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January Newsletter

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HMC-1 My Hope Campaign


Hickman Mills C-1 School District is excited to kick off the "My Hope" campaign. Each week, we will feature a hope from a student or staff member on our social media platforms and website. These messages of hope will be centered around what members of the HMC-1 family hope for as we, as a community, navigate our way through the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for a list of all My Hopes.

Student Spotlights

January Applause Applause Honoree


Congratulations to our January Applause Applause Honoree, Freda Markley student Nikkolas N!


Nikkolas has attended Freda Markley for the past three years. During this school year, he has shown up for all zoom sessions, and is always ready to learn and work hard. He is thoughtful and respectful to his classmates and teachers. Thank you for being an outstanding student, Nikkolas!

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Above and Beyond Awardee


Congratulations to Jalen D. for earning Superintendent Obeng’s Above and Beyond Award! Jalen is an academic star as well as a 3-year letterman for the Boys Basketball team. He is always willing to go the extra mile. Pre-pandemic, he was an enthusiastic and dedicated participant in Ruskin’s Harvesters food distribution program. Jalen's positive attitude has truly been an inspiration throughout these unpredictable times. He recently received high praise from a parent from an opposing basketball team. She applauded him for his leadership and character in stressful situations. Way to go Jalen!

Teacher Spotlight

HMC-1 Teacher Recognized as WIDA'S Featured Educator


Congratulations to Dr. HeeGyoung Song for being recognized as WIDA’s January 2021 Featured Educator!


WIDA is a nationally recognized organization that supports students, families, educators and administrators with high-quality, research-based tools and resources, dedicated to language development for multilingual learners.


Dr. Song strives to ensure that all ELD students receive the support they need, keeping them excited and involved in their learning – even in the virtual setting.


“I can’t sit back and relax,” said Dr. Song. “I continue to train myself to be a good teacher for my students who are going to be change agents and make a difference in the world.”


Click here to read the full recognition from WIDA.

HMC-1's Nutrition Service Department Fresh Harvest Meal Kits

Mark your calendars every week Wednesday, to pick up your FREE Fresh Harvest Meal Kit prepared by our Nutrition Service Department for you and your family.


Each Fresh Harvest Meal Kit contains more than 30 meals. That equals to enough meals for two children, three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and supper), for five days!


In the weekly meal kits, you’ll find:


  • Ready to eat and oven-ready entrees
  • Fresh produce with content that varies weekly
  • Individually Packaged Breakfast Items - cereal bowls and bars, muffins and other breakfast grains
  • Unsweetened Fruit Cups - Applesauce, Mandarin Oranges, Pineapple, Pears, etc.
  • 100% Fruit Juice
  • Fresh Half Gallons 1% White Milk


Here's how to get these FREE weekly meal kits for your family:


WHEN: Wednesdays ONLY, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
WHERE: Compass, Dobbs, Ervin, Ingels, Ruskin, Santa Fe, Truman, Warford via curbside pick up
HOW: Reserve meals TODAY for every Wednesday the rest of the semester. They are also available to you day of if you forget to reserve.
RESERVE: Meals Online at LINQ. Click here to access LINQ.

Sign up for FREE internet!


Charter Communications Inc. announced a relaunch of its Remote Education Offer providing free Spectrum Internet and WiFi access for 60 days to households with K-12th graders, college students and/or educators. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

  • Board of Education Meeting: Thursday, Jan. 21, 6 p.m.
  • Board of Education Work Meeting: Thursday, Jan. 28, 6 p.m.
  • No School: Thursday, Feb.11 and Friday, Feb.12
  • No School - President's Day: Monday, Feb. 15