Hess Marketplace 2017

Our students are working around the clock to get their businesses ready for prime time tomorrow. They surveyed their potential consumers, gathered materials, made promotional flyers, and even created commercials to entice buyers! Check out their commercials and get a taste of the amazing student-led businesses you can shop at TOMORROW from 9 AM to 12 PM.

How to Catch a Leprechaun

In honor of St. Patrick’s day, we want to revisit one of our favorite STEAM activities- how to catch a leprechaun according to the K-1 students! Happy Throwback Thursday.


Atlanta Chinese Dancers at Hess Academy

Hess Academy students enjoyed a multicultural experience with an in-school field trip from the Atlanta Chinese Dancers.  Students were in awe as they watched demonstrations of classical dance from the different minority culture groups in China. They learned about the diverse and ancient culture in China as well as the symbolism behind different props and gestures.  Embracing culture is part of the 6 C’s of a 21st Century education, and our students did just that!  The highlight of the experience was the opportunity for students to try out some the moves themselves. Happy Lunar New Year!

Category: Blog · Tags:

Spooky Science on Halloween

Halloween on a school day? No problem!

Many teachers were spooked when they realized Halloween was on a Monday this year, but we decided to make the most of it! We invited our scientist friends at High Touch High Tech to visit our classrooms and bring some scary science with them. Students got to handle real animal organs, hold insects like giant hissing cockroaches, and even make their own goo to take home. There was so much fun and learning, we won’t mind if Halloween is on a Tuesday next year. Bring on the scary fun!







1b12b5fed46e6befeb4a81c7463415b7 img_0546 img_0486 img_0489 img_0490 img_0491 img_0513 img_0519 img_0524 img_0529 img_0531 img_0554img_0538 img_0559 img_0563 img_0570

Category: Blog · Tags: