HCS Weekly Memo

January 2023

End of the Semester - Jan. 20th All students dismissed at 11:30 a.m.


Volunteer Sign Ups (ie - gate/ clock/clean up)

Please go HERE to sign up to help run the scoreboard, clean up, etc. during home basketball games.

Concessions Stand Sign Ups

Please go HERE to sign up for 2-3 spots PER PLAYER to help in concessions.

In order for us to continue offering sports at HCS, we MUST have volunteers help us in concessions! Many hands truly make lighter work!

If the spots are not filled, we will be assigning spots. We realize everyone is busy, but this is a MAJOR way that HCS Athletics makes the money to cover the costs of running our programs.

Thank you all for your help!

This schedule is EVER changing! Honestly, don't print it out. Just click on the link and check as needed. Changes are made daily!

HCS Athletics Schedule

9th - 12th Grade Exams (Jan. 18th - 20th)

First Semester Exam Schedule

Jan. 18-20

Wednesday – Jan.18

1st Hour 8:30 – 9:45

Break 9:50 – 10:10

2nd Hour 10:15 –11:30

Thursday – Jan.19

3rd Hour 8:30-9:45

Break 9:50-10:10

4th Hour 10:15-11:30

Friday – Jan.20

5th Hour 8:30-9:45

Break 9:50-10:10

6th Hour 10:15-11:30

TUESDAY – Algebra II Exam at 6th – 7th Hours

6th - 8th Grade Class Schedule – normal hours Wed-Thur. Friday 1st -4th hours. (unless you have a high school class, then you jump to your exam, and resume normal classes after that)

Please observe the following:

  1. High school students MUST leave at 11:30 each day unless they are with a specific teacher.

  1. Students are to remain in the classroom until the exam hour is completed. Please remind them to bring extra study material or reading material if they are students who normally finish exams early. Do not allow them to come to the office to make a phone call to be picked up.

  1. If a student does not have an exam for the scheduled exam hour, they may either go to a study hall room, or if pick-up arrangements have been made, they may go home. These arrangements must be made prior to the exam hour.

  1. Students do not need to report to school until their first exam of the day.

  1. All 9th -12th students are dismissed at 11:30 Friday.
  2. All students must take exams at the scheduled time.

10th Semi-Annual Honduras Trip

By the Father's mercy and grace, we are once again planning a missions trip to El Sembrador in Honduras. The group will be going August 8-17th.

Please contact Mrs. Sue Behrends if you, your family, or a friend would like to be a part of this step of faith.

May the Lord make His face to shine upon you.

Sue Behrends - 269-651-8081

HCS Homecoming - Feb. 24th SAVE THE DATE!

Homecoming Spirit Wear

Homecoming Spirit Wear

Homecoming Spirit Wear is available for purchase online!


Just a reminder the Early K - 5th grades go outside for a 30 minute recess each day. Please send warm coats, hats, gloves, snowpants and boots so that they are warm while outside.


Christian Ministries

The Christian Ministries class will begin presenting their program at Howardsville Gospel Chapel on Sunday, Jan. 29th at 5 p.m. in the church auditorium.

New Families Tips

- www.howardsvillechristianathletics.com (all athletic schedules & addresses for games)

Stay Connected - Join the HCS Facebook Page and the C.R.E.W. HCS Parent/Teacher Connections group on Facebook to stay up-to-date on what is coming up at school! Also check out our website at www.hcseagles.com for teacher email addresses, athletic information, etc.

Hot lunch: We offer hot lunch on Monday - Thursdays.

Hot Lunch Ordering System

- create an account

-use "hcs" for the campus code

- "hcseagleslunch" for the domain name

- there is a one time $5 fee per family that needs to be paid before ordering for separate students

- can also download the app

- order hot lunch

- pay via credit card

- you are charged tax

-you can save payment information

- you can load money on your account

- order hot lunch by 10 am each day

- Little Caesar's & Ben's Pretzels must be ordered by 3 pm on the DAY BEFORE!

School Closures: In the event that we need to close school you will receive a call from Mr. Gilson / Mrs. Muldoon through our Call 'em All system. We will also post closures on our HCS Facebook page and the CREW Facebook Page. We follow Three Rivers Public Schools for cancellations. If they close due to weather, we are closed as well.

Dress Code: Our Handbook is available online at www.hcseagles.com. Some items to note... no shorts, no leggings as pants, girls skirts/dresses should be around their knee.

FEVER FREE - Please remember that your students must stay home if they have not been fever free for over 24 hours without the aid of medication. When in doubt, please keep them home.

SICK DAY POLICY - If your student will be taking a sick day, please email Mrs. Muldoon by 8:30 a.m. If you would like their homework sent home with a sibling, please indicate that in your email. Homework requests will be available for pickup at 3:15 p.m.

APPOINTMENTS / EARLY RELEASE - If your student has an appointment and they need to leave early, please email Mrs. Muldoon & their teacher.

Volunteer Background Check - FILL OUT ONLINE ONLY!

Volunteer Background Check

If you are new to HCS and planning to attend field trips, volunteer in the classrooms, work with kids, we require a background check on file. Please use the link above to fill that out. The cost is $10 per check. Thank you so much for taking care of this!

Raise Right App (Shop with Scrip)

The next TRIP order will be placed on Jan. 30th please have your orders placed BEFORE noon. Please email Mrs. Rose if you will be placing an order. We have very limited TRIP cards available in the office, placing a specific order for your family’s needs would be best!

Scrip Gift Card Fundraising for Organizations • RaiseRight - TO SIGN UP INITIALLY!

You will need the CODE – ADD631BC185 to get signed up. Mrs. Rose will apply the percentage once a month towards your tuition. Feel free to have family and friends sign up under your student as well!

HCS Wish List

GYM Floor Project - The School Board will be starting a gym floor replacement fund. Our current floor is original to the HCS gym building and served us well for many years. It gets used for gym classes, athletic events, graduations ceremonies, Christmas Programs, indoor recess and much more! If you feel led to give, please send donations in to the HCS office.

Praise the Lord we received donations totaling $51,000 for the gym floor! We are making progress!

Important Calendar Events

1/12 - Pizza Orders due by 3 p.m.

1/13- Hot Lunch - Pizza pre-orders ONLY

1/16 - NO Bus All Day

1/18- Exams for 9th - 12th Grades (8:30 - 11:30 a.m.)

1/19 - Exams for 9th - 12th Grades (8:30 - 11:30 a.m.)

1/19 - Exams for 9th - 12th Grades (8:30 - 11:30 a.m.)

- 1/2 Day of School EK - 12th Grades dismiss at 11:30 a.m. (no bus at dismissal)

- End of 1st Semester

1/23 - 2nd Semester Begins

1/26 -Pizza pre-orders due by 3 p.m.

1/27 - Hot Lunch - Pizza pre-orders ONLY

1/29 - Christian Ministries at Howardsville Gospel Chapel at 5 p.m.

2/1 - Pretzel Pre-Orders DUE by 3 p.m.

2/2 - Hot Lunch - Ben's Soft Pretzels pre-orders only

- Pizza Pre-Orders DUE by 3 p.m.

2/3 - Hot Lunch - Pizza pre-orders ONLY

2/10 - 2/13 - MID-WINTER Break (Friday - Monday) NO SCHOOL

Item to NOTE - The St. Joseph County ISD will be changing Spring Break beginning 2023-2024 to the last week of March.