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ISSUE 6 VOLUME 12 February 2012
FROM THE DESK OF: Supt. Hendricks
Each week I get a number of publications in the mail.
Some of these are subscribed to, others come completely
unsolicited. In one of the publications I received over the
past couple of weeks, I read an interesting article about the
importance of reading science related articles aloud to small
children. Science based books, even for the very young, tend to
be written in a more analytical fashion. While narratives have a
story line and use everyday vocabulary, science picture books are
more analytical and use more science-related vocabulary.
According to the article by Panayota Mantzicopoulos and
Helen Patrick of Purdue University, many parents and primary
grade teachers shy away from reading science-related books
because they assume these books are less interesting to children,
especially girls, and are more difficult than fictional narratives. In
addition, some teachers are uncomfortable with science content
and avoid or gloss over technical material when they encounter
it. Actually, say Mantzicopoulos and Patrick, boys and girls as
young as kindergarten are highly interested in life and physical
science – animal movement, dolphin babies, sunlight, machines,
levers, and more. The researchers believe young students need
exposure to science material at an early age to gravitate toward
embracing concepts of science.
Our K-5 will be holding an elementary reading night
later this spring. As I was reading the previous research, my
own views of reading with my children were reinforced. One of
the most beneficial things we can do as parents to help ensure
the success of our children in school is to read with them and
to them. The ability to read and the willingness to read is the
single most important trait that successful students will have as
they go through school. Parents of young children can greatly
help set their children up for successful school experiences by
encouraging and participating in their child’s reading. Later this
spring, please participate in our reading night to share the joy of
reading with your child.
In This Issue:
Notes from the Supt. . . . . . . 1
February Birthdays . . . . . . . 2
Notes from the Principals . 2-3
Student/Teacher of Month . . 3
February Calendar/Menu . . . 4
Scoreboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
School Board Minutes . . . . . 6
Wellness Update . . . . . . . . . 7
Speaker/Reading Night . . . . 8
Senior Sketches . . . . . . . . 9-13
Honor Rolls . . . . . . . . . . 14-15
FCCLA News . . . . . . . . . . 16
MS Scoreboard . . . . . . . . . 16
Tel-e-Care Program . . . . . . 17
PEP Conference . . . . . . . 18-19
Alumni Basketball Reg. . . 20
Waffleman Coming . . . . . . 20
Parent - Teacher
Conferences
Thursday,
February 9th
2:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Visit the High Plains Community
School’s home page at:
www.hpcstorm.org
for the latest school information.
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FEBRUARY
Birthdays
Happy Birthday to:
2
3
12
16
18
21
23
24
25
26
28
Dylan Rieken - 2nd
Steve Meyer - staff
Allyah Dietz - 2nd
Frankie Hendricks -6th
Garrett Sharman - 5th
Emily Kuhn - 11th
Al L’Heureux - staff
Donna Parsons - staff
Randy Church - 10th
Eric Rieken - 5th
Tegan Fritz - 6th
Kelly Lesiak - staff
Jarrett Parsons - 4th
Keith Nielson - staff
Upcoming Events
Feb. 10-11 WR Districts
@ CCC/Columbus
Feb. 9 Parent-Teacher
Conferences
Feb. 16-18 State WR
@ Omaha
Mar. 1-3 Girls State BB
Mar. 2 NO SCHOOL
Mar. 8-10 Boys State BB
Mar. 8 End 3rd Quarter
Mar. 8 NO SCHOOL
Mar. 22 Music Dessert Concert
April 6 & 9 NO SCHOOL
April 8 Easter
April 14 Prom
May 12 Graduation
This newsletter is
printed at:
Educational Unit # 7
in Columbus
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Notes from MR. HUDSON
The spring semester is off to a great start with students and
teachers working hard in their respective classes. I am pleased to
say that our students continue to work hard and seem to take it all
in stride. During the past month we have had our Speech team
hard at work preparing for their season, basketball teams playing non-stop, wrestling action that started with another successful
Storm Invite. It is a very busy time right now for our students and
they should be commended for the time and effort they put into
their academics and extra-curricular activities. They personify
what being a student at High Plains Community schools is all
about.
As we get closer to spring and the schedule gets even
busier I would like to remind everyone that it’s important for our
students to stay ahead of the game when it comes to their academics. The teachers at High Plains are willing to help their students
but proper communication is important. If a student has missed
class it is important that they communicate with their teachers and
work hard to remain caught up with daily assignments. Also, we
encourage each student to communicate with their teachers BEFORE they are going to be gone to find out what work will need
to be completed, and to get that homework completed in a timely
manner. We have too many students who talk to a teacher the day
before they are leaving. I know from experience that this puts the
teacher in a bind and does not make a good impression. Encourage your students to take responsibility and communicate with
their teachers.
