High School News from Mrs. Othmer

High School News from Mrs. Othmer

Mrs. Othmer

Greeting HTRS patrons! The theme for this article revolves around celebrating success! Sometimes we get so caught up in the things that we have to take care of that we forget to slow down long enough to take advantage of opportunities to celebrate. HTRS students are such a dynamic group of kids that we need to take that time to honor them for their steadfast hard work. On March 6th, we will celebrate academic success with an ice-cream party for students in grades PK-12. Students that have all of their work turned in and are not on the down list will be invited to the party. 

The Richardson County Spelling Bee was hosted by Falls City Sacred Heart on February 11th. Seven HTRS students participated. Harper Foster, Darius Bohling, Lily Harrah, and Kaysen Schlund competed in the fifth and sixth grade category. Hannah Koziol, Jakob Manning, and Maelynn Bittner competed in the 7th and 8th grade category. Hannah Koziol placed 4th, and Maelynn Bittner place 5th. There were 20 students total in the 5th and 6th grade category, and 19 students in the 7th and 8th grade category. It was really fun to watch and I believe next year will be our turn to host, so I am hoping that there will be more HTRS students to participate. 

The HTRS Speech Team under the direction of Mrs. Jaime Frey are once again MUDECAS Speech champions. The Pioneer Conference Speech Meet will be held on March 9th at Lourdes Central Catholic. Good luck to the team and coach Frey; the best is yet to come! 

Business teacher Joan Dreier took 23 students to the PSC Business Contest. Ashlyn Holley placed 5th in Web Page Design and Brittany Holley placed 5th in Word Processing. Congratulations!

As you can see, celebrating our kids is a very easy thing to do. As we approach the 4th quarter we certainly want our students to finish strong. With that in mind, please check your student’s attendance. If you have documentation to support absences, make sure we have those on file in the office. This is extremely important because we have had so many students out of school in February with Influenza. If you have questions about our attendance policy please call, email, or check the student handbook.

“School is 90 percent showing up; the other half is mental.”
~Yogi Berra

There continues to be some safety concerns in our bus loading and unloading zones. Please be mindful that when using the diagonal parking that you must stay parked when there are busses present. You must wait to pull out from your parking spot until the busses are no longer present. On a positive note, the parking lot issues seem to have been resolved, and thank you to the HTRS Student Council and sponsor Mary Moser for bringing the lack of lighting in the parking lot to our attention. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our students safe when coming to and leaving school.