A bit tardy on the updates

First, let me start off by apologizing for the lack of available reading materials on the site.  We’ve been very busy around the Hughes household recently and there just hasn’t been as much time available as I would like to post on the site.  With that being said let me catch you up with what is going on around here.

The biggest happening around here to this point is that our Foreign Exchange student is on his way  to the states as you’re reading this.  He’ll land in New York this afternoon and spend a couple of  decompression days in New York before heading to Sacramento on Saturday for us to pick him up  and bring him back home.  Congratulations, it’s a 15 year old boy.  smileyface  Raphael will be going to  school here and staying with our family until June of next year.  We’re so very excited that he is  giving us this exceptional opportunity to learn more about the German culture.

The second biggest happening is that Jarrett has gotten his permit and is now  driving.  He’s a bit nervous and kind of stressed out and we’re not really quite sure what’s causing  it, so we’re taking it slow and steady with his approach to getting his license.  However, we are  taking donations for his new bumper sticker.

drivingAll donations can be sent directly to me and will be applied to Jarrett’s bumper sticker and $1.4 billion dollar increase in our insurance rates.  grin

Amy’s new venture VAST Scheduling is going a bit slower than she wanted but I know that she will make it a success.  They have a phenomenal concept that is just going to take some time to build a name for itself and than I think it will just take off like a wildfire.  For those of you who haven’t heard about what VAST is, Vast Scheduling’s is an online assigning system that offers the most flexible, accessible, and dependable way to schedule and communicate with Officials and Athletic Department personnel.  Each individual system is tailored to your needs.  If you know some folks who are struggling with their referee’s or any assigning system send em to VAST’s website and maybe their team can help.

I recently decided that I wanted to coach at the collegiate level and I looked through the methods of getting there and decided that I need to acquire another Masters Degree, so I enrolled and went back to school working to get a Masters of Science Degree in Sports Management – Coaching Theory and Strategy.  So far it’s going really pretty well.  My first class, which is always the hardest for me I am assured of no less than a B+ in the class and the finals are being graded so I expect to get really close to an A in my first class which is a great way to start this whole college career thing out.

Football seasons is rapidly approaching and our coaching staff has been working hard trying to raise funds for new uniforms, footballs, travel expenses and just random football goodies that it takes to operate a football program at the High School level.  We’re currently running a fundraiser with My Sports Dreams, which can be found here Football Fundraising.  Help us raise funds please.  If you know someone who’s got some money that they would like to donate have them click on that link, it all goes to help out our High School Football team.

Well that should be enough reading for now.  Gotta Run.

Happy 4th of July; It still means freedom

On this, the 235th celebration of our nation’s declaration of independence, I want to remind everyone about the meaning of the day and for at least a few moments amid the BBQ’s, summer fun and fireworks, remember that for hundreds of millions of people around the world America from it’s very beginning, has been a beacon of freedom.

Our greatest national tradition began the day that Congress formally adopted the Declaration of

Shawn’s Report Card

Shawn Hughes.

Below is your calculated GPA.

Geography, which had a grade of B, counted as 3.00
PE, which had a grade of A, counted as 4.00
Culinary Arts, which had a grade of A, counted as 4.00

Jarrett’s Report Card

Jarrett Hughes.

Below is your calculated GPA.

English, which had a grade of C+, counted as 2.33
Chemistry, which had a grade of B-, counted as 2.67
PE, which had a grade of A, counted as 4.00

Track Awards

Last night, the Quincy High School Track and Field teams held their annual awards night.  The boys both brought home a little bit of hardware as you can see by the picture.  Shawn was awarded the best JV Discus Thrower, and Jarrett was awarded the best JV Triple and Long Jumper for the 2011 year.  Not bad for a couple of slugs.

Spring Practice – Week 1

Missing the first two days of the spring practice were probably the two most bittersweet days I’ve had in a relatively long time.  Spending time with my In-Laws in Vegas is so much fun, while my wife and boys get to relax and have a good time.  That all being said, the control freak in me has a hard time not being around something that I know I am responsible for.  Overall, I got through missing the first two days of practice and was out there for Wednesday’s classroom day and Thursday’s field day.

I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly they picked up on the basic premise of what we’re attempting to do with the new blocking scheme.  I had jotted down some things that I felt might take a little while for the guys to understand and would be a good coverage topic that would last roughly 15-20 minutes.  After about 5 minutes inside the discussion I was grasping at things that the boys were really ready for.  All in all a nice breakdown.

North Section CIF Division III Track and Field Finals today

The Quincy High School Track and Field Finals qualifiers set out this morning to Mount Shasta High School to compete.  Shawn was seeded 4th in the discus, but hasn’t really thrown well until this week.  The Division 3 throwers in front of him the top throw is 124’8 inches, but Shawn has really been working on technique and throwing about that distance so he could sneak in there and finish in the top of the division.  Jarrett on the other hand is on the 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams.  They’re a long shot to finish in the top 3 based on times, but their anchor last week didn’t have his best day so they could sneak in there but its highly unlikely.  More to come as we know more.

Mid-Valley League Finals Results Are In!

The Mid-Valley League Finals took place Friday, May 13, 2011 at Yuba College, Marysville, with Field Events starting at 10:00AM and Track Events starting at 11:00AM.

Heidelberg, It’s where exchange happens!

Raphael and his family sent us a video to watch of his hometown in Heidelberg, Germany.  It was an amazing video, which was about 45 minutes long.  Heidelberg to me reminds me very much of Quincy where we live.  It has some amazing castle’s which for me as a history guy is something that is very cool and sheik to me.

Updated Track Profiles

I haven’t posted lately so I figured that I would update the boys track profiles on the site.


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