April 2019               

Aladdin Jr. Musical



Congratulations to our sixth grade on an outstanding performance of Annie Kids.  This is truly a beautiful culmination of dedication and perseverance from our students and staff.  An extra special thank you to retired Harman teacher, Mrs. Jeanne Duell, who continues to volunteer her time and talents for costuming for the musical.  We also wish to extend our appreciation to the many parents who supported this experience for our students through their donations, coordination of tickets, and coordination of the cast party.  Thank you for your support!  


American Heart Association

On behalf of the American Heart Association, thank you very much for your support of the Kids Heart Challenge.   Through your generosity, Harman donated $5,885.00. By holding these events at schools throughout the country, the American Heart Association can help raise awareness about heart-healthy living and help fund more lifesaving scientific research and critically needed education efforts.Thank you.



Camp Joy

Harman fifth graders went to Camp Joy March 6-8. These students in herpetology class are looking for water life. They hardly noticed the cold.



Fun and Learning in First Grade

The first graders at Harman began hatching eggs through the OSU extension office, as a great hands-on learning experience to supplement our science program. First graders learn about living things, their life cycles, and needs - hatching chicks is a totally engaging way to do so! After OSU discontinued this program, we asked our PTO to fund the purchase of incubators and some other supplies and connected with a local farmer who provides eggs and gives the chicks a home. We have also added many non-fiction books over the years to allow us to connect some of our informational reading and writing standards. In 2019, for the first time, our eggs are going to come from the previous year's hatch. It is truly a cycle, which is an exciting new change. You cannot find more authentic learning than first graders with chicks - their joy translates to utter engagement with the unit! We look forward to it every year and appreciate the ongoing support of the PTO as well. 



April is Autism Awareness Month. 

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability.  Signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person's ability to communicate, and interact with others. ASD is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a "spectrum condition" that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and early diagnosis/intervention and access to appropriate services/supports lead to significantly improved outcomes. Some of the behaviors associated with autism include delayed learning of language; difficulty making eye contact or holding a conversation; difficulty with executive functioning, which relates to reasoning and planning; narrow, intense interests; poor motor skills' and sensory sensitivities. Again, a person on the spectrum might follow many of these behaviors or just a few, or many others besides. The diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder is applied based on analysis of all behaviors and their severity (

On Sat. April 27, 2019 the Annual 5K Walk for Autism Awareness and Acceptance will be held at the Payne Recreation Center in Moraine.  For more information about this event visit


Oakwood City Schools and the Oakwood Public Safety Department seek substitute crossing guards

The Oakwood Public Safety Department is looking for adults to periodically substitute as crossing guards at three intersections.  Currently, there are paid crossing guards to help our students cross Far Hills Ave. at Aberdeen, Park Ave., Patterson, and Oakwood (Five Points).


The guards are on their corners on all school days in the morning, noon, and after school.  Coverage times are from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Anyone wishing to apply, please contact the Oakwood Board of Education at 297-7802 or apply in person at 20 Rubicon Road, Oakwood, Ohio 45409.



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