Annoucements For The Week of Feb 6th

I wanted to praise everyone that was a part of our incredible “Souperbowl Event” this past Friday at HMS.  It was wonderful to be able to recognize some extraordinary HMS Students during the event for their accomplishments this year and also to share in such a fun activity with many community members!

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I wanted to remind everyone that this Friday is our next big Positive Behavior Celebration Event here at HMS.  DJ Johnny will be here for in-school dance and we will also be hosting a Kickball Tournament, a Board Game Room, a Big Screen Movie, and many other fin activities from which students will have to choose.  It is going to be an awesome event and I look forward to celebrating the wonderful behavior of the students of HMS.  The only exclusions from the event (this is event is only based around behavior and not academics) will be students that fall under the below categories. 

1)      Students that have received ISS or OSS placements since Jan. 3rd

2)      Students that have been assigned ISS Lunch or Admin Detention 3 or more times during that period

3)      Students that have been identified as exhibiting patterns of negative behavior throughout the past month by their teachers-if you students appears on this list, your teacher will be contacting you by Thursday

Please don’t forget to make plans to attend our Spring Family Night here at HMS on March 21st starting at 6:30pm. The event will highlight the great work from many of our clubs here at HMS and will also include great presentations from each grade level.

I would like to invite all parents of students that have been participating in the “Power of One” Projects in RTI to please join us in the HHS Theater for the big presentations next Friday February 17th beginning at 9:00am!  This is going to be an exciting morning for these students that have been working hard on these projects!

Please don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @HMSIndians     Exciting stuff being shared every day!!

Other News from Around HMS

From Ms. Johnson and Ms. Hummell:  Drama club will meet this week. Everyone Please bring scripts!!

From Ms. Roberts:  Cooking club will meet on Wednesday from 3 to 5

From Ms. Buchanan and the 7th Grade Team:  First payment and paperwork for LBL is due on February 15th!

From Ms. Casteel:  Please take a look at the attached letter from the Yearbook staff!

From Ms. Sproles:  Creative Writing students are beginning work on the 2017 HMS Literary Magazine! All Thursday meetings will now be extended until 5:00 to allow us to continue working on our creative writing projects while also putting together the magazine. Students are currently working on assembling poetry portfolios, and are reminded to bring in examples of their favorite poems by published poets (in a book or printed from an online source) for our activity this week. We will also be collecting brightly colored poster board for the next week. Donations are appreciated!

Spring Dates at HMS

Power of One Doors Completed:  February 5th

Positive Behavior Celebration #2:  February 10th

Power of One Presentations at High School:  9:00am February 17th

NAEP Testing:  February 22nd

HMS Spring Family Night:  March 21st

Cheatham Achievers Parent Night:  March 23rd

Grade Level Beautification Challenge Day:  March 24th

5th Grade Field Trip to Aquarium:  May 4th

8th Grade Graduation:  May 24th @8:30am


Please don’t forget about our methods for immediately reporting bullying and/or safety concerns at HMS. 


Remember that no incident or concern is too small.  Mr. Baker and I want to know about anything that is making students feel scared, threatened, or uncomfortable at any time at HMS.

Text Number:  (615) 829-6072

Online Bully Report Forms:

Thanks everyone and have a great week!

Ryan Philipp

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