We are incredibly excited to welcome back our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and also welcome in an awesome new group of 5th graders!  For all those apprehensive, anxious, or worried about the transition to Middle School, let us reassure you that we will not absolutely everything we can as a staff to make this as smooth a transition as possible for you and your students and to welcome you with open arms to the HMS Family.  I really pride myself on trying to be an over-communicator with everything I do at HMS.  To that end, you will hear from me through this email list at least once a week with a comprehensive look at everything going on around the school.  I have also included a summary at the bottom of this message that addresses many of the questions you raised with the parent survey I sent out yesterday.    If you ever need to reach me directly with any questions or concerns, please shoot me an email right back or text me at 615-829-6072.  Thanks so much!    ~Ryan


Our school nurse contact information is:

Danielle Kriminger RNC, BSN



1:  If you haven’t had a chance to already, please check out our Staff Welcome Videos at the following address, so you can begin to put some HMS Names to Faces:  https://flipgrid.com/2amppke


2:  We had so much fun at HMS during our first week back together at In-Service.  If you didn’t get a chance to check out our Staff Music Video or Trashcan Band Performance, please check them out below:


HMS Staff Music Video: 



HMS Staff Trashcan Band:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/97oalmr9ogsla3f/HMSStaffTrashCanBand.mp4?dl=0


3:  If you know of anyone that has not yet joined our Official HMS Family Email List, please direct them to the following signup page as this will be our primary source of communication throughout the year with parents.     



4:  If your child has any bullying concerns at any time this year, please have them complete the “HMS Bully Report Form” at the following address:



They also can send a confidential text to 615-829-6072 with any concerns that they have during the day at school.  We also encourage parents to please utilize this number with any concerns they may have/


5:  We are extremely excited about bringing back the Choir Program to HMS this year.  Our new General Music Teacher, Ms. Lindsay Greece, has an incredible background in Choir Directing and is excited to work with many of our talented students during the RTI Time this year.  If you haven’t already, please fill out the information sheet below to express interest for your student.  This is not a binding “sign-up” and is merely meant to give Ms. Greece an idea of the numbers to expect.



6:  We update constantly on Social Media.  If you haven’t already liked us on Facebook, please go to facebook.com/HMSIndians to find us.  Please also follow us on Twitter @HMSIndians, follow me @RyanPhilipp22, and follow Mr. Baker @AdrianBaker27.  We have a huge following across Twitter especially in our district and would love for you all to connect with us.  If you have great things to share directly related to HMS, please hit our official hashtag of #hmstntribe with pictures, stories, and other great information regarding HMS!