Renewed mission statement for Hughenden School

Hughenden school news

Leadership students, standing in front of the new safety mats in the gym, cooked a delicious pancake breakfast for all students at Hughenden Public School on the first day of classes. From the left, Luke Almberg, Lucy Lee, Jaylene Verbonac, Payton Manning, Hayle Dambrowsky, Dallas Swanson, Ethan Dambrowsky, Wyatt Ford, Rogue Van Hoek, Berit Cuthbert, Court McKay, Stefanie Martin, Sarah Conway and Milan Cuthbert.

HPS Highlights

Several leadership students arrived extra early on the first day of the new school year to began preparing a pancake and sausage breakfast for their fellow classmates.

Following the breakfast, in addition to welcoming all new and returning students,

Principal Kevin Elliott introduced the HPS staff and shared the renewed mission statement and vision for the school.

Athletic Director Ryan Duffett spoke about the physical education and athletic program and encouraged students to join one of the various extra-curricular sport teams.

Terry Fox run

HPS students will be participating in the annual school Terry Fox run on Sept. 29.  This will be the 36th anniversary of the run.

Eleven years ago teacher, Shawna Tainsh challenged students to raise a minimum amount of money and if that was accomplished she would shave her head.  This year Tainsh is once again challenging the Wildcat group and asking them to raise a minimum of two thousand dollars by the run date.

Tainsh, who recently lost her mother, reminded us that cancer has affected most of us and she wants to help to stop cancer dead in its tracks.

FCSS recently visited our school to give a small presentation recognizing the importance of World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10.

Students and staff were reminded that no one is immune from the dangers of suicide, but we all can help someone who is demonstrating worrisome signs.

We appreciated getting the orange and yellow ribbons which signify someone coming out of the darkness of despair and into the light of hope, as well as the delicious cookies.

Students were encouraged to retain the cards given to them with a variety of contact information should someone need assistance.

‘Operation Education’

The school is once again participating in Operation Education, sponsored by Boston Pizza.

We encourage everyone to save their original receipts, from the start of September until the end of December, submit them to the office and the school will receive money back which will be put towards student learning initiatives.

Scavenger hunt

The week wrapped up with a scavenger hunt that had been organized by the Leadership class.

There were many creative photos that were taken to meet the various scavenger hunt challenges.  This was a great way to end the week having cross-grade groups head off into the Village of Hughenden to master their lists.


The senior high girls volleyball team is off to participate in the annual mega volleyball tournament in Vermillion.


The annual Academic Awards assembly will be held on the afternoon of Sept. 20.  All junior and senior high students are expected to attend.  Parents and extended family members are welcome to come as well.

Open house

There will be a school Open House on the evening of Sept. 20 and all families are encouraged to come out to meet the staff, find out about extra-curricular opportunities, learn about the Parent Advisory Council and allow your child(ren) to give you a tour of the school.

There will also be a trivia challenge, snacks and coffee to enjoy over our various conversations pertaining to our school and the community.

We hope to see you!
Welcome back dance

The high school leadership class has organized a welcome back to school dance for Sept. 16.  This is a opportunity for students to get together and socialize in a safe environment.  Students from other schools are also invited, and we encourage you to bring student ID to verify your age and person.

The theme chosen is to be sporty and dress in athletic wear.  Apparently the ‘beach bad boys’ will be in attendance.

The usual popular mocktails lounge will also be set up.

In addition, leadership students are advertising their bi-weekly Wildcat Wednesdays with this week being “travel theme” day.

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