Hello Hall Families!
Parenting middle school students can be rewarding and challenging at the same time. Here are some tips for helping your child be successful during the middle school years and beyond.
- Take school attendance seriously. It’s important that students arrive at school on time every day. Catching up after an absence or tardy can be stressful and can interfere with new learning.
- Make time to talk about school. While school activities, new interests, and friends can become central in a middle schooler’s life, parents/guardians are still their main source of love, guidance, and support.
- Instill organizational skills. Organizational skills have to be learned and practiced. Students who are well-organized have more success in juggling multiple teachers, subjects, and extra-curricular activities.
- Send your child to school ready to learn. The right amount of sleep (10-12 hours each night) and a nutritious breakfast can help boost a child’s attention, concentration, and memory.
Principal: Stephanie Wynne
Assistant Principal: Justin Hooten
Assistant Principal: Annie Pinion
Dean of Instruction: Marilisa Moore
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Our PBIS Rewards program is up and running at HMS! This is a program every single Roo at HMS can participate in! In short, PBIS is a rewards program that will help us notice the positive behavior that is happening in our classrooms and hallways every day.
This is how it works:
A kid does something AWESOME related to our four focus areas:
A staff member will recognize the positive behavior and award points to the student's PBIS account. Students can spend their points on rewards. The "cost" of each reward varies.
Some rewards include (but are not limited to):
- hat pass
- eat lunch outside
- eat lunch with a principal/counselor/SRO
- office or library helper
- cafeteria fast pass
- pajama pant pass
- choose your seat for the day
- choose your seat for the six-weeks
- off campus lunch (20 pts and student brings money to pay for lunch)
For more information, please see the links below.
If, after reading more about it, you decide this is NOT something you want your child to be part of, please call or email Mrs. Moore. firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Letter on Student Data Privacy
Student Data Privacy Agreement between PBIS and WISD
Our students have earned 17,039 points already!
Please join PTA to support our school!
10-17 SPRING BREAK
31- Spring Dance (5:30-8:00 PM)
1- Weatherford Band Extravaganza
13- Cosmetology Tour for enrolled GRIT students
7- NO School
10- NO School (PD Day for teachers)
11- NO School (Work Day for teachers)
*Keep reading below for more information about each event!
UPCOMING STAAR DATES
25- 6th/7th Reading
26- 8th Reading
27- 8th Science
28- 8th Social Studies
2- 6th/7th Math
3- 8th Math/Algebra EOC
Spring Dance: March 31
The HMS Student Council will be hosting a Spring Dance on Friday, March 31st. Tickets are $5, and will be sold during Advisory classes March 29-31 as well as at the door.
The doors will open at 5:30pm for concessions, with the dance starting at 6pm. Pizza and drinks will be sold, and Funky Monkey will be there to sell snow cones!
Dress code will be enforced, but tank top style dresses ARE allowed. No spaghetti straps or strapless. Shoes without soft soles will need to be removed when on the gym floor.
*Please see Mrs. Branch if you have any questions.
IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR UPCOMING 7TH GRADERS
Contact the Counselors
Robin Bagley- School Counselor
817-598-2822 x 3918
Sarah Reno- Intervention Counselor
817-598-2822 x 3913
Weatherford Band Extravaganza
Saturday, April 1 is the Weatherford Band Extravaganza. All WISD band students will be performing. This is an opportunity to hear the Symphonic and Honor Band UIL music.
2:30pm - Hall 6th Grade Performance
2:45pm – Tison 6th Grade Performance
3:00pm – Hall Symphonic Band Performance
3:20pm – Tison Symphonic Band Performance
3:40pm – Hall Honors Band Performance
4:00pm – Tison Honors Band Performance
4:20pm – WHS Wind Symphony Performance
4:50pm – WHS Symphonic Band Performance
Congratulations Hall Highsteppers!
The WHS Blue Belles hosted the Danceline Classic State Championship on February 25th. The HMS Highsteppers competed in the middle school category, coming home as STATE GRAND CHAMPIONS (1st place) in both team and officer competition. A detailed list of awards is below...
Middle School Grand Champion Officers
Best in Category Officer Pom
Best in Category Officer Jazz
Best in Category Officer Contemporary
Middle School Grand Champion Team
Best in Category Team Pom
Best in Category Team Jazz
Best in Category Team Military
Best in Category Team Prop
Anita Jefferson Conley Award- Alexia Kim & Meredith Pugh
Top 10 finish overall amongst all teams, including high school
Top 10 finish overall amongst all officers, including high school
Reserve your student's yearbook today!
From the Nurses' Clinic
Kanga Care- Telemedicine
Please see the attached flyers on Kanga Care FAQs and instructions on how to enroll your student for Kanga Care. Remember, sign up for Kanga Care now if you would like your student to be tested or seen by our PCHD doctor at any point during the school year.
If you would like your student to have medication available to them on campus, an adult MUST be the person to drop off medication in order to sign the correct forms. Students are NOT permitted to carry medication on them unless they have a doctor’s note filed in the clinic stating otherwise. This includes prescription and over the counter medication.
In regards to COVID, please refer to the WISD FAQ link below. There you will find multiple links to CDC, TEA and UIL websites supporting our FAQ. If your student tests positive for COVID please contact the nurses' clinic or attendance clerk and we will guide you through the process.
We are here for you if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for helping keep our students healthy and safe!
Kelsey Ward, RN
Kirstin Mitchell, LVN
817-598-2822 x 3910
Parent Lending Library
PARENT LENDING LIBRARY: Please explore the document below to see the parenting resources available for check out. Call or email Mrs. Jester for more information.
Please let me know if there is any way I can help.
Stephanie Jester, 817-598-2822 ext. 3901 or email@example.com
*Attendance at the secondary school level is taken every class period and students are held accountable for attending each individual class.
HMS has five 30-minute lunch periods:
- Lunch A: 11:18 - 11:48
- Lunch B: 11:50 - 12:20
- Lunch C: 12:22 - 12:52
- Lunch D: 12:54 - 1:24
- Lunch E: 1:26 - 1:56
- Parents who bring lunch to their student will be required to go to the front office, present their ID, and complete the Student Food Delivery Form. Once the form has been approved, the food will be delivered to the HMS cafeteria during your student's lunch.
- Parents who would like to eat with their student will be required to get a visitor’s pass and eat in a designated area. Other students will not be allowed to eat with you.
- No restaurant delivery services are allowed. Only parents/guardians may deliver lunch to their student.
- Parents may bring food for their student only.