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 HMS National Art Honor Society Kicks off a New Year
by Brandy Edgren
This year’s National Junior Art Honor Society is off the ground and running.  We have enjoyed a kick off party where we painted rock characters and created a group splatter painting involving canvas, darts, balloons, and paint, played some backyard baseball, and had a cookout.  We also spent our first meeting electing officers and creating almost 100 greeting cards that we are planning to sell at our fundraisers.  Our first fundraiser was Monday, September 18th at the middle school 7th grade volleyball game.  We had a bake sale and sold our handmade cards.  We will do it all again on October 10.  Please come to one of our fundraisers and help us out.  We are raising money to help with travel expenses to art museums.  This spring our group will go to the Josslyn Art Museum in Omaha for the day.  We are trying to organize a big trip to possibly New York City in spring 2020.  Students will raise funds as middle schoolers, but travel as high schoolers with the NAHS club.  We are still in the planning phases of this trip.  Thanks so much for your support.
To the left are examples of the greeting cards created by the Holdrege Middle School NAHS. Help support their fundraising by purchasing some of these cards.


Meet Mrs. Konen, New 7th Grade Life Science Teacher
by Tessa Konen
My name is Tessa Konen and I am the new 7th grade science teacher at Holdrege Middle School. I recently graduated from UNK with a bachelor’s of science degree in Middle School Education and a minor in family studies in December. I completed my student teaching at CL Jones Middle School in Minden.

I am originally from Hastings, NE where I graduated from Hastings Senior High in 2011. I recently became a mom to a beautiful little girl named Bradlea in March of this year. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my little girl and husband, being outdoors, and participating in community athletic activities.

I am very excited to be a part of the Holdrege Public Schools family, and am looking forward to working with your kids when it comes to learning science!