HAGERMAN NEWSLETTER

The Pirate.......................September 2019

HAGERMAN HIGH SCHOOL CAREER-DAY

Hagerman HS, with the help of the HS PTV, are going to be holding a Career Fair for our students on Thursday October 10th starting at 8:00 am.


We are looking for any vendors who are interested in talking with our students about college and career opportunities. The Career Fair will go from 8 am-3 pm. We will have a system in place that will allow all vendors to have a chance to visit with all of our students. Please plan on a 15-30 minute presentation if you are interested. Contact Mr. Wadsworth or Jennifer Bell (PTV President) for more information. Thank you.

Principals Corner

With the first week out of the way time is already flying by. It feels like sometimes I just don’t get to communicate with all the students, teachers, and stakeholders like I want to and I apologize for that. I think the biggest concern I have right now for our junior and senior high school is taking advantage of educational opportunities. Some of the awesome educational opportunities outside of general classroom schedules that we currently have at Hagerman HS on campus include: Academy of Agriculture and Food Science, Health Science Dual Credit Courses (for medical careers), FFA, BPA (business), Range and Plant Science Dual Credit Courses (for Ag careers), Math 143 (College Algebra), ENGL 101 dual credit (pending), Biology Dual Credit Course, Adobe/Office Certifications, Digital Learning Classes, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), music, and Spanish I.


For a rural school, we do have a good start to some educational opportunities to offer our students to help prepare them for college and career readiness. Our struggle seems to be that students are avoiding, or are not interested in these educational opportunities. I understand that many students might not find an interest in these subject areas being offered, but when I ask our students if they are planning on going to a higher educational institution (college/trade school) after graduation they have said “yes”. So here is the question I pose to myself, “Why would a student not take these general dual-credit courses (Math, Science, Language Arts (soon to come), Range, Food Science) at Hagerman HS and not have to pay for them versus taking them after they graduate when they are going to pay $300-$700 (maybe even higher) a class?” It kind of has me shaking my head. These are some the reasons for not attempting these courses I have over heard this last year from our students……………too hard, I will have to study more, the teacher is too hard, I will take it after I graduate because it will be my money and I will try harder (no lie), it will affect my gpa, it stresses me out, I can’t trust myself to study.


So our students who leave Hagerman with a high school diploma, are they really preparing themselves to go on to higher education opportunities if they are not willing to attempt these educational opportunities that we already have to offer here at our school? It is these reasons that concern me regarding our students here at Hagerman. If we have opportunities to create a pathway for them to (1) get a few of the general education courses on the way toward their college degree, or certificate, (2) get them prepared for life situations through commitment and learning to persevere, (3) push them educationally with them knowing that they can achieve and choose where they want to go with a degree, or certificate (and make money), why would students take the path of least resistance and expect to be successful in life?


Sure, maybe students might choose to enroll in the job force and forgo a trade school or college, but advanced opportunities will still be part of that path as well if they want to move up the pay scale.We need to invest in the educational opportunities that Hagerman has to offer and positively invest in our students to take advantage of these opportunities. I really don’t know when these opportunities will disappear. Our school has had some good educational doors opening recently, and we are very thankful for those, but we are at the mercy of those who have given us those opportunities. We would hope that all of our educational opportunities will be around every year, unfortunately with limited enrollment, due to lack of interest in these courses, we could lose those opportunities.


I am asking for our parents and community members to help to provide support to our students, or your students, about taking advantage of these educational opportunities. The State of Idaho is giving students $4200 to spend on some of these opportunities……...yes that is correct. So it would cost students the price of some dedication and a little hard work to make that investment. Having the instructors here on campus also makes it easier to get help in those courses. Investing in all our students at home and at school, should be our ultimate goal. We want to encourage all of our students here at Hagerman Jr/Sr High take advantage of all educational opportunities and to help prepare them towards a more successful future.

