The end of the school year often looks like this montage of Lucille Ball emoji-like faces… all over the place! In these last 22 days of school, let’s fully engage with all of our emotions and end the year laughing. :-) Have a great week! –Dr. Shyla. ************************************* Noteworthy Upcoming Dates: Date(s) Notes April 26-May 26 MCAP Testing (See schedule below) Monday, May 30 NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day Thursday, June 2 Spring Fling, 3:00- 6:00 PM Wednesday June 8 NEW DATE Spring Gallery Night, 6:00 -8:00 PM Thursday, June 9 8th Grade Graduation, 6:30 - 8:00 PM Monday, June 13, [...]
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This weekend, I pondered the question, “What does it mean to mother?” For many years, I “mothered” students, nieces/nephews, godchildren, and my pets. I made great efforts to love them, nurture them, and support them in who they were and who they would become. As our country celebrated Mother’s Day yesterday, you might have reached out to folks who are mothers in the traditional sense in your life. As you consider what it means to “mother”, I wonder if there might be any other people you might want to contact and share gratitude for in your life? What might you say [...]
This school year, Jerred Anderson has partnered with DewMore, a local organization whose mission is to use art as a tool to increase civic engagement in marginalized communities throughout Greater Baltimore. Students met with their teaching artist, Mecca, and Mr. Jerred each week at CNH after school to develop their own personal poems. This weekend, the students and Mr Jerred spent the weekend at the Dew More poetry festival where they were able to perform their poems in front of (and be cheered by) peers from other schools, community members, and professional poets. What an amazing opportunity for our students! Thank [...]
The Earth Day Celebration on Saturday was wonderful! We had students, parents/guardians, City Neighbors High School students here to help clean-up the neighborhood, plant native flowers and plants, make art about the earth, make t-shirts, and relax to some great music. THANK YOU to the Community Relations and Facilities committees for making this event happen again this year! Have a great week! –Dr. Shyla. ************************************* Noteworthy Upcoming Dates: Date(s) Notes April 26-May 26 MCAP Testing (See schedule below) Wednesday--Friday, May 4, 5, 6 1 PM Dismissal each day for Progress Report Conferences Saturday, May 7 CNH Spring Fling Friday, May 13 [...]
40 40 school days left of this incredible school year. 40 more school days where I will serve as principal of CNH. This leaves me with a series of questions – How will we end this school year strong for the students? How will we end our time working together? How will we connect as a larger community? How will we prepare ourselves and our school to help the next principal transition with success to CNH? How will we care for each other? As we return to school, after 10 days with beautiful Spring weather and (hopefully) some rest and reflection, [...]
What an amazing weekend we had at CNH. Friday afternoon, we kicked off the weekend with a 3rd through 5th grade steel drum performance from our weeklong artist residency with Mr. Kevin. Saturday morning, we were right back at school with Breakfast With Your Sweetheart eating brunch prepared by Ms. Keara, making our own CNH Gear t-shirts, and having fun on a beautiful day. My soul feels replenished from being able to spend time with students and their families in these wonderful ways! We have many more opportunities for gathering and reconnecting as a community coming up this Spring. Have [...]
Earlier today, the high school steel drum band, led by Shakia Paylor, performed for our 3rd through 5th grade students who are engaging with a steel drum artist-residency in their classes. The high schoolers worked with this artist resident last Fall as a kick-off to their steel drum program, and now CNH students get to work with him as well! It was so wonderful to see the two schools come together in this shared experience. This weeklong event marks the beginning of a number of ways that we are building community, opening up the walls of our classroom, and getting in [...]
Aaaaahhhhh, Spring is sprouting all around us. Days are longer and warmer, and we begin to be a part of this world again. I took this picture when returning home from a 5 mile walk with my husband and daughter on Saturday — totally in love with this moment when Spring dips its toe into the end of hibernating Winter. So great. This week, try to stop and literally smell the Spring erupting around you. Enjoy! Have a great week! –Dr. Shyla. ************************************* Noteworthy Upcoming Dates: Date(s) Notes Saturday, April 2, 10:00-1:00 Enjoy breakfast with your sweethearts from 10:00-11:00 with live [...]
Message about Principal Candidates We are now at the phase of bringing Principal Candidates to our school campus to meet our community… and to have our community tell us what you think. Please read the message below from Mike. And please join us on Zoom from 12:00-12:30 to ask each candidate questions and get to know them a little bit! March 14, 2022 Dear City Neighbors Hamilton community, We are writing to update you again on the Principal Search process. The CNH Principal Hiring Committee has been hard at work, dedicating nearly 20 hours in just the last two weeks [...]
Family Arts Night was so much fun! It was so great to see the A-Team learning in action and hear students describe what they learned. Thank you, all, for joining Family Arts Night and celebrating with our students. I am eternally grateful for the amazing Arts & Athletic instruction at CNH and for our dedicated staff who made this possible. This event is a tremendous labor of love for Ms. Cohen, Ms. Breai, and Mr. Bush – Please let them know how much you enjoyed Family Arts Night! We look forward to more events for celebrating our students and community [...]