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Brad Hohensee

Superintendent

Your Role at HLV:

Superintendent

Additional Responsibilities:



Educational Background:

BS Wayne State

MA  UNL

Specialist Degree- UNL

Hobbies or Special Interests:

Spending time with family, woodworking, traveling, camping

What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV?

Being able to impact the learning environments of a new group of students and staff.  
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Karla Robison

Guidance Counselor

Your Role at HLV:

Guidance Counselor

Additional Responsibilities:

Coming Soon

Educational Background:

B.A. from William Penn University in English/Language Arts, Secondary Education with a minor in Special Education, M.S. from Drake University in Rehabilitative and School Counseling

Hobbies or Special Interests:

I enjoy gardening and reading, as well as being at home with my two children and husband.

What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV?

I enjoy gardening and reading, as well as being at home with my two children and husband.

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Beau Jack

PE Teacher
Activities Director
Head JH Football Coach
Head Varsity Wrestling
JH Softball Coach
Assistant Varsity Softball Coach

Your Role at HLV:

PE Teacher


Additional Responsibilities:

Activities Director

Head JH Football Coach

Head Wrestling Coach

JH Softball/Asst Var Softball Coach

Educational Background:

Coming Soon

Hobbies or Special Interests:

Coming Soon

What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV?

Coming Soon

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WARRIORS OF THE WEEK FOR OCTOBER 28, 2016

Congratulations to the Warriors of the Week for October 28, 2016. Front row: Trevor Allie, Kaylie Donnelly and Paisley Allee. Back row: Alex Hull, Wyatt Robison, and Maci Mason.

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WARRIORS OF THE WEEK FOR OCTOBER 21, 2016

Congratulations to the following students for being Warrior of the Week the week of October 21, 2016. Hayden Schafer, Brandon Wagner, Kerstin Nail, Layla Beal, and Tieryn Sissel

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WARRIORS OF THE WEEK FOR OCTOBER 14, 2016

Congratulations to the Warriors of the Week for October 14, 2016. Front row: Brayden Schlesselman and Hayden Gasper. Middle row: Quincie Smith, Cash Hawkins, Kodie Holcomb, Cade Hollowell, and Brayden Walker. Back row: Stevie Heal, Garrett Wintermeyer, Boston York, and Hunter Conaway

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Stacia Weisskopf

Instructional Coach

Your Role at HLV:

Instructional Coach

Additional Responsibilities:

Lead Learning Team Member

Educational Background:

University of Northern Iowa K-6 Elementary Education, K-6 Reading, Masters in Literacy

Hobbies or Special Interests:

Shopping, Iowa Cubs games, reading, spending time with my family


What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV?

I enjoy teaching in my hometown and having a connection with the families. I like how closely the parents work with the teachers to provide the best education possible for their children. I like how close the k-6 teachers work together.

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ACT Prep Websites

​For free ACT prep questions go to: 

www.ACTstudent.org/testprep/index.html - you are able to buy a program, but the free questions are a good source as well. See Mrs. Robison for a free Preparing for the ACT booklet which has prep questions too. 

www.IHaveaPlanIowa.gov - This is the same website students store their online four year plans. If a student has forgotten his/her login please see Mrs. Robison. If a student has not created a I Have A Plan account, please see Mrs. Robison for directions. The test prep questions are under college planning section. This is very thorough in reviewing each section of the test and will keep track of your scores within each section. 

www.number2.com - You will need to create a login for this site. It is an excellent site which has a word of the day and question of the day. This website came recommended from ICAN.

www.march2success.com - for students needing to prepare for the ASVAB or ACT. This website has free information and also informational videos about financial aid and application process. Site recommended by HLV's Army recruiter.

SAT Question of the day: Test your knowledge on a daily basis click here to answer.

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Toll Free Youth Support Numbers

​For anyone needing assistance in a crisis please call 911 first. 

Here are some numbers which can help youth in need of assistance.

