Hero Happenings!

Hellstern Middle School Newsletter, Springdale, AR

2019-2020 Issue 28, March 9, 2020

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Student-led Conferences (March 16th & 17th)

Below you will see a map that explains all of the things happening in our building during conferences. Please plan on being in your student's advisory room at the appointed time given to you.

Information will be coming home with your student this week regarding your enrollment information & residency verification. Please look for this and return during conferences.

You will then need some time to visit the cafeteria where you will:

  • Turn in verification of residency in the HMS/CJHS school zone
  • Complete enrollment documents for next year
  • Verify class information (8th)/get class information (7th) for next year
  • Ask questions about classes and registration (We will have HMS & CJHS counselors ready to help.)

When you leave the cafeteria, be sure to check out our book fair in the library and visit the GT Showcase!
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Parent & Family Engagement Survey (2019-20)

Please give us feedback about Hellstern. We are always looking for ways to get better!

Herobotics is representing Hellstern at an International robotics competition!

HMS Tryout/Audition Information (for rising 7th graders)

*You must have a completed physical in order to tryout for Springdale athletic teams.

We are collecting this information and will continue to update this list as dates are settled:

Girls Basketball - tryouts on March 31st & April 1st

Boys Basketball - tryouts on April 13th (4-5:30pm)

Girls Volleyball - tryouts on May 4th & 5th

Football - students will request this in their schedule and there will be a parent meeting TBA

Cross-Country - no tryouts, request in your schedule

Cheer - tryouts March 17 & 18, if you missed the mandatory parent meeting contact Krystle Smith (ksmith5@sdale.org)

Band - Auditions during school May 4-7, parent meeting May 7 @ 6:30pm

Boys' & Girls' Honor Choir - Auditions during school May 4-7

Select Drama - auditions during Hero Hour (March 16th-20th)

Stagecraft - Application due on March 20th

Advanced Art - Application due on March 20th

EAST - Application due on March 20th

CJHS Tryout Information (for rising 8th graders)

Girls Basketball:
  • April 2nd from 5-6pm @ CJHS
  • Coach Temple & Banister

Boys Basketball:

  • 2nd week of April
  • Coach Sutherland & Luther


  • tryouts May 4th-7th
  • Coach Doherty or Coach Bailey


  • Parent info night - April 28th @ 6pm
  • No tryouts - contact Coach Watson, Coach Jones, Coach Thompson, or Coach Foringer if interested

Cross Country:

  • Parent information meeting 2nd week of May
  • No tryouts. Contact Coach Sullivan if interested


  • contact Dr. Coker or Mrs. Sangster if new to band


  • contact Mrs. Watt if new to choir

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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Upcoming Dates


8th - Daylight Savings Begins!!!

10th - Spring Individual Pictures

10th - School Board Meeting @ 5pm

13th - End of the 3rd quarter

16th - 20th: Book fair in the library all week

16th - Student led conferences (3:15-7:15)

  • Buy a yearbook
  • Book fair in the Library
  • GT Showcase in Teo & Rippelmeyer's room

17th - Student led conferences (3:15-6:15)

  • Buy a yearbook
  • Book fair in the Library
  • GT Showcase in Teo & Rippelmeyer's room

17th-19th - Select Drama tryouts during Hero Hour

17th - HMS Cheer Clinic (for rising 7th graders) - 3:30-5:30pm

18th - HMS Cheer Tryout (for rising 7th graders) - 3:30-5:30pm

18th - Art field trip to Crystal Bridges

19th - Slim Chicken's Fundraiser night (4-9pm)

20th - Hat Day for Herobotics $1

20th - Club Day!

23rd-27th - Spring Break


2nd -$1 Hat Day for Special Olympics

17th - Select Drama Performance for the public (6pm)

20th - 24th - ACT Aspire Testing Week

28th - Band Concert @ PAC (7pm)


1st - Spring Fling

4th-7th - Band Tryouts during school (current 6th graders)

4th - Choir Concert @ HBHS PAC (7pm)

11th & 12th - Current 5th graders visit HMS during school

11th - 6th grade UA field trip - Olympians & Legends

12th - 6th grade UA field trip - AllStars & Avengers

13th - Naturals Ballgame (all students)

15th - 6th grade UA field trip - Defenders & Chargers

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