It is Spring Wind. Check out all there is to experience this week.
Wednesday: Ticketed events / Hypnotist Jim Kenaga (auditorium) 7pm
Thursday: regular school day / no evening event”
Friday: Spring Wind Assembly & Dance Marathon / Techno Rave (cafeteria) 7pm

Congratulations to the 2019 Hempstead Survivors:
Riley Bleymeyer, Erin Daughetee, Elizabeth Freiburger, Kayla Lapage, Morgan Ostrander, Anna Paca, Erin Rieckens, Skyler Soppe, Max Duax, Joey Kaesbauer, Luke Kennedy, Zach Lewis, Trevor Maiers, Peter Unmacht, Joe Vize and Lucas Zmudka

Good luck to the following students who will be participating in the FIRST Robotics Regional Championship in Cedar Falls, Thursday March 21 and Friday March 22: Amanda Roeth, Brandon Woulfe, Jacob Fonck, Alivia Fergus, Brian Xicon, Verrick Foust, & Damien Heiberger.

Stop by the library to fill out your March Madness basketball bracket for a chance to win a BAM gift card! Entries must be made before games begin at noon on March 21.

Auditions for the spring play Brighton Beach Memoirs are Wednesday, March 20th or Thursday, March 21st right after school in the Hempstead auditorium. Any questions, see Ms. Coenen in B122 or Ms. Riepe in B113.

Attention Seniors who ordered graduation items from Jostens: A representative from Jostens will be here Thursday from 8-10am outside the main office. Please stop by and pick up your items.

Reminder Seniors: the deadline to apply for the Arthur J. Miller Jr. Social Studies Scholarship is this Friday, March 22nd. To be eligible, you must be a senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA, going into a career to help people in some way, and you’ll need to complete the application and essay, The receiver of this award will receive a one-time $500 honorarium to be deposited with the college or university of their choice after enrollment.

Anyone interested in becoming a Key Club Officer for the 2019-2020 school year please see Mrs. Lange in room D209. Must be a Key Club International Member. Elections will be Tuesday, April 2.

Clarke College is offering an opportunity to students who are rising juniors and seniors in high school who reside in the Dubuque region. The 2019 Clarke University Summer Scholarly Projects are designed to expose high achieving high school students to the world of scholarly engagement with faculty in their respective area of expertise. Participants in the 2019 CUSSPs will work one-on-one, or in a small group with other high school and Clarke University students, with faculty supervision and engagement on a scholarly project. Students’ applications must be received by May 1st for consideration. Selected applicants will be invited by May 15th, and will have until May 31st to accept or decline the offer. There are no costs associated with student participation.
2019 Clarke University Summer Scholarly Projects
· Special Dissection: Head and Neck (Dr. Michelle Slover, Biology)
· Game Development with Virtual Reality (Professor Josh Moris, Computer Science)
· Music Theory and Composition (Dr. Amy Dunker, Music)
· Altering Gene Expression in Human Ocular Cells (Dr. Shaun Bowman, Biology)
· Investigation of the Neurotoxic and Neuroprotective Effects of Consumable Substances in Normal and Neurodegenerative Disease Models (Dr. Laura Hecker, Biology)

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque’s youth philanthropy group, Youth Area Philanthropists (YAPPERS), is now accepting membership applications through April 30. High school students interested in membership can visit for an application. What is YAPPERS…a team of highly motivated high school students dedicated to using volunteerism, philanthropy and grant-making to act as positive youth role models, develop leadership skills and improve the quality of life for youth in the Dubuque community.

Show your Hempstead SPIRIT! Design a Hempstead sign for the bottom of a fuel pump at Kwik Stop….the winning designer will receive a $250 Kwik Stop gift card. Contest runs: Monday, March 11 through Friday, April 12th. See Mr. Kuhle for more information.

If you are interested in trying out for cheerleading for the 2019-20, please attend the mandatory parent meeting in the North Gym on April 1st, 6PM. Mandatory practices will be April 9, 11, 15 from 6-8 PM and tryouts will be on April 16th beginning at 3:30.

Looking for some extra cash? Check the job board outside the Counseling Office. New positions are added frequently so keep checking as we inch ever closer to the end of the school year:

Hempstead choir members are selling World’s Finest Chocolate bars before and after school for $1.00 a piece! Stop by the choir room, A170, the Business Office or find a singer to purchase milk chocolate, dark chocolate, caramel, crisp, or almond bars!

Upcoming College Visits:
Hawkeye Community College – March 21 at 9:00am
UW Platteville – April 3 at 10:15am

Mustang Events for week of March 18-March 23 2019

WEDNESDAY –March 20 2019
Spring Wind Ticketed Events
Spring Wind Activity: Hypnotist Jim Kenaga 7pm in auditorium. Tickets $5 at the door

THURSDAY –March 21 2019
Girls Track & Field @ Washburn Invitational @ Muscatine HS 4:30pm
District Choral Festival in Moody gym – all day, concert at 6:30pm in Moody gym

FRIDAY –March 22 2019
Spring Wind Activity: Dance Marathon in North gym
Spring Wind Activity: Techno Dance 7-9pm in cafeteria

SATURDAY – March 23 2019
Boys Track & Field @ UD Indoor
Girls Track & Field @ IATC Championships @ UD 11am