Game Club is returning! To accommodate all learners, we are going fully remote this year. If you are interested in learning and playing Dungeons & Dragons with your peers, contact Mr. Dziadosz for details and to sign up today! #cornjerkerpride
Last week I sent out an all-call discussing our concern for the number of students who are failing classes because of missing assignments or not completing their work. First of all, I want to thank all of the students who have worked so hard this week to either maintain the great grades they already have or worked hard by turning in their work or by getting help this week to bring their grades back up. We are still very early in the semester and it is never too late to improve your grades! I wanted to remind both our students and our parents that this week Progress Reports will be going out to any student who has a D or an F. We encourage students and families to be checking their grades regularly through InfoNow which can be accessed at the bottom of the district website. In addition to this week’s Progress Reports and student and parental access to InfoNow, starting next week, HAHS will also be mailing home comprehensive progress reports at the end of every week to the parents of students who have an F in any of their classes. The comprehensive report will show the grades for each of the student’s classes as well as all of their points for assignments and any missing assignments or work up until that point. We hope that this will add an additional layer of support and communication for our students and parents as we work together to make sure all of our students are passing and graduate on time. Again, we always encourage students (whether in-person students or remote learning students) who are struggling or in need of additional help to please be in continual contact with your teachers. Teachers are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday during remote learning time from 1:00-3:50 pm and they are available on Wednesday from 8:00-3:50. Both in-person and remote learning students have the ability to set up appointments with teachers during these times to come in for one on one instruction, set up a phone call, or to set up a virtual meeting through Google Meets. The high school staff is here for you to help you in any way they can to help all of our students to be successful. #CornjerkerPride
This is just a reminder that next Friday, September 18th progress reports will be mailed home to any student who has a D or F in any of their classes. As we have progressed through the first weeks of school, staff have noticed that many students have missing assignments or are not completing their work. Please remember students are accountable for the work they turn in and all of their grades in class. Students who fail classes will not be gaining the credits they need and could risk no longer being on track to graduate with the rest of their class. We encourage students and families to be checking their grades regularly through InfoNow which can be accessed at the bottom of the district website. We also encourage students (whether in-person students or remote learning students) who are struggling or in need of additional help to please be in continual contact with your teachers. Teachers are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday during remote learning time from 1:00-3:50 pm and they are available on Wednesday from 8:00-3:50. Both in-person and remote learning students have the ability to set up appointments with teachers during these times to come in for one on one instruction, set up a phone call, or to set up a virtual meeting through Google Meets. The high school staff is here for you to help you in any way they can to help all of our students to be successful. #CornjerkerPride
Seniors of 2020 the Yearbooks are here! Please come to pick yours up under the awning from 10AM to 12PM and 1PM to 3:30PM on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. If you wish to purchase one, it is $50. Otherwise you may get yours on Wednesdays thereafter. #CornjerkerPride
Seniors: Now is the time to get your Senior Portrait taken! As soon as you have one please email a Vertical pose to Mrs. Kachmar at firstname.lastname@example.org and or bring Mrs. Kachmar a copy. No cell phone selfies please! Also start picking out your baby/younger photos for your Senior Video and get it to me as well. I will need those by April 9, 2021. Students: The Yearbooks are here! If you didn't pre purchase one you may buy one for $50 anytime after school or on Wednesdays from Mrs. Kachmar in room 23.
HAHS Picture Day Students this is just a reminder that Picture Day is tomorrow. In an effort to be as paperless as possible, students and parents are encouraged to register online. Papers were sent home with students and there is also a link available on the school website. As a reminder, Remote Learning students are allowed to come to school between 12:30-3:00 after the in-person learners have left for the day to be able to come and get their pictures. Remote Learning students will still be screened before being able to enter to get their picture and will be required to wear a mask to enter the school. #CornjerkerPride
This is a reminder that tomorrow is the first day of school for both our in-person and our remote learners. For our in-person learners, the doors open at 7:50 am and classes begin at 8:20 am. When students arrive at school they will be screened and then will be given the opportunity to get breakfast. From there, they will be directed to their Homeroom 1st Hour Class. Students will be in school till 12:20 pm. Once dismissed, students will grab their sack lunch and leave school. Students needing to ride the bus will report to the library where they will eat and wait for the buses which will leave at 12:40 pm. For our remote learning students, students need to report to school at some point between 1:00-4:00 pm. Once here, students will be screened and then directed to the office where they will get their chromebook and sign any needed paperwork. They will then go to meet their teachers and to get signed up for their Google classrooms and ask them any questions they have. For all students, please remember that in order to receive your chromebook and charger, you must not have any outstanding charges or fees from previous years. If you do, those will have to be paid at the HS office before you receive your chromebook and charger for this year. #CornjerkerPride
Attention Remote Learners: If you plan to utilize the district's weekly lunch/breakfast pickup please email email@example.com the following information. Names of children receiving meals and which pickup location you will use. Hoopeston High School, East Lynn Fire Station, Wellington Post office or Rankin Lion's Club. Pick up time will be Wednesday evenings 5-6 pm.
As a reminder, the HAHS Link Crew has set up times for students to be able to come and tour our building to find their locker and see where all their classes are. Please use the first letter of your student’s last name in order to find out which time slot you are allowed to come. Masks will be required and social distancing guidelines will be followed to the greatest extent possible. For the tours, the student may only bring one parent/guardian with them. Monday, August 18th A-B 4:00-4:25 C-D 4:30-4:55 E-H 5:00-5:25 I-L 5:30-5:55 Tuesday, August 19th M-R 4:00-4:25 S-T 4:30-4:55 U-Z 5:00-5:25 Any Freshman that could not make their scheduled time: 5:30-6:00
HAHS families: The district will be providing lunches for remote learners once school begins. The Hoopeston pick up location will be located behind the MS/HS complex this year. All other pick up locations will remain the same. Lunch pick up will occur on Wednesday evenings. You will pick up once for the entire week. The first pick up will occur on Wednesday, August 19th. (Times will be shared later.) If you plan to utilize this service, please email Tina at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you! #CornjerkerPride
An Important Message For HAHS Remote Learners: Students choosing to remote learn for the first semester at HAHS, please plan on coming to HAHS on Thursday, August 20th at some point between 1:00-4:00 pm. During this time, students will pick up their Chromebooks, charger, and sign the necessary paperwork. Students will be able to get help logging in to the school apps and their Google Classrooms. Also, students can ask questions about remote learning and meet their teachers to get individual class information and get their Google Classroom codes. Students are free to leave whenever they are done with getting their materials and login info. Please note that masks with be required and social distancing procedures will be followed to the greatest extent possible. Please note that in order to limit the number of people in the buildings, we are only allowing students who are remote learning to enter the building during that time.
