Hero Happenings!

Hellstern Middle School Newsletter, Springdale, AR

2019-2020 Issue 19, December 16th, 2019

Happy Break!!

After this Friday, we will not be in class again until January 7th, 2020. The next Hero Happenings! will be out on January 6th. Please have a restful, fun, and safe break!!
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On Friday (Dec. 20th).....

The Best Variety Show EVAH! is happening from 1:30-3pm. Please avoid check-out at this time. If you MUST get your child early, please check him/her out BEFORE 12:30pm. Thanks!

Heroes of the Month for December

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December Staff of the Month - Riley Ridgik

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Attention 7th grade parents:

All students in Drama, Choir, or Stagecraft, are eligible to attend "Anastasia" on March 12th at the Walton Arts Center. Tickets are $50 per student and the money is due on Jan. 8th. Please email acarson@sdale.org for more information.

6th Grade BMI & Scoliosis screenings

6th grade boys AND girls:

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!

Every week we want to introduce you to fabulous Heroes that work at Hellstern. We have some of the best teachers and staff in the world and can't wait for you to get to know them!
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Upcoming Dates


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)

Athletics Calendar


6th - Boys Bball vs. Shiloh Christian @ SC (4pm)

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 - Boys Bball vs. Kirksey @ Kirksey (5:30pm)

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)