Talon Talk

Volume 5 Issue 2

➡️ Principal's Update ⬅️

Talon Talk 10/14/21

🗣 Conversation Coaxers 🗣

Tired of getting one word answers when asking your student how their day was? We know that talking to your middle school student about their day can be difficult so let us help! Once a day we will be sending a text via the Remind app with a question or conversation starter that you can use to talk to your teen. For example: What made you smile today? If you could change one thing about today, what would it be? Tell me something you know today that you didn't know yesterday.



To receive this daily text, click this link: www.remind.com/join/hmstalk

OR text 81010 with the message @hmstalk

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🗓 HMS Calendar 🗓

Important Dates
  • October 18 & 21- Parent Teacher Conferences
  • October 21- End of 1st Quarter
  • October 22- No School
  • October 25- No School


Find more upcoming events here: https://www.mrvceast.org/public/genie/1066/school/11/

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Monday, Oct. 18th, 4-8pm

301 Eagle Drive

Holden, MO

We are thrilled to be able to host our annual Parent/Teacher Conferences in person at the middle school. Please use the link below to sign up for a time slot on Monday, October 18 OR Thursday, October 22. Hope to see you there!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4daeab2da2f49-hmsparent6

📖 Book Fair 📖

Stop by the HMS Book Fair when you attend Parent/Teacher Conferences or send your student with money so they can shop at school. The book fair will be going on Monday, October 18 to Thursday, October 21. On the nights of conferences, the book fair will stay open until 8:00. Please consider supporting our library by shopping this event!

🔷 Counselor’s Corner 🔷

The counseling office has many things going on this month along with enrolling several new students!


Our positive character trait of the month is RESPONSIBILITY which simply means “taking ownership of what we say and do”. We had a short lesson before our team building activities last week about how difficult it is for all of us to take ownership of things we say and do. Many people try to place blame on someone or something else to avoid getting in trouble. Taking responsibility for what we say and do helps us grow strong and build resiliency throughout life.


This week we have started our Missouri Connections program which begins in 6th grade and is used throughout high school. It is designed as a career exploration tool and builds from exploring our likes and dislikes to skills we have, planning our courses for high school and exploring careers and education/training options. Explore what your kids are doing by clicking here.


The nationwide initiative “Red Ribbon Week” is October 23-October 31. This teaches kids the dangers of drug abuse including illegal and prescription drugs, smoking, and vaping. Lessons help them learn how to make positive choices for their lives. If you’d like to learn more about this program, click here.

⭐️ PTSO Info ⭐️

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