September 2013







Mustang Volleyball on the Track to Success

The 2013 Mustang Volleyball squads are already successful before they have even played their first match. The players are raising money for Images and Information, a local group that works with Tri-state Breast Cancer Survivors in need of financial and emotional support. The card fundraiser netted $1,600.00. This success was followed by a car wash at Westend Car Wash that collected $1,000. Two private donations have the total at almost $3,000.00 before our Pink Game on October 8 against the Senior Rams. T-shirts will be sold for that match, the cheerleaders will do a Mad Money Dash between the second and third sets of the varsity match, and silent auction items will be available. Misty May-Treanor, National and Olympic Champion, has donated a signed volleyball for the silent auction. We are proud of the Mustangs for their start to this important campaign. Help us help others by coming to the game on October 8.

Garden Produce

The Hempstead CTE-FHACS Food and Nutrition classes are looking for donations of extra produce that our Hempstead community may have remaining in their home fruit and vegetable gardens. All types of vegetables including tomatoes, peppers, onions to make salsas and stir fry vegetables along with squash of all varieties are very welcomed. We also have a request for all varieties of potatoes and several smaller pumpkin pie type pumpkins for our pumpkin & potato processing labs. Apples are also used as students learn about different varieties of apples and the baking quality of each. Students will also learn about many of the more unusual fruits and vegetables. If you have extra garden produce to donate to the FHACS Food and Nutrition classes, please call Hempstead and talk to one of the Foods teachers: Karen Palmersheim, Kathy Schuler and Jenn Boxleiter.

Class of 2014 Senior Portrait Yearbook Deadline

Senior portraits for the 2014 Equine yearbook are due to Ms. Blosch no later than November 19. It is best to send a digital file to the yearbook staff at: sblosch@dbqschools.org Most photography studios will send these for you, if asked. If you are taking your own pictures, please remember to name the file with your first and last name. If you are submitting portrait prints, please submit two copies to the office or room C103. Be sure to write your name on the back of each picture. Do not wait until the last minute to get your photos taken, as photographers do require a few weeks to process and submit your photos.

Photos should be in VERTICAL format. Please make sure the pose you submit is appropriate for the yearbook. Any form of dress that is not considered appropriate by district standards will be considered unacceptable for publication. Some writing, art, or symbols deemed inappropriate by district standards are not acceptable for publication. Please also consider props when selecting a photo for publication. For example, although you may be an avid hunter, a senior photo featuring your rifle will not be published.

Any senior who does not submit a photo by the deadline can expect to see his or her registration picture in the yearbook.

Yearbook Senior-Freshman Sibling Photo Deadline

Those wishing to submit Senior-freshmen sibling photos to be included in the 2014 Equine yearbook must have them to Ms. Blosch in room C-103 by November 19. Please provide a quality photo and identify the siblings and their ages on the back of the photo. There is a charge of $15.00 to be included in the Senior-Freshmen Sibling section. Please make checks payable to Hempstead Yearbook.

Please do not submit irreplaceable photos! We will do our best to protect your photos, but can not be responsible for damaged or lost photos. Therefore, consider submitting a high-quality copy of the photo. If you would like your photo returned, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Staff members will do their best to return them, but we can not make any guarantees. Please email Sarah Blosch with any questions at sblosch@dbqschools.org.

Yearbook Senior Recognition Ads

Parents wishing to congratulate a 2014 graduate with a Senior Ad must purchase space by November 19. Senior Ad space is limited, so reserve your ad space as soon as possible. ½ page ads cost $200.00, ¼ page ads cost $125.00, and 1/8 page ads cost $65.00. More information is available on the Hempstead website, or contact Sarah Blosch by phone at 552-5186 or email: sblosch@dbqschools.org

Target REDcard

Thanks to all Hempstead's parents, teachers and other supporters in our community for supporting Hempstead with your Target REDcard. Every time you shop with your REDcard, Target donates up to 1 % of your purchase to the school of our choice. Because of you Target has donated $1,697.42 to Hempstead. Keep up the GREAT work!