Husky Highlights

January 14, 2022

Upcoming Dates

Week of January 31 - Donut Pickup - See below for pickup times

Wednesday, February 2 - PTO Sponsored Winter Fest Activities 4 - 6 p.m.

We will have staggered pickup beginning at 5:40 to help with traffic.

PK with older siblings - 5:40 p.m.

K & 1st with older siblings - 5:45 p.m.

2nd with older siblings - 5:50 p.m.

3rd & Older Siblings - 5:55 p.m.

4th & Older Siblings and 5th - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 3 - Valentine Celebration with Parents - 9:15 a.m. ---- We need parents to be seated for the show by 9:15 a.m. We will bring classes into the gym at the time so your children may join you for the show.

12:30 Dismissal

Friday, February 4 - Outside School Environment Day - No School

Tuesday, February 8 - PTO - 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 10 - Popcorn money due - 25 cents - 1 bag per student

Thursday, February 10 - Volunteers pop popcorn 4:00 p.m.

Friday, February 11 - Popcorn Day; K - 5th grade will be celebrating the 100th day of school

Friday, February 18 - Outside School Environment Day - No School

Monday, February 21 - Professional Learning Day - No students

Snowman Challenge Day

We are planning on Monday being our Snowman Olympic Challenge Day.

If there would be a 2 hour delay it will be postponed.

Please send warm clothes - coats, gloves, hats - and dry clothes for your child!!

Donut Sale Huge Success

Our donut sale was a HUGE success!!! Thank you for helping with this.

We sold 770 dozen donuts!!! It will take Byrd's Donuts 6 days to make this many donuts!!

Our profit was over $3000!!!

4th grade won the donut party!!!!

Donut Pickup

Donut pickup will be January 31, February 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 --- days are assigned to grade levels / siblings!!

Pickup will be from 4 - 5 p.m. on the assigned day.

See below for the assigned days! If you don't see your child's name, give us a call!

We will ask parents to enter the lobby.

* Find your order

* Verify that it is correct

* Sign the paper with Mrs. Phillips to verify receipt of the correct order.

Donut Pickup - Monday, January 31 4 - 5 p.m.

2nd grade

E Kincaid

K Brady

G Cunningham

J George

Z Tenney

T Lantz

H Furr

M Stackpole

2nd grade Siblings

O. Cooper

B. Cooper

3rd Grade Siblings

I. Stackpole

O. Stackpole

Donut Pickup - Tuesday, February 1 4 - 5 p.m.

4th Grade - ONE STUDENT

M. Casto

1st Grade

S. Garrett

A. McClain

N. Streets

A. Carpenter

M. Carr

Z. Grubb

R. Payne

P. Watson

J. Butler

S. Collins

3rd Grade

C. Claypool

M. Ware

C. Karickhoff

Z. Thompson

T. Thompson

H. Heath

Donut Pickup - Wednesday, February 2 4 - 5 p.m.

Kindergarten with Siblings

C. Howard

C. Claypool

4th Grade

M. Claypool

E. Fultineer

B. Clem

A. Guady

K. Sams

T. Durant

C. Butcher

G. Wamsley

L. Browning

C. Spencer

L. Burnside

W. Cutright

E. Cutright

Donut Pickup - Thursday, February 3 4 - 5 p.m.


H. Gower

A. Barcus

D. Tomey

B. Mills

M. Goodwin

E. Tenney

C. Ruble


5th Grade

B. Moody

L. Wolfe

K. Bishop

M. Reed

J. Phillips

Donut Pickup - Monday, February 7 4 - 5 p.m.


G. Claypool

I. Weaver

R. Harris

R. Large

D. Griffith

1st Grade Siblings

B. Wright

K. Wright

G. Stackpole

B. Stackpole

D. Klema

S. Klema

Donut Pickup - Tuesday, February 8 4 - 5 p.m.

PK Siblings

J. Darnall

K. Smith

E. Claypool

A. Claypool

D. Tenney

L. Tenney

C. Tenney

N. Layman

A. Shaffer

O. Smith

D. Smith

T. Mayle

A. Mayle

Winter Fest Information

PTO is sponsoring a Winter Fest on February 2 from 4 - 6 p.m.

Students with permission to attend Winter Fest will stay after school, rather than boarding their bus home.

To help with parent pickup traffic, we are going to dismiss by the following schedule:

PK with older siblings - 5:40 p.m.

K & 1st with older siblings - 5:45 p.m.

2nd with older siblings - 5:50 p.m.

3rd & Older Siblings - 5:55 p.m.

4th, 5th & older siblings - 6:00 p.m.

Please line up in the parent pick up line (2 lanes in the front of the building) at the assigned time (please don't arrive early!!!)

We will bring your children out the end door to your car.

Thank you for allowing your child to participate in our PTO fundraiser!!

Dentist Visit to Hodgesville Elementary

Smiles Mobile Dentist will be visiting HES on March 4, 2022.

If you have not signed your child up for a dental cleaning / restoration work and would for them to visit the mobile dentist, please register at the following link:
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Students Completing Social Studies and Science Fair Projects Treated to Pizza / McDonalds

Marcus Won 1st Place With His Project and Will Advance to Regionals

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Snowman Olympic Challenge

Do you remember being a kid and going outside to make snow angels, build a snowman, and then coming inside to warm up with hot chocolate.

