April 30, 2021
It’s May! Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3-7)! Please join me in recognizing our AMAZING HBC teachers. If you would like to thank your students’ teachers, this next week would be a great time. Recently an HBC family sent our secondary teachers a candy boutique (see below) and it was a very kind gesture of gratitude to our teachers who have been committed to putting student-learning first. HBC has kept our doors open for the entire school year and was one of a handful of secondary schools in the state who have managed to do this because of the commitment of our staff. Thank you Teachers! If you would like to show your appreciation, here are some of my favorite gestures when I was a teacher.
-Thank you note
-A friendly email thanking me for being a teacher
-A coffee or gift card for a coffee
-A fun, healthy snack
-A creative gift usually found on Pinterest
Teacher Appreciation Week Dress-Up Days (Staff and Students)
Teachers enjoy fun dress-up days so we thought we would have fun next week (May 3 - 7th). Encourage your student to dress up too!
Monday (5/3) - Post Kentucky Derby Hat Day - Wear your favorite hat!
Tuesday (5/4) - College Day - Wear a college team shirt!
Wednesday (5/5) - Teachers will be dressing up as “If I wasn’t a teacher, I’d be a _____” Day
Thursday (5 / 6) - Jersey Day - Wear a Sports Jersey
Friday (5/7) - Patriot Day - Wear your Red, White and Blue
This senior class is going to be missed, but we know the world will be a better place once they leave our doors. For the next 4 weeks, I will be highlighting each student from our 2021 Senior Class. Good Luck Seniors! My how they’ve grown!
Important Dates Coming Up (New)
May 10th - Jr. High Band/Choir - 7 PM
May 11th - 6th Grade Field Trip
May 14th - 5th Grade Secondary Tour
May 14th - Senior Class Trip
May 19th - FFA Banquet - 6 PM - Steen Reformed Church
May 21st - Sr. High Band/Choir/Drumline - 7 PM
May 23rd - Senior Baccalaureate Ceremony - 2-3PM - Commons
May 24th - HBC Sports Awards - Gymnasium
May 26th - Last Day for Seniors - 6-7PM
May 28th - Class of 2021 Graduation - 7 PM
June 1st - 8th Grade Science Field Trip
June 2nd - Last Day of School for K-11 (half-day)
HBC Sports Awards Night - Monday, May 24th - 6 PM (Repeat)
Please mark your calendars if your student athlete played a varsity sport. The HBC Sports Awards Night is scheduled for Monday, May 24th - 6 PM. Due to COVID, we will not be serving a meal. Two spectators per athlete are welcome to attend.
Senior Graduation Set - Friday, May 28th - 7:00 PM (Repeat)
Our Graduation for the Class of 2021 will be on Friday, May 28th at 7:00 PM in the HBC New Gymnasium. Due to covid, each senior will be allowed 6 guests/spectators. Congratulations Class of 2021!
Spring Sports Seasons Starting (Repeat)
Track Season and Golf Season has officially started! Please make sure to view the upcoming meets by visiting the HBC Website or HBC App.
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!
No Early Dismissals in May
HBC Elementary and Secondary will have NO early dismissals in the month of May. The early dismissals were a great time for students to have extra 1:1 time with their teachers. Students who were struggling, failing, missed multiple days because of quarantine, or needed more support would utilize this time to meet with their teachers. As we transition to no Early Releases, please remind your students that our teachers are available from 7:30 - 8:05 AM and 3:05 - 3:30 PM. Many teachers will even set up an appointment during the school day.
Summer Rec Calendars (Repeat)
The 10U, 12U & 14U Softball and Baseball schedules & information are posted to our hbc.patriots.com website. They are located under: Menu, Parent Information, Summer Recreation.
Deficiency Lists for 4thQuarter- (Repeat)
As we emphasize the importance of academics and being well-rounded students, athletes and participants of co-curricular activities, please be reminded that we began our deficiency lists starting for Quarter 3 through Quarter 4. Note: There will be NO Early Releases in May, however students may come before school (7:30 - 8:05 AM) or after school (3:05 - 3:30).
The Deficiency List / Academic Eligibility is located in Section 9 of the Secondary Student Handbook (LINK).
This slide explains the different levels of deficiencies. Parents and students will receive an emailed letter notifying them if their student is on the deficiency list. Please continue to support your student who may be struggling with completing school work.
Visit the CEO Trade Show - Wednesday, May 19th (New)
Please email me or call if you have any questions.
Andrew Kellenberger, Principal
Phone- 507-962-3240 ext. 2101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org