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.

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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

 

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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Contact: J.K. Anderson
Public Relations and Communication Associate
Phone: 513-242-0099
E-mail: james.anderson@horizoncincy.org

Ohio Secretary of State visits Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH May 18, 2012
qOhio Secretary of State Jon Husted will address students at Horizon Science Academy, Monday, May 21, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. He will discuss the importance of voting, how to register to vote and how to get involved by working at the polls. Many seniors, throughout the state of Ohio, will have the opportunity to participate in the electoral process for the first time this year.
The school is located at 1055 Laidlaw Avenue, Bond Hill.
Horizon Science Academy Cincinnati provides students in grades K 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.horizoncincy.org.
Horizon Science Academy Cincinnati is managed by Concept Schools. Concept Schools is a Chicago based not-for-profit management organization that currently manages 27 high quality, tuition-free charter schools with a math, science, and technology focus. For more information on Concept please visit www.conceptschools.org.

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Contact: J.K. Anderson

Public Relations and Communication Associate

Phone: 513-242-0099

E-mail: james.anderson@horizoncincy.org

 

Energy Guys Come to Horizon

Cincinnati, OH March 6, 2012

The Energy Guys are coming to Horizon Science Academy!!! They educate their audience as they entertain them by performing fun filled, high energy demonstrations. They will be performing for the elementary students today, March 6, 2012, at 11:30.

The school is located at 1055 Laidlaw Avenue, Bond Hill.

Horizon Science Academy Cincinnati provides students in grades K 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.horizoncincy.org.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact: J.K. Anderson

Public Relations and Communication Associate

Phone: 513-242-0099

E-mail: james.anderson@horizoncincy.org

 

Blues in the Schools comes to Horizon

Cincinnati, OH March 7, 2012

Blues in the Schools comes to Horizon Science Academy. The group will perform for the students today, March 7, 2012, at 9am. Come hear the music and see the faces as the students expand their music horizon.

The school is located at 1055 Laidlaw Avenue, Bond Hill.

Horizon Science Academy Cincinnati provides students in grades K 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.horizoncincy.org.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: J.K. Anderson
Public Relations and Communication Associate
Phone: 513-242-0099
E-mail: james.anderson@horizoncincy.org

Marc Curnutte brings Haiti to Horizon
Cincinnati, OH March 23, 2012
Cincinnati Enquirer reporter and author Marc Curnutte will visit Horizon Science Academy, 1055 Laidlaw Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio. He will be addressing students about his experience in Haiti chronicled in his most recent book “A Promise in Haiti” (Vanderbilt University Press). He will bring his post-earthquake, eye opening, Haitian experience, including pictures, to the students, Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 9 a.m. The students will hear his firsthand account of the conditions and daily struggles many Haitians face.
Horizon Science Academy Cincinnati provides students in grades K 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.horizoncincy.org.
Horizon Science Academy Cincinnati is managed by Concept Schools. Concept Schools is a Chicago based not-for-profit management organization that currently manages 27 high quality, tuition-free charter schools with a math, science, and technology focus. For more information on Concept please visit www.conceptschools.org.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: J.K. Anderson
Public Relations and Communication Associate
Phone: 513-242-0099
E-mail: james.anderson@horizoncincy.org

Success Breeds Success!!!
Cincinnati, OH February 15, 2012
Evans N. Nwankwo, President and CEO of Megen Construction Company will address the students at Horizon Science Academy, Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 9 a.m.. Mr. Nwankwo was born the seventh of thirteen children in northern Nigeria. Due to political unrest and a civil war, the family came to America. Despite all of these obstacles, all thirteen children completed their education and went on to college. In 1982, Mr. Nwankwo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction Engineering and joined Turner Construction Company. In 1993, he started Megen Construction Company. Today, Megen Construction Company is an award winning firm and is involved in many of Greater Cincinnati’s most important and unique projects. Mr. Nwankwo will bring his brand of success, his values of education and his hope for our youth to the students at Horizon Science Academy. The school is located at 1055 Laidlaw Avenue, Bond Hill.
Horizon Science Academy Cincinnati provides students in grades K 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: http//www.horizoncincy.org.
Horizon Science Academy Cincinnati is managed by Concept Schools. Concept Schools is a Chicago based not-for-profit management organization that currently manages 27 high quality, tuition-free charter schools with a math, science, and technology focus. For more information on Concept please visit www.conceptschools.org.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: J.K. Anderson
Public Relations and Communication Associate
Phone: 513-242-0099
E-mail: james.anderson@horizoncincy.org

