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Blackhawk Newsletter
January 2016
Hinton Community School
315 W. Grand St.
Hinton, IA 51024
712-947-4329
Volume 22 / Issue 5 www.hintonschool.com 

College Panel
Hinton alum from the Class of 2015 came back to speak to the Class of 2016 in a college panel style format educating students about the basics of roommate relations, financial aid, professors expectations, and successfully making it through the transition of the first few months of college. The students were able to share very practical information about time management, the increased amount of free time available, and the need to be disciplined about making study time a priority. We thank Colton Schau (Coe), Eric Brown (U of I), Tori Clausen (Drake), Holly Pinney (U of I), Drake Craft (NCC), Eddie Kroll (WITCC), Logan Jurgensmeier (WSC), Jordan Danke (ISU), Alexis Koetters (BVU), Abby Cook (USF), and Hannah Dodds (ISU).
Hour of Code
Students in fourth and fifth grade have just completed participation in the Hour of Code, the largest learning campaign in history. In one hour, students can learn that computer science is fun, easy and accessible at all ages. Hour of Code is promoted across the world. During one week in December, the entire world is encouraged to spend one hour coding. Coding is programming and can be done by anyone. Professional athletes, musicians, actors, actresses, entrepreneurs and students are just some of the career types that are featured in the videos. We started off by watching a couple of short videos on coding. We then chose appropriate activities for our age group and worked together to complete an hour of code. Once completed, each student received a certificate for participating in this great event. Students are encouraged to continue on their own with more coding activities.
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December PK-6 Students of the Month
November PK-6 Students of the Month
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Classroom
Band Notes
DECA
English 10
Keyboarding
Sped - Mrs. Coleman
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