Hero Happenings!

Hellstern Middle School Newsletter, Springdale, AR

November 19, 2021

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Happy Thanksgiving!

This will be the last update you will receive until December 5th. Have a restful week off and enjoy your loved ones!

Spelling Bee Winners!

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winner, Michael Stephenson, AND our runner-up, Jasleen Thind!!
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Nala the Hero Husky

Our own Morgan Hritz has authored and published a children's book entitled Nala, the Hero Husky. You can purchase this book on Amazon. Her story is about anxiety and coping with anxiety. I bet you could even get the author to sign it! ;)

Minecraft Rube Goldberg Preseason Challenge

The purpose of this STEAM challenge was to get students to think about the engineering process before they begin creating their machines. Two Hellstern teams entered the challenge and each group won $175 in Amazon gift cards to split between group members. The students are Brant King, Beck Thorne, David Kilpatrick, Brayden Rierson, Joseph Combs, and Adyn Cox. The contest was sponsored by the North America Scholastic eSports Federation (NASEF).


Here was the prompt for the challenge:

Ask and Imagine are two very important steps of the Engineering Design Process. Your task is to share with us how you engaged in these two steps with your team. What questions did you ask? What strategies did you use to brainstorm as a group? How did you ensure that every voice on your team was heard and respected? Record and share in your Minecraft world!

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Parents of 7th graders

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Upcoming Dates

November

22-26 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

30 - Band rehearsal during Hero Hour (8-8:43am)

December

1 - Band rehearsal during Hero Hour (8-8:43am)

2 - Band rehearsal at HBHS PAC (1-3:15) - please no check-outs

2 - Band concert at HBHS PAC (7pm)

3 - Caroling on the Creeks


6-10 - "Reality Check" visits 6th grade health


14 - School board meeting (5pm)

17 - Designated food day

17 - Product market (6th grade)

17 - Students on team all day (alternate schedule)

17 - Hellstern Holiday Game-show Extraveganza (2:15-3:15); please no check-outs

17 - End of 2nd qtr


20-31 - Holiday Break!

7th Grade Athletics

Nov. 29 - BBB: Elmwood @ CJHS (5:30)

Nov. 29 - GBB: Elmwood @ Elmwood (5:30)

Dec. 2 - GBB: Ramey @ CJHS (5:30)

Dec. 2 - BBB: Ramey @ Ramey (5:30)

Dec. 6 - BBB: Grimsley @ CJHS (5:30)

Dec. 6 - GBB: Grimsley @ Grimsley (5:30)

Dec. 9 - GBB: Washington @ CJHS (4:30)

Dec. 9 - BBB: Washington @ Washington (5:30)

Dec. 13 - GBB: Farmington@ CJHS (5:30)

Dec. 13 - BBB: Farmington @ Farmington (5:30)

Dec. 16 - GBB & BBB: HMS vs. HTMS @ HBHS (4:30)

Jan. 3 - BBB: FS Kimmons @ FS Kimmons (5:00)

Jan. 6 - GBB: Lingle @ CJHS (5:30)

Jan. 6 - BBB: Lingle @ Lingle (5:30)

Jan. 10 - BBB: George @ CJHS (4:30)

Jan. 10 - GBB: KMS @ GJHS (5:30)

Jan. 13 - BBB: Lakeside @ CJHS (4:30)

Jan. 13 - GBB: SMS @ LJHS (5:30)

Jan. 20 - BBB: Oakdale @ CJHS (4:30)

Jan. 20 - GBB: Oakdale @ Oakdale (5:30)

Jan. 24 - GBB: Kirksey @ CJHS (4:30)

Jan. 24 - BBB: Kirksey @ Kirksey (5:30)

Jan. 27 - GBB: Fulbright @ CJHS (5:30)

Jan. 27 - BBB: Fulbright @ Fulbright (5:30)

Jan. 31 - BBB: Lincoln (B'ville) @ CJHS (4:30)

Jan. 31 - GBB: Lincoln (B'ville) @ Lincoln (5:30)

Feb. 3 - BBB: Woodland @ CJHS (5:30)

Feb. 3 - GBB: Woodland @ Woodland (5:30)

Feb. 7 - BBB: Siloam Springs @ SS (5:30)

Feb. 8 - GBB: Siloam Springs @ CJHS (5:30)

Feb. 10 - GBB & BBB: HTMS vs. HMS @ HBHS (4:30)

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Meet Our Heroes

Each week we will highlight teachers/staff in our building. The Hellstern staff are an amazing bunch of people - we hope you enjoy getting to know us a little better!
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