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Set Me Free Project
We live in a great rural setting in northwest Iowa, and we think of ourselves as being somewhat isolated in our rural community; however many of our students live, work, and hang out in Sioux City. We were recently notified that there is an increase in human trafficking situations in the Sioux City metro, and these predators are recruiting at a very young age. For this reason, we have contacted the Set Me Free Project based in Omaha, NE. They will be making 3 presentations on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. During the school day, they will speak to the junior high and high school separately, and then in the evening, they will host a 6:00 PM meeting for parents in the choir room.

The Set Me Free Project is a nonprofit organization focused on fighting sex trafficking through prevention education for youth and families. I am including their link if you would like information -
https://www.setmefreeproject.net/about. The organization is tailored to making age appropriate presentations and focus on defining human trafficking and helping students identify why and how they could be at risk. Set Me Free provides a foundation for all students to recognize the intrinsic value in every human being.

I hope you will be able to attend the evening parent presentation. If you have any concerns about your child listening to the program, please contact me at 712-947-4328 or Julie.clausen@hintonschool.com. I hope we can spread the message to our children, so they can be more aware of their surroundings and if our students “see something, say something.”
Coaches vs Cancer Game
On Friday, January 11th, the Hinton Hope Relay for Life team hosted their 9th annual Coaches vs Cancer Event during the varsity basketball games versus the Westerners from Akron-Westfield. This year’s color theme was emerald green to show awareness of liver cancer. The goal of the night was to raise money for Relay for Life to help cancer research and to honor and remember those affected by cancer.

The Hinton Hope team, which consists of Hinton School staff members, hosted a bake sale during the game, sponsored halftime shooting contests, and sold t-shirts which raised $1100!

The Hinton Hope team members would like to send out a big thank you to our basketball teams, coaches, and our community for helping us continue to raise money to help battle cancer.
D.A.R.E. Class
The 5th graders are beginning their DARE classes with Deputy Leusink of the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department. Officer Leusink will be coming on Tuesdays to talk to the students. He will cover many topics. The students will learn about peer pressure, making safe and responsible choices, communicating effectively, and dealing with stress.

The program will last approximately 9 weeks. It will culminate with a graduation ceremony on
May 14th at 9:00 in the high school library.
January PBIS Students Of The Month
Preschool-3: Declyn Gemberling, Gavin Becker, Emerson Wurth, Bryson Hohbach, Alyssa Grasmeyer, Diesel Riediger, Benny Meylor, Brenna Wager,
Josephine Hunter, Shawn Fitch, Macie Charlson, Grayson Groves, Luke Leary, Kylie Koopmans, Raelyn Kempema, Connor Burns

4-6: Madyson Hoppe, Aubrey Watts, Alexys Kallsen, Zoey Ibanez, Kaelyn Burns, Olivia Petersen, Bailee Rose, Kenzie Winters