Hall Happenings

September 2022

Welcome to Hall Middle School

We are off to a great start for the 2021-2022 school year! Students and teachers have been collaborating to create a positive working environment at Hall MS through relationship building activities and classroom relationship agreements. Last week we started our academic focus as well and students are impressing us daily with their work ethic and commitment to success. We have no doubts that academic achievement at HMS will continue to soar as we move from a B to an A campus. It's going to be a great year!


Principal: Stephanie Wynne

Assistant Principal- Justin Hooten

Assistant Principal- Annie Pinion

Dean of Instruction: Marilissa Moore

Student ID Badges

Badges will be used at all campuses district wide and students are required to wear them every day throughout the school day.

  • ID badges can be used to check out library books, scan for lunches, and are required for students to scan onto and off of buses (before/after school, field trips, athletic events).
  • Students will receive a new ID card each school year. While every student's first ID card is provided at no cost, the district will maintain the policy of a $5 replacement fee to be charged for any damaged or lost cards. The replacement fees will start on September 6th.
  • Badges should not be altered in any way.
  • Students were provided a district issued lanyard, however students are permitted to bring their own lanyard if they choose. Lanyards must adhere to dress code standards.


Thank you and we appreciate your assistance in helping your child keep track of their badge!

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Please join PTA to support our school!

The local portion of the dues, donations and any fundraising proceeds will directly benefit your kids at Hall Middle School. Both students and parents can join PTA. If you have any questions about membership or volunteering (which is optional), please do not hesitate to contact Tina Perdue. tinaperdue28@gmail.com

Title 1 Parent Information Documents

Our school receives funds for federal programs that are part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESSA) as amended in 2015. Throughout the school year, we will continue to provide you with important information about this law and your child’s education.

Important Dates

SEPTEMBER

5- No School

16- Staff Development (students- No School)

19- Staff Work Day (students- No School)

26- Counselor Connection Meeting- Suicide Awareness and Prevention, 6-7 PM

29- Flu Shot Clinic (more info to come)

30- School Dance sponsored by Cheer, A Gym, 6-8 PM


Coming soon...

OCTOBER

4- NJHS Induction Ceremony, A Gym, 6:30-7:30 PM

7- Parent/Teacher Conferences

10-11 No School

14- Mass Band Night, Kangaroo Stadium, Halftime Show

17- Yearbook Picture Day

27- Band Fall Concert, Cafeteria, 6:30-7:30 PM

31- Staff Work Day (students- No School)


*Keep reading below for more information about each event!

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Guidance Lessons

Our Roos Choose character trait for the month of September is trustworthiness. HMS Roos are honest, reliable and loyal. Roos Choose to be someone that others can depend on!


Guidance lessons will begin the month of September. Counselors will be in 6th grade Social Studies, 7th grade Professional Communications/Data Entry and 8th grade Employability Skills classes to deliver lessons for this month’s topic of suicide prevention. Please ensure you have read the “2023 Counseling-Guidance Lessons” tab in Skyward student verification and selected your choice for your student. Counselors will be using lists created from this tab in Skyward in the delivery of these lessons. Students who are opted-out will complete an alternate assignment during guidance lesson days.


A prevention specialist from Serenity House will begin the “Too Good for Drugs” educational program with our 6th grade students in their Social Studies classes. Please read the information form your student brings home about this program. Classes will begin Monday, September 12th and last approximately 10 weeks, meeting once per week.

You're Invited! September 26th

Please join the HMS Counselors for an evening discussing the latest research about suicide awareness and prevention in our youth population.


Counselor Connections Meeting

Suicide Awareness and Prevention

September 26, 2022 @ HMS Library

6:00pm-7:00pm

Contact the Counselors

Darla McKinney- School Counselor for last names A-L

817-598-2822 x 3902

dmckinney@weatherfordisd.com


Gabriela Lopez- School Counselor for last names M-Z

817-598-2822 x 3918

glopez@weatherfordisd.com

Counselor Request Form

Please have your student fill this out if they need to see one of our counselors.

