HGISD would like to thank the 2017 scholarship contributors for their continued support. Click here to see a complete list of 2017 scholarship recipients.
Tryouts for the 2017 Warrior Band Color Guard were held Fri., May 19. Results are as follows.
Congratulations to the 2017-18 high school cheer squad:
Congratulations to the seven Honey Grove High School students who recently received a total of $64,000 from the Joanne Olivard Foundation: (From left to right) Ashlee Foster $12,000; Rachel Yarbrough $7,000; Lainey Whitlock $7,000; Cade Mahan $12,000 Nicole Kirkpatrick $8,000; Kaylin Simon $9,000; Jessica Truelock $9,000.
On Sat., May 6, some of our Warriors departed Honey Grove at 6:30 a.m. and headed to Canton to help clean-up their community after being struck with recent tornadoes. View the slide show below.
To parents of reduced price or full pay students:
As of May 19th all meal balances must be paid in full and have additional funds to cover your children’s meals through May 26th. If there are not enough funds to cover your children’s meals we will offer them an alternate lunch which includes a cheese sandwich, fruit and milk. No breakfast will be offered. If you need additional information, please contact Margo Oats @ 903-378-2264 ext. 106.
Cheer tryouts for both the MS and HS squads have been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 17, starting at 3:45 p.m. in the HS gym (rather than this Friday, May 5). The HS girls are still playing in softball playoffs, and some have qualified for state track the following week, as well.
The cheer clinic to learn material for the tryouts will be Monday, May 15, from 3:00-6:00 p.m. in the HS gym. This is a Bad Weather Day for staff and students, but there is simply no other good day or time to host a clinic with all of the end-of-school activities.
If you have any questions, you may contact Rachel Nelson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 903-378-2264, ext. 306.
The Warriors' and Lady Warriors' track and field teams traveled to Porcupine Stadium in Springtown on Fri. and Sat., April 28-29, to compete at the Region II, 2AA meet. Overall, the Lady Warriors finished in fourth place with a total of 42.33 team points.
On Friday, senior Jada Redd qualified for a return trip to the state meet by placing second in the shot put with a throw of 38 feet, 3 inches.
In other field events on Friday, soph. Aaron Nelson finished in sixth place in long jump. Junior Shemiyah Finney tied for sixth place, as well, in the high jump.
In Friday's running prelims, the girls' 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 relays qualified for finals on Saturday, sitting in fourth place in both. Junior Rozshanae Williams qualified in the 100m dash, soph. Amelia Butler qualified in the 400m run, and fresh. Tionna Cooper qualified in the 200m run. Senior Josue Rodriguez also qualified for finals in the 100m dash.
During Saturday's events, soph. Amelia Butler finished in second place in the 800m run with a time of 2:26 min., qualifying her for state, as well. The girls' 4 x 100m relay finished in fourth place overall. Junior Rozshanae Williams also qualified for state with second place in the 100m dash with a time of 12.88 seconds. The girls' 4 x 200m relay also finished in fourth place overall, and freshman Tionna Cooper finished in sixth place. Several other Warriors and Lady Warriors placed in the top 10, as well.
Click here to view complete results.
To assist students and parents or guardians in selecting courses for the 2017-18 school year, click the link below to view the course guide. (The guide can also be located from the left-hand menu of the high school's home page.)
Course Guide 2017-18
The 6th, 7th, and HS bands' spring concert has been rescheduled for Tues., May 9, at 6:00 p.m. The concert will take place in the HS gym and a reception sponsored by the band boosters will follow in the HS cafeteria.
Regional track shirts are on sale now. Order forms are due TOMORROW, Friday, 4/21 by 3:30 p.m. in the high school office. The order form is attached below.
The Warriors and Lady Warriors both became Area Champs in track and field on Wed., April 19, at Wolfe City. The boys won with a total of 145 points, and the ladies accumulated 171 points total.
Click here to view full results.
All athletes and relay teams finishing in the top four will now move on to regional competition, which will be held on Fri. and Sat., April 28-29, at Porcupine Stadium in Springtown, TX.
