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Winter Service Project: Valentines for Harvest View
Dollars for Scholars Basket Donation
Staff Holiday Luncheon 2018
Homecoming Dance Decorating 2018
Prepping for Homecoming Week 2018
2018-2019 Labor Day Dime Toss
2017-2018 IASC State Convention
Selected students applied and were selected to attend as Honor Delegates at this year's state convention in Springfield, Illinois (May 3-5, 2018).
2017-2018 StuCo Prairie 8 Spring Workshop
Members attended the spring workshop hosted by Momence High School on March 14, 2018. Marco Contreras was elected as Prairie 8 District's 2018-2019 President.
2017-2018 Blood Drive
HHS StuCo and Class Officers held their annual Blood Drive on Friday, March 9, 2018 in the high school gymnasium.
2017-2018 February Service Project
StuCo and Class Officers decorated Valentine's Day cookies for local senior citizens with the help of Mrs. D. Denault and her Bakery and Business students.
2017-2018 Dollars for Scholars Donation Basket
This year's donation basket was created by Kelsey P. ('18).
2017 StuCo Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Prairie 8 District Fall Convention hosted by Clifton Central
2017 Homecoming Week Decorating
2017-2018 StuCo EBOARD
President: Gavin Muhlstadt
Vice President: Tom O'Connell
Treasurer: David Buckley
Secretary: Kelsey Papineau
Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Student Council Representatives and Class Officers
Class of 2018
Student Council Representatives: Luke Engelman, Logan Fritz, Gabrielle Goytia, Gavin Muhlstadt, Tyler Stuart, Kelsey Papineau
Class Officers: President, Madison Orr; Vice-President, Tom O'Connell; Treasurer, David Buckley; Secretary, Molly Cann
Class of 2019
Student Council Representatives: Gretchen Brinkman, Kassie Decman, Matthew Dorsey, Reece Harrod, Natalie Jordan, Kyler Masching
Class Officers: President, Marco Contreras; Vice-President, Jed Martin; Treasurer, Chloe Walsh; Secretary, Chloe Chavers
Class of 2020
Student Council Representatives: Mac Turner, Ana Rice, Mason Robinson, Lydia Huizenga, Bianca Berns, Elizabeth Rink
Class Officers: President, Luke Whalen; Vice-President, Olivia Ruder; Treasurer, Grace Keller; Secretary, Olivia DeLong
Class of 2021
Student Council Members: Adam Schott, Peyton Mullin, Jaret Holt, Lucy Martinson, Olivia Mendell, Kaylee Ensrud
Class Officers: President, Sean Contreras; Vice President, Jace Martin; Treasurer, June Osborn; Secretary, Ava Haase
IASC State Convention: May 4-6, 2017
March Service Project/Spring Blood Drive: Friday, March 10, 2017
Prairie 8 Spring Workshop Hosted by Momence High School: March 8, 2017
February 2017 Service Project: Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating for Local Senior Citizens
Student council members and class officers decorated cookies for local senior citizens. A special thank-you to Ms. Gray and her Bakery and Business students for helping bake the cookies and making the icing that we used to decorate the cookies. Cookies were delivered to Harvest View and the independent senior living apartments off of Main Street in Herscher.
2016-2017 STUCO Fundraiser Top Sellers
Congratulations to Natalie, Madison, Lydia, and Kelsey (not pictured) for being our top Butter Braids sellers.
Prairie 8 STUCO District's Fall Convention 2016 Hosted by Clifton Central: Walk the Talk...with Ted
Click the above for the P8 District Officers Introduction and Welcome to all members.
I-8 Leadership Workshop: October 24, 2016
2016 Labor Day Dime Toss
Student Council and Class Officers held their annual dime toss event at VIllage Park in Herscher. Proceeds will help fund our homecoming dance on Saturday, October 1, 2016 in the HHS gymnasium.
