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HMS Student Perform Well in 2014 Invention Convention

Reagan Boyken: 3rd Place
Easy Make Bed
Ethan Twohig: 1st place and Inventor's Choice Award
Cow Keep Cool
Ryan Melroy and Natalie Reed: 3rd Place
Reeloy's Light-up Case
Reagan Boyken: 3rd Place
Easy-Make Bed

The Twenty-third Annual Invention Convention hosted by Educational Service Unit #11 of Holdrege, and organized by Janelle Jack, Director of Gifted Education was held Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Pioneer Village in Minden.  Students were first judged in their grade level which was divided into groups called “Inventor’s Circles”.  There were 14 different Inventor’s Circles which each had a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner.   Results were as follows:   Ryan Melroy and Natalie Reed with the Reeloy’s Light-Up Case-3rd Place, Reagan Boyken with the Easy-Make Bed-3rd  Place, Ethan Twohig  with the Cow Keep Cool-1st  Place.  Ethan also won the Inventor’s Choice Award which is voted on by the Inventors at the Convention.  Included are pictures of each inventor and their inventions:  Ryan Melroy and Natalie Reed, Megan Urbom with the Megan’s Mega Pillow, Christian Chapin and Wes Christensen with the Eletronium, Reagan Boyken, Ethan Twohig, Noah Smith with Hoop It, Jackson Hilyard and Graydon Munn with Auto-Rebounder, Gage Houston and Levi Kruse with the Trash Go, Daniel Stroh with the Sticky Type, Taylor Wiser with the Puppy Proofing App, Lacy Biltoft with the Portable Litter Box, Avery Michalski with the My Closet App, Bryant Fulmer with Message Socks, Dashton Edgren with BMM, Jenessa Landin with Back Up Camera, and Eli Dutcher and Chris McDermott with Stress Grabinator.  The students were proudly coached by Anna Anderson, HMS teacher.

Jenessa Landin
Back Up Camera
Jackson HIlyard & Graydon Munn
Gage Huston & Levi Kruse
Trash Go
Daniel Stroh
Sticky Type
Taylor Wiser
Puppy Proofing App
Lacy Biltoft
Portable Litter Box
Avery Michalski
My Closet App
Dashton Edgren
Bryant Fulmer
Message Socks

Megan Urbom
Megan's Mega Pillow

Christain Chapin & Wes Christensen
Noah Smith
Hoop it
Eli Dutcher & Chris McDermott
Stress Grabinator

February Students of the Month

L to R: Dashton Edgren, Angela Villegas, Madylin Fritsche and Cassidy Connell

Holdrege Middle School
February Students of the Month

Each student was chosen by the core teachers at his or her grade level. These outstanding students receive school-wide recognition and prizes. 
The fifth grade student of the month is Dashton Edgren. Dashton has a good sense of humor, treats classmates with kindness and has a positive attitude. He participates in class and hands in neat, high-quality work. He is patient and respectful in all classes.
Sixth grader Angela Villegas was chosen as student of the month. She is a student who seeks out help and uses her resources thoroughly. She always strives to do her best work.   Working well with others and being kind are two of her strengths.
The seventh grade chose Madylin Fritsche as the February student of the month.  Madylin is a responsible, hard-working young lady.  She has a positive attitude, a good sense of humor and has a knack for including others.
Eighth grader Cassidy Connell is conscientious. She works hard and goes above and beyond to understand her work. She asks questions and is involved in class. Cassidy is kind to others and positive.

HMS Presents People of the Past and Present
by Jordan Hilyard

On March 17, at the Middle School, we will be having our annual People of the Past and Present event. There will be two sessions, one from 6:30-7:15 pm, and the second from 7:30-8:15 pm. Students will convey the person of their choice in a short speech about their life and some of their accomplishments. Bring all of your extra quarters to make them come to life. Only the 7th and 8th grade students that are in Informational Reading will be presenting. The seventh grade will be presenting individuals, and the eighth grade as pairs or small groups. You will meet some people such as Bonnie and Clyde, Albert Einstein, Babe Ruth, and some of the members of the Magnificent Seven. We hope to see you there!

The Scholastic Book Fair will be coming to Holdrege Middle School

March 10-17, 2013.

Hours for viewing the book fair:
Monday, March 10: 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday, March 11: 7:30 am– 2:00 pm & 4:00 - 8:00 pm*
Wednesday, March 12: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm*
Thursday, March 13: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Friday, March 14: No School, Book Fair Online only.
Monday, March 17: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm & 6:00 - 8:00*

Remember......encouraging your child to read helps to ensure his or her success! 
Bring friends and family to do some birthday shopping or stock up on summer reading. 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/holdregemiddleschool2 to place an order. 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, March 11 and Wednesday,March 12 during Middle School Parent/Teacher Conferences, and on Monday, March 17 during The People of the Past and Present event.

Industrial Technology Class Studies Communication
by Mr. Terry Shield
The homerooms of Evans and Schneider are in Industrial Technology this quarter. We have been studying communication. Their final product in communication is the design of a cereal box cover. They are required to do 2 sides and the front and back of the box. They design the required sides using Microsoft Word. They use the 6 elements of design to guide them through the process. The six elements are color, space, unity, balance, readability, and line. The cereal box is evaluated on the elements of design and the cut and fit of the development and the attached sides.