Orders due by May 2, 2014 to School Office or Ms. Andrews.

Yearbook Order Form 2014

 

SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST:

  • A look at the war in Syria
  • A review of the school’s lockers
  • Post-high school decisions to think about
  • Spring Musical Oklahoma

March Paw Print

 

Please enjoy the December/January edition of our school newspaper: The Paw Print, produced by the high school Journalism Class.PawPrint
Please enjoy the December/January edition of our school newspaper: The Paw Print, produced by the high school Journalism Class.

School News Paper: Dec Jan The Paw Print

 

By Kyle

I recently asked Mrs. Wilson, the high school librarian, about Teen Read Week™: what it is, and how Hardin Northern celebrates it.

Teen Read Week™ is a product of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) that, she says, “tries to encourage young people to use their local libraries and read for enjoyment rather than just scholastics.”

Teen Read WeekThe program was started in 1998 and Hardin Northern has been a participant for several years now.

Hardin Northern encourages teen reading with a reward system.

Mrs. Wilson explained to me how during the duration of Teen Read Week™ students could earn “Caught Reading” coupons from teachers and turn them in for candy and a chance to win prizes.

These prizes included Hardin Northern spirit items, gift certificates, gift cards, and a beanbag dorm chair.

The chance to win these prizes was meant to encourage students to use free time after lessons were finished and in study halls after completion of assignments to read instead of just talking or daydreaming.

Another thing that Mrs. Wilson told me that happened during Teen Read Week™ was that former Hardin Northern English teacher Nellie Branan paid a visit to the HN Book Club on Wednesday, October 23.

Upon her visit back to Hardin Northern, Mrs. Wilson tells me that Branan talked about the importance of reading and about the book she wrote, Fritzi Finds a

New Home.

When asked what she believed the kids that met Mrs. Branan got out of her visit, Mrs. Wilson, answered, “She encouraged them the evaluate their favorite books for ideas for their own writing.”

Overall, Mrs. Wilson said the week was a success. She had several coupons turned in that showed that students were reading in their spare time, and that is what Teen Read Week™ encourages students to do.

 

By: McKenzie

Veterans Day is a public holiday held on the anniversary of the end of World War 1 to honor US veterans and victims of all wars.

In 1919, President Wilson named November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day and said the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory…”

Veterans Day

Local Veterans who attended the HN Veterans Day Assembly

The first time Veterans Day became a legal holiday was on November 11, 1938. Veterans Day replaced Armistice Day by striking out the word Armistice and replacing it with the word Veterans on June 1,1954 a day to honor veterans of all wars.

At Hardin Northern, we celebrate Veterans Day by inviting veterans to our school to share stories about wars and how being a veteran is important or special to them. This year we had a handful of veterans come visit us. Kyle Lamb welcomed everyone into the assembly and had the six veterans stand for a warm welcoming.

Lukas Schroder started the pledge of allegiance, and Tiffany Breidenbach, Kylee Hooker, Molly Wilson, and Blake Obenour read off several names of the veterans that are still here with us and those who served and have passed away.

In the middle of the assembly, they played a slide show of war photos and veterans from the Hardin Northern community. The fourth grade class sang the song “Thank a Vet” to end the assembly.

     We all should all be thankful for our veterans and servicemen and women, so when you are sitting at home on Thanksgiving and Christmas, think of our veterans and servicemen and women that are out there fighting for our country.