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Help Our Kids Win the Race!
Help Our Kids Win the Race!
Thursday, October 03, 2019

Hello parents and community friends!

Election Day, November 5th, will be here before we know it.

I’m grateful we still have more than a month to talk about the Sinking Fund Proposal and what it means to the future of Hemlock Public School District.

The conversations I’m having with people in our community who are committed to excellent public education are both inspiring and beneficial.

Everyone wants to learn how creating a Sinking Fund will help HPSD respond to the long list of major repairs, upgrades, and maintenance issues presently challenging portions of our aging facilities without taking away resources intended for the classroom and instruction.

Basically, our Sinking Fund Proposal requests a 1.5 mill property tax levy for 10 years. For a homeowner with a $150,000 house ($75,000 taxable SEV), this works out to an annual cost of about $112.50 per year or $9.38 per month.

For more comprehensive information regarding how we are working to Help Our Kids Win the Race and the election info site, see the link below or click here.

We chose this theme because so many wonderful things are happening in our schools every day – and we all need to do what we can to keep our positive momentum going.

Please take a quick look at the mini-stories provided by our three school principals.

You’ll see we are growing skills and character in HPSD firmly anchored in the values of our caring and hard-working community.

At K.C. Ling Elementary, we are building future leaders!
I’m Lori Gensch, the principal at our ECC & Hemlock Elem.
and K.C. Ling (for grades 1-4). Take a look at one way
we’re building tomorrow’s leaders at K.C. Ling. Full Story

Want to get a peek into the classroom of the future?
I’m Terry Keyser, the principal at Hemlock Middle School.
Check out how our focus on
Communication–Collaboration–Creativity–Critical Thinking
are helping our students prepare for future success in their
college and career paths. Full Story

At HHS, our Huskie Nation is strong and growing!
I’m Keith Green, principal at Hemlock High School. The new
tradition at our Friday night home football games is just one
way we grow the community at our school. Learn more about it. Full Story

In closing, here is the link to all of our election related info:

You’re also invited to these three upcoming events, too!

Our principals are hosting three 45-minute “Help Our Kids Win
the Race
” Info Meetings.

• Middle School – Wed., Oct. 16th at 6 pm
  focus: Classroom of the Future
• High School – Tues., Oct. 22nd at 6 pm
  focus: Extending Academic Rigor
• K.C. Ling – Wed., Oct. 23rd at 6 pm
  focus: Encouraging Better Citizenship

We want to provide you with all of the information you need about
our Sinking Fund Proposal.

Please contact me if I can be helpful in any way.

Thanks for your time and consideration!

Don Killingbeck, Superintendent
ph: (989) 642-5282