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  • Introducing The Hawk Squawk!

    5th graders now have the opportunity to work with Mrs. Parise on a regular Hough Street news show! Segments will be written and recorded over Zoom during lunch times and on students' own time.  Any interested 5th grader should ask Mrs. Parise for a permission slip.


    Not in 5th grade?  We still need your help! 

    Each week, the 5th graders will take time to answer your burning questions.  Do you have something you have always wondered about?  A question you are curious about?  Use this form to submit your question and it just might be featured on the next episode of The Hawk Squawk.

    Know someone who has shown great character?

    We would love to recognize them on our show!  Each episode, we will choose one amazing Hough Hawk to highlight as our Student of Character!  You can nominate someone here.


Our most recent episode of The Hawk Squawk

Book Wagon coming to a neighborhood near you
  • Mrs. Parise and the Book Wagon will be visiting different neighborhoods during lunch time, twice a week!  Come check out a book (or pick up your holds).  The book wagon should arrive by 12:30 and will only be around during lunch.


    When visiting the book wagon, please keep in mind-

    • masks need to be worn at all times
    • please keep 6 feet of distance from other people 
    • you will need to choose books from a menu and won't be able to browse
    • first come, first served.  I hope we don't run out of fabulous choices, but if we do, I am so sorry!
    • please know your student ID number


    Book Wagon schedule


    The book wagon is on hiatus while there is snow and ice on the ground, but students can request books using the catalog and they will be delivered to the classroom!  

  • Check out what's happening in the Hough Street School Library Media Center! 
    Try an ebook or audiobook on Overdrive! Click here to log in.
    All Hough students in grades K-3 are encouraged to listen to and/or read all 20 book on the Monarch list. Hough 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are encouraged to read at least three of the books on the Bluestem list. Those who read four or more of the books are eligible to vote. Hough 5th grade students are encouraged to read at least three of the books on the Rebecca Caudill list. 
    Students will have an opportunity in Spring 2021 to vote for their favorite Monarch or Bluestem book. Hough Street School votes will be tallied and combined with others across the state. The book with the highest number of student votes will be declared the winner and will be announced either via a live streaming.


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