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CodeForKids honored as a "2017 Difference Maker" ...

 News  admin  12-Feb-2017  0  1416 reads
CodeForKids honored as a "2017 Difference Maker" Finalist

I'm extremely honored and humbled that I've been selected as one of the finalists of the 2017 Duke Energy Children's Museum Difference Makers

"Duke Energy Children's Museum's Difference Makers Celebration honors youth, adults, businesses and agencies that share our focus to better the lives of...

Starting a Drone Program @ Hays-Porter (Jan. 25, 2016)

 News  admin  25-Jan-2017  0  683 reads
Starting a Drone Program @ Hays-Porter (Jan. 25, 2016)

Future aviation engineers started today their "Drone Program" as part of our "Hays-Porter Computer/Robotics Club" of Code for Kids initiative! 

George Hays-Jennie Porter Elementary is Ohio's first "High-Tech Elementary" School

2016 "Hour of Code": Cincinnati Regional Kick-off ...

 News  admin  01-Dec-2016  0  309 reads
2016 "Hour of Code": Cincinnati Regional Kick-off @ Taft IT High School

We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are...

Hays-Porter High-Tech Elementary School

 Info  admin  21-Nov-2016  0  1163 reads
Hays-Porter High-Tech Elementary School

Hays-Porter High-Tech Elementary School is a public high school located in the West End area of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. It is part of the Cincinnati Public Schools district.

As part of Vision 2020, a three-year plan to improve neighborhood schools, CPS is adding exciting new programs at 7...

Hosting Potential Volunteers for our IT/Robotics Club

 News  admin  25-Oct-2016  0  678 reads
Hosting Potential Volunteers for our IT/Robotics Club

I am so happy that the word is spreading out! Today we hosted a group of potential volunteers from West End Cincinnati, incl. employees from a local company, to share with them what we do! 

They found out about our program and reached out to me to learn more about how they could help! 

This is so...

Latest newsletter from George Hays-Jennie Porter Elementary

 News  admin  21-Oct-2016  0  138 reads
Latest newsletter from George Hays-Jennie Porter Elementary

Latest newsletter from George Hays-Jennie Porter Elementary, Ohio's first High-Tech Elementary School, located in West End Cincinnati

Taft IT High School helping Hays-Porter in coding

 News  admin  17-Oct-2016  0  133 reads
Taft IT High School helping Hays-Porter in coding

More Coding and Robotics at Ohio's first High-Tech Elementary School: the West End Cincinnati's George Hays-Jennie Porter Elementary

So happy to see students from Robert A. Taft Information Technology High School coming to help the Elementary School students!

Thank you Ms.Celietta Beamon and...

Hays-Porter Robotics Competition Team

 News  admin  14-Oct-2016  0  143 reads
Hays-Porter Robotics Competition Team

We are in process of selecting students for the West End Cincinnati's George Hays-Jennie Porter Elementary Robotics Competition Team!

These girls were working hard, stayed focused, so they've made it! 

There will be several more students, probably 15-20 total, from which we'll select the top 10. 

Preschoolers learning how to build Robots

 News  admin  11-Oct-2016  0  129 reads
Preschoolers learning how to build Robots

Preschoolers in today's Robotics class - they had a lot of fun.

We have to engage the kids as early as possible, so they learn to be become "creators" of technology, and not just "users" 

Girl-Power at Hays-Porter Robotics Club

 News  admin  10-Oct-2016  0  97 reads
Girl-Power at Hays-Porter Robotics Club

In recent study of fourth graders showed that 66 percent of girls and 68 percent of boys reported liking science. But something else starts happening in elementary school. By second grade, when students (both boys and girls) are asked to draw a scientist, most portray a white male in a lab coat....