REMINDER: Today is the last day for online registration for the fall. If you have not yet registered your High School student please make sure you do so today. For people who don't have internet access, the school is open till 3:00 pm today. #CornjerkerPride
This message is for all of our incoming freshmen and their families. Unfortunately due to COVID-19 and IDPH Phase 4 guidelines, we will not be able to have our normal freshmen orientation this year. Instead, we have created a freshmen orientation presentation for students and their families which is accessible on our high school website in the NEWS section. Also, our Link Crew has set up times for students to be able to come and tour our building to find their locker and see where all their classes are. Please use the first letter of your student’s last name in order to find out which time slot you are allowed to come. Masks will be required and social distancing guidelines will be followed to the greatest extent possible. For the tours, the student may only bring one parent/guardian with them. Monday, August 17th A-B 4:00-4:25 C-D 4:30-4:55 E-H 5:00-5:25 I-L 5:30-5:55 Tuesday, August 18th M-R 4:00-4:25 S-T 4:30-4:55 U-Z 5:00-5:25 Any Freshman that could not make their scheduled time: 5:30-6:00 Freshmen Orientation Video Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16hhfQSS0e4NJ-ODv4BY_DU5AloJInbvb/view?usp=sharing
2020/21 Hoopeston Area High School Return To Learn Plan https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nbydWwZhuyN757o0JxF9Iw3OGlYsU_kpr7SSNchmSGs/edit?usp=sharing
Reminder: Sports physicals at Charlotte Ann tomorrow from 1-4pm. Please call to set up time at 217-283-5644.
2020 Graduates: For those of you who haven't already done so, you a free to pick up your graduation cap, tassel, and cords at the high school office during normal school office hours.
From HAHS Volleyball Coach Brad Jones: There will be an informational meeting concerning high school volleyball this Sunday July 19 at 112 Coffee and Wine in Hoopeston. There will be two meetings: a players meeting at 4pm, followed by a parents meeting at 5. We will discuss contact days, practices and the upcoming season. Coach Jones and Coach Boyer will be there to answer your questions. We welcome anyone that is contemplating playing high school volleyball to attend. #CornjerkerPride
Graduation Update Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, in-person graduation for the class of 2020 was postponed to August 2nd. While a parade and virtual graduation were held in May, it was the hope that improved conditions would allow for in-person graduation to take place to honor our graduating seniors in the Class of 2020 with a traditional commencement ceremony. Unfortunately, due to the continuing concerns around COVID-19 and following Phase 4 guidance which prohibits the gathering of more than 50 people at a time, Hoopeston Area High School must cancel the planned makeup ceremony on August 2nd and no additional makeup date will be set. We can’t thank the Class of 2020 enough for all that they have done for our school and community and we wish them nothing but the best in the future!
I hope everyone is having a safe and enjoyable summer! This is just a quick note to let our students and staff know that the Illinois State Board of Education along with the Illinois Health Department have now released their joint transition guidance for starting the 2020-21 school year under Phase 4 of the Governor's Restore Illinois plan. While the high school office is officially closed during the month of July, district and building staff will be working throughout the remainder of the summer to get things lined up for the start of next school year. As more information becomes available and as plans are finalized we will be sure to get that information out to our students, family, and community as quickly as possible. As always, student safety is our number one priority! Have a great rest of your summer and we can't wait to see everyone in the fall! #CornjerkerPride
All fall sport athletes that are interested in playing a sport please reach out to coaches. Their information can be found on the school website. If you have any questions please reach out to our district Athletic Director Nathan Burkowski. His email is email@example.com.
IBCA All State Academic 2019-20 Results. Congratulations Varsity Boys Basketball team. https://app.box.com/s/c2lav1lwtqvat88qkq7bniq5gv6irr47
Due to Illinois still being in Phase 3 and gatherings to be limited to no more than 10, unfortunately we will have to cancel the rescheduled date we had for prom. Due to continued uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 we will not again be rescheduling prom. Instead, we will be allowing this year’s seniors to return to join us at our prom next year. Thank you for your understanding and have a great day.
If you have not had a chance to turn in your chromebook yet, we will be open again on Monday June 1st from 9-12 and 1-3 for students to turn in their chromebooks and materials and pick up their report cards. If chromebooks and materials have not been turned in by the end of open hours on Monday, we will be sending out bills to those students who have yet to turn in their chromebooks. As a reminder, the cost of a new chromebook is $425 so please make sure you are getting them turned in if you haven’t already.
As a reminder to students we will have Chromebook, materials turn in, and report card hand out on Tuesday from 8-12 and 1-3 and Wednesday from 8-12 and 1-6. Please make sure to return Chromebooks fully charged with their charger and case, bring any books you still have out including our students with College Express books. Report cards will be handed out at this time and information about summer school will be attached to those students report cards who are behind on credits and would benefit from taking summer school. Summer school will be different this year due to Covid-19 and will be done remotely through Edginuity. #CornjerkerPride
Seniors - Your access to Hoopeston Area School District related Google accounts will be suspended by the end of May 2020. You will need to transfer any documents and files you would like to save from your student Google Drive to a personal drive before May 27,2020. You will also need to request copies of your final transcript for colleges, employment and future use through Parchment. You will need to access your Parchment account and update your email address to a personal email account before May 27, 2020.
Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation will start at 3:00pm. Click link to watch ceremony: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/hoopeston-area-high-school-hoopeston-il/evt0a09a382ec You may have to click "play" on the bottom left when it becomes available.
Seniors: Here is a link to all of the audio messages that were left by district staff for our seniors as they graduate. A special thanks to Mrs. Ankenbrand for helping to put all this together! #CornjerkerPride https://soundcloud.com/kelly-ankenbrand/hahs-graduation-2020
A special thank you to everyone that helped make today’s senior parade so amazing. Thank you to Mayor Cruisenberry, Brad Hardcastle, the Hoopeston Police and Fire Departments, and the Hoopeston Auxiliary for making this event possible. Finally, a special thank you to our seniors! You guys are awesome and I can’t wait to see all the amazing things you do in the future. As a reminder tomorrow our virtual graduation is set for 3:00 pm and will be broadcast on New Wave Channel 16 and posted on our school website. #CornjerkerPride
Freshmen/Sophomores/Juniors: All classwork must be completed and turned in no later than Wednesday, May 20th. As a reminder to students, we are giving grades for the semester. While a student's grades can not be harmed or lowered from the point of when we began the mandated closure if a student had an F in a class and did no work to increase their grades during remote learning that grade will stand. So any student who has yet to do so, please make sure you are getting in the work needed to make sure you are passing all of your classes and thus be on track to graduate.
First, as a reminder, the FFA greenhouse still has a lot of beautiful plants for sale. They are open on Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 and Saturday 9-Noon. Seniors, as a reminder the senior parade is scheduled for this Saturday at 10:00 am. Please be at the school no later than 9:30. The Hoopeston Jaycees have been kind enough to donate signs for every senior and those will be handed out at that time before leaving to start the parade from the Lorraine Theater. We ask that students all remain in their cars during this time to stay in compliance with social distancing guidelines. Also, our virtual graduation is set for this Sunday at 3:00 pm. It will be broadcast on New Wave Cable Channel 16 as well as a link will be posted on the district website for graduates and families to view. It will remain available on the site after it airs for anyone who couldn’t view it at that time. On Monday, May 18th seniors will be able to turn in any remaining books and college express textbooks they have as well as their Chromebooks from 8:00-12:00. Also, All Cap and Gowns must be turned back in at this time with no exceptions. We ask that cap and gowns are returned ironed and on a hanger to be ready for the Aug 2nd graduation ceremony. Once this is all completed, they will be able to pick up their diplomas as well as information on any scholarships or awards they may have received. Freshmen-Juniors: Chromebook return, locker cleanout, and report card hand out will be Tue May 26th from 8-Noon and 1-3 and then on Wed 8-Noon and 1-6. We ask that students make sure to return all materials and books including those students who have college express textbooks, and have their Chromebooks fully charged when they come.
Seniors: As a reminder, Graduation Caps can not be decorated. They must be returned Monday May 18th along with your graduation gown to be used for the Aug 2nd graduation and then we will be returning them to the rental company.
As a reminder: Senior Locker Clean Out and Cap and Gown pick up is Wednesday from 8:00-Noon. Seniors need to have all financial obligations paid for when picking up their caps and gowns. We will also be distributing senior yard signs during that time as well. #CornjerkerPride
Senior yard signs are done and ready for pick up and can be picked up on Wednesday from 8:00-12:00 at the HS office. #CornjerkerPride
Teacher Appreciation Week On behalf of the admin team, we wanted to take a second and say thank you to all of the teachers and staff at HAHS. This has been a very difficult and trying year to say the very least. However, each and everyone one of you has handled it so amazingly well. You continue every day to be there for our students and help them to grow and succeed during this most difficult of times. We simply can not thank you all enough for your tireless work, caring, and support for our students. We are truly blessed to work with such an outstanding group of individuals!! #CornjerkerPride
Graduation Information IMPORTANT: All seniors have been emailed individually to their school email address detailing any outstanding fees they have. Seniors must have all cap and gown fees paid and all outstanding financial obligations met in order to get their cap and gowns. Seniors can pay their fees at pick up or any time prior to that during school open hours each week. Wednesday, May 6th - Locker Clean Out and Cap and Gown pick up from 8:00-12:00. (Any seniors with College Express Books will turn them in as well at this time) Once seniors have cleaned their lockers they will receive their cap and gowns and they will get their picture taken in front of the Cornjerker Banner to be used for the virtual graduation. Any senior who doesn’t come and get their cap and gown will have their senior picture used during the virtual graduation ceremony. Seniors will have their caps and gowns for pictures with their families up until May 18th. The school banner will also be made available during school open hours for seniors and parents to come in and get pictures if they choose to. Saturday, May 16th - Senior Parade at 10:00 am (Using Sweetcorn Festival parade route) Seniors will meet at the High School in the front parking lot at 9:30 am. Seniors are to be in their cars wearing their Caps and Gowns. Students will get instructions and then HAHS Teachers will be on hand to send off the seniors as they leave via police escort for the start of the parade at the Lorraine Theater. Seniors will have the chance to be honored by the community as they travel in their cars using the Sweetcorn Festival parade route starting at the Lorraine Theater and ending at McFerran Park. Sunday, May 17th - Virtual Graduation at 3:00 pm. HAHS will be broadcasting our virtual graduation ceremony at 3:00 pm to honor the planned graduation time of our seniors. The virtual graduation will be played on New Wave Cable Channel 16 and will be posted on the district webpage for people to view. The virtual graduation will include many of the traditional graduation ceremony components such as speeches, the senior class video, acknowledgment of each graduate, and presentation of the Class of 2020. The video will be left on the district website for people to view and DVD copies of the virtual graduation will be made available to seniors in the weeks that follow. Monday, May 18th - Cap/Gown/Chromebook Turn In and Diplomas Handed Out The school will be open on Monday, May 18th from 8:00-12:00 for seniors to come and turn in their Caps/Gowns/Tassels and their Chromebooks/Chargers. When a graduate has everything turned in, they will be issued their high school diploma. HAHS staff will be putting away the Chromebooks for next year. Seniors, when you return your gown please have it ironed and on a hanger so it is ready to go for August 2nd. Gowns will be hung up on racks and individually labeled for each student to have ready for them when we convene again for our traditional graduation ceremony. Friday, July 31st - Graduation Practice at 9:00 am in the MS Gym Any senior wanting to walk in graduation will be required to attend graduation practice at 9:00 am in the MS gym to prepare for the graduation ceremony. Sunday, August 2nd - Traditional Graduation at 3:00 pm in the MS Gym On Sunday, August 2nd we will be holding our traditional graduation ceremony. More specific details will be given closer to time. Note: Seniors will not have to rent their cap and gowns a second time as we will still have them on hand.
