Friday, November 20, 2015

                                     HAMPTON PUBLIC SCHOOL
                                         www.hamptonhawks.us       
                                   NEWSLETTER - November 20, 2015

November 22 - One Act Play Performance 3pm  - Hampton GymOriginal (560 × 448)
25 - CRC JH Quiz Bowl at Dorchester
25 - No School - Thanksgiving Break
26 - Happy Thanksgiving!
27 - No School - Thanksgiving Break
30 - Tip-Off Dinner @ City Auditorium 6:45pm
December  1 - District One Act Play Production at Shickley
 1 - JH Girls/Boys BB vs. Giltner 12:45/2pm
 3 - Hawk Harmonies/Elementary Band Program 7pm
 3 - JH Girls/Boys BB vs. East Butler 12:45/2pm
 4 - JV (TBA) V Girls/Boys BB 6:15/8pm vs. BDS @ Davenport
       American Legion Sponsored Soup/Pie Supper @ Davenport
 5 - JV BB 11/12:15, V Girls/Boys BB 2:30/4pm @ McCool Junction
 8 - JV BB 4pm/5:15pm, V BB 6:15/8pm vs. Osceola
Meal Deal Provided by Robotics Team
 9 - State Play Production @ Norfolk
 9 - 2pm Dismissal - Teacher In-Service
10 - JH Girls/Boys BB vs. Shelby/Rising City 12:45/2pm
10 - PreSchool & Elementary Christmas Program
12 - JV BB 4pm/5:15pm, V BB 6/7:30pm vs Heartland Comm.
14 - Jr/Sr High Christmas Program
15 - JH Girls/Boys BB vs. Dorchester 12:45/2pm
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Lunch Menus:  November 23 - 24, Nov. 30 thru December 4:
Fruit, Vegetables, and Salad Bar Everyday!  Menus are subject to change.
Monday - Mini Corn Dogs, & Milk
Tuesday - Turkey Dinner, & Milk
Monday - Breaded Chicken Breast Filet, & Milk
Tuesday - Chicken Fajitas, & Milk
Wednesday - Chili Macaroni, & Milk
Thursday - Nachos, & Milk
Friday - Breaded Pork Sandwich, & Milk
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Breakfast Everyday Offers - Cereal, Pop Tarts, Yogurt, Juice, Milk
Hot Breakfast Items - Monday - Breakfast Pizza, Tuesday - Omelet, Monday - Omelet, Tuesday - Waffles, Wednesday - Omelet, Thursday - Breakfast Pizza, Friday - Donuts
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Congratulations to the VB team and coaches on their 3rd place finish at the State Volleyball Tournament!! You had a terrific season and we are so proud of you!!  We also want to congratulate Tristin Mason, Jaime Troester, and Madison VanHousen on making the first team all conference and Tayler Klassen on making the honorable mention all conference VB selections!!
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Christian Deepe and Dante Farris were selected to participate in the Nebraska All-State Chorus!  A concert will be held Saturday, November 21, at 7pm, at the Lied Center in Lincoln!  Congratulations Christian and Dante!!
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The Department of Art & Art History is exhibiting the artwork of the best high school artists from southeastern Nebraska.  This is the second year for “Nebraska’s Best” exhibition series.  Last year’s show featured the work of schools in Omaha and Lincoln.  This show is entitled “Nebraska’s Best: High School Artists from Southeast Nebraska”.  We are proud to announce
that Courtney Smith is going to be one of the featured artists.  The show will be open to the public from November 6 - 24. The show is located in Richards Hall on the UNL campus.
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The D2-4 District Football Team for this year was announced this week.  The following Hampton players that made the team are:  2nd Team Offense - Caleb Dowling and Jesse Rasmussen, 2nd Team Defense - Brady Klute, 2nd Team Punter - Cain Wochner, 2nd Team Return Specialist - Jesse Rasmussen.  Tyler Wall and Devin Nissen made Honorable Mention.  Great job!!!
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The Winter Activities Season Tip-Off Dinner will be held Monday, November 30, at the Hampton City Auditorium, starting at 6:45pm.  They will be serving Chili and Potato Soup, Sandwiches, Dessert, and a drink.  One Act Play, Girls and Boys basketball, and Speech team members and coaches will be recognized.
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The Sophomore class is selling metal yard signs. Each sign can be bought with yard stakes or with a hook to hang.  They will be powder coated in Hampton purple, and should look great for a long time!  Both types are $35, and a sample can be seen at the High School office.  They will be selling these until December 1st.  Checks should be made out to HPS Class of 2018.  They would make great Christmas presents!
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Friday, November 6, 2015

                                     HAMPTON PUBLIC SCHOOL
                                         www.hamptonhawks.us       
                                   NEWSLETTER - November 6, 2015

