Henry Moss Middle School
Empowering Students to to Lead, Learn, & Build Relationships
All State Choir
Athena Duckett, Mason Felts, Cassidy Reach, Bernabe Miranda, Jessica Tapia, Devon Thompson, Cade Stevens, and Jaci Lovos.
Beta Club will have an informational meeting in the library before school on Friday, October 16. This is also Beta Pride Day, please wear a past Beta shirt!
7 Blue would like to recognize the following students for Academic Excellence! Thank you for always striving to do your best!
Chris Basham, Serenity Brown, Marina Campos, Autumn Compton, Katia Cruz, Penny Mendez, Gerson Miranda, Chloe Norman, and Takiyah Whitfield
Dragon Leadership Show: Communicating with Students
Fall Book Fair
Giving students access to good books and the opportunity to choose books will motivate them to read more. We invite you to visit our Scholastic Book Fair and experience a celebration of reading that provides families the opportunity to get involved in a universal mission: encouraging kids to read every day so they can lead better lives. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair.
Our goal is to sell 175 books! The team that sells the MOST books will earn 5 new books for their Language Arts teacher's classroom!
Book Fair Dates: October 12-16
Shopping Hours: 7 am - 2 pm
We would especially love to see you on October 16 when our school hosts the Fall Fling from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
We look forward to having you participate in our Fair, and remember, all purchases benefit our school.
Celebrate the book fair with these fun dress up days!
Monday, October 12 - Monday Madness, Wear Your Favorite Team Jersey
Tuesday, October 13 - Trendy Tuesday, Wear Outdated Trends
Wednesday, October 14 - Crazy Weather Wednesday, Dress Like it's a Snow/Rain Storm
Thursday, October 15 - Twinning Thursday, Dress Like Your Friend
Friday, October 16 - Friday on Fire, Wear School Spirit Colors of Navy & White
Fall Sports Come to an End
We would like to thank all of our players and coaches for their hard work and dedication during the season. Please praise all of our student athletes and coaches on their efforts.
Basketball practice officially begins after fall break. Good luck to all the students who are trying out.
2016-17 School Calendar Survey
It's time to begin planning the 2016-17 school calendar. Mr. Stewart is soliciting input from parents, staff, community and students. Please take a few moments to complete the online survey listed below. The survey will remain open through October 14th.
A Message From Mr. Clayton
With the recent release of the 2014-15 K-PREP (Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress) assessment results, I am proud to share that Warren County Public Schools has once again demonstrated significant overall progress by being named a Proficient school district (WCPS was 1/10 of a point from being recognized as a Distinguished district). WCPS reached the 89th percentile, which is based upon 2013 percentile numbers that were locked in order to develop overall accountability cut scores. In short, by locking the percentiles from 2013, it is plausible for every school in the commonwealth to reach the Distinguished rating. This would not have been possible under the original percentile ranking because the Distinguished rating was reserved for only the top 10% in 2013. Sound confusing? I am sure it does for many of you. Unfortunately, there is not enough space within this newsletter to fully explain the state accountability system in detail; however, if you would like a more detailed explanation, feel free to contact our District Assessment Coordinator, Mrs. Cindy Beals at firstname.lastname@example.org
The latest K-PREP results place WCPS 48th in the Commonwealth among all 173 school districts. This is a wonderful accomplishment for our entire school community, especially considering that WCPS has the highest percentage of Non-English speaking students in the state and a free/reduced lunch population of more than 55%. Since 2013, the number of Distinguished schools in WCPS has increased from 3 to 10 and we now have 14 of our 22 schools performing at the Proficient or Distinguished levels.
Although we are certainly proud of these results, it’s important to understand that the K-PREP does not measure the 21st Century skills of Leadership, Communication, Creativity, & Technology. It cannot measure perseverance, respect, or tolerance, nor can it measure our students’ ability to work with others who come from a different background, including those students who don’t speak the English language. I find WCPS to be a unique school district that can provide our students with quality opportunities to learn important “soft skills” in the classroom. I trust that in many cases, these skill sets will be as important, if not more important, in the success of our students beyond high school.
Combining the anecdotal information I observe when visiting our classrooms with the K-PREP assessment results, I am highly impressed by the overall quality of education our students are receiving in our schools. I fully recognize that many will judge the success of our schools by the snapshot K-PREP assessment (which is great news for 14 of our schools); however, I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that much of our greatest work is happening in our schools in which the majority of students begin kindergarten well below grade level. Some of these students come to us with little to no English language background or formal education. The improvement I have observed with these students is remarkable, and it is inspiring to see the hundreds of students exit our English as a Second Language program prior to graduation. That being said, we also recognize there is plenty of room for improvement as we work to ensure every student is College &/or Career ready beyond high school. As Superintendent, you can trust that our focus will remain on continuous improvement, and we will continue to monitor individual student progress as we maintain our commitment to achieving our vision of ensuring the learning of all students at the highest level.
In closing, I encourage you to speak directly with your child’s teacher(s) if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s academic progress. Individual student results will be mailed to you during October. As always, thank you for entrusting us to educate your child.
Contests & Opportunities
Adopt-a-Highway Make It Yours Art Contest
Turn in entries to Mrs. Hale by Wednesday, October 14
Warren RECC Energy Efficiency Mini-Grant
Turn in entries to Mrs. Hale by Wednesday, October 21
The Wild Side of Kentucky Writing Contest
Turn in entries to Mrs. Hale by Friday, November 20
Contest Details (scroll down to page 12)
Contest information can also be read on our website!
