HMS Bearcat Bulletin

November 2019

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A Note from Ms. Buschmann

I like being able to share what is going on at HMS with you through this newsletter, but the process of publishing it also gives me time to reflect on what we have accomplished and what is coming up. It is easy to get consumed by the day to day activities of school, but the reminder of our students' accomplishments and our building mission to be our best in the classroom, in the community, and displays of character is important. Please take some time to read about what our kids are doing and enjoy the photographs.

Student of the Month

In October, we celebrated students who showed the character trait of Responsibility. Responsibility means being accountable for one's actions and knowing and following our community expectations. Responsible students are on time, prepared, on task, use passing time wisely, report problems to staff and use our facilities and supplies appropriately. Our nominees are pictured below:

4th Grade- Alyssa, Alivia, Miranda, Corbin, Charlee, and Lance

5th Grade- Collin, Gaige, Savannah, Hallie, and Rhylan

6th Grade- Emma, Elaina, Hope, Erika, Isaac

7th Grade- Guy, Sierra, Jacob, Alley, Karigan, Addison, Donna, Kara, Morgan, Caroline, Katelyn

8th Grade- Preston, Lydia, Adariana, Paige, Will, Brady, Megan, Anthony, Alyssa, Bailey, Serena, Allie, Trace

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Congratulations to our winners- Allison, Collin, Hope, Alley, and Trace!
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Teacher Professional Development Days

A couple of years ago, we switched from half to full days off for teacher professional development. We have found that the full day is more effective for adult learning and we hope that it provides opportunities for families to make appointments on days when students will not be missing instruction. The remaining professional development days for this school year are:

January 3

January 27

March 9

Ongoing Fundraising Efforts

Please keep in mind a few easy ways to raise funds for HMS:

  1. Boxtops for Education- no more clipping logs to send to school. Just download the app, create an account, and then scan your receipts in. The app will automatically credit our account for the applicable items.
  2. Shutterfly- start your order at our storefront and 8% of each purchase will be sent to HMS. Visit our Storefront:
  3. Best Choice UPC's
  4. Coca-Cola Give: Put codes from bottles or12-packs or cases of cans in and designate Hermann Middle School as your giving partner at

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Pictures from HMS

The end of October and beginning of November closed out the Middle School sports fall season. We are very proud of the hard work and dedication that our football players, basketball players, and cross country runners showed throughout the season.

We have had tons of Bearcat Brag recipients including Haley, Paige, Bailey, and Michaela below. You can also see some of the results of Socktober; Cara Filler, who presented a program on making good choices to the high school and our 7th and 8th-grade students; Jaelee's Veteran's Day card made with other 4th, 5th, and 6th-grade students on our half-day; scenes from Onondaga Cave, the site of the 6th-grade field trip; teacher's practicing with virtual reality; and the middle school choir at their concert.

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Upcoming Events


November 13- Paraprofessional Appreciation Day

November 14- Board of Education Meeting, 6:00

November 20- End of Mid-Quarter 2

November 22- Report Cards will be sent home with students

November 22- Families In Action Dance (6-8 grade), 7:00- 9:30 (rescheduled from 11/1)

November 27-December 1- Thanksgiving Break


December 2-6- 7th grade Boys' Basketball @ St. James Tournament

December 2-6- 8th grade Boys' 'Basketball @Union Tournament

December 10- Faculty Meeting, 7:20

December 10- 7/8 Boys' Basketball vs. St. James, 5:30

December 11- Title I and Enrichment Showcase grades 4-6

December 11- 3rd and 4th Grade Concert, 7:00 in HS Auditorium

December 12- Board Meeting, 6:00

December 13- Band Concert, 7:00

December 18- Choir Concert, 7:00

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