November  9 - FFA Fruit Sales Begin
10 - One-Act Play Production at Osceola
11 - Veteran’s Day Program 10am
12 - 1pm Early Dismissal for State VB Tournament
        Schedule TBA
13 - No School - State VB Tournament
14 - State VB Tournament Finals
18 - CRC One Act Play Contest @ Cross County
18 - JH Quiz Bowl at Seward
18 - 2pm Dismissal - Teacher In-Service
21 - Student Council Garage Sale 9am
22 - One Act Play Performance 3pm
25 - CRC JH Quiz Bowl at Dorchester
25 - No School - Thanksgiving Break
26 - Happy Thanksgiving!
27 - No School - Thanksgiving Break
30 - Tip-Off Dinner @ City Auditorium 6:45pm
December  1 - District One Act Play Production
 1 - JH Girls/Boys BB vs. Giltner 12:45/2pm
 3 - Hawk Harmonies/Elementary Band Program 7pm
 3 - JH Girls/Boys BB vs. East Butler 12:45/2pm
 4 - JV (TBA) V Girls/Boys BB 6:15/8pm vs. BDS @ Davenport
 5 - JV BB 11/12:15, V Girls/Boys BB 2:30/4pm @ McCool Junction
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Lunch Menus:  November 9 - 12:
Fruit, Vegetables, and Salad Bar Everyday!  Menus are subject to change.
Monday - Pizza Wrap, & Milk
Tuesday - Tacos, & Milk
Wednesday - Popcorn Chicken Bowl, & Milk
Thursday - Macaroni & Cheese, & Milk
Friday - No School
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Breakfast Everyday Offers - Cereal, Pop Tarts, Yogurt, Juice, Milk
Hot Breakfast Items - Monday - Breakfast Pizza, Tuesday - Omelet, Wednesday - Breakfast Burrito, Thursday - Ham/Egg Bagel, Friday - No School
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The Veteran’s Day Program will take place at 10am in the high school gym.  Marlin Seeman will be our guest speaker for the program.  Everyone is invited to attend and all veterans will be recognized.
Congratulations to the VB team and coaches on their district championship!!  The Hawks will play unofficially at 3:30 on Thursday, Nov. 12, at Lincoln East.  An official announcement will be made after Class A & B are done on Saturday.
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The Department of Art & Art History is exhibiting the artwork of the best high school artists from southeastern Nebraska.  This is the second year for “Nebraska’s Best” exhibition series.  Last year’s show featured the work of schools in Omaha and Lincoln.  This show is entitled “Nebraska’s Best: High School Artists from Southeast Nebraska”.  We are proud to announce
that Courtney Smith is going to be one of the featured artists.  The show will be open to the public from November 6 - 24. The show is located in Richards Hall on the UNL campus.
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The Sophomore class is selling metal yard signs. Each sign can be bought with yard stakes or with a hook to hang.  They will be powder coated in Hampton purple, and should look great for a long time!  Both types are $35, and a sample can be seen at the High School office.  They will be selling these until December 1st.  Checks should be made out to HPS Class of 2018.  They would make great Christmas presents!
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Dear Parent/Guardian/Patron,
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) requires that all states create high academic standards for the core areas of reading, writing and math.   The goal of NCLB is for 100% of all students to meet or exceed these standards by the school year 2014.  The measure of annual progress toward these standards is called Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). AYP is based primarily on the results of the Nebraska state assessments given to students in grades 3 through 8 and grade 11.  Schools must meet the state’s academic proficiency benchmarks, as well as other indicators such as test participation and attendance/dropout rate, to make AYP.
In addition to measuring each school, NCLB also requires the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) to annually review the progress of each school district.  Based on Nebraska state testing results, Hampton Public School District was identified by the NDE as a district in need of improvement for the 2014-15 school year.  A district is identified for improvement if it meets this criterion:
Does not make AYP in all grade spans within the district-elementary (grades 3-5), middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12)--for two consecutive years in either content area of math or reading, considering all eligible student subgroups.
To  be  removed  from  the  district  improvement  status,  the  district  must  meet  the  grade  span  achievement standards for two consecutive years.
Hampton Public School is dedicated to providing all students with a quality education that prepares them to be career and college ready.  Evidence of our commitment to education is shown in the academic student performance for both reading and mathematics as documented on the 2014-15 assessment results. If you would like to compare achievement scores in the district to others across the state, you may access the information on the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) State of the Schools Report at http://reportcard.education.ne.gov.
As a Title 1 district identified in need of improvement, Hampton Public School is required to communicate the district   improvement  plan  strategies  specifically  addressing  the  teaching  and  learning  needs  of  low-achieving students. The goals and strategies identified in the plan intentionally focus on optimizing instruction for all learners using researched based practices with on-going professional learning for staff.
You are encouraged to contact the district office for further information on any of these requirements and to find out how you can become involved in school improvement efforts.  An important part of this effort involves parental involvement and support.  Parents/guardians and students can monitor  progress by  registering  for  and  using  PowerSchool.  Participating in parent/teacher conferences, attending parent/family events, such as One School One Book activities and providing “at home” strategies to support reading and math learning are also key to supporting the home/school partnership.
We  will  continue  to  communicate  with  you  throughout  the  year  regarding  the  school  improvement  efforts underway and hope you will join us in supporting our students and teachers as we work toward reaching our goals for next year.
Please call if you have additional questions about any details.
Sincerely,
Holly J. Herzberg, Superintendent