First Day School---Thursday, August 23 First Day Preschool---Monday, August 27
FFA Advisor-Morgan Dietrich
2017 AG FIELD TRIP
On Tuesday, September 26, HLV Ag students and FFA members had the opportunity to tour the Monanto seed production facility in Grinnell. The students spent the morning learning about Monsanto, career opportunities, and then toured both plants where they got to see how seed corn is processed into bagged seed from start to finish. They ended the day with lunch.
Front Row-Nadia Schafbuch, Kayla Jack, Alexis Timm, Rylie Timm, Karlee Timm
Second Row-Madison Weiermann, Makayla Kochuyt, Ty Kruse, Reed Ward, Owen Van Waus, Brendan Wood, Darrin Huber, Leo Ehrenberger, Trase Kriegel, Hunter Lynn
Third Row-Kaity Berry, Makenna Nowotny, Mandi Niemeyer, Levi Stevens, Brandon Schafbuch, Sam Gensley, Kody Timm, Will Bayer, Brandon Davis, Lyden Klesner
Leadership Conference 2016
by Nate Van Buren
On April 19th-21st the HLV FFA chapter took part in the 88th Iowa FFA Leadership Conference in Ames, Iowa. This is the second year that the FFA chapter has attended the event that hosted over 5,000 students from 226 FFA chapters across the state of Iowa.This year the HLV FFA chapter took 13 FFA member and two advisors.
On April 19th the group departed from the school at 3:30 P.M. westbound towards Ames. Immediately upon arriving in Ames students toured the Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine. While there students were given the opportunity to see the many classrooms, dissection labs, surgery suites, as well as the the small and large animal hospitals. Following the tour students dined at Ames Mongolian grill, before their stay at the Hilton Garden Inn of Ames. Students enjoyed their evening at Perfect Games with bowling, lazer tag, and an arcade.
Monday kicked off the official beginning of the Iowa FFA Convention. Edmond Henning who advanced through sub-district and district competition, competed among 11 other students in the Career Development Event, Extemporaneous Speaking. Ed gave an excellent performance, and earned a gold rating. Ed was later recognized on stage during the 1st general session, along with the 3 other students who achieved a gold.
Other activities that students participated in Monday morning included the college/career fair, which included trade schools, community colleges, and universities from across the Midwest. Students were able to spectate one of the over 12 Career Development Events; including Conduct of Meetings, Parliamentary Procedure, Ag Broadcasting, FFA Creed Speaking, among many more. Workshops were also available for students to participate in, focusing primarily on leadership in agriculture.
Monday afternoon the chapter traveled 10 south of Ames to the Monsanto Learning center in Huxley Iowa. While at the Learning Center students learned about seed and planting technology used today in commercial production. Following the 2 hour tour of Monsanto students returned to the Hilton Coliseum for the first general session of the FFA Convention. Rick Rigsby, a renowned motivational speaker gave the keynote address and filled Hilton with laughter.
Monday night ended for the students with an FFA barbeque at the newly constructed ISU livestock pavilion. Following the barbeque the students enjoyed FFA Fun Night at Iowa State's Memorial Union, and learned how to line dance.
The final day of the convention students toured Ag Leader Technology in Ames. While visiting Ag Leader students learned about the story of the company, technology, and future of agriculture. Students were able to see how precision planting and yield monitor technology are designed and manufactured. Following their early tour of Ag Leader students returned to attend the second general session of the convention, which recognized students and chapters across the state for their accomplishments.
With a break between sessions students toured the Iowa State University campus, ate a Mexican lunch at El Azteca restaurant, and toured the many livestock farms owned and operated by Iowa State. Lastly students took part in the closing convention session, before traveling back to Victor.
FFA Advisor Corey Van Otegham said in regards to the convention, "This is a great experience for students to be able to see what other FFA chapters are doing across the state, and bring some of those ideas back to our chapter. Edmond did an outstanding job in Extemporaneous Speaking, and my goal is to bring more individuals and teams to compete in the many Career Development Events that the FFA has to offer. The students had fun, got to meet other FFA members from other chapters, and toured some businesses that help tie the industry to what we learn in the classroom. The students are excited, and we're already starting to make plans for next year."
Spring Award's Concert Link (copy and paste in your browser.
Meistersinger Honor Band-Tacy Andrews
SEIBA HONOR BAND-Melana Blomme
SEIBA ELEMENTARY HONOR BAND- Adalynn Shaull, Anna Baetsle, Annie Schabacker
5 SEASONS HONOR BAND- Melana Blomme, Colton Boyer, Janessa Blomme, Haven Nunnelley, Nolan Pirkl
SOLO CONTESTS- Division 1+ Rating- Melana Blomme, Colton Boyer, Courtney Rhinehart, Anna Baetsle, Janessa Blomme, Cadence Cheney, Haven Nunnelley, Nolan Pirkl, Annie Schabacker. Division I Rating-Colton Boyer, Ashlyn Hall, Courtney Rhinehart, Kyrah Sissel, Emily Waline, Hailey Jack, Nolan Pirkl, Ema Roberts, Adalynn Shaull, Brody Sternhagen. Division II Rating-Colton Boyer, Clayton Essick, Dylan Schafbuch, Hunter Bazyn, Lizzy Grier, Ethan Licht, Peyton Roth, Heather Schafbuch, Devon Weisskopf.
