Panther Press

for the Week of May 7th Plus

Reminders from the Principal

With the time of year, it is an imperative that all teachers follow the proper procedures for allowing students out of class. Regardless of why you let them out, they MUST have a pass. Even with the stepped up tardy sweeps, we are still having teachers let students out of class. Do not send students back to their lockers to get things because they forgot them without a pass.

The end of the year check-out list has been posted to the google classroom. Seven items on the check-out list will only be accepted through the classroom and have already been set up as assignments with due dates.

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.

All teachers should be uploading evidence to EducateAlabama on a regular basis. Do not wait until the last minute. If you are having issues with EducateAlabama, follow the instructions on the EducateAlabama site for contacting the Help desk.

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 May 7th Plus

Mat 7 - 6th Grade Field Trip

May 8-9 - Boys Basketball Tryouts

May 8 - NJHS Meeting after school in room 201

May 9 - 8th Grade Tour of Hueytown High School

May 9 - Fire/Tornado Drill - 7th period

May 10 - EX ED Graduation in Lunchroom

May 10 - HMS Baseball Banquet at North Highland Baptist 6 PM

May 11 - MEDC in Conference Room

May 11 - HYPE Field Trip

May 11 - Exam Exemption Sign-ups Due - Use the link or the QR code sent out by DR. Foster

May 14 - Spring Band Concert

May 15-17 - Girls Basketball Tryouts

May 17-22 - 2nd Semester Diagnostics

  • May 17 - 6th & 7th Periods
  • May 18 - 4th & 5th Periods
  • May 21 - 2nd Period
  • May 22 - 1st Period
  • May 23-24 - Make-ups & Grade Recovery

May 21 - End of the Year Awards Ceremony @ HHS

May 22 - Cheerleader Preview in the Gym

May 23-24 - Grade Recovery

May 23 - Begin Retention Meetings

May 24 - Grades Due by noon

May 24 - Grade Verification Sheets due by 3 PM

May 25 - Teacher Work Day - Mr. Powell will begin checking rooms at noon

May 25 - Report Cards Mailed

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

  • May 24 (PC through May 24)

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