Hawk Nation

October 2020

The official monthly newsletter of Horning Middle School

Contact Us

Main Office

Principal: Mr. Robert Blessington 262-970-3305

Principal's Secretary: Ms. Jodi Aylsworth 262-970-3305

Assistant Principal (6B, 7B, 8B, Dual Language 6 and 7): Mr. Bryan Lyday 262-970-3311

Dean of Students (6A, 7A, 8A, 8C, FLIGHT): Ms. Susan Inkmann 262-970-3450

Attendance/Associate Principal Secretary: Ms. Pamela Craig 262-970-3317

Attendance Line: 1-866-490-7371 or 262-970-3316

Athletic/ Activities Director: Ms. Susan Inkmann: 262-970-3450

School Resource Officer

Officer James Wolbert, 262-970-3304

Student Services


Mrs. Angie Jackson (6A, 7A, 8A, FLIGHT), 262-970-3327

Ms. Natalie Ramirez (6B, 7B, 8B, 8C, Dual Language 6 and 7), 262-970-3326

Student Services Secretary: Ms. Sue Miller, 262-970-3303

Social Worker: Ms. Angie Krueger, 262-970-1699

School Psychologist: Ms. Lindsey Lemus 262-970-1093

Health Room: Ms. Olivia Trejo 262-970-3315

Mark your Calendar

October 2: Picture Day for COHORT 2

October 15: Picture Day for COHORT 1

Thursday, November 19 Family/ Learner Conferences, 3:30-6:30 PM

Thursday, March 2nd, Family/ Learner Conferences, 3:30-6:00 PM (more information to follow)

May 2021 TBA Showcase of Learning, 4:00 -7:00 PM

Picture Day 2020

Cohort 1: Students will have their school photos taken during school on Thursday, October 15th.

Cohort 2: Students will have their school photos taken during school on Friday, October 2nd.

Packets to purchase photos will not be sent home this year, as everything will be done online. After your student has their photo taken, they will bring home a card that contains ordering information specific to your student.

SDW to Provide free Breakfast and Lunch Starting September 8th

From September 8th until December 31, the school district will be providing free breakfast and lunch for ALL students. For more information, please read the district communication HERE.

Tdap Vaccine Requirements for Middle School Students

Please read the attached fact sheet for parents. It contains important information regarding Tdap vaccine requirements for middle school students. The fact sheet can be found HERE.

HMS Family Book Discussion

Free books for students/families!

*Sponsored by

Waukesha Service Club grant

Tuesday, December 15th

6:00 p.m. via WebEx

Sign up @ http://sdwone.us/bookdiscussion by Oct. 16.

COVID-19 Parent Letter

Please click HERE for COVID-19 information including:

  • What is being done in the schools to reduce spread
  • What you and your student can do to reduce spread
  • Quarantine guidelines

Ice Age Trail Challenge

Introducing our new Physical Education challenge for October 2020! More than 12,000 years ago, an immense glacial ice flow sculpted a landscape of remarkable beauty across Wisconsin. As the glacier retreated, it left behind a variety of unique landscape features. These glacial remnants are now considered among the world’s finest examples of how continental glaciation sculpts our planet.

The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a thousand-mile footpath highlighting these landscape features as it travels through some of the state’s most beautiful natural areas. The Trail is entirely within Wisconsin and is one of only eleven National Scenic Trails.

The goal of the Ice Age Trail Virtual Challenge is to offer students, families, and staff the challenge of hiking, running, or walking the Ice Age Trail and learning about safe hiking practices, “Leave no Trace,” Glacial activity in Wisconsin, and the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of being in nature. The Virtual Ice Age Trail Challenge also has mini-challenges along the way.

Starting October 5th, Horning, Butler, Les Paul, and STEM will compete against each other and log miles. Family and staff participation is highly encouraged.

There is also another opportunity for families to participate in the Mammoth Hike Challenge sponsored by the Ice Age Trail Alliance. See the introductory video and sign-up details below. This challenge is free. Students/Families who participate will receive a certificate and patch.

Mammoth Hike Challenge Welcome Video


Link to the Forms

Mammoth Challenge

Horning Ice Age Challenge

Online Christmas Clearing Council applications - apply today


Applications HAVE to be done online this year. Any questions or need assistance, contact Angie Krueger (social worker) at 262-970-1699 or akrueger@waukesha.k12.wi.us

SDW: Mask Expectations

Masks: School district policy is very clear in that we are to put measures in place to keep our environment as safe as possible for students and staff. In order to do this all students will be required to wear masks while in the Horning Middle School building. Students can bring a mask from home to wear. Otherwise, there will be a mask available for all students when they arrive at school on their first day. There are no exceptions for any healthy student on this. This includes hallways, classrooms, or any part of the building at any time (except lunch when students have to eat). Not wearing a mask will not be tolerated. Upon first refusal to wear a mask, the student's parent/guardian will be contacted. If a second refusal occurs, the student will be suspended for the remainder of that school day. Should a third refusal occur, the student will be referred to the administration, an out-of-school suspension will be issued and the student will be auto-enrolled in eAchieve for the remainder of the school year.

All staff members will be wearing masks and face shields while teaching.

Counseling Services for Horning Students

Click here to learn more about counseling services offered to HMS students.

Healing Hearts of Waukesha County


Healing Hearts is dedicated to creating safe opportunities for grieving children to feel supported, connect with others their age who understand and share their stories. This fall we will hold our 12-week grief support sessions on-line. We have updated and enhanced our program to incorporate current issues impacting families. To register, contact Healing Hearts at 262-751-0874 or info.hhwc@gmail.com. All services are provided at no cost.

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Athletics and Activities

Our website, https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/horningms will have a current calendar of our co-curricular activities for your planning purpose and a Guidebook that will help you learn more about our offerings.

Please contact Ms. Inkmann with questions at sinkmann@waukesha.k12.wi.us.

Join Horning Site Council!

The 2nd Thursday of each month starting in September is reserved for our Horning SIte Council meetings. More information will be provided regarding the format.

Horning Site Council's mission is to build community among families, learners, teachers and staff. We WANT people like you to get involved to help improve communication, support school needs, and plan activities to bring the Horning community together.

Site Council was formed in the 2016-17 school year, so we’re fairly new and trying to build our family involvement here at Horning. For the 2019-20 school year, we are looking for members to fill the following roles:

Please join us at any meeting, or contact us any time for more information!

  • October 8, 2020
  • November 12, 2020
  • December 10, 2020
  • January 14, 2021
  • February 11, 2021
  • March 11, 2021
  • April 15, 2021
  • May 13, 2021

  • Site Council Representatives:


    Lori Loeschmann



    Haley Draeger




    Robert Blessington



    Connect With Us!

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    Horning Website: https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/horningms

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HorningMSHawks/

    Twitter: @HorningMiddle