Husky Highlights

September 17, 2021

Kindergartners Learn About Parts of a Tree

From Mrs. Bohman, School Counselor

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Important Dates

Tuesday, October 5

Fall Carnival Planning meeting - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 6

3rd, 4th, 5th graders travel to BUHS for a WV Dance Company Performance. We will return prior to lunch. Unfortunately, we will not have seating for families.

Thursday, October 7

Parent Teacher Conferences - 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.


We hope to see you there!!

Monday, October 11

PK, K, 1st, 2nd visit the Snyders Pumpkin Farm in Huttonsville.


School packed lunches will be provided. Students may bring a packed lunch if they choose.


Please have your children dress appropriately for the weather and to be walking around a farm.


We will depart HES at 8:30 a.m. and arrive in Huttonsville by 9:45 a.m.


We will have lunch at the pumpkin farm and then depart at 12:00 for our return trip home.


We encourage parents to meet us at the farm!!

Friday, October 15

NO STUDENTS - Professional Development Day for Staff

Saturday, October 16

PTO Fall Carnival - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Everyone welcome


Tub or Treat - 4:15 p.m. for Hodgesville Students only

Monday, October 18

3rd, 4th, 5th Visit Snyder's Pumpkin Farm in Huttonsville



School packed lunches will be provided. Students may bring a packed lunch if they choose.


Please have your children dress appropriately for the weather and to be walking around a farm.


We will depart HES at 8:30 a.m. and arrive in Huttonsville by 9:45 a.m.


We will have lunch at the pumpkin farm and then depart at 12:00 for our return trip home.


We encourage parents to meet us at the farm!!

Monday, October 25

PK students DO NOT attend school. They attend on Friday instead.

Friday, October 29

Wildlife Center Halloween Trip and Fresh Foods Market


PK students ATTEND school!!

Highlights From the Upshur County Board of Education Meeting

Bailey Moody spoke to the Upshur County Board of Education about the new BUHS Career and Technical Center and Upgraded BUMS

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PK Schedule Change

Due to our Halloween Field Trip / Party being held on Friday, October 29 we need to change our PK schedule.


PK students will be OFF on Monday, October 25.


Students will ATTEND on Friday, October 29.

Donations for Carnival Needed

We are in need of donations and volunteers for our Fall Carnival.


Please complete the following form to let us know how you can help.


https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=S7AZ4AwzekaLrgn7FzdNatv56BLiluBNqgvxA-7mXIVUMVVHM0RYOVQ5RlBFVlFMRk5RMkhFQUlYVC4u

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Upshur County Farm to School Program Logo Contest

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Fall Carnival Planning

PTO will be holding a planning meeting for the Fall Carnival on Tuesday, October 5 at 4:30 p.m.


Please attend and help plan a great event for our students!

The K Class read The Crayon Man and then had to create a holder from basic supplies for Mrs. Tenney's Crayons

October Field Trips

During the month of October, our students will have the following opportunities:

October 6 - Grades 3, 4, 5 will travel to BUHS for a performance by the WV Dance Company. We will depart HES at 8:30 a.m. and return at 11:00 a.m. Lunch will be at school. Unfortunately, space has not been reserved for parents.

October 11 - Grades PK, K, 1, 2 will visit Snyder Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze in Huttonsville, WV. We will depart HES at8:30 a.m and return at 1:00 p.m. Students will get to pick a pumpkin, explore farm equipment, and learn about growing corn and pumpkins. Students will be provided with a packed lunch that we will eat at the farm. Students may bring their own packed lunch, if they choose.
PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO MEET US AT THE FARM!!!

October 18 - Grades 3, 4, 5 will visit Snyder Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze in Huttonsville, WV. We will depart HES at8:30 a.m and return at 1:00 p.m. Students will get to pick a pumpkin, explore farm equipment, and learn about growing corn and pumpkins. Students will be provided with a packed lunch that we will eat at the farm. Students may bring their own packed lunch, if they choose.
PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO MEET US AT THE FARM!!!

October 29 - All students - PK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 - will travel to the WV Wildlife Center in French Creek for our Halloween activity. We will depart HES at 10:30 a.m. with arrival at WV Wildlife Center by 11:30 a.m. We will depart the WV Wildlife Center at 1:30 for a return to HES at 2:30 p.m.

While at the Wildlife Center, the Upshur County Extension Office will set up a Kids Fruit & Veggie Market at the pavilion. All students will "shop" for FREE fruits and veggies. Parents are encouraged to attend so they can transport the food home.

We will have school packed lunches at the pavilion. Students may pack their own lunch.
PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO MEET US AT THE FARM!!!

October 4 - 8 is Celebrate Family PE Week

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Dragons Love Tacos

October 12 at 5:30 p.m.


Families are invited to school to hear about grade level skills AND to make walking tacos with their children!!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Our 1st quarter conferences will be held on Thursday, October 7 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.


We hope to see you!!

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Our Family Handbook - Also available on our website

Our Vision, Core Beliefs, and Goal

Our Core Beliefs / Mission

We at HES are dedicated to providing all students with knowledge and skills to become college and career ready in an environment emphasizing the PAX Good Behavior Game, which includes peace, productivity, health and happiness with the core belief “I better my world, and I better myself.”


It is our desire to:


- Provide a nurturing, consistent environment which emphasizes the development of the individual child’s social, emotional, physical, and academic growth.


- To teach all children so they may achieve their highest academic potential utilizing authentic learning experiences, to build a foundation to become college and career ready, and to be lifelong learners.


- To guide all children in becoming leaders, problem solvers, and listeners.


- To encourage appropriate relationships through parent and community involvement in the school.


Our Goal:



Hodgesville Elementary School will have an increase of at least 1.0 GE growth for 40% of our students as based on beginning of the year to end of the year data for 2021 – 2022 end of year assessments for Math and English Language Arts.