HDS Hawk Happenings Nov. 8, 2021

Posted by Michelle VanOrnum on 11/8/2021 6:00:00 AM

Good evening High Desert Hawks and Families,

Some updates for this week and upcoming events to mark down in your calendar. 

As we reconnect on campus, we are working with students on socialization through respectful conversations and students keeping their hands and feet to themselves. Please support these efforts from home by encouraging effective means of communication and emphasizing the importance of all students keeping their hands and feet to themselves.

Home Connection: This week, we will be honoring the Veterans who serve our country. Veterans' Day, observed annually on November 11, is a tribute to military veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Veterans Day honors all military veterans, including those still with us. The U.S. Congress declared in 1926, "Whereas it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through goodwill and mutual understanding between nations." We encourage our students this week to promote peace around them and take time to thank those who serve our nation, both past and present, to ensure that we can live in this free country. This week, we focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

November 8, 2021 -

  • 6th Grade Handbells Begins 2:15-3:00pm
    Mr. Rowland invites all 6th graders who are interested to join the Handbell program. No prior music experience is needed. There is no cost for participation. The only requirement is a positive attitude, willingness to work as a team, and desire to learn music.

November 9, 2021 - 

  • 5th Dance Force Practice 2:15-3:45pm
  • Handbells 7/8th Practice 2:15-3:00pm 

November 10, 2021 - 

  • 2nd Quarter Progress Period Ends
  • 100-mile Club 2:15-2:45  

November 11, 2021 -

  • NO SCHOOL in honor of Veterans Day

November 12, 2021 -


Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events

November 15, 2021 - 

  • Virtual Coffee and Conversation with the Superintendent 10-10:45am
  • 7th Grade Penny Wars Pizza Party at lunch

November 16, 2021 - 

  • PBIS Committee Meeting 2:30pm

November 19, 2021 - 

  • Minimum Day

November 22-26, 2021 - 

  • NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break 

Have a great week and GO HAWKS!

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