What is educational programming?
Each year the PTO sponsors 1-2 programs for each grade. The Educational Programming Committee works with grade level teachers to research and understand the curriculum, source relevant educational programs, and handle the scheduling. Every student at Heights participates and benefits from these exciting and education-enriching programs.
Just a few examples of past programs:
Moose Hill’s Maple Sugaring
Moose Hill (Field Trip): The Signs of the Season and Senses Galore
Discovery Museum’s Physical Changes of Matter
Discovery Museum’s Weather and Climate Program
Discovery Museum’s Sound Waves Program
Museum of Science Starlab
Historical performance: Susan B Anthony
Historical performance: Anne Frank
Physical Changes in Matter via the Discovery Museum. The children had the opportunity to learn about solids, liquids and gases in a hands on workshop using dry ice and liquid nitrogen.
The second and third grade students were treated to a historical performance/ presentation by Sheryl Faye, Susan B Anthony for Grades 2&3, and Anne Frank for Grade 4&5.
Educational Programming Committee
Andi has been managing the educational programming since 2015. 2019-2020 is her last year as the educational programming coordinator, but Heights students will reap the benefits of her hard work for years to come!
Andi was a first grade teacher for 18 years. She and her husband have an Eighth grader and a Fifth grader at Heights. She will truly miss spending time with all involved, especially PTO.
Jen joined the educational programming committee in the year 2019-2020. She has since been in charge of communicating with teachers, admin and organizations to schedule and coordinate programming.
Jen loves to be outdoors and to travel with her husband and two wonderful children. She enjoys cooking for (and eating with) her family and friends, and is passionate about traveling, animals, outdoor adventures!
Vinu became the co-coordinator, along with Jen, in the year . He is passionate about education and the community.
Vinu has a fifth and a second grader. Vinu is also an involved community member, assisting and coaching in the Sharon Youth Cricket Association, being the treasurer for the Sharon Adults Cricket Club, and running a children's LEGO team. He enjoys reading and traveling with his wife and children.