Hall Happenings

January 2023

Hello Hall Families!

Happy New Year! I hope you had a restful, rejuvenating break and are ready to tackle the spring semester. Student success is dependent upon appropriate student behavior and dedication to academics. This spring, I want to incentivize students to stay focused as they work hard to grow, learn, and achieve. Please continue reading below and partner with us to support your student throughout the spring semester.


Principal: Stephanie Wynne

Assistant Principal: Justin Hooten

Assistant Principal: Annie Pinion

Dean of Instruction: Marilisa Moore

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Earn lunch off-campus!

WOW! There are some pretty amazing kids at HMS! We recognize that and want to reward them for their hard work. For the 3rd, 4th, and 5th 6-weeks, students will have the opportunity to earn an off-campus lunch with their classmates. Please see the criteria below and encourage your child to work to meet it so they can attend.


Eligibility:

Students will be ineligible to attend off campus lunch if they meet any of the following criteria for each six weeks:

  • They have more than 1 unexcused absence.
  • They have more than 3 tardies.
  • They have been marked truant for any class.
  • They fail any class for the six weeks.
  • They have brought a prohibited item to school (please see the WISD Student Code of Conduct).
  • They have been in-school suspended for more than one day.
  • They have been out-of-school suspended.
  • They have had a Bridge placement.

COMING SOON.... PBIS REWARDS

Thanks to our amazing Hall Middle School PTA, we are proud to announce our partnership with PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention System) Rewards in recognizing students who demonstrate responsibility, honesty, kindness, and respect in all three grade levels. Through this digital program, staff members can award students with points that can be redeemed through our school and individual classroom stores. This program will allow us to quickly and efficiently recognize and reward the positive behaviors we see from kids every single day.


In order to make sure this system rolls out effectively, it is more important than ever that students wear their badges at all times. Up until now, badges have really only been necessary for students who ride the bus. Moving forward, students won't be able to participate in the PBIS system without a badge. If your child has misplaced their badge, a new one can be purchased using the link below. The replacement cost is $5.00.

Please join PTA to support our school!

The local portion of the dues, donations and any fundraising proceeds will directly benefit your kids at Hall Middle School. Both students and parents can join PTA. If you have any questions about membership or volunteering (which is optional), please do not hesitate to contact Tina Perdue. tinaperdue28@gmail.com

Important Dates

JANUARY

3- Professional Development Day (No School)

4- Teacher Work Day (No School)

5- Begin the 4th 6-weeks

5- Parent Information Night for 7th and 8th Grade Registration (6-7 PM)

9- Purple Out for TCU (wear purple)

11- College Colors Day

16- Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)


Coming soon...

FEBRUARY

1- College Colors Day

16- End of the 4th 6-weeks

17- Professional Development Day (No School)

20- Presidents' Day (No School)

21- Teacher Work Day (No School)

22- Begin the 5th 6-weeks


*Keep reading below for more information about each event!

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From the Counselors

Our Roos Choose character trait for the month of January is FAIRNESS. HMS Roos choose to treat all people equally and with respect.


  • We will have a Counselor Connection Night for parents of current 6th and 7th graders on January 5th to discuss registration for the 2023-2034 school year. Current 6th graders will meet in the HMS Library and current 7th graders will meet in the cafeteria from 6-7 PM. Please join us!

Important Registration Dates

Jan. 5 - Rising 7th grade Registration Parent Night (Library) 6-7 p.m.: Rising 8th grade Registration Parent Night (Cafeteria) 6-7 p.m.


Jan. 9 & 11- Counselor in 7th grade CTE classes to complete Registration forms


Jan. 10 & 12- Counselor in 6th grade SS classes to complete Registration forms


Jan. 13- 6th and 7th grade Registration forms due with signatures


Jan. 30- Rising 6th grade Registration Parent Night (Library) 6-7 p.m.


Feb. 10- MS tour for rising 6th grade


Feb. 24- Rising 6th grade Registration forms due with signatures to Elementary counselors

Registration Presentation for Parents

News from GRIT

It was so great to meet all of your students during Course Selections! We had a large number of students apply to be in the GRIT Program next year! I’m so excited to welcome all the kiddos next year and walk this journey with them!


