Monday, October 7, 2019
School Calendar
Dates to Remember

10/10  End of First Quarter
10/11  NO SCHOOL, Faculty PLC Day
10/14  Second Quarter Begins
10/21  Board of Education Meeting 
10/23 & 10/24  Parent Teacher Conferences   
10/23  Hallsville High School Financial Aid Night 
10/24 NO SCHOOL, Faculty PLC Day   
10/25  NO SCHOOL
10/28  MU’s First Impact: Teen Driving Event.  
10/31 Halloween Parade & Party:
Primary 12:30 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Intermediate: 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
11/1   NO SCHOOL, Faculty PLC Day

The school calendar in its entirety can be viewed on the school website or in the free Hallsville Schools' app available in Google Play and the iTunes Store .
Homecoming Week Recap
Coming Home to Indian Nation 

Last week was Hallsville’s 11th annual Homecoming, and students across the district participated in student dress up days, the parade, bonfire, powder puff football, student pep rally, and attended the football game on Friday night. Congratulations to the Class of 2020 for being the grade-level winners during Homecoming week.  

Our 2019 Homecoming Queen and King, Jade Melton and Jese Ortiz, were crowned during the halftime coronation ceremony. Our Hallsville Indians played their hearts out but lost to the Blair Oak Falcons 35-0.  
Parent Teacher Conferences
October 23 & 24

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, October 23 and Thursday, October 24 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Your child's school office will be contacting you regarding scheduling.  

Hallsville Primary teachers will soon send emails to parents to schedule a time to meet for approximately 15-minute intervals. Progress reports will be sent home before these dates so parents will have a chance to look them over prior to meeting with teachers. 

The Intermediate School is once again using SignUp Genius to schedule conferences. Sign-Up links:  

Hallsville Middle School will schedule conferences by grade level. You will soon receive an email from a teacher in your child's grade who will organize the time and location for your middle school conferences. For non core classes you can stop by and talk to the teachers without an appointment.

Hallsville High School will have open conferences in the secondary cafeteria both nights. Teachers will be stationed at tables around the cafeteria and parents will have the opportunity to visit with core and non core teachers. For HHS seniors and parents, don’t forget to attend the Financial Aid Night on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in the HHS North gym.  

All families and grade levels are highly encouraged to attend fall conferences!
Coach K & Hallsville Baseball Program
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 

Coach Barry Koeneke and the Hallsville Baseball Program were recently selected for induction into the Class of 2019 Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Coach K will enter his 45th season as the head coach of the Hallsville High School Baseball Program in the spring of 2020 and will do so with 1,157 games coached and a 684-473 record. His teams have reached eight final fours, captured three state championships (1987, 2004, 2005) and 15 district titles. 

“Coach Koeneke has touched the lives of over a thousand players during his illustrious career,” states Activities Director, Brad Blakemore. “Greatness is not only measured by wins and losses on the field but also the life lessons he continues to provide to so many young men. Coach ‘BK’ teaches a love for the game of baseball that continues to be passed down to future generations within the Hallsville community. This enshrinement is a fitting tribute for both the Coach and everyone associated with the Hallsville Baseball Program.”  

The Hall of Fame’s Enshrinement in Columbia will take place Sunday, November 3 at 1:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Executive Center following a noon reception. Former players, alumni, community members, and baseball fans that are interested in attending, please email .  
Chamber Annual Honors
Educator, Citizen, & Business of the Year

The Hallsville Area Chamber of Commerce is again seeking nominations for the 2019 Educator of the Year. If you are interested in nominating a teacher from our District who displays dedication, motivation, enthusiasm, and commitment, please see the form posted on Peachjar.   You can also email your nomination to Hanna Rustemeyer, Chamber Secretary, at

To nominate a Business or Citizen of the year, please click here for nomination forms.  All nominations are due by October 25! 
MATC Student of the Month
HHS Junior, Hudson Grant

HHS junior, Hudson Grant , was recently selected as the Moberly Area Technical Center Program Student of the Month for September. Hudson was selected as the student of the month for the Architectural and Engineering Design Program. This program prepares students for work in the fields related to architecture and construction. During the program, students are introduced to architectural drafting through sketching techniques, and then receive extensive training in computer-aided drafting and Building Information Modeling (BIM) using AutoCAD and Revit (BIM) software. Congratulations Hudson! 
HHS Counseling 
Stay up to date on ACT, Scholarships, and more

HHS Counselors Kellie Austene and Matt Boyer have created an “ H-Town Counselor News ” Facebook page to assist parents and students in navigating the path to college and career. Follow their page for weekly updates on ACT deadlines, FASFA information, and enrolling in dual credit courses.

