Hero Happenings!

Hellstern Middle School Newsletter, Springdale, AR

2019-2020 Issue 26, February 24, 2020

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Help our Herobotics team raise money to get to South Carolina!

The Herobotics team will be selling Little Debbie snack cakes for $1 this Friday. At the state competition held recently, they earned an invitation to participate in an International competition in South Carolina. They are raising money to make this trip happen!

HMS Tryout/Audition Information (for rising 7th graders)

*You must have a completed physical in order to tryout for Springdale athletic teams.

We are collecting this information and will continue to update this list as dates are settled:

Girls Basketball - tryouts on March 31st & April 1st

Boys Basketball -

Girls Volleyball - tryouts on May 4th & 5th

Football - students will request this in their schedule and there will be a parent meeting TBA

Cross-Country - no tryouts, request in your schedule

Cheer - tryouts March 17 & 18, if you missed the mandatory parent meeting contact Krystle Smith (ksmith5@sdale.org)

Band - Auditions during school May 4-7, parent meeting May 7 @ 6:30pm

Boys' Honor Choir -

Girls' Honor Choir -

Select Drama - auditions during Hero Hour (March 16th-20th)

Stagecraft - Application due on March 20th

Advanced Art - Application due on March 20th

Coding -

EAST - Application due on March 20th

CJHS Tryout Information (for rising 8th graders)

Girls Basketball:

  • April 2nd from 5-6pm @ CJHS
  • Coach Temple & Banister

Boys Basketball:

  • 2nd week of April
  • Coach Sutherland & Luther


  • tryouts May 4th-7th
  • Coach Doherty or Coach Bailey


  • Parent info night - April 28th @ 6pm
  • No tryouts - contact Coach Watson, Coach Jones, Coach Thompson, or Coach Foringer if interested

Cross Country:

  • Parent information meeting 2nd week of May
  • No tryouts. Contact Coach Sullivan if interested

Cheer & Dance:

  • Parent meeting March 4th @ 6pm in Lowe's room (CJHS)
  • Tryouts: March 30th & March 31st


  • contact Dr. Coker or Mrs. Sangster if new to band


  • contact Mrs. Watt if new to choir

Battle of the Books!!

Congratulations to all of the students that read and participated in Battle of the Books! We have our winning teams pictured below:
Take a look!

Deadline to register for the Spain trip is March 4, 2020. Take a look at the link and get signed up!

Meet Our Heroes!

Every week we want to introduce you to fabulous Heroes that work at Hellstern. We have some of the best teachers and staff in the world and can't wait for you to get to know them!
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Upcoming Dates


24th - Safety drills during Hero Hour

28th - Club Day!!

28th - Herobotics is selling Little Debbie snack cakes for $1 (They are raising money to participate in a competition they were invited to because of their success at the state competition!)

Look for a form to select your preferred conference time this week!


8th - Daylight Savings Begins!!!

10th - Spring Individual Pictures

10th - School Board Meeting @ 5pm

13th - End of the 3rd quarter

16th - Student led conferences (3:15-7:15)

17th - Student led conferences (3:15-6:15)

17th - HMS Cheer Clinic (for rising 7th graders) - 3:30-5:30pm

18th - HMS Cheer Tryout (for rising 7th graders) - 3:30-5:30pm

23rd-27th - Spring Break


2nd -$1 Hat Day for Special Olympics

20th - 24th - ACT Aspire Testing Week

28th - Band Concert @ PAC (7pm)


1st - Spring Fling

4th-7th - Band Tryouts during school (current 6th graders)

4th - Choir Concert @ HBHS PAC (7pm)

11th & 12th - Current 5th graders visit HMS during school

11th - 6th grade UA field trip - Olympians & Legends

12th - 6th grade UA field trip - AllStars & Avengers

13th - Naturals Ballgame (all students)

15th - 6th grade UA field trip - Defenders & Chargers

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