With lots of testing going on at HMS, some of the PE classes have been very small. So, Mr. Kettler and Mrs. Campbell have been experimenting with some different physical education equipment. A Co-Oper Band is made of heavy-duty surgical elastic and covered with a cloth material. The band’s strength and stretch-ability create an exciting movement experience that creates rebound challenges in one’s . . .
Senior Finals Schedule: 5/1 -- 1A/2A No new material will be covered and/or new tasks assigned for a grade. 5/4 -- 1B/2B No new material will be covered and/or new tasks assigned for a grade. 5/5 -- 1A/2A Review 3A/4A No new material will be covered and/or new tasks assigned for a grade. 5/6 -- 1B/2B Review 3B/4B No new material will be covered and/or new tasks assigned for a grade. 5/7 -- 1A/2A Finals 3A/4A Review 5/8- 1B/2B Finals 3B/4B Review 5/11- 1A/2A All students NOT exempt for Final are in attendance 3A/4A Finals . . .
Hiawatha High School Entrepreneurship class was presented with the challenge to develop a startup business idea, or an innovation for a current local business or organization last November. Students sent in seven business idea pitches in November. By the end of December, three of the student businesses were chosen to be one of the ten finalists. On April 1 st , the ten finalists gathered at Washburn University to deliver their pitch one more time in front of a panel of Washburn University professors. Out of the ten finalists, Hiawatha earned a second place and third place finish. . . .
Listen and Enjoy I believe that running can be more than just moving your feet. To me running is different than it is to everyone else. To me it’s a stress reliever; a way to clear my head, a way to blow off some steam, to me running is more. Running is also a lot more things because in a lot of ways it has helped me in life. I put myself into it and it has helped me build character. A lot has changed since I started running and my life these past few years is one of the bigger things. Back . . .
We raised over $2100 for the Little Hands Daycare in Saturday's Color Splash Dash! I would like to thank the marketing class and volunteers for the hard work. I would also like to thank all of the businesses of Hiawatha who donated: Hiawatha Implement; Steve's Tractor Repair; Daily Perk; Shelter Insurance, H D Repair LLC; Brown County Sheriff's Office; Kex Rx Pharmacy & Home Care; Marianne L. Schmitt, CPA; Shockley Implement; Schwalm Auto Sales, LLC; Lindy's Thirftway; Town & Country EMS; Ag Partners Cooperative; Bestway, Inc; Pederson Seed & Services; . . .
Several members of the Hiawatha FFA Chapter competed at the Northeast District Spring Career Development Event Day at Highland Community College on April 8. Career Development Events are designed to allow students to test their skills and information obtained in agricultural education courses in a competitive setting. Hiawatha FFA members competed in four events. In Agricultural Communications, Hiawatha received first place as a team. Individuals in the CDE were Katie Liechti, first place; Jessica Geiger, fourth place; and Emily Meyer, tenth place. Ryker Smith placed ninth overall in . . .
Class presentations used to be focused on the use of dioramas and posters and eventually PowerPoints. However, with new technology, students are able to use advanced software and equipment to find creative ways to visually share information. In classrooms throughout Hiawatha High School, students have been given the opportunity to present to their peers through movies, but not the kind you buy at Wal-Mart. Students are actually writing, directing and producing their own movies to share in the classroom. James Farnen, . . .
The HMS Science Olympiad team competed in the State Tournament on Saturday April 4 th in Wichita, Kansas. The team received the 3 rd place trophy in the Small School Division and placed 10 th overall against the top 30 teams in the state of Kansas. On top of the team medals received, several students also brought home individual medals. In the 23 different events competed in, they placed in the top 2 in the Small School Division in 8 events including: 1 st Place – Air Trajectory (Trevor Pederson & Alan Simpson), Anatomy & Physiology (Elizabeth . . .
Earth Day was held at the Sac and Fox Social Services Community Building in Reserve, KS. Earth day was put on by Sac and Fox. The first graders spent the day learning about the importance of clean water, soil, and air. There were activities planned at different stations to discuss and model ways we can take care of the earth. We did an experiment with vinegar, baking soda, a plastic bottle, and a balloon to show how too much CO2 in the air can cause global warming. We had an activity where each student had to walk through a "river" that was polluted and a "river" . . .
Friday, April 17, third graders traveled back in time, at the Ag Museum. Students got to learn all about Mountain Men while viewing beads and jewelry, beaver skins, beaver and muskrat traps and so much more! A highlight of the trip for many students was getting the chance to throw a tomahawk! Bluehawk and Jerry were a hit for the students! The third grade teachers and students would like to thank Eric Oldham for making this trip a possibility for us.
The 5th grade history classes were treated to a mountain man presentation Friday, April 17th at the Ag Museum grounds. Historical performers called, SME: Portals of Time, showed the students what a mountain man would live like. Students got to see and feel beaver pelts, hear fantastic stories of real frontiersmen from the 1800's, and some even got to throw a hatchet at an old wooden block target! Thanks go out to Eric Oldham of the Historical Society for arranging this opportunity, and a special thank you to John Means for generously sponsoring this hands-on educational program. It . . .