WORDS TO THE WISE

your Spike Library monthly newsletter

Welcome to our first newsletter created to keep HPMS families informed and inspired to be lifelong learners!

Spread the Word

OUR STUDENTS ARE MAKING GREAT THINGS HAPPEN AT HPMS!


*This is an interactive newsletter. If you're accessing it on a device, don't forget to click the images to see videos, enlarge pictures, or open webpages and documents.

Getting Excited for Our Future Spikes!

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INCOMING 7TH GRADERS' PARENT NIGHT

Tuesday, Feb. 26th, 6-7:15pm

Hal Peterson Middle School, 1607 Sidney Baker Street, Kerrville, TX 78028, USA

We can't wait for you to join us! Our students and teachers will showcase all the exciting offerings for our newest Spikes. Find out about clubs, organizations, electives, and all things academic.

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Partnering with parents is our favorite!

"At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents."

Jane D. Hull


The Education Service Center - Region 20 in San Antonio offers numerous parenting resources. You can participate in webinars, attend workshops in person, or simply subscribe to their weekly newsletters. Just click on the link below:

https://www.esc20.net/page/sup_pr.Home


Here are a few of the upcoming FREE Parent Trainings in February:

  • Bullying: Tips for Parents
  • Autism 101
  • Pathways to Adulthood
  • Six Easy Ways to Support Your Child's Literacy Development, Grades 6-12
  • Let's Move Beyond the Parent Survey!

ON THE SAME PAGE

Our Spikes Library page on the district's website is just a click away once you select our school! The links give you access to books in print, digital books, audio books, and several awesome online resources for research.


Students can use the images and articles from newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, as well as primary source documents. There are video and audio clips to enhance their understanding. The text can be translated and adjusted for their own personal learning needs. Most of these resources offer text-to-speech, a dictionary, highlighting, and many other amazing online tools.


All of these resources include citations and are free from copyright violation. But most importantly, the information is reliable, accurate, and updated daily...the perfect place to avoid FAKE NEWS.

Use the online catalog 24/7 to search our collection of more than 12,000 books including electronic books that can be read anytime on your device. (Students will need to use their Skyward login to open eBooks.)

Author Festival for Teens

Saturday, Feb. 23rd, 9am-4:30pm

13011 Kyle Seale Parkway

San Antonio, TX

ROAD TRIP! LibraryPalooza is an author festival for teens in Northside ISD, San Antonio. This event is free and open to the public. We have several of these popular authors' books in our library!


https://thatauthorthing.weebly.com/about.html


*Contact our 7th grade reading teacher, Mrs. Butler, if you'd like to join a carpool caravan. Her email is catherine.butler@kerrvilleisd.net.

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Ms. Graham, your friendly librarian

Feel free to contact me anytime! I'm happy to help you on your learning journey.