Hanby Middle School

October 2021

DATES IN OCTOBER:

10/4: Volleyball vs. St. Mary's, 4 PM, HOME

10/5: School District Board Meeting at District Office, 6:30 PM

10/6: Football vs. Rogue River, 4 PM, HOME

10/6: Volleyball vs. Cascade, 4 PM, HOME

10/7: Cross-Country vs. Scenic, 4 PM, GOLD HILL SPORTS PARK

10/8: State Inservice Day, NO SCHOOL

10/11: Volleyball @ Prospect, 4:30 PM

10/12: End of first 6 weeks

10/13: Virtual Conferences -- NO SCHOOL

10/13: Cross-Country @ Expo for Max King Invitational, 3 PM

10/13: Volleyball JV vs. Applegate, 4 PM, HOME

10/14: Virtual Conferences -- NO SCHOOL

10/14: Football vs. White Mountain, 6:30 AT CRATER HIGH SCHOOL

10/15: Virtual Conferences 8 AM - 12 PM, NO SCHOOL

10/18: Volleyball vs. New Hope, 4 PM, HOME

10/19: School District Board Meeting at District Office, 6:30 PM

10/20: Volleyball @ Shady Cove, 4:30 PM

10/20: Football @ Lorna Byrne, 4:30 PM

10/21: Cross-Country Conference Meet @ Hedrick MS, 2 PM

10/29: Hat Day (Students can wear hats, appropriately, at school)

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

We are off to a good start for the school year. Classes have finished their lessons on procedures and expectations; we have done baseline data assessments and are well into first unit of lessons. We have another fantastic group of students this year. It is great to see them back full time and working hard.


We have started our athletic seasons and had a large turnout for Cross Country, Football and Volleyball. Our other extra-curricular activities are just about to start and offer more ways for students to be involved around campus.


Hanby will once again be starting our successful mentoring program. Our Coordinator of Student Success, Danielle Goode, will offer extra support in any area of school, whether academic, organizational, or social. Students will be mentored by a member of Hanby’s staff and you will be contacted if we believe your child would be an excellent candidate.


Advancement Via Independent Determination or AVID, is a college and career readiness program that uses teaching strategies and curriculum in all of our classrooms and supports three grade-level electives. We have been an AVID-sponsored school for 8 years. This year, we have received a grant to purchase curriculum to aid students in ways to improve note-taking and retention of those notes.


Our safety protocols that are in place have been very effective, with our goal to keep kids in school. Students have been great about doing what has been required of us. When we have a positive student Covid case, we have protocols in place to prevent other students from missing school for quarantine, and of course keeping other students from risk. These protocols are exhausting for teachers and students, but I keep focusing on the fact that we have students at school receiving an education, which is incredibly important for our future.


Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these protocols. Our kids are very resilient but we all look forward to a day when these protocols are no longer necessary.


We will have parent conferences coming up this month; this year they will be virtual. If you are unable to support this type of meeting due to either poor internet access or other issues, information is available in this newsletter about how you can hold a conference. I encourage all parents to participate in conferences, as communication with your child’s teachers creates a partnership that has been proven to lead to a student’s educational success. Have a great October!

NEW STAFF FEATURE: Jaylene Crane

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Hello! My name is Jaylene Crane and this is my third year of teaching. I spent my first two years teaching 2nd grade in Rogue River, after spending some of my student teaching time here at CAMP. I am so happy to be back; CAMP definitely feels like home!


I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and mostly raised in the Bay Area in California before moving to Southern California to attend college at Cal State Fullerton. I met my husband Drew there, and after graduating we moved to the Bay Area for a bit where we welcomed our daughter Lilia. Lilia is now 7 years old, and she is a 2nd grader in Miss Jenny’s class at CAMP. In 2016 we moved to Southern Oregon to buy a home, and in 2017 I went back to school at Southern Oregon University. In June of 2019 I graduated from SOU with a Master of Arts in Teaching, and two weeks later, we welcomed our son Otto to the world! During my free time I love to go hiking, camping, and traveling with my family and friends. I also love music and reading, and some of my favorite ways to spend a day off are to wander through local record shops and used bookstores.


I truly feel lucky to come to work each day; the students at CAMP and Hanby are kind and thoughtful. I feel the same about the staff, and have felt nothing but welcomed here.

GRANT FUNDS FOR EXPANDING TECHNOLOGY

Hanby has received a grant for apple TVs. We have made strides in improving the technology for engaging presentations and collaborative assignments with these apple TVs. This technology helps teachers use iPads around the classroom while working with students, showing students real time examples of work they are doing to improve the understanding of every student in class. Students can also cast what they have on their chromebooks for the class to see. There are so many functions to aid in getting students’ effective and instant feedback and engaging present lessons.

Parents -- It's time to brag on your child!

November is “Lead the Pack” month. We are wanting to highlight students who are being great examples out in our community. Are students leading or serving in our community? If your child is doing a project through a community organization, church or club, we want to know about it. We will be putting photos or statements about the service on our webpage for the month.


Please send your pictures or statements to stacia.freisen@district6.org

SEPTEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

STUDENT AMBASSADORS

Hanby's Student Ambassadors for 2021-22 are:


Harper Madson, 8th Grade

Autumn Jackson, 8th Grade

Lucy Young, 8th Grade

Gracey Thomas, 7th Grade

Madelyn Laeger, 6th Grade

FALL CONFERENCES

This year, we will be holding conferences virtually. You will be meeting online with your child’s team of teachers. Your child and you will be sent a link with the time scheduled for a conference (you will be able to request a window of time). You and your child will then conference together with their Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science teachers. The conference will be 15 minutes in length.


If you would like to conference with your child’s elective teachers, those conferences are held on Friday, separate from the core team conference. PE and Band will schedule upon request at any time.


Look for a ParentSquare Post next week for Conference Sign-Up information.


If you have a hardship in accessing the internet or need to borrow a device during conferences, please contact our office at 541-494-6800.