INSTRUMENTAL DIRECTOR-ANTHONY LYNN
Junior High 5 Seasons Honor Band 2018-Melana Blomme, Colton Boyer, Janessa Blomme, Haven Nunnelley, Nolan Pirkl
SEIBA Elementary Honor Band 2018-Adalynn Shaull, Anna Baetsle, Annie Schabacker
CONCERT VIDEO LINKS
Spring Spectacular March 2, 2017 Senior High Band https://vimeo.com/206680679/1617906e73
Contest Results- 2017-
Congratulations to those elementary and junior high band students that participated in the solo contest in Grinnell on Feb. 11. HLV band students were involved in 24 solos and received 19 Division I (superior) awards and 5 Division II (excellent) awards. Melana Blomme also received the award for Best in Center meaning her solo was the best the judge heard all day. Congratulations musicians!
SOUTHEAST IOWA BAND MASTERS HONOR BAND
Melana Blomme performed in the Southeast Iowa Band Masters Honor Band on Saturday, January 21st in the new Voxman School of Music at the University of Iowa. Melana was chosen for this honor through an audition held on January 7th in Fairfield. The majority of students making it through the audition were from the large metropolitan schools in the Iowa City and Quad Cities areas. She was the only class A student involved in the honor band. The band performed under 2 directors Mr. David Newport, the retired director for Grinnell Community High School and Robert Sheldon, music educator and composer. The band under the direction of Mr. Sheldon performed Hawkeye Overture which was specially written for this band and it was the world premiere for this selection.Congratulations to Melana for this honor.
2017 Track Team
Rachel DeRycke, Morgan Rhinehart, Nadia Schafbuch, Madi Tapley, Macie Boots, Haley Coats, Shary Hinshaw, Makenna Nowotny, Annah Pierce, Emma Cheney, Mariah Doran, Mackenzie Lynn, Maddy Weiermann, Nicole Schnebbe, Paris Sissel. Coach Theresa Smith
Contest Results- 2017
Congratulations to those elementary and junior high band students that participated in the solo contest at Grinnell on February 11, 2017. HLV band students were involved in 24 solos and received 19 Division I (superior awards) and 5 Division II (excellent awards). Melana Blomme received an award for Best in Center. This means that of all the solos that the judge heard, they thought hers' was the best of all. Congratulations musicians.
DANCE COACH-HEATHER SCOVILLE
2018-19 Dance Team
Makenna Nowotny (captain), Nadia Schafbuch (captain), Brandi Baetsle, Chloe Burmahl, Annah Pierce, Jolynne Schnebbe, Makenna Weiermann, Anna Dursky, Colton Boyer, and Chelle Thys.
2017-2018 Momentum Dance Team
Nadia Schafbuch, Makenna Nowotny-co-captains
Chloe Burmahl, Madi Tapley, Maddy Weiermann, Charlee Fruendt, Jolynne Schnebbe, Makenna Weiermann, Ashleen Nowotny, Anna Dursky, Brandi Baetsle
2017 STATE DANCE- Congratulations to the Dance Team for an awesome date at the Iowa State Dance Championships. The team got Division I ratings in both of their routines and brought home the 3rd place trophy in the Class I lights category. They also placed 5th and received a trophy in the Class I Pom category. These are the first trophies the girls dance team has ever brought home from state!
2016-2017 Momentum Dance Team
Senior Paris Sissel (co-captain)
Juniors-Maddy Weiermann, Charlee Fruendt, Emily Schabacker, Mandi Niemeyer
Sophomores-Makenna Nowotny (co-captain), Chloe Burmahl, Annah Pierce, Jolynne Schnebbe
Freshman-Nadia Schafbuch, Madi Tapley, Makenna Weiermann, Kaylyn Davis
2016-2017 State Competition Results
Division I rating in Class I Pom, Division I rating in Small School Lights
2017-18 SCISWA 4th grade poster contest winners. This year Nicole Gensley and Serenity McClenathan had their poster chosen to be included on the yearly calendar. Great Job Girls!
