What Makes HHSC Great for Students and Families

Every day I get to see our student’s curiosity sparked and dreams explored. I am in awe of the innovation, creativity, and passion I see among our staff who bring their best each day to inspire and engage students. A good example taking place this week is Future Huskies Week at the middle school. The goal of this program is to encourage ALL students to explore ideas for Employment, Enrollment, Enlistment, and Entrepreneurship. It doesn’t stop here – this week is part of a strong, collaborative effort at our middle school to offer robust career exploration opportunities throughout the year for students to develop skills and pursue interests that ensure they are college and career ready by graduation.

As a reminder, our second scheduled E-Learning Day of the year is set for this Friday, November 4. Students do not report to school.

If you like student theatre productions, you will love the shows coming to Hamilton Heights High School Auditorium this month! Members of the Hamilton Heights High School Drama Department cordially invite the community to attend its live production of You Can’t Beat The House by Pat Cook. HHHS Theatre teacher Brooks Myers is directing the comedy in collaboration with her theatre class. Shows are Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2:30 p.m. at the HHHS auditorium. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online beginning Friday, Nov. 4 at secure.payk12.com/school/Hamilton-Heights-High-School/627/item/228605 and at the door. All proceeds benefit the High School Drama Department.

Hamilton Heights Elementary School will present two live performances of the musical adventure, Moana, JR., on Saturday, November 19 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. also at the high school auditorium. Directed by Marianne Collar, this production is a collaboration of elementary, middle, and high school students along with teachers, retired teachers, and community members, Advance tickets are $5.00 (K-adult) and can be purchased online by visiting secure.payk12.com/school/Hamilton-Heights-Elementary-School/759/item/228200 or are $7.00 at the door.

Parents of seniors, mark your calendar to attend a free Financial Aid and FAFSA Filing event on Monday, November 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the high school media center. The evening, sponsored by INvestEd, is designed for those students who are interested in pursuing higher education in the form of a college, university or trade school and their families. INvestEd will have people and computers on site to help navigate the process and fill out the necessary forms. Money to those who qualify are awarded on a first come first serve basis so it’s always a good idea to apply as early as possible.

Next Friday is Veterans Day. This occasion gives us the opportunity to thank our veterans for always keeping the nation before themselves. I would like to recognize and express my gratitude to those men and women, who answered the call to serve, and for the sacrifices they have made so that we can enjoy the freedoms and life we lead today. Please join me in taking a moment, not just on Veterans Day, but any day there is an opportunity to thank and honor those who have served our country. We will always remember the dedication and sacrifice of our veteran families.

We look forward to Election Day 2022 next Tuesday, November 8. We share our thanks to all who have given of themselves to run as candidates this election season. Whether you vote early or vote on election day, please vote; we know our democracy depends on our engaged participation. Information about voting in Hamilton County can be found online at hamiltoncounty.in.gov/222/Current-Election-Information.

Thank you for your partnership and support. #WeAreHuskies

Dr. Derek Arrowood is the Superintendent of the Hamilton Heights School Corporation.