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HBC Jr./Sr. High Bulletin 10-3-20
HBC Jr./Sr. High Bulletin 10-3-20
Andrew Kellenberger
Saturday, October 03, 2020

HBC Jr. High / Sr. High Bulletin 

October 3, 2020

H-BC Secondary Families:

Week #4 Complete!  Well done students, staff and families.   It has been such a great feeling knowing that ALL of our students are able to come to school if they wish, play their sport they love and learn with their friends.   Now that classes are at midterm, it has been feeling more and more normal as every day passes.  

Please continue to remind your student to keep their mask on and over their nose and to socially distance.   As numbers go up in Rock County, we need to do what we can to STAY IN SCHOOL to learn and also STAY IN SCHOOL to participate in co-curricular activities. 

We can only do this if EVERYONE is doing their part.

Here are some photos from Week #4.

Mr. Johnson’s Art Class explore aqua dipping water bottles, personal items and canvas.

Power Mechanics students start their electricity unit.

On Friday, students who were showing G.R.A.D. (Goal-Oriented, Respectful, Accountable, and Determined) were entered in a drawing.  Here are some of the G.R.A.D. students and their winnings.  Thank you community members for the donations.  Please contact the school if you would like to make a donation to our G.R.A.D. prizes.

Ms. Wysong at work teaching our students about solving equations with 3 variables.  


Tatyana displays her Picasso Drawing.

Patriot Millworks making progress on the shed.  Roofing complete!

Our Seniors helped keep our community clean by Adopting a Highway. Thank you for your service, seniors!


Staff of the Week - Ms. Moore displays her trophy and certificate. Way to go Ms. Moore!


COVID-19 Update - Do you send Your Student to School or Not? (Repeat)

As the school year is in full swing across the state, we are noticing that there is confusion about when students or staff members should stay home from school and for how long. There is confusion between the distinctions of when individuals are sick and/or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and when they have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19. We highly encourage everyone to review the COVID-19 decision tree exclusion guidance, as it’s called, which lays out a number of scenarios and appropriate steps for children, students and staff.

DO NOT FORGET TO SCREEN YOUR STUDENT REMINDER: (Repeat)  Make sure to screen your child everyday, prior to coming to school!  Here is the link for Screener.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated!

Varsity & Jr. High Football and Volleyball Schedules: (Repeat)

Please visit the HBC App on your smartphone or the Red Rock Conference website (link) to see the fall schedules for the fall sport season.   There will be games for Varsity  and Jr. High football and volleyball.   There will be new restrictions as we follow MSHSL guidelines.   On Monday there will be a letter sent to all student-athlete families about the upcoming season.  Please pay the activity fee of $60 per sport or $180 per family.   

Seniors - Tuesday, October 6th - ACT at HBC Secondary (Repeat)

Our seniors will be participating in the ACT test on the morning of October 6th from 8:15 - 11:30 AM.  Please encourage your senior to do their best.  The senior advisory teachers, Mr. Wiertzema and Mr. Ellingson will have more information for preparing for the ACT. 

Early Release - Wednesday, October 7th (Repeat)

A friendly reminder about the early release on Wednesday, October 7th.   The secondary will be released at 12:30 PM and the elementary will be released at 12:45 PM.  The staff will have professional development in the afternoon. 

October. 8th - Parent/Teacher Conferences Secondary (Repeat) - Please mark your calendars for Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, October 8th from 3:45 - 7:15 PM.  Conferences will look differently this year with no visitors allowed in our schools.  We sent a letter for parents to sign-up via ZOOM or a phone call.  Please sign up for conferences using this link.


From the Nurse - Flu Clinic, Thursday, October 8th: (Repeat)

The Flu Vaccine Clinic for all staff and students will be Thursday, October 8.  





FFA Corn Drive - Friday, October 9th (Repeat)

Ms. Anderson, FFA Advisor and Ag Teacher, has been busy planning the FFA Corn Drive which will be on Friday, October 9th during the school day.   FFA Members who have passing grades (C or better) and no missing assignments will be invited to participate.   FFA members will be out in our school community collecting corn, monetary gifts and also providing our farmers with a FREE lunch.  All donations will be going to Game Plan 4 Hope and an area family who is in need.  If you would like to make a donation, please contact Ms. Anderson at

Looking Ahead - Homecoming Week - October 19th - 23rd (Repeat)

Student council and administration will begin planning the Homecoming for the week of October 19th.  We will continue to follow MDH and MDE’s recommendations for keeping our students and staff safe which include masking and social distancing where necessary.   A friendly reminder to expect the homecoming to look a little different as try to keep traditions, have fun and also keep everyone safe.   Please stay tuned.


Sub Sandwich Pick-up (NEW) - Today, Saturday (10/3) from 9:30 - 10:30 AM

Pick up for the Jr. class Sub Sandwich orders is this Saturday (10/3) from 9:30-10:30 at the Jr/Sr High School in Hills.  If you are unable to pick up at that time, please make arrangements as needed.



National 4H Week

National 4H week is October 4th-10th.  Here is a pamphlet (link)  to share with the students about 4H.  All members will be wearing their 4H T-shirts all next week as well.  

Please reach out to me if you have any needs.  

Andrew Kellenberger, Principal

Phone- 507-962-3240 or email