Councilman Christopher Smitherman addresses Horizon Science Academy students
Cincinnati, OH February 3, 2012
Councilman Christopher Smitherman will address the students at Horizon Science Academy, Monday, February 6, 2012 at 9 a.m… He will be the first speaker to address the student body as the students celebrate Black History Month. Councilman Smitherman made Cincinnati history in 2011 as he became the first known African American elected to Cincinnati City Council without a political party endorsement. Also, he is the only city councilman to hold the position as president of the local chapter of the N.A.A.C.P. while serving on city council. Making history runs in the Smitherman family. His father, the late Dr. Herbert Smitherman Sr., a Tuskegee graduate, was the first African American with a doctorate degree in chemistry hired by Cincinnati based Proctor and Gamble. Horizon Science Academy is located at 1055 Laidlaw Avenue, Bond Hill.
Horizon Science Academy Cincinnati provides students in grades K 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: http//www.horizoncincy.org.
Horizon Science Academy Cincinnati is managed by Concept Schools. Concept Schools is a Chicago based not-for-profit management organization that currently manages 27 high quality, tuition-free charter schools with a math, science, and technology focus. For more information on Concept please visit www.conceptschools.org.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: J.K. Anderson
Public Relations and Communication Associate
Phone: 513-242-0099
E-mail: james.anderson@horizoncincy.org

Horizon Seniors Celebrate $1,014,600.00 in Scholarships!!!
Cincinnati, OH February 10, 2012
Horizon Science Academy seniors have received over one million dollars in scholarship offers for their college education. The twenty two students in the class of 2012 have worked hard throughout their high school years and it is now paying off. Mr. Icel, the school director, is having a luncheon for the students and parents to celebrate this remarkable achievement and we are inviting you to join us. The luncheon will be Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. It will be held on campus, located at 1055 Laidlaw Avenue, Bond Hill. Come on out, talk to the students and join in with us celebrating their success. I now call the class of 2012, the Horizon Millionaires.
Horizon Science Academy Cincinnati provides students in grades K 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: http//www.horizoncincy.org.
Horizon Science Academy Cincinnati is managed by Concept Schools. Concept Schools is a Chicago based not-for-profit management organization that currently manages 27 high quality, tuition-free charter schools with a math, science, and technology focus. For more information on Concept please visit www.conceptschools.org.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: J.K. Anderson
Public Relations and Communication Associate
Phone: 513-242-0099
E-mail: james.anderson@horizoncincy.org

Horizon Science Academy Cincinnati- Police Department Reaching Out
Cincinnati, OH January 23, 2012
The Cincinnati Police Department is reaching out to students at Horizon Science Academy. The students will be joined by two members of the police force during lunch, Tuesday, January 24th at the school location, 1055 Laidlaw Avenue, Bond Hill. The lunch time is from 12: 10 to 12:40. The police officers will be discussing “Bullying in School” and detailing information about an art contest dealing with this topic.
In a time when we often see a divide between students and police authorities, it is good to see our police officers take an interest in our youth. They are to be commended.
Horizon Science Academy Cincinnati provides students in grades K 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: http//www.horizoncincy.org.
Horizon Science Academy Cincinnati is managed by Concept Schools. Concept Schools is a Chicago based not-for-profit management organization that currently manages 27 high quality, tuition-free charter schools with a math, science, and technology focus. For more information on Concept please visit www.conceptschools.org.

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