Russ Nature Reserve Trip

On October 26th, Kindergarten through 4th graders went on a Seasonal Exploration Hike at Russ Nature Reserve- Green County Parks.  Russ Nature Reserve offers 90 acres of mixed prairie and woodlands with a 4,000-square-foot ranch home to be renovated as a nature education center. The students were excited to learn about the trees and animals […]

Hidden Valley Fruit Farm trip

   On October 13th, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade went on a field trip to Hidden Valley Fruit Farm.  We enjoyed a hay ride, choosing pumpkins, and visiting animals.  The children were very excited and had a wonderful time.  When we left, we went to Partricia Alyn Park and ate lunch.  The playground there […]

Firefighter visit

Firefighter Tim from the Dayton Fire Department came to our school to speak to the K-2 students about fire safety and prevention on Monday October 24,2016. He read fire safety stories to the children, spoke about creating family fire escape plans, and had volunteers demonstrate how to stop, drop, and roll. A couple of students […]

Accelerated Reader Program

Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown has started to use a computerized reading program that tests reading comprehension of our students. Our students select books on their reading level, read independently, and take comprehension reading tests on the computer. Each book is worth a certain number of points based on its length and reading level. Students […]

Bee Keeping

Third grade is abuzz with activity. They are busy researching about honey bees and what the implications of their decline mean for our environment.  On Monday, local beekeepers visited HSADD to talk with students about the decline of honey bees, the importance of honey bees and what our students can do to make a difference. […]

Librarian Visit

Miss Jo, the children’s librarian from the Doren branch of the Montgomery county library came to visit first grade today. She offered library cards that are just for first graders to our students. After parents sign the applications, she will pick them up and bring back their cards. They were very excited and loved having […]

National Anti-Bullying Month

October is National Anti-Bullying month.  We have a no tolerance policy on bullying at HSADD.  During the month of October we had a special assembly, signed pledge cards and pass out bracelets.  The bracelets had reminders of what we can do if we see someone being bullied or are bullied ourselves.  We want to encourage […]

Project-Based Learning

As most Ohioans have cleaned up their vegetable gardens and hung up gardening tools for the year, students at the Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown have been focused on the next growing season. After talking with BCHF School Improvement Specialist Mindy Farry, Horizon staff developed a creative project-based learning plan to engage students and support […]

Winter Concert

We are privileged again this year to have student teachers from Cedarville University help with our Winter Concert.  They began in October teaching the children holiday songs to perform for parents and friends.  Miss Meadows, our art teacher, along with her students, is planning to decorate the auditorium for the concert.  The children are also […]