Hess Holiday Family Feast

“Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be part of.” -Geri Weitzman  – “As the world community develops in peace, it will open up great untapped reservoirs in human nature.” -Emily Greene Balch

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Highlights of 2016-2017 and Looking Ahead

  4th grade- “When my friends taught me how to play football. 1st grade- “Making ur own bakery [in the sandbox].” 7th grade- “The overnight field trip at Clay’s cabin!” 5th grade- “Some things that used to be hard that aren’t that hard now…” What’s your highlight from last year? We are getting excited about […]

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Impressive TED Talk by Tisha Jones

We are so proud and inspired by Tisha Jones, a classroom teacher in the 2nd and 3rd grade classroom and our math specialist. Her love of math is contagious to teachers and students! Congrats! Enjoy it HERE

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Teacher Appreciation Week

Flowers are beautiful, food and treats are always appreciated, but nothing melts our hearts during Teacher Appreciation Week quite like hand-written notes of thanks from our students.   This one is from a first grader. Her teacher, Jenna, says of the note, “I think she hit the nail right on the head. It’s not the […]

Teaching Kindness

Today, many people are asking the question, “How do we parent our children to create a future filled with kindness and change the world for the better?” At Hess Academy, we are working hard to provide answers to this question. We work daily supporting children in becoming kind, compassionate, honest, and generous adults. Through our focus […]

Hands On Discovery in K-1

“Learning is so much more meaningful when your have the opportunity to discover things in a hands on way! Hunting for shapes in and around the school really pushed the Wolf Class to understand their geometric  concepts and properties more thoroughly.” -Jenna, K-1 Teacher We love the busy buzz of learning that radiates through the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]