AIDS/HIV 1-800-443-8336

Child Abuse 1-800-422-4453

Domestic Violence 1-800-942-0333

Drug/Alcohol Addiction 1-800-443-8336

Eating Disorders 1-800-443-8336

Iowa Teen Health Line 1-800-443-8336

Legal Assistance 1-800-728-1172

Poison Information 1-800-222-1222

Runaway 1-800-999-9999

Sexual Abuse/Assault 1-800-443-8336

Suicide 1-800-784-2433

Rape Crisis Line 1-800-228-1625

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Study Strategies 101

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Scholarship websites recommended by ICAN

Here are a list of scholarship databases who will search for scholarships according to your interests and areas of need. Please be careful when accessing such websites. Do not pay anyone to search for scholarships, these websites are free. It is recommended you set up a separate email address to send all of the search results to; your email box will fill up fast from these websites.


College Board

College Board's Scholarship Search will take answers you give in a brief questionnaire and use them to find scholarship opportunities. College Board has a database of more than 2,300 sources of college funding, totaling nearly $3 billion in available aid.http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp


FastWeb

At FastWeb, you'll answer a detailed questionnaire. The site uses the information to find scholarships, colleges, internships, jobs and more. FastWeb's database contains more than 1.3 million scholarships worth more than $3 billion.http://www.fastweb.com/


IHaveaPlanIowa

IHaveaPlanIowa lets you search for scholarships, careers and colleges. The Scholarship Finder has several questions that will connect you to a personalized list of scholarships and financial aid. You can save your list in an online account. https://secure.ihaveaplaniowa.gov/default.aspx


Kaarme Scholarship Search

Find information on over 100,000 scholarships with no login required. Kaarme never sells or leases student's data. http://kaarme.com/find_scholarships


Scholarships.com

Create an account at www.scholarships.com to search for scholarships available nationwide. You may also sign up to receive notifications on new opportunities. http://www.scholarships.com/


StudentScholarships.org

This website lists a variety of national scholarships sponsored by foundations and companies within the United States. You will need to register, but it is free. www.studentscholarships.org


School Soup

SchoolSoup.com is the most comprehensive free online scholarship resource for private and college/university specific scholarships available to assist students in obtaining a higher education. http://www.schoolsoup.com/scholarship-directory/

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Job Shadows and Internships

Seniors/Juniors: Do you have a dream career in mind? If you do- or if you have just started to explore options – please consider applying for an internship experience coordinated by the Workplace Learning Connection. The internship program is designed to help you make those important future education and career decisions by getting out and exploring a career that interests you. Please see our school contact/guidance department if you want to apply. Applications for winter and spring 2017 Internship terms are due to WLC by November 1!  Sumer and Fall Internship applications will open December 11, 2017 and will close February 6th, 2018.  Click here to apply for an internship

Job Shadow Applications are due September 15 at 3:00 PM.  Click here to apply.

Information can be found at www.workplace-learning.org

WLC is connecting today's students to tomorrow's careers!

Once you have participated in your job shadow please fill out the survey online:

http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22DEGC79G47? and give your THANK YOU to Mrs. Robison.

Sophomores and Juniors

Internships are a great way to identify the type of profession you would like to pursue and looks great on a resume and college/scholarship applications.  Workplace Learning Connection is now accepting applications for summer and fall internships. If you are interested apply online for a Summer or Fall internship 2018. For more information click on the Workplace Learning link below. Click here to apply.  Applications open December 11, 2017 and will close February 6th, 2018.

For more information about job shadows and internships go to: www.workplace-learning.org


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Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) & Iowa College Aid

http://www.icansucceed.org/

Search for scholarships, learn about life after high school, know what the next steps are in applying for college. A very useful website for all high school students and parents alike. 

Check out the attachments below. You will find a countdown to college calendar for juniors and seniors, a checklist for seniors to make sure you get everything done to prepare for college, and a list of questions to ask when you visit a college campus. 

www.iowacollegeaid.gov

Peruse the state scholarships that are available, understand the financial aid process, and get a handle of student loan debt.

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Information about bullying

What Is The Definition of Bullying?

A lot of young people have a good idea of what bullying is because they see it every day! Bullying happens when someone hurts or scares another person on purpose and the person being bullied has a hard time defending himself or herself. Usually, bullying happens over and over.

