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Upcoming Events
4/16/2015
4/20/2015
- School Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Administration Building, 1924 W. A Street, (402) 461-7500
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Camp Invention Summer Camp
 
 Objectives: 
How will we know that we have met our goal? 


 Dashboard of Student Performance: 
How are we doing at meeting our goal?
 


 



 

Click on the heading above to view an overview of the project.
At the November School Board meeting, the board approved a bid from Farris Construction of Hastings (approximately $4.15 million) for the Watson portion of the Elementary School Improvement Project.
Click here to view an updated site plan for Watson.

At the February School Board meeting, the board approved a bid from Central Contracting of Kearney (approximately $3.098 million) for the Hawthorne portion of the Elementary School Improvement Project.
Click here to view an updated site plan for Hawthorne.

Money to fund this project will come from the Elementary Construction Fund.

 



Lincoln Elementary students are prepared to take their state tests! 
The Lincoln Lion Student Council put together this fun video to get themselves and their fellow other students excited to take the tests. A big thank you to Lincoln teachers Rita Will and Janice Dart and Jake Rundle from the Hastings Library for making this idea a reality! Click on the photo to access the video. 
 


Congratulations to Danyell Boutin, Daulten Sadd, Bryant Menke, Jacynda Aulrich, and Sean Alcorn for qualifying for participation at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida April 25-29, 2015! Their advisor is Mrs. Gwen Davidson.
 



HISTORY DAY 2015
– HMS & HHS FINALISTS –
 
SENIOR INDIVIDUAL DOCUMENTARY (HHS) 
1st Place: Angel Pham
Lives Saved or Lost: The Leadership and Legacy of Operation Babylift
Sponsor: Ann Mays/Faye Friesen
 
2nd Place: Emily Hansen
A Fighter in More Ways than One: Muhammad Ali
Sponsor: Ann Mays/Faye Friesen
 
SENIOR INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE (HHS) 
1st Place: Chasie Schlenz
Alice Paul: Three Colors to Victory
Sponsor: Ann Mays/Faye Friesen
 
SENIOR GROUP INTERPRETIVE WEBSITE (HHS) 
1st Place: Spriha Garg and Mariana Leyser
How Bell Changed the World
Sponsor: Bryan Vetter
 
2nd Place: Zayra Naverrete, Madi Pattno-Slinkard, and Katie Lepant
The Leadership and Legacy of Alice Paul
Sponsor: Ann Mays/Faye Friesen
 
3rd Place: Sam Fincher and Connor Smith
Sun Tzu: How His Teachings Changed the State of War
Sponsor: Bryan Vetter
 
SENIOR GROUP EXHIBIT (HHS) 
1st Place: Destiny Thompson and Hope Thelander
One Giant Leap: The Leadership and Legacy of the Apollo 11 Mission
Sponsor: Ann Mays/Faye Friesen
 
2nd Place: Macie Clawson and Olivia Nicolarsen
Harvey Milk: The Man and the Legend
Sponsor: Ann Mays/Faye Friesen
 
3rd Place: Wendy Zhao, Mashaylla Peterson, and Sidney Waite
The Leadership and Legacy of Wu Zetian
Sponsor: Ann Mays/Faye Friesen
 
SENIOR GROUP DOCUMENTARY (HHS) 
1st Place: Ashley Craig, Zoey Cook, and Libby Knapple
Lions and tigers and Bears, Oh My!
The Leadership and Legacy of the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Sponsor: Ann Mays/Faye Friesen
 
2nd Place: Alex Kemnitz, Andy Kemnitz, and Dylan Langston
“I am Become Death” – The Leadership and Legacy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Sponsor: Ann Mays/Faye Friesen
 
3rd Place: Bree Fluckey, Kierstin Curtis, and Katie Fast
Man of Character: The Leadership and Legacy of Dr. Tom Osborne
Sponsor: Ann Mays/Faye Friesen
 
SENIOR INDIVIDUAL HISTORICAL PAPER (HHS) 
1st Place: Dacia Hartman
Zora Neale Hurston
Sponsor: Bryan Vetter
 
2nd Place: Regan Crawford
Headstrong and Courageous: The Life and Legacy of Winston Churchill
Sponsor: Ann Mays/Faye Friesen
 
3rd Place: Yenifer Pineda
Alice Paul: Leading the Movement for Equal Rights
Sponsor: Bryan Vetter
 