Click here for regional schedule.
Regional track T-shirts are going to be available for purchase. (More info to follow.)
The high school Beta Club will once again host a Facebook Cake auction for Mother's Day weekend. See the flyer below:
A cold, wet morning turned into a warm, victorious spring day for the varsity Warriors and Lady Warriors at the District 13AA track meet held April 12 in Honey Grove. Both the girls' and the boys' varsity teams claimed the title of district champs. The girls finished with 226 points total, and the boys finished with 186 total points.
The JV boys' team narrowly missed the top award and finished in second place.
All varsity athletes and relays placing in the top four will compete at the area meet next Wed., April 19, in Wolfe City.
Click here to view the complete results.
The "Pride of Warriorland"--the Honey Grove High School Band--consisting of 8th through 12th graders, brought home their 8th consecutive UIL Sweepstakes this past Tues., April 11, making it the 17th sweepstakes award total. The band competed at the Region 25 Concert and Sightreading Contest for 1A-4A bands at Pottsboro High School. To earn a sweepstakes, a band must receive a division one superior rating in marching competition in the fall, and then a rating of one in both concert and sightreading competition in the spring.
Later on this month, on April 27th, the high school band along with the sixth and seventh grade bands will perform at their annual spring concert. The event will be held in the high school gymnasium and is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. While admission to the concert is free, the booster club will be accepting donations to help with extra band expenses and will be auctioning off a few baked items throughout the concert to raise funds. Following the concert in the high school cafeteria, the booster club will host a reception to honor the graduating seniors.
Since long-time band directors Dennis and Jo Ann Syring have announced their retirement at the end of this school year, the booster club will also host a reception in their honor on Sun., May 21, from 2-4 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. The husband and wife team first joined Honey Grove ISD in 1999. They led three HGHS bands to the state marching contest in 2001 and a decade later in 2011, both with Beatles' shows; and a third time in 2015 with a "Planets" show. They narrowly missed another bid to state in 2013; however, that missed opportunity paved the way in 2014 for the band to earn one of the most prestigious music awards in the state: Texas Music Educators' Association (TMEA) State Honor Band.
The booster club hopes all current and former band students as well as family, friends, and fans will join them in saying farewell.
The high school academic UIL regional qualifiers competed at the Region II meet at Grayson College in Denison on Fri. and Sat., April 7-8. Senior Emilee Hall placed first in Feature Writing and will make a return trip to State on April 21. Last year she competed in News Writing at the state meet.
Senior Ashlee Foster also brought home a 6th place medal in Persuasive Speaking, and she finished 7th in Calculator Applications. Another senior Preston Clemons earned 6th place in Ready Writing, and junior Katelynne Ottmo finished in 6th place in Headline Writing.
Athletes (male and female) are being offered free physicals on April 20, 2017. The coaches will transport the students to and from Paris during the school day.
All current 6th, 8th, and 10th grade athletes will need a new/updated physical before next school year per UIL guidelines. Parents and guardians, please make sure you fill out and sign the paperwork given to your athlete, and make sure your child returns it to the coaches.
If you have any questions, contact one of the athletic directors:
Gary Schultz (boys' AD) - email@example.com, 903-378-2264, ext. 337
Dustin Smith (girls' AD) - firstname.lastname@example.org, 903-378-2264, ext. 365
The Warrior Band will perform in UIL concert and sightreading competition on Tuesday, April 11th, at Pottsboro High School in Pottsboro, TX. Their concert is scheduled for 9:40 a.m. in the auditorium. Following the concert, spectators are allowed to follow the band into the sightreading room if desired.
Later this month, April 27, the sixth, seventh, and high school bands (grades 8-12) will present their spring concert for the community. The concert will start at 7:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. The concert is free; however, Band Boosters will auction off a few baked items, to raise funds for future band activities. To honor the seniors and culminate the year, a reception with cake and punch will follow in the high school cafeteria.
To honor long-time Director Dennis Syring and his wife and assistant Jo Ann Syring, Band Boosters will host a retirement reception on Sun., May 21, from 2-4 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Any and all current and former students and fans are encouraged to attend to show their appreciation.