I wanted to give everyone a few updates regarding some events and happenings. First of all, I wanted to take a second and thank all of our students who are working so very hard to stay engaged and active during our remote learning instruction. Your hard work and dedication is truly inspiring. In terms of updates, to begin with, I wanted to give everyone an update on prom. A makeup date for prom has been set for Saturday, June 13th and we were able to reserve the civic center for the event. However as we have been working to get things finalized, Governor Pritzker has extended the stay at home order through May. We will be keeping the makeup date for prom set for June 13th as we had planned. If however future orders or directives would prohibit us from having prom on that date, we will, unfortunately, have to cancel prom for this year. If this were the case, we would be extending an offer to all current seniors to join us for prom next year. The next few messages I have are for our seniors. In today’s announcements, we have shared a Senior Shout out form for every senior to fill out. This form can be found in the HS office google classroom. We are needing these forms to be filled out by this coming Friday, May 1st. Starting May 1st, we will be running a senior spotlight where we feature a handful of seniors every day that will be posted on our district website and our school social media accounts. We will be focusing on new seniors every day from May 1st through May 17th. The next thing I wanted to let our seniors know is that currently, our Cornjerker Spirit store is selling Senior yard signs. I am pleased to announce that the school district will be purchasing an individual sign for every HAHS senior. Once these signs are ready, I will send out an alert for all seniors and they can be picked up at our normal school open hours on Mon and Fri from 10:00-12:00 and Wed from 4:00-6:00. If seniors would like to purchase additional signs they can be purchased for $15. In addition to the senior signs, we will be using the money that the senior class has raised to purchase gift cards from local area businesses. These gift cards will then be distributed out to our senior class to use later in May. In terms of senior awards and scholarships, we will begin mailing those home directly to the students who are receiving them in the coming weeks. Finally, and I am sure most importantly on our seniors’ minds, is what is going to happen with graduation. I want to let everyone know that we are in the process of finalizing details now for a parade for our seniors, a virtual graduation to be held on May 17th when our graduation was originally supposed to occur, and finally, we will be announcing a rescheduled date for us to hold a traditional graduation ceremony. All of the specifics and details will be formally announced early next week.
SENIORS: Hoopeston Area will be purchasing one yard sign per senior. Additional signs will be $15. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional signs. #cornjerkerpride
As I am sure many of you have already heard, today Gov. Pritzker announced that schools will not be resuming normal in person learning and instruction for the remainder of the school year. As such, schools and districts across the state will continue to utilize remote learning for the rest of this school year. Let me take a second to just acknowledge and say thank you to all of the many students who have continually worked so hard to complete work and stay academically engaged. It is our goal for all our students (Freshmen through Senior) to be fully engaged and working to make sure they are passing their classes so at the end of the semester they will have earned their credits to be on track for when they are to graduate. To all of our seniors, let me say just how sorry I am that so much of what you have been looking forward to has been taken from you. Please know how much our teachers, staff, and community love each and every one of you. Also know that we are working to maintain some of the senior memories and events that everyone looks so forward to. Currently we are working to try and reschedule prom for later this summer. We are also working on graduation plans as well. As these things become finalized, we will let everyone know. As a reminder, all students should be checking their school emails and google classrooms daily for work and materials. If internet accessibility is not available, the school is not is open Mondays and Fridays from 10-12 and Wed from 4-6pm every week to pick up packets, materials, and drop off work. Also Wi-Fi access is available to be accessed every day from our school parking lot and school parking lots throughout the district. If anyone has questions or is unable to access needed materials please contact administration or teachers for help. Thank you all for your time and stay safe!
Beginning tonight and running through the remainder of the quarantine and mandated school closure, HAHS will be joining schools around the nation in #LightsForTheFight. Schools around the nation are turning on their athletic field lights from 8:00 PM to 8:20 PM each Friday night throughout the quarantine as a sign of support for our students, as well as for all the healthcare workers, first responders, and all other essential workers on the frontlines of the pandemic. A reminder that due to the statewide quarantine measures, no one should gather at the school or fields while the lights are illuminated, the gesture is simply a sign of support. #CornjerkerPride
If you missed out on our first order of face masks, we have more coming. Order yours today at https://cornjerkers.myncrsilver.com/ Second batch will be ready after the 23rd.
Students: We want to know what you have been up to. Upload your pictures here or email them to Mrs. Kachmar or Mrs. Ankenbrand of what you have been doing during the Stay at Home Order. We will be using these for the yearbook as well. #cornjerkerpride #allinthistogether
Seniors: Graduation announcements and accessories will begin to be shipped to your homes later this week and next week from Josten's for everyone who has paid for them. Any student who has yet to pay, they will be delivered to the HS. We are asking that students/families hold off on sending out graduation announcements to family and friends at this time in mandated school closures were to get extended past April 30th. If that were to be the case, Josten's would provide an insert with an updated date/time information to put in the announcements.
