Dear Hall Middle School Families,
I hope this message finds you well as we embrace the changing seasons, and hopefully cooler weather. October is upon us, and I'm excited to share some wonderful news and updates from Hall Middle School.
Firstly, I want to inform you about an upcoming change starting this October. We're implementing a revised tardy policy to help maintain a focused and productive learning environment for all students. We believe that punctuality plays a vital role in achieving success, and this new policy will encourage good time management habits.
Additionally, October is a special month for fostering stronger connections between parents and teachers. Our annual Parent-Teacher Conference meeting is right around the corner. Mrs. Moore will be sending you an email with essential details about scheduling conferences, the meeting formats, and tips on how to make the most of this valuable opportunity to discuss your child's progress. We eagerly anticipate your active participation.
In the realm of sports, our football and volleyball teams have been delivering outstanding performances. It's been a true joy to witness their hard work, dedication, and teamwork lead to remarkable victories. The sportsmanship exhibited by our student-athletes is commendable, and we're proud to have such talented teams representing Hall Middle School.
Turning our attention to the arts, our Hall Middle School band and choir have been leaving audiences awestruck with their incredible performances. These students have poured their hearts into their music, and their dedication and passion have certainly paid off. These performances have been a testament to the extraordinary talent within our school.
As we step into October, I encourage you to remain actively involved in your child's education and the school community. Your support is invaluable to us, and together, we can make this a productive and engaging month for our students.
Should you have any questions or need more information, please don't hesitate to reach out. I'm excited to witness the continued growth and success of our students and look forward to a rewarding and enriching month ahead.
Hall Middle School
Weatherford Independent School District
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📅 Important Dates
4- College and Career Day
6- Parent / Teacher Conferences (students- No School)
9- Holiday (No School)
16- Yearbook Picture Day
19- Advanced Academic Parent Meeting (5:30 PM, NGC Auditorium)
23-27 Red Ribbon Week
27- "Monster Bash", Fall Dance (A Gym, 6:00-8:00 PM)
30- Professional Development Day (students- No School)
31- Teacher Work Day (students- No School)
1- College and Career Day
5- Daylight Savings Time (set clocks back an hour)
9- Veteran's Day Assembly (9:30 AM)
20-24 FALL BREAK (no school)
*Keep reading below for more information about each event!
📸 Yearbook Picture Day
🏆 UIL Academics
It is time to sign-up for UIL Academic Teams. If your child is interested in joining one of our teams, they can sign up in the library. Sign-ups will close October 27th. Please click the button below to learn more about each event. You can also visit the UIL Academic website for more information. The coaches will hold their first meeting during the first week of November. After teams are established, they will practice weekly. Our teams will compete at the Middle School UIL Academic Meet in Joshua with 6 other middle schools after school on February 20th and 22nd.
If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Jester.
817-598-2822, ext. 3901
🔴 RED RIBBON WEEK
Red Ribbon Week is on the way! This year, the theme is "Be Kind to Your Mind, Live Drug Free!". Each day, we are encouraging dress that focuses on one reason to be kind to our minds. We can't wait to see what you come up with. Please remember, students must be in dress code.
It's SOCK-tober! Help us collect donations of new socks of all sizes for our area homeless shelters. Bring your socks to your Advisory class from October 2-20th!
📝 HMS Tutoring Schedule
😊 Helpful Links for You!
📘 Hall MS Parent Lending Library
🆔 Student ID Badges
Students received their student ID badges on a lanyard on August 21st. All secondary students are required to wear their badge on a lanyard, around their neck, every day. Students will receive a new ID card each school year. While every student's first ID card is provided at no cost, a replacement fee of $5.00 will be charged for any damaged or lost cards. If a child forgets their badge, they can get a temporary one in the front office.
- ID cards must be hung on a lanyard around the neck during the entire school day.
- ID cards must be worn with the picture facing out.
- ID cards must not be defaced or altered (no personal stickers, no coloring, etc.)
- ID cards must be worn on the outermost layer of clothing.
Failure to follow the expectations above is considered a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. The discipline progression is listed below. Please help your child build a routine so they can come to school, with their student ID, ready to learn each day.
We appreciate your partnership as we work toward safety for all!
📚 Weatherford Public Library
Used Book Sale
At the end of this month the library will have an extensive book sale with titles in fiction and non-fiction for all ages. Hard back books will be $1. Many of the books are in like-new condition. It is tentatively scheduled to start on Tuesday the 26th, check the WPL website as it gets closer Website link.
- Youth under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult when visiting the public library and youth under the age of 16 cannot be left unattended on public library grounds outside regular operating hours.
If you have questions regarding this letter, please contact:
Public Services Librarian
🩹 From the Nurses' Clinic
Kanga Care- Telemedicine
Please contact the campus nurses 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.
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.
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
Kirstin Mitchell, LVN
817-598-2822 x 3910
❤️ Our Counselors
Please join us October 18th for Roos in the Know
Character Trait of the Month
Our Roos Choose character trait for the month of October is Responsibility. HMS Roos are are making choices to do the things they know they are supposed to do. Roos Choose to be someone that others can depend on!
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.
💙 PTA Information
PTA is hosting a Trail Mix Bar for the HMS Staff on Friday, October 20th
We need your help! Please review the available slots in the SignUpGenius by clicking on the button below. You can help by bringing some goodies for the trail mix bar. Please bring your item(s) to the front office of Hall MS no later than 10/18/23.
Thank you for all your help!
🏈🏐🎾🏃 Athletic Schedules
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.
At the middle school level, attendance is taken every class period and students are held accountable for attending each individual class and for being there on time.
WISD Attendance Policies
Regular school attendance is essential. Absences from class may result in serious disruption of a student’s education. The student and parent should avoid unnecessary absences.
Two important state laws—one dealing with compulsory attendance and the other with how attendance affects the award of a student’s final grade or course credit—are discussed below.
Communication is required when a student is absent from school. When the student returns, they need to bring a note (doctor or parent) to be able to excuse the absence. Notes must be turned in within 3 days of the absence. Notes can be turned in to the front office or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A student may have three parent notes a semester each being able to excuse three consecutive days. After three have been submitted, a doctor’s note is required to excuse the absence.
Attendance for Class
The State of Texas requires students to be present 90% of the school year. If a student is absent for more than the allotted days, excused or unexcused, they run the risk of not receiving class credit. The allotted days for the 23/24 school year are 8 days for the first semester and 9 for the second semester.
Attendance is taken every period at the secondary level. Picking up a student early/bringing them late could result in an absence for a period.
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
- Parents who bring lunch to their student will be required to go to the front office and present their ID. Parents may bring food for their student only.
- 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.
- For safety purposes, no delivery services are allowed. Only parents/guardians may deliver lunch to their student.
Free and Reduced Meals Application
Free and reduced meals will be available to all who apply and qualify. All families are encouraged to apply for this program.
Parents may apply:
- Online during the Verification of Enrollment process
- Online by visiting Weatherfordisd.schoollunchapp.com
- By completing a paper application (available in the front office)