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In recognition of National Mentoring Month

In recognition of National Mentoring Month, I want to take this opportunity to thank the many community mentors for the positive impact they have on our students’ lives every day. Through supportive, one-on-one relationships, these volunteers enhance the educational experience and help students reach their potential in inspiring and life-changing ways. Thank you!

Just in! HHSC has earned the College Board’s AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for expanding young women’s access to AP Computer Science Principles (CSP). This award acknowledges 1,020 schools for their work toward equal gender representation during the 2020-21 school year and Heights was among only 760 schools to be recognized for achieving this important result in AP CSP!

The Honor Society is partnering with Versiti, looking to help save lives and make a positive impact through its second of three community blood drives next Wednesday, January 26 from 3 – 7 p.m. at the high school. Click here to register to donate desperately needed blood products.

Registration for this year’s in-person Kindergarten Roundup is set for Wednesday, February 23 from 3 – 6 p.m. at HHES. Pre-registration opens on Friday, February 18. Our Kindergarten educators are phenomenal in providing an exceptional blend of engaging, inspiring, and fun learning experiences that are the building blocks of early literacy, numeracy, socialization, communication skills, independence, and success in school for our littlest Huskies. Click here for more information on what you need to do to begin your child’s educational journey at Heights.

Congratulations to Abigail Burk, Samantha Burk, Brayden Jewell, and Joshua Steffen who have been named as Hamilton Heights High School’s recipients of the Rising Stars of Indiana, Class of 2023. They are among 1,000 juniors from 256 schools nominated by their principals for their outstanding academic achievement and leadership through a special recognition program of the Indiana Association of School Principals. Well done, Rising Stars!

Speaking of well done, the Hamilton Heights Wrestling team has had a tremendous year with record breaking individual and team achievements including bringing home the Hoosier Conference Runner Up Championship title. In addition, the team placed among the Top 10 teams in the state at the prestigious invite-only Indiana High School Team Duals Championship earlier in the month in Martinsville. Also, the Boys Swimming & Diving team finished 3rd and the Girls Swimming & Diving team finished 4th at the Hoosier Conference Swimming & Diving Invitational at Purdue University on Saturday. Teegan Madara set the Hoosier Conference record in the 500 Freestyle with a time of 5:06.99 and broke her own school record in the 100 Breaststroke, with a time of 1:08.03, shaving off a little more than 2 seconds from her previous record. Nathan Cox also broke his own school diving record with a score of 512.70 on 11 dives.

The Hickory Classic basketball event vs. the Tipton Blue Devils is next Wednesday, January 26 at the Hoosier Gym in Knightstown. The 8th grade boys and girls will compete in a fun evening of Hoosier Hysteria. The Husky Sports Network will stream a live video feed here.

This Friday, our Lady Huskies face off with the Benton Central Bisons for the Hoosier Conference championship title on our home court. View it live here.

Next week kicks off a spirit-filled week of Winter Homecoming activities culminating with exciting basketball action on Friday, January 28 when the Huskies take on the Tipton Blue Devils. As part of this year’s activities, we will be honoring HHHS alumni from the classes of 1971, 1972, 1981, 1982, 1991, 1992, 2001, 2002, 2011, and 2012 during the half-time festivities. For alumni who want to participate, click here.

Thank you for your continued input, involvement, and passion for your students’ best interests. They are at the very heart of everything we do. #WeAreHuskies