Husky Highlights

April 22, 2022

Upcoming Dates

The following field trips are for students only due to restrictions with # of persons who can be accommodated:

Monday, April 25 - K Visits Appalachian Glass and Lunch at Lewis County Park

Tuesday, April 26 - 3rd, 4th, 5th Ride the Little Sorrel at Stonewall Jackson State Park, visit the animal display, and tour Stonewall Jackson Dam

Wednesday, April 27 - PK visits Moonreel Dairy Farm in Harrison County

Thursday, April 28 - 1st & 2nd Grade visit Seneca Rocks for a hike with National Park Foresters

Details are included below.


Thursday, May 5 - Cinco De Mayo activities for students

Monday, May 9 - PK Mother's Day Tea

Tuesday, May 10 - No School - Election Day

Wednesday, May 11 - PK, K, 1st, 2nd End of Year Trip to Hovatter's Zoo; parents are invited to meet us there - Parents are invited.

Thursday, May 12 - WVGSA - Math for 3rd, 4th, 5th - You're a Smartie

Friday, May 13 - WVGSA - Writing for 3rd, 4th, 5th - Donut Stres

Monday, May 16 - Walk the Halls for BUHS Seniors

Tuesday, May 17 - Upshur County Wellness and Field Day for 3rd, 4th, 5th graders

Wednesday, May 18 - WVGSA - Science - 5th Graders - Blow the Top Off the Test

3rd / 4th End of Year Field Trip to East Marion Park and Launchpad - parents are invited

Thursday, May 19 - Upshur County Schools Move Up Day; Professional Learning Day; Only Incoming K, 6th, 9th graders attend next school

Friday, May 20 - Professional Meeting Day - No Students

Tuesday, May 24 - 5th Grade Field Trip to Pittsburgh Zoo - Parents are invited.

Wednesday, May 25 - WV Soil Tunnel Trailer for PK - 2nd; Pool Party for 3rd, 4th, 5th - parents are invited to meet us at the pool.

Thursday, May 26 - Our Spring Concert AND Recognition are being held at the same time.

Recognition and Music Performance

* PK - 9:30 a.m.

* K & 3rd - 10:30 a.m.

* 1st & 4th - 1:00 p.m.

* 2nd & 5th - 2:00 p.m.

Buddy grades are combined to allow students to cheer on their buddies from the school year.

Friday, May 27 - Last day of school for students; 12:30 Dismissal; End of 4th Quarter

Donations Needed

For our Cinco de Mayo activities on May 5, we need donations of newspaper and large boxes ---- large enough for a child to fit into!

On this date, students will be learning about Cinco de Mayo traditions and about Mexican culture. We will end the day with a parade of "floats" made by the students.

If you can donate any of these items, please send them to school by May 4.

Earth Week Field Trip Details

April 25- Kindergarten will visit Appalachian Glass in Weston for a demonstration and lunch at Lewis County Park.

Departure from HES will be at 8:30 a.m.

We will have a demonstration of glass blowing at Appalachian Glass and then visit Lewis County Park for lunch and outdoor exploration, we will return to HES at 12:30 p.m.

School packed lunches will be provided or students may pack their own lunch. If your child brings a packed lunch, please place it in a disposable bag.

April 26- 3rd - 5th grade will visit Stonewall Jackson State Park and ride the Little Sorrel and end the day with a tour of Stonewall Dam.

Departure from HES will be at 8:45 a.m.

We will ride the Little Sorrel sternwheeler (all students will be required to wear a life jacket provided by the park).

We will have lunch and then visit the WV Wildlife Display.

A tour of the Stonewall Dam has been scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

We will return to school by 2:30 p.m.

We will take school packed lunches or students may pack a lunch. If packing your child's lunch, please pack it in a disposable bag.

April 27- PK will visit Moonreel Dairy Farm in Harrison County.

We will depart HES at 9:30 a.m. and return by 11:00 a.m.

Lunch will be at school.

April 28- 1st and 2nd grade will go to Seneca Rocks and hike with National Foresters.

Departure from HES will be at 8:30 a.m. and travel to Seneca Rocks Visitor Center.

National Foresters will join us for a short hike and a tour of the Visitor Center.

We will have school packed lunches and students may bring a lunch. If packing a lunch for your child, please place it in a disposable bag.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate parents on these trips. Parents are encouraged to attend our end of the year field trips in May!!!

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Permission Forms will be coming soon!

Update on Absence of Mrs. Phillips

Mrs. Phillips's dad is still in the hospital, so she will continue to be in and out of the office.

Calls to her extension have been transferred to Mrs. Burnside's extension.

If you need Mrs. Phillips, don't hesitate to email ( or call / text to 304 613 8928.

Teachers and staff members are willing to assist in any way possible during my absences.

Student Council News

Our Student Council is sponsoring the following activities:

Spirit Week - Week of April 25

Monday - Wear green

Tuesday - Wear a shirt with a favorite character

Wednesday - Wear blue

Thursday - Wear a hat or sunglasses or both

Friday - PJ day

These themes were chosen by the Student Council members to

coincide with our Earth Week activities. Great job, Student Council!

