Admiral Weekly News

Week of November 16-20, 2015

Admiral Parent Edition

Administrative Team Thank You’s and Kudos

  • Thank you to Mr. Wright, Mr. Gaskins, and Ms. Mackowiak for going above and beyond on behalf of a student.
  • Thank you to Mr. Garland for organizing staff t-shirts.
  • Thank you to all staff involved in planning and executing an outstanding Veteran's Day Assembly and Academic Pep Rally.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Akinmoldun on earning his SECOND Doctorate Degree.
  • Thank you to the Admin Team, Librarians, Ms. Holmes, Ms. Neptune, Ms. Finney, Ms. Turner, Ms. McCorkel, and Mr. Stewart for your participation in the STAT Meeting.
  • Thank you to the PTA for your support during Picture Day, the Veterans Day Assembly, and the Academic Pep Rally.

This Week At Hammond!

Homeroom Video: ACPS 2020: Goal 1: Academic Excellence and Educational Equity

ACPS 2020: Goal 1 - Academic Excellence and Educational Equity

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Daily Reminders - November 16-20, 2015

Monday – November 16, 2015
  • Homeroom - Video - ACPS 2020: Goal 1: Academic Excellence and Educational Equity - Video Above
  • American Education Week - Kickoff Off - “Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility,”
  • After School - Teacher Academic Support /Intramurals

Tuesday – November 17, 2015
  • Homeroom - Admiral Pride Lesson
  • American Education Week - Parent's Day - Date Will Be Scheduled In December
  • AVID Site Team Meeting - 3:30pm
  • After School - Intramurals

Wednesday – November 18, 2015
  • Homeroom: Admiral Pride Organizational Chart
  • American Education Week- Education Support Professional's Day
  • After School - Teacher Academic Support/Intramurals
  • Adult Zumba Classes - 4:30pm - $5 - Auxillary Gym
  • Spelling Bee - 6:30pm - Auditorium
  • Dyslexia and Other Reading Disorders - 7:00pm - 9:00pm - TCW - Minnie Howard Campus -Media Center - To register, contact Janet Reese, ACPS Parent Support Specialist, janet.reese@acps.k12.va.us, or Courtney Davis, Ph. D., ACPS Parent Resource Center Coordinator, courtney.davis@acps.k12.va.us, 703-824-0129

Thursday – November 19, 2015
  • Homeroom: Attendance/College and Career Lesson
  • AVID/College/Career/Sorority/Fraternity Day – Please wear a shirt that represents AVID, College, Career, or Your Sorority or Fraternity.
  • Math/Language Arts/8th Grade Science Lesson Plans Due
  • American Education Week - Educator For A Day
  • After School - Teacher Academic Support/Intramurals
  • RARE Panel Discussion - Student Code Of Conduct - 6:00pm - Library

Friday – November 20, 2015
  • Homeroom: Attendance
  • Admiral Pride Day - Please wear your Admiral Pride Shirt
  • American Education Week - Substitute Educators Day
  • Honor Roll Assembly - Team 8-1 - Cafeteria (Grade Level Teams and Students) This event occurs during the school day. Parents will be invited to attend the midyear Honor Roll Assembly in February.

Improving Our Great Schools Rating

Francis C. Hammond Middle School is a GREAT School. We know this because we experience it everyday. We are working extremely hard to ensure that the community knows that wonderful things are happening. Please support us in this effort by leaving a positive comment about Francis C. Hammond Middle School at http://www.greatschools.org/virginia/alexandria/69-Francis-C-Hammond-Middle/

November 2015 - Native American Heritage Month

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Happy Birthday!

  • Cason Barnes - 11/8
  • Alexandra Willson - 11/3
  • Karleesha Wright - 11/5
  • Beau Ramer - 11/6
  • Cason Barnes - 11/8
  • Kelly Hopkins - 11/12
  • Nancy Hernandez - 11/19
  • David Fox - 11/19
  • Lee Allison - 11/19
  • Veronica Long-Boles - 11/22
  • Ebony Neptune - 11/23
  • Derrick N. Terry - 11/24
  • Jeff Gaskins - 11/25
  • Cassandra Jackson - 11/26
  • Eric Grutza - 11/30

Weekly Reminders

  • Science Fair and National History Day Judges Needed - If you know of any community member with science or history expertise who can serve as judges please email Ms. Riser or Dr. Holmes.
  • Francis C. Hammond Color Run - If your club or grade level team is interested in planning the Color Run please let Ms. Hall know. Profits raised from the Color Run will be equally split by all planners. For more information please see: http://myschoolcolorrun.com/