The 41st Annual Herscher Corn Bowl |July 8, 2016| Downtown Herscher
Student council members and class officers volunteered to help the Lions by hosting a "Make-a-Bracelet" table. For $1 the students assisted children of all ages in making a keepsake bracelet or pin. Students also helped with face painting. All proceeds were donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This worthwhile organization was chosen as the Student Council Prairie 8 District's recipient for 2016-2017 fundraising.
IASC State Convention | May 5-7, 2016 | Springfield, IL
Annual End-of-the-Year Dells Trip with NHS
Congratulations to the Student Council Class Representatives and Student Body Class Officers: 2016-2017
Class of 2017
Student Council Class Representatives: Griffin Becker, Ashlyn Denault, Spencer Harrod, Luke Hertz, Kelsey Post, and Lindsey Ruckman
President: Jacob Elling; Vice-President: Lauren Fritz; Treasurer: Mikaela Basham; Secretary: Jacqueline Turner
Class of 2018
Student Council Class Representatives: Luke Engelman, Logan Fritz, Gabrielle Goytia, Gavin Muhlstadt, Kelsey Papineau, and Tyler Stuart
President: Madison Orr; Vice-President: Tom O'Connell; Treasurer: David Buckley; Secretary: Molly Cann
Class of 2019
Student Council Class Representatives: Gretchen Brinkman, Kassie Decman, Matthew Dorsey, Reece Harrod, Natalie Jordan, and Jed Martin
President: Marco Contreras; Vice-President: Kyler Masching; Treasurer: Chloe Walsh; Secretary: Chloe Chavers
Class of 2020
Student Council Class Representatives: Mac Turner, Ana Rice, Paiton Cordes, and Lydia Huizenga
President: Olivia Ruder; Vice-President: Luke Whalen; Secretary: Megan Basham; Treasurer: Delanie Fay
Congratulations to the Prairie 8 Executive Board 2016-2017
L to R (Back Row): Connor Call, President; Emma Boicken, Vice-President; Gavin Muhlstadt, Treasurer; Gretchen Brinkman, Media Specialist.
L to R (Front Row): Jaycie Cummins, Secretary; Hannia Garcia, Co-Convention Secretary; Raheam Coleman, Co-Convention Secretary.
Not pictured: Josie Hull, Liaison
Prairie 8 Spring Convention 2016 Hosted by Wilmington High School
Fourteen student council members attended the spring convention at Wilmington High School on Friday, March 4. Gavin Muhlstadt was elected as the Prairie 8 2016-2017 Treasurer.
Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating 2015-2016
Internet Safety Presentations 2015-2016
Class officers put their leadership training from October to use during the Internet Safety training on November 20 in the HHS gym. Class officers helped facilitate a question/answer format during the presentations led by an Internet Safety Specialist from the ofice of the Illinois Attorney General.
Fall Convention 2015-2016
This year, student council went to Clifton Central High School and worked together with other schools on leadership skills, teamwork, and fundraising ideas.
Shown here, Griffin Becker, junior, works together with other students in the breakout session.
Another team huddles up as a second part of the breakout session.
Junior Jacob Elling speaks with another student from Clifton Central.
All of the students gather together for the final part of the breakout session.
Lauren Fritz, junior, with other students, attempts a team-building activity.
This year's homecoming dance will be held on September 19, 2015. This year's theme is "Sock Hop Rock," The doors open at 6:45 and coronation is at 9:30. Tickets go on sale on September 3-11 during all lunch shifts. Tickets are $5. Hope to see you there!
Congratulations to Mr. HHS Jeremy Wolles ('17) and Homecoming Queen Morgan Dorsey ('17).
Labor Day Dime Toss 2015-2016
Student Council members held their annual dime toss fundraiser. This year we were proud to unveil a donated rotating dispay. Money raised helped to fund the 2015 Homecoming dance, Sock Hop Rock.
August 3, 2015 American Red Cross Blood Drive
For the last blood drive at the summer, Herscher Student Council hosted a blood drive at the Herscher Christian Church. Over 20 people donated to the American Red Cross.
