Panther Press

for the Week of October 29th

Reminders from the Principal

Students will report to 7th period on Friday Nov 3rd during 3rd period. Student should carry all bags with them to 7th period. We will begin loading the gym just after class change to 7th.


Any teacher leaving campus during their break or at other times are required to speak to an administrator prior to leaving AND sign out in the front office. This is a non-negotiable.


All teachers are required to administer a unit assessment every 4.5 weeks and they must be labeled as a unit assessment in your gradebook. These assessments must also appear in the gradebook to reflect grades for that time period. While the expectation is that all teachers will administer at least one unit test every 4.5 weeks, the total number of assessments each nine weeks is determined by the classroom teacher. With assessments counting 75% of the nine weeks grade it behooves each teacher to have more than two. All teachers are required to have spoken or had face-to-face contact with parents of students who have an "F" in their class BEFORE the end of the 9 weeks. It is NOT the responsibility of the EX ED teacher to make those contacts for the classroom teacher, either. These are non-negotiables.


WE DO have faculty meetings on Oct 31.


A learning target will be created by Scantron for each student based on this Fall administration. Students who surpass their learning target (in Reading, Math or Science) on the Winter administration and have a "C" average in the class will be eligible to exempt their 1st semester diagnostic in English/Reading and/or Math (Plus Science in 7th Grade).


The current Panther Pass Menu was published to parents in the 2nd Nine Weeks Newsletter as well as on the school website and Facebook page.


I need to remind ALL staff members of a couple of things: 1) all staff members are required to remain on campus during the work day unless they have permission from an administrator to leave (teachers must sign out in the front office and classified must clock out), 2) All staff are responsible for electronic communications and items shared through the google platform. A copy of the current staff handbook for HMS is on the google drive. We will be adding additional documents as the year progresses. I did not read my email or did not know how to access the google folders is not an acceptable excuse.

Important Reminders for the Week of October 29th Plus

Oct 30 - All timecards must be approved by 3 PM.

Oct 30 - PTA Meeting at 5:30 Pm in the cafeteria

Oct 31 - Safe Presentations in 8th Grade Science

Oct 31 - Faculty Meetings in the 8th Grade Computer Lab.

Nov 1 - MEDC in the conference room

Nov 1 - FCCLA Meeting after school in FACS classroom

Nov 2-4 - Jacket Classic Basketball Tournament at McAdory - See Coach Williams for details

Nov 3 - PTA Sponsored Faculty vs Volleyball team game 7th period.

Nov 3 - Grade must be posted by 3 PM

Nov 3 - Lesson Plans and parent contact logs due by 3 PM via email to designated administrator

Nov 3 - HMS Tennis Tryouts after school at Bud Newell Field

Nov 3 - HHS Football hosts Oak Grove at 7 PM


Nov 7 - Progress Reports sent home with students

Nov 7 - Newcomb Tournament at HMS

Nov 10 - Veterans' Day - School closed

Nov 14 - Tentative Fall Festival


Dec 1 - Winter Administration of Scantron begins

Dec 13 - 19 - 1st Semester Diagnostics

PLUS Team Rotation for October/November

Nov 2 - ELA

Nov 9 - Math

Nov 16 - Science

Nov 30 - Social Studies


No PLUS Team Meetings in December

Lesson Plan, Unit Assessments & Contact Log Administrators

  • 6th Grade teachers, Poe, Finch, Overton, and Owens submit to Mr. Anders via email.


  • 7th Grade teachers, Gonzalez, Moreno, Evans, Williams and Channel submit to Mr. Powell via email.


  • 8th Grade teachers, Cerka-Wilkes, A. Smith, Kunath, Whitfield and Richards-Broome submit to Dr. Foster via email.

Parent Contact Log Calendar


  • November 3 (LP Nov 6 – Nov 17, PC through Nov 2)


  • November 17 (LP Nov 27 – Dec 8, PC through Nov 16)


  • December 8 (LP Dec 11 – Dec 19, PC through Dec 7)


  • December 19 (LP Jan 8 – Jan 19, PC through Dec 18)


  • January 19 (LP Jan 22 – Feb 2, PC through Jan 18)


  • February 2 (LP Feb 5 – Feb 16, PC through Feb 1)


  • February 16 (LP Feb 20 – Mar 2, PC through Feb 15)


  • March 2 (LP Mar 5 – Mar 16, PC through Mar 2)


  • March 16 (LP Mar 19 – Apr 6, PC through Mar 15)


  • April 6 (LP Apr 9 – April 20, PC though Apr 5)


  • April 20 (LP Apr 23 – May 4, PC through Apr 19)


  • May 4 (LP May 7 – May 24, PC through May 3)


  • May 25 (PC through May 24)

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