It was “Back to School” week at Heartland following Christmas break and students and teachers hit the ground running. On Monday, the teachers and administrators met to discuss student achievement data to see where things were going well and where improvements could be made. When asked about the results of the day, Superintendent Best had the following to say; “Our teachers divided themselves into teams that looked at the student data in the areas of state testing, the ACT test, and the internal progress monitoring of reading, math, and science data at all grade levels. We are excited to see that our students are doing very well in all areas when compared to other schools across the state and nationally, as well. The teachers always look for ways to improve and will continue to focus on instruction, making sure that we use testing results to tweak that instruction, and look for ways to continue to challenge those students that excel beyond specific feedback that we can gain from the assessments.
We have great personnel working with students at school, parents who are involved with their child’s education, and a supportive community to put all of these practices into place. We can see the evidence of how working together makes a difference in a child’s learning, yet we don’t want to rest on that success. We are always looking for ways to get better and do the right work for students, each and every day.” GO HEARTLAND! THANKS FOR BEING AWESOME!
The students joined the staff on Tuesday for their first day back at school. Although the calendar did not look full of activities for community involvement, the students’ calendars were back to full speed. Along with a new semester of classes, many students came early to school for Jazz Band, stayed after school for Robotics and/or Basketball practice and late into the evening for Play rehearsal. Quiz Bowl students also met over the lunch hour on Wednesday. The high school Robotics team continues to prepare for their upcoming competition on Saturday, January 18 at O’Neill. We wish them luck!
On Saturday, the basketball teams competed at Cross County. The lady Huskies fell to the Cougars with a score of 31-40. The boys won their game 59-44.
(Photo credit: Cara Kroeker)
This week the Huskies will play three basketball games:
Tuesday, January 14 vs Superior @ home beginning at 4:30 pm
Thursday, January 16 vs Fillmore Central @ Geneva at 4:30 pm
Friday, January 17 vs East Butler @ Brainard at 4:00 pm
Good Luck this week, Huskies!
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