On October 16, 2013 HESD student body and staff of Heber/Dogwood Schools gathered at Heber School to celebrate the academic success of both schools. Students and staff formed the number 839 which symbolizes the new Academic Performance Index (API) for the District. The Imperial County Fire Department assisted the school district by taking an aerial photograph of staff and students forming the number 839.
Extended activities intended to celebrate the academic success of all stakeholders included, Lunch on the Lawn, students’ participation in field day activities, and culminating with a luncheon offered to all staff members for their commitment and hard work.
The community of Heber should be extremely proud of the academic success of the students in the school district. By working together, we will continue to see great things happen at HESDCongratulations to ALL on a job well done!
Dear Parents/Legal Guardians:
We are very excited to welcome everyone back to a new school year. The entire Heber Elementary School District (HESD) staff is looking forward to sharing their enthusiasm of teaching with your children. To those....Continued
Nearly thirty (30) seventh grade students participated in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) summer school academy at Heber School. The STEM summer academy was funded by California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Heber Elementary School District will continue partnering with Cal State Dominguez Hills for the next four years so that future participants may benefit from hands-on STEM education activities.
Students collaborated, communicated, used creativity, and applied critical thinking skills to create bottle rockets. Students discussed theories as to why some rockets worked better than others.
Heber/Dogwood Schools were two of several schools in Imperial County that were recognized by the California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) as Honor Roll Schools.
CBEE was formed in 1998 and its mission is to use the power of data to improve public education and close the achievement gap. The CBEE’s Honor Roll program is supported by numerous businesses and organizations. CBEE recognizes schools that consistently demonstrate high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps. Greg Jones, CBEE Chair and past member of the California State Board of Education stated, “We have schools throughout the state that are getting it right for all students and this should not be a secret .” Jim Lanich, CBEE president expressed the following; “Honor Roll schools are overcoming challenges and obstacles every day for all student and are especially succeeding with kids who have been historically underserved.” I believe these two quotes clearly define the efforts and accomplishments that are ongoing at Heber and Dogwood Schools. Congratulations to all for a fine job!
Jaime Silva, Superintendent
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