April 2019 HHASD Newsletter

Welcome Back! Hope you enjoyed spring break!

District Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a safe, challenging, student-centered learning environment focused on preparing students for their future through supportive parent, staff, and community partnerships.

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Snowshoe Hike Pictures

Raider "Reader" Leaders

Celebrating Students

Spelling Bee

Aryan will be moving to the next level of the Spelling Bee: Washington DC!

Aryan placed third after competing in the Badger State Spelling Bee at the Mitby Theater March 16, 2019.

While I am proud of how intelligent, motivated, and hard-working he is, I am more proud of his character and how quickly he stood to acknowledge the winning competitor after verifying she spelled the final word correctly. (This starts at about 5:35 in the video below.)


National History Day

The following students are to be commended for advancing to the State National History Day Contest held at UW-Madison on April 13, 2019. This is an incredible number of students and projects representing HHASD at the highest level of competition in our state!

  • Anna P - The Bay View Tragedy: Wisconsin’s Fight for the Eight-Hour Workday
  • Kiley WC - The Little Lion: How a man who started with nothing changed a nation’s economy
  • Jonathan B - Chicago Pile-1: The Reaction that Changed the World
  • Jeffrey W - The U.S. Invasion of Panama / Operation Just Cause: The War to Start All Wars
  • Billy P - Muhammad Ali: The Great Dodging the Draft
  • Jp L - Muhammad Ali: The Great Dodging the Draft
  • Riley V - Humanity: Dian Fossey
  • Ryann V - Humanity: Dian Fossey
  • Sarah L - Lost Colony of Roanoke
  • Gianni A - Louis Zamperini
  • Chloe D - Life In the Annex
  • Dominic C - Televising Politics: Triumph or Tragedy
  • Mason W - Televising Politics: Triumph or Tragedy
  • Mya L - Babe Didrikson- The Woman Who Changed Women's Sports
  • Anah B - Babe Didrikson- The Woman Who Changed Women's Sports
  • Natalie M - Babe Didrikson- The Woman Who Changed Women's Sports
  • Jenna S - Marilyn Monroe
  • Delanie K - Amelia Earhart: The Last Great Adventure
  • Madeline D - Joshua Glover: The Fight for Freedom
  • Josh K - The Culper Spy Ring
  • Lindsey R- The Culper Spy Ring
  • Molly G - The Challenger Disaster
  • Hanna M - The Challenger Disaster

Youth Art Month

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Three Friess Lake Elementary students artwork was represented at the State Youth Art Month show over break. Ms. Pacetti received an email with the awards agenda and our Kindergarten student, Ava A., received the award from Nasco Arts, for the elementary division. This is indeed a very high honor for her and our district. Please join us in congratulating her!
Celebrate Families Event!

Go Riteway will be providing a free shuttle service to Friess Lake Elementary School from the WEST LOT at NORTHBROOK CHURCH. This shuttle service will be available beginning at 4:00 p.m. through the end of the event.

World Autism Day

World Autism Day is Tuesday, April 2, 2019, which marks the kickoff of an entire month dedicated to spreading awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please join me in helping raise awareness for Autism. Please wear Blue on April 2, 2019, to show your support.

Sixth Grade ELA Service Project

Thank you for helping our student-led service project!

Thank you for your support...

In the last newsletter, we shared that Ms. Bauer's ELA class completed a writing unit in which they researched and wrote about a variety of teen activists who worked to make the world a better place. In conjunction with the unit, they teamed-up with other schools and organizations to help! During the month of March, they collected and distributed over 200 pairs of shoes to needy individuals in Belize. Many thanks for your help!

As shared in the last newsletter, Ms. Bauer's class completed their group projects. Sixth grade students were tasked with making an instructional video to teach others about their nonfiction reading topic. In this video, the GMO group creatively demonstrates their knowledge of the topic.
Raptor Safety

Remember to bring your drivers license-- the Raptor check-in system, while piloted in March, officially begins today!

