When you join or donate to the HES PTA, what does that money go toward? One of the many ways that the PTA supports our students and our school is to support our teachers.
In June after school let out for students, three HES teachers went to school themselves to take a class. Sue Riebman, Nicole Entwistle, and Tracy Battle attended a professional development seminar/workshop with support from the HES PTA. The two-day workshop was put on by Creative Mathematics.
Ms. Riebman said, “This was one of the best math workshops I have been to. I learned over 30+ games that will help the children learn and practice every topic that we will cover throughout the year. I was also able to purchase some of the materials and tools that we will use for these games that I can share with my team. I am looking forward to sharing all these games with my K – 5 teacher friends at our staff meeting when we return back to school. Thank you so much. It was greatly appreciated.”
This isn’t the only teacher workshop that the PTA supports. More HES teachers will be spending time this summer at professional development workshops, with assistance from the PTA. And when school starts in August, our teachers will be excitedly awaiting the opportunity to try out their new skills on our students!