Ms. Tish Short
Dear Hemingway Husky Families,
It is my pleasure to welcome you to what is sure to be a very unique 2020-21 school year. On August 6, the BCSD Board of Trustees voted to start school this year with PLAN B. This means ALL students whose last name begins with A-L will be attending school in person on Mondays and Wednesdays. And ALL students whose last name begins with M-Z will attend school in person on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Fridays will be a day for virtual class meetings, interventions, small group work etc. On the 'in person' days students will have a regular schedule with Specials, intervention/enrichment time, recess, lunch and incorporation of STEAM learning throughout the day. During 'in person' learning students will take mask breaks and work outside frequently. During their 'off days' students will have assignments to complete virtually as well as an opportunity to watch live streaming of their classroom. We plan to have daily classroom meetings that students will participate in either 'in person' or virtually.
Over the past three years, Hemingway Elementary School transformed itself into Ernest Hemingway STEAM School (EHSS) with an integrated, inquiry-based curriculum PreK-Grade 8 Much has been accomplished to bring STEAM into curriculum and instructional practices. I am looking forward to another productive year at Hemingway as we launch our fourth year of STEAM integration school wide!
STEAM is a philosophy of teaching and learning
Science is a way of finding evidence to support answers to questions
Technology is any tool used to solve a problem
Engineering is a means of designing and testing solutions to problems
Art is the application of human creativity and imagination
Math is the computational language of measurement, pattern, formation and relationships
Our mission at Hemingway is to provide all children a safe a supportive learning environment where they can explore (often in the outdoors), take intellectual risks and reach their full potential. Working together with parents, teachers and students, we can reach our goals of excellence in education.
One of the very special features of EHSS is our location in Ketchum. We are within walking distance to the Big Wood River, the Sun Valley Museum of Art and the Environmental Resource Center. Our community partners are numerous and we feel truly grateful for all of their support. EHSS is indeed a very special school.
Let’s have a great year together!
Ernest Hemingway STEAM School
‘Imagine a school powered by STEAM where Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math are intentionally integrated into all lessons across the curriculum. A school where learning is guided by real world problem solving.'