Hawk Nation Weekly Newsletter

December 6th, 2021

Important Dates:

December 6th

Chorus Caroling Rehearsal 8:30 am

Interest Meeting for Matilda Musical 4:30 pm


December 7th

Tardy Detention 8:10 am-9:05 am in the cafeteria

GSA 8:30 am

Chorus Winter Concert 7:00 pm


December 8th

Science Fair Project Meeting

Chorus Caroling Rehearsal 8:30 am

Gaming TSA 8:30 am

NJHS Rehearsal for Induction 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm

Tropical Smoothie Spirit Night 5:00 pm-9:00 pm


December 9th

Vision and Hearing Screening

Chess Club 8:10 am

Coding Robotics TSA 8:15 am

FCA 8:25 am

Chorus Officers Meeting 8:30 am

Tri-Math Honor Society 8:30 am

Band Winter Concert 7:00 pm


December 10th

2022 Scholastics Art & Writing Awards Submission Window Closes

Hawk Nation

School Searches

Many of our students possibly shared with you that we conducted searches last week in the morning at the busses and in the classrooms. More specifically, we conducted over 1000 searches between Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Please know this occurred at all middle and high schools due to the school shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan. With that being said, we appreciate everyone's patience during these searches. Also, please keep in mind searches are normally conducted randomly during each week; however, this week was a larger sample size mandated by DCPS.


While conducting the searches, we found several students that had over the counter medication. Please remind your students they are not allowed to have medications such as Midol, Tylenol, and Ibuprofen. If your child needs medication, please complete a medication form in the front office.


As always, if you hear of a school threat, please let admin know immediately. It takes ALL of us working together to keep ALL students safe at Hawk Nation. ~ Ms. Humphreys, Principal

High School Transition Night

Thank you to all the 8th grade families for attending our MMS High School Transition Night last week. Our families were able to meet several different high schools and learn what they have to offer for their academic success.
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Scholastic Art Awards Program

Only ONE week remains to enter this year's Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards!

The submission window closes at 11:59PM on Friday, December 10th! This regional affiliate of the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is our district's largest celebration of our visual art students and their work. This is also the best way to connect your student artists with college scholarship opportunities to continue their studies after high school! Each year, DCPS art students earn MILLIONS of dollars in college scholarship offers through this program! Students can enter their original works digitally through this website and within 17 different art categories.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 12th when we hold our regional art awards ceremony, film festival, and exhibition openings in downtown Jacksonville!

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NJHS Induction Ceremony

The induction ceremony will be on December 15th at 6:00 pm in the auditorium. Students are required to wear attire that is dressy. The attire should be black, white, or a combination of both. If you are able to bring food for the reception after the induction, please reach out to Ms. Crumrine at crumrinek@duvalschools.org.
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WILLIAMS YMCA Has Extended Registration for Basketball

Williams/DuPont 2022

Winter Basketball

Practices Begin: Week of December 13th

Season Begins: Friday, January 7th

Season Ends: Saturday, February 26th

Ages: 3-17 years old

Practices: Each team practices once a week Monday-Thursday after 5:30pm.

Games: Friday evenings or Saturdays

Members: $0*

Non Members: $165

*($35 uniform fee)

“Financial Assistance available for those who qualify”

To register, you can visit The Williams YMCA or you can register

Online at www.FirstCoastYMCA.org

Student of the Week

Sara Figueira Ramos Pinheirom, Class of 2027

"Sara is one of our ESOL students from Brazil who is very dedicated to her studies. She is a hard worker, and strives to make As on her assignments. She also acts as a mentor to the other students whose first language is also Portuguese, helping them to understand their assignments and encouraging them to complete their work and do their best. She is a sweet, respectful young lady who is a joy to have in class." ~ Ms. Lee

MLK Tomorrow’s Leaders Essay Contest

The City of Jacksonville’s 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast commemorates the 93rd anniversary of Dr. King's birth by honoring his life-long commitment and achievements toward his dream for social change.


Tomorrow’s Leaders is a component of the Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast that looks to recognize and award youth in our community who are exemplifying the philosophies of Dr. King through leadership, community volunteerism and civic responsibility.


The City of Jacksonville is pleased to offer the opportunity for deserving elementary, middle and high school students to be nominated for the Tomorrow’s Leaders Award. Award recipients will be recognized at the 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast on Friday, January 14, 2022. For more information, please see the attachment at the bottom of the newsletter.

Testing Calendar

Winter Testing Dates

  • December 6th - December 15: PMA 2
  • November 29 - December 17: 1st Semester DEOCs
  • January 4 - January 28: 2nd Semester Baselines Grades 6 - 12

MMS Athletics:

DCPS School Calendar

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