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A few updates for you tonight! In sports action, the HHS Senior girls are off to Marathon to complete in the NSSSAA finals on Wednesday. The ladies will play Manitouwadge first, then depending on a win or a loss, they will play either for the gold medal, or the bronze medal.
In artistic news, Sophia Perlman is once again back in town, helping to build capacity around the arts in small communities. She has some great plans in place for our youth and community and will be assisting with music education and other great art projects.
In further sports news, following volleyball, we move into badminton season. We strongly encourage kids to participate in the sport.
On Wednesday, February 12th, the two girls teams travelled to Wawa to take on the MHS VIkings! The senior girls continued their winning ways, taking both games against a tough MHS squad.
In exciting, junior girls action, the girls proved that their dedication to practice and improving has served them well! They split their games with MHS, keeping their playoff hopes alive. They will now travel back to Wawa on Tuesday, to compete against the Chevalier of Ecole St. Joseph! The Junior ladies are in tough, needing to win both games, in order to qualify for the playoffs,which take place the following day, in Marathon.
Senior girls have qualified for the playoffs, and will compete in Marathon on Wednesday, next week!
The second season of sports for the 2019-2020 school year, has continued to chug along, despite challenges posed by weather conditions as well as labour strife.
The HHS junior and senior volleyball girls headed to Chapleau today, to play several games against Trillium High and Chapleau High. Each team played once against Trillium (as we hosted them in the fall) and twice against CHS. Considering the 3.5+ hour trip each way, this is a long and challenging day for our ladies.
With some pressure from CHS, our senior girls were stretched to the limit, but were able to come out on top, winning all three matches. While we still have a double header in Wawa on Wednesday, this all but assures a spot in the finals, however we have to wait for other scores to come in, as well as Wednesday's games.
In junior action, our ladies played valiantly, coming away with a victory, and two close losses. As is often the case, junior volleyball is a process of developing talent and skill, and oftentimes, learning the game for the first time, so we are very proud of their progress, and it will bode so well for them in the coming years.
Stay tuned to hornepayne.com for updates on Wednesday's action, and how it all pans out next week, considering we are all, also trying to dodge potential labour strife, to be able to finish our season and compete for a championship!
An extra special thanks to Ms. Jaremy and Ms. Biribauer, for being at the school at 5:30 AM today and coaching the girls! It is greatly appreciated.
On Wednesday, January 15th, the Hornepayne High School Junior and Senior volleyball teams traveled to Dubreuilville for regular season action. The Senior girls were slated for a double header, and the junior girls were on hand for exhibition play, as Dubreuilville does not have a junior team.
The Senior Hawks came out of the blocks on fire, taking the first match in two sets, controlling the play and scrambling well. In the second match, Dubreuilville came out on fire, forcing a third set tiebreaker, within which the Hawks were able to rebound and win the match.
In exhibition play, the Junior Hawks played three exhibition games and came out on top, 2 games to one!
While the coaches were impressed with the level of play, of both the juniors and the seniors, it was even more so, their maturity and composure on the court. As their coaches have reminded them several times, it is composure and maturity on the court that lead to an even higher level of play!!
The Hawks' season has been marred with cancellations due to weather conditions, but they are busy over the next few weeks finishing out the regular season play, and driving for the playoffs!
Is your child eligible to go to school in September of 2020? If so, the staff at Hornepayne Public School would be thrilled to be part of your child's learning journey! JK registration starts on January 14th, 2020, but is ongoing right to September of 2020! For more info, please call, or come in and visit!!!
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Sports is a program at HHS that is valued and dear to many. Coaches and athletes put in hundreds of hours to prepare for competition. Sports helps prepare kids for life. It keep them in school, it teaches them resiliancy and promotes healthy lifestyles.
This season, our girls basketball team had to be a combined team, meaning that all girls, from grades 9-12 played on the same team. Unlike larger schools, our senior team only had a few seniors, and many younger players.
Despite this challenge, our girls worked hard, earning a first place berth out of our division, to qualify for playoffs. The day started with a heartbreaking loss to Manitouwadge. Down most of the game, the girls came back, to fall short by one point. This left them in the bronze medal match, against the combined Michipicoten and St. Joe's school, a team we had already played twice last week, with only one point between us.
Bouncing back from their heartbreaking loss, the girls took the ball in their hands and won the game by a score of 45-23, clearly demonstrating despite the close games last week, that the Hawks were clearly the better team!
So, on we go to the second season, with boys basketball and girls volleyball. Our regular season will start shortly, with playoffs in mid-February! Stay tuned for all the updates, here on www.hornepayne.com!!!
On Tuesday, October 15th, the HHS Hawks headed to Chapleau to play regular season games against Trillium and CHapelaeau high schools. The boys came up against a tough squad at Trillium losing in straight sets, but recovered to beat CHS in two straight. This year, CHS and Trillium have combined to form one team, and our girls beat them this afternoon. This year, due to our school size, we have had to combine our junior and senior teams, so really, these are teams with grade 9's playing against students in grade 12 and even in a fifth year, so they hare hanging in there well! Watch for updates next week, when we host Chapleau, and the following week, host and visit Wawa to play MHS and St. Joe's!
School photos for both elementary and secondary students will be on Tuesday, October 22nd! Students will receive a reminder that also includes a spot for parent email addresses, so parents can view prints online.
Hornepayne Elementary and Secondary school is a JK-12 facility serving the needs of English public education in Hornepayne. Opened in February of 2012, the school is state of the art and features innovative spaces to allow students to become their best in a nurturing environment. Synergies between secondary and elementary staff ensure smooth transitions to secondary school and our small, tightly knit staff strive to meet the educational and social needs of our students. We are part of the Algoma District School Board, based in Sault Ste. Marie.
If you have any questions, please call 1-807-868-2475, or email firstname.lastname@example.org We also have a Facebook page for members of the school community called Hornepayne Elementary and Secondary School!