Husky Highlights

March 4, 2022

Upcoming Dates

Monday, March 7 - Spring Photo Day - Class photos and individual photos for those parents who purchase them

Tuesday, March 8 - End of 3rd Quarter, PTO 4:30 p.m.

Monday, March 14 - Grade Cards Sent Home

Wednesday, March 16 - Boxes of cereal due

Friday, March 25 - 12:30 Dismissal

Week of March 28 - Spring Break - No School

SAVE the DATE - April 9 PTO sponsored Spring Bash and Vendor Show at the Outpost on Brushy Fork Road!

Cereal Box Domino Challenge

We are trying out a STEAM challenge in which our entire student body is going to work together to build a domino train!

Can we make it go down our hallway and around the front of the building???

We need boxes of cereal donated!! See below!!

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School Bus Safety Poster Contest

Aurora Ware, Jacob White, Bethany Canter, Connor Boram, and Gabby Humphrey had their School Bus Safety posters selected to participate in the Upshur County Contest. Winners will then participate in the WV statewide contest.

Best of luck to these students.

Thank you to Miss Thome for helping our students love art!

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Congratulations Colton Spencer!!

Colton represented our school at the Upshur County Math Field Day.

He is the alternate for Upshur County!!

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Celebration Week

It has been a great week celebrating Dr. Seuss and Read Across America!

Students have been treated to a special read aloud each day:

The Cat in the Hat - Our Secretary, Mrs. Burnside

Fox in Socks - Our Custodian, Mr. Paul

Wacky Wednesday - Mrs. Phillips

Green Eggs and Ham - Mrs. Harvey from our BOE office

Oh, The Places You'll Go - County Commissioner Kristie Tenney

In addition to the read aloud, students were treated to One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish and Cat in the Hat cookies on Wednesday to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday.

Students and staff loved the special theme days each week! Even Mrs. Clevenger and Mallory were involved in our spirit days!

Teachers Decorated Their Doors for a Favorite Dr. Seuss Book

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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 17 - Writing

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.

Spring Photos

Redford Photography will be here on March 7 for Spring Photos.

We will take a CLASS PHOTO and individual photos only for those who have purchased photos.

There will be a website link available on Monday that can be used for purchasing photos using a credit or debit. If you need a printed form to purchase with cash or check, please let Mrs. Burnside know. These forms AND money must be returned before the photographer takes the photo.

There will be NO makeup photo days.

1st Grade Families

Mrs. Norman will be leaving in the near future to have her baby.

Mrs. Courtney Ellis will be subbing for Mrs. Norman during her time off. Mrs. Ellis will be in the classroom a couple of days this month to get to know the first graders and to let them learn about her.

We will keep you posted when Mrs. Ellis takes over.

4th Grade Celebrates Dr. Seuss Week

Fourth graders had a STEAM activity this week to build truffula trees from Dr. Seuss's The Lorax using spaghetti! Looks like they had fun!
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Kindergartener Arrives in His Career Choice Vehicle

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Important Dates for Upshur County Schools


February 24- Family/Teacher Conferences at B-UHS 4:00-6:00pm

February 24 -Golden Horseshoe Test at B-UMS


March 1- Family/Teacher Conferences at B-UMS 4:00-6:00pm

March 3- Family/Teacher Conferences at all Elementary Schools 4:00-6:00pm

March 8- End of Third Nine Weeks

March 14- Grade Cards Go Home

March 19 – History Bowl at B-UHS

March 25 – 12:30 Dismissal-Professional Learning

March 28-April 1- No School-Spring Break


April 13- SAT School Day – Juniors at B-UHS take SAT at school

April 14- 12:30 Dismissal- Professional Learning

April 15- No School – Out of School Environment (OSE)

April 18- No School- Professional Learning and Faculty Senate

April 19- Mid-Term Fourth Quarter


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.