A small but recurring problem at our school is the loss
of valuables. A majority of the items stolen have been reported
to the office and the common theme among these thefts is that
valuables were not locked up or were left unattended. Please
remind your student that they surely wouldn’t go to the mall and
leave their wallet or backpack sitting unattended, so why do this
at school? While we make every attempt to locate stolen items,
it is extremely difficult to do and is frustrating when a student
simply does not take care in protecting their own valuables. Also,
students who bring money to school need to take the time to lock
gym lockers, secure their wallets, or simply turn their money into
the office to be picked up later. As principal, I am happy that
our students feel our environment is safe enough to bring items
of value to school, but I have always stressed that there is a risk
involved with doing this. Please understand the risk!
Hopefully as we get closer to spring the weather continues
to cooperate with us and we can enjoy the last 4 months of school
even more. As always do not hesitate to call the school with any
questions you might have. I look forward to the opportunity to
visit with you.
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February News from
Mrs. LeSuer
Research has shown that parental involvement is the most important factor in a student’s success in school, especially during elementary and middle school years. As a partner in education, I would like to
remind parents of the upcoming parent-teacher conferences on February
9th from 2:00-8:00 and K-5 as scheduled. This will be an excellent
opportunity for you to visit with your child’s teachers and learn what
students have been studying as well as concerns and successes observed
in the classroom.
To get the most out of parent-teacher conferences be prepared to
listen as well as to talk. During the conference, the teacher should offer
specific details about your child’s work and progress. It may be helpful
to write down questions ahead of time and visit with your child to see if
he or she has any special concerns or questions he/she would like you to
discuss or clarify with the teacher. Samples of questions you may want
to consider are:
•
Is my child working up to his/her potential?
•
Does my child participate in class or group discussions?
•
How does my child interact with peers?
•
Does my child turn in his or her homework on time?
Students in K-5 continue with the quest of reading to meet goals
for the Books…Pop One Open reading incentive program. The 3rd
quarter deadline is right around the corner (March 8) so remember to
READ so that your child will be recognized for 3rd quarter! Just in case,
students not meeting the quarterly goal will still have an opportunity to
reach the goal by completing the goal from the previous quarter along
with the goal of the current quarter. If you would have any questions,
please contact your child’s classroom teacher or myself.
In closing the cold and flu season is well upon us. I know you
have heard this a million times but one more time won’t hurt. Good
hand washing is the single number one defender against the spread of
germs. The most common way that germs enter our body is through the
nose, mouth, or eyes. Usually we get sick because we touch something
that has germs on it and then touch our face. Your best defense is to
wash your hands as often as possible and keep your hands away from
your face. Always wash your hands after using the restroom, coughing
or sneezing, playing outdoors or with animals, before eating, and anytime they look, smell or feel dirty. The best way to wash your hands is
to use running water and soap. If running water and soap is not available
you can use antibiotic hand sanitizer but it is the act of the running water
that gets most of the germs off.
The High Plains Community Schools are committed in being
the best educational institution possible. Our students are the future; in
partnership with parents, community and school, it is the responsibility
each link to create the best-educated students possible. If you ever have
a question about the school or any other issues, feel free to me at (308)
548-2216. Until next month…GO STORM!!!
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Student / Teacher
of the Month
JANUARY
Ethan
Fleming
Junior
Alex
Bender
Junior
Mrs. Dianne
L’Heureux
4th Grade
Congratulations
and
Keep up the Good Work!
