Hendricks school board approves bus purchase

November 29, 2018

Pictured at last week’s regular meeting of the Hendricks School Board: in the foreground is Business Manager Wendy Lawburgh; from left to right are board members Gary Johnson, Braden Texley and Tom Olson, Supt. Bruce Houck, and board members Angie Schumacher, Nick Citterman and John Olson.

By Mark Wilmes

Under Minnesota statutes, school boards must adopt a long-term, comprehensive strategic plan to “support and improve teaching and learning,” known as World’s Best Workforce. The plan is designed with five goals:
1. All children are ready for school.
2. All third-graders can read at grade level.
3. All racial and economic achievement gaps between students are closed.
4. All students are ready for career and college.
5. All students graduate from high school.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

The table is set and the little cooks are ready for Thanksgiving

November 26, 2018

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These Hendricks Public School four-year-old preschoolers have planned their Thanksgiving Day meals and are all ready to start baking. Not pictured are Adela Rivera-Pozzi, Hanna Citterman, Matthew Lis and Wakiyon McCleskey.

By Violet Nelson

In the hustle and bustle of hosting Thanksgiving Day dinner this year, Hendricks Public School preschoolers have come to the rescue. They have planned the meal and are ready to start baking. You might want to invite yourself over to one of these homes.
Ian Rasmussen will be making corn dogs and macaroni and cheese. He said, “no vegetables (I don’t like them), Oh ya, and pineapple.”

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Good luck next year Redhawks!

November 15, 2018

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The Estelline-Hendricks first and second grade Redhawks football team.

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The Estelline-Hendricks third and fourth grade Redhawks football team.

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The Estelline-Hendricks fifth and sixth grade Redhawks football team.

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The Estelline-Hendricks Redhawks junior varsity football team.

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The Estelline-Hendricks Redhawks varsity football team.

Honoring our veterans

November 15, 2018

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The Veterans Day program was held at Hendricks Public School on Monday, Nov. 12 in honor of the men and women who are serving and have served in the armed forces. The school choir performed several musical selections.

For more photos, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.


November 7, 2018

The WE SCARE HUNGER food drive event is held annually on Halloween Day at Hendricks Public School. Students and staff team up with the local food pantry to help stop hunger before it strikes! The canned food items collected will be given to local families in need, just in time for Thanksgiving. The preschool class is pictured as they doante to the cause. From left to right in front are Jaxton Beer, Oliver Citterman, Kenzie Sikk, Sara Steele, Ryan Rogness, Grady Pearson, Hanna Citterman, Hudson Steele, Ruby Shaw and Kendra Cox; in back are Jody Perryman and Kelsey Feuerhelm.

1,000 kills!

November 7, 2018

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Sophie Johnson celebrated a milestone in her volleyball career during the match against Elkton-Lake Benton on Oct. 22. In front of her hometown crowd, the Redhawk junior surpassed the 1,000-kill career mark in the first set of the night. Sophie (top left) is pictured with her sisters Sadie and Greta.

Volleyball season ends for the Redhawks

November 7, 2018

Kaylee Johnson keeps her eyes on the ball. Johnson is pictured serving in the finals of Region 3B held in DeSmet, South Dakota on Nov. 1. Johnson had 14 kills on the match to help the offensive efforts of the Redhawks.

By Redhawks Sportswriters

The Estelline-Hendricks Redhawks finished their volleyball season at the Region 3B finals in DeSmet, South Dakota on Nov. 1. The Redhawks played the Number 2 seed for a chance to advance to the Round of 16, falling to Deubrook in four sets (21-25, 18-25, 25-10, 21-25).
Senior setter Brinn Begalka had 36 set assists on the match running offense.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Redhawks advance in Region 3B

November 7, 2018

Coach Paul Chick and the Redhawks talk it up during a timeout in the match against Wolsey-Wessington on Oct. 30. Estelline-Hendricks defeated Wolsey-Wessington in three sets.

By Redhawks Sportswriters

The Estelline-Hendricks Redhawks defeated Wolsey-Wessington (25-15, 25-22, 25-18) to advance to the finals of Region 3B.
Kaylee Johnson led the Redhawk scoring with 15 kills. Sophie Johnson had 13 kills on the night.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Veterans Day program on Monday

November 7, 2018

One hundred years ago, on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., the Armistice with Germany which ended the Great War (WWI) went into effect. As a tribute, Woodrow Wilson instituted Armistice Day one year later, to honor the men and women who fell in combat during the First World War. In 1938, 20 years after WWI ended, Armistice Day was made a federal holiday and post offices and government offices were closed. Today, we continue to celebrate Armistice Day; however, we do it under a different name… Hendricks Public School is hosting a Veterans Day program on Monday, Nov. 12 at 12 p.m.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Hendricks and Estelline boards meet to discuss joint events and schedules

November 1, 2018

By Mark Wilmes

The full school boards of both Hendricks and Estelline, along with administration, met in a special session Sunday evening in the Hendricks school cafeteria. The meeting was called to order by both boards and started with an assessment of how the cooperative sharing of athletics has gone so far. Gary Johnson told the group he thought it has been going as well as can be expected.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.