Humboldt Newsletter

March 5, 2023

What's Happening at Humboldt

Conferences

Thank you to all the parents and students that attended conferences. It was so nice to see so many of our families at Humboldt to meet with staff and teachers. If you were unable to attend but would like to communicate with your teachers or any of our staff please feel free to contact us by email or phone.

Attendance Information

Daily Attendance

Spring is right around the corner and quickly approaching the end of the school year. It is important to encourage your child to continue to stay focused and stay on track. Your help is very important to ensure your child be on time to school and attends all classes every day. Should your child miss school or be tardy, please provide documentation for their absence or tardy. If your child is absent, they're responsible for making up all missing assignments, failure to do so will negatively impact their grade.


Thank you for continuous support around this matter.


Attendance Line: 651-744-5533

Main Line: 651-293-8600

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MCA Testing Information

Each spring, the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) or the Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS) are provided to students in mathematics (grades 3-8 and 11), reading (grades 3-8 and 10), and science (grades 5, 8 and in high school upon completing biology). Most students take the MCA; however, some students who receive special education services and meet eligibility requirements take the MTAS. Both tests provide information about student learning of grade level content in reading, mathematics, and science. The MCA and MTAS are used to meet federal and state legislative requirements. The tests are administered every year to measure student learning relative to the Minnesota Academic Standards that specify what students in a particular grade should know and be able to do.


Students will be taking the MCA or MTAS between March 6-May 5, 2023. If you would prefer that your student not participate in statewide standardized testing, please inform your student’s principal of that choice by providing a written note or a completed MDE Parent/Guardian Participation Guide and Refusal form.


For more information on the MCA, MTAS and the MDE Parent/Guardian Participation Guide and Refusal form, please go to: SPPS Family Testing Information website: spps.org/Page/33916 MDE’s Family Testing Information website: education.mn.gov/MDE/fam/tests/


Please reach out to your student’s school if you have any questions.

March PowWow

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Hey Hawks

Welcome BASU

Next week the newly formed Black and African Student Union (BASU) will be hosting its first BASU Week! The week will be full of activities like Black History Jeopardy and Pan-African Colors Day. This week was planned for last week, but the snowstorm prevented it from taking place, so it is happening next week.

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Hawks Athletics

State Wrestling Qualifiers

Humboldt wants to congratulate Chae Nay Htoo and BranTajia Loggins for making it to the girls' state wrestling tournament!


BranTajia wrestled at #235 and Chae Nay Htoo at #185. Both girls had great matches at the Xcel and both took 2nd place.


We are so proud of you both. Fine example of all the wonderful things our student athletes are accomplishing, especially our young ladies during Women's History Month. Way to go LADY HAWKS

Basketball Senior Night

Thank you to all of the families and friends of our girls and boys basketball teams that helped honor them during Senior Night. The girls team advanced in the first round of sections by beating a physical Washington team. They played Concordia Academy in a tough second round loss. Congrats to Talea, Jocelyn, Maria, and Makenzy on a great season and great careers here at Humboldt.


The boys were honored this past Thursday as they took on CHOF for the final game of their regular season. It was a very fast and physical game and they were unable to walk away with the win. The boys will play this THURSDAY AT HOME at 7pm (opponent TBD). Please come and cheer on the HAWKS at our BLACK OUT game. Let's fill the stands and have everyone in BLACK to match the boys in their black jerseys! Hope to see you there and we wish Jorge, Anders and Antonio (OWL) and the boys team good luck in their first round of sections next week!

Athena Award Recipient

Humboldt is proud to announce our 2023 Athena Award winner, Makenzy Wilson. Makenzy is a 3-sport athlete here at Humboldt and has been since 7th grade. Makenzy ran Cross Country the last two years, has played basketball since 7th grade and also ran track. In her early years she also played volleyball and softball before switching to track.


Makenzy captained her basketball team the last two years and she's been a leader for our programs over the last four years. Her many accolades and accomplishments in athletics have earned her a permanent place on the walls of Humboldt and will be celebrated at a ceremony in April.


Makenzy has been accepted to several great schools including St. Thomas University, Augsburg, North Carolina Central and Clark Atlanta University to name a few! We wish her the best of luck in making a decision for next year and thank her for all her time spent here representing our school and athletic program.

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Spring Sports

It's not too late to sign up for spring sports. Use the QR Code below or see Mr. Esboldt or Ms. LW with questions.
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SNODAZE DANCE

FINALLY, for a third and hopefully last time we share that the SNODAZE DANCE will take place Friday, March 24th. The dance will be held in the auxiliary gym, same time 7:30-10. If your student would still like to purchase a ticket they may see Ms. Dulce or Ms. Lafleur. If your student is no longer able to attend, please have them contact Ms. Dulce or Ms. Lafleur next week.