Coming to Hendricks School March 30, “The Snow Queen”

March 28, 2019

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Two Missoula Children’s Theatre tour directors came to Hendricks Public School Monday afternoon, March 25, to hold auditions for the upcoming production of “The Snow Queen.”

By Violet Nelson
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Two tour directors from the Missoula Children’s Theatre, the world’s largest touring children’s theatre, held auditions for “The Snow Queen” after school on Monday, March 25.
“The Snow Queen” was written by Michael McGill, inspired by the book by Hans Christian Andersen. It is a classic tale that will warm your heart in its illustrative retelling by a group of fun-loving, imaginative hobgoblins…

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

Kids take part in Jump Rope for Heart

March 28, 2019

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Students received donations for the fight against heart disease. The top four fundraisers, pictured left to right, are Hunter Anderson, Colsen Texley, Odin Rasmussen and Odin’s sister Esme Rasmussen.

By Violet Nelson
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Every year, Jump Rope for Heart is celebrated by school students throughout the country. It is a fun physical activity program for schools, keeping kids healthy while raising funds to fight heart disease.
Hendricks Public School sponsored Jump Rope for Heart last Friday, March 22 in the school gym. Elementary students participated.

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

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Hendricks Public School’s elementary students participated in Jump Rope For Heart last Friday, March 22.

Hendricks School Board will address roof issues this summer

March 28, 2019

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The Hendricks School Board at last week’s regular meeting.

By Mark Wilmes
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The Hendricks School Board met for its monthly meeting in the Distance Learning Center at the school last week. The board learned that the school building has recently had issues with a leaky roof. Excessive snowfall has contributed to the problem. Hendricks Superintendent Bruce Houck said the problem is not unique to the district.
“We had some massive leaks, but since it freezes at night now, it has been good,” Houck reported. “We still have a few drips but nothing major. I think just about everybody who has a flat roof had issues…

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

Redhawks at Fuller Invite

March 28, 2019

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Riley Benning rounds the corner during the 1,600 Meter Run at the Fuller Invite held at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota on March 19. Benning won the 1,600 in a time of 5:17.20 and took second in the 800 Meters with a time of 2:22.79.

By Redhawks
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The Redhawk Track and Field teams traveled to Aberdeen, South Dakota on March 19 to participate in the Fuller Invite held at Northern State University.
Cora Hofer claimed the title in the 55 Meter Dash, running the race in 7.75. Emma Pierce finished 16th overall, running the race in 8.19…

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

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Sophie Johnson gets ready to get out of the blocks in the 200 Meter Dash at Northern on March 19. Johnson placed seventh in the race with a time of 30.88. Johnson also won the 55 Meter Hurdles and the Girls Pole Vault.

Hendricks Public School drumline

March 28, 2019

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Pictured during drum line rehearsal at Hendricks Public School are instructor Nicole Bye, left, and students Brynnlee Hanson, Kylee Johnson, Giovanni Pozzi, Kiley Cahow and Andru Pozzi.

By Violet Nelson
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As part of the Horizons Program, Nicole Bye of Brookings, South Dakota comes to Hendricks Public School periodically to practice drum line with interested students. A drum line consists of percussion instruments usually played as part of a musical marching ensemble.
Jessica Jordahl, HPS third grade teacher, coordinates the Horizons program…

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

Redhawks track and field open season in Mitchell

March 28, 2019

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Despite the lack of spring weather, the Es­telline-Hendricks Track and Field teams started their competition season competing indoors at Da­kota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota on March 18.
The Redhawks took a smaller squad to the opening meet at DWU to get some field event practice and get their feet wet.

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

HAWKS program focuses on positive characteristics

March 21, 2019

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HPS started the HAWKS program shortly after Christmas break. Each letter in HAWKS stands for a characteristic we want students to demonstrate—Honesty, Attitude, Wise choices, Kindness, and Self control. Every morning, elementary students meet in the gym and a teacher gives a small talk or tells a story from their own life about the word we are focusing on for that week. We have finished up the HAWKS words and last week chose to focus on integrity. This week we are working on responsibility. During each week, teachers are on the lookout for students showing the characteristic we are focusing on. Teachers can then award those students with a small paper wing. This wing goes into a bucket and on Friday we draw a student from each grade. At the end of each month we have a big drawing for a prize with all the names of students who earned a certificate that month. Students pictured above, left to right, are Kadence Cahow, Carli Fuller, Blake Coners, Giovanni Pozzi, Colsen Texley, Gracie Vos and Kinsley Beer.

PJ Day at Hendricks Public School

March 21, 2019

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The kindergarten through sixth grade students at HPS enjoyed their dress-up day by wearing pajamas to school during Read Across America Week. Below— after all their reading and sitting still for pictures, they look ready for a nap!

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Hendricks Public School celebrates Read Across America

March 14, 2019

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Read Across America was celebrated last week at Hendricks Public School. Paraprofessional Kendra Cox, pictured with the preschool class, is dressed as Cindy Lou Who, a sweet young girl from the Dr. Seuss storybook, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Each day, the children got to dress in a different theme.

By Violet Nelson
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Last week Hendricks Public School celebrated Read Across America Week. Read Across America is the annual celebration and recognition of the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Each day, students were encouraged to dress in a wacky theme to celebrate…

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

Hendricks board hears update on possible FFA program

March 6, 2019

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Pictured at Tuesday’s Hendricks School Board meeting are Business Manager Wendy Lawburgh (foreground), and (clockwise from left) Principal Paul Chick, Gary Johnson, Braden Texley, Angie Schumacher, Board Chair Tom Olson, Superintendent Bruce Houck, Jim Lawburgh and John Olson.

By Mark Wilmes
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The Hendricks School Board met on Feb. 26, a week later than their normal monthly meeting night. Principal Paul Chick updated the board on the possibility of starting an FFA program for the district.
“We would need to have an agricultural class in order to have FFA,” Chick reminded the board…

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