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Messer Construction new HQ

 News  admin  05-Oct-2016  0  170 reads
Groundbreaking Ceremony for Messer Construction new HQ

Messer Construction is moving Corporate Headquarters to West End Cincinnati

The Groundbreaking Ceremony was fantastic, with many special speakers, incl. Mayor John CranleyRep. Steve Chabot, Messer CEO Tom Keckeis, and Messer VP, Tim Steigerwald. 
Messer also donated $500 to George Hays-Jennie...

ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Stakeholders Meeting

 News  admin  29-Sep-2016  0  111 reads
ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Stakeholders Meeting

Under the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Ohio is creating a plan for how our local, state and federal programs are aligned to help all of our students be successful.

The Ohio Department of Education is committed to comprehensive and collaborative community engagement leading to the...

Cincinnati Tech Summit

 News  admin  25-Sep-2016  0  128 reads
Cincinnati Tech Summit

Making friends while looking for sponsors for the West End Cincinnati'sGeorge Hays-Jennie Porter Elementary 
At the Cincinnati Tech Summit 2016 (http://cincinnatisummit.com)

Very good and informative event, and a lot of nice people!

If you would like to sponsor the IT/Robotics Club at Hays-Porter,

Planning Meeting of SHPE Cincinnati Board

 News  admin  22-Sep-2016  0  110 reads
Planning Meeting of SHPE Cincinnati Board

Board of the SHPE Cincinnati Professional Chapter had a planning meeting for the new school year. 

The organization is running a Robotics Club at AMIS (Academy of Multilingual Immersion Studies)

IT/Robotics Club at Hays-Porter starts new school year

 News  admin  20-Sep-2016  0  123 reads
IT/Robotics Club at Hays-Porter starts new school year

West End Cincinnati's Hays-Porter students building their first robot. Several kindergarten kids are part of it too, and they did fantastic! 

This group finished building the robot from scratch in 80 minutes! Great team work, it was great to see the older kids helping the younger ones! So proud...

Hays-Porter Students & Parents at Reds Game

 News  admin  18-Sep-2016  0  126 reads
Hays-Porter Students & Parents at Reds Game

Thanks to the Cincinnati Reds, many families of Hays-Porter students and staff attended the Reds game on Sunday, Sep. 18th, 2016. It was a great opportunity to bond and to celebrate Hays-Porter becoming “High-Technology” Elementary School.

We also had the technology teacher from Taft IT High...

Hays-Porter Robotics Students attend Bengals Game

 News  admin  01-Sep-2016  0  127 reads
Hays-Porter Robotics Students attend Bengals Game

 West End Cincinnati's George Hays-Jennie Porter Elementary Robotics Club with parents attended the Bengals Game. 

Ribbon Cutting @ Hays-Porter "High-Tech" ...

 News  admin  18-Aug-2016  0  543 reads
Ribbon Cutting @ Hays-Porter "High-Tech" Elementary (Aug. 17, 2016)

What a wondeful and exciting day for West End! Two years in making, today our dream of having a high-tech elementary school in West End Cincinnati as a feeder to Robert A. Taft Information Technology High School and creating an "IT Education Hub" here, has become a reality!

Hays-Porter became...

Robert A. Taft Information Technology High School welcomes ...

 News  admin  18-Aug-2016  0  433 reads
Robert A. Taft Information Technology High School welcomes new students!

On Tuesday, August 16, Robert A. Taft Information Technology High School welcomed new students to on Open House. Student and parents participtaed in an orientation program, where teachers and coaches informed them about different academic and sport opportunities, as well as about transportaion,...

Hays-Porter High-Tech Elementary School featured in CPS ...

 News  admin  14-Aug-2016  0  635 reads
Hays-Porter High-Tech Elementary School featured in CPS Vision 2020 Video

The Hays-Porter High-Tech Elementary School is featured in CPS Vision 2020 Video

As part of Vision 2020, a three-year plan to improve neighborhood schools, CPS is adding exciting new programs at 7 schools during the 2016-17 school year.

And Hays-Porter Elementary School has been selected to be...

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