November, 2014 The Lion Express HHS Homecoming Royalty Crowned Special Points of Interest HHS Homecoming candidates overview What’s happening with the first grade? National Honor Society gladly accepts a new member. High School Volleyball, finishes second Fall sports wrapup October 13- 17 was homecoming week at Hope School. Students and teachers competed in the spirit days by dressing according to the daily themes. The days were the following: Monday tie day, Tuesday career day, Wednesday class color day, Thursday twin day, and Friday Heat spirit day. Winners for the days respectively were Dallas Friedli, Drew Riedy, Chase Krause, Kelli Elliott and Abby Ink, and Jaryth Barten. Colter Moses won overall, and the freshman class won overall participation percentage. A parade was held at the end of the day Friday. Each class built a float and competed for cash prizes. The freshman class won first prize with their float themed “Watch as Peabody-Burns.” This year’s candidates for king and queen included Abby Ink, Cheyenne Stroda, Tate Riedy, and Quenton Adkins. Following the parade, Candidates as well as classes participated in competitive games such as ships and sailors and wrapping their class sponsors in toilet paper. The candidates also competed in a three legged race and the female candidates put blind folds on and put make-up on the male candidates. The coronation was held at 6:30 prior to the football game. The 2014 Fall Homecoming King and Queen are Tate Riedy and Abby Ink. The Rural Vista Heat Football team had a tough match up that evening against the undefeated Peabody Burns. The game ended in the third quarter with a final score of P-B 58, Rural Vista 12. After the game a high school dance was held. Pizza was provided by the Spirit Club and cookies and drinks were provided by the Student Council. PAGE 2 THE LION EXPRESS Nation Honor Society Inducts New Member What’s Up in First Grade? NHS is an organization for students with high expectations. It is available for sophomores through seniors. To become a member in NHS you have to obtain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25. Additionally, they must meet high standards of Leadership, Service, and Character. Students are sent an invitation and then must get a letter of rec- ommendation from a teacher. There are a number of factors the teachers will judge on. Quenton A. was selected to be inducted into NHS for the fall 2014 semester. His induction took place on October 10, 2014. Other members of NHS include Tate R., Ian N., and Abby I. Ms. Phillips 1st grade class has thirteen students this year. The class is studying subtraction in their math. They are also learning how to spell words with K and C at either the beginning or the end in Phonics. In reading the class is learning about families and neighbors. Ms. Phillips’s class has set some high goals for this year. By the end of the academic year, they hope to have mastered all the criteria set for first graders. They are also eager to strengthen their social skills. THE LION EXPRESS Jr. High Fall Sports Wrap-Up Volleyball The Junior High Volleyball team ended the year with a record of 12-1. Their coach, Nancy Brockmeier, stated that she was super proud of the girls this year. She said the girls showed growth and progress throughout the season and that it was definitely a rewarding season for the Heat Junior High Volleyball team. They finished off the season by winning the League Tournament. Football “The Rural Vista Junior High Football team had a struggle from the opening practice,” said coach Steve Riedy. They started with nine players on the team and finished with only seven, which is not enough to field an eight man team. They were rewarded with two wins this year due to their great effort. Coach Riedy says he can’t say enough about how hard they competed. He hopes that numbers will improve next year. PAGE 3 HHS Mock Election Results Governor Sam Brownback (Republican) 29 52% Paul Davis (Democrat) 27 48% US Senator Pat Roberts (Republican) 36 64% Gregory John Orman (Independent) 20 36% US House Tim Huelskamp (Republican) 43 77% James Earl Sherow (Democrat) 13 23% FCCLA Fall Leadership Conference @ Salina BOE 7:00 p.m. WC JHBB @ St. Xavier ESU Business Career Day JHBB @ Marion JHBB @ Centre JHBB @ WC vs. Solomon November Events & Birthdays 3 Mindy Linder 5 FCCLA Fall Leadership Conference @ Salina 22 Riley Hunnicutt Jacob Crawford 23 Tyler Loomis 9 Wesley Floyd 24 JHBB @ WC vs. Solomon 10 BOE 7:00 p.m. WC 25 Early Release JHBB @ St. Xavier 26-28 No School. 11 Veterans Day 13 JHBB @ Marion 18 Colter Moses 20 JHBB @ Centre John Walls Happy Thanksgiving!
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