HDS Hawk Happenings Nov. 15, 2021

Posted by Michelle VanOrnum on 11/15/2021 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 celebrating Gratitude Week. As we enter the holiday season, it is important to take time to express gratitude for all that we have in our lives. We have included some great ideas on practicing gratitude at home as well as some fun activities. Be sure to check out the activity ideas like: coloring thank you cards, building a gratitude turkey, completing a thankful crossword, competing in a gratitude scavenger hunt, and hosting a thank"phone"ness challenge at the dinner table. We hope that everyone can join us in the celebration of gratitude this week!

HDS Gratitude Week Family Ideas and Activities

Here are the events happening this week:

November 15, 2021 -

  • 7th Grade Penny Wars Pizza Party at Lunch
  • Virtual Coffee and Conversation with the Superintendent 10-10:45am
  • 6th Grade Handbells 2:15-3:00pm
  • 100 Mile Club 2:15-3:00pm

November 16, 2021 - 

  • 5th Grade Dance Force Practice will not be held on Tuesday this week
  • Handbells 7/8th Practice 2:15-3:00pm 
  • PBIS Committee Meeting 2:30-3:30pm

November 17, 2021 -

  • 100-mile Club 2:15-2:45  

November 18, 2021 -

  • 6/7/8th Grade Dance Force Practice 2:15-3:45pm

November 19, 2021 -

  • Minimum Day - Dismissal at 11:55am

Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events

November 22-26, 2021 - 

  • Thanksgiving Break

December 1, 2021 - 

  • HDS Booster Club Meeting @ 8:30am - Special Guest: Dr. Eric Sahakian, Superintendent

December 8, 2021 - 

  • HDS ELAC Meeting @ 8:45am

Lastly, we want to share with you our brand new CTE Lab, which is open to 7th and 8th graders during their elective classes. Please enjoy this short video about the grand opening of the HDS CTE Lab.

HDS CTE Lab Grand Opening Video

Have a great, gratitude-filled week and GO HAWKS!