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This posting is from Hastings Area Schools Superintendent Carrie Duits:
“It’s a great day to be a Saxon! What a fantastic week of school pride throughout the community! Students kicked off the week last Sunday with traditional hall decorating followed by painting windows in downtown Hastings. Many thanks to all the businesses who offered their windows for a display of Saxon pride."
The Homecoming parade and game were held Friday with community members encouraged to join the fun and festivities with a free tailgate party of hot dogs, chips and lemonade at Johnson Field.
"At our Board meeting, we thanked our Maintenance Department for all their hard work throughout the summer and into the fall. They are a small and mighty department, working across the district to mow lawns, prepare fields, make a variety of repairs, paint, move furniture and equipment, address leaks and respond to other emergencies.
"Our Maintenance Department does a fantastic job, and they respond at all hours and on the weekends to a variety of needs. They do all this with high-quality customer service. Dan Blair is one member of our Maintenance Department, and he built a Saxon display from “the old high school” just outside the Administration Office. Dan was given an idea of creating a display to incorporate artifacts saved from the old building, and he took the design and improved upon it ten-fold with lights and windows and refurbished doors.
"This unique showcase honors our Saxon history. The display will make its public debut at the Middle School Dedication Ceremony scheduled for Sunday, October 14, 2018, from 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm. During the September 17 meeting, the Board of Education accepted with great appreciation the donations of $2,000 from the Richard B. Messer Trust to the High School Drama department and a donation of $1,600 from the Hastings Community Diving Club for refinishing the diving board at the CERC.
"The Board of Education also voted to add bowling as a Varsity sport for Hastings Area Schools. We have a team of students eager for this new winter sport, and we are excited to offer this additional opportunity for our HS students.
The Board of Education’s next regular monthly meeting will be Tuesday, October 15, 2018, at 7:00 pm in the Hastings Middle School Commons.”