Bearcat Brief

April 13, 2018

Notes from Niki

Happy Friday the 13th! There are only 5 more Bearcat Briefs to come this year and we are down to 5 Mondays left. There, of course, is a lot to be done in that time. I am hoping to get the master schedule as wrapped up as it can be and having PBIS Bootcamp Plans to you for our next faculty meeting. If you haven't looked at minutes from the Board Meeting, you will be pleased to know that we will be keeping a position at HMS that we thought would be lost. Paige Brown will move from being a 5th-grade classroom teacher to doing some specials and 6th grade. We will also be adding a section of PE. Josh Vinyard will teach a 7th-hour Wellness class next year. On a bittersweet note, the BOE, with regrets, accepted the resignation of Jade Kiser. Jade has an exciting opportunity ahead of her next year in an Autism classroom.

GLA Testing

Here is the schedule for Monday one more time. After that, we will resume the normal bell schedule and students will test in their regular hours. If kids are nearing the end of a session as the bell rings and they want or you want them to finish up, hold them back or communicate with Crystal or me to take them to the library or an empty room to finish. If other concerns arise as we begin testing, please let us know.

Day 1- April 16

7:59- 8:09 Advisory

8:10- 9:40 ELA Session 1 in all areas 6-8

9:44- 10:24- 1st Hour

10:28- 11:08- 2nd Hour

11:12-11:33- A Lunch

11:37- 12:17- A 4th Hour

11:12- 11:52- B 4th Hour

11:56- 12:17- B Lunch

12:21- 1:01- 3rd Hour

1:05- 1:45- 5th Hour

1:49- 2:29- 6th Hour

2:33- 3:15- 7th Hour

The link below will get you to the groups for Monday morning. Students will report to those rooms and you will email attendance to Marlene.

Professional Reading/ Resources:

Cheryl shared this with me and it is very appropriate as we continue to prepare for testing.

Upcoming Events


April 16- MAP Testing begins

April 17- 7/8 Grade Track @Home

April 19- 7/8 Grade Track @ Linn

April 25- HMS Student Council Meeting

April 26- 27- Algebra I EOC, Jeremy's class will eat first lunch these days and will test in the computer lab. Maranda, Crystal or I will help to cover kids who test beyond the hour.

April 27- SOM assembly- we might need to make a change depending on testing

April 28- 7/8 Grade Track @Pacific


May 2- 8th- Grade Cardinal Game

May 3- 7/8 Grade Track @ Union

May 4- Special Olympics

May 7-11- Teacher Appreciation Week

May 7- Band Concert

May 8- HMS Honor Society Induction

May 10- School Board Meeting, 6:00

May 11- 8th-Grade Barbeque and Promotion Ceremony Rehearsal

May 11- 8th-Grade Promotion Ceremony, 6:00 p.m.

May 15- 7th and 8th Grade Enrichment Fair, 5:00 p.m.

May 15- Choir Concert, 7:00 p.m.

May 16- Make-Up Day for weather

May 16- 6th Grade Awards, 8:15 a.m.

May 16- 5th Grade Awards, 9:15 a.m.

May 17- Make-Up Day for weather, Last Day of School for students

May 17- 7th and 8th Grade Awards

May 18- Last contracted day for teachers