Hawk Nation

May 2022

The official monthly newsletter of Horning Middle School

Contact Us

Main Office

Principal: Mr. Robert Blessington 262-970-3305

Principal's Secretary: Ms. Jodi Aylsworth 262-970-3305

Assistant Principal (6B, 7B, 8B, Dual Language 6, 7 and 8) and Athletic/Activities Director: Mr. Bryan Lyday 262-970-3311

Dean of Students (6A, 7A, 8A, FLIGHT) : Ms. Susan Inkmann 262-970-3450

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

Attendance Line: 1-866-490-7371 or 262-970-3316

School Resource Officer

Officer James Wolbert, 262-970-3304

Student Services


Mrs. Angie Jackson (6A, 7A, 8A, FLIGHT), 262-970-3327

Ms. Natalie Ramirez (6B, 7B, 8B, Dual Language 6, 7 and 8), 262-970-3326

Student Services Secretary: Ms. Sue Miller, 262-970-3303

Social Worker: Ms. Angie Krueger, 262-970-1699

School Psychologist: Ms. Lindsey Lemus 262-970-1093

Health Room: Ms. Olivia Trejo 262-970-3315

Mark your Calendar

May 26: Showcase of Learning, 3:30-6:00 PM (date change)

May 27: Early Release Day: School ends at 12:35

May 30: No School

June 9: Last Day of School

End of Year Student Expectations

Dear Horning Families,

As we work through the last quarter of the school year, we ask families to continue to help their students be cognizant of the high expectations we continue to have regarding student behavior and responsibilities. Below is a list of behavioral expectations that we need your assistance with. Please take a moment to review this information with your student.

Conflict Management

  • Talk to a trusted adult

  • Report to the administration/ speak to a counselor for mediation

Fighting will not be tolerated and met with progressive discipline. Your child could face a suspension, loss of privileges or citation from the Waukesha Police Department if they engage in physical or verbal altercations with students or staff Administration, Teachers, Counselors and the School Resource Officer are always available for your student to have an opportunity to express a concern they have with a peer. You are vital to all of our student’s success.

Being “Coachable”

  • Repeated refusal to do what is asked is considered a major referral

  • Swearing is not appropriate

  • Our students are also expected to follow community expectations and represent their school and families in a positive light.

A major referral for any of these events are subject to administrative consequences

Bus Safety and Expectations:

  • The bus is an extension of school and all school rules apply

  • Stay seated throughout the bus ride

  • Keep voices at conversational volume (level 2), no yelling please.

Please encourage safe bus riding. Students may be removed from the bus, or lose bus privileges for a period of time if they receive a write up from the driver.


  • Cell phones should be powered off and left in students assigned street locker for the duration of the school day

  • Come with the iPad fully charged every day

Please support a distraction free environment by not texting your student during the day. You are able to contact the office to get a message to your student if needed.

We look forward to partnering with families to remain focused on finishing the school year strongly academically and behaviorally. Thank you for your attention and support!


Robert M. Blessington


Bryan Lyday

Assistant Principal

Susan Inkmann

Dean of Students

Staff Appreciation Week

Dear Horning Families,

In recognition of a Staff Appreciation week, May 2nd to 6th please consider completing this form to recognize Horning staff member(s). Please submit a new form for each shout out/recognition.


I will share what is written with the staff member. Thank you for taking the time to do this. This form will be open until Friday, May 6th.

We are #1Horning,
Mr. Blessington

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Horning’s Showcase of Learning Will you join us in celebrating our growth?

We hope you can attend this year’s Showcase of Learning on May 26th from 3:30- 6:00 p.m.

We will enjoy dinner together and celebrate our Horning students!

Please reserve a spot by completing this very short form for us to better prepare for that night!

In addition, if you are interested or able to contribute to this year’s dinner, look for an email from Jody Jackson to complete a Sign Up Genius next week.

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8th Grade End of Year Trip - Action Territory

Families of 8th Graders:

There is an all 8th Grade trip planned on June 3rd to Action Territory in Kenosha. This field trip costs $30. Students must pay to go. Please have the money to your student's core teachers no later than MAY 27th!

Watch Horning's Drama Club in Their Debut Performance Video!

Drama Club would like to present to you our production of 'We Don't Talk About Bruno'. Although not a live performance this year, the kids are super excited and proud of the work they accomplished. Click on the link below to watch the presentation!


Waukesha South's Robotics Team Hosts Girls & STEM!

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Support the Waukesha West Tennis Team

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Food Resource

Click on the link below for information regarding a local free weekly food resource. Contact Angie Krueger at Horning 262-970-1699 or akrueger@waukesha.k12.wi.us


Free Clothing Closet

If interested, we do have a clothing closet here at Horning. It is available for students anytime and by request for families. Students can ask their teacher or contact Angie Krueger by phone at (262)-970-1699 or by email at akrueger@waukesha.k12.wi.us.

SDW Family & Community Literacy Series

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Substitute Teachers Needed!

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Parent Login Tutorial for Blackboard


If you are unsure how to log in to Blackboard, or if you are having trouble, please see THIS VIDEO for a tutorial.

Join Horning Site Council!

The 2nd Thursday of each month starting in September is reserved for our Horning Site Council meetings. The monthly meeting will be offered virtually via WebEx. Please look for an email invite that will be sent monthly to all families that will allow you to RSVP.

Horning Site Council's mission is to build community among families, learners, teachers and staff. We WANT people like you to get involved to help improve communication, support school needs, and plan activities to bring the Horning community together.

Site Council was formed in the 2016-17 school year, so we’re fairly new and trying to build our family involvement here at Horning.

Please join us at any meeting, or contact us any time for more information!

  • We look forward to seeing you!
  • Free Meals for the 2021-22 School Year

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    Athletics and Activities

    Our website, https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/domain/398 will have a current calendar of our co-curricular activities for your planning purpose and a Guidebook that will help you learn more about our offerings.

    Please contact Mr. Lyday with questions at blyday@waukesha.k12.wi.us

    Annual Asbestos Notification

    As a result of the federal law AHERA (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act), all primary and secondary schools are required to develop and implement a plan for managing all building materials which contain asbestos. Please click on the link below for details.

    SDW Annual Asbestos Notification

    Connect With Us!

    Horning Middle School is on social media! You can like us on Facebook, and follow our Twitter feed.

    Horning Website: https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/horningms

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

    Twitter: @HorningMiddle