Hero Happenings!

Hellstern Middle School Newsletter, Springdale, AR

October 11, 2021

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No School this Friday, Oct. 15th AND Monday, Oct. 18th

From the principal....

We have a goal of having guest speakers visit our building at least once per month. Last year, we had to stop this as the unknown of COVID was looming over us. We are excited to say we are bring it back! On October 22nd our first guest speaker, FBI Agent Randall Jackson will be talking with students about social media and internet safety. We will do a modified assembly in which a few advisories will be with him live in the cafeteria and all the other students will watch through Zoom.

If you are interested in being a guest speaker, either for the whole school, or for a specific target audience, email me (abyford@sdale.org) and let me know! We have gotten good at virtual sessions too - so that is always an option.

Below, you will find information about some other speakers that we had with target audiences this week.

Heroes of the Month - October

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October Staff of the Month - Congrats! Mrs. Packwood

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Child Development: Changes vs. Red Flags

  • Coming up is the 2nd of six (Pre-K -12) virtual parent nights with Ozark Guidance: “Child Development: Changes vs. Red Flags” Tuesday, October 12th, 6:00-7:00 p.m. on zoom.
  • Here is the link to pre-register. These are free events! Anyone and everyone is welcome – live or later: Just register to receive a link to join live and we’ll also send all registrants the materials and a recording.
  • We hope this approach makes bringing information and resources to families simple. Let us know! Please send questions or suggestions to school.outreach@ozarkguidance.org and check out our additional Outreach Services including student programming and professional development.

Lost & Cleaned - Click here

If you see something that looks familiar, tell your student to check outside of the library to see if it belongs to him/her. Thanks!

HMS Yearbook

We're really excited about this year's Hellstern Middle School yearbook. Why? Because you can add your own photos and memories to your personalized copy. All you have to do is create a free account with TreeRing.

TreeRing is a yearbook publisher that is focused on helping students and parents preserve their memories as much as it's focused on helping schools preserve their history. So, the yearbooks have a more personal touch.

Your book includes two, free pages for you to personalize with your own photos and memories. The personal pages are totally optional, so if you just want the more traditional yearbook, that's okay, too.

Whichever you choose, you can click here to purchase a yearbook for $23.97.

If you are going to use the personal pages, please have them done and buy your copy of the yearbook by April 22, 2022.

School-based counselors...

You may or may not know that we have two full-time counselors in our building that represent two different organizations (Ozark Guidance Center & Burrell Health Services). Right now it is VERY hard to get counseling sessions scheduled for students because most mental health facilities are SO BUSY! The benefit of using our counselors at Hellstern is that they can see students during the school day. Everything happens right here during the day!

If you want more information just call our school and ask to speak with someone about setting up counseling with either Burrell or OGC and we will help you get connected!

Upcoming Dates


12 - End of 1st quarter

13 - 2nd quarter begins

15 - No School

18 - No School

19 - POSTPONED: Band Field Trip

19 - School Board meeting @ 5pm

25 - Report Cards go home for 1st quarter

29 - Hero Hangout

7th Grade Athletics - Football/Volleyball/Cross-Country

Oct. 14 - FB: Springdale SMS (HOME) 4:45

Oct. 19 - XC: Wolf Run Conference

Oct. 19 - VB: HTMS (HOME) 5:00

Oct. 21 - FB: Siloam Springs (HOME) 4:45

Oct. 28 - FB: Rogers Elmwood (AWAY) 5:30

Nov. 4 - FB: TBD - Championship Week

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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