Hemlock High School


Hang in there Huskies!

Remember this motivational poster from the 70's? Before Doug the Pug or Grumpy Cat, Victor Baldwin took pictures of his cats and compiled a book called The Outcast Kitten. From his book, one of the more popular pictures was of his cat Sassy.

Victor later turned it into a poster and added the famous words - "Hang in there baby".

This motivational poster still applies today, it has stood the test of time and can help us all through this time. I have no control over this Coronavirus Pandemic. I can only control myself. I can wash my hands, stay at home, help my kids the best I can with their homework. We are all in this together.

So I am "hanging in there" to the best of my ability. I know you are doing the same. If you need something from us at Hemlock High School, please reach out via email. We are here for you.

Principal Keith Green - green@hemlockps.com

Dean of Students Kyle Boros - boros@hemlockps.com

Athletic Director Frank Yell - yell@hemlockps.com

Principal's Secretary Melissa Jaremba - jaremba@hemlockps.com

Athletic Secretary Jamie Galbraith - galbraith@hemlockps.com

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Thank you!

It was a very busy day for all on Friday, March 13th. Teachers hustled getting work prepared, administrators spoke with students getting them ready for the time away, and support staff continued working, helping where needed. This was all done with very little notice.

We are very lucky to be a part of Hemlock Public Schools. Our students were better prepared for one-to-one learning and it became a smoother transition for us than some other districts. Our teachers have kept learning alive for our students with the benefits of google classroom and other online platforms.

Our custodians have been disinfecting entire buildings including but not limited to desks, chairs, lockers, tables, computers and carpets.

Thank you to everyone for your efforts during this time - teachers, staff, administration, students & parents. Our buildings and staff will be ready for students to come back when the time comes.

Feeding Students

Hemlock Public School District is making sure no children are missing meals. Food Service Director Christine Tomasek and staff have been providing breakfast and lunch bags from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm this week and last.

Each child can receive two meals per day and the food service staff will pre-pack for families, so they don't have to pick up daily.

The Well Church has teamed up with the Hemlock Public School District to help provide volunteers to deliver these meals, and Hemlock teacher/parent Karen Willour and bus driver/parent Annie James have helped in this process thus far.

McDonald’s of Hemlock has donated white milk, apple slices, freshly-baked muffins, and happy meal toys to help serve our families.

"As the Food Service Director for our district, and a mother of two, I am honored to be helping students from any community by offering them nutritious meals. Through this time of uncertainty, our food service staff will continue to work hard...children come first," shared Christine Tomasek.

Superintendent Killingbeck stated, “We would like to thank McDonald’s and The Well Church for partnering with Hemlock Public School District in serving our community. A big thank you goes out to Food Service Director Tomasek and her staff for the hard work and dedication to our students and families.”

If you know of a child that needs something to eat, pick up meals weekdays from 10:00 am until noon at Hemlock Middle School, door #30, or call 989-642-4700 or email tomasek@hemlockps.com to schedule a delivery.

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District Update

Dear Huskie Pack,

We want to keep communicating with you during our shutdown and provide the most current information possible.

As many of you already know, Governor Whitmer has extended the school shut down until Monday, April 13th and issued a stay at home order.

Our commitment to our students and families remains unchanged at this time; we will continue to work and provide the best possible solutions as we work together to find the right answers.

We are currently providing food service for students in need at our Middle School building. Currently, we serve out of door #30 from 10 AM -12 noon daily but are reviewing options and will likely adjust things accordingly.

Next week was our scheduled Spring Break (3/30-4/3), so our online learning will pause and allow students and families an opportunity to catch up and enjoy even more family together. As if more time home together were even a possibility at this point.

If you should have questions or concerns, please reach out to our building principals so that we can know how to best meet your needs.

Elementary/KC Ling - gensch@hemlockps.com
Middle School - keyser@hemlockps.com
High School - green@hemlockps.com

These are uncharted territories that we are travel together. As a community, we can make sure that we have the best possible outcomes.

All the best,

Don Killingbeck, Supt.

#huskietastic #StayHome

Remember Local Businesses

Our local businesses often help us with many things throughout the year. They donate their time and money to many sports teams (youth through high school age), drama clubs, and robotics teams just to name a few. Don't forget about them during this time. Many of them are closed now due to the "Stay at Home" order from Governor Whitmer, but many of our local restaurants are still open for take-out/delivery.

See below for copies of their menus along with their phone numbers.

#hemlockproud #hemlockstrong #supportlocal #shoplocal

Farmer's Home Tavern

(989) 642-2546

215 W Saginaw St, Hemlock, MI 48626

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Frosty Freezer

(989) 297-2482

14886 Gratiot Rd, Hemlock, MI 48626

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Jenn's Place

(989) 301-0345

13675 Gratiot Rd, Hemlock, MI 48626
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MaMa Mia's Pizzeria

(989) 642-6420

16535 Gratiot Rd, Hemlock, MI 48626

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Maple Grill Menu

(989) 233-2895

13105 Gratiot Rd, Hemlock, MI 48626
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Rauchholz Memorial Library

Need something to do? Our local library has e-books, audio books and digital magazines available through their website.

Rauchholz Memorial Library

Don't forget about the Census

Once every decade, the U.S. Census works to count every person living in the United States. Every Michigander needs to be counted because census numbers affect everyone in Michigan - including seniors, students, kids, parents, businesses and communities. Get started: https://my2020census.gov/ #shapeyourfuture #2020census
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Starting this past Monday (3/23), the MSHAA facebook page will be sharing one #MHSAAMoment each weekday. These short video clips will highlight incredible plays from one of our past tournaments.
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Hello sports fans!

As the Athletic Secretary for the district I am definitely missing sports right now. When that is mainly what you think about all day, it is very difficult to just have that stop. So that got me thinking about some of my favorite sport memories. Many of those are of my own kids now, but I wanted to go further back.

I played many sports through my youth and high school career, but playing soccer for Hemlock High School was my favorite. This was only the 2nd year of the girls soccer program at our school.

This was a new sport for me and I loved playing. My favorite memory was scoring three goals in one game against Swan Valley. These were my only goals of my career, so I am glad I saved all three of them for that game.

So to bide our time until we are able to get together and play again, I would love to hear from you. What are your favorite sport memories? Send me an email - galbraith@hemlockps.com and I will see if I can even find some pics. If you have some of your own, send those to me as well. I will share your stories on our Facebook page.

Thanks in advance to those that participate. Go Huskies!

- Mrs. Jamie Galbraith

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News from past events....

Band Festival

On Tuesday, March 10 the Hemlock High School Concert Band traveled to Caro High School for band festival. They represented Hemlock High School very well by earning a clean sweep of 1-ratings from the judges. This means that their overall final was a Division 1. This is the highest rating, which is labeled as superior. Band Director Chase had this to say, “I am continually amazed at the way our kids come to work each day. They come into our band room ready to learn. This group makes my job so rewarding.”

Sports Results

3/11/20 - V Boys BBall @ Reese vs. New Lothrop - W (62-44) Points- Nolan Finkbeiner - 21, Brady Devereaux - 17, Jayden Evans - 9, Rebounds - Brady Devereaux - 7, Michael Zolinski - 7, Assists - Jayden Evans - 6, Max Dinninger - 4, Steals - Finkbeiner - 3.
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