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Hopewell-Loudon Schools

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Announcements 10/5/2019

Please use our 24-hour absence line 419-937-2802 when calling in a students absence, leave your name, students name, grade and the reason for the absence. When your student returns to school, a note with the dates of absence, the reason for the absence, and parent signature must be turned into the office.

*** You can always email your child's attendance, appointments or absence excuse to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

**Please update Final Forms immediately to any changes with phone numbers, address or emergency contacts, so we always have the most updated information on file for the safety of your child. Thank you


***Important Dates***

Paint your Parking Spot - Saturday, October 5th @ 4:30 & Sunday, October 6th 1-6pm

Homecoming Spirit Week - October 7th - October 11th

National Honor Society Initiation - Monday, October 7th

Volleyball Senior Night and Mural Dedication - Tuesday, October 8th

Powder Puff and Bonfire - Wednesday, October 9th

School Picture Make-up Day - October 10th

Pep Rally  - October 11th at the end of the day

Homecoming Court Presentation before the Football Game - October 10th

Homecoming Dance - October 12th JH 5:30-7:00 ** HS 8-10:30 Tickets $10

No School - October 14th Columbus Day - Holiday

NHS Blood Drive - October 16th All Day

Sports Physicals - October 16th at 3:00 pm

Senior Picture Day - October 17th at 8:00 AM

Jostens Freshman & Senior Class Meeting - October 21st at 2:00 PM 


CONGRATULATIONS to our H-L 2019 Homecoming Court: (in alphabetical order)

Queen: Sophia Erlanger, Elly Falter, Corrin Hoover, Kayla Reinbolt, and Morgan Searles

King: Carter Coffman, Nate Cook, Jordan Foster, Jordyn Jury, and Travis Milligan

Homecoming Week October 7th - 11th

Spirit Days Monday- PJ Day, Tuesday - VSCO Girl Day, Wednesday - Jersey Day, Thursday - Twin Day, Friday - Color by Class Day: Jr High ~Neon, Freshman ~Black, Sophomores ~White, Juniors ~Gray, Seniors ~Red

GOOD LUCK to the H-L Equestrian Team as they travel to Fulton County fairgrounds in Wauseon this Sunday, October 7th at 8:00 am to compete at the OIHA State Competition. Best of luck to Lauren Suter, Abby DAniel, Kasey Livesay, and Chanelle Lyons.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Urban Soils Judging Team consisting of Emma Shellhammer, Jocelyn Kevengood, Hannah Fought, and Gaige Hess played 5th in the District and have qualified to attend the State Contest on 10/12. The Rural Soil Judging Team consisting of Derian Arbogast, Alicia Gomez, Carlee DEll, Emma Kidd, and Abby DAniel placed 17th in the district.

Blood Drive: Would you like to give to your community? become a blood donor! The first blood drive fo the year is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16th from 8:30-2:00 pm. As always, the Red Cross is in great need of blood donors. Donors must be at least 16 by October 16th. Sign up to donate in Mrs. Jury's room or contact Mrs. Bodart.

Sports Physicals: Physicals will be held on October 16th at 3:00 pm in the locker room area. The cost is $15. Forms can be printed online from Final Forms

Immunization Records: The school is required by law to have a copy of all 7th and 12th grader's new immunization shot records verifying shots are up to date. Please send those records to us NOW.  We have to report by October 15th that all 7th and 12th-grade students had the required shots this year.  If you are unsure if your student is on the list of not compliant, please call the school office. This is only for 7th and 12th graders.

Parking spots: For those who signed up and paid ~ The official Paint Day starts Saturday, October 5th after the football game. Painting is also on Sunday, Oct 6 from 1:00 - 5:00 (Rain date Sunday Oct., 13.) This will be a fun day! Snacks will be provided, music will be playing, and bottled water will be available throughout the day. Please note that painting is only permitted at this specified day and time.

~ Additionally, any students who do not have plans to paint their own parking space are encouraged to help a friend and/or student council paint a few areas on each end of the student parking lot with Chieftain Spirit! See Mrs. Jury to sign up as a volunteer!

Fifth Quarter - Students in grades 7-12 are invited to the all NEW Fifth Quarter after Friday's home football games. Fifth Quarter is located at Hopewell Church of God on County rd 48 immediately following the game, until 11:00 pm. BIG NEWS every time you attend Fifth Quarter this year, you will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win an outing for you and four friends to visit the Haunted Hydro and escape rooms in Fremont, OH. The more times you attend the Fifth Quarter, the better your chances of winning this $100 prize.

