ENews: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
School Calendar: Dates to Remember
May 24: K-5 Fun Run
May 26: Senior Awards & Graduation
May 30: Middle School Awards & 8th Grade Recognition
May 31: District Retirement Reception
May 31: Intermediate Awards Ceremony
June 1: Primary End-of-Year Celebration
June 2: Last Day of School, Regular dismissal time
You can view the district calendar in ParentSquare or subscribe to the calendar here.
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Please join the Hallsville School District on Wednesday, May 31, as we celebrate faculty & staff retiring from our district! The reception will be from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the
intermediate commons. Students, families, and community members are welcome to attend.
- Angie Maseman, Director of Special Services
- Jason Clark, Hallsville Learning Center
- Brenda Spurling, Secondary In-School Support Teacher
- Denise Rock, Title I Reading
- Sherri Briedwell, Elementary Media Specialist
Early Childhood Programs: Registration Now Open!
The Hallsville School District is excited to announce the opening of a full-day preschool program in addition to our Early Childhood Special Education program at Hallsville Primary School! Each program is committed to creating a safe, caring, engaging classroom environment where your children learn at developmentally appropriate levels.
The full-day preschool program is designed to serve children at least 4 years old by July 31 and will be entering kindergarten within the following year. Children must qualify for the program based on a screening and evaluation process as well as meeting Free & Reduced Lunch Guidelines. The program has a limited enrollment of 15 students.
Early Childhood Special Education
The Early Childhood Special Education Program is a federal program designed to serve children ages 3-5 with significant developmental delays in at least one of the following areas: health, motor (fine and/or gross), social/emotional/behavioral, communication (speech and/or language), cognitive, and adaptive. Children must qualify for the program based on a screening and evaluation process. If the criteria are met, the team will place the child into the special education program and write an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
For more information and to complete the Hallsville Early Childhood Interest Form, please visit us online here. Completing the form alerts the Hallsville School District of your interest in our Early Childhood Programs. Someone will contact you within 7-10 days after completing the form to schedule a screening for your child.
Graduation: Class of 2023
Please join us in congratulating the Hallsville High School Class of 2023! Graduation is scheduled for Friday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the HHS parking lot. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m., and parking will be available across the entire campus, including at the primary school and football field parking lots. Several shuttle options will be available for families. In the event of inclement weather, graduation will be moved indoors.
Bond Construction Update: Building Our Tribe
The Hallsville School District broke ground on the bond construction projects on Wednesday, May 17, at Hallsville Middle School, including an eight-classroom wing addition and storm shelter, and at the stadium complex to include an 8-lane competition track and resurfacing of the football field. The district would like to thank the Hallsville community for their continued support of our students and district.
The construction taking place this year will improve the quality of educational and extracurricular experiences for our students and begin to address the district’s facility needs in a logical sequence, focused on the future. Construction at Hallsville Middle School will add more than 15,000 square feet of classroom space and is the first step in a phased implementation approach to help replace the middle school built in 1952, which, at that time, housed our youngest learners. In addition, the track relocation to the stadium will replace an aging facility and open areas on main campus for future expansions.
Board President Bryan Wildenhain stated at the groundbreaking, “With the district's growing enrollment, the board understands the need to focus on the future of Hallsville Schools and our students. Long-range planning has been at the forefront of our minds. Today marks the first step towards implementing the first of four phases in rebuilding and replacing our middle school. In addition, we will also be constructing a new 8-lane athletic track to replace our current 6 lane track while also renovating and updating our athletic complex by combining multiple athletic areas into one facility.”
Monthly updates will be provided by the district’s Construction Management At-Risk firm SMWilson. They provided the first monthly progress report for review at the board meeting on Wednesday evening. Board action was requested on the following change orders:
1. Change Order Request #3 is the relocation of the transformer and power distribution to service the new middle school wing. This will be paid from the Owner's Contingency.
2. Change Order Request #4 is a voluntary deduction for a change to the roofing material. The credit will be applied to the Owner's Contingency.
The Hallsville School District has immediate support staff openings in our Operations Department. 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. You can view a list of current openings here.
Summer Camp Registration Now Open!
Summer camp registration is now open for Hallsville students! When registering, please register for the grade level that your student will be entering next year. You can view all camp registration forms and information here.
HHS Football Camp 9th-12 Grade
HMS Football Camp 7th-8th Grade
Volleyball Camp 1st-8th Grade
Girls Basketball Camp Kindergarten-8th Grade
Boys Basketball Camp Kindergarten-8th Grade
Softball Camp 4th-8th Grade
Board of Education: May Highlights
The Hallsville Board of Education will hold its next regular session meeting on Wednesday, June 21, at 6:00 p.m. in the Hallsville Primary School cafeteria. When available, an agenda for the meeting can be found here.
You can view May Board Highlights here. Some of the items discussed during the meeting included:
Preliminary 23-24 Budget
Estimated Levy Calculations
Positive Behavioral and Intervention Supports (PBIS)
Intermediate & Primary School Book Fair
HPS & HIS will host the Scholastic Buy One Get One Free Book Fair with shopping days during library class starting Tuesday, May 23, and going through June 1st in the Primary and Intermediate Schools. Mrs. Briedwell will host special family shopping times on the following days:
Hallsville Intermediate School: Thursday, May 25, 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Hallsville Primary School: Thursday, June 1, End of Year Celebration, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Be Involved: Hallsville Youth Opportunities & Events
Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland is hosting two community events in May for families to learn more about what it means to join Girl Scouts!
Girl Scout Information Night
May 23 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Hallsville City Hall
Girl Scout Information Night
May 25 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Additional information can be found by clicking the link above!
Hallsville Farmers & Artisans Market will open on Saturday, June 10, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Tribble Park. Please follow them on Facebook to stay up to date. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please message them on Facebook or contact Sandy at 573-999-7207.