HORIZON SCHOOLS HOST STATEHOUSE STEM FAIR

Students from across Ohio gather to show projects, meet with legislators

COLUMBUS, OH 5/19/15– Horizon Schools hosted students from 14 schools at the Statehouse yesterday for STEM project day.

Students showed science projects ranging from a machine that created a tornado from dry ice to a 3-D printing demonstration to a life size hover craft powered by leaf blowers.  Elementary, middle and high school students from Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo, Cleveland and Youngstown participated.

Legislators, legislative staff, parents, teachers and State Auditor David Yost took in the presentations and discussed projects with the students.

Columbus area communications manager Kristin Sony helped organize the event.

“This is our second year at the statehouse and we’ve found that the legislators really enjoy getting to know the kids and see their work,” Sony said. “The hovercraft is always popular and this year Auditor Yost seemed to truly enjoy a demonstration about magnetic acceleration.”

Regional Superintendent for Columbus Horizon Schools David Disli says that the event took on a different air this year after months of complaints from anti-charter school forces and being cleared by the Department of Education.

“We did this event last year before the complaints started and we wanted to keep it going for the sake of the students who work hard on their projects,” Sony said. “And it was important for legislators to meet and talk with Horizon students instead of only hearing from and taking the word of people with a political ax to grind.”

Horizon schools have long taken a lead in STEM education in Ohio.  In April, they hosted their 12th annual CONSEF science and engineering fair in Cleveland featuring over 800 attendees and 26 “best in class” award winners.

Several of those set up at the statehouse on Monday were CONSEF participants.

For more information about Horizon Schools, visit ConceptSchools.org. For information about CONSEF visit www.CONSEF.org

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HORIZON SCIENCE ACADEMY DAYTON HIGH SCHOOL HOSTS COLLEGE FAIR 

Dayton, OH   March 9, 2015- Horizon Science Academy Dayton High School hosted a College Fair for all of its students on Wednesday, March 4th.   This is an event that Dayton High School holds annually giving students and parents the chance to talk to Admissions Officers at many schools and perhaps even the school of their choice.  Mrs. Derya Ozer, the school’s college counselor, worked very hard to coordinate the event so that all students would have the opportunity to learn about colleges.  Many of the colleges who attended were from the state of Ohio, but there were a few who traveled from out of state to attend the college fair.

Students in grades nine through twelve and their parents were invited to attend.  The fair was held from 8 to 11 in the school’s cafeteria.  Students were invited in with their classmates to talk to the 20 colleges who came to the event. Admission’s and Recruiting Officers attended from Bowling Green State University, Wright State University ROTC, Walsh University, University of Dayton, Miami University, Liberty University, Indiana University East, DeVry University, Antioch College, University of Cincinnati, Rio Grande, Ohio State University, Indiana Tech, Ball State University, Clark State, Wilmington College, and Wright State University, ITT Tech, Central State University, and Sinclair Community College, and Wilberforce. They were able to ask questions to the Admissions staff and learn about each school’s admission requirements and process.  Many of the tables were very crowded throughout the day.  Students and parents were also able to learn about some schools that they had not thought of before this event.  It was amazing to see all of the interaction happening between the college representatives and HSA Dayton High’s students.  Horizon Science Academy works very hard to provide all students with the tools and knowledge they will need to continue their educational journey after high school.   The school’s ability to put on this college fair was just one step providing those tools and knowledge.

HORIZON SCIENCE ACADEMY DAYTON AND CINCINNATI REGION HOLD SPELLING BEE

Cincinnati, OH   February 4, 2015 –  On Tuesday, February 3rd, Horizon Science Academy Cincinnati hosted the Regional Spelling Bee.  Spellers in grades third – eighth came from all four schools in the region to compete.  All of the schools had already held a school spelling bee and sent those top spellers to the Regional Bee.  There was some really tough competition this year!

The Regional Spelling Bee was organized by the Spelling Bee Coordinator in Cincinnati, Ms. Heather Wiseman.  She created two groups, grades three through five competed first and then grades six through eight competed after lunch.  Once the first group had their numbers on and the rules of the Spelling Bee were explained, which were the same as the National Script Spelling Bee, the spelling bonanza was underway!

During the third through fifth grade bee, many students worked extremely hard to sound out their words and use their knowledge of spelling patterns!  The spellers went through sixteen rounds before there was a winner declared!  Each of the schools who competed had a student in the top three finalists.  Caleb Strayhorn, a fifth grader from Horizon Science Academy Cincinnati, received first place for his spelling of the word “electric”.  The second place medal went Ozzhan Makhmudov, a fifth grader from Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown.  Third placed was awarded to Chase Fisher, a fifth grader from Horizon Science Academy Dayton Elementary.

