The Pirate

November 2020

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A VETERAN

It is the veteran, not the preacher, who has given you freedom of religion.

It is the veteran, not the reporter, who has given you freedom of the press.

It is the veteran, not the poet, who has given you freedom of speech.

It is the veteran, not the protester, who has given you freedom to assemble.

It is the veteran, not the lawyer, who has given you the right to a fair trial.

It is the veteran, not the politician, who has given you the right to vote.

It is the veteran, not the professional athletes, who has given you the right to kneel in protest.

It is the veteran, who salutes the Flag, who serves under the Flag, whose coffin is draped by the Flag.


HJSD WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE VETERANS IN HAGERMAN AND AROUND THE WORLD FOR THEIR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY.

Superintentendents Message

HJSD Parents,

Nine weeks of instruction and P/T conferences have come to an end. I’d like to thank all the staff, parents, and students for their participation in these conferences. This is the best way to inform parents of the progress and commendable work the students are doing along with providing action plans for those who will benefit from additional support. On that note, parents, please be advised we are offering an after school tutoring program every other Wednesday from 3:45-4:45 pm. This will include a fifteen minute break with snacks, 45 minutes of intense intervention or enrichment, and transportation. Parents, thanks again for your support and trust in the Hagerman Joint School District. We are confident that all students will be successful if we work together as a team, build their self-esteem, and instill the ARRGH virtues that drive our purpose to produce Academic Achievers, Clear Communicators, Responsible Citizens, and Quality Producers. Our climate is a result of the virtues we instill with all Hagerman Pirate students, ARRGH!

A – Positive Attitude

R – Respect

R – Responsible

G – Gratitude

H – Honest


Go Pirates!


Our October ARRGH students of the month include:


Virtue: K-3 4-6

Attitude Gus Mavencamp................................2 Riley Foster 6

Respect Harrison Hillstead Kdg..................... Tia Miller 4

Responsibility Zach Stewart 3........................ Joel Knapp 4

Gratitude Harper Stevens 1............................. Adam Nelson 6

Honesty Caleb Maki 3...................................... Lilia Martinez 5


Certified/Classified Employees of the month:


Certified: Dr. Troy Easterday HS Science Teacher

Classified: Melissa Lemon Elementary School Secretary


Important Dates:

Nov. 9 CIP mtg. 4-5:00 pm

Nov. 13 Professional Development Day

Nov. 17 Family Literacy Night 6-7:30 pm

Nov. 23-26 Thanksgiving Break


Dr. Jim R. Brown, Ed.D.
Principal


MISSION: To provide a safe, secure environment and quality educational opportunities which prepare our students for a life of learning and achievement.

VISION: Hagerman School District will be a vibrant, nurturing community where all students have pride in their scholastic achievement and are productive, involved citizens of society, with the tools to reach their dreams.

MOTTO: ARRGH!

Certified Employee of the Month

Dr. Troy Easterday


We would like to thank Dr. Easterday for his contributions to Hagerman JH/HS. He serves as the AVID instructor, a dual credit instructor, and a Head Teacher. Dr. Easterday is committed to our students and our school. Congradulations Dr. Easterday on being Employee of the Month and thank you for all you do.


HHS SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT MEETING

Monday, Nov. 9th, 4pm

HHS LIBRARY

HHS Principals Corner

Well we have made it past my first goal for the year.......Halloween. Starting the year out under the COVID circumstances I had in mind that I wanted to make it to Christmas. That idea quickly changed. I think I am working on a holiday goal marker for the high school and junior high. It goes something like this.......Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Presidents Day, Spring Break, and Graduation. These are small stepping stones that I hope can work as milestones for keeping our school open


I guess I first want to say thank you to our stake holders. This has already started out as a very unique year and I appreciate your patience and understanding. This has not been easy for any of us because of the protocols that are in place.....and they are changing weekly. I want you to know that the Superintendent and myself have daily meetings to discuss the direction of our schools. I also want you to know that our discussions always center around how we can keep our students coming to school. We value our students and their educational opportunities. Please feel free to contact either of us at anytime for any clarification of information.


Moving forward it is so important that our students get help at home. Parents, even if you do not understand the subject information, physically checking your students Google Classroom with them helps us help your students become successful. We want ALL students to succeed. It takes ALL of us to ensure that. If there are questions on what your students may not understand, encourage them to contact the instructor. I am also encouraging the parents to contact the instructors if there are questions. Working together WE can prepare our students for graduation and success. WE need you parents.


I would like to leave you with a quote from Bob Beauprez:


"Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students, and enthusiastic parents with high expectations."



AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING


Starting Wednesday, November 4, there will be tutoring EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY available after school for ALL students. There will be a bus available at 4:45 pm for students who attend tutoring. TUTORING WILL BE AVAILABLE EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY. Reminders will be sent out to students and parents for the weeks of tutoring. (Students are still allowed to stay after school will teachers outside of the Wednesday Tutoring Days. They will just need to make arrangements).


November CALENDAR of EVENTS


Monday....................9th....................School Board Meeting 7 PM

Tuesday...................10th..................ALL Athletics Meeting 6 PM

Wednesday.............11th...................Veteran's Day Honor Drive 11:45-12:20 (see www.hjsd.org for details)

Wednesday.............11th..................JH BBall @ Dietrich 3 PM

Friday......................13th..................HHS Basketball Practice Begins

Friday......................13th..................8-4 PM Teacher Professional Development

Monday..................16th...................JH Girls BBall vs Lighthouse 4 PM

Tuesday.................17th...................Family Literacy Night 6-7:30 PM

Wednesday...........18th....................JH Girls BBall @ Wendell 4 PM

Monday 23-Thursday 26th..............NO SCHOOL--Thanksgiving Break

Monday.................30th....................JH Girls BBall vs Oakley 4 PM

Monday.................30th....................HHS BBall @ Camas 6/7:30 PM



Congratulations !!!!!! STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

High School..................Kinley Whitmarsh

Junior High...................Dorothy Jensen



CONGRATULATIONS!! Samantha Osborne....Second-Team All-Conference Volleyball

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

Monday, Nov. 9th, 7pm

HHS LIBRARY

ATHLETICS INFORMATION REGARDING COVID

Attention Parents,


Here are the rules regarding ALL sports for the winter season at HJSD:


  • Only 50 people allowed at the games (our own community).
  • NO visitors from other teams will be allowed at home games.
  • NO HAGERMAN PARENTS ARE ALLOWED AT AWAY GAMES (visiting schools rules).
  • Social distancing will be enforced in the gymnasiums (there will be blue tape on the bleachers. If you are with family you can sit together on blue tape, if you are an individual you sit as an individual on blue tape).
  • As an HJSD administrative team, we will be evaluating our home games to adjust changes as needed.
  • We are working on getting a video streaming system in place for parents to be able to watch games that they cannot attend. Information is TBA.

JOURNALISM CLASS

Mrs. Henslee and the Journalism Class have put together a school newspaper. Please take a look at what they reporting on. Awesome job Journalism!!!!!


https://www.smore.com/s29p4

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