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HMS and HHS will NOT be operating on an "opening schedule" when school starts in August 2014. These two buildings will be going full days right away and only K-5 will have an opening schedule with 1 p.m. dismissal the first week. The decision will be made on Thursday, August 21st as to whether the opening schedule for K-5 will be extended into the second week of school, so stay tuned.  Please also make note that the HMS start and end time is now 8:10-3:35. and HHS is 8:05-3:30. All elementary times have stayed the same, 8:10-3:20 p.m.
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Longfellow Elementary, 828 N. Hastings Ave., (402) 461-7584
 

                                           








 


 
 

2014 DARE Graduates



HPS named a Best Community for Music Education
 
Hastings Public Schools recently received notification from the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation, that they were named a Best Community for Music Education. 

The NAMM Foundation recognizes HPS for its outstanding commitment to music education with this BCME designation. HPS joins 376 districts across the country in receiving this prestigious distinction for 2014. HPS is one of only two schools in Nebraska to be recognized this year. 

In its 15th year, Best Communities for Music Education affirms school districts that have demonstrated exceptional efforts toward maintaining music education as part of the schools’ core curriculum.

 WATCH D.O.G.S. WANTED!!
JOIN OUR WATCH D.O.G.S. WALL OF FAME
CALL LONGFELLOW AT 402-461-7584 TO SIGN UP
(BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED)

 
WATCH D.O.G.S. ® (Dads Of Great Students)
is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative.

There are 2 primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. ® program.

1.  To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.
2.  To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

Program Benefits
  • Students gain positive male role models.
  • Schools gain an extra set of eyes and ears. The presence of a father or father figure will provide an additional deterrent to bullying, enhance a sense of security in the building, and will help to create an environment conducive to learning.
  • Fathers get a glimpse of their students’ everyday world and learn about the increasingly complex challenges and decisions today’s youth are facing. As a result, they can learn to relate better to their student and hopefully connect with them.
  • Fathers gain a greater awareness of the positive impact they can have on their student’s life in three critical areas including: academic performance, self-esteem, social behavior.
  • Due to budget shortfalls and cutbacks, often teachers are presented with larger classrooms each year. The WatchDOGS volunteers provide real and important help for the teachers and the students.

Who are WatchDOGS (Dads Of Great Students)?
WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. ® school. During the day, WatchDOGS may read and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well. Many school principals have reported that the mere presence of a WatchDOG dramatically reduces reports of bullying. On the day of their participation, WatchDOGS are given a brief review of their involvement and they wear an official WATCH D.O.G.S. ® t-shirt with a disposable ‘Dog Tag’ identifying them as WatchDOGS.





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