Archive for the ‘Academics’ Category

Preparing students for college is at the heart of HIS’ program. Our rigorous academics, global awareness, foreign language, inquiry science and fine arts curriculum lays the groundwork for success in high school and college. Beyond academics, we start in Early Childhood teaching our youngest students public speaking skills and organization. In lower school, they learn important time management and self advocacy skills. In middle school, study skills and testing strategies become a major focus for growth. (more…)

Our 4th grade students capped off their fun year of engaging field trips with a bus ride to the Techatticup Mine at Eldorado Canyon, near the state border with Arizona.  This famous gold mine is the oldest and richest in Southern Nevada. (more…)

We Are Over The Moon!

March 29th, 2016

We are quite literally over the moon here at HIS!
We are thrilled to announce our Middle School students came 2nd place in the 3rd Annual Meritas – Nord Anglia Film Competition!
Congratulations to Sydney, Liza, Jordyn and Ryan who created a magnificent short film, called “The Blob”.
Please join us in celebrating the achievements and creativity of our very talented film students. Each student will shortly receive a certificate of participation.
A special thank you goes out to the judges, who selected our winners.
Once again, well done to our students and off course teachers, who participated! (more…)

4th Grade’s Living History Museum

A living history museum is an amazing opportunity for students to shine while making history come alive. Throughout this project students were taught research techniques, how to write a biography, and the importance of preserving our history and heritage. Students researched, created presentations, and became a famous figure from either Nevada or American history. Students researched their famous American, from their lives and accomplishments to the way they dressed, and then became their historical figure. This culminated on March 4th with our second annual Living History Museum. (more…)

The Learning Support Team 

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The role of the Learning Support Team at Henderson International School is to support students at all ability levels and with different learning styles by providing intervention, remediation and enrichment opportunities. We collaborate with teachers in their efforts to advance students with different learning needs within the classroom, and we work with parents, students, and outside professionals in order to better advocate for the needs of all students, in Early Childhood through 8th grades. (more…)

Living History Museum

February 24th, 2016

4th grade students are working hard in preparation for their Living History Museum, next Friday, March 4th. Aligned to our Social Studies, Writing, and Reading standards, they each have been researching a famous American, including many Nevadans, and are creating a performance, a visual, and a technology presentation for the Museum. (more…)

One of our Guiding Principles is Collaborative Efforts. This principle is strongly evident this year in our Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), in which every teacher on our staff is a member of one team, or PLC, organized this year around the subject areas. Last June, each group brainstormed possible goals for the year. In August, after feedback from the Leadership Team, the PLCs zeroed in on two goals each for the year, along with an action plan to achieve those goals. PLCs meet once a month to work toward their goals. (more…)

One heck of a dam adventure

February 11th, 2016

This past Monday morning, the 4th grade students set out on their annual adventure to the Hoover Dam. It was a wonderful field trip. We were lucky to get great weather and the students learned a lot about the history and construction of the dam. The tour started with a video explaining how the dam was built. The construction started in 1931 and took less than five years to complete. The work never stopped – it took nearly 60,000 people working in shifts around the clock. Most of the workers lived in Boulder City, a town built to house the workers. They had two days off each year: Christmas Day and the 4th of July.   (more…)

More world travels… to Germany!

February 10th, 2016

Our Early Childhood students got a special treat this morning when HIS parent Kirsten Dimond led an exciting presentation about her home country of Germany. Kirsten was joined by her daughter Gracie and son Devin. Kirsten and her children are from a small German island called Sylt, which is in the far northern part of the country near Denmark.  (more…)

Flag Raising Ceremony

February 10th, 2016

Henderson International School Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015.

Henderson International School Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015.

The first day of each week, all students and teachers from elementary and middle school come together in our courtyard for a flag raising ceremony and flag salute. Our color guard, made up of 4th – 8th graders, under the direction of Mr. Mike, raise first the U.S. flag, followed by the Nevada flag, then finally our HIS flag, while the Star Spangled Banner plays over the sound system. Finally, one of the color guard leads the entire school in the flag salute. (more…)