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Misc Activites

Poster contest winner 2021 Jodie Heal

Fourth grade students were given the opportunity to enter a poster contest back in October sponsored by SCISWA (South Central Iowa Solid Waste Agency). Students were to draw a selfie of themselves recycling. Before Christmas we found out Jodie Heal was one of 25 winners Each winner is highlighted on one page of a 2022 calendar. Jodie's winning poster is on the November page of the calendar. There were more than 500 entries from schools in Lucas, Marion, Monroe, and Poweshiek Counties. Since Victor is partially in Poweshiek County they always include HLV. As a winner she received a t-shirt, a set of Smencils (recycled pencils that smell good), and a sketchbook. Congratulations Jodie! Other students who entered the contest each received a Smencil, and everyone in the class received a calendar.

​The HLV 6th grade class collected gifts to be distributed to area hospitals and nursing homes for Christmas.  They made cards, wrapped the 125 gifts, and a few students helped Mrs. Lender distribute on Christmas.  

2019 Holiday Concert

K & 1st Grade 

2nd & 3rd Grade 

4th Grade 

5th & 6th Grade 

​2019 Elementary Concert Finale (below)

2019 Elementary Honor Band      5th grade-Brielle Andrews, Derek Willett, Hayden Shafer, Diesel Ganka, Raelene Hawkins    6th-  Anna Baetsle and Ema Roberts

2018-19 LITTLE WARRIOR WRESTLING- Prek-Karsen Hansen, Chase Read, Rosco Van Nevel, Henry Van Otegham 

Kindergarten-Logan Arens, Roger Bird, Hunter Cunningham, Jason Johnston, Tryce Timm, Kolt Van Otegham      1st-Jace Ashby, Brooks Dolmage, Malakye Hendrickson, Brekyan Kupka, Breydan Kupka, Adrian Pease, Owen Rhinehart, Trace Westerdale     2nd-Memphis Hawkins, Bryndal Jack, Haevyn Nace, Gage Riffel, Axton Sandvick, Jaxon Smith    3rd-Kaden Baetsle, Cash Hawkins, Jace Jahlas, Lance Milton, Brock York    4th-Jacksyn Bullers, Bryer Jack, Shyla Van Nevel   5th-Raelene Hawkins    6th Hunter Bazyn

2018 Holiday Program video link below 


BAND SOLO CONTESTS- Division 1+ ratings-Anna Baetsle, Janessa Blomme, Cadence Cheney, Haven Hunnelley, Nolan Pirkl, Annie Schabacker          Division I rating-Hailey Jack, Nolan Pirkl, Ema Roberts, Adalynn Shaull, Brody Sternhagen     Division II rating- Hunter Bazyn, Lizzy Grier, Ethan Licht, Peyton Roth, Heather Schafbuch, Devon Weisskopf

SEIBA HONOR BAND- Adalynn Shaull, Anna Baetsle, Annie Schabacker

5 SEASONS HONOR BAND- Haven Nunnelley, Nolan Pirkl

4th Grade Poster Contest Winners- Congratulations to Nicole Gensley and Serenity McClenathan who had their recycling poster chosen to be featured in the  SWISWA yearly calendar. 


The 6th grade class organized donations to be delivered to residents and patients on Christmas Day.  Lexi York, Brody Sternhagen, Ethan Licht, Heather Schafbuch, Kaylee York, Janessa Blomme, and Nolan Pirkl joined Mrs. Lender on Christmas Day to make deliveries to the Grinnell Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Manor, and Brookhaven Nursing Home.  Goodie trays were also delivered to the staff at those locations.  Many positive comments were received from family members through letters and personal contacts.  One of the hospital recipient's wife wrote a hear-warming letter to the class telling that her husband had suffered a debilitating stroke and they were devastated that he wouldn't be going home-but would instead be heading to the nursing home.  She went on to tell how the visit on Christmas Day brought a brightness to their sad day.  It touched the 6th grade so much had they have decided to "adopt" Don while he is at the nursing home.  Students have signed up for every week to write to Don, make cards for him and generally try to brighten his day.  They will be collecting dimes for Don to use for a birthday gift in mid-February.  Sometimes the greatest lessons learned are not in the books.  Again, Mrs. Lender and the students appreciate the support from everyone for this project. 

Misc. Photo Gallery

2017 ART WINNERS Congratulations to the Russian Art Unit winners-1-Faberge Eggs- Trevor Allie and Taylor Otte, 2nd-Marc Chagall Inspired Painting-Shyla Van Nevel, 3rd-Onion Dome Painting-Nicole Gensley, 4th-Onion Dome Painting-Ema Roberts, 5th-Wassily Kandinsky Drawing-Claudia Boyer and Heather Schafbuch, 5th-Khokhloma Bowls-Addy Shaull and Hailey Jack, 6th-Wassily Kandinsky Drawing-Ashlyn Hall.

The winning elementary student's work was exhibited at the HLV Art & Academic Fair.The students also visited the annual elementary art exhibit in Belle Plaine.Super work everyone!!

2017 Writers Workshop-  On Thursday, May 4 twelve 4th and 5th grade students traveled to Coe College to participate in Young Writers' Conference sponsored by Grant Wood AEA.  The purpose of the conference was to celebrate and share student writing.  Students attended an author session, two workshop sessions, and a sharing session.  The guest author this year was Jacqueline Briggs Martin.  Some of her books include Snowflake Bentley, Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious, Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table, and Creekfinding: A True Story. Students who participated included:  Anna Baetsle, Hunter Bazyn, Janessa Blomme, Connor Brooke, Rylea Chandler, Cadie Cheney, McKenzie Kempf, Haven Nunnelley, Nolan Pirkl, Ben Root, Quincie Smith and Brody Sternhagen.  


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!

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