Thursday, September 29, 2022

Engineering & Technology Careers Program:
This program will provide students with information about careers in many types of engineering, answer questions you may have regarding the profession, and allow you to participate in hands-on activities demonstrating engineering principles. Explorers will be introduced to engineers at John Deere and learn about engineering concepts including Product Design and Testing, Manufacturing, Virtual Reality, and Engineering Mathematics.
Please see Mr. Pittman in the counseling office for more information.

Important Senior Information:
Iowa College Application Week is coming up! October 3rd-6th there will be activities and prizes throughout the week.
FAFSA/Financial Aid Night is Tuesday, October 4 at 6:30pm in the Hempstead Auditorium. Juniors/Seniors and parents can learn about financial aid applications
College Application Day is Thursday, October 6 from 8am-12pm in the Hempstead Visitor Entrance Lobby – Seniors only
Follow the Counseling Office social media pages for more information!

Students, please remember to wear your lanyard/ID each day and be sure it’s visible around your neck.

Picture Retakes will be Monday, October 3rd from 7:15-2:30 in the Event Entrance Atrium. Be sure to get your picture taken if you didn’t when Lifetouch was here earlier this year.

Students, explore these career paths: Auto/Diesel, Construction, Education, Health, Technology, Welding. Students and parents are invited meet district, college and career staff available as resources for students to learn about specific career opportunities. Pizza and refreshments will be served. These FREE events will take place Wednesday, October 5 at Hempstead High School from 5:15-7:30pm and at Senior High School on Wednesday, October 12 from 5:15-7:30pm. Sign up at or speak with Carlos in the Counseling Office.

JUNIORS: If you are interested in taking the PSAT/NMSQT on Wednesday, October 12, registration will begin on Monday, September 26. You may register to take the test and pay your fee in the business office. The cost to take the test is $18. When you register, you will receive the Student Bulletin with important information, tips for test preparation, NMSC scholarship programs and a practice test. The registration deadline is Monday, October 10.

Now is your chance to join Hempstead’s Literary Society! What is Lit. Society you might be wondering?? It is Hempstead’s own book club! Stop by the library to grab a FREE copy of October’s book, All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. We will meet for a discussion during Support Time on October 12. For more information, please see Mrs. Hunt in the English department or Mrs. Houselog in the library.

Senior Picture Deadline: The deadline to submit a senior picture for the yearbook is Wednesday, November 30, 2022. We cannot guarantee that any picture submitted after this date will be printed in the yearbook. To submit your portrait, send a JPEG picture file with your name in the subject line to Ms. Blosch at You will receive a confirmation email after the photo is received. If you don’t receive a confirmation email within a few days of sending your photo, we did not receive your photo. Please try again or contact Ms. Blosch.

Open Gym for ALL students will take place on Tuesdays (2:30-3:30pm) thru October 25th in North Gym. All boys and girls are welcome to attend!

Boys’ Basketball will have Open Gym on Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30pm and Thursdays 2:30-3:30pm thru mid-October.

Homecoming is on Saturday, October 15th. Do you need a dress? Stop by the Hempstead Counseling Office to confidentially check out the many, many free gowns available for you to take!


Upcoming College Visits in Counseling:
Hamline University – TODAY – Thursday, September 29 at 8:25am
NICC – Tuesday, October 4 at 8:20am
Loras College – Thursday, October 12 at 9:15am
Central College – Wednesday, October 19 at 8:25am
University of Iowa – Wednesday, October 19 at 9:10am
Kirkwood Community College – Monday, October 24 at 8:20am
Drake University – Monday, October 24 at 9am
Hawkeye Community College – Tuesday, November 8 at 8:25am
UNI – Wednesday, November 9 at 9:15am


Mustang Events for week of September 26-October 1

THURSDAY – September 29
Volleyball @ Senior 5:30pm
V Golf @ County Meet #1 1pm @ DG&CC
JV Golf @ County Meet #1 2:30pm @ DG &CC
Swim & Dive vs Waterloo 6pm @ DCSD AC
Special Olympics Bowling @ Cherry Lanes

FRIDAY – September 30
Varsity & Freshman Football @ Muscatine 5pm

SATURDAY – October 1
Cross Country @ Wartburg College