Sports passes -are available now in the office. Adults are $50 for $10 punches and Students are $30 for 10 punches.  Save money and buy your sports pass in the office.

Final Forms - Please access Final Forms ASAP and update and sign all documents, as a parent and student. It's very important to always keep this information accurate and current as this is the emergency contact information we use, as well as all mailing labels, get generated with the information you provide when we mail out report cards, notes, and letters throughout the school year.

Early Yearbook Sale is here - Get your yearbook now and save on the 2020 yearbook. the yearbook order form had an error. The cost of the yearbook from now until October 31st is $40, or $45 if you would like personalization. Get your 2020 yearbook for $40 NOW!!!  

Student Parking Permits - All students that drive to school must park in the student parking lot and have a 2019-2020 parking permit displayed on the rearview mirror. Parking permits are handed out in the school office.

DICK'SSporting Goods is currently hiring! Use your knowledge and passion for sports to guide the athletes who shop at DICK'S Sporting Goods this holiday season. Apply online today at and be sure to attend "National Signing Day" on Wednesday, October 16th at your local DICK'S Stores location. Walk-in interviews will be conducted throughout the day. If you're passionate and committed to sports, find out why you belong on our team. Every season starts at DICK'S Sporting Goods.

Attention grades 9-12 next year if you are interested in taking classes through College Credit Plus, there will be an information meeting here at the high school on November 7, 2019, @ 6:00 pm in the Auditeria. Holly Cipriani from Bowling Green State University will be here presenting the information and representatives from Findlay, Owens Community College, Terra Community College, Heidelberg University, and Tiffin University will be available to answer individual questions after the meeting. Please plan to attend. If you need any further information, see Mrs. Hendrix.

HOBY - 2020 Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership. What: HOBY, The Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership is one of the oldest and most prominent youth leadership organizations in the world. The seminar is for a student who feels they are a strong leader, has the courage to speak up their beliefs, has concern for others, and is interested in improving their skills in critical thinking, goal setting, and would like to realize the importance of enhancing their leadership skills. WHO: Current Sophomores WHEN: Approximately June 6-9, 2020 - you must be able to stay the entire time. The exact date will come out on November 16, 2019, WHERE: Ohio Northern University for more information, visit See Mrs. Hendrix in the guidance office or talk to Peyton Burns our representative last year.

Sophomores & Juniors: October 16th, 2019 PSAT test will be given at H-L. If you are a junior taking the test you have the opportunity to be eligible for the National Merit Scholarship. It is a good practice for the ACT & SAT test. If you would like more information or to sign up see Mrs. Hendrix. The cost of the test is $17.00.

Seniors - you are required to have 20 hours of Community Service for Graduation. Those hours are due no later than March 13, 2020. Please turn those into Mrs. Hendrix or Mrs. Hoffman. If you are struggling to get service hours please see Mrs. Hendrix. Also, stop and see Mrs. Hoffman for dates/times of concession stand.

College Corner:

October 3, 2019, @ 12:00 PM Bowling Green State University, visits H-L

October 7, 2019 @ 1:00 PM Tiffin University

October 8, 2019 @ 9:00 AM Owens Community College

Please sign up with Mrs. Hendrix if you would like to speak to any of these colleges.

2019 -2020 Student Organization Meeting Days/Times:

Tuesdays: Student Council - 2nd Tues of the month @7:15 am -Room 264

                   Spanish Club - 4th Tues of the month @7:15 am & after school -Room 264

                   National Honor Society - 1st and 3rd Tues of the month @7:00 am 

                   Traveling Ensemble - Every Tuesday at 7:15 am

Wednesdays: Quiz Bowl - Every Wed at 7:15 am - Room 160

                        Traveling Ensemble - Every Wednesday at 7:15 am

Thursdays: SADD - Every 2nd Thursday at 7:15 am -Room 159

                     Traveling Ensemble - Every Thursday at 7:15 am

Fridays: FFA - 2nd Friday of the month at 6:15 am -Room 543

               "Tribe Time" - every Friday 7:45-8:15 am


REMINDER: Please do not open doors for anyone trying to enter the building...other students, parents, visitors, delivery people etc. Please direct them to enter the office doors. This is a very important part of our security for our building.

Thank you!

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