Hellstern Middle School Newsletter, Springdale, AR
2019-2020 Issue 19, December 16th, 2019
On Friday (Dec. 20th).....
Heroes of the Month for December
December Staff of the Month - Riley Ridgik
Attention 7th grade parents:
Our 6th grade Quiz Bowl team was one of three Springdale District teams to qualify for the regional competition. They represented us on Thursday and did a FANTASTIC job! Way to go Heroes!
Saturday was the regional competition for First Lego League robotics competition. The Hellstern Herobotics team won the Champion's Award which was the top recognition. They won an automatic bid to compete in the state competition in January. Awesome job!!!
Friday was Club Day!
We wrapped up our first semester clubs on Friday! We had fun this semester in clubs like: Bob Ross Art club, game clubs, puzzle club, hot sauce club, dance party club, oragami club, ukelele club....the list goes on and on. Next semester students will sign up for a new club!
6th Grade BMI & Scoliosis screenings
State law requires we do a BMI screening on students which is comprised of measuring a student's weight & height. We will do this on January 9th. Results are reported anonymously to the state and data is collected and aggregated by school, district, & state.
6th grade girls:
State law also requires that we conduct a scoliosis screening on all of our female 6th grade students. We do this in the gym locker rooms and girls are screened individually behind a curtain with a female nurse. Nurses will look at their backs. Girls are welcome to wear a swimsuit top or anything that will allow the nurse to see her back. We will conduct this screening on January 9th as well. If there are concerns, our school nurse (Amy Coile) will call the student back after the 9th and do a more in-depth screening in the nurse's office. If you want to opt out of this screening, please write a note and have your child deliver it to the nurse BEFORE January 9th. Results of this screening will be reported to parents IF there is a concern.
Meet Our Heroes!
16th - MAP Testing for 6th grade Math classes
16th & 17th - MAP Testing for 7th grade Math classes
18th - HMS School-wide Spelling Bee (8-10am)
20th - End of 2nd quarter
20th - PTO is providing a goody for every student in our building!
20th - 6th grade product market (8-10am)
20th - Best Variety Show Evah! (1:30-3pm) Please check your student out before this time if you need him/her early.
23rd-6th - Christmas Break
6th - NO SCHOOl; Teacher Professional Development day
7th - Classes resume
9th - 6th Grade BMI & Scoliosis screening
13th - Report cards come home
20th - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
21st - HMS Open House for Rising 6th Graders (5:30-7pm)
24th - Hat Day ($1 for Special Olympics)
9th - Boys Bball vs. Fulbright @ Fulbright (5:30pm)
9th - Girls Bball vs. Fulbright @ CJHS (5:30pm)
13th - Boys Bball vs. Oakdale @ CJHS (5:30pm)
13th - Girls Bball vs. Oakdale @ Oakdale (4:30pm)
16th - Boys Bball vs. SMS @ LJHS (5:30pm)
16th - Girls Bball vs. SMS @ CJHS (4:30pm)
20th - Boys Bball vs. Bentonville Lincoln @ Lincoln JH (5:30pm)
20th - Girls Bball vs. Lincoln JH @ CJHS (4:30pm)
23rd - Boys Bball vs. Washington @ CJHS (5:30pm)
23rd - Girls Bball vs. Washington @ Washington (4:30pm)
27th - Boys Bball vs. Siloam Springs @ SS (5:30pm)
27th - Girls Bball vs. Siloam Springs @ CJHS (4:30pm)
30th - Boys Bball vs. Ramay @ CJHS (5:30pm)
30th - Girls Bball vs. Ramay @ Ramay (4:30pm)
3rd - Girls Bball vs. Kirksey @ CJHS (4:30pm)
6th - Boys Bball vs. KMS @ CJHS (5:30pm)
6th - Girls Bball vs. KMS @ GJHS (5:30pm)
10th - Boys Bball vs. Lingle @ CJHS (5:30pm)
10th - Girls Bball vs. Lingle @ Lingle (5:30pm)
13th - Boys & Girls Bball vs. HTMS @ HBHS (4:30pm two gyms)