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Week of Feb 12
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Hello again HMS Parents!

Please be sure you are staying apprised of the Spring Calendar at the end of this message each week. We all know that spring is an incredibly busy time for our school and I am adding newly finalized dates to the list just about every week. One big day that I just added this week is the End of the Year Awards Ceremony. This will take place for 5th-8th grade on the morning of Friday May 18th in the gym. I will update as soon as we set the exact times for each grade, but they will all take place in the morning and all parents of students that will receive awards will receive an invitation prior to the ceremony.

Also just a reminder from the office staff to please refrain from picking up students from HMS after 2:00 on any day unless you have made prior arrangements with the office.

Also, we will accept Valentine’s Day deliveries on Wednesday during the day, but they will not be distributed to students until 2:00. We will collect all deliveries in a designated area throughout the day and volunteers will then make deliveries to classrooms between 2:00 and 2:30. A reminder that no vases, balloons, or large displays of any kind will be allowed on Cheatham County buses that afternoon. If a student receives an item of this variety, they must be taken home in a car.

Thanks to Ms. Greece and everyone else that has come together to organize our Talent Show! Following auditions last week, we have 15 awesome performances ready to for this Friday night at 7:00pm in the HHS Theatre! From dancers, to singers, to instrumentalists, to magicians, we have an awesome array of talented students set to perform and we hope you can join us on Friday evening. There is no admission price to attend, but we are asking for a requested (but not required) donation of five dollars per person. We hope to see you on Friday night! The 15 performers will also repeat their performances during a special in-school performance for all students passing all S2 classes on Tuesday the 19th at 1:15pm, also in the HHS Theater.

Tutoring Schedule for this Week

Math Tutoring with Ms. Crummer: Tuesday and Wednesday

Math Tutoring with Ms. Williams: Wednesday

ELA with Ms. Pyrdum: Wednesday

Science Tutoring with Ms. Mueller: Tuesday

**Tutoring is open to students in grades 5-8 and takes place in the 8th grade hallway

**Tutoring ends at 4:00 each day and students need to be picked up at this time

HMS Contact List (updated as of 2-11) Cheatham Achievers: Marianne.Waddell@ccstn.org or Karen.Carlton@ccstn.org 5th Grade General Questions: Brittney.Burgess@ccstn.org 6th Grade General Questions: Jennifer.Roberts@ccstn.org 7th Grade General Questions: Melanie.Buchanan@ccstn.org 8th Grade General Questions: Julie.Pyrdum@ccstn.org

Related Arts General Questions: Chris.Cooper@ccstn.org

School Maintenance Concerns: Adrian.Baker@ccstn.org Yearbook Questions: Karley.Parker@ccstn.org or Lisa. Willoughby@ccstn.org Cafeteria Questions: Amber.Hrobak@ccstn.org Athletics Questions: Devin.Allen@ccstn.org Counseling and Skyward Questions: Maria.Bobo@ccstn.org or Brittain.West@ccstn.org

Nurse/Medical Questions: Casey.Ealy@ccstn.org Library Questions: Karen.Carlton@ccstn.org

Questions regarding 1/1 Computers in 7th/8th: Karen.Carlton@ccstn.org Attendance Questions: Kathy.Miller@ccstn.org School Finance Questions: Cindy.Wells@ccstn.org SRO Questions: Allie.Chapman@ccstn.org Website Questions: Dave.Parks@ccstn.org Math Tutoring: Margie.Crummer@ccstn.org or April.Williams@ccstn.org English Tutoring: Julie.Pyrdum@ccstn.org Science Tutoring: Allison.Mueller@ccstn.org Art After Hours: Allison.Johnson@ccstn.org or Brittney.Burgess@ccstn.org Chorus Questions: Lindsay.Greece@ccstn.org Band Questions: Chris.Cooper@ccstn.org Cooking Club: Jennifer.Roberts@ccstn.org

Archery Club Questions: Gary.Morrison@ccstn.org

 

News From Around HMS

From Ms. Greece: There will be a quick meeting for students who made the talent show Monday morning. All music tracks need to be emailed to me by Tuesday night to lindsay.greece@ccstn.org or put on a CDR (not a CDRW, DVDR, or DVDRW) to finalize securing a space. I strongly recommend CCing yourself in the email to ensure it works. Many have only sent a link to purchase it or had an error message.

 

Rehearsal will Wednesday 2/14 during school. The community performance will be Friday 2/16 at 7:00 at the HHS theatre. The in school performance will be Tuesday 2/20 around 1:00 pm at the HHS theatre.

 

From Ms. Edwards: Wednesday, February 14th: Valentines Field Trip to Harpeth High School - Life Skills Class and a few selected Koda students (one for each Life Skills student) - 9:30 to 12:30. We will take a bus to and from Harpeth High School and will eat lunch upon our return at 12:30.

 

From Ms. Hummell: Congratulations to the new 2018/19 cheerleaders! Please don’t forget that we will have a mandatory parent meeting this Monday at 5:30pm in Mrs. Hummell’s room. Your first payment of $100 will be due at this time as well. See you Monday!

 

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

The cooking club will be hosting a bake sale at the talent show on Friday, February 16. Please stop by and buy some treats before watching some very talented HMS students.

The cooking club will sponsor a Hat Day on Tuesday, February 13. Wear a Hat to school for $1.00.

 

The Spring Semester Calendar

February 16th: Talent Show @7:00pm @HHS

February 19th: Presidents Day-No School

February 20th: Talent Show at 1:00pm for all students passing ALL classes in S2

March 6th: 6:30pm, Freshmen Orientation at HHS Theater

March 12th-March 15th: 8th Grade Scheduling for HHS

March 23rd: 2nd and Final Positive Behavior Event for 2017-2018

March 26th-31st: Spring Break

May 14th: HHS Senior Walk through HMS

May 18h: End of the Year Awards Day (invites will be sent to those receiving awards)

May 23th: 8th Grade Graduation @8:30am

 

Reminders

Direct Text Number: 615-829-6072 (available 7:45am-4:00pm)

Address to Sign-Up for Newsletter: harpethmiddleschool@gmail.com

Facebook: facebook.com/HMSIndians

Twitter: @HMSIndians

Instagram: harpethmiddleschool Counseling Website: https://harpethcounseling.wixsite.com/hmscounseling

 

Online Bully Report Forms: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=qmF0dn9znEScCOpe_cPQu_hGD37XFLdBkepfx1wzBllURFM2NkVBMTRUUVlOSjVDOFNXN0ZHMjcxMC4u

 

Thanks everyone and have a fantastic week!

Ryan Philipp

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