Principals' Corner

Dear Hiawatha and Howe Families,

Wow, this year has gone by in a blink! It has been our privilege to serve as the principals for Hiawatha Community School this year. It has been an amazing opportunity for us getting to know your outstanding children, working with this dedicated staff, and building relationships with all of our wonderful families. Kevin and New administration for Hiawatha will look forward to next year as our schools keep moving forward.

All of our students did such a wonderful job this year in their learning. We are very proud of all of our students and their accomplishments. You will be receiving their last report card on the last day of school. Please look inside for the FAST (K-2) and MCA (3-5) test results. All K-4 students will also have a sticker on the outside or inside of the report card that says what classroom they will be in for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Our Open House is planned for August 23rd from 5:30-7:30. You will have a chance to meet your child’s new teacher, visit the classroom, and sign up for a fall conference. We look forward to seeing all of you back for this event. Our first day of school for grades 1-5 will be August 27th and for kindergarten the first day is August 29th. Our school hours remain the same for next year. School begins at 8:40 at Hiawatha, and 8:30 at Howe. Students may go to breakfast beginning at 8:30 at Hiawatha and 8:20 at Howe. Our school day will end at 3:10 for Hiawatha and 3:00 at Howe.

Thank you to all of our teachers and staff, parents, community members, and volunteers for all of the time and talents that you have contributed to making Hiawatha Community School the extraordinary place that it is!

We also bid farewell to several beloved staff members as we head off into this summer. Leaving Hiawatha- Joy Chasensky, Kris Halverson, Anne Archibold, Gina Rainelli, and Deb Regnier. Howe- Mary Roffers, Jay McGowan, and Patti Kremer. All will be missed and we wish the best for all as they move forward with their plans.

We hope that all of you have a safe and wonderful summer! Please have your children READ! Our students made great progress with their reading this year and we would like for them to return at the same reading level or reading at a higher level in the fall. Please visit our web-site for a list of books that are leveled. All of our students know their F&P reading level. IXL and Raz Kids are also available for them.

Good-bye for now, see you all in August!



Principals Oldenburg and Regnier