After discussion with the ROE, due to the current shelter in place requirement and for the safety of our students, the auditorium will no longer be accessible to students to download or submit materials via the school Wi-Fi during school open hours on Mon, Wed, and Fri during food pantry access and /materials homework pickup. The district is working on a plan to expand Wi-Fi abilities for students. Once finalized we will be sure to share that information ASAP. #CornjerkerPride
Starting this week students will begin Remote Learning during our mandated school closure time. (A copy of the HAHS Remote Learning Plan can be found on our HS website) Every Monday teachers will be posting instructional materials, assignments, and information to students to be completed by Friday. It is very important that students are checking their school emails, and Google Classroom daily as these will be the primary methods of communication between students and teachers. As assignments are graded, information will be sent back directly to the students. DACC College Express students need to be continually checking Blackboard and their school emails for information and assignments from their college instructors. Students completing credit recovery through Edgenuity, it is extremely important that you are getting these classes completed. Also starting Monday, the school will have open hours on Mondays and Fridays from 10:00-12:00 and Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00pm. Students will be able to get needed worksheets and materials if they don't have the internet. Students can also access the food pantry for any needed food or hygiene items they may need. The auditorium will also be available to use for students needing to use the school wifi to get or submit assignments as well during that time. HAHS Staff and administration are here to provide help and assistance throughout the entirety of our closure. Students please continue to commit to and engage in this new remote learning environment. Also please be sure to be completing assignments and assessments each week. As always thank you for your support, flexibility, and understanding during these difficult time.
HAHS Students and Families, Please be sure to check out the HAHS Remote Learning Document that has been created by staff and administration to help provide information and guidance as we transition to Remote Learning beginning March 31st. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P64sipERzS-iOvIoaYmZG3e6j5I1qK0RvWIEDmlI7iY/edit?usp=sharing
Beginning March 30th, teachers at HAHS will again begin to update our learning opportunities document that was distributed last week. It can be found on our HS website under the menu tab. For your connivence, printed copies will again be made available as well to be distributed at all lunch pick up locations starting March 30th. We ask that students, during our mandated closure, please be continually checking Google classroom for updates and messages from your teachers. DACC College Express students. Every effort will be made to convert College Express classes to an online format palatable to our students. Instructors will be communicating with College Express students through blackboard. Our students should have had exposure to this previously. However, if any student is having difficulty, they should attempt to reach their instructor directly via email or telephone. The directory can be found at www.dacc.edu/directory
The following link provides some options for Free Internet Resources. https://www.isbe.net/keeplearning This information was forwarded to districts by the IL State Superintendent. #CornjerkerPride
Students: Please check the HS announcements in Google Classroom for updates over the next few weeks. #CornjerkerPride
Scholarships: Seniors during the school closure be sure that you are checking the scholarship information on the school website regarding scholarship application deadlines. Scholarships that are to be turned in to Mrs. Johnson need to be emailed to email@example.com. All other scholarships should be submitted per the directions on the application.
CANCELLATION: As a reminder, the HS Family Connection Night that was scheduled for Tuesday from 6:00-7:30 pm has been canceled.
HAHS will be open from 8-11 and 1-3 Mon-Wed for students to come and get needed materials like chromebooks and get learning materials to keep academically engaged during this extended absence. The food pantry is also available with food and hygiene products for students to take.
HAHS Students: Below is a direct link to the HAHS Learning Opportunities for students that our teachers have created to help keep student's minds academically challenged during our absences from school. While we encourage all students to take part in these learning opportunities, grades will not be taken over this material and they are not required. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SAiGXMz4xeA3eBjxHcviCO9nkna8bt6RWtrHK6bvjBw/edit?usp=sharing
HAHS Students: As a reminder during this extended absence, there will be no practices, games, open fields/gyms, rehearsals, etc. of any kind until we are back in session at school. #CornjerkerPride
SENIORS: If you have not stopped in the office and given your measurements for your Graduation Cap and Gown yet, please email Heidi at firstname.lastname@example.org by 9:00 AM Tuesday morning. The order has to go out this week in order to get them in time. Money can be paid when we return to school. Right now your Height and Weight is the information that is needed now.
Congratulations to the Hoopeston Area High School Scholastic Bowl team on their 2nd place finish at the Vermillion Valley Conference tournament tonight! The Cornjerkers continue their season with the County Tournament on Thursday at Georgetown. #CornjerkerPride
Don't forget that the HS Family Connection Night is Tuesday, March 17th. We invite all our students and families to come out and join us for this great event. Also don't forget the MS is hosting their Family Connection Night on Thursday, March 5th and everyone in the district is welcome to come and hear renowned speaker Kendra Smiley speak from 6:00-6:45 pm about how we can build the best community possible. #CornjerkerPride
On Tuesday, March 17th, Hoopeston Area High School will be hosting a Family Connections Open House in the HS Gym where there will be tables set up throughout the high school gym allowing parents and students the opportunity to learn about and ask questions on a variety of topics, services, and offerings including such things as FAFSA, College Info, Transition After High School, Social Media, DACC, student insurance, College Express, and many more. Food will be provided and attendees have the opportunity to win a variety of prizes from Cornjerker merchandise to gift cards by stopping at at least 6 tables.
Families interested in attending our upcoming Family Connection Night on Tuesday, March 17th can RSVP by March 3rd for their chance to win exclusive Cornjerker t-shirts for their family. RSVP Link https://www.hoopeston.k12.il.us/article/195798?org=high-school #CornjerkerPride
Don't forget that March is right around the corner and with that the due dates for many of our scholarship applications. Please be sure to check the high school webpage and click on the menu tab to see what scholarships may be available to you. #CornjerkerPride
Thursday, February 6th, students will be handed out the Course Catalog for next year during their English classes. The Course Handbook includes Course Descriptions, 4-yr Plan Outlines, and Student Course Guides/Sign-up Sheets. Then on February 10th admins and the counseling department will be meeting with each grade level to discuss the course catalog in detail. We ask that parents sit down with their students to review required courses and elective choices. Students need to return their parent/guardian signed course outline to the HS office as soon as possible after Feb 10th to begin the scheduling process for the 2020-2021 school year for your student.
