Hoover MYP News & Events

HHS Global Engage is HERE!  (10/3/17)

Hoover’s goal of developing internationally-minded students is moving closer!  Each month, students and staff will engage with one of the United Nations’ global goals.  These areas of focus include ‘peace’, the eradication of poverty, and welfare of children…just to name a few!

Students will experience HHS Global Engage in a variety of ways, but the purpose is always the same – educating our students to become caring members of a better and more peaceful world.  In September, students were greeted at the front doors with wristbands that reminded them of this goal and provided a social media hashtag for use when sharing their experiences (#hhsglobalengage).


Here are the focuses for the remainder of this semester:

October – poverty eradication

November – children’s welfare

December – worldwide HIV/AIDS awareness

January – environmental education

MYP Personal Project News (8/19/17)

All 10th graders are expected to complete the IB-MYP Personal Project as a demonstration of their learning while a part of the Meredith-Hoover MYP partnership.  Last spring, most 9th graders signed up for their personal project supervisor during the final Husky Time home base days.

Beginning in September, communications about the Project, requirements, topic suggestions and other pertinent information will be sent home to all 10th graders and their families.  The projects will be completed between October and February, with the Personal Project Expo happening early next spring.

Students will soon meet with their Personal Project supervisor.  Personal Project supervisors are not experts in the student’s topic of choice, that of a mentor and “cheerleader” throughout the project.  Meetings between supervisors and students will be scheduled at various times during the year with the purpose of guiding and motivating students to successful completion of the project.

Meet N’ Greet – Your New Subject Group Leadership Team (8/19/17)

With just one year until the Hoover-Meredith partnership’s IB evaluation visit, we have lots of work to do in preparation for this important event.  To accomplish some of this work, and to serve as leaders in PLC and department work around IB/MYP, we have put in place an MYP Subject Group Leadership Team.

Team members include:  Danielle Baugh (arts), Chris Knee (design), Alex Caskey (math), Scott Nichols (individuals & societies), Jon Rubino (language & literature), Karina Suarez-Luna (language acquisition), Jon Means (PE and health), and Vince Lane (sciences).

Process Journals Galore! (8/19/17)

The purpose of process journals is to encourage student experimentation and critical thinking. As the visual arts and performing arts are very practical subjects, it is important to find a way to record not only finished creations, but also students’ thoughts, processes and research as they work, and their reflections afterwards.

Throughout the five years of the MYP programme students use the process journal as a personal record of their ideas and individual development through the creative process. The process journal should demonstrate evidence of process, product, evaluation, awareness of the areas of interaction and other interdisciplinary activities.

At Hoover, our Arts teachers use process journals extensively to document student learning.  In band and orchestra, students create and evaluate music.  In visual arts, students “practice” skills and techniques in their process journals before creating their final project.  As your Hoover MYP student how he/she is using Process Journals in class work.


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