HBC Secondary Bulletin
December 4, 2020
H-BC Secondary Families:
It’s December! I hope you enjoyed a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving Break. We are thankful to still be in school and continuing to learn with each other. Though 2020 has had its fair share of ‘downs’, we know there are plenty of ‘ups’ that have occurred in the 20-21 school year. Thank you for entrusting us with your student(s) and thank you for being teammates as we work together to develop students who are ready for today and everything the future holds. Please continue to reinforce those expectations of keeping masks above the nose and socially distancing when possible. We are heading into the cold/flu season and we need to stay extra vigilant to continue to keep us in school.
Finally, please remember our amazing staff during this holiday season. Our staff have been asked to do a lot to keep our students in school and they deserve to be appreciated. Please remember to thank them. Some of my most treasured artifacts from my teaching career were thank you cards or emails from my students (current and past) and parents of my students. This small gesture of thanks goes a long way. You can find our staff emails on our school website directory or you can send a card to the school and we will find the recipient.
Here are some fun pics for the season. Our students are ready for the Holidays!
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!
Please make sure to send your student with a clean or new mask each day. The state and MDE has provided us with hundreds of masks at the beginning of the school year, but our supply is almost out. Please remind your student to show G.R.A.D. by being accountable for bringing and wearing a clean or new mask daily.
Early Dismissals Coming Up (New)
The following dates are the early dismissals scheduled for December. HBC Secondary will be dismissed at 12:30 PM on early dismissal days.
Wednesday, December 9th
Thursday, December 17th
Wednesday, December 23rd
HBC Winter Concerts - December 14 (6th-8th Grade) & December 18 (9th-12th Grade) (New)
Ms. Comp, Mr. Olson and our band and choir students have been preparing for their winter concerts. More details will be shared early next week. Please note that we will NOT be allowing guests during these concerts due to COVID, but will be streaming the concert LIVE on the Hills Cable Channel (242) and also Facebook Live.
Monday, December 14th at 7PM - Grades 6-8 Vocal & Instrumental Music Concert
Friday, December 18th at 7PM - Grades 9-12 Vocal & Instrumental Music Concert
NWEA MAP Testing for Reading and Math (Grades 6th - 8th) (New)
Our 6th - 8th grade students will be assessing their reading and math growth on the week of December 14th - 18th. The NWEA MAP Assessment is an assessment which measures the students growth in math and reading compared to their assessment in September and also allows teachers to see if learning is occurring and will also be used to help provide instruction at the student’s specific instructional level. Students will be assessed by their reading or math teacher in their classroom. Good luck students!
FFA Food Drive to Project Love (New)
Thank you students and families for your donations to Project Love and the Rock County Food Shelf during the holiday season. There were hundreds of items donated for those less fortunate. Our 6th grade class won the competition for donating the most and will be awarded with a PIZZA PARTY! Well done students!
Children’s Dental Services (Repeat)
E-Learning Days (Repeat)
E-learning days...if school is cancelled because of inclement weather or any other reason. Here is the procedure for E-Learning Days (Link).
Cold Weather and Dressing Appropriately (Repeat)
PLEASE make sure your student is prepared for the colder weather. Students will be walking to their PE classes which are located at Hugo Goehle Gymnasium which is 6 blocks away if the conditions are NOT slippery or wet. In most cases, students will walk and need to be dressed for the colder weather.
Great Holiday Gift Idea - Patriot Blanket
Just in time for the holidays, a blanket sale at H-BC. The PTO Patriot blankets are only $35 this holiday season.
The blankets are soft, large and wash well. They make a great present for the Patriot in your life. Starla and Brenda are helping us with contactless pickup at either the high school in Hills or the elementary school in Beaver Creek.
If you are interested in ordering one, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or message email@example.com. Thanks for supporting our group!
No School December 24-January 1--School Resumes on Monday, January 4
Please email me or call
Andrew Kellenberger, Principal
Phone- 507-962-3240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org