Mrs. Hatcher's Hoppenings

A look into Frog-Tastic Learning in E103

Welcome to Middle School!

Middle School is a short and exciting time in a student's academic life. Students grow and change physically and academically. There are many ways to get involved, have fun, and learn. Faubion is the BEST place to be! If you have questions please feel free to email me at: mhatcher@mckinneyisd.net

If I don't have the answer, I will find one or point you in the right direction.

Middle School and Grading

Grading is very different at the middle school level. Please keep a close eye on your child’s grades, as they are new to secondary school. Grades are posted in the Home Access Center (HAC). MISD’s grading policy is out of a 100% scale and split into summative and formative grades. Summative grades count as 70% of the grade for that quarter and formative as 30%. It is also important that all assignments are turned in or that could negatively impact their overall grades. If you happen to see a "Z" for an assignment, that means that your child has not turned it in and it is consider "missing"-0%. If there is an “X” in the grade book, your child has missed an assignment but is not expected to make it up, this will not count against them. If your child earns below an 80% on a summative grade they must attend a tutoring session and then a retesting session. The higher of the two testing grades, and only up to an 80%, will be what is recorded in the grade book. Only one retesting opportunity will be given. There are no opportunities given for formative grades to be raised; quizzes, homework, and daily assignments, are examples of formative grades.

Indy 500

It's the greatest spectacle on earth! It's The Indianapolis 500. We had an amazing weekend of racing. Sadly, my driver, Ryan Hunter Reay was winning until his engine blew. :(

From the Registrar

END-OF-YEAR REMINDERS FROM THE REGISTRAR:

• If your child will not be returning to an MISD campus for the 2017-18 school year please contact Laurie Kiley at lkiley@mckinneyisd.net or 469-302-6909 to find out withdrawal procedures.

• Final report cards will be mailed over the summer. Please log in to the Home Access Center and verify that your address information is accurate. If you have moved or need this information updated, please contact the Registrar at the e-mail address or phone above before the end of the school year.

• Every MISD guardian will be required in early August to complete a Returning Student Update through the Home Access Center. If you do not have your guardian login information, please contact the Registrar before the end of the school year.

From the Nurse

END-OF-YEAR REMINDERS FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE:

• State law requires all 7th grade students to receive immunizations need to be in by May 31st. Please bring or send proof that your incoming 7th grader has received their TDAP and Meningitis vaccination by May 31st.

• All medications on file in the clinic must be picked up by May 31st BY AN ADULT. Medications cannot be carried by students. ALL MEDICATIONS LEFT IN THE CLINIC WILL BE DESTROYED ON JUNE 1ST AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL DAY. (This includes epi-pens and inhalers.) Medication cannot be stored at school over the summer

• If you have special circumstances please call the nurse at 469-302-6914 or email her at amarland@mckinneyisd.net Please note immunization reports can be faxed, brought in or emailed to me at Fax 469-302-6901

What's Hoppening next week?

This last week of school we are learning about Australia to wrap-up the year! Can you believe it? Time flies when you’re having fun! It has been pure joy to learn about your child this year--learning goes both ways. I leave you with a poem that symbolizes our feelings as we return your child a little taller, smarter, sweeter, kinder.


Great Expectations

It's time to say, "Good-bye."

Our year has come to an end.

I've made more cherished memories

And many more new friends.

I've watched your children learn and grow

And change from day to day.

I hope that all the things we've done

Have helped in some small way.

So it's with happy memories

I send them out the door,

With great hope and expectations

For what next year holds in store.

-----------by Maria Cuellar-Munson



Have a Wonderful and Safe Summer!

Classroom Needs

Classroom Links

There are numerous ways the students and I will communicate through out our day. There are also ways to communicate outside of school hours. Check out the following links:


Twitter: @MrsHatcherclass

I have students as "Guest Tweeters" during the day. Make sure you are following us!!


Blog: http://hopintolearningclass.blogspot.com


Website: (This is a living website. Changes and updates happen all the time!)

http://www.hopintolearning.wikispaces.com



Email: mhatcher@mckinneyisd.net


Phone: 469-302-6900


This newsletter! I will send this out weekly.


Your child's phone or planner: I list out our objectives and weekly calendar on the board at the beginning of the week. Students may write information or take a picture with their phone.

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