The Data, Deserts, and Decisions meeting that was scheduled to be at the DACC Higher Learning Center here in Hoopeston for this evening has been canceled. Parents can still contact the HLC in the future to set up an individual appointment for their student to discuss options for the future.
Reminder to Parents: When dropping off or picking up your student(s), please remember to pull into the parking lot instead of doing so in the streets so traffic in the street isn't being held up.
This Spring we will be having licensed Dentists and Hygienists coming to our school to spend a day doing dental exams. They will also be cleaning teeth, giving fluoride treatments and sealants (if needed) to eligible students. This program is for all grade levels, if you would like to participate in this free program please have your student stop in the office and pick up an application. The application will need to be filled out and signed by a parent/guardian. If you filled a form out at registration back in August, there is no need to do one again. All completed forms are due back in the office by Friday January 17th. #CornjerkerPride
Reminder: Students please be sure to check InfoNow before Monday to review your schedule for the upcoming semester. Also please confirm your locker combination if you might have forgot it over break. See you in Monday! #CornjerkerPride
On behalf of the staff of Hoopeston Area High School, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We had a great first semester and look forward to an even better 2nd semester. We look forward to seeing all of our students when we return on Jan. 6th. #CornjerkerPride
On Thur Dec. 12th students at HAHS will complete the 5Essentials Survey. A form was given to students today in their English classes to bring home with information about the survey. If you choose to have your student not participate, the informational paper contains a waiver that must be signed and returned to the HS office by Tue Dec. 10th. #CornjerkerPride
The Cornjerker Spirit Store will be open December 4th from 5:30 to 7, Everything will be 20% off. We will have gifts, stocking stuffers, and apparel. We will be printing sweatshirts and t-shirts, so come on out and choose your design. Please enter through the HS library.
HAHS Lady Cornjerkers WIN vs Westville 50-23 at the Comet Classic in Oakwood!!!! Great job ladies! Cornjerker Pride!
Hoopeston Area High School has created a direct link from our high school homepage for you to be able to see scholarship opportunities and access applications for potential scholarships. From our high school homepage, simply click "MENU." Under "ACADEMICS" you will see a link to our "SCHOLARSHIPS" page. This page will be continually updated throughout the year as more scholarships and scholarship information becomes available. #CornjerkerPride
Parents: Please take a few minutes to complete the 5Essentials survey at the link below. We appreciate your feedback on Hoopeston Area High School’s climate and culture. This survey will close on January 18, 2019. http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
Due to weather conditions and poor road conditions, all extra-curricular practices and activities have been cancelled for today.
Reminder: The 5Essentials Survey is given every year to students, staff, and parents of Hoopeston Area High School students. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at the link below. We appreciate your feedback on Hoopeston Area High School’s climate and culture. This survey will close on January 18, 2019. http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
Reminder: The 5Essentials Survey is given every year to students, staff, and parents of Hoopeston Area High School students. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at the link below. We appreciate your feedback on Hoopeston Area High School’s climate and culture. This survey will close on January 18, 2019. http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
The 5Essentials Survey is given every year to students, staff, and parents of Hoopeston Area High School students. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at the link below. We appreciate your feedback on Hoopeston Area High School’s climate and culture. This survey will close on January 18, 2019. http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
Reminder: PT Conferences are Thursday from 3:00-7:00 pm and Friday from 8:00-11:00 am. We encourage all parents to come out with their students to learn about all the great things they are doing this year! #CornjerkerPride
This is a reminder that tonight’s financial aid workshop will be from 5 to 7 PM in the high school library. We ask that all attendees park in the back of the school and enter through the library entrance. Thanks and have a great evening!
Order your 2020 High School Yearbook online! Go to https://commpe.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool
Students are getting ready for the Homecoming court assembly. Gonna have Fun! #CornjerkerPride #StudentPressCorp
Seniors: We have several Seniors that have still not turned in proof of receiving a Meningistis Shot. If a student does not have this completed by Tuesday October 15th and have not turned in a doctor's appointment card showing that an appointment is scheduled, your student will not be allowed to come to school beginning on Wednesday October 16th. Please keep in mind that these absences will be unexcused. If you have questions please call the high school office.
Freshman: We have several Freshman that have still not turned in a Physical and are not up to date on their shots. If a student does not have this completed by Tuesday October 15th and have not turned in a doctor's appointment card showing that an appointment is scheduled, your student will not be allowed to come to school beginning on Wednesday October 16th. Please keep in mind that these absences will be unexcused. If you have questions please call the high school office.
Thanks to Gary Marshall for stopping by the HS today to show off some of his father’s (Jack Marshall) old sports memorabilia from his days playing basketball and baseball for Rankin HS in the early 1940s. Gary has donated some amazing pieces of History including a letterman’s sweater, an old baseball mitt used by his father, and varsity letters that will go on display at the HS. #CornjerkerPride
Cornjerker plush dolls and Bobbeheads are in. Get yours today at https://cornjerkers.myncrsilver.com or visit our Spirit Store.
The Spirit Store will be open tomorrow night during freshman orientation at 6pm. All students are welcome.
I would like to invite you to our HS registration which will begin tomorrow August 6th from 8:30-11:00 am and 12:30-3:30 pm. Registration will continue on Wednesday, August 7th from 8:30-11:00 am and 1:00-6:00 pm and on Thursday, Aug 8th from 8:30-11:00 am and 12:30-3:30 pm. HS registration will take place in the HS main hallway and the HS auditorium. I would also like to invite all of our incoming freshmen and their families to Freshmen Orientation this Thursday, August 8th at 6:00 pm in the HS auditorium. We hope to see you there.
