The Weekly Highlander
A Message from the Principal
Dear Highlander Families:
It is hard to believe that today is the last day of September, where has the time gone? We have a busy October ahead of us here at Hewes. On Wednesday, October 19th, we will be holding our school-wide community event for our students, THE COLOR RUN. This is a celebration of the hard work of the Fall Fundraiser, all students will get a T-Shirt from our sponsors and all you need to do is complete the Participation Waiver and join us on the afternoon of October 19th. If you have not yet supported Hewes PTA this year, please go to the Hewes PTA website at hewespta.org for more information on how to donate and volunteer. Thank you for all you do to make our school such an amazing place for our students!
Sahra Tanikawa, Principal
Tustin Tiller Days Parade - Saturday October 1st starting at 10 AM
On behalf of the Instrumental Music Departments of Foothill HS, Hewes MS, and CT MS, we are pleased to have middle school band students join the Foothill HS Marching Band and Color Guard for Tustin Tiller Days Parade. This is an exciting opportunity for the students to join together in the community. The parade is this Saturday, October 1 beginning at 10AM and is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit tustintillerdays.org or please see the following link: https://www.tustinca.org/728/Tiller-Days-Parade
Color Run Waiver
We want ALL Highlanders to participate in the Color Run on Wednesday October 19th! Please complete ONE waiver PER STUDENT who may participate in any Hewes PTA-sponsored events (such as Color Run, Special Assemblies, PTA student store, and Fun Friday lunch activities, etc.) for the 2022-2023 school year. This waiver needs to be completed ONCE PER SCHOOL YEAR by a parent or guardian ONLY.
NEW!! Free Online Tutoring Available for K-12 Students
Brainfuse HelpNow is an on demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning platform available for all ages and levels. Last week, it was announced that every Californian can now access free online tutoring available 24/7 through a new initiative offering homework help in every K-12 subject and skill-building resources for K-12 and adult learners.
Real-time homework assistance can now be accessed 24/7 here and on the websites of any of the 1,130 local public libraries around the state – click on the “HelpNow” link to reach a one-on-one tutor. The pilot program led by the State Library offers assistance in Math, Language Arts, and other core K-12 subjects in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Tagalog. There’s no age limit to who can use the service. Adult learners can also access writing assistance, citizenship resources and other tools.
Hewes AVID Needs YOU!
AVID or Advancement Via Individual Determination is an in-school academic support program for grades seven through twelve. The purpose of the program is to prepare students for college eligibility and success. Our program is in need of adult tutors to support our students on Thursday and Friday mornings (8AM - 10AM). We would provide a one-hour training to prepare you to work in the classroom with our students. Please complete this FORM if you are interested in supporting Hewes Middle School as an AVID tutor.
New Teacher SPOTLIGHT
Meet our new Hewes staff member: Mrs.Bees
Meet Mrs.Bees, she is one of the SAI Special Education teachers at Hewes and teaches Directed Studies. She was in Irvine Unified last year working with students at University High School. We are so happy to have Mrs.Bees on our campus and to share her love of Star Wars with students and staff!
FUN FACT: Mrs.Bees was homeschooled for her middle school years so Hewes is the only Middle School she has ever gone to!
SAVE THE DATE.....
Import Dates to Remember
- Friday, October 7 - Non-Student Day
- Wednesday, October 12 - Hewes Walk to School Day (note date change)
- Conference Week - October 17 - 21 - Minimum Days - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
- Wednesday, October 19 - LATE START - Color Run end-of-day activity
- Friday, October 21 - First Student of the Month Assembly
- Sunday, November 6 - TPSF Dino Dash Sign Up HERE
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