Hey Hermosa Hornets!!!Here is the buzz going around our school.
8th Grade Graduation
On May 14, 2020 Hermosa will be celebrating our 8th graders with a graduation "quarantine" style. Please come join us at 2:30 in the school parking lot but remain in your vehicles. We will call each child individually and they will walk up to receive their diploma and gifts which will be hanging by their picture to avoid contact. This will be the best time to snap some pictures as well. I know this may not be the proper send-off for our hardworking 8th graders, but it's the best one we can do given our circumstances. So please come and join us as we wish this amazing class the best of luck in High School.
Great job class of 2024!!!
Temporary Closure Information
Tomorrow, May 14th, will be our final drop-off of school work. Please bring all borrowed band instruments, recorders, computers, library books, text-books, and completed homework. There will be items to pick-up for some students. We will be handing out perfect attendance awards, possible music awards, 1st graders get a tree to plant and other small items are possible. The drop-off will be from 6:30 am to 2 pm. Please use the student pick-up system. After you drop off homework, we will direct you where to go to turn in computers. 8th-grade graduation will be at 2:30 pm. Only family members will get to park in the parking lot after 2 pm. I will send out more information to 8th graders a little later tonight. Please check your homes for all the items that need to be returned. Report cards will be sent later in May or early June. Feel free to email me any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you all for the patience and hard work during this situation. Everyone at school would like to wish our families a very restful summer. Everyone deserves it! We have begun to plan for the fall and what that will look like. We will keep our families informed as we figure out what our best and safest route is.
Lastly, please encourage your students to READ, READ, AND READ some more over the summer.
Expectations During Closure:
Students are expected to complete the assignments and distant learning opportunities teachers are providing. The assignments will be ongoing through the school closure. Learning is too important to stop. If students do not participate, they will be required to do summer school and possibly even be retained.
The Hermosa school has been delivering meals to designated drop-off sites in our district. If you are in need of breakfasts and lunches for your students and haven’t been receiving them, please email me and let me know. Or, let your student’s teacher know and they will tell me. We want to make sure every student that needs a meal gets a meal. Lori.email@example.com
Renewed Lunch Schedule - Lunchtime Solutions Inc. and Hermosa School will be distributing free ‘grab & go’ breakfasts and lunches to any of our students (JK-12th grade) that would like meals. The plan is to have dropped off points at Hermosa School – at the walking door at 11:30 am, Fairburn at the old school at 11:30 am and Prairie Winds at 11:00 am, R U Mobil at 11:15 am, Walnut Grove at 11:30 am, Ferguson Development at 11:45 am. We will wait 10-15 minutes at each pick-up point to distribute meals. Students will get breakfast and lunch each day. Please understand that adjustments may need to be made as we find the best way to do this for our students.
The Black Hills middle school athletic directors have decided to cancel MS track for the year. Even if school resumes on May 4th, there just wouldn’t be time to get any meets in safely by the end of the year. Although it was a tough decision, we feel it is best for the health and safety of all students.
Thanks! Any questions, email Casey.firstname.lastname@example.org
Hermosa School Family Fun Night/Soup and Sweets is postponed and so is the raffle. We will let you know as soon as possible when all is rescheduled for. We still have tickets available for the raffle.
The 3rd Grade Class received this letter:
22 April 2020
Dear 3rd Graders from the Hermosa School,
Today I received all your letters, I took the time to read them all right away and enjoyed each letter and the pictures. I really appreciated all the comments about thanking me and all the soldiers for their service. It means a lot to me when people back home care about us and are proud of all the things service members do while deployed to another country. I am hoping to be back home soon so I will not be able to receive any more of your letters. But I am very excited to be back home in South Dakota and see my family, I have been gone for nine months.
My daughter is getting a new puppy so she is excited for the new dog and for me getting home. I read, in your letters, that many of you have pets so I though you would appreciate hearing about my new dog. I think she is going to name it Milley. We already have two dogs so this will make three dogs at our house.
Some of you shared your favorite color and asked what mine favorite color is. I like green, maybe because everything I wear in the Army is green. Unfortunately there is not much for green colors in Iraq, there is no green grass all desert sands. I am very excited to see my green lawn, I might just take a nap in my back yard when I get home.
Thanks again for all the letters and good luck with the rest of your school year.
Command Sergeant Major Eric Jennings
United States Army
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM ON THEIR CHAMPIONSHIP WIN AT THE CARTWRIGHT TOURNAMENT IN LEAD!!
Our para, Miranda Scull Grabbed 350.00 at the Rush Game Friday night for Hermosa School During the RUSH FOR CASH NIGHT for area schools! Thanks, Miranda! Great Grab!!!!
March 19th—5-7 Soup and Sweets and Family Fun Night Postponed
March 24th-26th Kindergarten Roundup Postponed
April 18- 8:00 – 12:00 – Day of Excellence Band Contest
May 14- 2:00 and 7:00 – Pops Concert
The Teammates Mentoring Program is a new program in the Custer School District to pair up students with adult mentors in the community. The students will be able to interact with and spend time with their Mentor as a program to develop lifelong skills and relationships that build a stronger student and community.
This link will take you to the TEAMMATES Website for more information.
Please contact the office if you are interested in becoming a mentor.
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The mission of the Hermosa School is to educate children through a collaborative effort among staff, students, parents, and the community. We are committed to provide opportunities for students to be well-rounded, self-directed, life-long learners in an ever changing world.