  • Punching, shoving, and other acts that hurt people physically
  • Spreading bad rumors about people
  • Keeping certain people out of a "group"
  • Teasing people in a mean way
  • Getting certain people to "gang up" on others
Bullying also can happen online or electronically. Cyberbullying is when children or teens bully each other using the Internet, mobile phones or other cyber technology. This can include:
  • Sending mean text, email, or instant messages
  • Posting nasty pictures or messages about others in blogs or on Web sites
  • Using someone else's user name to spread rumors or lies about someone

CYBERBULLYING

Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power or strength. Usually, it is repeated over time. Traditionally, bullying has involved actions such as: hitting or punching (physical bullying), teasing or name-calling (verbal bullying), or intimidation through gestures or social exclusion. In recent years, technology has given children and youth a new means of bullying each other.

Cyberbullying, which is sometimes referred to as online social cruelty or electronic bullying, has been defined as "an aggressive, intentional act carried out by a group or individual, using electronic forms of contact, repeatedly and over time against a victim who cannot easily defend him or herself" (Smith et al., 2008, p. 376).

Cyberbullying can involve:

  • Sending mean, vulgar, or threatening messages or images
  • Posting sensitive, private information and/or lies about another person
  • Pretending to be someone else in order to make that person look bad
  • Intentionally excluding someone from an online group (Willard, 2005)

Children and youth can cyberbully each other through:

  • Emails
  • Instant messaging
  • Text or digital imaging messages sent on cell phones
  • Social networking sites
  • Web pages
  • Blogs
  • Chat rooms or discussion groups
  • Other cyber technologies

Bullying via instant messaging appears to be particularly prevalent (Dehue et al., 2008; Kowalski et al., 2008).

Stop Bullying Now. (2010). http://www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/adults/cyber-bullying.aspx

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I Have a Plan Iowa and other college planning websites

​Access your 4 year plans, take interest inventories, practice for your ACTs, research careers and colleges, find scholarships all here!

https://secure.ihaveaplaniowa.gov/default.aspx

Activities Resume builder - all high school students will begin their activities resume during the 2013-2014 school year. This will be helpful for students when they are seniors and need to recall dates and activities to apply for colleges, scholarships, and asking others for letters of recommendation. Please click on the below attachment - fill it out and share it back with Mrs. Robison for safe keeping in Google Docs.


The U.S. Army Education Program Guide,

a guide for students, parents, and educators. You can find the guide here:

http://www.npc-pubs.com/RecruiterJournal/Education-Guide2013

This guide contains useful information covering many of the Army's education

related programs. Among these is March2Success, a free, state-of-the-art,

interactive, web-based program designed to help student in grades 7-12

improve their skills in math, science, and English. With content developed

by Peterson's, it is also a powerful tool for ACT prep and classes geared

toward college success.


Iowa Workforce Development

http://www.hlvhighschool.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/

Search for jobs and help plan your future.


My Future.com

Search for colleges around the nation, get national career statistics, and understand the many military careers there are. 

Go to http://www.myfuture.com/ to start searching.


O-Net

Get the latest average salaries, job outlooks, and information about careers from the US Department of Labor's website. http://www.onetonline.org/


Accredited Online Colleges and Universities 

a free comprehensive and informative resource that ranks each university in America by size, degrees offered, tuition costs, admission rates, graduation rates, and retention rates. www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/Iowa/


HLV's Accredited and RAI Approved Courses

Please see the attachment below for a list of HLV courses the state Regents have approved for the Regent Admission Index.




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Financial Aid and FAFSA Information

College Bowl Sunday - get Free FAFSA help.

Encourage your students to get free help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) next Monday, February 10.

Iowa College Goal Sunday will be held in these locations:

  • Cedar Rapids (Kirkwood Community College)
  • Council Bluffs (Iowa Western Community College)
  • Iowa City (KirkwoodCommunity College)
  • Perry (DMACC - Perry Vankirk Career Academy)

During Iowa College Goal Sunday, volunteers will help families with the FAFSA, the government-required form for many types of financial aid for college. For specific location information including dates and times visit www.IowaCGS.org.

College Goal Sunday Scholarship
This year each student who attends an Iowa CGS event AND completes the survey will be entered to win one of four $500 Scholarships. Scholarships can be used at any accredited college or university in the United States.

Reminder: The priority filing deadline for the following state-administered financial aid programs is March 1, 2013:

·All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship (AIOS): FAFSA and Iowa Financial Aid Application deadline is March 1

·All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant (FCG): FAFSA and Iowa Financial Aid Application deadline is March 1 for renewals

·Education Training Voucher (ETV): FAFSA and Iowa Financial Aid Application deadline is March 1 for renewals

·Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship: FAFSA and Iowa Financial Aid Application deadline is March 1

Upon completion of the FAFSA, all Iowa resident applicants will now have the option to link to the Iowa Financial Aid Application directly from their FAFSA confirmation page. This not only streamlines the federal and state financial aid application process for Iowa applicants but also solidifies access to the Iowa application for individuals who may not be informed of its availability.

