January 2019 HHASD Newsletter

Happy New Year!

District Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a safe, challenging, student-centered learning environment focused on preparing students for their future through supportive parent, staff, and community partnerships.
It was Henry Ford who stated, "Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." I am so proud of our Raider Leaders! This team of students met in early December and discussed what is going well in our newly-formed district and developed a plan of action to continue to grow together. Their top two strategies? One, positive bathrooms-- yes, you read that right! (All you need to do is use one of our facilities to see how our students hope to inspire their peers and any visitors.) The second strategy? Click on the video below to hear from two of our fifth-grade leaders about their plans...

Make sure your volume is on!

Kid Candids!

Tax Explanation

You may have noticed changes on your tax bill. Consolidation results in a decrease for the Richfield J1 (RJ1) parent district residents and an increase for residents of the Friess Lake (FL) parent district. For full details click here.

Raptor Safety

You may be familiar with the Raptor System if you have students at the high school. This system, which will modify how we welcome visitors into our schools was purchased through the Safety Grant. Your building principal will follow-up with more info.

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Collaboration with the Kettle Moraine YMCA for After School Care (3:30 - 6:00)

YMCA Letter to Families

YMCA Information Packet and Registration Instructions

In addition to working with the YMCA for after school care, the HHASD will collaborate with the YMCA to offer summer camp at RMS in addition to summer school programming. Further, HHASD is exploring before school care for the 2019/20 school year. More details will be shared in the near future regarding summer programming.

Remaining Meeting Dates:

February 12

April 9

June 11 (if desired)

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The Parent Sounding Board is a group of caring parents who meet regularly with administration with the purpose of providing input and feedback regarding district initiatives, learning about information impacting the district, and identifying areas of potential topics of interest. These meetings are open to any parents in the district, however parent representatives for each grade level have been selected to be present at each meeting based on completed surveys. The location of these meetings may rotate but have typically been the RMS Library. Times have been set for 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Join Our Team

Printable Application

Next Meeting:

January 10th at 6pm (FLES)

Current FUNdraisers:

You Shop. Amazon Gives.

Amazon Smile is a program where Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to H.H.O.P.S. It’s a super easy way to raise money for H.H.O.P.S. and you can share this information with your families and friends (even if they are out of state).

Step 1: Log into www.smile.amazon.com

Step 2: Use your current Amazon account email address and your password (YES, if you have

amazon prime, it will accept it when you log in!)

Step 3: If you don’t have a current Amazon Account create one (Name, Email Address, and

create a password).

Step 4: It will say “Choose a spotlight or charity or search all charitable organizations” you will

want to “search all charitable organizations”, at this point type in Richfield Scholarship and hit

enter. The first response should be Richfield Scholarship Association Inc. Select that.

Step 5: Start Shopping! It really is THAT easy!

You must log into www.smile.amazon.com every time you shop (there is not an app. for Amazon

Smile, so you must go into your browser and type the address). It will recognize your amazon

prime account so you will still get free shipping with Amazon Smile.

There is absolutely no extra cost to you, or the H.H.O.P.S. program for using Amazon Smile.

Washington County Libraries Transform

Did you know that free online courses are available with your library card? Or that you can access 1000s of books and audiobooks? Or attend informational events, concerts, or workshops at no cost? Join the Washington County libraries this spring!


2 - School Resumes

3 - Spelling Bee

7 - Board Meeting

10 - HHOPS

21 - Board Meeting

31 - Inservice (No School)