Hallie Wells News

September 17

Last Chance to Order: Sunday, September 17

It’s the best looking clothing in town! Show school spirit. Some styles below. Orders accepted through Sunday, September 17. Click to see all products and order.

PTSA Meeting Tuesday: 7pm

The PTSA is holding the first full meeting of the year. Guest speaker from Montgomery County Police is speaking about biking and walking safety tips as well as ways in which middle school children can be safe at home alone after school.

Unable to attend? Take advantage of the conference call option and listen from the comfort of your home. Dial-in information:

1. Dial into the conference: Dial-in Number: (515) 604-9774 - United States Access Code: 646542 International Dial-in Numbers: https://www.freeconferencecall.com/wall/hwmsvp/#international

2. Join the online meeting: Online Meeting Link: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/hwmsvp Online Meeting ID: hwmsvp

We hope you can join us in person or via the conference to help us make this a great year for parents – teachers and most importantly the students.

Questions may be directed to Ms. Michelle Senk, the PTSA President at: hwmspresident@gmail.com

Bookmark the PTSA Website to stay informed http://www.hwmsptsa.org/

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Bay Trip Parent Information Night: October 17th Room 236: 5-6pm

Hallie Wells in cooperation with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation is offering an exciting educational opportunity for eighteen 7th and 8th graders. Students will travel to the Eastern Shore and spend three days at the Karen Noonan Center. Students participate in hands on experiments during this residential program. A life changing opportunity to learn about science and the environment.

Questions: Ask Mr. Stevens: Patrick_M_Stevens@mcpsmd.org

Applications will be available on October 10th from Mr. Stevens in room 236.

Trip Dates: The trip will run from November 30 to December 2.

Whoo Hoo! Donations Make A Difference

Thanks families--Eight more families will join the Friends and Families plaques in the front hallway for making donations of at least $100.

Empower Hour starts this week, the 6th Grade is planning a Welcome to School Social and all grades are planning field trips. 100% of funds collected go directly to student programs (the auditor requires it)! We've met 1% of our goal for the year. Thank you, families. Information and paper registration Click for flyer Donate Online:

Science Olympiad

Students interested in participating in Science Olympiad—there is an informational meeting on September 26 at 4:15 in room 236. Last year the Hallie Wells team won over 10 awards in various categories. For more information about Science Olympiad, click here.

Please email us, the student coaches, at hwmsscioly@gmail.com with further questions.

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International Walk to School Day October 4, 2017

Celebrate International Walk to School Day by walking with your child to school. This is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. The idea is to get students walking to promote safer streets, a healthier lifestyle, and cleaner air.

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Intramural Sports

Intramurals are open to all students at Hallie Wells Middle School. To participate in intramurals students should see Ms. McMahon in the PE Department to obtain permission forms

  • Boys Basketball - Boys Basketball will meet from 3:15 -- 4:20 on the following dates: September 14, 19, 26, 28 and October 3, 5, 10,12, 17, and 19.
  • Girls Basketball - Girls Basketball will meet from 3:15 -- 4:20 on the following dates: September 13, 14, 20, 27, 28 and October 4, 5, 11, 12 and 18.
  • Badminton - Badminton will meet after school from 3:15 -- 4:20 on the following dates: September 14, 19, 26, 28 and October 3, 10, 17, 19 and 24.

Intramural Coordinator: Michele_M_McMahon@mcpsmd.org



Men Organized to Raise Engagement kicks off an after school program for male students meeting every other week. Questions should be directed to Mr. James

Flex After School Programs sponsored by PTSA

Registration is now open. Click here for information Fall session: Sep 26 to Nov 30.

  • Improvisation for Young Actors by Adventure Theatre MTC ($178)
  • LEGO Mechanics & Engineering by C3 Cyber Class ($220)
  • Chess Club by Silver Nights Enrichment LLC ($155)
  • Scratch Programming by Fairfax Collegiate ($202)
  • Yoga, Mindfulness & Community for pre-teens and teens by Yogativity ($171)

Important Dates:

Registration Opens: Sep 6th at 9am

Registration Closes: Sep 20th at 5pm

Path to Success

The Assistant Principals, Ms. Thomas and Mr. Currence visited and reviewed student expectations. Remind your children MCPS has a no cell phone policy in middle school. This means no cell phones out and in use during the school day. In addition to complying with MCPS cell phone policy, it is important for students to dis-engage from phones for their social-emotional well-being.

