Apr 11

Congratulations Horn Scientists! Science Fair 2014

science_fair_2014_image (29)Congratulations and a HUGE Thank You to all the Horn Student Scientists and families for making the 3rd annual science fair event a very special celebration of learning, exploration and science at Horn! We enjoyed seeing and learning from all our scientists this year – their hard work paid off.  We have lots of great photos of projects at the bottom of this post.

The PTO budgets $400 of funds to support this enrichment event for students. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 10

Horn Kernels Night – May 3rd – Tickets Now Available!

Tickets are now available for Horn Elementary Night at the Cedar Rapids Kernels game on Saturday, May 3rd.  Join us for a fun night at the ball field including a fireworks show, and a high five tunnel!  Tickets can be purchased on-line or through the Kernel’s ticket office on May 2nd.  Don’t miss this fun event – see the flier below for more details and information on purchasing tickets.


Additionally – we are looking for Horn kids to have special participation rolls during the game.  Students are needed for announcing “Play Ball!”, presenting the USA flag, give high fives, be a member of the dream team, or be a broadcast booth visitor.  If your student is interested, they can sign up here:


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Apr 10

Free Saturday Admission at the Iowa Children’s Museum – April 12th

This Saturday is Celebration of the Young Child at the Iowa Children’s Museum.  There is FREE admission and a variety of activities and performances being sponsored at the museum during the day.

Visit the ICM website for more information about this free, fun community event!

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Apr 10

Meet Mr. Proctor – Horn 3rd/4th Grade Teacher!

protor_2014_fishWho has inspired you most? 

From a teaching standpoint, my biggest inspiration has been my 3rd grade teacher, Pat Coen. When I was a senior in high school, I had the opportunity to complete a semester long job shadow with Mr. Coen. I learned things during that experience that I still use today in my own classroom. He inspired me to become an educator.

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Apr 03

Summer is Near! Kirkwood Interactive Camps for Kids & Other Summer Camps

Horn staff recently received a booklet of summer classes being offered at the Kirkwood campus in Cedar Rapids. The KICK summer program is designed for youth ages 9-15 and offers a wide variety of courses (i.e.rocket
camp, graphic design camp, video gaming design, programming, photography, cooking camp etc.) You can check out Kirkwood’s summer camp offerings here:



Another great resource for finding summer camps in the Iowa City area is the corridor parents website.  You can view their comprehensive list of 2014 summer camp opportunities here:  http://corridorparents.com/summercamp.php


Also, the Horn EDP program offers a variety of fun summer programs for students.  You can view information about the Horn EDP summer camps here: http://www.edline.net/pages/Ernest_Horn_ES/Design_Resources/Custom_Nav_R/EDP/Summer_Camp_Information


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Apr 03

Saturday (April 5th) Science Fair from 10 – 11:30: Join Us!

science-fairJoin us for the 3rd annual Horn Science Fair this Saturday (April 5th) in the Horn gymnasium from 10-11 am.  There will be over 80 student projects from Hornets in 1st through 6th grade on display. It is a great way to see our scientists in action, get project ideas for next year & not to mention fun to see!

Concluding the fair, the Iowa Children’s Museum will be presenting a free science demonstration to all students from 11 – 11:30 am in the Horn cafeteriaGood Vibrations – Explore the Science of Sound with The Iowa Childrens’ Museum as we shake, rattle, and roll a diverse array of objects to make our own music! 

Fair participants may setup in the Horn gym from 9:30 – 10 am on Saturday morning.  This year students will be assigned an alternating time slot to present their posters such that they can also have an opportunity to see their fellow student’s work.  Presentation time slots will be assigned when students arrive at their fair.

We hope to see you there!

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Apr 03

April 2014 PTO Minutes

HORN PTO MINUTES – 03/04/2014

Thank you to all parents and Horn staff who were able to join us.  If you have a question or a comment, please contact us through our online Contact Us form. We hope to see you at our next (and last for this school year) meeting in May! Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 02

Cedar Rapids Hosting Maker Faire – April 19th

cedar-rapids_makers-faireThe Cedar Rapids Science Center and the Cedar Rapids Maker Space are hosting the 3rd Annual Mini Maker Faire from 10am-4pm on Saturday, April 19th, at the Science Center located at 5824 Council St NE, Cedar Rapids, IA.

From the Cedar Rapid’s Maker Faire Website:


Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.”

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Mar 31

PTO Meeting Agenda: April 1st 6:30 pm in Horn Media Center

Please join us for our April Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Meeting

We will be continuing our budget discussion for the 2014-2015 school year.

Date: April 1, 2014

Location: Horn Media Center (Library)

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

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Mar 27

PTO Funds Opera Iowa Performance at Horn

Horn students were welcomed back from spring break on Monday, March 24th with a special performance by the Des Moines traveling opera troupe, Opera Iowa.  The troupe performed an opera rendition of the Three Little Pigs.  The performance was comical, interactive and greatly enjoyed by all Horn students and staff (please see photos of the event at the bottom of this article)! The Horn PTO funded their visit at a cost of $560.  Read the rest of this entry »

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