315 West Grand

Hinton, IA 51024

Phone: 712-947-4329

Fax: 712-947-4427

year in which to grow socially, cognitively, and physically.  The program is open to all students who have turned five by September 15, 2009.  The program has no charge and follows the school calendar. 

If your child is 5 years of age on or before September 15, 2009, please call Linda at 947-4327.

By: Jane Krehbiel

Hinton Kindergarten and Discovergarten Round-Up are scheduled for Monday, March 9, 2009.  Two sessions will be offered, with the morning session taking place from 9:00-11:00 AM, and the afternoon session from 1:00-3:00 PM. Parents are asked to register their child by calling the school (947-4327) with this initial information: the child’s full

name, making sure that it is spelled correctly, address, phone number, and birth date.  Early registration is essential to reserve the session you prefer.

Discovergarten is Hinton Community School’s transitional kindergarten program. Discovergarten program provides children with an extra

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Hinton Community School


February 2009

Volume 15 Issue 5

Mission Statement

A Community Dedicated To Developing Responsible Life Long Learners Prepared For Future Challenges.

315 W. Grand St.

Hinton, Iowa 51024


community. Anyone entering the school on Monday morning around 8:30 will find circles of students and teachers sitting on the floor of the gym and surrounding hallways, passing a “talking stick” and sharing news of the weekend followed by a short discussion.  Younger students meet in the classrooms in the elementary hallway. Older students look out for younger ones, helping them get to the right room where they find their group. Topics for discussion include how to respond to bullying, how to get help with a problem, how to solve arguments, and how to be a good friend. Many of the conversations develop from reading Have You Filled A Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud, an allegory about how to help yourself and others get along in a friendly environment.

By: Mary Daniels




Students in grades D-2 and 3-5 are finding community in cross-graded Monday Morning Camps, where weekend news is shared and conversations about how people should treat each other are held. These camp groups number around fifteen, with a

teacher who leads the discussions. The camps are part of this year’s plan to address the climate/culture goal of the school. The goal states that students will feel safe at school and will be treated with respect by members of the school

Monday Camps Create Community