SEPTEMBER ATHLETICS

Football

Friday August 30 vs Murtaugh........5 & 7 pm

Friday Sept 6 @ Dietrich..................5 & 7 pm

Friday Sept 13 @ Castleford...........5 & 7 pm

Friday Sept 20 @ LHCS...................5 & 7 pm

Friday Sept 27 vs Camas (HOMECOMING)......5 & 7 pm


Volleyball

Tues Sept 3 @ Carey..............Tri-Meet

Thurs Sept 5 vs Camas...........6 & 7 pm

Thurs Sept 12 @ Shoshone....6 & 7 pm

Tues Sept 17 vs Richfield......6 & 7 pm

Wed Sept 18 vs Valley...........6 & 7 pm

Thurs Sept 19 @ LHCS............6 & 7 pm

Tues Sept 24 @ Dietrich........6 & 7 pm

Thurs Sept 26 @ Castleford....6 & 7 pm

Fri Sept 27 vs TFCS (HOMECOMING)........5 pm


JH Footbal/Volleball

Wed Sept 4 @ Carey......2 pm

Sat Sept 7....Volleyball Tournament in Buhl.....TBA

Wed Sept 11 @ RIchfiled......2 pm

Thurs Sept 12 vs Filer...........4 pm

Wed Sept 18 @ Community (volleyball only).......2 pm

Tues Sept 24 @ Filer.............4 pm

Wed Sept 25 @ Castleford...2 pm

HOMECOMING FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27TH

EVENTS:


MONDAY......PJ DAY

TUESDAY.....COWBOY DAY

WEDNESDAY.....BLAST FROM THE PAST........BBQ @ 6 PM

THURSDAY.......SPIRIT DAY......HOMECOMING PARADE 10 AM

FRIDAY...........VB GAME @ 5 PM........FOOTBALL GAME 7 PM (BLACK OUT---WEAR YOUR PIRATE BLACK).


If you would like to enter a float please contact Mr. Wadsworth. We would love to have some participation. Thank you.

MIni-Cheer Camp

Forms will be sent out for the mini-cheer campers to perform on the last home football game vs Carey on Friday, October 11.

HAGERMAN ELEMENTARY (3,4,5,6 grade) VOLLEYBALL

Practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting September 9 from 4-5 pm in the old gym. Games will be on Saturdays. See Carrie Chizum for more information.

18 WAYS TO HELP YOUR CHILD SUCCEED AT SCHOOL AND HOME

  1. Meet your child's teacher.
  2. Get to know who's who at your child's school.
  3. Attend parent-teacher conferences and keep in touch with your child's teacher.
  4. Find out how your child is doing.
  5. Apply for special services if you think your child may need it.Make sure that your child gets homework done.
  6. Find homework help for your child if needed.
  7. Help your child prepare for tests.
  8. Learn what the school offers.
  9. Volunteer at your child's school and/or join your school's parent-teacher group.
  10. Ask questions.
  11. Learn about your rights.
  12. Let the school know your concerns.
  13. Demonstrate a positive attitude about education to your children.
  14. Monitor your child's television, video game, and Internet use.
  15. Talk with your child.
  16. Encourage your child to use the library.
  17. Encourage your child to be responsible and work independently.
  18. Encourage active learning.

What is AVID?

This year Hagerman School District is implementing AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination).


What is AVID?

“AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.”


AVID focuses on: Organization/Preparation, Focused-Note Taking, Critical-Thinking Skills, Writing, Teamwork, and Reading Skills. All these skills give our students the base they need for future success.


Students have all been given planners and binders in order to carry out the framework of AVID. They are required to use them in every class at Hagerman Jr/Sr High School. There will be more to come on how AVID is helping our students.

Hagerman HS Parent Teacher Volunteers

The Hagerman HS PTV is looking for more parent volunteers. If you are interested please contact Jennifer Bell (President), or Mr. Wadsworth to find out more information.


The PTV will be doing a 50/50 Auction at all home games. Tickets cost $1 and however many of the tickets gets sold, the winner gets 50% of the money from ticket sales. At our last home football game and individual won $150. It's a fun raffle and 50% of the proceeds go to help Hagerman JH/HS.


The PTV will also be doing the "Candy Shoot" at all home basketball games.


Come support our local PTV by getting involved!!!! Thank you.

2019-20 ACT Test Dates

Registration.....................Test Date

AUG 16................................SEPT 14

SEPT 20...............................OCT 26

NOV 8..................................DEC 14

JAN 10................................FEB 8

FEB 28................................APR 4

MAY 8.................................JUN 13

JUN 19................................JUL 18