Huntingburg Elementary School

February 8, 2019


Hungry for Knowledge

Establishing and Achieving Goals

Succeeding in Life

Accelerated Reader Winners

Students in grades 1-5 may enter the drawing for each AR quiz they take and receive above 80%. Way to go, Saige Taylor, Rodrigo Mares Sifontes, Jizel Dubon, Riley Wilkerson, Katie Thacker, Deacon Schwinghammer, Clayton Kippenbrock, and Anthony Crespin!!

Just a reminder that students may look up books and point values on

Box Tops

The 2nd round of Box Tops collections will end on Thursday, Feb. 14th.

Please make sure the classroom teacher's name is on the envelope/baggie. The winning class will get $75 for an activity of their choice.

Music Programs -Save the Date

5th graders present “Jukebox Time Machine”

March 19th at 6:30 PM

at SHS Auditorium

4th graders present “On the Shoulders of Giants”

March 11th 6:30 PM

at SHS Auditorium

Southridge Singers (Huntingburg/Holland combined choir):

  • National Anthem IU vs Purdue Women's Basketball March 3
  • Spring Concert SHS Auditorium March 18 6:30
  • National Anthem IU vs Minnesota Men's Baseball Game April 27

Classroom Activities

First Grade Fun

Aubrey Hargett, Kimberley Hercules, Fabian Gonzalez and Jasmin Serrano work on a STEAM project in Mrs. Prusz's first grade class.

Author Reports

Mrs. Prusz's classroom

Second Grade Shenanigans

Second grade invited officer Cody Byrd to share his police canine with our students to go along with our story Officer Buckle and Gloria. Her name is Esther. She is from Czechoslovakia and works as search and rescue and in narcotics! She responds to commands in German and English! The students were full of many questions and comments. Officer Byrd is also the father of second grader Nolan Byrd.
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Mr. Schuler's class was learning about the life of Helen Keller

It's a biography about a young girl who is deaf and blind. She overcomes many challenges growing up. Mr. Schuler told students before they began reading the story that he wanted the students to experience the concept of having them do an activity without using their sight. So, he blindfolded each child. Then, they were given drawing paper and used crayons to feel the texture of what they were drawing. The kids were saying they can't see!! This is hard. I can't and so on. He told them the story they were going to read about is a girl who can't see either. They were surprised by their drawing and couldn't wait to start reading about Helen Keller.
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Third Grade News

The following students completed all levels of XtraMath. Way to go!!!

Fifth Grade Good Times

Mrs. Underhill's students did Google slide presentations on people of the American Revolution. They researched their person, created a slide show, and presented it to the class.

Library Media with Mrs. Bardwell and Mrs. Humbert

Thank you!!

Wow! We just received a grant check for $500.00. A big THANK YOU to the Brenda Kilian Endowment of the Dubois County Community Foundation for the generous grant. We plan to spend money on new books for the library. Thanks so much for your generosity! Brenda Kilian was the sister to Mrs. Sarah Heichelbech, our recently retired school nurse.