Eighth grade students attend socially distanced leadership training to prepare to help welcome incoming sixth grade students

NEWS RELEASE: Heather Higdon, Director of Communications

INDIAN HILL, OH (August 13, 2020) – Leadership is not limited to educators at Indian Hill Middle School (IHMS). Monday, August 10, teachers welcomed back eighth grade student-leaders in a socially distanced learning setting as training to prepare to welcome incoming sixth grade students as part of the Navig8tors program.

Indian Hill Middle School eighth grade Navig8tor student leaders met in a socially distanced setting to prepare to welcome incoming sixth grade students. (Provided) 

“We are incredibly proud of our Navig8tors program, and we are thrilled to continue to call upon our student-leaders to serve as role models for our incoming class of sixth grade students,” said Indian Hill Middle School Principal Jennifer Ulland. “Even though school will not look the same as it has in past years, we are working to create a safe, nurturing environment for all of our students. Keeping programs like this in place, with social distancing procedures being followed, is key to help our students socially and emotionally make the transition into middle school.”

Indian Hill Middle School welcomes the sixth grade students with orientation Friday, August 14. Additionally, IHMS is planning a special welcome back for students who will attend the District’s new Brave Virtual Academy. 

The Brave Virtual Academy is the online instructional experience for students who cannot or choose not to attend within a school setting during the 2020-2021 school year:

  • K-5 students will be in an online class and will be taught by their own Indian Hill teacher using Indian Hill curriculum.
  • 6-8 students will be in online classes by subject and will be taught by Indian Hill teachers using Indian Hill curriculum.
  • 9-12 students will work directly with a counselor to determine an individual plan that may include instruction taught by Indian Hill teachers and/or online courses through a state-of-the-art e-learning platform provided through Indian Hill.
  • Students at Indian Hill High School will be assigned a Brave Virtual Academy liaison, an Indian Hill High School teacher, who will guide and facilitate each high school student’s learning experience.

“We are very excited to launch Brave Virtual Academy within Indian Hill Middle School,” said Ulland. “We want all of our students to feel connected to our educators and to each other, and we will be very intentional to plan events for our Brave Virtual Academy students during the upcoming school year.”

For more information, please visit www.indianhillschools.org