HPS students give fall concert

November 16, 2017

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Fourth graders demonstrated their skills on the recorders during the fall concert last week.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

The Hendricks Public School Music Department held their fall concert last Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium.
Band and choir stu­dents in grades 4-12 presented an evening of contemporary and classic instrumental and vocal selections with a “time” theme.

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

Children’s Theater will present “The Jungle Book” at the LBOH

November 16, 2017

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Joe Dagel, Zoey Greer, Keira Larsen and Rachel Hexem receive tips from director Crystal Enga as the rest of the crew prepare for practice.

By Shelly Finzen 
lbvjeditor@gmail.com

On Saturday, Nov. 18, the Lake Benton Opera House (LBOH) will welcome friends and family of a cast of young people who will present Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book.” This children’s classic will come to life under the direction of LBOH alumnus Crystal Enga of Marshall, and assisted by Graham Dinnel of Lake Benton. Rachel Hexem of Hendricks stars in the play as Mowgli, a human child raised by jungle wolves. Shere Khan, played by Aubree Bales of Lake Benton, hates Mowgli because humans are evil and will destroy the jungle using the “red flower” (fire), according to Enga…

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

Christianson selected to sing at Carnegie Hall in February

November 9, 2017

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Makenna Christianson of rural Astoria, South Dakota is one of 700 students from around the world selected from 18,000 nominations to sing at Carnegie Hall in New York City in February. She is pictured above singing the National Anthem at a Sioux Falls Canaries game.

 

Makenna Christianson, daughter of Michael and Emma Christianson and a student at Deubrook High School, has been selected for the 2018 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. She will perform the Soprano 1 in February with the Honors Choir. Participation in one of the five Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from across the world.
Earlier this year, Makenna auditioned for the Honors Performance Series and was accepted after a review by the Honors Selection Board.

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

Deubrook Area girls place third at State Cross Country meet

November 9, 2017

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The Deubrook Area girls cross country team finished third in the Class B South Dakota State Cross Country Meet. Pictured above, left to right, are Head Coach Don Ray, Shaylee DeBeer, Josie Olsen, Andrea Vandermeer, Joeve Krier, Cortney Bauman, and Assistant Coach Paul Ekern.–Photo courtesy of Rachelle DeBeer

By Paul Ekern
Editor, Tri-City Star

The Deubrook Area Girls Cross Country Team fin­ished third in the Class B state cross country meet at Hart Ranch Camping Resort in Rapid City, South Dakota on Oct. 21. The team scored 42 points, four points behind six-time defending state champion Ipswich’s 38 points. New­ell was the team champion with 22 points…

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

Football award winners

November 9, 2017

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Deubrook Football award winners, pictured left to right, are Brandon Anderson (Scout Team MVP), Colby Trooien (Dolphin Spirit), Chris Landmark (Special Teams Player of the Year), Trace Vierhuf (Dolphin Spirit), Clayton Koppatschek (Team MVP), and Denton Schwartz (Defensive MVP).

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All-DVC Football award winners, from left to right, are Chris Landmark (Honorable Mention), Trace Vierhuf (Honorable Mention), Clayton Koppatschek and Denton Schwartz.

WE-SCARE HUNGER

November 9, 2017

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In the spirit of giving, Hendricks Public School students and staff teamed up to help stop hunger before it strikes and accepted the WE-SCARE HUNGER challenge with great Grizzly force. All of the canned food items will be dropped off at our local food pantry just in time for the holiday season to help local families in need. The PRE-K 4-year-old group is pictured above.

HPS participated in Lights On Afterschool event Thursday

November 2, 2017

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The science teacher conducted spooky experiments to go along with a Halloween story during the after school program at HPS.

 

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
On Thursday, Oct. 26, Hendricks Public School took part in the national Lights On Afterschool event, treating students in the afterschool program to an afternoon of spooky science experiments conducted by HPS science teacher Monica Dorn.
Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their role in keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn, and helping working families. The effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and annually sees more than one million Americans celebrate at more than 8,000 events nationwide.

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

Estimates for proposed bus garage reviewed at school board meeting

November 2, 2017

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Superintendent Bruce Houck presented the Hendricks School Board with the requested estimate for a bus garage with six bays, including a wash bay, in-floor heat, and restrooms accessible from the outside. Houck said the estimate for all of those features was $400,000, but if the district had someone else build the garage and the district leased the building, the cost would be reduced by about $100,000.

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

Grizzlies fall to state-ranked Minneota

November 2, 2017

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No. 17 Kristina Bolish, No. 11 Greta Johnson and No. 8 Sophie Johnson prepare for play in the Section 3A playoffs in Minneota on Oct. 27.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks Volleyball Team ended their post-season play on Oct. 27, falling to the third-ranked team in the state.
The Grizzlies fell to Min­neota 0-3.
Hendricks brought two fan busses to cheer on their beloved Grizzlies, who started the match off with a bang. The Griz­zlies were up early, but got stopped by the impres­sive Minneota defense…

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

Grizzlies get the gold

November 2, 2017

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The Hendricks Girls Cross Country runners enjoy a team moment at the starting line of the Section 3A Cross Country Championships held in Madison on Oct. 26. The Lady Grizzlies finished in 19th place and received the Gold Award for Academic Excellence from the Minnesota Cross Country Coaches Association.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

For the third consecu­tive year, the Hendricks Girls Cross Country Team received the Gold Academ­ic Excellence Award at the Section 3A Cross Country Meet. The Grizzlies had a team GPA of 3.77 to qualify for the Gold Award given by the Minnesota Cross Country Coaches Associa­tion.

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