Student Rights and Responsibilities and Code of Conduct

A Student’s Guide to Rights and Responsibilities and the MCPS Code of Conduct updated for the 2017–2018 school year. Students received during class visits. The documents also are available online at http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/students/rights/

Hallie Wells Student Expectations

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Student Service Learning Forms Due

Verification forms must be turned in by Friday, September 29th. Please see Mr. McGough in room 356 with any questions. Great job to those of you who have already submitted your completed forms. To learn more about the SSL Program, click here.

Clarksburg High School Saturday School

This program is for students in Grades 1-12 and focuses on Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, and Test-Taking skills. Certified teachers review material that is aligned with the curriculum at Montgomery County Public Schools/MCPS, and students have an opportunity to review concepts and homework covered during their school week. Algebra, IM and much more. This year at Clarksburg High School http://www.saturdayschool.org/programs/

Most Likely to Succeed Screening: October 10: 7pm

$5 Admission

From Director Greg Whiteley (Last Chance U, Mitt,) and Executive Producer Ted Dintersmith--a thought-provoking documentary feature film that explores compelling new approaches that aim to revolutionize education as we know it, inspiring school communities to re-imagine what students and teachers are capable of doing. Watch Trailer

Audience: As this film is a documentary, it is not recommended for young children.

Reserve a seat at will call by clicking here

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Parenting in the Digital Age

Our children are digital natives. While they may know the technology well--they still need your support in making wise choices. Common Sense Media is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. This may be one of the best resources for parents to help navigate the world of digital parenting. Take time to review the resources.

Jimmie Cone Day September 27: 5-10 pm

Summer is over, but it's never too late for ice cream! Jimmie Cone is supporting Hallie Wells on September 27. They'll give10% sales go back to school. Stop by Damascus High School--cheer on our very own Mr. Thornett as he coaches the Damascus JV Soccer team--and swing by Jimmie Cone to support the school.
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6th Grade Fun Night Sept 9 from 6:30-8:30 PM

$5 Admission

The 6th Grade Team is planning Fun Night for 6th Grade Students. DJ, Prizes, Grandma Kona Ice for purchase. Tickets for sale at lunch during the week of September 25

Homework Hotline

Students can call HHL for help from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays or submit online questions from 4:30 to 9:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Mondays. During the TV broadcast, all questions will be answered on-air. Questions submitted at other times will receive an online response.

Visit www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/itv/hhl/ for more information.

School Hours

Drop off no earlier than 7:45.

Main Office Hours: The main office hours are 7:30 am until 4:00 pm. The main office for our school closes at 4:00 pm each day. The phones are not answered after this time and all messages left will be picked up the following morning at 7:30 am.

Workshop Cybersecurity and Cybersafety for Girls

The Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2), located at the University of Maryland's College Park campus, is hosting a workshop geared at giving young girls the tools they need to learn about, and gain skills in, cybersecurity on October 7th, and it will run from 9:00-3:00.

The sessions are taught by college students majoring in computer science and cybersecurity field. Costs: $30 and covers workshop attendance, lunch, and a t-shirt. See the flyer for details!


  • 9/18-9/22 Bell Schedule ABCD
  • 9/91 No School
  • 9/25 – 9/29 Bell Schedule: EABCD
  • 9/27 Jimmie Cone Fundraiser 5-10 pm
  • 9/28 CHS APPS Presentation to 8th Graders
  • 9/29 6th Grade Fun Night 6:30-8:30
  • 10/3 Music in the Morning 9:00-9:45 am
  • 10/3 Outdoor Ed Parent Meeting 5-6 pm
  • 10/4 Softball Games vs Neelsville; boys home / girls away
  • 10/4 Cross Country vs Neelsville @ home
  • 10/6 Lifetouch Picture Day & Early Release 12:30pm
  • 10/14 Community Open House: Music, Ice Cream, Farm Fresh Produce
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