Announcements

Friday, December 3

Octagon Club meeting for officers and all members next Tuesday, December 7 in Room C122 (Houselog’s) from 2:25 to 3:00.

The Dubuque Area Labor-Management Council announces their scholarship program is now opened. One application will be for those pursuing a skilled trade as their career path and is referred to the Skilled Trade Scholarship. The Education Scholarship will focus on students interested in pursuing a two- or four-year degree. Each scholarship is $1,000 to be used for post-secondary education, and up to seventeen scholarships will be awarded. Skilled Trade and Education Scholarship applications are on the DALMC website for electronic submission or can be downloaded at www.dalmc.com . The guidelines are also posted on the website. Applications are due by March 11, 2022. Contact Carlos in the counseling office for more information.

Boys Track & Field open gyms: January 9-16-23-30 and February 6-13 from 10:30am-12n in North gym. Questions? See Coach Ressler.

Juniors/Seniors, are you interested in being on prom committee? Please talk to Mandy in the AP Office if interested!

The Hempstead Book Club will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, December 21 from 2:30-3pm in the library. Please swing by the library to grab your FREE book today!

The next Hempstead Library Make It @ Home activity bag will go out on Wednesday, December 15. Stop by the library right away to get your bag as quantities are limited. Kit will include everything you need to make your own wood slice ornament!

Attention JUNIORS – ALL 11th-grade students will have the opportunity to take one of these FREE postsecondary exams:
ACT – ALEKS / ACCUPLACER – ASVAB
Why is this important? Taking a postsecondary exam is an important checkpoint for ALL students as they plan for life after high school. Students will also have a chance to explore options that exist after high school by visiting with area businesses and colleges at the conclusion of their exam. Learn more about the event and the exams at www.dbqschools.org/pave-the-way.
REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS REQUIRED and will be accepted through Wednesday, Dec. 22.

Hempstead High School Badminton Club meets every Wednesday from 5-6pm in the North Gym.
All are welcome! Equipment is provided. It’s a fun opportunity to join a club, play badminton and have fun!
Contact Mr. Roos with any questions in room C224 or aroos@dbqschools.org

Boys Soccer Open Gym dates: December 7, 14, 21, 28. 6:30-9:30pm in North Gym.

Do you have a parking permit but park in the back of the lot? Maybe you don’t have a parking permit to park in the lot but still drive to school. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a spot close to the door? You can, if you receive a pride pass and drop it in the gold box that says ‘parking pass’ in the Business Office (and has a little car on top). If your name is picked, you can park in a designated parking spot that is close to the door for a week.

The Polar Bear Club Season has begun. All students and staff are invited to join our winter running/jogging/walking club that meets every Tuesday and Thursday from now until March 1st. Participants can run as far, as short, as fast, as slow as they want. To join, you do not have to attend every time, come when you can. Dress according to the weather and meet inside the event entrance by 2:35. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Duccini or Mrs. Noel.

Health Office reminders: Do not come to school ill. Do not come to school if you have a Covid test pending. The health office will need to see proof of your negative Covid test before you return to school.

Attention Seniors!
*CPR is required for all Seniors to graduate. If you are in a Wellness class first or second semester you will complete this CPR CANVAS online course during your Wellness class………… so this message is not for you!

If you are exempt from Wellness, you are enrolled in an 8th period CPR CANVAS online course to be completed ASAP or by end of 1st semester. You must download and view the Power Point in another window. After viewing Power Point, you will have only 2 attempts to pass the open book (open Power Point) CPR quiz at 80% or better. This course should take you about an hour. After you pass the online quiz, Coach Weber will check you off the CPR graduation list.

If you are already CPR certified or a lifeguard, please take your current (2 years) CPR card to Kelly in the Registrar’s office to get checked off. You do not have to complete the online CPR course.

If you have questions email Coach Weber: kaweber@dbqschools.org

Mustang Events for week of November 29-December 4 

THURSDAY – December 2
Freshman Boys Basketball vs. Cedar Rapids Jefferson 5:30pm
Girls JV2 Basketball @ Cedar Rapids Jefferson 4:15pm
Wrestling @ Cedar Rapids Kennedy 6:15pm

FRIDAY – December 3
Girls Basketball vs Cedar Falls 6pm
Bowling @ Iowa City City @ Colonial Lanes 3:15pm
Wrestling @ Invitational @ Coralville Xstream

SATURDAY – December 4
NEIBA Music Festival – Oelwein HS
Boys Basketball vs Clinton 2pm
Freshman Boys Basketball vs Wahlert 10am
Wrestling @ Invitational @ Coralville Xstream