National Honor
Society Dance
Feb. 4th
8:00 - 12:00
Elementary Gym
Polk
Admission: 2 cans
of food items
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SCOREBOARD
Basketball
Varsity Girls
12-13 HPC
24
NE Christian 52
12-16 HPC 24
Exeter-Milligan 78
12-20 HPC
30
Shelby-RC 62
12-29/30 Malcolm Holiday Tourney - 3rd Place
HPC 31
Centennial 46
HPC
52
Malcolm
48
1-5 HPC
20
Cross County 57
1-5 HPC
20
Hampton
53
1-10 HPC
18
Palmer
30
JV Girls
12-13
12-16
12-20
1-3
1-5
HPC
10
NE Christian 18
HPC
31
Exeter-Milligan 26
HPC
31
Shelby-Rising City 26
HPC
2
Cross County 16
HPC
21
Hampton
1
1-10 HPC
Palmer
Varsity Boys
11
20
12-13 HPC
72
NE Christian 28
12-16
12-20
HPC
71
Exeter-Milligan 42
HPC
61
Shelby/Rising City 37
Additional Post Season Honors
Volleyball
Kendra Samuelson Morgan Van Housen MacKenzie Stevens
Katelyn Shoup
All-Area Team (York)
Academic All-State
All-Area Honorable Mention (York)
All-Area Honorable Mention (York)
Academic All-State
Football
Derek DeMers
Tanner Hannappel Tanner Fate
Alex Bender
Emily Kuhn
Chancy Miller
Reva Graves
Dylan Shenk
All-Area Team (York)
All-Area Honorable Mention (York)
Academic All-State
All-Area Team Co-Captain (York)
Academic All-State
Softball
Play Production
12-29/30
Malcolm Holiday Tourney
1-3
1-5
1-10
HPC 42
Centennial 46
HPC
78
Friend 52
HPC
53
Cross County 46
HPC
73
Hampton
52
HPC
68
Palmer
46
12-13
12-20
12-20
1-3
1-5
1-10
HPC
42
NE Christian 22
HPC
23
Exeter-Milligan 22
HPC
38
Shelby/Rising City 24
HPC
40
Cross County 26
HPC
55
Hampton
16
HPC
44
Palmer
30
JV Boys
Academic All-State
Academic All-State
Academic All-State
Academic All-State
Wrestling
12-16/17 Flatwater Fracas @ GI Heartland Events Center
Team Result: 24th Place
HPC 33 Omaha Gross 18
HPC 0 Manhattan
76
HPC 12 Norfolk
63
HPC 18 Adams Central 56
HPC 18 Columbus
57
HPC 27 Gothenburg
33
HPC 30 Lincoln N.S. 51
Individuals Results:
Steven (126) 5-1
Trey (132) 1-1
Cale (138) 4-3
Tanner F. (152) 3-3
Tanner H. (170) 5-2
Cole (195) 1-6
Brandon (113) 4-3
Randy (126) 1-4
Kyle (285) 1-0
1-6/7 HPC Invite
Team Result: 13th Place
Steven Thies (126)-1st
Brandon Burress (113)-4th
Cale Bolton (138)-6th
Tanner Hannappel (170)-6th
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School Board Minutes
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M-Motion by, S-Seconded by, F-For, A-Against, AB-Absent, As-Abstain, Mc-Motion Carried.
It is noted that the Nebraska Open Meeting Act was on display
High Plains Community Schools Speaker system at middle
Board of Education Meeting
school.
January 9 2012
M-Fowler,
The regular meeting of
the High Plains Community
Schools Board of Education
was held on January 9 2012,
at the school library in Polk.
The meeting was called to
order at 7:00 p.m. by President
Kurt Kuhn. Present were
Brian Samuelson, Kurt Kuhn,
Gregg Fowler, Wendy Hudson
and Kathy Klingsporn. Also
present were Superintendent
Hendricks, Principal Hudson,
Principal LeSuer. A.D. Vrbka
arrived at 7:03 p.m. There were
no visitors.
M-Samuelson,
S-Fowler to excuse Karen
Stevens from the board
meeting. Mc 5-0. (Ab-Stevens)
M-Hudson,
S-Klingsporn to approve the
agenda as presented. Mc 5-0.
(Ab-Stevens)
M-Fowler,
S-Klingsporn to approve the
minutes of the regular meeting
held on December 12, 2011.
Mc 5-0. (Ab-Stevens)
Items on the Supt.
Hendricks’ report: Technology
update; Facilities update;
Personnel update, New classes
offered in high school and
middle school.
Items on Principal
Hudson’s report: Important
dates; Educational updates;
Facilities updates; Honor roll.
Items on Principal
LeSuer’s report: Professional
update; Educational update;
Important dates; Honor Roll
students; School improvement.
Items on the A.D.
Vrbka’s report: Speech
meets; Professional update;
Scoreboard at middle school;
S-Klingsporn to approve
the second reading of Board
Policy 5.1- Student Admission
Requirements. Mc 5-0. (AbStevens)
M-Samuelson,
S-Fowler to approve the first
reading of Board Policy 2.32 –
Wellness Policy. Mc 5-0. (AbStevens)
Greg Fowler nominated
Kathy Klingsporn for board
president.
M-Samuelson,
S-Fowler to cease nominations.
