Dear Hall Middle School Families,
I hope this message finds you well. As we step into another exciting month at Hall Middle School. I wanted to take a moment to share some of the wonderful things happening within our school community.
Academically, our students to continue to shine. Our dedicated teachers and students have been hard at work, exploring new ideas, and achieving academic excellence. I'm proud of the commitment our students show to their studies, and I'm eager to see their continued growth and success.
In the realm of fine arts, our students have been creating and performing with passion and creativity. The arts are an essential part of our school's culture, and I am thrilled to witness the incredible talents of our students on display.
On the athletic front, our student-athletes have been demonstrating determination and sportsmanship in every practice and game they've played so far. Whether it's on the field or court, our athletes exemplify the values of teamwork and dedication.
These are just a few highlights of the outstanding achievements and activities happening at Hall. We are truly fortunate to have such a vibrant and engaged school community.
As always, I value your partnership in your child's education. Thank you for your ongoing support and involvement in making Hall an exceptional place for our students to learn and grow.
If you ever have any questions or would like to get more involved, please don't hesitate to reach out. I look forward to the continued success and growth of our students.
Hall Middle School
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14- Homecoming Parade, 5:30 PM
15- Staff Development (students- No School)
18- Staff Work Day (students- No School)
26- Flu Shot Clinic at Hall (7:30 AM-?)
4- College and Career Day
6- Parent / Teacher Conferences (students- No School)
9- Holiday (no school)
16- Yearbook Picture Day
27- Fall Dance (A Gym, 6:00-8:00 PM)
30- Professional Development Day (students- No School)
31- Teacher Work Day (students no school)
*Keep reading below for more information about each event!
Helpful Links for You!
You are the single most important factor in your child's education. With Skyward Family Access, you can play an even bigger role in the learning process.
Student ID Badges
Students received their student ID badges on a lanyard on August 21st. All secondary students are required to wear their badge on a lanyard, around their neck, every day. Students will receive a new ID card each school year. While every student's first ID card is provided at no cost, a replacement fee of $5.00 will be charged for any damaged or lost cards. If a child forgets their badge, they can get a temporary one in the front office.
- ID cards must be hung on a lanyard around the neck during the entire school day.
- ID cards must be worn with the picture facing out.
- ID cards must not be defaced or altered (no personal stickers, no coloring, etc.)
- ID cards must be worn on the outermost layer of clothing.
Failure to follow the expectations above is considered a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. The discipline progression is listed below. Please help your child build a routine so they can come to school, with their student ID, ready to learn each day.
We appreciate your partnership as we work toward safety for all!
Weatherford Public Library
- Youth under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult when visiting the public library and youth under the age of 16 cannot be left unattended on public library grounds outside regular operating hours.
If you have questions regarding this letter, please contact:
Public Services Librarian
From the Nurses' Clinic
Kanga Care- Telemedicine
Please contact the campus nurses on Kanga Care FAQs and instructions on how to enroll your student for Kanga Care. Remember, sign up for Kanga Care now if you would like your student to be tested or seen by our PCHD doctor at any point during the school year.
If you would like your student to have medication available to them on campus, an adult MUST be the person to drop off medication in order to sign the correct forms. Students are NOT permitted to carry medication on them unless they have a doctor’s note filed in the clinic stating otherwise. This includes prescription and over the counter medication.
We are here for you if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for helping keep our students healthy and safe!
Kelsey Ward, RN
Kirstin Mitchell, LVN
817-598-2822 x 3910
Meet our Counselors
Counselor, last names A-L
Counselor, last names M-Z
Character Trait of the Month
The character trait for the month of September is Trustworthiness. Staff members will be on the lookout for Roos who exemplify trustworthiness and choose to be someone others can depend on.
"Too Good for Drugs"- 6th Grade
"Too Good for Drugs", a drug prevention program, will be presented by our community partner, Serenity House. This 10-week program will be taught to all HMS 6th graders during their Social Studies class on Mondays and Tuesdays, beginning September 11th. Too Good for Drugs builds a foundation for drug-free living through a fun-filled, interactive journey of understanding and managing risk to better predict the outcomes of their actions and be better prepared to take to the open road of life.