SENIOR INDIVIDUAL EXHIBIT (HHS) 
1st Place: Miranda Harpham
Beyond the Little Black Dress: the Leadership and Legacy of Coco Chanel
Sponsor: Ann Mays/Faye Friesen
 
2nd Place: Maggie Nielsen
Peachey Burbridge: Leader to Many
Sponsor: Jim Fielder
 
3rd Place: Isabelle Weber
Konrad Adenauer: Germany’s Founding Father
Sponsor: Ann Mays/Faye Friesen
 
INDIVIDUAL INTERPRETIVE WEBSITE (HHS) 
1st Place: Myah Juranek
Edwin Perkins: Inventory of Kool-Aid
Sponsor: Ann Mays/Faye Friesen
 
JUNIOR INDIVIDUAL EXHIBIT (HMS)
1st Place: Elira Bego-Cardosa
Never Again: 45 Years of Albanian Dictatorship
Sponsor: Jeff Janda
 
2nd Place: Lily Black
Alice Waters: The Edible Schoolyard
Sponsor: Jeff Janda
 
3rd Place: Hannah Hafer
I am Malala
Sponsor: Jeff Janda

JUNIOR GROUP DOCUMENTARY (HMS) 
1st Place: Audrey Weeks and Lucy Nielsen
Joan of Arc
Sponsor: Jeff Janda
 
 
HISTORY DAY 2015
– Scholarship Winners –
 
Grand Prize $6,000 
Zoey Cook – Hastings High School – 2016
 
Ashley Craig – Hastings High School – 2016
 
Libby Knapple – Hastings High School – 2016
 
First Runner-Up $5,000 
Destiny Thompson – Hastings High School – 2016
 
Hope Thelander – Hastings High School – 2016
 
Second Runner-Up $4,000 
Elira Bego-Cardosa – Hastings Middle School – 2020
 
Spriha Garg – Hastings High School – 2016

Mariana Leyser – Hastings High School – 2016
 

 


 


 
 

Congratulations to the HMS 8th grade band for being selected as one of ten groups to perform at the State Capitol during "Music Education Week at the Capitol"! They performed on Friday, March 6th. 

The 8th grade band went through an audition process during the first week of the second semester for a chance to play at the Capitol. During this process, they pushed themselves to perform at a high level. They knew going into it that they were going up against other bands, choirs, and small groups from all-over Nebraska and that the judges could only fill ten spots for this event. Kudos to all of the students and their instructor for their hard work in preparing and being selected for this event!


 
 


Thursday, March 5th, Mr. Hurt (HHS Industrial Technology), took a team of students to the GMAW Welding Competition in Beloit, KS. The team finished in 2nd place and individually, Zack Stobl took 2nd place, Tanner Cline took 9th place, and Braden Schumm took 19th place. There were 38 teams and 109 individual welders! Congratulations!

 



 

 


 
 
March 4th-7th, 2015, Kaila Avent, a freshman at HHS, and her teacher Dr. Darci Karr, had the opportunity to be at the University of Nebraska at Omaha for CodeCrush. This was an immersion experience for 8th and 9th grade girls and their mentor teachers created to show them the world of IT. For three days and four nights, the UNO College of Information Science and Technology worked to inspire girls and their teachers to take a deeper look at IT through hands-on experiences with emerging IT fields such as bioinformatics, IT innovation, music technology and cybersecurity.

Students and teachers stayed on campus and had the opportunity to experience the IT departments of global corporations, meet women professionals who are engaged in IT, visit the behind-the-scenes of local attractions and even go to a Maverick hockey game. The days were packed with dinners with IS&T students, staff and faculty, panel discussions with women in the field, as well as lunch with an IT mentor.

Kaila was one of 30 chosen out of a field of 110 applicants to participate in this event. The applicants came from 53 schools in 36 different communities in Nebraska and Iowa.


 


 


These HMS educators recently traveled to San Diego to do a presentation about HMS at the National Asssocation of Secondary School Principal's (NASSP) Conference. They had about 200 people in their session where strategies and programs were shared with other educators. In turn, they listened to other schools present and were able to interact and ask questions about how they strive for success. 

L-R: Jayson Stoddard, Kristen Slechta, Brooke O'Neill, 
Michele Kimle, Tiffany Opperman, and David Essink.



The HMS 8th Notes music group recently raised money for the food pantry.
 




 




 


                          
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