The Buccaneer Bulletin

Principal Newsletter - September 9, 2022

Coming Up at the Bend...

September 10 - Cross Country Meet @ Cedar Park HS

September 12 - 7th Grade Football vs. West Ridge @ Westlake HS

September 13 - 8th Grade Football vs. West Ridge @ HBMS

September 14 - Volleyball vs. West Ridge @ HBMS

September 15 - School Picture Day

PTO Meeting w/Mr. Norton: Bond Presentation

Mr. Norton will be attending the HBMS PTO meeting on October 4th to discuss the upcoming bond. This will be a general meeting open to the public. Mr. Norton will be joining from 9-9:30am virtually using this Google Meet link.

Discovery/Gifted & Talented Program

Parent Referral Information - Deadline 10/21/22

Attention LTISD Parents and Guardians,

The Discovery Program, otherwise known as Gifted and Talented, is now accepting parent referrals for GT Screening via this Google Form.

Transfer students, who were already identified as GT coming from their previous district, should submit their google form as soon as possible, as the transfer student screening will be set within 30 days of the first day of school. Parents should send proof of their child's selection/participation in the previous GT program directly to the campus GT coordinator.

Parents can submit referrals for screening up until the end of the first 9 weeks, by October 21, 2022. Students will be tested during the 2nd 9 weeks of instruction. If the referral and permission forms are not submitted by the deadline, the student will have to wait until the next year's screening opportunity, as the spring screening session is only for students moving in new to the district after the fall testing window is closed.

The forms and further information about the program can be found here.

Once the request is submitted through the google form, the campus GT coordinator will contact parents via email when the testing dates are set and share additional information. Please plan to attend the Secondary GT Parent Night (virtual event) on September 29 at 4:30 pm for an informative presentation about the program along with a Q&A session with your campus GT teacher.

You are also welcome to contact your campus GT coordinator directly, at any time, with questions. Please reference the contact information below:

Sami Marcoux, Hudson Bend Middle School

Thank you,

Amanda Prehn, Director of Elementary Curriculum & Instruction/District GT Coordinator

Fall School Picture Day - September 15th

  • Pictures will be taken at school during science classes.
  • These photos will be used in our school yearbook as well.
  • Retakes will be on October 27th.


PTO is looking for donations and volunteers for our upcoming 6th Grade Luau! Please click on the button below to see how you can support our newest Buccaneers at this fun event!
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After School Enrichment Programs

LTISD Community Programs will be opening registration for Fall Enrichment programs soon! These are after school from 4:15-5:15 and do have a fee involved. Please click the link below to learn about the amazing opportunities that will be available for your student after school.

Please email for further questions.

Morning & Afternoon Homework Help

Beginning next week (8/22), we will start offering Homework Help sessions before and after school. This is a quiet work session facilitated by a faculty member for students to get help with or complete homework assignments.

BEFORE SCHOOL - 7:20-8:20am (Monday-Friday)

- Room 748 with Mr. Beatty

- Library with Ms. Hooker

- Room 775 with Mr. Gaffney

AFTER SCHOOL - 4:20-5:20pm (Monday-Thursday)

- Mondays and Wednesdays - Room 752 with Mr. Zambito

- Tuesdays and Thursdays - Room 775 with Mr. Gaffney

- There will not be Homework Help on Friday afternoons

As a reminder, we do not have late buses running routes this year, so if your child stays after school for Homework Help, it is the expectation that you pick him/her up at 5:20pm.

Buc Lounge Amazon Wish List

Thank you for your kind donations and supporting our Buccaneers in this capacity.

Staff Shout Out

Did a teacher or staff member do something outstanding for your child? Use this Form to submit a staff shout out! This will be printed and delivered to the staff member by Ms. Keogh.

HBMS Leadership Team

While our campus leadership team works collaboratively with all students and teachers, the following information should help you reach the appropriate administrator or counselor for your child's grade level should a question or concern arise. We are committed to serving our students and appreciate the opportunity to work together with families to support our learners.


Laura Keogh

6th Grade

Assistant Principal: Matt Holley

Counselor: Dana Page

7th Grade

Assistant Principal: Brian Gill

Counselor: JoAnn Bryan

8th Grade

Assistant Principal: Cristy Castanares

Counselor: Surita Scholla

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