Mc 5-0. (Ab-Stevens)
Kathy Klingsporn was
declared board president by
acclamation.
Brian Samuelson
nominated Gregg Fowler for
vice president.
M-Hudson,
S-Klingsporn to cease
nominations. Mc 5-0. (AbStevens)
Gregg Fowler was
declared vice president by
acclamation.
Kathy Klingsporn
nominated Wendy Hudson for
board secretary.
M-Samuelson,
S-Fowler to cease nominations.
Mc 5-0. (Ab-Stevens)
Wendy Hudson
was declared secretary by
acclamation.
Kathy Klingsporn
nominated Karen Stevens for
board treasurer.
M-Fowler, S-Hudson
to cease nominations. Mc 5-0.
(Ab-Stevens)
Karen Stevens
was declared treasurer by
acclamation.
M-Hudson,
S-Samuelson to change board
committees to the following
for the 2012 year. Mc 5-0. (AbStevens)
Board committees for
2012 are as follows:
AMERICANISM-Kathy
Klingsporn, Gregg Fowler,
Karen Stevens
MULTICULTURAL-Brian
Samuelson, Wendy Hudson,
Kathy Klingsporn
WEATHER &
TRANSPORTATION-Kurt
Kuhn, Wendy Hudson, Brian
Samuelson
NEGOTIATIONS- Karen
Stevens, Kurt Kuhn, Brian
Samuelson
BUILDING-Kurt Kuhn, Brian
Samuelson, Gregg Fowler
WELLNESS-Gregg Fowler,
Karen Stevens, Wendy Hudson
MARKETING-Kathy
Klingsporn, Wendy Hudson,
Karen Stevens
M-Samuelson, S-Fowler
to go into closed session at
7:45 p.m. to discuss principal
contracts. Mc-5-0. (AbStevens)
M-Fowler, S-Hudson
to come out of closed session
at 7:55 p.m. Mc 5-0. (AbStevens)
M-Samuelson,
S-Fowler to offer a contract
to Principal Cameron Hudson
for the 2012/2013 school year.
Mc 4-0-1 (As-Hudson, AbStevens).
M-Fowler, S-Hudson
to offer a contract to Principal
Karyee LeSuer for the
2012/2013 school year. Mc
5-0. (Ab-Stevens)
M-Samuelson, S-Fowler
to approve the request to
recognize HPCEA as a
collective bargaining agent for
2012-13, 2013-14 teacher
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negotiations. Mc 5-0. (abStevens)
Information discussed
and requiring no action: NASB
Legislative conference; UNK/
UNL Career Fair.
The board reviewed the
Lunch and Activities accounts.
M-Fowler, S-Klingsporn
to pay the general fund bills as
presented. Mc 5-0. (Ab-Stevens)
M-Fowler, S-Hudson to
adjourn at 8:21 p.m. Mc 5-0.
(Ab-Stevens)
Respectfully submitted,
Wendy Hudson, Secretary
STORM WINDOW
STICKERS
AVAILABLE
Storm Window Stickers are still
available. Cost is $8.00, with one
name. If you want to personalize
them with graphics
or multiple names, add 50 cents for
each item. Order forms are available at each office, or email Linda
Gilson, [email protected]
February 2012
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Wellness
Steps Taken for to a Healthier Lifestyle at HPC
Nearly 1/3 of Nebraska’s children are overweight or obese.
Facts like this are the reason we need to take steps to establish
a healthy lifestyle for our children. The High Plains School
Health Committee is taking steps to help students/staff recognize
healthy lifestyle choices.
The committee has submitted a revised school wellness policy
to the school board for approval. The food service director has
generated a student survey regarding types of foods served on
the school lunch menu.
And, we have scheduled an all
Box Tops for
school “Wellness Day”
Education
for Friday, March 23.
Look for this symbol on
Student activities and speakers
your food items.
are being scheduled for both
sites.
Cut them out, save them
over the summer, and send
them to the school.
Our goal is to take small steps
towards a healthier lifestyle for
our students and staff.
Keep Saving Those Coupons!
CRIME DOES NOT PAY -
CRIME STOPPERS DOES
POLK COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS and the Polk County Sheriff’s Dept. work
together to help prevent and solve crime in our communities and schools throughout
the county.
CASH REWARDS (up to $1,000) could be given to
persons providing information leading to the arrest of criminals. When calling to report your tips, the phone does not have caller ID and conversations are not
recorded, therefore, you remain anonymous.
