HMS Bearcat Bulletin

November 2016

A Note from Ms. Buschmann

I want to first of all thank parents and guardians for their attendance at recent parent/teacher conferences. Your dedication to your children and commitment to help them do well is a great part of the reason why HMS is a successful school. We were able to celebrate that success today at the Student of the Month (SOM) Assembly.

I told the students today that the SOM assembly is my favorite day of each month. I get the chance to see kids at their best every day in classrooms, but to see the kind and encouraging words that our teachers use when nominating students as well as the students' faces when they get the chance to read them is outstanding. Those nominations are based around the character trait of the month, and this month we celebrated Responsibility. The assembly featured a video from an outstanding youth speaker, Mike Smith. He shared that responsibility is not just about being on time and turning in homework, it is a responsibility to your community, environment, and fellow human being. It is a lesson that our students and adults took to heart and will try to live every day.

There is quite a bit included in the newsletter this month. I hope you take a few minutes to read it and enjoy all of the pictures. If you haven't already, please like our Facebook page for timely updates on Middle School events and daily happenings. There is a link down at the bottom of this page.


SoulPancake and Kid President wanted 2 million people to prove that even the smallest acts of love, like donating a pair of socks, can make a big difference in the lives of our neighbors. Hermann Middle School did their part. Honor Society challenged the student body to beat their total from last year and bring 500 pairs of new socks. While they didn't meet their goal (and the principal narrowly escaped a pie in the face), they did collect over 400 pairs of new socks to be distributed to people in our community who need them, and we all had a lot of fun .

Besides working toward pieing the principal, the students earned duct tape to try to stick Mrs. Weir to the wall. You can see below she was anxiously awaiting her fate!

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Counselor's Corner

I enjoyed spending time with your students in the classrooms this past month; we talked about responsibility. To help the students become more responsible and self-reliant they learned how to log into Infinite Campus (IC) with their own username information. We went through the website together so they knew where to find the different information including grades, missing assignments, upcoming work, and lunch balances. In addition, the 6th through 8th grade students were allowed to bring in their cell phones to download the IC app so they would have easier access to their information. Below are snapshots of the students learning how to access IC. If you haven't yet accessed the parent portal of Infinite Campus, please comtact the middle school office for your login information.

-Mrs. Pehle

Student of the Month

Congratulations Nominees!

5th grade- Paige, Hattie, Haley, Amelia, Steven, Emmy and Dane

6th grade- Iteara, Tierza, Garret, and Derek

7th grade- Emma, Krista, Brody, Lucas, and Landon

8th grade- Katelyn, Liliana, Colten, Kyle, Peter, and Ben

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Cardinal Calendars

Don't forget Hermann Middle School is selling 2017 St. Louis Cardinals Calendars. Individual order sheets went home with students a couple of weeks ago. We are asking for your help to make this sales effort a success! These sales help support funding for student activities including field trips, attendance incentives, and eighth grade celebration.

As an incentive, for EACH calendar sold, the students name will be entered in a raffle. The more you sell... the better your odds! Prizes will be local gift cards and a grand prize raffle drawing will be held for lunch, drinks, and dessert for you and a friend.

Sales Dates: October 26- November 9

Delivery Date: 2nd Week of December (They make great Christmas gifts!)

Cost: $15 (the calendar includes pages of regional coupons) Please collect payment at the time of sales, checks can be made payable to Hermann Middle School

Questions? Contact Cheryl Schwartze (573)486-3121 x1119 or

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