Period 1: 9:35 – 10:02 (27)
Period 2: 10:07 – 10:35 (27)
Period 3: 10:40 – 11:07 (27)
Period 4: 11:12 – 11:39 (27)
Period 5: 11:39 – 1:17 (98)
Period 6: 1:22 – 1:49 (27)
Period 7: 1:54 – 2:20 (26)

Conferences are this week:
TODAY 2:45-5:30pm in North Gym
Wednesday, Feb. 19th 2:45-8pm in North Gym
Thursday, Feb. 20th 7am-Noon (with teachers in classrooms by appointment – contact individual teachers)

The HHS Debate Team has two teams qualified to compete for the National Debate Title in Public Forum Debate in Albuquerque, New Mexico in June 2020. Our two teams will represent all of Eastern Iowa and are considered two of the top four in the state! Congratulations to Blake Hohmann, Bryan Keck, Kunal Chugh and Sameer Faruquee!

Congratulations to the wrestling team for a great season and special congratulations to the individuals who qualified for the State meet later this week. Good luck Adler Kramer, Ben Faber, Alex Hudson and Cayden Lovett.

The Hempstead SSF Organization will be given $4,000 annually from the Morgridge Family Foundation to grant money to Hempstead staff, students, clubs, and organizations to enhance learning opportunities and build community at Hempstead High School. The organization will focus on the following areas:
· To assist clubs, sports, and other activities
· To support activities that will promote 21st century skills
· To support mental/brain health programming and meeting basic student needs
Applications are available in the counselors’ office and are due by March 31. Grants will range in amount with a maximum of $2,000, most grants will range in the $400 – $500 amount. If you have questions please contact Ms. Nemmers in the Counseling Office. Any student can apply and student applicant names will be kept confidential.

Attention Seniors; Jostens will be here on Friday February 28th during lunches in the cafeteria. Please note that your order must be paid in full prior to picking up your items. Cash or Money orders are the only forms of payments accepted at lunch. If you would like to pay by credit card please call 1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367). Any questions? Please call 1-800-JOSTENS

Seniors, please remember to turn in your Consideration Sheet if you would like to apply for the various Hempstead scholarships that will be awarded this spring. Forms are available in the Counseling Office and are due on Wednesday, March 4th. Also, don’t forget to check the website for additional scholarships.

Course registration for next school year closes Friday, February 21st.

Counselors are meeting with all eleventh grade student to double check class requests as well as begin discussions for post-secondary planning.

Dance Marathon Packets are due to Jayne in the Business Office today.

Are you tired of walking in the cold every morning? Enter the Senior Senate random game of chance for the opportunity to win a premiere parking spot for the entire month of March. Even those without parking passes can enter to win. Visit the exec room to enter. All proceeds will go to Hempstead’s dance marathon.

Girls golf meeting Wed. Feb. 26 in the Fitness Room at 2:20pm. If you are interested in joining the golf team this season please be at the meeting or see Coach Weber. Experience not needed. First practice is March 23rd. Please check with Wanda if you need to take concussion test and get your physical. See you Feb. 26!

Key Club Member Seniors If you are an Active International Key Club member, you should pick up and apply for the Kiwanis Club of Dubuque Janel Geisert Memorial Scholarship. There are two $1,000 scholarships available. Deadline to submit requested items are due by February 29, 2020. Please see Mrs. Lange in D209 or Mrs. Belle in D215 for information and an application.

Upcoming College Visits in Counseling:
UW Platteville – Feb 25 at 8:30am
Western Illinois – Feb 25 at 9:15

Mustang Events for week of February 17-February 22 2020

TUESDAY –February 18 2020
Bowling-State Qualifier @ Creslanes 10am
Boys Basketball vs Cedar Falls 6pm in Moody gym-Senior Recognition
Conferences 2:45-5:30pm in North gym

WEDNESDAY –February 19 2020
Girls Basketball Regional vs Davenport Central 7pm in Moody gym
Conferences 2:45pm-8pm in North gym

THURSDAY –February 20 2020
Boys Basketball @ Iowa City City 6pm
State Wrestling-Wells Fargo Arena-Des Moines
Conferences – 7am-noon in classrooms by appointment

FRIDAY –February 21 2020
State Wrestling-Wells Fargo Arena-Des Moines
No School

SATURDAY – February 22 2020
State Wrestling-Wells Fargo Arena-Des Moines