HMMS YSC News
SKYCTC Open House is Thursday, October 15th at 3:00 pm at our Kentucky Advanced Technology Institute (KATI) Campus. High School teachers, counselors, students, and parents interested in learning more about SKYCTC Business Programs, dual credit options, computer certifications, and transfer to Western Kentucky University are encouraged to attend. SKYCTC Admission Staff, Business Faculty, and current program students will be present to provide tours, demonstrations, and answer any questions about our institution.
The KATI Campus is located at 1127 Morgantown Road in Bowling Green (beside of Wal-Mart).
Programs offered at the KATI Campus include Business Administration Systems, Computer and Information Technologies, Medical Information Technology, Culinary Arts and Office Systems Technology (Administrative Office Technology). All of these programs have transfer pathways that can lead to a Baccalaureate degree with WKU.
HMMS Fall Fling is Friday, October 16th from 5:30-7:30 pm. Chili supper starts at 5:30pm. There will be games, a silent auction, book fair, and DLC will be doing a Knockout at the end of the night. Chili supper is free, games are $1 to $2 and all proceeds from silent auction will benefit the PTSO. School spirit items including pre-orders for t-shirts will be available as well. If you would like to volunteer to help that night, please contact Mrs. Vincent in the YSC.
Realtors Hope for Homeless GLOW 5K and Family 3K Walk is Thursday, October 22nd at Kereiakes Park. Registration is at 4:30pm. Cost is $30 per person. Run starts at 6:20 pm and walk starts at 6:45 pm. There will be before/after entertainment, giveaways, and a cookout. Register now at : www.raskREALTORrun.com
PTSO is busy planning activities for the school year. Information will be coming out soon about an upcoming meeting and list of ways to get involved. If you want to be involved and receive the PTSO emails, please contact me.
Flavors of Fall Cooking Classes - UK COOP Extension Office is having Flavors of Fall Cooking Classes every Friday: September 25th-October 30th from 9:30am-11:30am. Limited to 20 participants so sign up today. Contact Kristie or Nan at 270-842-1681. Free to attend.
Salvation Army is having a yard sale on October 10th from 9 am - 2 pm at 401 W. Main Ave.
Warren County October Health Baby Workshop is Tuesday, October 20th from 12-2 pm at the Health Department, 2nd floor at 1109 State St. A $20 gift card will be given to all pregnant women that attend workshop
Give Kids A Smile Day - Destiny Dental will be sponsoring "Give Kids A Smile Day" on Friday, February 5, 2016. This program provides free dental screening and treatment for local area children without insurance, medical card, or any other form of third party coverage. Screenings are done before this date so please call 270-842-3554 and schedule a screening exam. Make sure you mention the Give Kids A Smile program when you contact the office.
*** If you are cleaning out your closets next week on Fall Break and donate to Goodwill, please ask to do an inter-agency receipt to Moss Middle. We use this to give out free vouchers to families. ***
If the Center can be of any service to help address a family or student need, please contact me. Have a great holiday weekend!
October 5 - 9
- Fall Break
Monday, October 12
- Book Fair in the Library
- Monday Madness, Wear Your Favorite Team Jersey
Tuesday, October 13
- Book Fair in the Library
- Trendy Tuesday, Wear Outdated Trends
- Academic Team @ Edmonson, time TBA
Wednesday, October 14
- Book Fair in the Library
- Crazy Weather Wednesday, Dress Like it's a Snow/Rain Storm
- Community Council Meeting @ Greenwood High School, refreshments 8:30 am & meeting 9 am
Thursday, October 15
- Book Fair in the Library
- Twinning Thursday, Dress Like Your Friend
- SKYCTC Open House @ KATI Campus (beside new Walmart), 3 pm
- Quarter 1 Reports Go Home
Friday, October 16
- Book Fair in the Library
- Friday on Fire, Wear School Spirit Colors of Navy & White
- Fall Fling, 5:30-7:30 pm ~ chili supper, silent auction, book fair, games & DLC Knockout
Tuesday, October 20
- Academic Team vs Warren East, time TBA
Tuesday, October 27
- Fall Picture Retakes & Club Pictures
- Academic Team @ South Warren, time TBA
Thursday, November 5
- Academic Team vs Glasgow, time TBA
Tuesday, November 10
- Academic Team vs Drakes Creek, time TBA
Thursday, November 12
- Community Council Meeting @ Warren Central High School, refreshments 8:30 am & meeting 9 am
Tuesday, November 17
- Academic Team vs Bazzell, time TBS
Thursday, December 3
- Academic Team vs BGJHS, time TBA
Saturday, December 5
- Dragon Band Marches in Christmas Parade
Tuesday, December 8
- Academic Team @ Barren, time TBA
Tuesday, December 15
- Band, Choir & Strings Concert, 6 pm
Thursday, December 17
- Academic Team @ Caverna, time TBA
Tuesday, March 1
- Community Council Meeting @ South Warren High School, refreshments 8:30 am & meeting 9 am
Tuesday, March 22
- Community Council Meeting @ Warren East High School, refreshments 8:30 am & meeting 9 am
Ways to Stay Connected
Community Events & Opportunities
Election Officers Needed!
The Warren County Clerks office is in need of registered voters of Warren County to serve as an officer on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 5:15 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. A mandatory 1.5 hour training will be held on Tuesday, October 13 at 9:00 a.m. or Thursday, October 22 at 2:00 or 6:00 p.m. If you are interested, please call the clerks office at 270-843-5306 or after hours at 270-843-5303. This is a paid position and a great way to serve your community!