Our preschool Science Fair was scheduled on Thursday, February 9 in their classroom. All the preschoolers had made very nice projects. They presented their projects very well.Ms. Saba and Ms.Nayeela Jafferry judged all the projects.
Heartiest congratulations to all the proud winners!
We are very thankful to the teachers and all the parents for their full collaboration in this respect. This strong partnership will strengthen the learning process of our students.
3rd Place -Ashar Khan Color mixing
2nd Place- Maryam A Khan Dental Care
1st Place- Jibril Khan How much sugar is in our drinks
Science Fair Winners are as follows-
We had scheduled our Junior Achievement day that went very successful today. We had JA volunteers from some leading companies like Motorola solutions, Zurich, and GE Healthcare. The volunteers conducted very age and grade scripted activities centered on different concepts and taught KG- 5th grade. They had brought very stimulating worksheets, visuals and real-world examples to help students connect with the concept.
Katie Philpott, Renee Grinvalds, Stephanie Ishikawa, Scott Wu, Alan Zindler and Lisa Brzezicki volunteered in Kindergarten to 5th grade.
All the students received JA participation certificates from the volunteers. All the volunteers were deeply satisfied with the energy level of students towards learning and they expressed their gratitude to teachers for making those wonderful “Thank-You” cards.
It was certainly a very awesome Junior Achievement day at Al-Huda Academy!
Heartiest Congratulations to all the students for their strong participation!!
Let’s keep the same momentum throughout the school year for other school activities.
We are glad to announce the result of our Annual Mega Science Fair held on Thursday, January 26 in the school.
We are obliged to all the seven judges who had spared their valuable time to judge the students’ projects. We had invited professionals from medicine, engineering, and Computer Science firms to grace our Science event.
Group A: (Kindergarten)
Dr. Jane Sorokin and Mike Wattis did the judgment for group A. Dr. Jane Sorokin, MD specializes in obstetrics and gynecology and associated with Amita Health Medical Groups and Mike works at Motorola solutions.
Group B: (2nd -3rd grade)
Dr. Malek Bounab holds a PhD. in computer Science from France. He is a very prominent member of technical staff at Infinite Convergence Solutions. Our second Judge Blake Regan came from Motorola Solutions.
Group C: (1st, 4th and 5th Grade)
Namita Bakshi, Nadeem Kureishy, and Mark Zollner judged these grades. All three of them represented Motorola Solutions. Mark Zollner has judged the science fair of public high schools and he raised very pertinent questions from the students.
All the judges were extremely impressed with the quality of exhibits. They raised different questions and dived deeper on the topics to assess the level of knowledge students exhibited.
Sincere congratulations to all the students for their brilliant performance and my deepest Thanks to all the parents for their support!
May Allah bless our students to rise and shine in all their endeavors in future!
We had organized the state-mandated review session with Jill Smith who is the prevention educator with Community Crisis Center today.
Mrs. Smith carried out very age and grade appropriate talk with all the grades. She showed a movie related to the topic followed by the interactive review session. The students have also received the worksheets to reinforce the concept.
Our 1st and 2nd graders had the pleasure to visit the Schaumburg Township District Library today with their homeroom teachers and our school librarian. Yolanda Robertson in the kidsZone was there to welcome our students at 9:20 a.m. She read the folktales to them, had them listened to the snowman audio and a very creative craft work prepared for our children. The students also got the flyers about the STDL Winter Challenge 2016 information.
Ms. Ayesha our LMC teacher had designed a very informative activity of scavenger hunt in which the students located fiction, non-fiction books learned about Dewey decimal system that is used in the library and check marked their worksheets.
Our Kindergartners had hosted the annual Seerah program today in the school gym. Mrs. Aziz and Ms. Waheeda had really worked hard with the students for the students' amazing performance. The students had a skit and they sang beautiful duaas and Nasheeds together. The parents and staff were really mesmerized with the awesome performance led by Mrs. Aziz and Ms. Waheeda.
We had the honor to host our annual Seerah program in the Masjid basement on Thursday, December 8th for 1st-grade to 5th-grade students. The parents were also invited and they got thrilled to watch the perfect performance of all the students to celebrate the birth of our beloved prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). We are grateful to our Arabic department who are continuously inculcating the true love of our religion through these Nasheeds and skits. These programs help our children to learn and practice the true Islamic teachings and injunctions in a conducive Islamic environment.
We had planned Election Campaign in the school for KG and up students and they were given awareness on the concept. Students in grades 3-5 wrote and delivered speeches in assembly for in class voting for president and vice-president. The In-class voting took place on Friday, October 28th. All students in the class voted.We had 3 Presidential candidates and 3 Vice Presidential Candidates, one each from 3rd-5th grade. All the KG-Up students and teachers cast their votes for the president and Vice President on November, 3rd during the assembly.
Al-Huda Academy election result was announced by our invited guest Michelle Mussman (our State representative for the District 56th ). Our 2nd grader Amsah Ahmad presented her the bouquet on the reception. Michelle was extremely pleased to meet our faculty and confident students. She declared the result and Fatima Azeez our president delivered her speech.Michelle honored the president and Vice president with the badges. The students of 1st Grade -5th Grade went for the field trip the next day and watched the play "The Kid who ran to become the president " at Depaul University Down town.
Our 1st graders had a wonderful hands-on experience of learning about the food, currencies, flags, and culture and civilizations of different countries around the globe this school year. Ms. Tammy started the passport visit theme in the beginning of the year introducing herself of her rich and diverse family background. She invited all the parents to share their unique experiences of their countries of origin or any country that they had visited and cherished. This opportunity opened the doors of the virtual journey that all our 1st graders had thoroughly enjoyed and will certainly remember the knowledge and information gathered from this virtual trip to Dubai, India, Pakistan, Canada, Saudi Arabia , Malaysia, and Zambia etc. Each week, the parents came to the class to teach a lesson about a country they are from or a country that they had visited. Each parent taught a lesson giving the students facts about that particular country. Then they shared a food that was a part of the country too. After that, the parents did activities with the students such as making flags, making drums, painting henna, or making a cultural item. Finally, the parents brought goody bags for the students. At the end of this school year, we had a big “Passport Party” where everyone dressed nicely in their cultural clothes. The students and parents played a game called “Are you Smarter than a 1st Grader” and had to answer questions about each passport visit. This year, the students won the game!
I would like to Thank Ms. Tammy for stretching the wall of the classroom and a very successful tour to all the important countries and impacting these young minds such professionally.
Looking forward to more Passport Visits with the new school year!