This is just a reminder that the GRIT Application window will close on January 15th!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me!


Trista Stueart

GRIT Principal

tstueart@weatherfordisd.com

Contact the Counselors

Robin Bagley- School Counselor

817-598-2822 x 3918

rbagley@weatherfordisd.com


Sarah Reno- Intervention Counselor

817-598-2822 x 3913

sreno@weatherfordisd.com

Band Instrument Selection Day

If you are interested in being in band for the first time in 2023, this is the day to come and play on the instruments.


When: Saturday, January 21, 2023, 9 AM—2 PM


Where: Hall Middle School in the Cafeteria. Enter through door #14


Fill out the Google Form below to sign up for a time.

Basketball Schedules

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Jr. Belle and Blue Belle Tryouts

Auditions for the 2023-2024 Junior Belles are February 13-15, 2023. Auditions are open for current 6th and 7th graders. If you are interested in auditioning, scan the QR code on the poster below!


Auditions for the 2023-2024 Blue Belles are February 13-16, 2023. Auditions are open for current 8th graders. If you are interested in auditioning, scan the QR code on the poster below!

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High School Cheer Tryouts for Current 8th Graders

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Eligibility Dates

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Reserve your student's yearbook today!

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IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR UPCOMING 7TH GRADERS

From the Nurses' Clinic

Kanga Care- Telemedicine

Please see the attached flyers on Kanga Care FAQs and instructions on how to enroll your student for Kanga Care. Remember, sign up for Kanga Care now if you would like your student to be tested or seen by our PCHD doctor at any point during the school year.


Medication

If you would like your student to have medication available to them on campus, an adult MUST be the person to drop off medication in order to sign the correct forms. Students are NOT permitted to carry medication on them unless they have a doctor’s note filed in the clinic stating otherwise. This includes prescription and over the counter medication.


COVID

In regards to COVID, please refer to the WISD FAQ link below. There you will find multiple links to CDC, TEA and UIL websites supporting our FAQ. If your student tests positive for COVID please contact the nurses' clinic or attendance clerk and we will guide you through the process.


We are here for you if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for helping keep our students healthy and safe!


Kelsey Ward, RN

kward@weatherfordisd.com


Kirstin Mitchell, LVN

kmitchell@weatherfordisd.com


817-598-2822 x 3910

Parent Lending Library


PARENT LENDING LIBRARY: Please explore the document below to see the parenting resources available for check out. Call or email Mrs. Jester for more information.



Please let me know if there is any way I can help.

Stephanie Jester, 817-598-2822 ext. 3901 or sjester@weatherfordisd.com

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Attendance

Attendance is critical to your child’s success at HMS. Research shows that students who are present each day in school have higher success rates. Please make every effort to get your child to school each and every day. Contact our attendance clerk if your student must miss a day of school. If your child is sick at home or sees a doctor, please turn in a written note to the front office when they return to school. Notes will be accepted up to 10 days after the absence.


*Attendance at the secondary school level is taken every class period and students are held accountable for attending each individual class.

Bus Riders

Parents can request bus services for their student through WISD Transportation. See the WISD webpage or call the Transportation Department at 817-598-2976.

Lunch

HMS has five 30-minute lunch periods:

  • Lunch A: 11:18 - 11:48
  • Lunch B: 11:50 - 12:20
  • Lunch C: 12:22 - 12:52
  • Lunch D: 12:54 - 1:24
  • Lunch E: 1:26 - 1:56


Lunch Procedures:
  • Parents who bring lunch to their student will be required to go to the front office, present their ID, and complete the Student Food Delivery Form. Once the form has been approved, the food will be delivered to the HMS cafeteria during your student's lunch.
  • Parents who would like to eat with their student will be required to get a visitor’s pass and eat in a designated area. Other students will not be allowed to eat with you.
  • No restaurant delivery services are allowed. Only parents/guardians may deliver lunch to their student.
  • Parents may bring food for their student only.

Gift Deliveries

Gift deliveries are not permitted. Please do not have flowers, candy, mums, etc. delivered to the school.