Seniors: Graduation pictures are in and are available to be picked up at the high school office during our summer hours in June. Mon-Thur 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00 or on Fri 8:00-11:00. #CornjerkerPride
Reminder that a sports physical clinic will be held tomorrow, May 30th, from 12:15-2:30 at Charlotte Ann Russell Medical Center. Any child playing sports next year is welcome to attend, however, any child entering 6th or 9th grade will need a school physical and not a sports physical. Cost will be $15, and parents do not need to be present with their child. If the parent will not be present, they must sign the IHSA physical form and their child can take it to the clinic with them. Copies of the IHSA physical form are available in the high school and middle school office.
The Class of 2019 would like to invite you to the 141st Commencement of Hoopeston Area High School. Graduation will be held this Sunday at 3:00 pm in the Middle School Gym. We hope to see you all there! #CornjerkerPride
HAHS Boys Baseball just beat top seeded Olympia 3-2 to advance to the regional championship game on Saturday!! Way to go team!! #CornjerkerPride
We would like to welcome all of our HAHS family to the Fine Arts Festival tonight from 6:00-9:00 pm. We hope to see you there! #CornjerkerPride
Congratulations to tonight’s FFA Banquet Award Winners. Corey Moore - DeKalb Award, Megan Schmid - John Lee Scholarship, Karlee Bruens - Star Greenhand Alumni Scholarships: Megan Bertram - Randy Carter Memorial Scholarship Brady Moore, Megan Schmid, Jennifer Gonzalez, Jackie Gaytan, Megan Bertram, Baylee Bushong, Kenny Ray - Senior Scholarships
The Freshmen Field Trip buses returning from the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago are ahead of schedule and will be arriving at the school at approximately 5:30 pm. Parents please pick your students up in the parking lot at this time.
Reminder: Tomorrow Tue April 23rd is the Freshmen Field Trip to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The charter buses will be in the parking lot by 6:00 am and we will be leaving promptly at 6:30 am. Students will have all meals provided to them during the trip. Buses are scheduled to be back at Hoopeston by 6:30 pm. If there is any change in the return time, I will notify everyone through another all call.
Biology students will be taking the Illinois Science Assessment tomorrow morning. You will need your Chromebook for the test. Please charge your Chromebook fully before the test.Also please bring headphones or earbuds as well. #CornjerkerPride
Congratulations to HAHS Alumni Lauren (Houmes) Leigh who ran in the 135th Annual Boston Marathon today!! She completed the course in 3 hours and 25 minutes, averaging 7:37 mile the whole 26.2 miles. Lauren was a 4 year track and cross country runner at HAHS before going to run at Bradley University. Way to go Lauren!! #CornjerkerPride
This is just a reminder to all freshmen and parents/guardians of freshmen that the last day we are accepting parent permission slips for freshmen to attend the field trip to Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry on Tue April 23rd is tomorrow Fri April 5th. Forms must be turned into the office tomorrow morning to Mrs. Johnson.
On Tuesday, April 9th students in grades 9-11 will be taking the PSAT/SAT test. Testing will begin in the morning and conclude around lunch time. Because seniors will not be taking the test, they will not report to school that day. Juniors will be dismissed after they have finished testing and eating lunch. There will be no busses ran at the early dismissal time, if this should impact your student and you wish them to stay at school the entire day, please notify the school. 9th and 10th grade students will follow a normal schedule at the conclusion of their testing. If you have any questions regarding the upcoming PSAT/SAT testing, please let the school know. Thank you and have a great day!
In honor of our very own Graham Eighner winning the IHSA Class 2A 3-Point shootout, we will be holding a pep assembly in his honor tomorrow at 2:00 pm in the MS gym. This assembly will be open to the public as well. Come cheer on Graham as he takes on HAHS staff members in a 3-Point Shootout! #CornjerkerPride
Congratulations to Ricardo Carreno-Diaz and Joanna Walder on their performance last Thursday at the Academic Challenge Sectionals at EIU! Ricardo placed 1st in Computer Science and Joanna placed 3rd in English with a state-qualifying score. Both move on to the State finals!
Congratulations to Graham Eighner who just won the IHSA Class 2A State 3-Point Shootout!!! Way to go Graham!! #CornjerkerPride
Breaking News: Senior Graham Eighner just won the IHSA Class 2A 3-Point Shootout!! Way to go Graham!! #CornjerkerPride
Congratulations to Mr. Elliott, Mr. Sage, and the HAHS scholastic bowl team for their second place finish in county tonight!!! #CornjerkerPride
Congratulations to Hoopeston Area Scholastic Bowl squad for going 5-0 against Milford and Westville in tonight's final regular season meet! Varsity goes on to play in the VVC Tournament at Georgetown next Tuesday! Go Cornjerkers!
Ezra Elliott Class 1A State Champ!!!!!!
Good luck today to our very own Ezra Elliott as he wrestles for the state title!!! Grand March begins at 5:30 pm with Ezra projected to wrestle around 6:00 pm. #GoEzra #CornjerkerPride
Thanks to everyone for their support and donations! The school pantry is now completely stocked with not only food but also hygiene items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, deodorant, body wash, socks, etc. Again the pantry is accessible to students each and every school day to get items for themselves, their families, or anyone they know who is in need. #CornjerkerPride
Congratulations to the Hoopeston Area Scholastic Bowl team for another great night! Last night the team traveled to Armstrong to play Armstrong Potomac and Schlarman in a tri-meet. Frosh went 1-0, JV went 1-0 and Varsity went 1-1, going 3-1 as a team on the night!
Congratulations to the HAHS Scholastic Bowl teams on their opening night! Frosh went 1-0, JV went 2-0, and Varsity went 1-1 against two strong squads from Georgetown and Salt Fork. Great job Cornjerkers! #CornjerkerPride
Congrats to HAHS Wrestlers!! Regional Champions Ezra Elliott 138 lbs and Anthony Colunga 220 lbs 2nd place Abel Colunga 182 lbs 3rd place Gage Kenner 195 lbs 4th place Jonathan Herron, Ethan Larkin, Justin Jones #CornjerkerPride
We are excited to announce our Cornjerker Spirit Store is now open! For more information, check out our new Facebook page: fb.me/cornjerkerspiritstore. You can also email us email@example.com. Online ordering is coming soon. #CornjerkerPride
NOTE: Gibson Area Hospital now provides a full service dental clinic. They accept all patients- children and adults. They accept all commercial insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and those with no ability to pay. They are open 5 days a week from 8-5. Their number is 217-784-2701.
