Panther Press

for the Week of March 12th

Reminders from the Principal

3rd Nine Weeks ended March 9. All teachers are required to have administered their 2nd Unit test and conducted RTI for it by then.

3rd Nine Weeks' Grades are due by 3 PM Monday. Grade Verification sheets will be printed Tuesday Morning and are due back by 3 PM Tuesday. Report cards will be printed Wednesday and distributed to students in 7th period.

All teachers are required to administer a unit assessment every 4.5 weeks and they must be labeled as a unit assessment in your gradebook. These assessments must also appear in the gradebook to reflect grades for that time period. While the expectation is that all teachers will administer at least one unit test every 4.5 weeks, the total number of assessments each nine weeks is determined by the classroom teacher. With assessments counting 75% of the nine weeks grade it behooves each teacher to have more than two. All teachers are required to have spoken to or had face-to-face contact with parents of students who have an "F" in their class BEFORE the end of each 9 weeks. It is NOT the responsibility of the EX ED teacher to make those contacts for the classroom teacher, either. These are non-negotiables.

All staff are responsible for electronic communications and items shared through the google platform. A copy of the current staff handbook for HMS is on the google drive.

We will be adding additional documents as the year progresses. "I did not read my email" or "I did not know how to access the google folders" is not an acceptable excuse.

All teachers should be uploading evidence to EducateAlabama on a regular basis. Do not wait until the last minute.

Here is a list of reminders for this semester:

1. If we want things to change the change starts with us.

2. All employees will be professional.

3. Attendance counts even for the adults. Attendance must be taken each class period and posted.

4. Our expectations for students have to be taught and have to be consistent across the team if not grade level.

5. All teachers are expected to be on time for school and duty.

6. Hall duty does not mean standing in a huddle and talking about the students. It means actively supervising students in all areas of the building. This includes the lunchroom. Teachers do not have a duty free lunch. Teachers are expected to monitor students to the lunchroom, in the lunchroom (including the line) and on the way back from the lunchroom.

7. All students are expected to be in the classroom when the tardy bell rings.

8. No student should be allowed out of class without a pass, period.

9. Teachers and staff are expected to be on campus all day. Permission to leave campus must be given by an administrator and only if it is school related.

10. 3rd Period Advisement and Career Prep Lessons are not optional. It is the expectation that these lessons will be delivered each Friday including when a teacher is absent.

11. Sub folders should contain emergency lesson plans for a teacher's classes including 3rd period. Rosters for all classes must be included in the Sub-Folders.

Go Panthers!

Important Reminders for the Week of March 12th Plus

Mar 11 - Daylight Savings Kicks in

Mar 12 - Local Professional Development Day - No Students (see email sent out Thursday with schedule)

Mar 12 - Grades due by 3 PM

Mar 12 - All staff to approve timecards by 3 PM

Mar 13 - 16 - Book Fair in the Library

Mar 13 - NO Faculty Meetings - Data for core instruction action plan due by 3 PM

Mar 13 - Grade Verification sheets due by 3 PM

Mar 13 - NJHS Meeting after school in Room 201

Mar 13 - Track meet at Corner High School

Mar 13 - HMS Baseball @ Fultondale

Mar 13 - HMS Softball @ Minor

Mar 14 - Spring Pictures during PE

Mar 14 - Report Cards given out to 7th Period

Mar 14 - HMS Tennis @ McAdory

Mar 14 - HMS Golf vs NJMS @ Woodward

Mar 15 - HMS Baseball @ Hewitt-Trussville

Mar 15 - HMS Softball vs NJMS @ Natalie Bunn

Mar 15 - HMS Football Parent Meeting in the Gym 6 PM

Mar 16 - 5th Grade Tour of HMS

Mar 16 - Lockdown Drill - 6th Period

Mar 16 - Lesson Plans and Parent Contacts due by 3 PM via email to designated administrator

Mar 16 - HMS Softball vs McAdory @ Natalie Bunn

Mar 17 - HMS Baseball vs NJMS @ Bud Newll

Mar 21 - 3rd Nine Weeks Awards Day Ceremony

Mar 21 - Tornado/Fire Drill - 7th Period

Mar 26 - 30 - Spring Break

PLUS Team Rotation


Mar 1st - English

Mar 8th - Math

Mar 15th - Science

Mar 22nd - Social Studies

No PLUS Team Meetings in April due to testing

PLUS Team time set aside on Apr 27 PD Day if possible

No PLUS Team Meetings in May

Lesson Plan, Unit Assessments & Contact Log Administrators

  • 6th Grade teachers, Poe, Finch, Overton, and Owens submit to Mr. Anders via email.

  • 7th Grade teachers, Gonzalez, Moreno, Evans, Williams and Channel submit to Mr. Powell via email.

  • 8th Grade teachers, Cerka-Wilkes, A. Smith, Kunath, Whitfield and Richards-Broome submit to Dr. Foster via email.

Lesson Plans/Parent Contact Log Calendar

  • March 16 (LP Mar 19 – Apr 6, PC through Mar 15)

  • April 6 (LP Apr 9 – April 20, PC though Apr 5)

  • April 20 (LP Apr 23 – May 4, PC through Apr 19)

  • May 4 (LP May 7 – May 24, PC through May 3)

  • May 25 (PC through May 24)

"Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese." - Luis Bunuel

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