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200 Gilead Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
Courier #: 420
P: 980-343-3835  |  F: 980-343-3849 
Principal: Jeff Ruppenthal
LC: North Learning Community
Bell Schedule: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Grades: K-5
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A Word From Mr. Ruppenthal


It seems just like yesterday that I was writing my "back to school" greeting to all of our HES families. Here we are just weeks away from the end of the year!

The end of the year is an exciting time at Huntersville with field days, yearbooks, and all of the celebrations and recognition events. However our first focus is the North Carolina EOG's which are scheduled for May 25 - June 1. Students and teachers in grades 3-5 are working hard on mastering objectives and perfecting test taking strategies. Again, our ultimate goal is for every student to demonstrate one year or more academic growth! Our K-2 teachers are also conducting end of the year assessments. With the weather getting warmer students (and adults!) sometimes find it harder to focus and stay on task. Please encourage your child to not "let up" during this very important final quarter of the year!

As testing time draws near we all need to make a concerted effort to relieve our children of test anxiety. This age of accountability really places a lot of stress on our children far greater than what we as adults experienced when we were in elementary school. Talk to your child about wanting them to do their best work but try to veer away from any talk that would place extra pressure or stress on them.

One final plug for proctors! We are in desperate need of proctors for testing. Please click HERE (Opens in New Window) to sign up! All proctor names will go in a drawing for Starbuck's gift cards! It takes a village to meet all of the accommodations for our students to succeed on these tests.  


Good luck to all of our students on their end of year assessments!

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