Collection of Items for the Humane Society

They are in need of:

* bleach wipes

* Lysol spray

* Treats (meaty types)

* Collars

* Leashes

* Paper towels

Send items to school by April 26!!

Our students who serve on Student Council did a great job planning these activities!

PTO Meeting

Mrs. Golden will be sending a link and a date for the next PTO meeting!


Our students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade will be taking their end of the year state testing, the WVGSA, in May.

The schedule for our testing is:

May 11 - Reading

May 12 - Math

May 13 - Writing ********NOTE THE DATE CHANGE**********

May 18 - Science - 5th grade only

As you schedule doctor appointments, days off, etc. please avoid these dates as much as possible. All students will need to take the tests and it is much easier for them to take the test with their classmates.

BUHS Senior Scholarship

Our PTO is offering a $500 scholarship to a BUHS senior.

Please share the following information with any seniors you know:

To participate in the competition, you must meet the following criteria:

- Attended Hodgesville Elementary School for at least 3 years

- Plan to pursue higher education (college or technical school) after completion of high school

- Provide proof of enrollment in a higher education facility prior to receiving the scholarship money

Please submit an essay addressing the following topics:

- How has your education contributed to who you are today?

- Discuss how your interest in your field or major developed and describe your experience in the field – such as volunteer work or internships – and what you gained from this involvement.

- Briefly describe your long and short term goals.

- Why are you the best candidate to receive this scholarship?

Applications are due Friday, April 29 by 3:30 p.m.

This information will also be available on our website and on our Facebook site.

End of Year PTO Sponsored Field Trips

The following end of year field trips have been planned.

Parents are encouraged to attend these trips.

May 11 - PK, K, 1st, 2nd Grade visit Hovatter's Zoo

May 18 - 3rd & 4th Grade - Go to East Marion Park and Launchpad Trampoline Park

May 24 - 5th Graders Visit Pittsburgh Zoo

*** Students must ride the bus to the field trip but may be picked up by parents at the end of the trip.

Permission forms attached. Please complete the forms asap.

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NASA Robotics Summer Camps for Beginners

This year, we're offering two age groups to extend our camps to younger learners.

Ages 6-8, 9AM-12PM; LEGO WeDo 2.0 and Coding Express

Ages 9-14, 9AM-4PM; VEXIQ and Aerial Drones

NOTE: Space is limited, and we will cover the same material in each camp. We do not recommend signing up for two camps. The camps are a basic introduction to the platforms, so no experience is required~ Coaches looking for guidance for more experienced students should reach out to schedule a coach/team training.

May 30 - June 3; James Rumsey Technical Institute, Martinsburg
June 6 - June 10; Fairmont State University, Fairmont
June 13 - June 17; BridgeValley CTC, South Charleston
June 20 - June 24; Mountaineer Middle School, Morgantown
June 27 - July 1; Robert C Byrd Institute, Huntington

We suggest a donation to cover our costs. The suggested donation is $50/student for the half-day camp (ages 6-8), or $100/student for the all-day camp (ages 9-14). This includes a morning and/or afternoon snack, use of robots, tablets, and all materials. Campers must bring their own lunch. We will collect donations on the first day of the camp. Cash or Checks made out to Fairmont State University are acceptable.

To register for the summer camps click below. For more information or questions, contact via email.

Click Here to Register

Important Dates for Upshur County Schools


May 10- No School- Election Day

May 17- Fred Eberle Graduation at 6:00pm

May 19- Move Up Day for incoming Kindergarten, 6th and 9th grade students.

May 19- 12:30 Dismissal – Professional Learning

May 20- No School – Professional Learning

May 27- 12:30 Dismissal – Professional Learning

May 27- Last Day for students

May 27- End of 4th Quarter/Second Semester

May 27- B-UHS Graduation – 6:00pm at B-UHS

June 3- Final Grade Card Sent Home

Our Family Handbook - Also available on our website

Our Vision, Core Beliefs, and Goal

Our Core Beliefs / Mission

We at HES are dedicated to providing all students with knowledge and skills to become college and career ready in an environment emphasizing the PAX Good Behavior Game, which includes peace, productivity, health and happiness with the core belief “I better my world, and I better myself.”

It is our desire to:

- Provide a nurturing, consistent environment which emphasizes the development of the individual child’s social, emotional, physical, and academic growth.

- To teach all children so they may achieve their highest academic potential utilizing authentic learning experiences, to build a foundation to become college and career ready, and to be lifelong learners.

- To guide all children in becoming leaders, problem solvers, and listeners.

- To encourage appropriate relationships through parent and community involvement in the school.

Our Goal:

Hodgesville Elementary School will have an increase of at least 1.0 GE growth for 40% of our students as based on beginning of the year to end of the year data for 2021 – 2022 end of year assessments for Math and English Language Arts.