Boyden–Hull High School

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Boyden–Hull High School
Boyden-Hull High School.JPG
Address
801 First Street[1]
Hull, Iowa, (Sioux County) 51239
United States
Coordinates 43°11′22″N 96°8′9″W / 43.18944°N 96.13583°W / 43.18944; -96.13583Coordinates: 43°11′22″N 96°8′9″W / 43.18944°N 96.13583°W / 43.18944; -96.13583
Information
School type Public
Motto Being the Best It Can Be
Community, Empowerment, High Standards, and Innovation[8]
Established July 1, 1959 (1959-07-01)[2]
Opened August 31, 1959 (1959-08-31)[3]
School district Boyden–Hull Community School District
NCES District ID 1905190[4]
Superintendent Steve Grond[5]
CEEB code 162090[6]
NCES School ID 190519000167[4]
Principal Dan Pottebaum[5]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 178[7] (2012-2013)
Student to teacher ratio 13.63:1[4]
Color(s) Black and gold         (Comets)
Black, silver and blue             (Nighthawks)
Fight song On, Wisconsin! (Comets)
Minnesota Rouser (Nighthawks)
Athletics conference Siouxland Conference
Mascot Comets/Nighthawks
Website

Boyden–Hull High School is the only public high school located in Hull, Iowa, United States. Their mascot is the Comet. The school's athletic teams compete in the Siouxland Conference. A few sports are shared with Rock Valley High School, a fellow Siouxland Conference member. The combined teams are known as the Nighthawks.

Two private secondary schools are also located within the Boyden–Hull Community School District, Western Christian and Trinity Christian.

History[edit]

Boyden and Hull were separate school districts until 1959.[2] The first classes as a consolidated school district took place on August 31, 1959.[3] Hull High School's athletic teams were known as the Wild Cats.[9] Before the merger, Hull's basketball team had been to the state playoffs five times.[10][11] Boyden Public School's mascot was the Bombers.[9]

Technology and services[edit]

Smart Boards were first installed in 2007.[12] A one to one computing initiative was started in the 2011-12 school year,[13][14] as was the school's use of Moodle.[15] The district shares some classes with the nearby Rock Valley High School and George-Little Rock High School through polycom videoconferencing technology.[16][17] Online classes are available for dual high school and college credit though Northwest Iowa Community College. A school resource officer was assigned to the district beginning with the 2010 school year.[18]

Facilities[edit]

Most of the school building was remodeled in the 1980s.[19] The auditorium was renovated in July 2013 and reopened in time for the 2013-14 school year.[20] The gymnasium was refurbished in 2015.[21]

Boyden–Hull's athletic field was named for superintendent A.R. Hesla in 1974.[22] The football and track facilities there are shared with Western Christian.[23] The concession stand at Hesla was rebuilt in summer 2016.[24][25]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The STORM (Students Teaching Others Role Modeling) Team was organized in the late 1990s.[26] The student organization is mainly active around Red Ribbon Week and also volunteers at the local chapter of the Ronald McDonald House.[27] Boyden–Hull Summer Theatre began in 2009.[28]

Athletics[edit]

Comets[edit]

Boyden-Hull tied West Harrison for a men's state track title in 1970.[29] The women's track team's highest finish was in 1984. They tied Le Mars Gehlen for second place.[30]

The men's basketball team has appeared in the Iowa High School Athletic Association tournament sixteen times since 1971,[31][32] with titles in 2003,[33][34] 2012,[35][36] and 2013.[37][38] Former coach Paul Walton compiled a 350–130 record over 26 years[39] and was inducted into the Iowa High School Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001.[40]

The Comet volleyball team has been to state twice, in 1991 and 2011.[41][42]

Shared sports[edit]

Boyden–Hull continued fielding athletics teams solely under the Comet moniker until the late 1980s. Starting in 1986, football and baseball were shared with George. Little Rock joined the partnership in 1987, and Boyden–Hull left, electing to combine their football and baseball teams with Rock Valley.[43] In 1990, the official sport-sharing agreement was struck.[30] The combined Boyden–Hull/Rock Valley teams split home games at each school, and the team name was adjusted depending on where the teams played. While in Rock Valley, teams were known as the Rockets, and in Hull, they went by the name Comets. The BHRV collective began by sharing baseball and football, and expanded to softball in 1993, followed by the subsequent merger of the track and field and cross country teams in 1997. In 1999, the BHRV alliance decided on a separate mascot, and have since been known as the Nighthawks.[43] The Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley football team made it to the championship game for the first time in 2009, falling to Solon High School.[44] In their second title game appearance, BHRV defeated Union High School for the 2016 2A championship.[45]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

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