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Volume 2

Homecoming Events/ September 24-29

Hopewell-Loudon Homecoming Events will take place the week of September 24-29! Below are the upcoming events for the week and the Spirit Day themes.

Event Bulletin Board

The Student Council has created a central location for events and bulletins to be posted in Main Street. Pictured below is Student Council President, Rachel Faber, and the new area.

North Central Electric Safety Demonstration

The North Central Electric Safety Demo crew was on campus September 14 to discuss electrical safety with our 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students. Thank you to Mr. Horner and our Agricultural Department for setting up this demonstration.

2018 Homecoming Court

Congratulations to our Homecoming Court attendants:

Jaret Nelson, Jarin Holland, Donovan Bickelhaupt, Sam Stickley, Jenna Ickes, Kirstyn Sadler, Chelsey Depinet and Allison Merry.

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Counselor's Corner

Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership

One more announcement:

Attention Sophomores every year Hopewell-Loudon sends one student to represent our school at the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Seminar. Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership is one of the oldest and most prominent youth leadership organizations in the world. The seminar is for the student who feels they are a strong leader, has the courage to speak up for their beliefs, has concern for others, and is interested in improving their skills in critical thinking, goal setting and would like to realize the importance of enhancing their leadership skills. Please see Mrs. Hendrix in the guidance office for an application.

Hopewell-Loudon Boys' Basketball

The Boys' Basketball Program continues to offer fall events for prospective players from grades 3-12. These events will prepare elementary, junior high, and high school players for their respective, upcoming seasons!!! Check with Coach Jury or on the school website under the boys' basketball page if additional information is needed. Basketball season is quickly approaching! Go Chieftains!

Agricultural Students Compete at County Soil Competition

On Monday, September 17, students from five area agricultural departments competed in the county soils competition outside of Republic, Ohio.


In the County Soils Competition HL Urban Team PLaced 1st in the county led by Ainslee Riser with 607 points, Logan Holcom with 596 points, Adam Daniel with 578 points.


Individual placings were

1st Ainslee Riser

2nd Logan Holcomb

4th Adam Daniel

6th Evan Palmer

13th Denver Staib


In the rural contest HL was 3rd led by Emily Brickner 559 points, Abby Daniel with 553 points, and Taylor reinhart with 547 points


Individually our top 5 students placed as follows

8th Emily Brickner

10th Abby Daniel

11th Taylor Reinhart

13th Emma Shellhammer

15th Madison Earl

8th Grade Genealogy Project

The 8th grade students in Mrs. Haynes social studies class will be completing a genealogy project this nine weeks. To help the students get started and learn how to use all the resources available for research, Mrs. Haynes invited Ms. Beck Hill from the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museum.
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8th Grade Egg Drop Competition

Mr. Heckler's 8th grade science classes participated in the annual "Egg Drop" competition. Students had to design an apparatus to allow their egg to safely drop to the ground from 12 feet. Below are some pictures of the event.

7 Habits of Effective People Quick Thought

Each of the 7 Habits is based on principles of effectiveness, paradigms that are aligned with principles, and practices that produce effective results.

Principles are timeless, universal, self-evident, and in operation, whether we accept or understand them or not.

Paradigms are the way we see, understand, and interpret the world- our mental map.

Practices are behaviors- how we carry out our paradigms.


"If you want to make minor changes in your life, work on your behavior. But if you want to make significant, quantum breakthroughs, work on your paradigms."- Stephen R. Covey