Panther Press

for the Week of September 25th

Reminders from the Principal

Any teacher leaving campus during their break or at other times are required to speak to an administrator prior to leaving AND sign out in the front office. This is a non-negotiable.

Do not forget that all teachers are required to administer a unit assessment every 4.5 weeks and they must be labeled as a unit assessment in your gradebook. While the expectation is that all teachers will administer at least one unit test every 4.5 weeks, the total number of assessments each nine weeks is determined by the classroom teacher. With assessments counting 75% of the nine weeks grade it behooves each teacher to have more than two.

We WILL have Faculty Meetings Sep 26 so plan accordingly. The expectation is that all teachers will be in the conference room (or meeting location) within 10 minutes of the tardy bell so that we can begin on time.

Do not forget that the Technical Assistance Visit has been rescheduled for Oct 2 - 3. Consequently we will NOT have faculty meetings on Oct 3. We WILL, however, have faculty meetings on Oct 10.

As we wrap-up the Fall Administration of the Scantron, make sure to stress to your students the importance of doing their best. A learning target will be created by Scantron for each student based on this Fall administration. Students who surpass their learning target (in Reading, Math or Science) on the Winter administration and have a "C" average in the class will be eligible to exempt their 1st semester diagnostic in English/Reading and/or Math (Plus Science in 7th Grade).

The current Panther Pass Menu was published to parents in the 1st Nine Weeks Newsletter as well as on the school website and Facebook page.

I need to remind ALL staff members of a couple of things: 1) all staff members are required to remain on campus during the work day unless they have permission from an administrator to leave (teachers must sign out in the front office and classified must clock out), 2) All staff are responsible for electronic communications and items shared through the google platform. A copy of the current staff handbook for HMS is on the google drive. We will be adding additional documents as the year progresses. I did not read my email or did not know how to access the google folders is not an acceptable excuse.

Important Reminders for the Week of September 25th

Sep 25-27 - HMS Cheerleading Clinic in HMS Gym

Sep 25 - All staff timecard corrections and approvals due by 3 PM

Sep 25 - HMS Volleyball vs Oak Grove and Erwin @ HMS

Sep 26 - Safe Presentations in 8th Grade Science Classes

Sep 26 - FACULTY Meetings

Sep 26 - Drama Club Practice in Room 101 after school

Sep 26 - HMS Volleyball @ Bessemer City

Sep 26 - PTA Meeting in cafeteria at 5:30 PM

Sep 27 - First Priority Meeting on the Football Field before school

Sep 27 - Fall Make-up Pictures

Sep 28 - PLUS Team Meeting 1st & 2nd Period in the Conference Room - Social Studies

Sep 28 - HMS Volleyball vs Bessemer City @ HMS

Sep 28 - HMS Football vs Bragg Middle @ HHS - Wear your Go for the Gold T-Shirts to the game

Sep 29 - Grades must be posted to Chalkable by 3 PM

Sep 29 - Lesson Plans and Parent Contact Logs due to designated admin by 3 PM via email

Sep 29 - HHS Football vs PGHS @ HHS

Oct 2- 4 - SREB TAV

Oct 6 - End of 1st Nine Weeks

Oct 9 - Teacher Work Day - No Students

Oct 10 - Faculty Meetings

Oct 10 - 1st Nine Weeks Grades due by noon

Oct 11 - Report Cards sent home with students

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Lesson Plan, Unit Assessments & Contact Log Administrators

  • 6th Grade teachers, Poe, Finch, Overton, and Owens submit to Mr. Anders via email.

  • 7th Grade teachers, Gonzalez, Moreno, Evans, Williams and Channel submit to Mr. Powell via email.

  • 8th Grade teachers, Cerka-Wilkes, A. Smith, Kunath, Whitfield and Richards-Broome submit to Dr. Foster via email.

Parent Contact Log Calendar

  • October 6 (LP Oct 10– October 20, PC through Oct 5)

  • October 20 (LP Oct 23 – Nov 3, PC through Oct 19)

  • November 3 (LP Nov 6 – Nov 17, PC through Nov 2)

  • November 17 (LP Nov 27 – Dec 8, PC through Nov 16)

  • December 8 (LP Dec 11 – Dec 19, PC through Dec 7)

  • December 19 (LP Jan 8 – Jan 19, PC through Dec 18)

  • January 19 (LP Jan 22 – Feb 2, PC through Jan 18)

  • February 2 (LP Feb 5 – Feb 16, PC through Feb 1)

  • February 16 (LP Feb 20 – Mar 2, PC through Feb 15)

  • March 2 (LP Mar 5 – Mar 16, PC through Mar 2)

  • March 16 (LP Mar 19 – Apr 6, PC through Mar 15)

  • April 6 (LP Apr 9 – April 20, PC though Apr 5)

  • April 20 (LP Apr 23 – May 4, PC through Apr 19)

  • May 4 (LP May 7 – May 24, PC through May 3)

  • May 25 (PC through May 24)

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