As the cold February night settled, dozens of eigth grade students and their families headed inside HHS to be greeted by Principal Scott Rowe and Assistant Principals Shelly Kish and Danyce Letkewicz.
Inside the PAC were dozens of families awaiting the start of course selection night: an introduction of what courses are available at HHS, how they work, and how they fit into a student’s schedule.
Rowe took the stage and welcomed the Class of 2020 as he told the soon-to-be freshmen about the coveted Spirit Barrell and talked about how high school pep rallies center around HHS school spirit. He expressed his hopes in having a freshmen class win the Spirit Barrell.
“I would love to see a freshman class, your freshman class, win the Spirit Barrell from the seniors,” said Rowe. “You need to prove to them that you belong in HHS.”
The incoming class of 2020 is the biggest class to ever walk through the front doors of HHS, and with that they will bring the most amount of change to the school than any other class before them.
“We are ecstatic to have the class of 2020,” said Rowe. “They are to bring the biggest amount of change to HHS.”
They also focused on the importance of making the most of high school by joining clubs and taking classes that challenge the student.
“My hope is to see every student be a part of a club and take at least one AP class to challenge themselves.”
Rowe introduced HHS’ counselors to the students and addressed their roles in the school. Blended learning was talked about, with Rowe citing blended learning as a unique experience that many students do not have. He also brought up how important it was for college and how college classes are structured exactly like the blended learning program.
As the night came to a close, questions from students and parents alike were answered.
“My goal for each and every student is to make the most of their high school years,” said Rowe. “Challenge yourselves and do something different. You want to remember these next four years for the rest of your life.”