ENews: Friday, October 6, 2023
School Calendar: Dates to Remember
Friday, October 6: HMS School Dance
Monday, October 9: Parent Teacher Conferences
Wednesday, October 11: Indian Pride Marching Band Preview Night
Friday, October 13: PreK-5 Dental Clinic
Wednesday, October 18: Board of Education Meeting
Friday, October 20: Homecoming 2023 Parade & Football Game
Wednesday, October 18: Board of Education Meeting
Friday, October 20: End of 1st Quarter
Tuesday, October 24: HPS Title I Literacy Night
Wednesday, November 1: Picture Retake Day
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Hallsville School District Awarded Safety Grant
The Hallsville School District is excited to announce the awarding of a $150,000 grant to make school safety upgrades throughout the district. The funds are from the State of Missouri’s new school safety grant program. Funds received will be used to improve hardening access against unauthorized visitors, ballistic film, and improving the district's video surveillance equipment.
Governor Parson approved an additional $50 million to expand the School Safety Reimbursement Grant Program in the Fiscal Year 2024 budget. The grant program is designed to help school districts make improvements to the safety and security of their facilities and ensure that students and staff are protected in the event of an emergency. Funds from the grant will need to be used by May 2024.
Board of Education: Superintendent Search
At the special meeting on Wednesday, October 4, the Hallsville Board of Education approved the selection of the Education Governance and Leadership (EGL) Association to lead the effort to search for the next superintendent of the Hallsville School District.
Superintendent Downs announced his retirement to the Board at their September meeting. His retirement is effective July 1, 2024.
Bryan Wildenhain, President of the Hallsville Board of Education, emphasized that one of the board’s most important responsibilities is selecting the superintendent, thus ensuring the best possible education for our students and the long-term success of our district. “Our commitment to excellence drove the decision to utilize EGL. We recognized that in doing so, we could tap into their expertise, access a broader pool of highly qualified candidates, and streamline the process. By working together with EGL, we will find our next visionary leader to guide our district.”
EGL Association was one of three independent educational firms the board considered for this search. EGL Association is a not-for-profit association specializing in public school leadership transition services, specifically superintendent searches.
The Board of Education will meet with the EGL Association next week to determine a tentative timeline, including opportunities for students, staff, and community members to provide input during the search.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Monday, October 9, from 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Hallsville Primary, Intermediate, and Middle Schools have scheduled conferences using Parent Square. If you still need to make an appointment, please reach out to your child's teacher.
Hallsville High School will have open conferences . Teachers will be available in their classrooms, and parents will have the opportunity to visit with core and non-core teachers.
All families are highly encouraged to attend fall conferences to gain insight into your child's academic progress. You'll have the chance to discuss their strengths, areas of improvement, and any challenges they may be facing.
Teacher of the Year Nominations
The Hallsville Chamber of Commerce seeks nominations for the 2023 Educator of the Year. Nominations are due by Friday, October 27. If you want to nominate a teacher from our district who displays dedication, motivation, enthusiasm, and commitment, please submit your online nomination here. The Chamber is also accepting nominations for Business and Citizen of the Year. You can use the form above to submit nominations.
“Coming Home” for Homecoming 2023
We are “Coming Home” for Homecoming 2023, celebrating our football players, cheer, and the Indian Pride marching band competing and performing on our new athletic field. The Hallsville High School Indians football team will host the California Pintos at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 20th, for the 2023 Homecoming game.
The Homecoming Parade is scheduled for Friday, October 20, at 1:30 p.m. Floats will exit from the back of Hallsville Primary School and turn right onto North Street, then right onto Wesley Avenue, and left onto Highway 124, left onto Elizabeth Street, then left onto Highway 124 and end at the front of Hallsville Primary School. Please fill out Hallsville Homecoming Parade Request 2023 form if your community or youth group would like to participate in the Homecoming parade.
Dress Up Days PreK-12th Grade
Students across campus are invited to participate in Homecoming Dress-Up Days the week of Tuesday, October 17 - Friday, October 20!
- Tuesday 10/17: Make Yourself at HOME (Pajamas & Comfy Clothes)
- Wednesday 10/18: Home Away from HOME (Travel Destination Shirts & Tourist Wear)
- Thursday 10/19: My HOMIES (Twin with Another Person or Group)
- Friday 10/20: Welcome HOME! (Wear Purple & Gold)
Congratulations to the 2023 Homecoming Court! Coronation will take place during halftime on Friday, October 20.
Indian Pride Marching Band Preview Night
The Hallsville Indian Pride Marching Band is hosting a family and community preview night of their competition show on Wednesday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the football stadium. Spectators are asked to park in the paved Hallsville Primary School parking lot and not the gravel parking lot near the stadium due to ongoing construction clean-up
Come Work for Hallsville Schools!
The Hallsville School District has immediate support staff openings in our Operations Department. Please reach out to our Director of Operations Billy Roberts at email@example.com or call 573-696-5512 ext. 7001.
IMMEDIATE NEED: FULL-TIME BUS DRIVER
- Pay begins at $43.75 per route.
- Paid training is available, and the district provides 100% paid medical and life insurance and offers retirement matching. Staff members are also offered paid time off and paid holidays.
IMMEDIATE NEED: 4-5 SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVERS
- Pay begins at $43.75 per route.
IMMEDIATE NEED: DAY, MID-SHIFT, & NIGHT CUSTODIAL
- Pay begins at $13.15 with 100% paid medical and life insurance and offers retirement matching. Staff members are also offered paid time off and paid holidays.
FULL-TIME CLASSROOM SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS
The Hallsville School District has immediate full-time substitute teaching positions available at each of our buildings. Please reach out to Business Manager, Ada Tharp, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 573-696-5512 ext. 1350.
- Tuesday through Friday
- Pay is $100/day
FULL-TIME CLASSROOM PARAPROFESSIONAL
The Hallsville School District has immediate full-time paraprofessional positions available at each of our buildings. Please reach out to Special Services Director, Donna Simkins , at email@example.com or call 573-696-5512 ext. 2111.
- Pay begins at $13.40 with 100% paid medical and life insurance and offers retirement matching. Staff members are also offered paid time off and paid holidays.
- Tuesday-Friday school hours
#BeInvolved: Community & Youth Events
Hallsville Kids Club YOUTH WRESTLING will have registration and a camp on Sunday, October 29th from 2-4 pm. They will also host another registration night on Thursday, November 2nd from 6:00 -7:30 p.m. Students ages 5 and up are welcome to attend! Practices begin the week of November 6. This youth club is a great transition for when the older kids are ready for Middle School and High School wrestling.
The Hallsville Youth Basketball Association (HYBA), is a non-school sponsored organization for Hallsville youth. Registration is now open for the 5th and 6th grade boys and girls basketball season. Registration must be completed by today, Friday, October 6. Registration for 3rd and 4th grades will be available in late November.
The Police Foundation of Hallsville is again awarding a scholarship to two students (ages 12-17) within the Hallsville School District to attend the Cub Creek Science Camp. Scholarship applications are due by Friday, October 20.
Daniel Boone Regional Library offers many free homework help resources for students, including live one-on-one support and tutoring sessions from 2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. and the ability for students to submit papers to their Writing Lab.
The Hallsville Park Board will host their 8th annual Trick or Treat in the Park on Saturday, October 21 at 4:30 p.m. There will be free games, candy, hot dogs, and a costume contest.
Gather your “Dream Team” and Step Up for Down Syndrome on Saturday, October 14, at Mizzou’s Stankowski Field. Participants will enjoy a fun-filled day with bounce houses, carnival games, live music, and more.