On behalf of the HAHS faculty and staff we want to wish all of our students and families a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday season. We look forward to seeing all of our students again second semester! #CornjerkerPride
The Yearbook committee would like to notify all families to get the best price for the 2019 Yearbook, you must purchase before January 1, 2019. The price currently is $40 and the price will go up to $45 in January. Yearbooks may purchased by going to the website commpe.pictavo.com and entering the name of our school. From there, you can set up an account and order your yearbook.
Hello. This is John Klaber principal at Hoopeston Area High School. I wanted to inform you that today our high school in conjunction with Hoopeston Area Middle School and the Hoopeston Police Department held a successful Rally Drill at 2:15 this afternoon. The purpose of this drill was to practice what to do in the event of an emergency situation that would warrant a school evacuation. The purpose of all our drills is to prepare students and staff for a variety of situations that could occur. As always, our first goal is the safety of your children. Thank you for your continued support and have a great evening!
We have an exciting new project we are working on at the HS called, "the Hall of Champions." This project will consist of us creating individual displays to celebrating the college, career, and life successes of our recent graduates which will display throughout our high school hallways. If you know anyone starting with the class of 2000 through the the class of 2018 who has or is currently achieving something great in college, career, or life, please submit a picture, short sentence or two describing what is is they did or are currently doing, and their graduation year to the HS office or by emailing them to Kevin Root at firstname.lastname@example.org Our hope is to collect over 50 of these submissions before Christmas and then we will be revealing the displays to our students when they return second semester.
The 5Essentials Survey is given every year to students, staff, and parents of Hoopeston Area High School students. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at the link below. We appreciate your feedback on Hoopeston Area High School’s climate and culture. This survey will close on January 18, 2019. #CornjerkerPride https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ see pic
The 5Essentials Survey is given every year to students, staff, and parents of Hoopeston Area High School students. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at the link below. We appreciate your feedback on Hoopeston Area High School’s climate and culture. This survey will close on January 18, 2019. #CornjerkerPride https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/
At the HS we are currently working on setting up a new Cornjerker Spirit Store to be ran during school starting 2nd semester. In order to make room for this exciting new project, spring cleaning had to start early and we are having to remove all of the old VHS tapes from years past out to clear room. We have VHS tapes, mini cassette tapes, and even a few DVDs from school functions and events spanning over many years. Before we discard these to make room for our new spirit store, we wanted to first offer them to the public. Tapes we have found include graduations, sweetheart dinners, concerts, sporting events, etc. from the last 30+ years. If you or anyone you know would have interest in any of these tapes, please set up an appointment at the high school to go through them. This will be open to the public until Thursday December 20th. After that the remaining videos will be disposed of.
We have an exciting new project we are working on at the HS called, "the Hall of Champions." This project will consist of us creating individual displays to celebrating the college, career, and life successes of our recent graduates. If you know anyone starting with the class of 2010 through the the class of 2018 who has or is currently achieving something great in college, career, or life, please submit a picture, short sentence or two describing what is is they did or are currently doing, and their graduation year to the HS office or by emailing them to Kevin Root at email@example.com Our hope is to collect over 50 of these submission before Christmas and will be revealing the displays to our students when they return second semester.
HAHS Staff collaborating to breakout of Monday’s for the rest of the year! Team building to boost staff relationships #CornjerkerPride
The Link Crew invites all HS students to their 3rd Annual Scary Movie Night at 6:30pm in the HS gym. The doors will open at 6:15 pm and we ask students to enter through the HS office doors. Admission is free and students can bring blankets and pillows as they lay on the gym floor to watch the movie. We hope to see you there.
This is a reminder that tonight we will be holding the Financial Aid Workshop for senior parents from 5:00-7:00 pm in the HS Library. This is a great opportunity to get help with completing the FAFSA forms. We hope to see you there. #CornjerkerPride
We would like to invite everyone to tonight's HS/MS Fall Concert at 7:00 pm in the MS gym. ALso we wanted to let everyone know that the FAFSA Financial Aid workshop that had to be rescheduled has been moved to Monday Oct 29th from 5:00-7:00 pm and will be held in the HS library.
All Sophomores will be attending the DACC Manufacturing and Technology Day on Friday, October 12. We will leave school at 8:15 and return at approximately 11:45. Students who have 1st lunch will be eating 2nd lunch on Friday. We are looking forward to this great opportunity for our sophomore students!
Congrats to the HAHS soccer team on their thrilling overtime win versus BHRA in penalty kicks! The Jerkers advance to the regional final on Saturday! #CornjerkerPride
Financial Aid Workshop for tonight from 5:00-7:00 pm has been cancelled due to problems with the FAFSA site. We will be looking to set up a new date and time for the workshop as quickly as possible once the issues with FAFSA sire have been fixed. Thanks and have a great day!
Students getting ready for an assembly. They are going to be listening to a guest speaker. #CornjerkerPride #StudentPressCorp
Student Press Corp Meeting! #CornjerkerPride #StudentPressCorp
First meeting of the student press Corp. Students giving ideas and being represented. #CornjerkerPride #StudentPressCorp
A new initiative for HASAAP football: https://pledgeit.org/tac18-hoopeston-il-hoopestonarmstrongschlarman Spread the word!
English 3 begins class each day with 10 minutes of independent reading. It’s important for students to read something of their choice in and out of school. Students who are readers will score much better on their SAT than those who don’t read. Parents, ask your students about what they’re reading! #CornjerkerPride
Spanish Class having fun while learning!!! #CornjerkerPride