Panther Press

for the Week of August 20th

Reminders from the Principal

August Tornado/Fire Drill 1st Period August 23. Make-sure you review Tornado/Fire Drill procedures with your students.


Make sure you are reading the Panther Press each week and planning accordingly. Visit the Google Classroom to ensure you know when things are due. Erin's Law/Mandatory Reporter Certificates are due in my door by the end of the day.


Do not forget that all teachers are required to administer a unit assessment every 4.5 weeks and they must be labeled as a unit assessment in your gradebook.


When completing your lessons plans, make sure you denote the assignments/assessments that will be entered into the gradebook. These assignments/assessments must be connected to standards. If it is not connected to a standard it should not be in the gradebook. This is a district requirement and at least one assignment must be entered each week. A copy of your lesson plans must be posted in your classroom. The Advisement Lesson Calendar will suffice for Social Development Skills.


The forms for submitting Parent Contacts is in the Google Classroom. Make sure these are up-to-date. It is the expectation that parent contacts are entered when they are made not at the end of the nine weeks or days/weeks/months later.


The district has not made up its mind concerning the number of assessments required of each nine weeks. The number required will be at least four per nine weeks but no more than eight. Once we get resolution on this I will pass it along to you. The two Unit Assessments count towards the total minimum assessments required.


All grade level teachers are expected to be in attendance on their grade level parent night so make plans now: August 20 - 6th Grade, August 21 - 7th Grade, August 27 - 8th Grade.


The first faculty meeting will be August 21. The expectation is that all teachers will be in the conference room (or meeting location) within 10 minutes of the tardy bell so that we can begin on time.


I need to remind ALL staff members of a couple of things: 1) all staff members are required to remain on campus during the work day unless they have permission from an administrator to leave (teachers must sign out in the front office and classified must clock out), 2) All staff are responsible for electronic communications and items shared through the google platform. A copy of the current staff handbook for HMS will be going up in the classroom next week. We will be adding additional documents as the year progresses. I did not read my email or did not know how to access the google folders is not an acceptable excuse.

Important Reminders for the Week of August 20th Plus

Aug 20 - All staff timecard corrections and timecard approvals due by 3 PM.

Aug 20-24 - Boys Basketball Tryout Sign-Ups in Boys PE

Aug 20 - Volleyball Tryouts 3 - 5 PM in the gym

Aug 20 - 6th Grade Parent night @ 6 PM in the Gym

Aug 21 - Faculty Meeting in Room 106

Aug 21 - AFT rep in the Teacher's Lounge

Aug 21 - Cross-Country Track Parent meeting in Room 203 @ 4:15 PM

Aug 21 - 7th Grade Parent night @ 6 PM in the Gym

Aug 23 - Tornado/Fire Drill 1st Period

Aug 23 - HMS Football @ OG for the Jamboree

Aug 24 - Gradebooks must be updated with at least one grade by 3 PM

Aug 24 - First set of Lesson Plans due in the Google Classroom by 3 PM - hard copies will not be accepted


Aug 27 - Timecards approved by 3 PM

Aug 27 - 8th Grade Parent Night in the Gym @ 6 PM

Aug 28 - Faculty Meetings in Room 106

Aug 30 - HMS Football @ PGHS


Sep 3 - Labor Day - School Closed

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