In December of 2012, the South Hamilton Administration, School Board, and Band Department launched a fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $120,000 to update the inventory of school owned instruments. The majority of the school owned instruments are beyond repair and have simply worn out over time.
The objective of the “400 @ $150” fundraising effort is to solicit 400 Hawk Band Alumni, Fans, and Patrons to make a $150 donation towards the goal. As an extra incentive, the School Board has agreed to match dollar for dollar, the total amount of the contributions generated by this campaign up to $60,000.
The estimated the cost to update Band Instrument Inventory is $120,000. As of April 16, 2014 the fundraising campaign has received $55,546.97 in donations. With the School Board matching that amount, the School currently has $111,093.94 towards the target amount. With $8,906.06 in donations and matching funds remaining ($4,453.03 x 2), the goal is clearly in sight.
If you are interested in joining in this worthy cause, please send your tax-deductible donation to:
South Hamilton Schools
“400 @ $150”
att. Mr. Klaver / Mr. Schutt
315 Division Street
Jewell, Iowa 50130
(Make checks payable to South Hamilton Foundation “400 @ $150”)
INSTRUMENTS PURCHASED THUS FAR:
3 Conn 4 Valve Tubas, 2 Jupiter Mellophones, 2 Jupiter Marching Baritones, 1 Jupiter Bari Sax, 3 Yamaha Bass Clarinets, 1 Miraphone Tuba, 5 Bari Sax Cases, 6 Yamaha Stadium Snare Drum Stands, 4 Yamaha Stadium Bass Drum Stands, 2 Yamaha Stadium Tenor (Quad) Stands, 1 Yamaha Euphonium, 1 Jupiter Euphonium, 1 Alto Clarinet, 2 Jupiter Mellophones, 2 Jupiter Marching Baritones, 5 Marching Bass Drums, 4 Jupiter Euphoniums, 4 Jupiter Euphoniums, 4 Econo Overhaul Conn Student Euphoniums, 1 Ampeg Bass Combo Amplifier, 1 Yamaha Xylophone, 1 Yamaha Concert Band Orchestra Bells with Stand, 1 Yamaha Digital Piano, 3 Yamaha French Horns, 1 Yamaha Marimba, 1 Conn Tuba, 2 Mellophones, 2 Marching Baritones, 1 Bell Tree, 2 Piccolos, 1 Jupiter 4/4 Tuba, 2 3/4 Jupiter Tubas, & 2 Yamaha Concert Snare Drums.
For an updated list of donors please click here.
SHawk Softball will be holding a softball camp for girls in 2nd through 7th grades on Saturday, May 3 Saturday, May 10 at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex. Sign in begins at 8:30 and camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You will need to bring a glove, cleats, bat/helmet, old clothes for mud sliding and a towel. The cost is $45 and includes a t-shirt, lunch and free admission and meal at the June 11th varsity softball game.
Registrations are due Friday, April 18th. The registration form can be downloaded here.
South Hamilton School District Foundation Announces
$5,000 Deborah Witte Memorial Scholarship
Deborah Witte, long time teacher in the South Hamilton CSD passed away in 2011. Her estate provided money to the South Hamilton District Foundation for a scholarship to be given to one South Hamilton graduate majoring in education.
This year the endowed scholarship will be in the amount of $5,000.
The South Hamilton School District Foundation has established the following scholarship requirements:
- All applicants must be a South Hamilton graduate; attending or graduated from any post-secondary school.
- All applicants must be within one year before or after receiving bachelor’s degree.
- Degree must be in elementary or secondary education.
- Scholarship may not be used for post graduate work including a non-education second career, master’s degree, doctorate degree, or research project.
- Face-to-face interviews will be preferred for up to three final candidates; however, electronic interviews may be accepted.
Scholarship materials can be found on the South Hamilton CSD website here. Questions should be directed to Doug Hatch, South Hamilton Guidance Counselor at
/ 515.827.5418. Applications will be accepted from April 1st – May 15th. The finalist will be announced on July 2nd, Deborah Witte’s birthday.
The South Hamilton School District Foundation was formed in 1994. The Foundation’s purpose is to maintain, develop, increase, and extend the facilities and services of the South Hamilton Community School District and to provide broader educational service opportunities to its students, staff, faculty, and to the residents of the district. Current board members include: Dave Carlson, Brenda Dryer, Scott Ervin, Sonja Fisher, Vicki Hill, Julie Lutjen, Judi Meyer, Tara Northrop, Paul Skartvedt, and Alex Woodall.
All parents in the district should have received their letter regarding parent portal accounts in Infinite Campus. If you did not receive a letter, please let us know and we will send another. If you are having difficulties logging into Infinite Campus for the first time, please give us a call and we will assist you.