Bulldog Bulletin

Week of 10/18/21

Building and Connecting Everyday

As we focus our school year on "Building and Connecting". We want every student to be involved and noticed at HEMMS. We are continuing and deploying many activities and programing. Some are our Anime Club, afterschool tutoring, Connections Time (Advisory), athletics and many others.


Attention Parents and Guardians!

Monday, October 18, 2021 is a half day for students. The school day ends at 12:45. Please contact your child's teacher(s) for a conference if interested.

Health and Safety

It's also very important that parents do not send students who are sick, running a fever, or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms to school.

Parents and guardians are informed of close contact and not close contact cases. HEMMS is directed by BCSD protocols. The frequently asked questions document is HERE.

The H.E. McCracken Middle School COVID19 Handbook has been developed to provide school level procedure and information to parents. You can access it HERE.

The September Student of the Month

Genesis Rodriguez

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Building and Connecting T-Shirt Contest

HEMMS Weekly Staff Spotlight

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Important News & Updates

Parents are directed to take a look at all building and district updates on the website.

Week of 10/18/21

Monday: Half Day and PBIS

End of the First Quarter

Tuesday: PTO Spirit Night at Mellow Mushroom

Wednesday: Playoff Football- Details to come

10/27- Make-up Pictures

10/29- Report Cards

Year at a Glance

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News from the PTO, SIC, and Administrators

School Improvement Council (SIC)

Welcome New Members!

Welcome and Congratulations to our new SIC Board!

Co-Chairs: Dana Zendzian and Christina Cook

Secretary: Dafina Ward

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

PTO Thursday Snack Store

The PTO will operate an afterschool snack store for students every two weeks on Thursday. The next Thursday store is scheduled for October 28, 2021.
PTO Spirit Store has Reopened

Select the link to order from the HEMMS PTO Store.

Resources for Parents


Bus riders can find information for routes by following the link below. Bus riders should arrive to their designated route at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time.

Bus routes: https://bit.ly/3ilGxcm

Remind app for buses: @hemccrac

Car riders and walkers should enter their designated areas.

6th grade students will enter through the parking lot at the end of the sixth grade hall.

7th and 8th grade students will enter the main entrance to the school.

Lunch Application

Link to any important forms.

P-EBT Communication

Questions regarding P-EBT?

Technology Fees

You can pay your technology fees by accessing Online School Payments at https://osp.osmsinc.com/BeaufortSC/ .

Before School Care

H.E. McCracken offers a before school childcare program for our students. Please click on the link to see the Morning Care Handbook for more information.

2021 Veteran's Day Celebration Poster Contest

BCDVA seeks creative imagery which celebrate the men and women who serve or have served our county, have a strong sense of place and use descriptive language.

Community Partners

Cornerstone Church and LowCountry Community Church have graciously partnered with H.E. McCracken to promote academics and positive student engagement. Some of the sponsored activities are Student of the Month and Positive Behavior Supports (PBIS/PBS) celebrations.

Thank you for all that you do!

Business Partner Highlight

All interested business partners should visit HERE to learn how to support the learning, living (SEL), and great work happening at HEMMS.

Earn money for our school with Publix Partners

Publix Partners is donating a portion of your grocery purchases to our school! Learn how you can sign up and support our school at www.publix.com/partners. Terms & conditions apply.

How does Publix Partners work?

1. Parents sign up for or log in to their Club Publix account https://clubpublix.com/, click on My Publix Partner under your profile, and select HE McCracken Middle School. Publix Partners expires each July and you will need to sign up annually.

2. Pay with the Publix app or enter your phone number at checkout.

3. A portion of your eligible purchases will be donated to HE McCracken Middle School.

Publix Partners has contributed $38.7 million to more than 4,950 schools

across the Southeast.

Stay In Touch

School messenger is designed to keep parents informed. When signed up, school messages go directly to your mobile phone(all rates apply). You can participate by texting Y for Yes to our school's short code number, 67587.

Grade Level Administrators



The following contact list should be used to communicate, ask questions, etc.

6th grade: Administrator- Pamela.Maddox@beaufort.k12.sc.us

Counselor- Chrystal.Yon@beaufort.k12.sc.us

7th grade: Administrator- Samantha.Szwak@beaufort.k12.sc.us

Counselor- Suzan.Ballard@beaufort.k12.sc.us

8th grade: Administrator- Casey.Swofford@beaufort.k12.sc.us

Counselor- Laura.Mason@beaufort.k12.sc.us

Additional Services

Social worker- Sarah.Kwiatkowski@beaufort.k12.sc.us

Translation services- Vanessa.smallpage-herrera@beaufort.k12.sc.us