The HHS Counseling Office is also hosting a Hallsville Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, October 23 from 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. in the North Gym during Parent Teacher Conferences. Moberly Area Community College Amy Hagar, Financial Aid Director, will present on financial aid information, scholarships, and navigating the FASFA application. Seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend this event. 
MU’s First Impact
Preparing Teen Drivers

On Monday, October 28, we invite all parents and teen drivers to participate in The University of Missouri’s School of Medicine “First Impact: Preparing Teen Drivers for the Road" event from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the Intermediate Commons.  You can watch an overview of the program below and register for the program here .  
First Impact is an evidence-based traffic safety program that educates parents about Missouri’s Graduated Driver License (GDL) law. The goal of First Impact is to reduce the number of motor vehicle fatalities, injuries and crashes among teen drivers by increasing parental awareness and enforcement of GDL law. The event is open to all parents and students, however, it is tailored to teens ages 14-19 years of age.  
Primary students film KOMU Pledge
Red, White, & Blue

KOMU made an annual visit to film Hallsville Primary students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance for the morning TV segment entitled "The Daily Pledge." You can see the entire KOMU Pledge calendar on their website.

Go to KOMU’s Daily Pledge and click on "Daily Pledge On-Air Calendar" to see when your child's classroom is scheduled to air. Most primary classrooms are set to air in March. As a reminder, these segments will air in the morning between 6:30 and 7:00 a.m. during KOMU 8 News Today. In addition, the pledges will all be archived on the website link above on the day of air so that they may be shared with friends and family. 
School & Community Events
Be Involved!
Hallsville Youth Opportunities & Events

Are you interested in joining the Hallsville Go-Getters 4-H Club or Clover Kids? Come out to the Hallsville Fairgrounds today, Monday, October 7, at 6:30 p.m. to learn more.  

Hallsville 4-H is open to students ages 8-18. Students must be 8 years of age by January 1, 2020. Clover Kids is open to students ages 5-7. 

Registration and an Open House are now scheduled for the Hallsville Kids Club Youth Wrestling program! This program is open to students 9 years and older, or with coach approval based on previous experience. An open house and registration event is scheduled for Sunday, November 3 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. This is a great way for students to become involved and make a smooth transition to the new HMS Wrestling team in 7th grade. 

Students in grades 1-6 who are interested in joining Upward Sports can now register for the basketball and cheerleading season that begins in January! Partial scholarships may be available. You can learn more and register here .   

All Boone county middle and high school students can enter the “Look Around Boone: 2nd Annual Creative Contest” by creating visual and performing arts educating students about mental health.  Look Around Boone is a community collaborative working to reduce mental health stigma while encouraging Boone County youth, adults and families to address social, emotional and behavioral concerns by accessing supportive services.  

Join The Food Bank of Central & Northeast Missouri for their bi-monthly “Kids Helping Kids Day” on Saturday, October 19. This event allows children as young as 4 to volunteer and make a difference in their community. Sessions include a visit from Buddy the Backpack and a tour of the Warehouse. Sign up here .

Children ages 9 and older are welcome to serve anytime with a parent/guardian. Kids Helping Kids Days allow children ages 4-12 to serve along with parents/guardians. A ratio of 1 adult per 2 children is preferred. 

Join the Orr Street Studios for their Second Saturdays for Kids! On Saturday, October 12, kids ages 5-15 can journey into space and explore art, music, and more. This event is free to the community.  


All events listed above can be viewed on Peachjar by clicking the purple event title.  You can view all Peachjar flyers here or by individual building here.

If you would like your community event or student club posted on Peachjar and on the ENews, please email .
Upcoming Events
Community Events & Resources

The Hallsville Park Board presents the 4th Annual Trick or Treat in the Park on Saturday, October 26th. The event kicks off at 4:30 p.m., with a costume contest at 5:00 p.m. A new event for the year is a pre-carved pumpkin contest! Come and enjoy the fun with games, cake walk, hot dogs, and more! 

Join local Hallsville families as they Step Up for Down Syndrome on Sunday, October 20.  

You can visit the Bookmobile on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month at City Hall from 1:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. You can also reserve and pick-up books from the Locker’s To-Go located at Prengers.  

The Hallsville Food Pantry takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Hallsville Baptist Church. Food is provided at no cost for families in need. Please see the above link for what to bring. Dates for each month are also posted on the district’s calendar which can be found online here or on the app! 

You can view all Peachjar flyers here or by individual building here.

If you would like your community event or student club posted on Peachjar and on the ENews, please email .
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Hallsville, MO 65255

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