HCS Student Newsletter

Important Information From Mrs. Klaehn

March 9, 2021

Keep Moving Forward

Dear Students,

I probably don't tell you this enough, but I am so impressed with your resilience and your efforts. I know that every day brings new challenges and frustrations, but you keep showing up. Thank you for being the amazing young people that you are. I am proud of you every single day!

~Mrs. Klaehn

Attention Seniors

Information was share with you via Parent Square about two upcoming meetings (to accommodate both cohorts) so we can brainstorm some events and I can answer any questions you may have about spring events or expectations. I hope you will join me in the LGI (link to a Google Meet was sent in the Parent Square post) on either March 18th or March 22nd at 1:40 pm!

Hey Seniors...From the Tech Office

At some point during the summer of 2021, your HCS gmail accounts will be deleted. Please make sure you share any documents you might need or want in the future with a personal account so that you have them!

I know you think you won't need them, but I taught English 12/Gemini English for many years here at HCS, and every year I had at least a few former students reach out to me and ask if I had a copy of one of their assignments. You just never know! Start backing up now!

Teacher of the Month

Want to nominate one of your teachers for Teacher of the Month? Use this form to identify a teacher who goes above and beyond for their students! I tell them they're amazing all the time, but it's more meaningful when it comes from YOU. See past recipients below:

November: Mr. Stewart

December: Mr. Buckley

January: Mrs. Rose

February: It was a TIE for Miss Markowitz and Mrs. Barefoot

I cannot begin to stress to you how appreciated and valued your teachers feel when you acknowledge them; thank you!

Please complete the form by 9am on Tuesday, March 16th so I can announce this month's recipient at our Faculty Meeting!

Not New But Still Important!

True BLUE Bulldogs

We are always watching you (in this case, I mean this in a good way)! Staff members and I are frequently on the lookout for students who demonstrate the following traits:

  • bravery,
  • leadership,
  • understanding, and
  • empathy.

We look for these traits in your academic endeavors, your social interactions, and your day-to-day actions and attitudes. When we spot it, I send a letter home to your family so we can celebrate you, and I add a blue paw to the bulletin board outside the office. If you see a peer demonstrating these traits, please let me know, and I'll acknowledge them, too!

We aren't motivated to be good people because we want recognition for it, but it's still nice to be noticed!

Google Meet Expectations

There are 2 slides here, which I hope you will review. This is important for our 100% Remote learners, but also for our students who occasionally need to jump on to a lesson's Google Meet. It's also important to remember that, if we have to go 100% Remote again sometime this school year (we certainly don't want to, but we need to be prepared), the expectation will be that students are attending Google Meets and participating. We currently have, and will continue to have, traditional grading, and participation and work count!

Counselor Corner

Reach out to your counselors any time via email:

Mr. Carrier

Mrs. VanLare


Take 6 minutes to watch this animated short about perseverance in the face of adversity and the power of yet. Keep moving forward, HCS!
CGI **Award-Winning** 3D Animated Short : "Soar" - by Alyce Tzue | TheCGBros