2016 POSTER CONTEST WINNERS
This fall students in Mrs. Collingwood's 4th grade class were given the opportunity to enter a poster contest sponsored by the South Central Iowa Solid Waste Agency. The theme this year was "SCISWA is Your Resource." Jennifer Frampton, the Program Coordinator for the agency, came on Wednesday, Dec. 21 to present calendars to all the students. She presented smencils to students who submitted a poster for the poster contest. Two HLV students were winners-Ema Roberts and Lizzy Grier. Their art work was chosen to be part of the 2017 calendar. The girls each received a T-shirt and a set of smencil colored pencils. Congratulations girls!
May 2018 Awards Concert (copy and paste in your browser)
REAL MEN SING CHOIR- Kyle Frank, Daniel Andrews, Ty Kruse, Mason Fruendt
SICL HONOR CHOIR- Kyle Frank, Charlee Fruendt, Emely Martinez, Mitchell Thys, Alannah Walker, Danny Andrews, Bobbi Jo Baetsle, Sydney Demmel, Jolynne Schnebbe, Shary Hinshaw
DUTCH MASTERS SHOW CHOIR INVITATIONAL-3rd place 1A
JEFFERSON SHOW CHOIR INVITATIONAL-3rd place 1A
HIGH SCHOOL SOLO CONTEST- Division I rating-Alannah Walker, Division II rating- Kyle Frank, Madison Weiermann
VOCAL DIRECTOR-REBECCA DESOUZA
2017 Honor Choir Members- Sydney Demmel, Alannah Walker, Bobbi Jo Baetsle, Jolynne Schnebbe, Shary Hinshaw, Charlee Fruendt, Emely Martinez, Danny Andrews, Mitchell Thys, Kyle Frank
Spring Spectacular March 2, 2017
Senior High Choir https://vimeo.com/206685296/9c8ee9909c
Satin and Brass Clips March 9, 2017
Show Choir https://vimeo.com/207795756/bf79976bf4
Opening Act https://vimeo.com/207803436/6033801043
Here Comes Treble https://vimeo.com/207805001/2f1b4cf6cf
2016 Wartburg College Festival
During the first weekend in October, Tucker Jones and Ty Kruse were among the 700 male singers who participated in the Wartburg College Real Men Sing Festival. The day included rehearsal with the festival choirs, special performances by Wartburg's two men's ensembles as well as a private concert and Q and A from the world renowned men's a cappella group, Cantus. The day ended with an evening concert featuring all groups and concluded with a mass choir piece, the South African freedom song, "Tshotsholoza". It was a wonderful opportunity for high school these two high school men to join together for a unique and exciting day.
Charlotte's Web will be Nov. 4 at 7:00 at Longfellow Elementary in Belle Plaine. There will also be a performance on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2:00 Admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students.
HLV cast members are: Alannah Walker, Dan Andrews, Jr., Makenna Weiermann, Kyle Frank, Sydney Demmel, Madison Weiermann, Ashleen Nowotny, and Macie Boots.
Beauty and the Beast will be the spring musical at HLV. Details later.
Willy Wonka Photos 2016-17
2016 Fall Play-"Once Upon a Fairytale"
Head Coach- Wes Warwick Asst. Coach- Kyle Henstorf
12- Mitch Thys 11-Brendan Wood, Dean Shaull, Cody Frahm 10-Carson Cheney, Caden Fontinel, Will Bayer, Kody Timm, Brody Wolf 9-Ethan Kupka, Leo Ehrenberger, Bobby Scoville, Marcus Kolesar, Garrett Westerdale, 8-Beau York, Ben Thys, Donavin Kruse
2018 Post Season
SICL All Conference
Tournament- HLV defeated BGM and Highland before falling to undefeated Lisbon.
2018-Beau York, Ben Thys, Donnie Kruse, Jack Cheney, Austin Van Hamme, Carter Scholtus, Derek Weisskopf, Boston York, Dalton Lynn, Ethan Licht, Max Henstorf, Brody Sternhagen, Blacke Wolf, Julian Martinez, Ben Root, Cole Fontinel.
2017 Post Season Honors
Mitch Thys-All Conference 1st Team Utility Player
Brendan Woods-All Conference 2nd Team Infielder
Dean Shaull-All Conference 2nd Team Outfielder
Carson Cheney-All Conference Honorable Mention
Kody Timm- All Conference Golden Award
Juniors-Ben Toyne, Mitch Thys, Brandon Schafbuch, Ben Wolf
Sophomores-Dean Shaull, Cody Frahm, Brendan Wood
Freshmen-Caden Fontinel, Carson Cheney, Kody Timm, Will Bayer, Brody Wolf, Reed Ward
8th Grader-Marcus Kolesar
8th Graders-Kaleb Sternhagen, Leo Ehrenberger, Bobby Scoville, Garrett Westerdale, Marcus Kolesar, Sean Blankenship, Hunter Lynn, Owen Bayer
7th Graders-Donnie Kruse, Colton Boyer, Sully Smith, Ben Thys, Beau York
6th Grade-Jack Cheney