Redhawks host first outdoor meet in Sno Bird Invitational

April 12, 2019

By Redhawks
Sportswriters

The Redhawks hosted their first outdoor track meet of the season on April 4 in Estelline, South Dakota.
Teams from Arlington, Castlewood, Colman- Egan, Dakota Hills, Dell Rapids St. Mary’s, Deuel, Florence-Henry, Great Plains Lutheran, Hamlin, Northwestern and Old­ham-Ramona-Rutland took part in the annual Sno Bird Invitational.
Estelline-Hendricks finished fourth in the girls division with 78.5 points while the boys fin­ished 11th with 39.

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

“Diamonds are Forever” is the theme of 2019 Hendricks prom

April 12, 2019

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Students at Hendricks Public School are looking forward to Prom 2019. Pictured is a group of students from Prom 2018.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

The Hendricks Public School Prom Committee invites all of you to attend the 2019 Grand March on Friday night, April 12, 6:30 p.m. in the school gymna­sium. To the theme, “Dia­monds are Forever,” you will be taken away into a world of diamonds. Jess Johnson, MARSS On Site Program Coordinator, has meticulously planned all the details.

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

Students hear about volunteer services, an Outreach of Love

April 12, 2019

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Hendricks Hospital Volunteer Coordinator Ashley Citterman talked to Hendricks Public School students, fourth grade and up, about volunteering and conditions associated with dementia.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

National Volunteer Week is April 7-13. It is a time for volunteers across the country to be honored and recognized for the im­pact they have on people’s lives.
On March 25, in con­junction with Volunteer Week, Hendricks Hospi­tal Volunteer Coordinator Ashley Citterman and the new Director of Nursing for Aging Services, Tammy Walz, presented in front of 65 students at Hendricks Public School a talk about volunteering, C.N.A. job opportunities and condi­tions associated with de­mentia.

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

Missoula Children’s Theatre presented “The Snow Queen”

April 3, 2019

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The four Hobgoblins

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT), the nation’s largest touring children’s theater, has been touring for nearly 50 years, from Montana to Japan. This is the 11th year of bringing the theatre to Hendricks.
Last week, the Missoula Children’s Theater tour truck arrived in Hendricks to spend the week with Hendricks Public School students. They came loaded with a set, lights, props, make-up, everything it takes to put on a play…except the cast.

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

HPS to get new Superintendent

April 3, 2019

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From left—Hendricks Public School Board Chairman Tom Olson, Principal Paul Chick, Superintendent Bruce Houck and Board Member John Olson are pictured following a special school board meeting on Thursday, March 28.

By Tammy Mathison

During a special meeting of the HPS School Board on Thursday, March 28, Super­intendent Bruce Houck ad­dressed the board and oth­ers in attendance, praising the school and expressing his appreciation of the support over the twelve years he has served the Hendricks School District. Houck went on to say that he feels it is time to move on, and with his contract expiring in a few months, recommended Principal Paul Chick for the Superin­tendent position.

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

Minnesota Virtual School for Success

April 3, 2019

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

When Meghan Adams was first hired by Hendricks Public School as the online coordinator for MN Virtual School for Success (MN­VSS), the program had been only about a year old. The program was approved to provide supplemental en­rollment, which means stu­dents enrolled full time at a school outside of the district could take anywhere from one to three online courses through MNVSS in place of their face to face course(s). Students would do this for different reasons; for the flexible pace, because they had space in their schedule, because they had a sched­ule conflict, etc. Eventually, MNVSS submitted an ap­plication to the Minnesota Department of Education to expand to full time pro­gramming, serving all Min­nesota students in grades 5-12.
Adams said the approval of that application opened new doors.
“Once approved, we be­came eligible to continue the supplemental program­ming, as well as to enroll students full time online,” Adams said. “MNVSS re­ceived approval for full time programming starting the 2017-18 school year.”

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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
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
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
vanelson70@gmail.com

 
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
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
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…

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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
Sportswriters

 
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…

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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.