HMC-1 School Messenger

October Newsletter

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HMC-1 Return to Learn Update

At the Hickman Mills C-1 School District, we each play an important role in our shared goal of reopening our schools. With the health and safety of students and staff as a top priority, HMC-1 remains in the Red Health Status with all students learning virtually. The district leadership team will continue to monitor COVID-19 cases each week and will review the guidance of local and state health officials. We will update the HMC-1 community each week and provide at least two weeks’ notice before moving into the next health status. Click here to read the full, updated information on the district's Return to Learn Plan.

Fresh Harvest Meal Kits Are Back!

HMC-1 Nutrition Services Department is bringing back the Fresh Harvest Meal Kits!


The district's Grab & Go meals shifted to a one day per week Fresh Harvest Meal Kit. Each kit will contain enough food to provide at least 10 breakfast, lunch, and suppers for each district family.


Please note the important changes below:

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
HOW: Reserve meals TODAY for every Wednesday the rest of the semester. We will have them waiting for you!
RESERVE: Meals Online at LINQ


Click here for more information.

October is National Principals Month

Through visionary leadership and tireless pursuit of success for each student, principals guide and support their schools in ways large and small every day. As we faced new challenges presented by COVID-19, our principals came through when it mattered most.


It is our honor to recognize the hard-working, dedicated principals of HMC-1. Visit this page to meet all HMC-1 Principals and view videos submitted by them.

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October Applause Applause Honorees

Congratulations to our October 2020 Applause Applause Honorees, Kayshia M. and Yasmeen A., from Dobbs Elementary. From the start of the school year, Kayshia and Yasmeen have been present, on-time, prepared, and participating in class every day.


Kayshia is in the 99th percentile in both reading and math for the I-Ready Testing and wants to be a vet when she grows up. Yasmeen is in the 97th percentile in reading for the I-Ready Testing and wants to be a doctor when she grows up.

Ruskin Senior Receives Certified Nursing Assistant Certification!

Congratulations to Ruskin High School Senior, Stephany O., on passing her Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Exam!


For the past year, Stephany was part of the Ruskin High School Prep-KC Health Academy. The Health Academy has been at Ruskin for seven years, and the CNA program has been at Ruskin for four years. As part of the program, Stephany attended Penn Valley Health Sciences Institute twice a week, and spent a month doing her clinical rotations at a local nursing home, with the end goal of receiving her CNA.


"My CNA experience was quite unusual. I loved it," said Stephany. "Through the process you could see who was really invested in the program. I am happy that I pushed through the program until the very end, and now I'm certified!"


This program is no cost to the students except for their personal materials, such as scrubs, shoes and a watch. All HMC-1 student participants receive a scholarship that covers the cost of tuition, books, blood pressure cuff, gait belt and their background checks.

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HMEF Gala and Silent Auction

The Hickman Mills Educational Foundation Annual Gala and Silent Auction begins on Monday! The annual Gala and Silent Auction is the Foundation’s biggest fundraising event. The Foundation supports HMC-1 students and staff through financial scholarships, classroom grants, donations, and much more.


The Gala, which will be held virtually this year, is taking place from Monday, November 2 at 8 a.m. CST through Friday, November 6 at midnight CST. Auction items are being added daily, so be sure to visit the auction site to get a sneak peek of an item that can be yours, or for more information on the event.

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars!


  • No School: Friday, October 30
  • No School: Tuesday, November 3
  • HMEF Virtual Gala and Silent Auction: Monday, November 2, 8 a.m. CST - Friday, November 6 at midnight
  • Board of Education Meeting: Thursday, November 19, 6 p.m.
  • No School - Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, November 25 - Friday, November 27