Sixth graders learn to weigh the positive and negative consequences of their choices as they examine how their emotions influence their goals and decisions. They learn effective communication skills that prepare them to share feelings and ideas with others, refuse negative peer pressure assertively, and enhance cooperation to build stronger social bonds.
Students picture themselves in the driver’s seat of their dream cars and learn that, like their dream cars, their bodies require care and the right fuels to keep them running smoothly for a lifetime. Lessons map out the negative effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs on the developing brain and body.
Home Workouts and cross-curricular activities follow each lesson so students can practice and apply the concepts developed in each lesson at home and with their peers.
“Hey Dude, Nice Shoes” Workshop: 6th-8th Grades
“Hey Dude, Nice Shoes” Workshop is coming to Hall Middle School on September 12, 2023. This is an anti-bullying/pro kindness workshop presented to over 35,000 students across the country every year! The workshop helps navigate through the delicate and sensitive topics that one encounters growing up. It is an inspiring presentation that empowers students to change the community around them for the better by choosing kindness every day. Be sure to ask your child to share a highlight from this presentation.
Suicide Prevention Guidance Lessons
These lessons will be presented to all HMS students during the month of September, unless you have opted your student out.
During this unit, students will learn...
- How to help yourself
- How to help a friend
- How to recognize risk factors and warning signs
Title 1 Parent Information Documents
Our school receives funds for federal programs that are part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESSA) as amended in 2015. Throughout the school year, we will continue to provide you with important information about this law and your child’s education.
The performance will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria and a short parent meeting will follow.
Honor Band All-Region Masterclasses: Friday, September 29
Students will be ready to be picked up at 7:30 p.m. This opportunity will allow students to work in detail with master teachers on their All-Region try-out music.
Save the Date!
HMS Cheer Team
K-8th Blue Belles Dance Clinic
8:05 AM – 3:45 PM
- Students will be allowed in the building at 7:35 each morning. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria until 8:00.
- Students will be supervised outside of the building until 4:05 each day. Please make arrangements to have your student picked up by that time.
Remember, at the middle school level, attendance is taken every class period and students are held accountable for attending each individual class and being there on time.
WISD Attendance Policies
Regular school attendance is essential. Absences from class may result in serious disruption of a student’s education. The student and parent should avoid unnecessary absences.
Two important state laws—one dealing with compulsory attendance and the other with how attendance affects the award of a student’s final grade or course credit—are discussed below.
Communication is required when a student is absent from school. When the student returns, they need to bring a note (doctor or parent) to be able to excuse the absence. Notes must be turned in within 3 days of the absence. Notes can be turned in to the front office or via email to email@example.com. A student may have three parent notes a semester each being able to excuse three consecutive days. After three have been submitted, a doctor’s note is required to excuse the absence.
Attendance for Class
The State of Texas requires students to be present 90% of the school year. If a student is absent for more than the allotted days, excused or unexcused, they run the risk of not receiving class credit. The allotted days for the 23/24 school year are 8 days for the first semester and 9 for the second semester.
Attendance is taken every period at the secondary level. Picking up a student early/bringing them late could result in an absence for a period.
WISD’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, instill discipline, prevent disruption, avoid safety hazards, and teach respect for authority. The following guidelines will be enforced at Hall Middle School.
*Please be advised that masks, backpacks, shoes, belt buckles, purses, clothing and any other school supplies must adhere to the WISD dress code.
HMS has five 30-minute lunch periods:
- Lunch A: 11:18 - 11:48
- Lunch B: 11:50 - 12:20
- Lunch C: 12:22 - 12:52
- Lunch D: 12:54 - 1:24
- Lunch E: 1:26 - 1:56
- Parents who bring lunch to their student will be required to go to the front office and present their ID. Parents may bring food for their student only.
- Parents who would like to eat with their student will be required to get a visitor’s pass and eat in a designated area. Other students will not be allowed to eat with you.
- For safety purposes, no delivery services are allowed. Only parents/guardians may deliver lunch to their student.
Free and Reduced Meals Application
Free and reduced meals will be available to all who apply and qualify. All families are encouraged to apply for this program.
Parents may apply:
- Online during the Verification of Enrollment process
- Online by visiting Weatherfordisd.schoollunchapp.com
- By completing a paper application (available in the front office)