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The Scholastic Book Fair will be coming to Holdrege Middle School
October 23-29, 2014.



Hours for viewing the book fair:
Thursday, October 23: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday, October 24: 7:30 am– 2:00 pm
Monday, October 27: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, October 28: 7:30 am – 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm*
Wednesday, October 20: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm*
 
Remember......encouraging your child to read helps to ensure his or her success! 
Bring friends and family to do some birthday shopping or early Christmas shopping. The Scholastic Book Fair will include the newest titles as well as books that are fun, interesting and inspirational. Adult titles are also available. Out of town family members may also shop at our online book fair. Visit  http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/holdregemiddleschool1 to place an order. The online fair will be open from October 20, 2014 until November 5, 2014. Books will ship to the school. Help support our school while encouraging your entire family to read!
*The book fair will be open the evening of Tuesday, October 27 and Wednesday, October 28 during Middle School Parent/Teacher Conferences.

Chef Joe Fannon prepared a Special Entree at HMS
Chef Joe Fannon has joined Lunchtime Solutions at Holdrege Public Schools. On Friday, October 10, Chef Joe prepared an a la carte entree of Chicken Lo Mein, a Chinese classic (chicken sauteed with celery, carrots, red cabbage, and tossed with linguine pasta and green onions in a light soy sauce) for HMS students. Many students enjoyed this special treat!
Chef Joe is a U.S. Army veteran, and has been a chef for 20 years. He has worked at local Sioux City restaurants such as Kahill's, Sweet Fanny's and Minerva's. His culinary experiences include locations around the U.S. and include national chains such as Macaroni Grill. Welcome, Chef Joe!

 
New Art Teacher Brings New Projects
by Brandy Edgren
"It looks different in here," is the comment most often heard when students first enter the art room this year.  It does look different.  Along with rearranging the room, a new art teacher brings new ideas and many new projects.  
In art this year, every level is studying different cultures, art history, and learning to use elements and principles to discuss their artwork.  Not only are we creating some amazing masterpieces, but with each project, students practice writing about their creation using at least 5 art vocabulary words and answer questions about the historical connections to their work for 20% of their grade.  Transitions are tough, but with each week that passes, students are becoming more proficient at these challenges, and the end results have been impressive. 

In the art classroom, a few students are rewarded each week, when they see their artwork displayed on the bulletin board reserved for "Really 'Fine' Art of the Week".  If a student's artwork is found in the display, they have automatically earned a "Cookie Coupon."  Two coupons are worth one cookie, which Mrs. Edgren brings to school with her every few weeks.  You can also earn coupons for good behavior or answering tough history question in class discussions. 

In the pictures included, there are examples of a  5th grade Chilkat blanket, a Northwest Native American project, Navajo weavings handcrafted in paper by the 6th graders, and an example of our Mendhi henna hand tattooing designed by 8th grade students.  In addition, the 8th grade bulletin board showcases Day of the Dead sugar skulls, string painting inspired by the Huichol people of Mexico, and real and abstract animals in art.
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