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West End "Hour of Code" effort featured by CPS

 News  admin  14-Jan-2016  0  481 reads
West End "Hour of Code" effort featured by CPS
A big "Thank you" to all sponsors and supporters who made it possible! 
And thank you CPS for sharing...

Hays-Porter students at Robotics Tournament (Dec. 12, 2015)

 News  admin  12-Dec-2015  0  511 reads
Hays-Porter students at Robotics Tournament (Dec. 12, 2015)

Two 4th Grade students from George Hays-Jennie Porter Elementary went today to FLL Robotics Tournament held at Lakota Freshman Campus.
While they didn't compete, they went to observe, learn, and get inspired for the competition next year. They were also cheering two Robotics Teams from AMIS...

Hays-Porter and Taft students at Museum Center (Dec. 12, ...

 News  admin  12-Dec-2015  0  493 reads
Hays-Porter and Taft students at Museum Center (Dec. 12, 2015)

Students from two West End Cincinnati schools: George Hays-Jennie Porter Elementary and Taft IT High School, were invited to Museum Center to be the coaches for the "Hour of Code" organized by the Museum Center. Also invited were InterAlliance, Cintrifuse, and Differential.

It is a huge honor for...

2015 Hour of Code: Cincinnati Regional Kick-off (Dec. 7, ...

 News  admin  11-Dec-2015  0  1355 reads
2015 Hour of Code: Cincinnati Regional Kick-off (Dec. 7, 2015)

Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Girls and minorities are severely underrepresented. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this. 

In one week last year, close to 80 million people tried computer science! Computer science was on homepages of...

Hays-Porter Elementary starts "Hour of Code"

 News  admin  07-Dec-2015  0  564 reads
Hays-Porter Elementary starts "Hour of Code"

As the first school in the Greater Cincinnati region, Hays-Porter Elementary School started today at 8am the official week of "Hour of Code": Dec. 7-13, 2015 

According to School Principal, Ms. McClain, during that week all students in the school will participate in this first ever school-wide "

West End Speaks - Community Priorities Meeting (Dec. 8, ...

 News  admin  22-Nov-2015  0  472 reads
West End Speaks - Community Priorities Meeting (Dec. 8, 2015)

If you care about the West End, we want to hear what you have to say.

What do you value most? Is it education, programs for youth, safety, quality housing, or something else? What do you want to see in the West End?

We invite you to come together with other West End residents to set the course for...

Toyota Family Learning program @ Hays-Porter Elementary

 News  admin  19-Nov-2015  0  1280 reads
Toyota Family Learning program @ Hays-Porter Elementary

Several West End families of students attending Hays-Porter Elementary School are participating in Toyota Family Learning program.

This program, led by Beech Acres Parenting Centeris helping families in West End forge a new movement of families learning together, gaining new skills,...

Celebrating Robotics & "Hour of Code" & ...

 News  admin  17-Nov-2015  0  469 reads
Celebrating Robotics & "Hour of Code" & Hays-Porter  (Nov. 18, 2015)

Today the whole George Hays-Jennie Porter Elementary School got exposed to Robotics and to the upcoming "Hour of Code" event.

Close to 300 kids had the opportunity to experience hands-on Robotics and learn about the opportunities to do cool things with robots, as well as about job opportunities...

2015 "Hour of Code": Cincinnati Regional Kick-off ...

 News  admin  06-Nov-2015  0  1775 reads
2015 "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 students learn Robotics

 News  admin  30-Oct-2015  0  562 reads
Hays-Porter students learn Robotics

Students at  Hays-Porter Elementary School having fun learning how to build robots as part of FIRST Lego League program.

FIRST LEGO League’s positive impact on participants is gratifying and well documented. Over 88% are more interested in doing well in school, and 87% have more interest in...

Hays-Porter Students at "Dead Can Dance" Show

 News  admin  24-Oct-2015  0  1448 reads
Hays-Porter Students at "Dead Can Dance" Show

Several students from Hays-Porter Elementary School went to see the "Dead Can Dance" show being currently played at the Jarson-Kaplan Theater at Aronoff Center.

Exhale Dance Tribe resurrected its popular Halloween-themed show/event. This fantastic show delivers eclectic, exciting choreography,...

Hays-Porter Students learning Typing

 News  admin  22-Oct-2015  0  616 reads
Hays-Porter Students learning Typing

Even if we have more and more applications that use touch and move screens, the basic "typing" skill will remain an important skill to get a job for many years to come, as most jobs, especially the better paid jobs, require some degree of computer work, and knowing how to type quickly and...

Building a Table for Hays-Porter Robotics Club

 News  admin  19-Oct-2015  0  620 reads
Building a Table for Hays-Porter Robotics Club

The Hays-Porter Robotics Club needs a special table for the practice with robots. 

The team from Home Depot in Crescent Springs was very helpful in cutting the right pieces for us, really going the extra mile to help us! 

More info about the table and the Robotics Club coming soon....

Computer classes are back @ Hays-Porter Elementary

 News  admin  29-Sep-2015  0  561 reads
Computer classes are back @ Hays-Porter Elementary

It's a new school year, and thanks to Family Forwards, the After-School computer classes are back in the Hays-Porter Elementary School.

Since this class was the first one in this school year, we've teamed up the students who joined us for the first time with the returning students, who taught...

Ohio Means Jobs presented at West End Community Council

 News  admin  16-Sep-2015  0  470 reads
Ohio Means Jobs presented at West End Community Council

At yesterday's monthly West End Community Council meeting, Kevin Holt and Brandy Herrmann from the Hamilton County branch of "Ohio Means Jobs" shared with West End residents the services they offer to Job Seekers:

  • Professional Training
  • Hiring Events
  • Workshops

The West End Community Council is...

PIE teams up with Hays-Porter to develop STEAM Application

 News  admin  11-Sep-2015  0  3473 reads
PIE teams up with Hays-Porter to develop STEAM Application

Partnership for Innovation in Education (PIE) received ArtsWave Grant for “Build a Better Ballet Shoe” Case Learning Opportunity, and is teaming up with Hays-Porter Elementary School to give its students the opportunity to use their problem-solving and decision-making skills to design an...

Hays-Porter receives Grant for a Robotics Club

 News  admin  11-Sep-2015  0  1091 reads
Hays-Porter receives Grant for a Robotics Club

Thanks to a generous donation from the West End Development Fund, students of Hays-Porter Elementary School will be able to start a Robotics Club, based on the curriculum from FIRST LEGO League:

http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/fll

This is an exciting program with kids having a lot of fun,...

Hays-Porter receives Grant for Raspberry Pi computers

 News  admin  10-Sep-2015  0  1138 reads
Hays-Porter receives Grant for Raspberry Pi computers

Thanks to a learning grant from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, the Hays-Porter Elementary School will enter the fascinating world of Raspberry Pi computers

The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and...

WE Speak: Community Conversation this Saturday

 News  admin  09-Sep-2015  0  872 reads
WE Speak: Community Conversation this Saturday

We hope all residents, business owners, students, educators and West End Stakeholders will join us for our Community Conversations. at the 7 Hills Neighborhood House, this Saturday, 2pm -4 pm.

More info: click here

You can speak out in a personal video and share your thoughts:

  • Your story about your...

Jobs and job training for West End Residents

 News  admin  02-Sep-2015  0  543 reads
Jobs and job training for West End Residents

The West End Community Council would like to invite all West End residents who are looking for a job, or are interested in learning new skills, to our next Community Council Meeting:

When: Tuesday, September 15, 6 PM
Where: Carl H. Lindner YMCA,
1425 Linn Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45214

We'll be...

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