The high school student body recently voted to elect the following special senior honors:
Despite a cold, strong wind blowing Wed., April 5, senior Nicole Kirkpatrick was still able to finish as the second place girls' medalist in the District 13AA golf tournament held at Webb Hill in Wolfe City. She will now compete at the Region II tournament, which will take place at the Old Brickyard Golf Course in Ferris, on April 24-25.
Senior Courtney Corbett was the only other girl to compete at the district tournament. The boys' team consisted of junior Ryan Lipstraw, sophomores Weston Aycock and Aaron Nelson, and freshman Jake Caffee. Unfortunately, they did not advance.
The 2017 Tom Tom is on sale once again through Fri., April 21st. The price is $50 for a book, plus $5 for optional namestamping. You may pickup and return your order form to your campus office. Please make checks payable to Tom Tom (and not Balfour).
If you wish to purchase online with a credit/debit card, then visit www.balfour.com and search for our school.
Click here to download an order form.
The academic UIL team traveled to Blue Ridge HS on Sat., March 25, to compete in the District 13AA contest. Overall, they claimed the Runner-Up (2nd place) title behind Trenton. Thirteen students along with their coaches will now compete at the Region II meet at Grayson County College on Fri. and Sat., April 7-8.
The calculator applications team finished in 1st place, qualifying for regionals. Senior Ashlee Foster earned 1st place; senior Jesus Coronado, 2nd; junior Reagan Smith, 5th; and soph. Aaron Nelson, 6th.
Soph. Casey Breece finished in 6th place in Current Issues. Other members of the team were seniors Drew Cunningham and Amaleigh Bailey and fresh. Eli Cunningham.
Soph. Josh Vetter finished in 5th place in Computer Science, and fresh. Nate Allen also competed in that event.
The journalism team earned 1st place as a team. Individually, senior Emilee Hall qualified for regionals in both News Writing (1st place) and Feature Writing (2nd place). Junior Katelynne Ottmo earned 2nd in News, 6th in Feature, 2nd in Editorial, and 1st in Headline Writing, qualifying for regionals in three of her events. Senior Ashlee Foster also received 4th place in Editorial Writing, and soph. Soleil Landreth, 6th place. Soleil also finished in 5th place in Headline Writing. Soph. Susana Krahn also competed in Headline Writing.
Senior Preston Clemons won 1st place in Informative Speaking.
In Literary Criticism, senior Rachel Yarbrough earned 6th place. Other team members were soph. Adeline Clemons and Laura Bell.
Senior Rylee Stoltenberg earned an individual 2nd place medal in Mathematics and the team also won 2nd place. Other team members were senior Rachel Yarbrough, junior Myles Knudsen, and fresh. Allie Morrison.
The Number Sense team won first place, qualifying for regionals. Senior Drew Cunningham led the way with a 1st place win. Senior Ethan Price placed 4th. Freshmen Nate Allen and Hayden Stroud completed the team.
In Persuasive Speaking, seniors Ashlee Foster and Jesus Coronado finished in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively, both qualifying for regionals.
Senior Preston Clemons won another gold medal in Ready Writing while soph. Laura Bell finished in 5th place. Soph. Kelsee Frost also competed in Ready Writing.
Science team members were seniors Drew Cunningham and Amaleigh Bailey and juniors Ariah Ashmore and Miguel Coronado.
Soph. Soleil Landreth earned 3rd place in Spelling and Vocabulary, qualifying for regionals, and soph. Susana Krahn finished right behind her in 4th place. The team won 2nd place; the other team members were senior Walter Skidmore and fresh. Cevan Hutchins.
In February, the Cross Examination Debate team of sophomores Adeline Clemons and David Gamez finished in 3rd place, and seniors Ashlee Foster and Jesus Coronado earned 6th place.
Senior Jada Redd traveled to Waco and competed in the Texas High School Women's Powerlifting Association (THSWPA) state meet for 1A and 2A schools on March 18, 2017. Jada finished in 8th place in the 220 lb. weight class. She lifted 850 lbs. total.
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