Horace Mann High School

News and Notes

End of Semester Reminders

Please make sure we have a copy of your final exam in the office either paper or electronically to Becky and/or Samantha.

Please make sure all grades are due to Linda by Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.

Please make sure if you have a new class to share a copy of your syllabus if you have not already done so.

Contacting home

Just a reminder to all how important parent contact is. Parents appreciate phone calls for good situations and also need to be informed about any concerns, drop in grades or failures. I along with the counselors are also able to help out if we are aware of concerns and can meet with the student.

Please do not only use code 100 or even email. A phone call or even calling a meeting goes a long way.

Think of what you would want for your own kids-and thank you for calling home!


With your mid year slo-and Melanie will continue to share information-:) for all please make sure after you give your assesment you have TWO other parties score your assessments for you and then score your SLO. We suggest even crossing names off it it helps with fidelity.

I will share more with departments on Wednesday-but please ask if you have any questions. You may ask members of your department or PLC team to score for you or any other colleague.


Just a reminder to update your communication logs as we go as it's easier than in April. Please also keep pictures, videos, lessons, rubrics also that you may want to include in your portfolio as your exemplar pieces of material for each standard.

March 3 and 4

March 3 ACT testing date-all day only juniors

March 4 Work keys testing date-am only juniors


Budgets will be status quo for next year and if any class numbers are reduced we wil need to look at it.

Please start talking with your department about needs and the best ways to use dollars for your department.

Room Change

With some of our needs for students we have a room change at semester.

Skills tutor is moving to room 118 and 116 will become a special ed classroom for lifeskills and wotac. 119 will be utilized for our diabetics, other health issues and a "cool down" room for several of our students.

thank you all for your help!


We need to have everyone implementing Haiku by the end of the year as we stated earlier and encourage staff to use Dan as a resource and start by trying one class or getting used to the system. On Monday this is again an option to use time for as well as to ask Dan for assistance/support.

If you have questions please let me know.


Please let me know what I can do to support you and if you have any needs.

Course description booklet will be out in the next day for one more preview and then we will work on formatting.

February 4th-Wednesday 8th grade orientation night Exploratory teachers please confirm your attendance.

Have a great rest of your week everyone!