A few reminders from the health office:
If you are ill, stay home.
You will be sent home from school with a fever of 100.4, and may not return until you are fever free for 24 hours without taking tylenol or ibuprofen.
If you cough or sneeze, do so into your elbow, not your hand.
Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water, for 20 seconds. This is better than using hand sanitizer. If there is no sink available, hand sanitizer is fine to use.
Germs enter our bodies through the mouth, nose, and eyes and can make us ill. Really try hard not to touch your face.

STUDENTS – reminder – you are not allowed to order lunch in from the area restaurants. Either bring your lunch from home or eat school lunch that is offered.This is also a good time to remind you that we want to keep everyone safe, therefore you should not open doors to let anyone in or try to deliver food. All visitors need to enter the building through the entrance by the main office. Thank you for respecting our school rules.

Participate in the Key Club 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament to raise money for Miracle League of Dubuque. It will take place Wednesday March 25, 2020 North Gym from 6-8:30pm. Please sign up with the Key Club president Aaliyah Waggoner or Vice President Natalie Onderick or with Mrs. Lange in Room D209. Cost is $2.00 per player up to five players on a team.

Over spring break, the varsity locker rooms are going to get a deep cleaning. Athletes, please remove everything from their lockers by Friday at 2:30. Do not let them use the locker room over break.

The Girls Track & Field team will be hold a steak fundraiser on Sunday March 29th from 4:30pm-7:00pm at Kalmes in St. Donatus. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased from a girls track & field member or in the activities office. Cash or check only.

It is time to start thinking about creating a new design for next year’s gas pump promotion. More details to come.

Students interested in summer CNA programming through NICC need to sign up in the counseling office. This summer NICC will be offering CNA, Intro to Nutrition, Dosage Calucation, and Medical Terminology. Seating is first come first serve with a limited number of seats available. If you are interested, please stop by the counseling office and talk with Ms. Fellenzer.

Girls soccer open gyms in Moody gym TONIGHT AND March 19 from 7pm-8:30pm.

The Hempstead Library presents the 6th annual March Madness Bracket Challenge! Stop by the library to get entered before you leave for spring break. It is free to enter and the winning bracket will receive books and donuts! See Mrs. Houselog in the library for more details!

Do you like mysteries, food and free books? Then join the Hempstead library book club! Our March book selection is #murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil. We will meet in the library to discuss the book on Tuesday, March 24 from 2:30 – 3pm. Stop by the library to get your FREE copy of the book today!

Check out the work on display by Hempstead artists at the 7th Annual Juried Dubuque High School Art Exhibit at the University of Dubuque’s Bisignano Art Gallery (inside the Heritage Center). The artists’ work will be on exhibit through Wednesday, March 18. Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 12:00- 5:00 pm. The exhibit is free and everyone is welcome! Thank you for your continued support of our Hempstead artists and the Hempstead art program.

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.

Upcoming College Visits in Counseling:
Upper Iowa – March 30th at 10:15am

Mustang Events for week of March 9-March 14 2020

THURSDAY –March 12 2020
SPRING WIND – Hempstead Hustle
SPRING WIND – Mr. Mustang 7pm in auditorium tickets $5 at the door
Girls Soccer open gym 7pm in Moody gym
Spring Play – Little Women auditions 2:30pm in auditorium

FRIDAY –March 13 2020
SPRING WIND – Assembly
SPRING WIND – Dance Marathon 9am-9pm in North gym
SPRING WIND – RAVE Dance 7-9pm in the cafeteria $5.00 at the door
Girls Track & Field @ UD Indoor

SATURDAY – March 14 2020
Boys Track & Field @ UD Indoor