Tiger Times

Family Newsletter for HCMS Students--December 12, 2021

The school will be closed for Winter Holidays from December 18-January 3rd. Students return to school on January 4th. Wishing all of our families a joyful holiday and happy new year!

This week

This work will be a mix of fun and hard work, as we finish the semester strong. Our spirit days continue this week.


Our chorus concert is on Tuesday at 6:30pm.


When students return on January 4th, they will be in new connections classes. We will start the day in homeroom to distribute new schedules.


Friday is an early release. School dismisses at 12:15. The carline will open at 11:45.

Social Media Article

I know many of you are struggling with the significant impact social media has on the lives of our children. Here is an article that demonstrates some of the issues you might be struggling with. While it doesn't have all the answers, I wanted to share it will you as a conversation starter. Sometimes it helps to know that others are dealing with the same issues you might be dealing with. I encourage you to read it and reach out to other parents--share ideas so we can strategize how best to navigate this complex issue with our children.
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Saturday Sacks

The Hammond Creek Tiger Treats Program will provide easy to prepare weekend meal packs for students of families in need. By enrolling, the Tiger Treats Program will provide food for your child each Friday afternoon, or on the last day before a long weekend or school vacation, at no cost to you. If you believe your child could benefit from this program, we encourage you to sign them up by using the following link: https://forms.gle/RaZzBs4D5rPZvpPG6

Teacher/Staff Shoutouts

Has a HCMS teacher or staff member done something that really stands out? Each week I send shoutouts out to the staff to recognize the great things happening at our school. Last year it was staff members writing them for staff members. This year I want to open it up to HCMS families and students. If you would like to send a staff shoutout, you or your child can email me Lauri.Johnson@dalton.k12.ga.us and put the word "Shoutout" in the subject line. I do this weekly so you can do it now or anytime all year. Thank you!

Want to get involved?

Connect with the Hammond Creek PTO: https://www.facebook.com/hammondcreekpto

HCMS Athletics This week

Monday 12/13 - Thursday 12/16

HCMS 6th Boys' & Girls' Basketball @ Ocoee Tournament

HCMS 7th Boys' & Girls' Basketball @ Lake Forest Tournament


Tuesday, 12/14

HCMS Wrestling @ North Whitfield Middle School, 5:00 PM


Thursday, 12/16

HCMS Wrestling @ Eastbrook Middle School, 5:00 PM


Saturday, 12/18

HCMS Wrestling @ North Whitfield Middle School, 9:00 AM

Hammond Creek Middle School

This newsletter is created each week by Lauri Johnson, principal of Hammond Creek Middle School. If you have any questions or want to hear about certain topics, please use the contact information below.