Maverick Minutes

Week of 5/16-5/20

Thank You!

I wanted to take a few minutes and thank you for the way in which you professionally and positively took the team assignments for next year. Hopefully you see that moves made had all intentions for students. We took much time to look at your preference sheets, data and chemistry to put together what I think is a wonderful schedule for 2016-17. For those moving rooms, our custodial staff will be happy to assist. Please begin to let them know if you need boxes. Thank you again for being the awesome staff that you are! Have a great week!

Important Dates

5/17, Tuesday: Spring Band Concert @ HiRMS Gym

5/18, Wednesday: Grade Level Meeting Day

Final Media Center book check in day

5/19, Thursday: Staff Mtg. Day 8:15 in the Band Room

Chairs delivered for Awards Day Program 8-12 or 1-5

5/19 Staff vs. Student Volleyball game all day in the gym.

5/20, Friday: HiRMS Awards Day Program during Encore periods

5/23, Monday: PLC Rubrics to be completed NLT May 27 @ 4PM—Coaches turn into Mr. Shapcott

Awards Day chairs picked up between 8-12PM

5/30, Monday: Memorial Day Holiday—NO SCHOOL


6/1, Wednesday: Grade Level Meeting Day (TBA)

6/3, Friday: 8th Grade Celebration Dance/Dinner—8th grade teachers

6/6, Monday: Polling equipment delivered--polling staff will arrive after school to set up in the auxiliary gym

6/7, Tuesday: Grades due NLT 6/7 9 AM

Congressional Primary -- HiRMS Auxiliary gym all day

6/8, Wednesday: Last Day of School—Early dismissal at 1PM

PTSO Lunch--Mexican Fiesta after dismissal

Final Thoughts...Mrs. Snyder

6/9, Thursday: Teacher Work Day—Capped by HiRMS Administration

Principal’s Mtg.—Mrs. Snyder

Cumulative folders due NLT 1:00 PM

6/10,Friday: Teacher Work Day

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Scholastic Book Fair!

Our Scholastic Book Fair is open daily next week from 8:35 - 4:00; we are open til 8pm on Tues. May 17th. Please come support our Media Center and get a head start on summer reading.

Our staff and students owe over $1400 dollars in media fines. These fines are a direct result of lost and overdue books. Students may not participate in yearbook signing or go to the 8th grade end-of-year celebration if these books and/or fines are not returned.

From Our PTO about Starter Supply Boxes!

Our Hickory Ridge Middle School-PTO is on it's 3rd year of selling pre-assembled Core Class Student Starter Supply Boxes for the upcoming 2016-17 school year. There is a very short window of opportunity to order from our suppliers website. Log onto: by Friday, June 17th 10:59pm. Once you have logged in, enter OUR school account number 78389, your information & payment method for the grade level you wish to order for next year 2016-17 and you're all set. Additional payment options are to drop off cash or checks payable to "HiRMS PTO" and a brief order form to the school front office. Please note that payments to the front office are due by 4:00p.m. on June 10, 2016.

A few unsold boxes will be sold at Open House on Aug. 24th on a first come first served basis. Please note that we only accept cash & checks payable to HiRMS-PTO. We can not accept credit cards.

The lists were created by our teachers, approved by our Principal, and are being offered for only $46/box. Multiple boxes can be ordered. The Student Starter Supply Boxes will include everything on the grade specific list except calculators, flash drive, combination locks, ear buds & an 8th grade agenda/day planner.

Sorors from UNCC to Mentor HiRMS

Attached please find pictures showcasing a highly successful turn out of young sorors from the Kappa Kappa Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.of UNCCharlotte. The grouping of twenty-five strong represented a varied array of major from International/Political Studies, Accounting, Business, Spanish, Biology, Nursing to Dance. Sorors encouraged our ladies to begin thinking ahead, finding an interest and parlaying that interest into a career path. In small groups they discussed setting goals, exploring the steps to reach those goals, reaching out for guidance from adults for advice and ultimately implementing the plan. The highlight of the conversations was understanding that many difficulties or complications will crop-up. But not allowing those difficulties (especially when the difficulties are self created) to weaken the determination to succeed. Evidenced in the questions asked and expression on their faces, the "mentees" were excited and engaged, taking all that was said to heart....already asking when the sorors would return! We look forward to seeing them in the fall of school year 2016 -2017.

He's Tops To Us! Congratulations Mr. Tinnel for CCS Top 5!

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Around the Ridge

It turned out to be a beautiful day up in the mountains for Ms. Stewart's 8th grade science students. It was a challenging year trying to keep the fish alive, but in the end, classes were able to introduce 3 to their natural habitat. What a great opportunity for these students. Special thanks to Mr. Shapcott, Mr. Cline and for her help all year, Ms. Hammond!

Final Thought!

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