Homer CCSD 33C
Goodings Grove Luther J. Schilling William E. Young William J. Butler
Hadley Middle Homer Jr. High
Charla Brautigam, Communications/Public Relations Manager
For Immediate Release:
May 9, 2017
Sixth-graders learn about weather, navigation from United Express
See how math and science are used to fly
Hadley Middle School sixth-graders now see a connection between learning
and real life.
Captain Ken Hellem, a pilot with United Express, stopped by the school
recently and talked to students about his 20-year career and how he uses
math and science daily.
“It was a nice tie in with Next Generation Science Standards and preparing
future ready students,” said sixth-grade math teacher Heather Martello who
arranged the visit.
It wasn’t difficult to convince the pilot to stop by. Hellem is Martello’s
He’s also a resident of Homer Glen with a preschooler at Young School.
During his visit to Hadley Middle School, Hellem discussed weather,
navigation, weight and balance, and aerodynamics. He also answered
questions from students.
“All in all, it was a great learning experience,” said Martello.
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