June 4-6, 2015 Wisconsin Dells Trip
After the school year came to a close, members visited Wisconsin Dells as a "reward" to participating in all student council events.
May 7-9, 2015 IASC State Convention in Lombard, Illinois: 13 Districts, 1 IASC
Week of May 4-8, 2015: Teachers' Appreciation!
Student council members handed out donuts to teachers on Tuesday with a sign that read, "Donut I'd do without a teacher like you!" student council members also gave each teacher a special gift that included a $5 gift card to a location that the teacher would like, as well as a personal thank you note. Thank you to all teachers and staff who make a positivie difference in the lives of our students each and every day!
Monday, April 20, 2015:
Friday, April 24, 2015: Hat Day to Benefit Abram Daily
March 12, 2015: Student Council and the American Red Cross Team Up
Students, staff, and local citizens helped save lives by donating blood. Student council members helped by checking in donors, offering moral support to donors, and lending a hand to the the Red Cross volunteers.
March 5, 2015: Student Council Members Attended Spring Convention
Students attended a wonderful leadership opportunity at Flanagan-Cornell High School. Students spent the day in break-out sessions in which they discussed the theme, "What are you Waiting for?" The day's message was not to wait for opportunities to HAPPEN to you. The goal was to encourage students to MAKE things happen for themseleves and others. We also were fortunate to meet Eric "Hoovey" Elliot. His inspirational story reinforced the message that dreaming big despite life's obstacles is never a lost cause. A movie about his rebound from death's door to go on to play college basketball is set for release in May. We had the great fortune of purchasing an advanced copy and having Hoovey autograph it for us.
Two of our members were elected to the Prairie 8 District Board. Katie Sobodas was inducted as the 2015-2016 secretary and Brandi Geister was inducted as the 2015-2016 treasurer. Congratulations girls and thank you for taking on these important leadership roles.
February 24, 2015: Dress for Success Day to Benefit Gigi's Playhouse
On Tuesday, 2/24/15, students had the opportunity to dress for success and enter their names into a drawing for a variety of local gift cards. All proceeds benefited Gigi's Playhouse. Over 90 students participated.
Valentine's Day Cookies for Staff and Local Senior Citizens
Student council members helped decorate Valentine's Day treats for our staff and local senior citizens. Cookies were purchased from the HHS Bakery and Business class. Student council members had fun decoarting the cookies and then delivering them to staff and local senior citzens. The treats were enjoyed by all!
Christmas Caroling Service Project (December)
Senior student council members had the opportunity to sing Christmas carols in Herscher December 16-19 during the school day. The seniors who participated were exempt from their final exams and provided their own transportation to Harvest VIew, as well as to the senior living apartments on Main and Walnut Streets and other business locations in Herscher.
Cooperative Effort with HHS Interact (December)
Student Council Members teamed up with Interact members, and together, they hosted a Pajama Day on Wednesday, December 17. Students were able to wear their school-appropriate pajamas to school for a $1 donation. All money went to the Chicagoland Ronald McDonald House.
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon (December)
Student Council members provided lunch to all staff members on Monday, December 15 during all lunch shifts. The menu included Italian beef sandwiches, cheesy potatoes, a variety of sides, desserts, and sherbert punch. Students were reminded about not bringing any items that contain tree nuts.
Canned Food Drive (November)
The barrels are ready for donations. They can be found in the main hallway across from the ofice.
B & J Sewing Shop Service Project (November)
In November, Student Council members met to help assemble mats for the homeless out of recyclable, plastic grocery bags. Students helped tie the bags together. The owners of B & J Sewing shop demonstrated how to crochet the bags so that the final product will be available to donate to anyone who needs them.
Student Council Fundraiser (November)
Members sold discount cards and renewed magazines between October 29-November 12, 2014.
Homecoming Week 2014 (September)
- Mr. HHS
- Powder Puff Football
- Homecoming Dance: Night Lightz
- School Spirit Friday