CALL 1-402-747-2244
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Nebraska Humanities Council speaker to appear
K-5 Reading Night - March 1, 2012
Speaker Deborah Greenblatt will present a program “James Whitcomb Riley, the Fiddling Children’s Poet”
on March 1st at 7:00 pm at the Polk Elementary School Gym. This will be part of our “Reading Night” for
student in grades K through 5 and their parents, which will begin at 6:30 pm. (More information to follow at
later date)
This presentation is made possible by the Nebraska Humanities Council, the Nebraska Cultural
Endowment, and the Title One program at High Plains Community Schools as part of the NHC Speakers
Bureau.
Deborah Greenblatt has been teaching, performing, composing, recording
and writing professionally since 1971. She is a master artist with the Nebraska Arts
Council’s Artist in the Schools/Communities Program. Deborah was the first woman
to win the Nebraska State Fiddling Championship, the first woman to win the MidAmerica Fiddle Championship and is a member of the Mid-America Old-Time
Fiddler’s Hall of Fame. She performs with her husband as Greenblatt & Seay, and with
the Greenblatt String Trio. She is a consultant for the Denison School of Strings in
Iowa and past president of the Nebraska American String Teachers Association. Using Riley’s own words,
Greenblatt weaves a whimsical glimpse into the world of this famous Hoosier poet. This show, performed
in character and in costume, features musical settings of Riley’s poems composed by Greenblatt, as well
as portions of Riley’s lectures (he toured with Edgar Allan Poe) and letters (he corresponded with Henry
Wadsworth Longfellow).
“James Whitcomb Riley, the Fiddling Children’s Poet” is one of approximately 300 programs offered
through the Nebraska Humanities Council Speakers Bureau. The more than 165 available speakers include
acclaimed scholars, writers, musicians, storytellers and folklorists on topics ranging from pioneer heritage to
ethics and law to international and multicultural issues, making it the largest humanities speakers bureau in
the nation.
Speakers are available to any non-profit organization in Nebraska. Each program lasts 30 minutes to
an hour, plus a question-and-answer period.
Order Form for 2012 YEARBOOK
Cost: $30 $35 with Name on Cover
Can be ordered through the school: get this form to Mrs. Gilson
or email your request to: [email protected]
or order on-line at: www.jostenyearbooks.com
Name: ________________________________ Number of books: ____________
Personalization name: ____________________________
Price good through April 30, 2012
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MEET A SENIOR
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Name: Shala Maree Ostberg
Birth date: October 30, 1993
Eye color: Blue
Hair color: Blonde
Height: 5’8”
Nickname: Shay, Shay-wa
Parent(s) names: Ed & Tina Ostberg
Future Plans: Go to college, get married, and have kids.
Person(s) most admired: Parents and Grandma Nona
Activities: Softball – 4 years
Basketball – 3 years
FFA – 4 years
Track – 4 years
Choir – 2 years
Your advice to the underclassmen: Starting drama gets you nowhere.
What’s the best memory you have from your high school years?
Bus rides to sporting events.
What is your pet peeve? When people talk really loud.
What is your favorite saying? “That ain’t no etch-a-sketch. This is one doodle that can’t
be un-did homeskillet.”
If you could be anything in the world, what would you be and why? A fish, so I could swim
across the world.
Your Favorites: Color: Blue
Food: Spaghetti
Restaurant: Applebee’s
Vocal Group: Mayday Parade
Singer: Luke Bryan
Song: Marry the Night by Lady Gaga
Movie: Old Disney Movies
TV Show: Say Yes to the Dress
Actor &/or Actress: Channing Tatum & Rachel McAdams
Brand of Clothing: American Eagle
Store: Wal-Mart
Vacation Spot: Harlan Lake
Past time&/ or Hobby: Hanging out with friends and playing sports.
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Name:Katelyn Alissa Shoup
Birth date: May 5, 1994
Eye color: Blue
Hair color: Brown
Height: 5’7”
Nickname: Shouper, K-shizzle, Kate
Parent(s) names: Kim & Kris Shoup
Future Plans: Attend a 4 year college
Person(s) most admired: My sisters
Do you have a part time job? No
Activities: Volleyball - 4 years
Track - 4 years Student Council - 3 years
FCA - 1 year
NHS - 3 years
Flag Corps - 1 year
Basketball - 4 years
FCCLA - 3 years
Band - 4 years
Your advice to the underclassmen: Stay out of trouble and have fun.
What’s the best memory you have from your high school years? When Brittany and I had a kicking contest and Brittany fell.....
What is your pet peeve? Dramatic people
What is your favorite saying? “Hey girl!”
If you could be anything in the world, what would you be and why?
