Week of Feb. 26
Posted On:
Monday, February 26, 2018

Hello again HMS Parents:

Safety continues to be on everyone’s minds right now and I wanted to encourage everyone to continue to reach out to myself and Mr. Baker with questions, concerns, comments, etc. We are more than happy to sit down with anyone in the community to discuss safety concerns and we are here to respond immediately to any concerns you may have regarding the safety of our school. We will be holding a special meeting of our School Safety Team this Wednesday morning at HMS and will be having about 8 parent volunteers joining us to provide input during the meeting. I will send out something of a “notes document” regarding the discussions from the meeting in our update for next week. In addition, Dr. Beck has asked myself, Mr. Baker, and our SRO, Officer Chapman, to host special safety seminars/meetings with all of our students this week and these will be taking place with each grade level this Friday morning.

Please encourage your students to utilize the new Cheatham County School District tip line at Tip@ccstn.org in addition to continuing to utilize our internal safety/bullying text line at 615-829-6072.

We had so much fun last week with the HMS Talent Show and I can’t thank all of the volunteers, performers, parents, and other supporters enough for making both the community and in-school performances such a huge success. In addition to just being an awesome all-around event for everyone involved, I want to thank the amazing students of ours for providing such a positive and supportive environment for the talent show performers. I am a big TPAC person and a huge promoter of theater/performance etiquette with our kids. Packing 550+ kids into the bottom level of a middle school gym and expecting near perfect behavior could be considered a tall order, but not only did our students excel in being flat out amazing audience members for their peers, but their cheers, words of encouragement, and overall support were truly one of my favorite aspects of the entire experience. I want to thank all of our students sincerely for providing such a great level of support both during the community and in-school events.

Talent Show Results

Winner: Addie Hunt singing “Lost Boy”

2nd Place: Dylan Massey performing an Original Drum Composition

3rd Place: Rachel Baldwin performing “Sick of Losing Soulmates”


Students that attended the in-school event are encouraged to vote below for the “Student Choice Award” that will be announced tomorrow


Please don’t forget that our next Positive Behavior Event is coming up on March 23rd. Students will be invited to attend that avoid new referrals of any kind (not including Lunch ISS) between February 20th and March 23rd.

Tutoring Schedule for this Week

Math Tutoring with Ms. Crummer: Monday-Wednesday

Math Tutoring with Ms. Williams: Tuesday

ELA Tutoring with Ms. Pyrdum: Wednesday

Science Tutoring with Ms. Mueller: Wednesday


**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 2-25) 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


Other News From Around HMS

From CA Staff: Parents of Cheatham Achievers students please remember to send a small glass jar with your student tomorrow for an activity we will be doing. It needs to be about 8-12 oz. with a lid. Thank you.

From Ms. Pyrdum: Dc paperwork must be submitted by the end on this week.

From Ms. Edwards: Koda club is going on a afternoon field trip to Harpeth High School on Wednesday, March 8th. Permissions forms need to be turned in to the Life Skills room by this Friday, March 2nd. (If you are a Koda member, kids offering diversity appreciation, and need another permission form, come by the Life Skills room.) We will be watching the HHS unified Special Olympics basketball team play the HHS boys basketball team, and we will be sitting in a VIP section of the gym - it will be great if we have a large group of Koda members to take with us!

From Ms. Roberts: There will be no cooking club this week. We will meet again on Monday, March 5.

Spring Semester Calendar

February 26th: Nearpod Training @ HMS from 2:00-4:00

March 1st: State TASL Training All Day in HMS Library

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 4th: County-Wide Special Olympics @HMS

May 14th: HHS Senior Walk through HMS

May 16th and 17th: Be in Charge Program @HMS

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



Direct Text Number for Bullying/Safety Concerns or General Questions: 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

CCSD Safety Tip Line: Tip@ccstn.org


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


Thanks everyone and have an awesome week!

Ryan Philipp

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