Hawk Nation

November 9th - November 23rd, 2018

The official family newsletter of Horning Middle School

Contact Us

Main Office

Principal: 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: Mrs. Kenyell Hutchins 262-970-3450

  • 6A, 7A, 8A, FLIGHT

Attendance/Associate Principal Secretary: Pamela Craig 262-970-3317

Attendance Line:

1-866-490-7371 or 262-970-3316

Athletic/ Activities Director: Mrs. Kenyell Hutchins: 262-970-3450

Student Services

Health Room

  • 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


Upcoming important dates...

Wednesday, November 14 - Book Fair Preview

Thursday, November 15 - Book Fair

Thursday, November 15 - Horning Conferences (4:00-6:30pm) individual house teams will communicate the plan for their individual house. Please contact your child's advisor with questions.

Wednesday, November 21 - Friday, November 23 - No school

Wednesday, November 28 - Picture Retake

Yearbook Cover Contest Deadline

Are you creative? Do you like to draw? Please consider participating in Horning's annual yearbook cover design contest. The guidelines are as follows:

  • 1. Your drawing needs be done on unlined 8-1/2" x 11" paper.
  • 2. The word Horning and 2018-2019 should be included in your design.
  • 3. A drawing of a Hawk is encouraged, but not mandatory.
  • 4. Colored drawing are preferred, but also not mandatory.
  • 5. Please include your signature within the design.
  • 6. All designs need to be submitted to Mr. Kind in Rm. 116 by November 16th.

Thanks for considering this opportunity. Mr. Kind

Book Fair

Dear Parents and Families:

Did you know? Reading just 20 minutes a day exposes

your child to about 1.8 million words per year. Reading helps students develop a stronger vocabulary, and in addition, students who read for pleasure average higher grades in English, mathematics, science, and history!

Mark your calendar to join us for a celebration

of reading!

Book Fair date/time:

Thursday, November 15th, 7:30 am - 6:30 pm

Visit http://www.scholastic.com/bf/horningmiddleschool for more information, to take a look at what is available, and even to purchase books if you wish. We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair!


Horning Middle School Library

Sweet Winter Dance

November 30th is Horning's first school dance of 2018! The theme of the dance is Sweet Winter. Tickets will be sold during all three lunches Monday - Thursday, preceding the dance. Please contact Angie Jackson or Kat Kaiser with any questions. ajackson@waukesha.k12.wi.us or kkaiser@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Permission Slip

Lunch Time Supervision (repeat item)

At Horning we are committed to have a safe, welcoming lunch environment. As a part of our efforts we would like to have capable, enthusiastic lunchroom supervisors in the cafeteria. Here is where our Horning Community needs your help. We are looking for supervisors to monitor the cafeteria during our 1st lunch, which takes place on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:18am-10:48am and Wednesday 10:34am-11:04am. This is a paid duty, $18 an hour. If you are interested in supervising, please send an email of interest to Kenyell Hutchins @ kfloydhutc@waukesha.k12.wi.us with your contact information included. Please note, a background check is required prior to start date. Looking forward to working with you in the near future.

House 7A and 7B Bake Sale at November 15th Conferences!!

Hello Families and Friends,

House 7A and 7B would like to help raise money to enable students to go on field trips and make connections to the community. We need your help!

Fall themed goodies and drinks will be sold at conferences for your snacking pleasure! Please come to the cafeteria any time during conferences!

We appreciate your support!
House 7B Fund Raising Team - Natalie, Holly, Evelyn, and Zoe

2018 iPad Refresh Info

The 2018 iPad Refresh for Horning has begun! If your student has had their iPad for a very long time then they may be qualified for a refresh! A good way to tell is is if they have ‘14-7’ etched on the back of their device. If you are curious if your child has a refresh coming their way please call or email the IT Help Desk at ITHelpDesk@waukesha.k12.wi.us or 262-970-1073.

The most effective way to get the refreshed iPad is waiting until it comes into Horning and then having your student pick it up in the library. Trying to get it earlier may be difficult to do because it may already be in transit to the school or not ready yet. Being patient is key in this situation.

Your student will know when the iPad is ready is by checking their student email. An email will be sent to the students the moment their refreshed iPad is ready for them to pick up. If your student keeps asking when it is ready, please know that this way is how it will happen. There will also be a pass sent to the student letting them know to come to the library. However email is still the best way.

There will be a letter going home with students explaining the refresh and purchasing options of the students old iPad. This letter will explain all options of purchasing the iPad as well as conditions for purchasing.

If you have any questions about the refresh please contact Luke Christopherson


Horning Ski/Snowboard Club

The Horning Ski/Snowboard Club will be having an informational parent meeting on Thursday November 15th at 6:30pm in the Horning auditorium (directly after conferences). Come find out about how to get involved with this amazing club. No experience is necessary to join. We hope to see you there!

If you have any questions please contact Mr. Kuntz (bjkuntz@waukesha.k12.wi.us) or Mrs. Graff (cgraff@waukesha.k12.wi.us).


Nov. 12th Wrestling 2:45-5pm

Nov. 13th Wrestling, Floor Hockey, Yearbook Club, Secondary Instruments, Jazz Choir

Nov. 14th Wrestling 2:45-5pm, Art Club, Floor Hockey, Robotics, Running Club, Student Council

Nov. 15th Wrestling 2:45-5pm, Floor Hockey, French Club, GSA Club, Running Club

Nov. 16th Wrestling 2:45-5pm, Floor Hockey, Running Club

*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. Hutchins, Athletic Director with questions.


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 horningsitecouncil@gmail.com. We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the iCenter (aka Library). Please join us!

Meeting Recap:
Check back soon

Upcoming Agenda:
Check back soon

Message from our School Social Worker

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Connect With Us!

Horning Middle School is on social media! You can like us on Facebook, follow our Twitter feed, and keep up with some happenings by subscribing to our YouTube channel,

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ SDW Horning

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HorningMSHawks/

Twitter: @HorningMiddle