On March 4, 2013, Commission staff will send an email notice to counselors that have All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship and Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship applicants to certify (verifying GPAs, ACT/SAT scores, etc). Links to the online certification systems will also be sent with that notice.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to let us know. You can reach our office at 877-272-4456 (option 3) or grants@iowacollegeaid.gov.

Federal Student AID (FSA) is a great source for understanding the financial aid process. For a plethora of information go to www.studentaid.gov.

Financial Aid websitesTo apply for your pin before filing the FAFSA online go to www.pin.ed.gov FAFSA website: www.fafsa.gov File your financial aid application as soon as you file your taxes or by the college/university deadline.

Acronyms you will need to understand when filing your FAFSA or receiving award letters:

EFC~ Expected Family Contribution. This number represents an index colleges use to determine how much financial aid you will need to attend the college/university of choice. It is always a larger number then you expect, this is not how much you will have to pay for your child to attend college.

COA~ Cost of Attendance. There are 5 categories colleges and universities add in to determine how much a student will need to live and go to school somewhat comfortably. They are tuition and fees and room and board which the school will bill you for. The other indirect costs you can receive financial aid for are books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses. Please be knowlegable when accepting student loans to cover cost of living and understand that interest may or may not start accruing before graduation.

To better understand how much student loan debt your student will be able to afford after college graduation go to www.studentloan.org/gameplan. Borrow wisely.

SAR~Student Aid Report. You will receive a SAR after filing your FAFSA, this summarizes the information you submitted on the FAFSA.

Award Letters. You will receive an award letter from each college you have been admitted to and has received your FAFSA application. Please read the award letter carefully and understand you may appeal for a different award letter, sometimes colleges may find more money that is available or was not accepted by other students. Please follow the directions stated in your award letter carefully. If you are having trouble interpreting your award letter, please do not hesitate to give me a call, the financial aid office at the college, or an ICAN representative.

For more information or virtual presentations explaining the financial aid process, scholarship search, and questions about planning for college go to www.ICANsucceed.org.

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Carol Healey

Superintendent Secretary
Athletic Secretary, Transportation Secretary, Library Associate

Your Role at HLV:

Superintendent Secretary

Athletic Secretary

Transportation Secretary

Elementary Library Associate

Additional Responsibilities:

Help coordinate summer rec and winter youth basketball.  

Educational Background:

HLV High School Graduate

Hobbies or Special Interests:

Reading, attending sports, camping, cross stitching and crafts, grandkids

What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV?

Interacting with the students and seeing them grow and change.

The variety as every day is something different.  ​

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Ellie Hawkins

PK-12 Secretary

Your Role at HLV:

K-12 Secretary/Principal's Secretary



Additional Responsibilities:



Educational Background:

Graduated from HLV in 2002.  Associates degree-Indian Hills in 2004, 1 year Buena Vista



Hobbies or Special Interests:

Being outdoors, reading, writing, 4-H, camping, girl scouts, cub scouts, farmers markets. 

What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV

Being able to see all the kids everyday and all of their waves and smiles. 


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Lori McClenathan

Business Manager

Your Role at HLV:

Business Manager

Additional Responsibilities:



Educational Background:

Graduate Iowa State 

Iowa School Business Management Academy

Hobbies or Special Interests:

Attending grandchildren's sporting events and 4-H events. 

What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV?

watching our students succeed
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Samantha Anderson

K-12 Art
Art Club Sponsor
Set Director

Your Role at HLV:

K-12 Art

Additional Responsibilities:

Art Club director, Set Construction director for annual musical.

Educational Background:

B.A. in English Literature from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. B.S. in Art Education from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Hobbies or Special Interests:

I love to travel, dance, and eat chocolate!

What do you enjoy most about your role at HLV?

I really enjoy the opportunity to work with students of all ages.

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District Contact

Phone: 319-647-2161
Fax: 319-647-2164
Address: 402 5th Street
Victor, IA 52347