Any student who did not complete the “Conditions For Learning” survey last week, please go to the library to complete it. (See Megan.) Today is the last day you can complete it.

Attention Seniors:  Any senior interested in being a graduation speaker for the class of 2021 should check their email for information from Ms Weires. Text and video of your speech must be submitted by Monday, May 17 to be considered.

Prom 2021 information: Current Hempstead 12th graders are eligible to attend Prom from 8-10pm on Saturday May 22nd. 12th graders are eligible to bring a guest to this dance. A guest request form must be completed (please see announcements about Prom guest request form). Tickets are $15 each. Seniors will receive a bracelet as their ticket — this is their ticket to enter the dance. If a student loses their bracelet/ticket, he/she will have to purchase a new one at the door that night. Prom tickets will be sold from Mon. 5/17–Fri. 5/21 AT NOON. Students (& guests) will need to have a current, valid form of ID (school or driver’s license).

Hey Seniors: Are you planning on bringing a guest to Prom 2021? You need to fill out a Prom Guest Request form. YOU NEED TO COMPLETE THIS FORM IF YOU ARE BRINGING A GUEST WHO ISN’T A FELLOW HEMPSTEAD SENIOR! That means you need to fill out a form if you are bringing a guest who is a non-Hempstead guest; that means you need to fill out a form if you are bringing a guest who is a current Hempstead junior…sophomore….or freshman. All forms are due on Wed. May 19 to Mandy in the AP’s office. If you fail to complete this important step, your guest will not be permitted to Prom 2021.

ICN (Iowa Communications Network) is searching for Broadband Ambassadors for the Statewide Youth Broadband Advisory Council (SYBAC). Any students entering grades 10-12 for the 2021-22 school year and interested in technology can apply. There are monthly meetings by video conference. Students must submit a membership application and have a teacher complete a recommendation form. Stop in the library and talk with Megan for more information.

On Thursday, May 13th, the Octagon Club will have their last meeting of the year. At this meeting, we will choose officers for next school year. We hope you think about running for a position, and we can’t wait to see you all! The meeting will be at 2:30 in Room C122- Ms. Houselog’s room.

Below you will find the link to vote for 2021-2022 Executive Council. You will notice there is only on contested position requiring a vote. You are allowed ONE vote and you must be a Hempstead student/staff member in order for your vote to count. Voting closes Friday, May 7th at 2:30. Results will be available on Monday, May 10th.

Are you looking for some new books to read over summer break? During the week of May 3rd, bring in gently used fiction/non-fiction books for the Hempstead student book swap. Come back May 10-14 and choose some new-to-you books! For more information, see Mrs. Houselog in the library.

Students: would you like to win a free DQ blizzard a week throughout the school year AND a $50 gift certificate? All you have to do is design the next Hempstead High School gas pump for the Kwik Stop on Pennsylvania Ave. The design must be 3’ x 2’. Entries must be turned in to the Activities Office by May 28th.

Seniors! Prom will be held Saturday, May 22nd from 8-10pm in the courtyard. Hempstead has a large selection of prom gowns that are available for free! If you are in need of a FREE prom gown, stop by the Counseling Office to make a confidential appointment. Most of the gowns are brand new with tags, in a wide variety of sizes.

Mustang Events for week of May 3 – May 8

FRIDAY – May 7
Girls Soccer @ Cedar Rapids Kennedy @ Coe College 5:45pm
Boys Soccer vs. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 4:15pm on Timmerman Field
AP Exams

Boys Soccer @ Muscatine Tournament 9am