During the sixth through eighth grade bee, the competition got really intense!  It took almost thirty rounds to get a winner!  The top three spellers had to continue spelling for many rounds because that championship word was so elusive. Finally after all of the rounds, joys, and frustrations, Paradize Black spelled her championship word “grizzled” correctly!  Paradize is a seventh grader from Horizon Science Academy Cincinnati.  Second place went again to a student from Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown, a sixth grader, Khadiza Kuchiyev.  Third was awarded to MiAsia Booker, a seventh grader from Horizon Science Academy Cincinnati.

All of the spellers in the competition worked their very hardest to spell their words correctly and we applaud their efforts!  Congratulations to all of the spellers who were the best from their individual schools and got to compete in the Regional Spelling Bee!   Special congratulations go to our top three spellers in each of the groups!

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HEADLINE: HORIZON SCIENCE ACADEMY DAYTON HIGH ROBOTICS TEAM PLACES SECOND IN DAYTON FTC TOURNAMENT

Horizon Science Academy – Dayton High’s FTC Team-The HSA Hawks traveled to Springboro, OH on January 18-19, to participate in the Dayton, OH FIRST FTC (First Tech Challenge) Qualifier Tournament.  The Ohio Qualifier Tournaments and the local teams who compete here are considered some of the most difficult. Every year, from these qualifying tournaments in Ohio, multiple teams have gone on to win the FIRST FTC World Championships.  Knowing this, our team has been working really hard during the last couple weeks preparing for this tournament.

Our team stayed focused and tried to win every match to secure a spot in the top eight to be able to go the semifinals.  HSA Hawks won their last few matches and placed 8th in the first round of the tournament advancing the team to the semifinals.  During the semifinals the team was victorious again and qualified for the finals!  The final match was hard fought and the HSA Hawks got second place, earning the “Final Alliance” award trophy!  The team will be competing next week in the Columbus, OH FIRST FTC Tournament!  We wish them all the best of luck! Go HSA Hawks!

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HEADLINE: Dignitaries to visit Horizon Science Academy Community Lunch

 

Senator Peggy Lehner will keynote the luncheon ceremony at Horizon Science Academy Dayton High School (250 Shoup Mill Road in Harrison Township) today at 1 p.m. Celebrated guests including state, county, township, and city administrators as well as parents, students, and faculty members will be treated to a hard hat tour of the new construction.

Dayton’s Horizon Science Academy High School currently serves the needs of students in grades 7-12. The new building will accommodate a separate facility for elementary school students. Upon completion this fall, Horizon Science Academy will be able to serve over 500 students in grades K-12, all on the same campus which includes a new gymnasium and football field. Mr. Ugur Zengince, Director of Horizon Science Academy Dayton High School, is proud of the rapid growth of his school. “Dayton families are excited about our high academic standards in math and science and the impressive track record of other Horizon Science Academy schools throughout Ohio. We truly appreciate their support and trust. Our mission is to provide every student with a high-quality education that prepares them for college.”

HEADLINE: Horizon Science Academy High School Making Major Expansion

 

A host of Dayton business and community leaders will join keynote speaker Senator Peggy Lehner at the groundbreaking ceremony of Horizon Science Academy Dayton High School at 250 Shoup Mill Road in Harrison Township. The luncheon ceremony and hard hat tour will be Friday, April 20th at 1 p.m.

Dayton’s Horizon Science Academy High School currently serves the needs of students in grades 7-12. The new building will accommodate a separate facility for elementary school students. Upon completion this fall, Horizon Science Academy will be able to serve over 500 students in grades K-12, all on the same campus which includes a new gymnasium and football field.

Mr. Ugur Zengince, Director of Horizon Science Academy Dayton High School, is proud of the rapid growth of his school. “Dayton families are excited about our high academic standards in math and science and the impressive track record of other Horizon Science Academy schools throughout Ohio. We truly appreciate their support and trust. Our mission is to provide every student with a high-quality education that prepares them for college.”

HEADLINE: SENATOR LEHNER SCHEDULED TO VISIT HORIZON SCIENCE ACADEMY

Senator Peggy Lehner, along with several other county and city dignitaries, is scheduled to visit Horizon Science Academy Dayton High School during the April 20th Community Luncheon which will highlight the school’s investment in the community with the construction and expansion of the campus. By combining with the elementary school and building a new gymnasium and football field, the school will provide educational services for over 500 children grades K-12 on one campus beginning this fall to help busy families.

Members of the media are also invited as guests to the event and should RSVP by April 16th to Kellie Kochensparger via e-mail at kkochensparger@horizondayton.org with their credentials.