Money, so I could make everybody happy.
Your Favorites: Color: Blue
Food: Pepperoni pizza
Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings
Vocal Group: Rascal Flatts
Singer: Eminem
Song: Someone Like You by Adele
Movie: Water for Elephants TV Show: Pretty Little Liars
Actor&/or Actress: Will Ferrell Cameron Diaz
Brand of Clothing: Anything
Store: Buckle
Vacation Spot: My lake
Past time&/ or Hobby: Tetris
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Name: Joslyn Elizabeth Blase
Birth date: June 6, 1994
Eye color: Brown
Hair color: Brown
Height: 5’6”
Nickname: Roslyn, Jos, Rosco, Josy
Parent(s) names: Kevin and Jodie Blase
Future Plans: Go to college, get a job, marry someone rich,
and have kids.
Person(s) most admired: Parents and my sister
Activities: Softball - 4 years
FFA - 1 year
Track - 2 years
Band - 4 years
Yearbook - 1 year
Dance Team - 3 years
FCCLA - 3 years
Band - 4 years
Flag Corps - 1 year
Student Council - 3 years
Your advice to the underclassmen: “Don’t back sass Mr. Pekarek.”
What’s the best memory you have from your high school years? When Brittany Martin attacked
Emily Kuhn on our band trip & when I tried to jump off the golf cart.
What is your pet peeve? Drama queens.
What is your favorite saying? “Hey, ya don’t say that!”
If you could be anything in the world, what would you be and why?
A sun, so I can light up the world :)
Your Favorites: Color: Teal
Food: Crab legs
Restaurant: Red Lobster
Vocal Group: Zac Brown Band
Singer: Bruno Mars
Song: It Will Rain by Bruno Mars
Movie: The Elf
TV Show: Secret Life
Actor&/or Actress: Channing Taytum & Amanda Seyfreid
Brand of Clothing: North Face
Store: Forever 21, Charming Charlies
Vacation Spot: Turtle Beach
Past time&/ or Hobby: Dancing and spending time with friends and family.
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Name:Derek DeMers
Birth date: January 15, 1994
Eye color: Blue
Hair color: Blonde
Height: 6’4”
Nickname: Double, Dub, Dubstep, Dooble
Parent(s) names: Mike & Jill DeMers
Future Plans: College
Person(s) most admired: Grandparents
Do you have a part time job? Yes, at Monsanto
Activities: Football - 4 years Basketball- 4 years
Track - 4 years
FCA - 2 years
FCCLA - 3 years
Student Council - 3 years
Band - 4 years
Yearbook - 1 year
FFA - 1 year
Your advice to the underclassmen: “Watching the clock doesn’t make it go faster.”
What’s the best memory you have from your high school years? Football
What is your pet peeve? Loud people
What is your favorite saying? “Shush your butt.”
If you could be anything in the world, what would you be and why? Eraser, so I could erase
my mistakes.
Your Favorites: Color: Blue
Food: Peanut Butter egg sandwich
Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings
Vocal Group: Breaking Benjamin
Singer: Lil Wayne
Song: Down With the Sickness by Disturbed
Movie: Inception
TV Show: Blue Mountain State
Brand of Clothing: American Eagle
Store: Wal-Mart
Vacation Spot: Colorado
Past time&/ or Hobby: Chillin
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Name:Adam Geoffrey Bannister
Birth date: August 11, 1993
Eye color: Blue
Hair color: Blonde
Height: 6’1”
Nickname: Banny, BanMan
Parents names: Dale and Tonya Bannister
Future Plans: Attend a four-year college
Persons most admired: My grandparents
Do you have a part time job? Yes, I work for my dad on the farm
Activities:
Football – 3 years
FCCLA – 3 years
Quiz Bowl – 4 years
Yearbook – 1 year
Actions Day – 2 years
FFA – 4 years
Basketball – 4 years
Track – 4 years
FCA – 3 years
Band – 4 years
National Honors Society– 3 years
4-H – 7 years Student Council – 3 years
HPC TV – 2 years
Your advice to the underclassmen: Be the first ones to lunch when Ms. Gilson is on duty
What’s the best memory you have from your high school years? Losing my shoe in a river
at State FFA
What is your pet peeve? The wrapping paper still on the lockers one month after Christmas is over
What is your favorite saying? “Don’t worry about it.”
If you could be anything in the world, what would you be and why? Myself, because there
is nothing I can do to change that.
