Hughenden Public School Highlights

Hughenden Public School library held a Book Fair from November 11 – 15 in conjunction with Parent Teacher Interviews.  Due to the support from students, staff and community we were able to receive $900 in merchandise to support our library and accelerated reading program.
The Goodwin and Mitchell families were the recipients of the family event door prizes, valued at $25 each.
In the ‘Guess How Many Pages’ contest, Ryatt Large’s guess of 2325 was the closest, with the actual amount coming in at 2312 pages. He won $25 in merchandise. Lucy Lee’s guess of 2330 was the second closest allowing her to win $15 in merchandise.
The Hughenden Senior High leadership class wanted to show their bus drivers how much they are appreciated, so they came in to school at  8 am on November 19 and made fresh cinnamon buns  under the guidance of Charlotte Roworth.
They presented the buns along with hot coffee to the bus drivers along with a card that read “Thanks for getting our buns to school on time!”
On Tuesday, November 26 several elementary students were presented with their achievement ‘leaves’ to put up on the Achievement Tree of recognition.
The following students were recognized at the assembly:  Anneka Van Hoek, Sayge Lunde, Maja Congdon, Carter Grabler, Ethan Dambrowsky, Matthew Swanson, Karlie Pelletier, Carter Oxamitny and Mackenzie Ford.
Sayge, Matthew and Karlie were the lucky recipients of $10 gift certificate; Karlie won a gift bag of learning essentials and Carter won the Hughenden Library membership for a year.
In conjunction with Achievement Tree,  30 Accelerated Reader prizes were awarded.  Each time students achieve their monthly reading goals, their name goes into the draw for the large prizes that will be drawn for in June.
The magazine sale fundraiser was successful with proceeds going to support the AR Program.  Ty Hope was the winner of the magazine sales draw for the iPod Nano.  Layne Motley won $50 for top sales.
Seventy-two Operation Christmas Child boxes were dropped off and collected at Amisk and Hughenden Schools.
On Wednesday, November 27 the Home Economics Grade 9 class and the Food Studies 10 class served up a delicious homemade soup, buns and dessert lunch for those students who pre-ordered.  Kathy Gramlich and Dianne Southoff joined the Grade 9 class to share their expertise in yeast dough and the formation of buns.
Amber Cuthbert has been coming to  the school for sing club, which is a small group of students who occasionally meet at noon hour to sing while Amber accompanies on piano.
On November 27 elementary classes joined with junior high classes to work together to decorate bags that will be distributed to local liquor stores this holiday season.  Students enjoyed the opportunity of collaboration to help get out the message to not “Drink and Drive” during the holiday season.

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