HMS Bearcat Bulletin
A Note from Ms. Buschmann
Missouri Read-In Day
The Gasconade Co. R-I School District $0.50 Levy Issue
- instructional materials and supplies
- transportation costs
- recruitment and retention of staff.
Approval will allow the flexibility to provide the needed resources to prepare students to be competitive in careers and post-high school education.
Be sure to vote Tuesday, April 4.
These assessments are used to monitor student progress in meeting the Missouri Learning Standards, to inform the public about students' performance, and to help us make informed decisions about curriculum and assessment. As with all assessments, we want to set students up for success. We have been working hard throughout the year to make sure students have the knowledge and skills necessary, but you are certainly in a position to help as well. Here are a few things you can do:
- Avoid scheduling appointments during the testing window (April 18- April 28)
- Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep
- Encourage your child to eat a nutritious breakfast with protein for lasting energy
It is also important to note that cell phones are not allowed in the testing room. While our day-to-day expectation is that students keep their phones off and out of sight, this is not the standard for testing. Any phones brought into the testing room will be collected until students are dismissed from testing.
At HMS we know that these tests show a very small piece of a student, but they are an important measure. Thank you in advance for your commitment to making sure our students can show their best at this time.
News for 8th Grade
8th Grade Celebration: Friday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m.
Students are in the process of designing their class t-shirt. They will wear this T-shirt and khaki pants for the ceremony. Fricke Studio will be on hand for professional photos and Families in Action will provide a meal and dance for the students afterwards. More details will come home when it gets a little bit closer.
8th Grade Cardinal Game: Thursday, May 4
Students are invited to attend a Cardinal game with their classmates. The cost of the ticket will be $15, and students will need to bring money for food and drink. We will not be back until 6:30 p.m. Students will need to have a ride here to pick them up. If they will be riding home from the middle school with anyone other than a parent/guardian, they will need a note giving them permission. Any student who does not attend the game will need to be at school. A travel release with all of the details will be sent home soon.
We will be having awards and the 8th grade barbecue this year, but we have a few other dates to nail down. We will send a complete schedule home as soon as possible.
Student of the Month
The character trait of the month for March was Positive Work Ethic. Our brains are trained to do what is easy, so we must constantly make a conscious decision to work hard at things that are hard for us. The students recognized this month do a great job making that decision day in and day out. Also included is a video that shows what happens in our brains as we practice physical things- it is the same as when we use those nerves to make hard decisions!
Back Row (L to R): Sami, Addie, Heidi, Taylor, Ben
Middle Row (L to R): Kaley, Claire, Rosie, Holly, Conner, Drake
Front Row (L to R): Paige, Serena, Alison, Emmy, Megan
Not Pictured: Cheyenne
Congratulations Student of the Month Winners
6th Grade- Kaley
Teacher of the Month
Mrs. Worland, Mr. Sachs, Mrs. Stephan, Mrs. Engemann, Ms. Burns, Coach Dace, Mrs. Weir, Mrs. Dann, Mrs. Brethorst, Mrs. Alferman, Ms. Brown, and Coach Walton. The winner for March was Ms. Burns.
A Few Photos from Around HMS this Month
Ongoing Fundraising Efforts
Please keep in mind a couple of easy ways to raise funds for HMS.
1. Boxtops for Education
2. Shutterfly- start your order at our storefront and 13% of each purchase will be sent to HMS.
Visit our Storefront: hermannmiddleschool.ShutterflyStorefront.com
3. Best Choice UPC's