Your Favorites: Color: Neon Green
Food: Tacos
Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings
Vocal Group: The Lonely Island
Singer: Lil Wayne
Song: Let’s Roll by Yelawolf
Movie: Jumper
TV Show: Blue Mountain State
Actor&/or Actress: Charlie Sheen & Betty White
Brand of Clothing: HPC Apparel
Store: Best Buy
Vacation Spot: Breckenridge, Colorado
Past time&/ or Hobby: Hanging out with my friends
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High Plains Community Middle School Roll
of Honor, 2nd Quarter
6th Grade
Honor Roll
7th Grade
High Honor Roll
6th Grade
7th Grade
Alyse Carlson
Kaylee Eberle
Cara DeMers
Tana Engel
Claire Harless
Yuridia Rascon
Frankie Hendricks
Anna Reeves
Emily McNaught
Thomas Young
Tanner Parsons
Kaylee VanHousen
Madison Young
8th Grade
8th Grade
Josh DeMers
Chloe Engel
Garrett Lesiak
Matthew Pekarek
Hunter Sharman
Kyler VanHousen
High Plains Community Middle School
Roll of Honor, 1st Semester
6th Grade
Honor Roll
7th Grade
High Honor Roll
6th Grade
7th Grade
Alyse Carlson
Kaylee Eberle
Cara DeMers
Tana Engel
Claire Harless
Yuridia Rascon
Frankie Hendricks
Anna Reeves
Emily McNaught
Thomas Young
Tanner Parsons
Kaylee VanHousen
Madison Young
8th Grade
8th Grade
Josh DeMers
Chloe Engel
Garrett Lesiak
Matthew Pekarek
Hunter Sharman
Kyler VanHousen
For a student to be placed on the honor roll, the student must maintain a 90% average or above.
Students maintaining a 94% average will be placed on the “High Honors” list. No student will be
placed on either list if that student receives a “C” or less in any graded classes, regardless of their
total grade point average.
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HIGH PLAINS COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
HONOR ROLL – 2nd Quarter/1st Semester 2011-2012
SENIORS - HIGH HONORS
HONOR ROLL
Adam Bannister (semester)
Joslyn Blasé (semester)
Joslyn Blasé
(quarter)
Ashley Morris
Colton Flinn
Tanner Hannappel (semester)
Hilary Kava
Brittany Martin
Chancy Miller
Shala Ostberg
Kendra Samuelson
Katelyn Shoup
MacKenzie Stevens
Steven Thies (semester)
JUNIORS - HIGH HONORS
HONOR ROLL
SOPHOMORES - HIGH HONORS
HONOR ROLL
FRESHMEN - HIGH HONORS
HONOR ROLL
Alex Bender
Kylee Fischer (quarter)
Brandon Burruss
Megan Fitzgerald (quarter)
Tanner Fate
Megan Fitzgerald (semester)
Eric Goertzen
Emily Kuhn
Kelley Robinson
Morgan VanHousen
Randy Church
Logan Engel
Logan Fleming (quarter)
Reva Graves
Abigail Letcher
Tyler Martin (quarter)
Jami Ostberg
Dylan Shenk
Kendyl Beck (semester)
Cale Bolton
Logan Fleming (semester)
Tyler Martin (semester)
Andrew Adelson
Allie Hogan (semester)
Rachel Beck
Cole Klingsporn (semester)
Lindy Eberle
Amber Scherer
Phoebe Edson
Trey Engel
Cale Harless
Cole Klingsporn (quarter)
Hannah Person
Danielle Shenk
Jenna Veburg
Jabe Wurtz
For a student to be placed on the honor roll, the student must receive no grades
Danielle Shenk
lower than a B (85.5) and have an average of at least 90%.
Jenna Veburg
High Honors are those students maintaining a 94% average.
Jabe Wurtz
High Plains Community would like to recognize and congratulate these students
on their scholastic excellence for the 1st Semester of the 2011-2012 school year.
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FCCLA NEWS
Mall of America - Here We Come
Our FCCLA group has planned a shopping day at the Mall of
America in Bloomington, Minnesota. WOULD YOU LIKE TO
COME ALONG? We have a 56-passenger chartered bus booked
for March 24, 2012. It is full, but if we can fill a second 47-passenger bus I will book it. FCCLA Alumni, Parents, Friends,
Anyone can go with us.
The plans are to leave from the high school at 1:30 a.m.,
travel to the mall, shop 10-7, load up and arrive back at the high
school at 3 a.m. Sunday morning. Cost is $65/person for transportation. Food and shopping would be additional costs for you.
A light breakfast (breakfast bar and juice/water) will be provided
on the bus.
