May 7, 2021
What a GREAT week to celebrate some of our amazing staff this week!
This past week was Teacher Appreciation Week! We had a fun time celebrating our wonderful teachers who make HBC GREAT!
It was also Nurses Week! Thank you Ms. Leenderts for keeping our students and staff healthy and safe! This year has been especially difficult with contact tracing, screening, testing and you have done a GREAT job keeping our students healthy and safe.
It was also H-BC School Lunch Hero Day this Past Week - Thank you to Donna Burgers, Anita Blank, Lisa Durst and Joan Johnson for serving our students and staff!
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 3 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 - 13th - NWEA Reading/Math Assessment (6th, 7th, 8th)
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 27th - Class of 2021 Commencement Practice with Band 1:40 PM
May 28th - Class of 2021 Graduation - 7 PM
May 31st - No School
June 1st - 8th Grade Science Field Trip to Blue Mound State Park
June 2nd - Last Day of School for K-11 (half-day)
NWEA Testing Next Week (Grades 6,7,8) for Reading and Math
Our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will be taking their NWEA Math and Reading Assessments this next week. This assessment’s purpose is to show yearly individual growth and give students and teachers feedback on areas/strands of improvement. Please make sure our students continue to get the rest and nutrition they need to perform their best!
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. 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 (Repeat)
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 4th Quarter- (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.
Summer Training for Students in Grades 5th - 12th (New)
Students who are wanting to prepare for a fall/winter/spring sports or just stay in shape should register for Summer Training. Please click the following Link to or see registration form below.
Visit the CEO Trade Show - Wednesday, May 19th (Repeat)
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