Hawk News

October 7, 2021

School Counselor - Jacob Heddinger

Hello! My name is Jacob Heddinger and I am your school counselor at Hanawalt Elementary! As a DMPS School Counselor, I am committed to providing support services for all students to enhance their academic, social/emotional and college and career growth. The goal of my counseling program is to ensure all students develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills that will lead to behaviors that support academic achievement and social-emotional well-being both now and in the future. This is accomplished through a comprehensive program that serves ALL students in a variety of ways. These services include:

  • Classroom counseling lessons
  • Short-term individual counseling
  • Short-term small group counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Conflict Mediation
  • Positive Behavior Support
  • Community Referrals and Resources
  • Consultation

Please check out my website to learn more: https://hanawaltcounseling.weebly.com

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held at Hanawalt on October 26th, 27th and 28th. Each fifteen minute conference will include a time for us to discuss your studentʼs strengths and challenges, highlight growth that has occurred over the course of the quarter, and make goals for the remainder of the year. We offer three options: In-person, online using Teams or a phone conference. Assigned dates and times will be going home early next week. If the date and time does not work for you, please contact the teacher to arrange a different time to meet.

Mini Cheer Camp

Get ready to get rowdy with our Roughrider Cheerleaders during MINI CAMP!!!!!
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Hanawalt Community Notes

Community Meeting October 18th

Join us Monday, October 18 at 6:30 pm on Zoom for a Hanawalt Community meeting. Get updates on our plans for the year, and hear from some of Hanawalt’s newest teachers! Register to join us.

Fall Play Dates
We had so much fun with grade level playdates in August, that we decided to do another round! Come and go as needed to meet classmates and connect with other parents. Please have an adult in attendance with your students. Siblings are welcome. RSVP on Facebook.

Kindergarten- October 16, 4:00 pm, Frisbie Park

First- October 10, 1:00 pm, Hanawalt

Second- October 23, 10:30 am, Hanawalt

Third - October 10, 1:00 pm, Hanawalt

Fourth - October 10, 3:30 pm, Legion Park

Fifth- October 23, 4:00 pm, Frisbie Park

Join Hanawalt Girl Scouts

We are looking to start a brand new troop for the Kindergarten-3rd graders at Hanawalt. To get things started, we need another adult volunteer to serve as co leader to make the troop can happen! We have one parent on board so we are looking for another to get things started. Co leaders would be in charge of planning troop logistics, activities, and managing the troop bank account. Girl Scouts has endless resources to make being a Troop Co Leader a great, rewarding experience! If you are interested in being a co leader or have any questions, please reach out to Karly Cook at Girl Scouts her email is kcook@gsiowa.org. Once we find a co leader, we will be sharing more troop details and start getting girls signed up-make sure to be on the lookout for that information coming soon! Thanks!

Our September plant fundraiser brought in $600 for events, field trips, and more! Don’t forget to order from Dinner Dispatch at dinner-dispatch.com with Hanawalt in the notes in October to support the school!

Looking for more information on the Hanawalt Community? You can always visit https://www.hanawaltcommunity.org/

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Upcoming Dates


21st: Picture Retakes

26th: Fall Conferences (3:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

27th: Fall Conferences (3:00 pm - 6:45 pm)

28th: Fall Break/Fall Conferences

29th: Fall Break