Contract Mrs. Gilson ([email protected]) if interested.
You will be put on a waiting list. If someone backs out, or I get
38 more people wanting to go for a second bus, you will be able
to catch a ride with us.
STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) was held
January 25th at Howells High School. Kelley Robinson gave an
Illustrated Talk presentation on Divorce, MacKenzie Stevens
entered the Recycle and Redesign category, and Josiah Dixon
entered Entrepreneurship. Results will be given next month.
Chancy Miller and Jeri Gray were event evaluators and 10 other
members helped as room consultants; Abigail Letcher, Katie
VanHousen, Hannah Person, Austyn Beck, Jenna Veburg, Lindy
Eberle, Morgan VanHousen, Megan Fitzgerald, and Danielle
Shenk.
We will celebrate FCCLA Week February 12-18.
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Middle School
Basketball
SCOREBOARD
Girls
12-1 HPC
20
Osceola
52
12-5/6 Chapman/ St. Libory Tourney
HPC
24
Northwest
14
HPC
29
GICC
37
12-12 HPC
19
Chap/St. Lib 14
12-15 HPC
20
Hampton
30
1-5 HPC
20
Giltner
13
1-12 HPC
0
Shelby/RC 8
1-17 HPC
10
NE Christian 21
Final Record 3-5
Boys
12-1 HPC
34
Osceola
22
12-15 HPC
39
Hampton
28
1-9 HPC
44
East Butler
9
1-12 HPC
34
Shelby/RC 27
1-17 HPC
39
NE Christian 22
1-21 CRC Playoff game
@ York
score next month
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Tele-Care Program
A Tradition at HPC
Each morning 3rd and 4th grade students start their day by
making a call to a senior citizen to check on them. Mrs. Lindburg
began the Tele-Care program in 1993 at the Clarks site to create
a bond between the youth and the elderly in the Clarks area
community. The idea for the service came from her Aunt, Mrs.
Wurst, who had started Tele-Care in Polk several years prior.
Mrs. L’Heureux continued it at the Polk site when the districts
consolidated.
This is truly a tradition here at HPC. We are estimating
that it was started in the early 80’s by Mrs. Diane Wurst. Mr.
Gray remembers it being a successful program in 1987 when
Polk-Hordville merged, and in 1990 this program was awarded
President Bush’s “Points of Light” award. Mr. Gray, Mrs. Wurst,
and the class of 2000 (as 3rd graders) traveled to Washington DC
to receive the award.
Tele-Care is a telephone check-in program for the children
to call elderly people each school day to check in on them. The
children read the following script: “This is ---- calling for TeleCare. Are you all right? Do you need anything? I will call you
about the same time tomorrow. Have a good day!”
The 4th grade students get to meet their calling partners in
the fall and spring. In the fall they traveled to the senior center to
play Bingo and in the spring they are treated to sundaes.
Alexandra Wostrel
making her daily call.
Griffin Hendricks making a call with
Lindsi Hughes waiting her turn.
The 3rd graders enjoy sending holiday cards and Christmas
caroling.
Thank you to all Tele-Care friends for helping the children learn
telephone manners and responsibility to care for others.
The children enjoy the friendships they have developed!
Bingo at the Senior Center
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POLK – HORDVILLE – CLARKS ALUMNI
BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
MARCH 30th and 31st, 2012
HIGH PLAINS ACTIVITIES FUNDRAISER
$15 per player
IF YOUR INTERESTED IN PLAYING IN THE
1 ANNUAL TOURNAMENT PLEASE EMAIL MR. HUDSON AT: [email protected]
ST
ONCE WE HAVE A LIST OF PLAYERS WE WILL
DESIGNATE THE TEAMS AND MAKE THIS HAPPEN!
and you can also
Have Breakfast with
The Waffleman
When: March 31, 2012
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Where: Polk Elementary Gym
Cost: $6.00 All You Can Eat
Tickets available from any Junior or the high school.
Sponsored By: Junior Class
What You Will Get:
PLUS:
ALL YOU CAN EAT
BIG 9” Belgian Waffles (Hot & fresh off the iron)
5 Different Syrup Flavors plus sugar free if you desire it
“Scrumptious” Specially Made for The Waffleman™ Pork Sausage Links
Butter & Whipped Cream
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High Plains Community Schools
345 South Pine
P.O. Box 29
Polk, NE 68654
U.S. Postage Paid STC Rate
Non-Profit Organization
Polk, NE 68654
Permit No. 1
CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED
POSTAL PATRON
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