Well, we would like to provide this experience for our students.

On our next school day with measurable snow, we would like to take our students outside for a Snowman Olympics Challenge. Each class will divide into groups and complete a snowman building challenge.

Before we can do this, we need your permission to take your child outside on a cold, snowy day.

We ask students to bring a change of clothes and to bring heavy coats, gloves, hats, etc.

Since we can't plan a Snowman Building day, we will send out a text message, post on our Face book page, and send emails telling you "tomorrow is the day!"

Upshur County Math Field Day Contestants and Alternates

These young men will represent us at the Upshur County Math Field Day on February 15 at Stonewall Resort.

Not pictured: Colton Spencer and Dalton Currence
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Valentine Celebration with Parents

We are excited to try something different this year for our Valentine Day activities. Parents are invited to school on February 3 to celebrate Valentine's Day in a unique way.

All families are invited to our school on February 3 for a Magic Show. This show is the "real deal" and highly engaging! The show will be at 9:30 a.m. (NOTE THE TIME CHANGE) and it is a 12:30 dismissal day. We would like for parents to be seated by 9:15 a.m. so we can bring your children to you!!

From 4 - 6 p.m. on February 2, PTO is holding Winter Fest with games and activities for all students. Parents may use the 2 hours for some quiet time or they may join us to have fun with the kids.

Then on February 14, students are going to celebrate Valentine's Day with their classmates and teachers (parents celebrated on February 3).

Students will be exchanging tootles, Valentine Cards (please have your child prepare these for the students on the class list each teacher will be sending home), making cards for senior citizens in local care facilities, and seeing a Wild World of Animals presentation.

Of course, they will get a delicious Valentine snack.

Teachers will be communicating with you regarding valentines and valentine boxes!!

Huskytastic Summer Learning...........Continued

We are in the planning stages for our 2nd year of Huskytastic Summer Learning.

The dates for this summer are June 6 - 24 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. each day. Buses will transport students.

Due to the WV Holiday, there will be no school on June 20.

We will continue with learning with an emphasis on hands -on activities while mastering grade level standards.

Each Friday will be a field trip day and families will need to provide transportation home on that day.

Our 5th graders need to sign up here, but will be attending BUMS for their summer learning.

Please complete this form if you are interested in your child participating.

More information will be forthcoming as plans are made.

100th Day of School

We are going to celebrate the 100th day of school on February 11 in K - 5th grade.

PK will be celebrating at a later date and will receive information from Mrs. Tenney.

We encourage our students and staff to be creative and either dress as a 100 year old person OR wear a shirt with 100 items!

Inclement Weather Days

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Important Dates for Upshur County Schools


February 3- Midterm-Third Quarter

February 3- 12:30 Dismissal- Professional Learning

February 4- No School- Out of School Environment (OSE)

February 18- No School – Out of School Environment (OSE)

February 21- No School- Professional Learning and Faculty Senate

February 24- Family/Teacher Conferences at B-UHS 4:00-6:00pm

February 24 -Golden Horseshoe Test at B-UMS


March 1- Family/Teacher Conferences at B-UMS 4:00-6:00pm

March 3- Family/Teacher Conferences at all Elementary Schools 4:00-6:00pm

March 8- End of Third Nine Weeks

March 14- Grade Cards Go Home

March 19 – History Bowl at B-UHS

March 25 – 12:30 Dismissal-Professional Learning

March 28-April 1- No School-Spring Break


April 13- SAT School Day – Juniors at B-UHS take SAT at school

April 14- 12:30 Dismissal- Professional Learning

April 15- No School – Out of School Environment (OSE)

April 18- No School- Professional Learning and Faculty Senate

April 19- Mid-Term Fourth Quarter


May 10- No School- Election Day

May 17- Fred Eberle Graduation at 6:00pm

May 19- Move Up Day for incoming Kindergarten, 6th and 9th grade students.

May 19- 12:30 Dismissal – Professional Learning

May 20- No School – Professional Learning

May 27- 12:30 Dismissal – Professional Learning

May 27- Last Day for students

May 27- End of 4th Quarter/Second Semester

May 27- B-UHS Graduation – 6:00pm at B-UHS

June 3- Final Grade Card Sent Home

Our Family Handbook - Also available on our website

Our Vision, Core Beliefs, and Goal

Our Core Beliefs / Mission

We at HES are dedicated to providing all students with knowledge and skills to become college and career ready in an environment emphasizing the PAX Good Behavior Game, which includes peace, productivity, health and happiness with the core belief “I better my world, and I better myself.”

It is our desire to:

- Provide a nurturing, consistent environment which emphasizes the development of the individual child’s social, emotional, physical, and academic growth.

- To teach all children so they may achieve their highest academic potential utilizing authentic learning experiences, to build a foundation to become college and career ready, and to be lifelong learners.

- To guide all children in becoming leaders, problem solvers, and listeners.

- To encourage appropriate relationships through parent and community involvement in the school.

Our Goal:

Hodgesville Elementary School will have an increase of at least 1.0 GE growth for 40% of our students as based on beginning of the year to end of the year data for 2021 – 2022 end of year assessments for Math and English Language Arts.