Archive for January, 2012

We again are planning to offer a wide variety of “fun” camps this summer.  We are looking for individuals and community groups who are interested in teaching a camp this summer.  These camps can be full day or half day, one-day, two-day, or four-day camps, or even longer if needed.  We are open to all ideas you may have regarding new camps.  Give us a call to share your ideas and suggestions.

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We are in the process of developing the 2012-2013 school calendar.  We have posted the proposed calendar here and it also can be found on our Facebook page. We welcome your suggestions.

This year the Sheridan County fair is scheduled for the last week of July and Friendly Festival is scheduled for August 17, 18, and 19th.  These activities will not interfere with the proposed calendar.

Click here to view a PDF version of the Calendar.

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Do you ride a horse? Have you ever wanted to be a Princess or a Queen? Well this could very well be the perfect opportunity. Every year at the Sheridan County Fair the Sheridan County Ag Society holds a Queen and Princess contest. Age divisions for the contest are 11-15 for princess and 16-23 for queen.  This contest is a one day commitment. You will need to supply your own clothes and horse. This years county fair will be during the last week of July.

There are many rewards of taking part in the Queen and Princess contests. This year also the Ag society is offering a $500 scholarship along with other various items. Some of these items include crowns, belt buckles, hay bags, and jackets.

If you have any question or would like more information contact Stacie Oliver at 308-684-3363 or Phyllis Lindsey at 308-282-2370.

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Hunter safety will be starting up soon. It will be every Saturday in the month of February. Class will begin at 9a.m. every day and conclude at approximately 12p.m. On the last Saturday students will take a test and if they pass both the written test and the physical test they will then receive their certificate and license. Students are only allowed to miss one class and still pass. Also all students must turn 12 in the year of 2012, in order to receive their license.

For more information contact Rick Schneider at 308-638-7638 or 308-232-4509

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If you can shoot a basketball, you can win free money. Security First Bank is once again donating scholarship money to one lucky HSHS student grades 9-12. Basketball players are also eligible to sign up this time. The student chosen for this will shoot five times. Each made shot is worth $100. To be in the contest you must sign up on the office door before the game on Thursday, February 9. This game will also be parent’s night!

PLAYERS please note that if you are chosen you yourself cannot shoot! You have to choose an audience member that is neither a coach nor a referee to shoot for you.

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The first and second graders recently went on a field trip to the Binger farm. The lambing was at its peak and we had a great time viewing and holding all the new lambs. There were lots of interesting questions, like “How do you tell how old they are?” (Look at their teeth) And, “How are the lambs born?” (Very fast) But the true excitement came as a protective ewe jumped a panel. We finished the farm tour with ice cream and drinks. What a blaaaaaaast!

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The second and third grade students worked for several weeks researching Christmas celebrations around the world. Each student took a different country and learned when the holiday is celebrated and about foods and decorations connected with the holiday. They spent one class period learning how to search Flickr for a picture to use with their report and how to give credit to the person who took the picture. Then each student made a three page slideshow. The finished slideshows were put together so everyone can enjoy them.

Students learned many skills in the process of creating their slideshow. They learned about researching on the internet, giving credit to others by citing their sources, taking notes, writing a report from their notes, how to insert text and pictures into the PowerPoint program, and how to adjust the size of pictures correctly.

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