Husky Highlights

November 2018

Principal's Corner

Happy November!

It appears Fall has come and gone and now we are getting ready for Winter. HMS has had a successful first quarter, and we are looking forward to many activities during the 2nd quarter. Our student council has been busy planning activities for our students and many of these activities include giving back to the community. On October 26th, students participated in our first Activity Night. Students donated cans for the Homer Food Pantry and the $2 entry fee will be used to support upcoming events. The next philanthropic activity will be our Share the Spirit and Angel Tree campaign during the month of December. Students will compete as classes for donations to our local food pantry for non-perishable items. More information will be forthcoming.

During this time of year, many of our students are busy with a variety of activities and some families have their winter break vacations planned. In an effort to assist students to keep on track of their studies, we encourage students to communicate with their teachers for pre-arranged absences and to make up quizzes and tests during the extended enrichment time during lunch. This year most of the classwork including assignments is available on-line. If you need assistance accessing Canvas, please contact us to get more information. HMS will still use PowerSchool as the mode to communicate with students and parents.

Thank you for all you do to make HMS a great place for students to succeed!

Dates to Remember

November 1 & 2 - No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 3 - Basketball Scrimmages Boys A & B @ Skyview - 9am

November 3 - Basketball Scrimmages Girls A & B @ So-Prep - 10am

November 8 - Basketball Boys & Girls A/B Teams vs. Aurora Borealis Charter School-TBD

November 9 - Basketball Boys & Girls vs. Skyview 8 @ HMS

Girls B in MPR vs. Skyview 8 @ HMS - 5:30pm

Boys B in MPR vs. Skyview 8 @ HMS - 4pm

Girls A in Gym vs. Skyview 8 @ HMS - 4pm

Boys A in Gym vs. Skyview 8 @ HMS - 5:30pm

November 12 - Boys & Girls B Teams vs. Ninilchik @ Ninilchik - Girls - 3:30pm - Boys - 5pm

November 16 - Basketball Boys & Girls A Teams vs. Skyview 7 @ Skyview - Girls - 3pm

Boys - 4:30pm

November 17 - Basketball Boys & Girls vs. Seward @ HMS

Girls B in MPR vs. Seward @ 1:30pm

Boys B in MPR vs. Seward @ 12pm

Girls A in Gym vs. Seward @12pm

Boys A in Gym vs. Seward @ 1:30pm

November 19 - Basketball Boys & Girls B Teams vs. Ninilchik @ HMS - 4pm

November 21 - Early Release Day - 2:15pm

November 22 & 23 - Holiday - No School

November 27 - Basketball Boys & Girls A/B Teams vs. Nikiski @ Nikiski - 3pm

Top Dog Competition

Live Homework Help!

Free tutors available to all students.

Student Council Speeches

7th grade Science

A Note from the Nurse

IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO GET A FLU SHOT!

Where to get vaccinations in Homer:

Homer Public Health Center----235-8857

Safeway Pharmacy------------------226-1060

Scotts Family Pharmacy--------226-2580

Homer Medical Clinic-------------235-8586, open on Saturdays

Kachemak Bay Medical Clinic------235-7000, open on Saturdays and Sunday

Seldovia Village Tribe Clinic-----226-2228

Twin/Triplet/Quadruplet Spirit Day!

7th Grade Beach Clean-up Day!

HMS Students Create, Donate Public Art-

to highlight marine debris and plastic recycling

Every year HMS Huskies (students) participate in CoastWalk with CACS - Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies to document the Kachemak Bay shoreline and collect marine debris. Students work under the direction of Science Teacher Margi Blanding.

Previously, Huskies worked with The Washed Ashore Project to create a work of art out of discarded plastic junk. Students worked under the direction of Art Teacher Ingrid McKinstry

[Original Homer News story, with photos, here:

https://www.homernews.com/news/middle-school-art-students-create-husky-sculpture-from-marine-debris/ ]

Ultimately it was not possible to install the sculpture on school grounds. Instead, Homer Middle School is donating the students’ creation to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Recycling Program as public art to raise awareness of the critical problems caused by plastics in the oceans and the opportunities to recycle locally, as well as to beautify a corner of the dump with a fun friend, Hero the Husky.

Homer Middle School

Kari Dendurent, Principal –kdendurent@kpbsd.org

Marilyn Wythe, Secretary – mwythe@kpbsd.org

Lisa Fellows, Counselor – lfellows@kpbsd.org

Janette Latimer, Nurse – jlatimer@kpbsd.org

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