HMS Bearcat Bulletin

April 2019

A Note from Ms. Buschmann

We have almost made it to our short Spring Break. Once we return, MAP testing will begin. While we sincerely believe that students are much more than a test score, this is the way the state has chosen to measure academics. We want students to be able to put their best foot forward on the test by getting adequate rest, a good breakfast, and by attending school on the day of the test. Keeping this normal schedule, rather than having to be pulled from class for a make-up exam provides a better testing environment. HMS will be testing from Wednesday, April 24 through Friday, May 10. The first week will be the science test for 5th and 8th-grade, followed by testing for all grades, 5-8, in English Language Arts during week 2 of testing and Math the third week of testing.

The make-up days for the snow/ice days we have had so far are February 18; April 18; and May 16, 17, 20, 21 and 22.

Kid Flix 5th and 6th-Grade Musical Production

Fifth and Sixth-grade students have been working hard in music class and have had several rehearsals during bearcat time to bring you this great production. Please join us in the Hermann High School Auditorium on April 30. Students should arrive by 5:00 wearing jeans and any shirt as a shirt for the program will be provided. The program will begin at 6:30.

HMS STEM Open House

Tuesday, April 30th, 3:30-5:30pm

164 Blue Pride Drive

Hermann, MO

When you stop by to pick up trashbag orders and/or are on your way to the 5th and 6th-Grade "Kid Flix" musical production please stop by the HMS library and see some of our newest STEM items. Donations from your use of your People's Savings Bank Spirit Card and Blue and White Night purchases have been used to buy our newest technology.

Trash Bag Fundraiser

All trash bag orders and money were due this past Tuesday. If there are any still floating out there, please return them to the office as soon as possible. Trash bag pick-up is Wednesday, April 30.

After- School Homework Help

We have had several students take advantage of the time and teacher support provided at after-school homework help. Please remember that your child can stay Tuesdays and Thursdays from after school until 4:30 p.m. Any student is welcome to join us, but we expect that they have something to work on or read. Please send a note with your child on each day he or she will stay after school so we know that he or she will have a ride home.

Student of the Month

Character Trait

During the March Student of the Month Assembly, we celebrated students who display citizenship. One aspect of our Mission at HMS is for students to be their best in the community. We are proud to celebrate these students who have demonstrated their dedication to being good school and community citizens.

Congratulations Nominees:

Front Row (L to R): Jacob, Garrett, DeLaney, Lizzie, Alley, Sheilah

Second Row: Landon, Zane, Adariana, Mandi, Morgan, Jackson, Sophia, Jayden

Third Row: Roman, Brady, Morgan, Rebecca, Blaine, Olivia

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And the Winners Are...

5th- DeLaney ; 6th- Zane; 7th- Adariana ; 8th- Morgan
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Save the Date: Bearcats at the Ballpark

Once again this year, the music department will be providing students the opportunity to sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" on the field at Busch Stadium.

  • Friday, July 12 at 7:15 p.m. versus the Arizona Diamondbacks
  • The first 30,000 fans age 16 and older will receive a replica jersey from the 2009 All-Star Game in St. Louis.
  • The student who refers the most sales will earn an on-field experience for 4 ticket holders prior to the start of the game. This Pregame experience includes viewing batting practice and a professional photo.

Order forms were given to band and choir students. You may return the order form to the office or just stop by during regular school hours to purchase tickets. Please call Mrs. Schwartze, 486-3121 x1205 with any questions.

Ongoing Fundraising Efforts

Please keep in mind a couple of easy ways to raise funds for HMS.

1. Boxtops for Education

2. Shutterfly- start your order at our storefront and 8% of each purchase will be sent to HMS.

Visit our Storefront:

3. Best Choice UPC's

4. Coca-Cola Give: Put codes from bottles or12-packs or cases of cans in and designate Hermann Middle School as your giving partner at

Pictures from HMS

The end of March and beginning of April has brought continued hard work in our classrooms, track season, rehearsal for the 5th and 6th-grade music program, and several students using their bearcat bucks to be the "principal for the day."
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Upcoming Events


April 9- After School Homework Help, pick up at 4:30

April 10- 5/6 Rehearsal for Kid Flix Concert during specials class

April 10- Board of Education Meeting, 6:00

April 11- After School Homework Help, pick up at 4:30

April 11- 7/8 Track @Owensville, 4:00

April 15- 18: MAP Testing Spirit Week

April 19- No School; Spring Break (Return to School on Tuesday, April 23)

April 16- 7/8 Track Meet at Home, 4:00

April 25- 7/8 Track @ Bland Invitational, 4:00

April 27- 7/8 Track @ Pacific Relays, 10:00 a.m.

April 30- Trash Bag Pickup and STEM Open House, 3:30

April 30- 5th and 6th Grade "Kid Flicks" Concert, 6:30 @HHS Auditorium (students report at 5:00)


May 3- Special Olympics

May 6-10- Staff Appreciation Week

May 6- MS Honor Society Induction, 5:30

May 6- Band Concert, 7:00

May 7- Choir Concert, 6:30

May 9- Board of Education Meeting, 6:00

May 10- 8th Grade Promotion, 6:00

May 10- Families In Action Dance, 7:30-10:00

May 10- Honor Society Lock-In, 10:00

May 14- 8th-Grade Field Trip

May 15- Reading Counts Incentive Trip

May 22- Last Day of School

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