YOU ARE INVITED TO AN OPEN HOUSE AT HORIZON SCIENCE ACADEMY

Open enrollment for the 2012-2013 academic year at Horizon Science Academy Dayton High School is starting with a series of Open Houses to allow prospective families the opportunity to tour the school and ask questions about the rigorous academic curriculum that has resulted in unparalleled success for many of the school’s graduates. The Saturday Open House events will be held from 10 a.m.-12 noon on 3/17, 3/31, 4/14, 4/28, 5/12, and 6/2. No appointment is necessary. Students entering grades 7-12 for the upcoming academic year are invited to attend with their parents.

Horizon Science Academy Dayton High School provides students in grades 7 through 12 with a high-quality academic and social environment focused on rigorous instruction and high student expectations with an emphasis on science, math and technology. For additional information, please visit our website:www.hs.horizondayton.org.

Horizon Science Academy Dayton High School is managed by Concept Schools. Concept Schools is a Chicago based not-for-profit management organization that currently manages 27 high quality charter schools with math, science, and technology focus. For more information on Concept please visit: www.conceptschools.org.

Horizon Students Bring Home Awards!

 

Horizon Science Academy Dayton High School students took home several awards from the 9th Annual Concept Science and Engineering Fair (CONSEF) which was held in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday.

Winners include:

1st place: Jasmine Jones 2nd place: Mammat Vallazov, Ismail Ismailov, Gullizar Sariyeva, Zuleykha Aslanova, and Ataul Osama 3rd place: Qais-Kahlil Rahim and LaShea Howard Honorable Mention: Asya Akhmedova and Lachuana Hunter

Students worked under the guidance of faculty members Mrs. Danielle Sharp, Mr. Taner Budiyar, and Mr. Ali Ozer to prepare their projects for CONSEF. The mission of the Concept Schools Science & Engineering Fair is to increase public awareness in science, math, and engineering. Concept believes that every school has the potential to shine in science, math, and engineering, and therefore encourage every school to share their experiences, talents, and abilities with other schools through this unique platform.

Horizon Science Academy Dayton High School provides students in grades 7 through 12 with a high-quality academic and social environment focused on rigorous instruction and high student expectations with an emphasis on science, math and technology. For additional information, please visit our website: www.horizondayton.org.

 

HORIZON STUDENTS CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Ohio State University’s “Weekend Warrior” and Director of Off Campus Student Services, Mr. Willie Young, will visit Horizon Science Academy Dayton High School students today as they continue their celebration of Black History Month. He will meet with students in an assembly for grades 10-12 to share his life story and to encourage them to seek out educational opportunities, most notably to set their sights on achieving a college degree. Perhaps best known for his photographic memory and passionate regard for the safety of thousands of off campus O.S.U. students, he interacts daily with the college crowd and serves as a trend spotter and community liaison to help students interact more positively within their communities. Mr. Young was a recipient of the 2003 Distinguished Staff Award at The Ohio State University and continues the tradition of excellence in his daily work. His story is one of true inspiration as he worked his way out of poverty with higher education through pure grit and determination. By helping students understand the personal histories of successful living individuals, Horizon connects students with role models who can support their future academic goals and dreams.

Horizon Science Academy Dayton High School provides students in grades 7 through 12 with a high-quality academic and social environment focused on rigorous instruction and high student expectations with an emphasis on science, math and technology. For additional information, please visit our website:www.hs.horizondayton.org.

Horizon Science Academy Dayton High School is managed by Concept Schools. Concept Schools is a Chicago based not-for-profit management organization that currently manages 27 high quality charter schools with math, science, and technology focus. For more information on Concept please visit: www.conceptschools.org.

 

Horizon Science Academy Dayton High School is managed by Concept Schools. Concept Schools is a Chicago based not-for-profit management organization that currently manages 27 high quality charter schools with math, science, and technology focus. For more information on Concept please visit: www.conceptschools.org.

Location: Horizon Science Academy, 250 Shoup Mill Road, Dayton, OH 45415
Date: Saturday Mar 17, 2012 through Saturday Jun 02, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.

Hawks Score & Soar to Victory Again!

 

From Athletic Director Ryan Davis:

On January 23rd, the Horizon Science Academy Dayton High School Varsity Hawks got their 4th win in a row with a great game against Mount Vernon Academy. After a slow first 3 quarters, the Hawks turned it on in the 4th. It was tied 38-38 through the 3rd. The Hawks outscored the Eagles 26-9 for a final score of 64 – 47. The Hawks were led by D’Earius Grigsby with 21 points and Jerome Heath with 14 points. The Hawks can be seen in action next on January 31st against Horizon Science Academy Cincinnati.

 

 

 

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