Panther Press

for the Week of Sep 4 Plus

Reminders from the Principal


Make sure you are reading the Panther Press each week and planning accordingly. Visit the Google Classroom to ensure you know when things are due. The next set of lesson plans are due Sep 7. These due dates are non-negotiables. If you have not done so already, make sure you have noted the due dates. The full lesson planner calendar is on the Google Classroom.


Grades must be updated every week. A minimum of one grade a week is required by the district. If you have read the lesson plan template, one assignment per week is supposed to be designated in your lesson plans to be included in your gradebook. As we progress through the year, this will be something we begin looking for when we compare lesson plans to gradebooks. Something for you to consider.


The administrators will be checking lesson plans each time they are turned in and just as explained by Ms. Carroll in faculty this week, we will be focusing primarily on the standard and learning target for the first nine weeks. However, if your lesson plans are not complete, they will be sent back to you to complete.


When completing your lessons plans, make sure you denote the assignments/assessments that will be entered into the gradebook. These assignments/assessments must be connected to standards. If it is not connected to a standard it should not be in the gradebook. This is a district requirement and at least one assignment must be entered each week. A copy of your lesson plans must be posted in your classroom. The Advisement Lesson Calendar will suffice for Social Development Skills.


The forms for submitting Parent Contacts is in the Google Classroom. Make sure these are up-to-date. It is the expectation that parent contacts are entered when they are made not at the end of the nine weeks or days/weeks/months later.


All teachers will be required to administer a minimum of four assessments every nine weeks: two before progress reports ans two after. The two Unit Assessments count towards the total minimum assessments required: One unit assessment must be before progress reports and one after. Plan accordingly so that required RTI activities can be completed prior progress reports and report cards going home.


I need to remind ALL staff members of a couple of things: 1) all staff members are required to remain on campus during the work day unless they have permission from an administrator to leave (teachers must sign out in the front office and classified must clock out), 2) All staff are responsible for electronic communications and items shared through the google platform. A copy of the current staff handbook for HMS will be going up in the classroom next week. We will be adding additional documents as the year progresses. I did not read my email or did not know how to access the google folders is not an acceptable excuse.

Important Reminders for the Week of Sep 4 Plus

Sep 3 - Labor Day - School Closed

Sep 4 - 8th Grade Gold Scantron Testing Day

Sep 4 - Timecards approved by 3 PM

Sep 4 - NO Faculty Meetings

Sep 4 - Flu Shot Clinic in Conference Room - you must sign-up online

Sep 4 - Monthly FBLA Meeting after school in Bus Tech Lab

Sep 4 - Cross Country Track Meet @ North Jefferson Middle

Sep 4 - Mandatory Football Parent Meeting after Practice.

Sep 5 - Fall Picture Day

Sep 5 - AEA Rep in the Teacher's Lounge

Sep 5 - Monthly FCCLA Meeting after school in FACS classroom

Sep 5 - HMS Volleyball vs Bragg @ HMS

Sep 6-7 Crisis Center Presentations

Sep 6 - ELL Scantron Testing Day

Sep 6 - Pep Rally 7th Period

Sep 6 - HMS Volleyball vs OG & PG @ HMS

Sep 6 - HMS Football vs Bessemer City @ HHS

Sep 7-8 - Parker Volleyball Tournament - A Team only - See Whitfield for details

Sep 7-8 - Pelham Volleyball Tournament - B Team only - See Whitfield for details

Sep 7 - 8th Grade Purple Scantron Testing Day

Sep 7 - Grades posted by 3 PM - a minimum of one grade a week is required

Sep 7 - Lesson Plans due in Google Classroom (Sep 10 - Sep 21)


Sep 10 - 7th Grade Gold Scantron Testing Day

Sep 11 - NO Faculty Meetings

Sep 11 - 7th Grade Purple Scantron Testing Day

Sep 12 - 6th Grade Gold Scantron Testing Day

Sep 13 - 6th Grade Purple Scantron Testing Day

Sep 13 - Progress Reports Go Home

Sep 13 - Faculty Tailgate lunch - more info to come

Sep 14 - EducateAlabama Step 1 Due Complete - check the classroom for details

Sep 14 - Boys Basketball Tryouts after school

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