Cougar Chronicle

Volume 17 Issue 18 - Friday, December 3, 2021

Important Dates Coming Up

  • December 10-January 14 - Recycle Lights at SCE or Admin building on Cumberland Rd.
  • December 10-January 14 - Winter NWEA Testing for all students
  • December 10-12- Order Cluster Truck, proceeds support SCE
  • Monday, December 13 - Mrs. Gropp to AgriPark
  • Tuesday, December 14 - Mrs. Labellarte, Mrs. Landis to AgriPark
  • Wednesday, December 15 - Mrs. Nolan, Mrs. Posipanka to AgriPark
  • Thursday, December 16 - Mrs. Emmons, Miss Yeleti to AgriPark
  • Friday, December 17 - COVID Vaccine Clinic at FHS, 3:30-7:30PM, ages 5+
  • Monday, December 20 - Monday, January 3 - ❄️Winter Break - No School❄️
  • Monday January 3 - Teacher Work Day
  • Tuesday, January 4 - Students Return to School
Dec 10

Changes to the Lunch Menu for December 13-17

December 13-17 is Week 2, but there are changes due to supply chain restrictions:

Monday: Chicken Nuggets

Tuesday: Orange Chicken with Fried Rice

Wednesday: Pizza (NOT boneless wings)

Thursday: Cheeseburger

Friday: Pizza Crunchers

Breakfast and Lunch Menu

December 6-10 is Week 1. The menu may change due to supply chain limitations - please watch for updates.

Recycle Holiday Lights

HSE Schools will be hosting a district wide Holiday Light Recycling Program. Each school is collecting old, broken, tangled, or unwanted holiday lights. Technology Recyclers will take these unwanted/unusable lights and break them down into useable components that will be used to make new products.

Last year, you helped prevent 3,519 pounds of holiday light e-waste from entering landfills and polluting the Earth.

No matter what the reason, resist the urge to throw old holiday lights in the trash.

Please participate in HSE district wide Holiday Light Recycling Program this year!

SCE will have collection bins inside the Door 1 entry and outside Door 2. Thank you in advance.


Link to HSE District Substitute Teacher Information Page

Recognizing All Valuable Employees

  • Do you know an employee who makes HSE Schools a better place for others?
  • Have you observed an employee who goes above and beyond their job responsibilities/duties to make a difference? These individuals deserve a R.A.V.E Review now more than ever!
  • Staff, students, and community members can nominate HSE employees.

Masks Mandate Still In Place: Dr. Stokes and School Board Currently Reviewing Data

  • At this time, HSE continues status quo with the mask mandate in place.
  • Please continue to send your child on the bus and to school with a mask as well as additional ones in backpacks.
  • We continue to sanitize and increase hand washing during transitions around the building.
  • Quarantining process remains the same at this time although we know children ages 5-11 getting vaccinated may cause adjustments to the Operational Plan in the future.
  • Enhanced precautions for early returns from quarantine continue.
  • Please report any positive Covid19 cases over winter break by click below.
District Instruction Plan and COVID Dashboard Links

Details on school protocols, mitigation strategies, the HSE District COVID dashboard, and self-reporting forms are all here.

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STEM Needs Some Recyclables

If you have any of the following items please send them into the front office. Thank you for considering any of the following donation:

  • shoe boxes
  • toilet paper rolls
  • bottles with caps (of any size)
  • cotton balls
  • Q Tips
  • popsicle sticks
  • foil
  • masking tape
  • tissue paper
  • straws (any size)
  • solo cups (any size)

What We Learned this Week in SEL

Kindergarten: Getting Focused - How Your Brain Works

  • Students will learn about the three parts of their brains that help them think and respond to stress.

First Grade: Emotion Management - Noticing Clues

  • Students will be able to label feelings using behavioral and contextual clues and demonstrate a way to feel calm.

Second Grade: Emotion Management - How Do You Feel?

  • Students will be able to explain why different people can have different feelings in the same situation.
Third Grade: Digital Citizenship - How Technology Makes You Feel
  • Students will understand that it is important to think about the words we use, because everyone interprets things differently. Students will identify ways to respond to the mean words online using S-T-O-P. Students will learn how to decide what kinds of statements are OK to say online and which are not.

Fourth Grade: Emotion Management - Take Another Look

  • Students will be able to rethink a situation they have personally experienced.

Would you like more information on Social Emotional Learning?

Visit the HSE District Sites to read more, or follow the links below:

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HSE Report It!

HSE Report It! is a school safety mobile reporting app that allows students, staff, and community members to provide anonymous information about concerns for their own safety or the safety of others. HSE Report it!, can be downloaded via Google Play or the Apple App Store. It’s anonymous and reports are made exclusively through the mobile app. HSE Report it! has no length limitations or the need to remember a short code. Reporters can attach photos, screenshots, videos, documents and/or audio recordings to their concerns and they can engage in a two-way dialogue with a real person.

Mudsock Youth Athletics News - Spring Program Registration

Spring Program Registration Opens January 1st - Mark your calendars!

Registration for spring baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby and track and field opens January 1st at Season information including divisions and program fees can be found here.

Girls Lacrosse TRY-IT Day – January 9th

Calling all girls in grades 1st - 8th! Drop by the FREE Mudsock Girls Lacrosse TRY-IT Day on January 9th anytime between 12-2 p.m. at Finch Creek Field House. All equipment provided and no experience necessary. Get the scoop over the upcoming spring season, try a few drills and get hooked. In addition to meeting board members, coaches, and youth players, the HSE High School Lacrosse Team will be running the stations!

Community Insider

Looking for local events? Check out HSE’s Community Insider (CI). The CI is a resource for both HSE families and community partners. It not only provides a space to post information about events, camps, and other educational programs. It also offers the opportunity to find upcoming activities in and around Hamilton County.