January 12th to 25th #1Horning
The official family newsletter of Horning Middle School
Main OfficePrincipal: Mr. Robert Blessington 262-970-3305
Principal Secretary: Rebecca Stark 262-970-3305
Associate Principal: Mrs. Veronica Leshok 262-970-3311
- 6B, 7B, 8B, Dual Language
Dean of Students & Athletic/Activities Director: Ms. Susan Inkmann 262-970-3450
- 6A, 7A, 8A, FLIGHT
School Resource Officer: James Wolbert 262-970-3304
Attendance/Associate Principal Secretary: Pamela Craig 262-970-3317
1-866-490-7371 or 262-970-3316
- Olivia Trejo, Health Room Assistant, 262-970-3315
- Mrs. Angie Jackson 262-970-3327 6A, 7A, 8A, FLIGHT Academy
- Ms. Natalie Ramirez 262-970-3326 6B, 7B, 8B, Dual
Social Worker: Angie Krueger, 262-970-1699
School Psychologist: Jeff Ludowissi 262-970-1093
SAVE THE DATE
Upcoming important dates...
Monday, January 21st - NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, January 22nd - NO SCHOOL
Monday, January 28th - Course Selection Night
Thursday, February 14th - Site Council Meeting
Wednesday,February 27th - Family Learner Conferences
Wednesday, March 13th - Young Author's Conference
Thursday, March 14th - Site Council Meeting
Monday, March 25-29th - Spring Break NO SCHOOL
Thursday, April 11th-Family Book Discussion
Thursday, April 18th - Early Release Day
Wednesday, May 8th - Show Case of Excellence
HMS' Family Book Discussion - April 11th
Click on the button above to access the Spanish and English permission slips for Family Book Discussion. Turn into Mrs. Roncke by Friday, January 25th. Free books and food - provided through a Waukesha Rotary Club grant.
Middle School Young Authors' Conference - March 13th
Click on the button above to access the permission slips and information regarding our third annual middle school Young Authors' Conference. Permission slips and money - due on or before February 15 to Mrs. Roncke or reading/writing teachers.
New Student Resource Officer
In partnership with the Waukesha Police Department Horning Middle School is pleased to announce the addition of a full time School Resource Officer (SRO) at Horning. Officer James Wolbert will have a 4 year term at Horning!
Officer James was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He has been a police officer for 9.5 years at Waukesha Police Department. Officer James experiences include being a member of the SWAT and Sniper Teams for the past 6 years.
"I am married to my beautiful wife, Colleen for 13 years. We have 6 kids. Ages range from 14 to 6 years old. I am a coach. Family is involved in our church. We love to hike as a family."
Officer James can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-970-3304
Showcase of Learning (date change)
Please note the date for our Showcase of Learning night has changed from May 1st to Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
More information will follow in upcoming newsletters.
Course Selection Night
When: January 28th
Who & Time:
- Current 8th grade parent meeting 5-5:45 PM
- Current 6th and 7th grade parent meeting 6 PM
Student of the Month for December
Teen Winter Reading Challenge: BOOK BINGO!
The public library is hosting a Winter Reading Challenge for teens in the form of Book Bingo! Students can read books to fill out their Bingo Boards. Each bingo earns them an entry into a raffle, with prizes being a $50 VISA gift card, a $25 Half Price Books gift card, a $10 Target gift card, and Sky Zone Trampoline Park coupons. Bingo Boards are available at the Circulation Desk in Horning Library, at the Reference Desk at the public library, and attached digitally right here. Also attached are some suggested books to read for each section in case they do not know where to begin.
March Madness: Tournament of the Books
The Dreamer by Ryan
See You at Harry’s by Knowles
Warcross by Lu
Good Dog by Gemeinhart
Amal Unbound by Saeed
All We have Left by Mills
Love Hate and Other Filters by Ahmed
Bubble by Foster
Grenade by Gratz
14th Goldfish by Holm
Rebound by Alexander
Whatshisface by Korman
Goldfish Boy by Thompson
Miscalculation of Lightning Girl by McAnulty
The War I Finally Won by Bradley
Night Divided by Nielson
Library Lunch Bunch
Raptor ID Check System
Dear parents and guardians,
We would like to make you aware of a security upgrade at all of our schools. Beginning Monday, Nov. 27, all visitors who enter a school building during normal school hours will be required to check into the school office and present a valid Identification ( Drivers License, State Issued ID, Military ID, or Consular ID ). Upon arrival, your identification will be scanned using the Raptor Visitor Management System. This software was purchased using funds provided by the State of Wisconsin School Safety Grant. Raptor provides immediate, real-time background checks on individuals to identify sex offenders and deny them entry. Once a visitor has been scanned, the system will print a visitor ID badge that is worn by the visitor for the duration of their visit. We ask that the visitor present their ID each time they visit and a new visitor badge will be printed. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding with this new procedure and know that you share our desire to keep our students and our buildings safe. Thank you.
eSports/Video Game Club
Horning Site Council (Family/Parent Advisory Group)
Site Council is Horning’s family/parent advisory group. Our mission is to build our school community, and to support our learners, families, academics and activities. Feel free to contact us any time at email@example.com. We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the iCenter (aka Library). Please join us!
Site Council Meeting Minutes
Present: Robert Blessington, Haley Draeger, Jody Jackson, Nancy Roncke, Jaime Dittman, Tamra Eagle, Lori Loeschmann, Laura Menzer
Start Time: 6:10 pm
Agenda Items Discussed
Cheri Sylla, WSPEI Family Engagement Coordinator presented on WI Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative program - Grant received from DPI that this organization is looking to use to help fund literacy based events targeting special education students and their families. SDW would receive a stipend for planning activities at our school focused on reading and literacy. This would target special education students and families but be open to all families and students. We must have a required 4 session (1-1.5 hour each session) literacy event, which can include food, childcare, books, teachers, librarians, etc. The organization could also help with existing events. Slideshow presentation is not yet translated but will be soon. Questions that came up: Could presentation location be moved into the neighborhoods vs school. Could we get good attendance? Site Council did not decide anything, want to look at the presentation online first. Other event ideas...book study, transition night for students with IEP but include all students- planning for college/career, job fair.
End Time: 7:15 pm
Jan. 15th E-Sports, Secondary Instruments, Jazz Choir
Jan. 16th Art Club, Robotics, E-Sports, Jazz Band
Jan. 17th Ski/Snow Club 2:45-8pm, GSA Club, E-Sports
Jan. 18th E-Sports
Jan. 23rd Robotics, E-Sports, Student Council, Jazz Band
Jan. 24th Ski/Snow Club 2:45-8pm, E-Sports
Jan. 25th E-Sports
*All activities run from 2:45pm - 3:45pm unless otherwise noted.
Our website, https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/horningms will also have a current calendar of our co-curricular activities for your planning purposes.
Please contact Ms. Inkmann, Athletic Director with questions.
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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ SDW Horning