H-BC Secondary Families:
The school year is coming to a close quickly. We officially have one week (4.5 days) of school left! I am thankful for the hard work from our students and staff to make this year a very successful school year. As we finish this school year, please continue to encourage your students to finish the school year strong.
A Reminder: Thursday, May 27th is the student’s last day. Secondary students dismiss at 12:30 PM (early dismissal).
The HBC Music Department performed for the Spring Concert on Friday night. The Choir, Jazz Band and Band, directed by Ms. Comp and Ms. Bierman, did a wonderful job. HBC Art Department also hosted an art exhibit.
This senior class is going to be missed, but we know the world will be a better place once they leave our doors. Good Luck Seniors! Please check out the Senior Spotlight Posts on HBC Patriots Facebook, Website or Twitter. Here are a few of our seniors.
2022-2023 School Year Schedule Update (Repeat)
This past week our 8th - 11th grade students registered for classes for the 2022 - 2023 School Year. The following changes will be made for next school year:
Traditional 8 Period Day (44 minute class periods)
No Advisory Classes (College & Career Ready and Patriot Prep)
Students in 6th/7th/8th Grade will be in a Middle School Model Schedule where all grade levels visit different teachers for the their core classes: Math/Reading/Science/Social Studies
New Class Offerings:
Psychology - Elective One Semester - Psychology as we will present it deals with the behavior, thoughts and emotions of individuals. This course will provide an overview of the field of psychology, topics in human growth and development, personality, and abnormal psychology.
Sociology – Elective - One Semester - Sociology is a field of study that explains social, political, and economic phenomena in terms of social structures, social forces, and group relations. The course will introduce students to the field by focusing on several important sociological topics, including socialization, culture, the social construction of knowledge, poverty, and political sociology.
Hollywood vs. History – Elective - One Semester - Hollywood vs History is an examination of the accuracy of popular Hollywood historical films. This course will teach students to develop an understanding of the relationship between cinema, American Popular Culture and history. The course will also involve the study of significant historical events, and how those events are represented in the movies. A signed parental consent form, indicating parental approval, must be turned in before movies are viewed.
Memorable Moments in History - Elective - One Semester = Memorable Moments in History is a class that will cover many of the moments that have shaped the United States’ world position today. The San Francisco Earthquake, presidential assassinations, the Stock Market crash and the 1980 Olympics Miracle on Ice are some of the major events that will be studied. These and other important events in US History will be studied and discussed to show how the United Sates has continued its forward movement because of the many major historical happenings throughout our existence.
Physics - Elective - Physics involves the study of forces and laws of nature affecting matter, such as equilibrium, motion, momentum, and the relationships between matter and energy. The course will also include the examination of sound, light, and magnetic and electric phenomena.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call me at the below email address/phone number.
Here is the link to the May Newsletter if you missed it. LINK
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Important Dates Ahead (New)
Friday, May 20th - FFA Banquet - Steen Reformed Church - 7 PM
Sunday, May 22nd - HBC Baccalaureate - 2 PM
Monday, May 23rd - Class of 2022 Senior Breakfast 7:45 - 8:30 in Room 703
Monday, May 23rd - 7th Grade Field Trip to Luverne Military Museum 12 - 2 PM
Wednesday, May 25th - Last Day for Seniors
Thursday, May 26th - Academic Awards Assembly 1:30 - 2:00 PM
Friday, May 27th - Last Day for Students (half-day/dismissal at 12:30 PM)
Friday, May 27th - HBC Graduation Class of 2022 Commencement - 7 PM
Senior Graduation Set - Friday, May 28th - 7:00 PM (Repeat)
Our Graduation for the Class of 2022 will be on Friday, May 27th at 7:00 PM in the HBC New Gymnasium. Congratulations Class of 2022!!
2022-2023 School Calendar: The Hills-Beaver Creek Board of Education approved the 2022-2023 School Calendar at its meeting on 2/28/22. Here is the LInk to the 2022-2023 School Calendar.
Summer Basketball Camp: Students currently in grades 2-8 are invited to register for this year's Summer Basketball Camp. The camp will run May 31-June 3 at the H-BC Secondary School in Hills. Registration is due before May 18. See the form below.
Summer Speed Training 2022 - Grades 4th - 12th
Dates: June 6 - July 30th
See Details Below
Deficiency Lists for the Start of 4th Quarter- (New)
As we emphasize the importance of academics and being well-rounded students, athletes and participants of co-curricular activities, please be reminded that we have continued to utilize the Deficiency List.
If a student is on the Deficiency List, students must turn in their phone with their respected study hall teacher(s) to promote students engaging in their school work. Students should hand in their phone to the teacher at the beginning of class and will get their phones back at the end of class. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Kellenberger.
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.
The picture below shows the different levels of the Deficiency List.
School Lunch (Repeat) -- With current food availability our menus do change. Our Food Service Director does keep the menu on the H-BC App current- https://www.hbcpatriots.com/dining Remember to refer to the App and not the newsletter for the most current menu.
AM BUS CHANGES--For morning bus changes please call or text the bus line--make sure to identify your student and the bus number they are riding: 507-962-3240 Ext. 4.
Please reach out to me if you have any needs. Phone- 507-962-3240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org