Panther Press

for the Week of Feb 25 Plus

Reminders from the Principal

Make sure you are reading the Panther Press each week and planning accordingly. Visit the Google Classroom to ensure you know when things are due. Lesson plans covering through Mar 1 are due today by 3 PM in the Google Classroom. The next set will be due Mar 1.

All teachers should be reviewing expectations and class rules with every class at a minimum of once a week. When doing group or partner work, expectations and group norms should be revisited.

The forms for submitting Parent Contacts are in the Google Classroom. Make sure these are up-to-date. It is the expectation that parent contacts are entered when they are made not at the end of the nine weeks or days/weeks/months later. It is imperative that these contacts are made prior to the end of the Nine Weeks. we cannot have any surprises. All students who are failing your class must be contacted before the end of the semester.

All teachers will be required to administer a minimum of four assessments every nine weeks: two before progress reports and two after. The two Unit Assessments count towards the total minimum assessments required: One unit assessment must be before progress reports and one after. Plan accordingly so that required RTI activities can be completed prior progress reports and report cards going home. Progress reports were sent home this week and we will be checking grade books to ensure the minimum number of assessments have been administered.

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 for school related business (teachers must sign out in Mr. Anders' Office and classified must clock out as well), 2) All staff are responsible for electronic communications and items shared through the google platform. We will be adding additional documents as the year progresses. "I did not read my email" or "I did not know how to access the google folders" is not an acceptable excuse.


All teachers will be required to sit with their students during lunch. Lunch is not duty free. All teachers are responsible for the students they take to lunch whether the students are in the hall on the way to lunch, in the line to get their food, at the lunch table, taking their trash to the garbage and in the hall on the way back to lunch. Supervision of students assigned to the teacher is one of the primary professional responsibilities of the teacher. Teachers are required to ensure their table and areas are clean when they leave the lunchroom.

Important Reminders for the Week of Feb 25 Plus

Feb 25 - NAEP Make-Up Testing in the Library

Feb 25 - Black History Month Program in Competition Gym for 8th Grade and 2nd NW 6th & 7th Grade Honor Roll begin at 1 PM.

Feb 25 - Timecards approved by 3 PM

Feb 25 - HMS Boys & Girls Tennis @ McAdory

Feb 25 - HMS Softball vs Pizitz Middle @ Natalie Bunn Field

Feb 26 - Faculty Meetings in the Library

Feb 26 - Debate Competition @ Samford

Feb 26 - HMS Boys & Girls Tennis @ McAdory

Feb 27 - Student Council Meeting afters school in the FACs classroom

Feb 27 - HMS Girls Tennis vs Rudd @ Bud Newell Tennis Courts

Feb 28 - MEDC in Conference Room

Feb 28 - HMS Girls Tennis vs Rudd @ Bud Newell Tennis Courts

Feb 28 - Mandatory Track Parent Meeting after Track Practice

Feb 28 - HMS Baseball vs Thompson @ Bud Newell Field

Feb 28 - PLUS Day - AM: English; PM: Science

Mar 1 - Career Day -Ms. Wallis will send out a schedule

Mar 1 - Grade posted by 3 PM

Mar 1 - Lesson Plans due by 3 PM in Google Classroom

Mar 1 - HMS Baseball vs McAdory @ Bud Newell Field

Mar 4 - Timecards approved by 3 PM

Mar 4 - HMS Girls Tennis vs Rudd @ Bud Newell Tennis Courts

Mar 4 - HMS Baseball @ Corner Middle

Mar 5 - Spring Pictures in PE

Mar 5 - Faculty Meetings in Conference Room

Mar 5 - Monthly FBLA Meeting after school in the Bus Tech Lab

Mar 5 - HMS Baseball @ Oak Mountain

Mar 5 - HMS Softball @ McAdory Middle

Mar 6 - Monthly FCCLA Meeting after school in FACs classroom

Mar 7 - Spring Immunization Clinic for 6th Grade only in Conference Room

Mar 7 - HMS Boys & Girls Tennis vs Bragg @ Montcrief Tennis Courts in Gardendale.

Mar 8 - 9 - McAdory Softball Tournament - See Coach Glasgow for details

Mar 8 - End of 3rd Nine Weeks

Mar 8 - HMS Baseball @ Hilcrest

Mar 11 - Local School PD Day - Schedule to come

Mar 12 - Grades Due by Noon

Mar 12 - Grade Verification Sheets by 3 PM

Mar 13 - Report Cards go home with students

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