Helpful Links for You!

Skyward Toolkit for Families

You are the single most important factor in your child's education. With Skyward Family Access, you can play an even bigger role in the learning process.

Common Sense Media: Parenting Tips and FAQs

Since 2003, Common Sense has been the leading independent source for media recommendations and advice for families.

There's a Cell Phone in Your Student's Head

From the Nurses' Clinic

Kanga Care- Telemedicine

Please see the attached flyers on Kanga Care FAQs and instructions on how to enroll your student for Kanga Care. Remember, sign up for Kanga Care now if you would like your student to be tested or seen by our PCHD doctor at any point during the school year.


Medication

If you would like your student to have medication available to them on campus, an adult MUST be the person to drop off medication in order to sign the correct forms. Students are NOT permitted to carry medication on them unless they have a doctor’s note filed in the clinic stating otherwise. This includes prescription and over the counter medication.


COVID

In regards to COVID, please refer to the WISD FAQ link below. There you will find multiple links to CDC, TEA and UIL websites supporting our FAQ. If your student tests positive for COVID please contact the nurses' clinic or attendance clerk and we will guide you through the process.


We are here for you if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for helping keep our students healthy and safe!


Kelsey Ward, RN

kward@weatherfordisd.com


Kirstin Mitchell, LVN

kmitchell@weatherfordisd.com


817-598-2822 x 3910

8th Grade- NJHS Invitations

National Junior Honor Society invitations were distributed to select 8th graders the week of August 22. Please make sure that applications are returned to Mrs. Moon or Mrs. Guess no later than September 9. (Students must have an overall grade average of 95 or higher in 7th grade to be invited to join NJHS.)

Athletics

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Tennis Schedule

9/13 – Home game vs. Aledo McNally


9/28 – Home game vs. Aledo


10/4 – Away game vs. Tison


10/12 – Away game vs. Everman/Baxter


10/18 – Home game vs. Everman/Baxter

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School Hours

8:05 AM – 3:45 PM


  • Students will be allowed in the building at 7:35 each morning. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria until 8:00.
  • Students will be supervised outside of the building until 4:05 each day. Please make arrangements to have your student picked up by that time.
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Attendance

Attendance is critical to your child’s success at HMS. Research shows that students who are present each day in school have higher success rates. Please make every effort to get your child to school each and every day. Contact our attendance clerk if your student must miss a day of school. If your child is sick at home or sees a doctor, please turn in a written note to the front office when they return to school. Notes will be accepted up to 10 days after the absence.


*Attendance at the secondary school level is taken every class period and students are held accountable for attending each individual class.


Attendance Clerk

Kari Ann Williams

kwilliams@weatherfordisd.com

817-598-2822 x 3903

Bus Riders

Parents can request bus services for their student through WISD Transportation. See the WISD webpage or call the Transportation Department at 817-598-2976.

Lunch

HMS has five 30-minute lunch periods:

  • Lunch A: 11:18 - 11:48
  • Lunch B: 11:50 - 12:20
  • Lunch C: 12:22 - 12:52
  • Lunch D: 12:54 - 1:24
  • Lunch E: 1:26 - 1:56


Lunch Procedures:
  • Parents who bring lunch to their student will be required to go to the front office, present their ID, and complete the Student Food Delivery Form. Once the form has been approved, the food will be delivered to the HMS cafeteria during your student's lunch.
  • Parents who would like to eat with their student will be required to get a visitor’s pass and eat in a designated area. Other students will not be allowed to eat with you.
  • No restaurant delivery services are allowed. Only parents/guardians may deliver lunch to their student.
  • Parents may bring food for their student only.

Gift Deliveries

Gift deliveries are not permitted. Please do not have flowers, candy, mums, etc. delivered to the school.