HPS holds sixth annual Commencement Exercises May 19

May 25, 2018

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The Hendricks Public School Class of 2018, from left to right — Kristina Bolish, Autumn Bucholz, Greta Johnson, Bethany Long and Dawson Satter.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Five Hendricks Public School seniors received their diplomas during Commence­ment Exercises held Saturday, May 19 in the school gymna­sium. The seniors are Kristi­na Bolish, Autumn Buchholz, Greta Johnson, Bethany Long and Dawson Satter.
The program began with the HPS girls’ choir— Greta, Sophie and Kaylee Johnson and Jesade Siverson—sing­ing “This Is Me,” followed by the seniors walking in to the accompaniment of the Hen­dricks Community Band play­ing “Pomp and Circumstance.”…

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Hendricks students visit Pioneer Museum

May 25, 2018

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Hendricks third and fourth graders visited the Lincoln County Pioneer Museum on Tuesday, May 15, had class in the one-room schoolhouse and toured the complex.

Hendricks School Board votes to stay with SWEC, alter terms

May 25, 2018

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

During the Tuesday, May 15 meeting of the Hendricks School Board, Chairman Tom Olson told the board they need to decide if they were going to remain with SWEC, as the deadline for noti­fication to pull out of the agree­ment with Lynd is nearing. Hen­dricks has been working with the Lynd School District, sharing the Superintendent and other staff, with SWEC holding those con­tracts and the districts splitting the costs. Up until last year, RTR had also been part of SWEC. Ol­son said SWEC is a formalization of what the districts had already been doing. The agreement is a five-year agreement with a two-year notification period to pull out.

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E-H girls claim team title at Region 3B Track meet

May 25, 2018

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Track and field captains Marissa Golas, left, and Greta Johnson proudly display their Region 3B Championship Trophy. The Estelline-Hendricks girls won the region title on May 17 at Beckman Field in Estelline, South Dakota.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Region 3B Track and Field Meet was held in Estelline, South Dakota on May 17 with 11 teams vying for the title. State qualifiers were named, as the top two placers in each event advance.
The success of the first sports pairing between Estelline and Hendricks continues to grow as the girls claimed the team ti­tle, outscoring defending state champion Deubrook Area to win the Region 3B title…

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Students have a field day!

May 25, 2018

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The HPS elementary students had a fun field day at Veterans Memorial Park last week, competing in track and field events and playing kickball.

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Hendricks Class of 1968

May 25, 2018

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The Hendricks High School Class of 1968 had a section reserved for them at the HPS Commencement. The alumni were celebrating their 50-year high school reunion, with about half their class present. Pictured left to right in front are Marilyn (Hexem) Mattheis, Marlene (Hexem) Kjelden, Marlene (Shaiskoski) John¬son, Jan Dorn, one of the class’s former teachers Mary Froiland and Kip Johnson; in back row, are Mick Schultz, Betty (Nielsen) Johnson, Mike Buseth, Dennis Johnson and Craig Johnson.

HPS holds first commencement exercises for ALC students

May 25, 2018

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ALC graduate Kash Pierce turns her tassle as she receives her diploma and congratulations from Principal Paul Chick.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

For the first time in the school’s six-year online history, Hendricks Public School held commence­ment exercises for three graduating seniors who had received their school­ing online through the HPS Alternative Learning Center (ALC.)
The commencement program began much like any other, with the band playing the processional “Pomp and Circumstance” and the recessional “Fan­fare,” and the school choir singing…

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Estelline-Hendricks girls second, boys seventh at DVC conference

May 17, 2018

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Zach Loomis of Estelline-Hendricks chases down Elkton-Lake Benton’s Grant DeRuyter in the Boys 1,600 Meter Relay at the DVC Meet held in Estelline, South Dakota on May 10. The Elkton-Lake Benton team won the event with a time of 3:57.52. Loomis placed third in the 100 Meter Dash and sixth in the 400 Meter Dash.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

 
The Dakota Valley Conference Meet was held in Estelline, South Dakota on May 10 with 10 teams on hand vying for conference honors.
The Estelline-Hendricks girls finished second with 158.5 points behind Deubrook Area…
The seventh place finish for the boys was a marked improvement from last year’s finish. The coaching staff was extremely pleased with the effort in the challenging weather conditions. Coach Rieger states, “I felt everyone stepped up and competed to the best of their abilities. We had kids competing in some events they don’t normally compete in and they met the challenge and really put it on the line for the team!”

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

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Freshmen Kylie Beare gets some air time. Beare long-jumped her way to a third place Dakota Valley Conference finish with a leap of 15-00.50

Grizzly girls golfers in a double header last Friday

May 17, 2018

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Pictured with their trophy after the golf meet in Canby are, left to right, Sophie Johnson, Kaylee Johnson, Jesade Siverson and Abigail Satterlee.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

 
On a wet, cold day Friday, the Grizzly varsity girls had a double header golf meet first at Hendricks in which the girls got second with a score of 213 and Kaylee Johnson shot a 49 for 5th place, Jesade Siverson and Sophie Johnson shot 54, Taryn Scotting and Abigail Satterlee shot 56.

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

Johnson makes all-conference at Camden Conference meet

May 17, 2018

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Kaylee Johnson is pictured receiving the all-conference golf award.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

 
The Hendricks girls varsity team played against 12 teams in the Camden Conference meet. The Grizzlies got third place, shooting a score of 415 with Kaylee Johnson 94, Sophie Johnson 101, Jesade Siverson 104, Abigail Satterlee 116, and Taryn Scotting 120.

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