Hero Happenings!

Hellstern Middle School Newsletter, Springdale, AR

2020-2021 Issue 16, November 16, 2020

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Please read if your child is quarantined.

We are taking a week off for Thanksgiving - next edition of Hero Happenings! will be Nov. 30th!

Help raise money for "Shop with a Cop"

On Friday, students & staff can wear hats for $1!

We are giving all the money raised to our Springdale Police Department to assist in their "Shop with a Cop" event. Students from each of our schools in Springdale are selected to participate in this Christmas event.

Update on our Numbers

On Tuesday night, at the Springdale School Board meeting, Kendra Clay updated us on the data regarding Covid-19, students, & staff. These numbers are for the entire district from Aug. 23rd until Nov. 6:

  • The district has had 136 positive staff members (4.7%)
  • The district has had 293 positive students (1.5%)
  • The district has quarantined 2,404 people as being possible close contacts (PCC)
  • Of those identified as PCCs, 27 tested positive (1.1%)

All this to say, our numbers have increased but Springdale Schools are still at a small percentage of our overall population. We are continuing to follow all safety precautions. Our increase in numbers mirrors the state's increase.

Spelling Bee - New Date

We are going to postpone our school Spelling Bee until November 30th @ 8am. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Watch our Virtual Veteran's Day Assembly

We showed this during Hero Hour on 11/11/20. Thank you to all the veterans that have served - past or present!

Help us CHARGE!

Teachers are reporting that students are forgetting to charge their Chromebooks at night. Please help us by reminding your students that they must charge Chromebooks at night!! Thanks for your help!
Check out our DRAMA department!

These students are participating in a virtual Thespians festival and competition this weekend!

Connect with your team!

Every week, we will post team information through these links. We are doing this to try and simplify communication. So be sure and check here EVERY WEEK!

6th Grade Teams

All-Stars News

Avengers News

Olympians News

Legends News

Defenders News

Chargers News

7th Grade Teams

Patriots News

Explorers News

Champions News

Titans News

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Staff of the Month - November - Chris Clinton

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Tutoring available!

We are trying out some minor changes this 2nd quarter. We have teachers assigned to monitor a "study hall" from 7:45-8:30 every day. Students may be assigned by teachers if they are behind or have missing assignments.

We also are now offering tutoring on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:15-4:00pm every week. Students must be picked up at 4pm if they choose to stay. If a student is staying for tutoring they can go to the library at the end of the day and we will relocate to room 207 or 407 (depending on the day).

Meet Our Heroes!

Every week we want to introduce you to fabulous Heroes that work at Hellstern. We have some of the best teachers and staff in the world and can't wait for you to get to know them!
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Hellstern Athletics

Please remember, AAA guidelines & the governor's mask mandate require us to wear masks to all of the athletic events. Help keep our seasons going - mask up!!


16 - Girls & Boys BB vs. Huntsville @ Huntsville (4:30-6:30pm)

19 - Girls BB (@ CJHS) & Boys BB (Away) vs. Elmwood JH (5:30)

30 - Boys BB (@ CJHS) & Girls BB (Away) vs. RamayJH (5:30)


3 - Boys BB (Away) & Girls BB (@CJHS) vs. Grimsley

7 - Boys BB (@CJHS) & Girls BB (Away) vs. Washington

10 - Boys BB (@CJHS) & Girls BB (Away) vs. Farmington

14 - Boys & Girls BB vs. HTMS (@HBHS - 2 gyms)

Hellstern Heroes Calendar: Important Upcoming Dates

Nov. 20th - Fall Picture Retakes

Nov. 23rd - Remote Learning Day

Nov. 24th - Remote Learning Day

Nov. 25th - Nov. 29th - Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 30th - HMS Spelling Bee

Dec. 8th - School Board Meeting

Dec. 14th - HMS Band Concert @ Har-Ber (10:00 AM Virtual)

Dec. 18th - Last Day of School!!!

Dec. 19th - Jan. 3rd - Christmas Break

Jan. 4th - First Day of School 2021

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