

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  • Author Jan Reynolds

    Posted by Julie Altemose on 11/9/2017 11:00:00 AM

    Author/Photographer/Adventurer, Jan Reynolds came to visit Mary Hogan School.  She gave a multimedia presentation about her travels and explorations of cultures around the world.  Our children "visited" the Himalayas, the Sahara, the Arctic Circle, Australia, Mongolia, and the Amazon.  She has written many books based on her travels.  Students enjoyed reading the book Celebrate!  in library class.


    Jan Reynolds with a 1st grade class          Jan's presentation to 5th and 6th graders

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  • Family Reading Night

    Posted by Julie Altemose on 10/31/2017

    Follow the link below for more information and the permission slip for year's Family Book Club. 

    Family Book Club

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  • Author Visit with Kate Messner

    Posted by Julie Altemose on 10/16/2017

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    Kate Messner visited our school October 9th!  Students enjoyed hearing about Kate's newest books  The Exact Location of Home and The Seventh Wish.

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  • Hour of Code!

    Posted by Julie Altemose on 12/6/2016

    What is the Hour of Code?

    Hour of Code is a global movement impacting tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Every hour of code exposes the students to fundamental computing concepts on a level playing field, starting with the earliest learners, inspiring today’s generation of students to build technology.

    Why is this important?

    Developing computational skills is important for modern learning. Coding calls for problem-solving, creativity and communication. By nurturing these skills, you will grow more confident, competent students. Having your class participate in the Hour of Code activities will introduce your students to a world of possibilities. Embedding coding in your curriculum develops skills that are used across a wide variety of disciplines. You will be supporting student efficacy, resilience, and engagement.


    Watch Mary Hogan Students Code!

    Students began with unplugged activites using tiles on the floor.  Everyone got a turn to be a robot and a turn to be a coder!

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    Than we moved on to coding Bee-Bots! Check out the pictures below.


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    For more information about the Hour of Code follow this link

    Or check out some of the Unplugged activites we are using.

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  • Author Tamara Ellis Smith visits with Mary Hogan 6th Graders

    Posted by Julie Altemose on 10/25/2016

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    Our students had a wonderful presentation with Tamara.   She loved to write from a very young age and encouraged our students to follow their passions!  She told them in order to be successful, "you need PASSION, GRIT, and SELF-DISCIPLINE!

    She described her writing process.  First, she picks her characters, then place, and then plot!  Tam shared with sudents that it was 10 years and 25 drafts later before Another Kind of Hurricane was published.   



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  • Jon Chad

    Posted by Julie Altemose on 10/25/2016



    Cartoonist, Jon Chad, shared his process of writing graphic novels.  

    Jon's newest book!        Leo Geo and the Cosmic Crisis    LEO GEO

    Students loved holding his thumbnails and prints.  

    He is now working on a new book called Solar System!!

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  • We are getting ready for some special Author Visits!

    Posted by Julie Altemose on 10/1/2016

    We are excited that some terrific authors are coming to Mary Hogan School.

    Susan Hood  October 3rd

    Jon Chad October 19th

    Tamara Ellis Smith October 25

    Kate Messner November 7th


    If you would like to pre-order some copies of their books,  use this Book Order Form

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