Husky Highlights

April 29, 2022

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, May 5 - Cinco De Mayo activities for students

Monday, May 9 - PK Mother's Day Tea

Tuesday, May 10 - No School - Election Day

Wednesday, May 11 - PK, K, 1st, 2nd End of Year Trip to Hovatter's Zoo; parents are invited to meet us there - Parents are invited.

Thursday, May 12 - WVGSA - Math for 3rd, 4th, 5th - You're a Smartie

Friday, May 13 - WVGSA - Writing for 3rd, 4th, 5th - Donut Stres

Monday, May 16 - Walk the Halls for BUHS Seniors

Tuesday, May 17 - Upshur County Wellness and Field Day for 3rd, 4th, 5th graders

Wednesday, May 18 - WVGSA - Science - 5th Graders - Blow the Top Off the Test

3rd / 4th End of Year Field Trip to East Marion Park and Launchpad - parents are invited

Thursday, May 19 - Upshur County Schools Move Up Day; Professional Learning Day; Only Incoming K, 6th, 9th graders attend next school

Friday, May 20 - Professional Meeting Day - No Students

Tuesday, May 24 - 5th Grade Field Trip to Pittsburgh Zoo - Parents are invited.

Wednesday, May 25 - WV Soil Tunnel Trailer for PK - 2nd; Pool Party for 3rd, 4th, 5th - parents are invited to meet us at the pool.

Thursday, May 26 - Our Spring Concert AND Recognition are being held at the same time.

Recognition and Music Performance

* PK - 9:30 a.m.

* K & 3rd - 10:30 a.m.

* 1st & 4th - 1:00 p.m.

* 2nd & 5th - 2:00 p.m.

Buddy grades are combined to allow students to cheer on their buddies from the school year.

Friday, May 27 - Last day of school for students; 12:30 Dismissal; End of 4th Quarter

Teacher Appreciation Week - Week of May 2

Encourage your children to thank their teachers.
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PK Trip to Moonreel Dairy Farm

K Field Trip to Appalachian Glass & Lewis County Park

1st & 2nd Grade Field Trip to Seneca Rocks

3rd, 4th, 5th Grade Field Trip to Stonewall Jackson State Park

Donations Needed

For our Cinco de Mayo activities on May 5, we need donations of newspaper and large boxes ---- large enough for a child to fit into!

On this date, students will be learning about Cinco de Mayo traditions and about Mexican culture. We will end the day with a parade of "floats" made by the students.

If you can donate any of these items, please send them to school by May 4.

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Update on Absence of Mrs. Phillips

Mrs. Phillips will continue to be in and out of the office due to her Dad's illness.

If you need Mrs. Phillips, don't hesitate to email ( or call / text to 304 613 8928.

Teachers and staff members are willing to assist in any way possible during my absences.

PTO Meeting

Mrs. Golden will be sending a link and a date for the next PTO meeting!


Our students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade will be taking their end of the year state testing, the WVGSA, in May.

The schedule for our testing is:

May 11 - Reading

May 12 - Math

May 13 - Writing

May 18 - Science - 5th grade only

As you schedule doctor appointments, days off, etc. please avoid these dates as much as possible. All students will need to take the tests and it is much easier for them to take the test with their classmates.

End of Year PTO Sponsored Field Trips

The following end of year field trips have been planned.

Parents are encouraged to attend these trips.

May 11 - PK, K, 1st, 2nd Grade visit Hovatter's Zoo

May 18 - 3rd & 4th Grade - Go to East Marion Park and Launchpad Trampoline Park

May 24 - 5th Graders Visit Pittsburgh Zoo

*** Students must ride the bus to the field trip but may be picked up by parents at the end of the trip.

Student Council Sponsored Human Society Supply Drive A Success

Thank you for donating to the Upshur County Humane Society.
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Important Dates for Upshur County Schools


May 10- No School- Election Day

May 17- Fred Eberle Graduation at 6:00pm

May 19- Move Up Day for incoming Kindergarten, 6th and 9th grade students.

May 19- 12:30 Dismissal – Professional Learning

May 20- No School – Professional Learning

May 27- 12:30 Dismissal – Professional Learning

May 27- Last Day for students

May 27- End of 4th Quarter/Second Semester

May 27- B-UHS Graduation – 6:00pm at B-UHS

June 3- Final Grade Card Sent Home

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.