HMS Dragon Newsletter 2015

December 3rd - January 15th

Upcoming Events at Halstead Middle School

What is Going on at HMS?


  • Dec. 3rd - Basketball @ Smoky Valley 4:30
  • Dec. 7th - Basketball @ Pratt 4:30
  • Dec. 10th - Basketball @ Hoisington 4:30
  • Dec. 14th - Basketball @ Home vs. Hillsboro 4:30
  • Dec. 14th - Little Dragons Preschool Christmas Program 7:00 @ High School
  • Dec. 16th - Geography Bee 9:00 a.m.
  • Dec. 16th - Fundraiser Party
  • Dec. 17th - Basketball @ Haven 4:30
  • Dec. 18th - End of 2nd Quarter
  • Dec. 18th - 5th-8th Grade Winter Band/Choral Concert 7:00 p.m
  • Dec. 21st - Basketball @ Home vs. Sterling 4:30
  • Winter Break - Dec. 21st - Jan. 1st
  • Jan. 2nd - Begin 2nd Semester
  • Jan. 7th - Basketball @ Hesston 4:30
  • Jan. 9th - 7th Grade Basketball Tourney @ Halstead
  • Jan. 11th - Basketball @ Home vs. Smoky Valley 4:30
  • Jan. 13th - School Spelling Bee
  • Jan. 14th - Basketball @ Home vs. Pratt 4:30
  • Jan. 18th - No School - Professional Development Day
  • Jan. 18th - 8th Grade Basketball Tourney - TBA

Dragon Party

The junior high students had their Dragon Party on October 14th. One room available was the Reading Lounge, where students enjoyed a hot drink bar and 2 1/2 hours of uninterrupted reading time.

Check out these fun "Rap Battle" videos by our 4th graders!

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What a Fun Spirit Week!

Trip to the Public Library

In Mrs. Carr's class, students have been learning about how the brain works when they read. Students chose books at the public library that were used in class later that week. The books helped them work on the questioning part of the brain. The librarian gave them a tour of the library and discussed the different services they offer. Some students brought library cards with them, and others went back later that week to get their own cards!
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Banned Books Week

In October, Mrs. Roseberry had the 7th & 8th grade reading students celebrate the freedom to read! She organized activities related to the American Library Association's Banned Books Week. Here are some fun photos!

Spotted in the HMS Hallways...

Congrats to our 2015 CKL 7th Grade Football & Volleyball Champs!

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Making Connections

Mrs. Watkins, HHS English teacher, brought her sophomores over to read to some of our preschool students. They read books they had written and illustrated themselves.

Dragon Start & Little Dragons Dressed Up for Halloween!

Thank you for supporting our MONSTER BOOK FAIR!

The 4th and 5th grade "Book Fair Crew" did a fantastic job of decorating and organizing our first book fair of the year. A huge THANK YOU to everyone for your support! We were able to purchase many books for classroom libraries!

Here are some fun videos by the CREW...

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STUCO Service Project - Kansas Food Bank

Our 7th & 8th grade STUCO students have been volunteering their time at the Kansas Food Bank. Our STUCO kids helped fill zip-bags of food for Kansas Food Bank's Food-4-Kids backpack program.
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This is one of the groups of 7th & 8th graders at the Food Bank.

DON'T FORGET - Our school is still collecting box tops!

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6th Grade Field Trip to the Cosmosphere & Hutchinson Zoo

8th Grade Science

The 8th graders are finding the acceleration of a pulley on a zip line in science class.

4th Grade Square Number Skyscrapers

HMS Veteran's Day Assembly Honored Local Veterans

6th GRADE IS RECYCLING & COLLECTING POP TABS! Check out this video to find out more!

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Star 5th & 6th Graders - Helping the Cause

Basketball Season is Going Strong!

Girls' Basketball - Head Coach Curtis Vermillion

"We have seen improvement already as the season has begun. We entered the Thanksgiving Break with a record of 7 wins and 8 losses combined in the 7th, 8th, and C games. The girls are working hard. Our goal is to continue to get better."
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Boys' Basketball Head Coach - Donovan Regehr

"The Halstead Middle School boys have been working hard this year and improving both individually and as a team. Hard work is Rule #1 for Dragon Basketball, followed by Rule #2: Have fun, and Rule #3: No Excuses. Coach Thomas and I are looking forward to a great season working with these 28 athletes."
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PTO - Thank you for putting on a great pep rally!

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