Hawk Nation

The official family newsletter of Horning Middle School

May 18th to May 31st

Contact Us

Main Office

Principal: Mr. Robert Blessington 262-970-3305

Principal Secretary: Rebecca Stark 262-970-3305

Associate Principal: Mrs. Veronica Leshok 262-970-3311

  • 6B, 7B, 8B, Dual Language

Dean of Students & Athletic/Activities Director: Ms. Susan Inkmann 262-970-3450

  • 6A, 7A, 8A, FLIGHT

School Resource Officer: James Wolbert 262-970-3304

Attendance/Associate Principal Secretary: Pamela Craig 262-970-3317

Attendance Line:

1-866-490-7371 or 262-970-3316

Student Services

Health Room

  • Olivia Trejo, Health Room Assistant, 262-970-3315


  • Mrs. Angie Jackson 262-970-3327 6A, 7A, 8A, FLIGHT Academy
  • Ms. Natalie Ramirez 262-970-3326 6B, 7B, 8B, Dual

Social Worker: Angie Krueger, 262-970-1699

School Psychologist: Jeff Ludowissi 262-970-1093

Save the date

Upcoming important dates...

Thursday, May 23rd - Band Concert

Monday, May 27th - No School/Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 29th - Family Luncheon

Wednesday, June 5th - Horning 8th Grade Recognition Night

Thursday, June 6th - Talent Show


End of the Year Expectations

April 16, 2019

Dear Horning Families,

As we work through the last quarter of the school year, we ask families to continue to help their student be cognizant of the high expectations we continue to have regarding student behavior and responsibilities. Below are a list of behavioral expectations that we need your assistance with. Please take a moment to review this information with your student.

Dress Code:

  • Clothing should appropriately cover the chest, midriff and buttocks

  • No undergarments should be visible when standing or sitting

  • Hoodies must be worn with the hood down

  • No strapless, off the shoulder, or low cut tops allowed at school

  • Shoes must be worn at all times


  • Cell phones should be powered off and left in students assigned street locker for the duration of the school day

  • Come with the iPad fully charged every day

Bus Safety and Expectations:

  • The bus is an extension of school and all school rules apply

  • Stay seated throughout the bus ride

  • Keep voices at conversational volume (level 2), no yelling please

  • Students may be removed from the bus

Additional Information:

  • Laser pointers are considered a dangerous item and should not be brought to school

  • Students should utilize assigned lockers to secure belongings each time it is closed

  • Repeated refusal to do what is asked is considered a major referral

  • Swearing is not appropriate language at school

  • Our students are also expected to follow community expectations and represent their school and families in a positive light.

Please encourage your student(s) to remain focused on finishing the school year strong academically and behaviorally. You are vital to all of our student’s success. Thank you for your attention and support!


Robert M. Blessington


Veronica Leshok

Assistant Principal

Susan Inkmann

Dean of Students

Library Information

Dear Families,

Summer is right around the corner and it is so important that your child keeps reading to keep them growing. We have a few dates, events and resources here that may help maintain their interest in reading and access to books.

Here are a few important dates coming up…

1. Friday, May 24th… All library materials are due on this date. Please return all your materials on or before this date to help avoid unneeded fines for lost books.

2. Wednesday, May 22nd... Ms. Rykus from the Waukesha Public Library will be visiting all 3 lunches. She will be promoting their summer reading program along with making applications available to sign up for a public library card if students don’t already have one.

3. June 5th & 6th… all students at Horning will have the opportunity to check out books for the summer. You may keep these books all summer but you must return them during the first week of school in September. If you are interested in this Summer Reading Opportunity, please fill out this parent permission slip (your student may also pick this up in our iCenter) Starting June 5th, bring your own bag or box along with your parent permission slip to the iCenter. At that time, you can check out as many books as you can carry. I am hoping every student takes advantage of this great opportunity.

4. Please remember that all students have access to Overdrive all year round, which allows them access to thousands of ebooks and audio books free of charge.

5. If you need some great book recommendations, please see our website below with suggestions of new and popular books by genre.

Happy Summertime Reading!
Ms. Odau
Library Media Specialist & Technology Coach

Resources for Parents

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United Way Free Backpack Coalition

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Waukesha Education Foundation - About Us

The Waukesha Education Foundation is comprised of community members whose initiative is to award grants to School District of Waukesha teachers who have innovative ideas or projects for their classrooms or school community. The Waukesha Education Foundation is funded entirely by donations. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.


Check Out the Latest from the Waukesha Education Foundation in our Newsletter

Horning Site Council (Family/Parent Advisory Group)

Site Council is Horning’s family/parent advisory group. Our mission is to build our school community, and to support our learners, families, academics and activities. Feel free to contact us any time at horningsitecouncil@gmail.com. We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the iCenter (aka Library). Please join us!

You're invited to join us for our next meeting from 6-7 pm in the iCenter Hemingway Room. You can enter through the cafeteria doors on Wolf Road. We welcome participation and input from all Horning families and learners!

May 9th, 2019 - Minutes

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May 20th - Track Meet @ Wisconsin Hills

May 21st - Track Practice, Jazz Choir

May 22nd - Talent Show Rehearsal, Track Practice, Jazz Band

May 23rd - Track Meet @ Carroll University, GSA

May 24th - Track Party/Awards

May 28th - Talent Show Rehearsal, Jazz Choir

May 29th - Talent Show Rehearsal, Art Club

May 30th - Talent Show Rehearsal

*All activities run from 2:45pm - 3:45pm unless otherwise noted.

Our website, https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/horningms will also have a current calendar of our co-curricular activities for your planning purposes.

Please contact Ms. Inkmann, Athletic Director with questions.


Connect With Us!

Horning Middle School is on social media! You can like us on Facebook, follow our Twitter feed, and keep up with some happenings by subscribing to our YouTube channel,

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ SDW Horning

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HorningMSHawks/

Twitter: @HorningMiddle