Richfield/Friess Lake Alumni & Friends 3 on 3 BASKETBALL Tournament

Saturday, April 6th, 2019 — Richfield Middle School

Entry Fee: $50- Participants must be in high school or older.

Registration ends on April 1st, 2019

Teams must consist of 3-5 players, with at least one player that is a Richfield or Friess Lake School alumni, parent, faculty, or school board member. Teams may be all male, all female or co-ed teams. Separate male, female and co-ed brackets if enough teams sign up for each division (4 minimum).

Rules and bracket will be e-mailed after registration ends.

To register, submit your team information to Paul Shelsta at shelsta@hhasd.org by April 1st, 2019. Include your team name, team members and team captain’s contact information. Please send your $50 registration to: Richfield School Booster Club, 3117 Hwy 167 P.O. Box 127 Richfield WI 53076 attention Paul Shelsta(Cash or check payable to Richfield Booster Club.)

This is a Richfield Booster Club fundraiser. All proceeds support the Richfield Middle School Athletic programs.

Parent Sounding Board

Next Meeting: April 9th 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm RMS Library. The PSB meets to provide input and feedback regarding district initiatives, learn about items impacting the district, and identify topics of interest. Meetings are open to all district parents.

Plat Update

We invite you to join us at one of our open houses below to learn more about the purchase plan for Plat and how it may impact you.

Summer School!

It's already time to be thinking about summer school! This year we are excited to offer you a hybrid summer program offered by HHASD and a summer camp program offered by the Kettle Moraine YMCA. Two great options for your summer choosing!

Kettle Moraine YMCA Day Camp @ RMS

All forms and information regarding the summer Day Camp program can be found by clicking on this button. Today is the final day for the Early, Early Bird savings (not a typo-- just terrific savings!).

DOT Update


Join Our Team

Printable Application

Holy Hill Organization of Parents & Staff

Next Meeting: April 4th at 6pm (FLES)

Current FUNdraisers:

You Shop. Amazon Gives.

Amazon Smile is a program where Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to H.H.O.P.S. It’s a super easy way to raise money for H.H.O.P.S. and you can share this information with your families and friends (even if they are out of state).

Step 1: Log into www.smile.amazon.com

Step 2: Use your current Amazon account email address and your password (YES, if you have

amazon prime, it will accept it when you log in!)

Step 3: If you don’t have a current Amazon Account create one (Name, Email Address, and

create a password).

Step 4: It will say “Choose a spotlight or charity or search all charitable organizations” you will

want to “search all charitable organizations”, at this point type in Richfield Scholarship and hit

enter. The first response should be Richfield Scholarship Association Inc. Select that.

Step 5: Start Shopping! It really is THAT easy!

You must log into www.smile.amazon.com every time you shop (there is not an app. for Amazon

Smile, so you must go into your browser and type the address). It will recognize your amazon

prime account so you will still get free shipping with Amazon Smile.

There is absolutely no extra cost to you, or the H.H.O.P.S. program for using Amazon Smile.

Alumni Achievements

HUHS Gymnastics

The Girls Gymnastics team placed 3rd as a team at the state meet in Wisconsin Rapids in March. The Orioles were the top non co-op school in the state. Graduates who were part of the team that scored a 142.25 were Emily P., Courtney M., and Alyssa O.

Individually, Emily P. took 3rd on the beam, 4th in the All Around and was crowned the Division 1 State Champ, scoring a 9.4 on the floor.

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Washington County Libraries Transform

Did you know that free online courses are available with your library card? Or that you can access 1000s of books and audiobooks? Or attend informational events, concerts, or workshops at no cost? Join the Washington County libraries this spring!


3 - Forward Testing Resumes (Grades 3 - 8)

12 - Celebrate Families Dinner

15 - Board Meeting 5:30 @ RMS Library

19 - No School

22 - No School

23 - No School (Staff In-Service Day; Kindergarten Screening at FLES)

29 - Board Meeting 5:30 @ RMS Library