Panther Press

for the Week of October 2nd

Reminders from the Principal

Any teacher leaving campus during their break or at other times are required to speak to an administrator prior to leaving AND sign out in the front office. This is a non-negotiable.

The First Nine Weeks ends this coming Friday (the 6th). 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. These assessments must also appear in the gradebook to reflect grades for that time period. While the expectation is that all teachers will administer at least one unit test every 4.5 weeks, the total number of assessments each nine weeks is determined by the classroom teacher. With assessments counting 75% of the nine weeks grade it behooves each teacher to have more than two. All teachers are required to have spoken or had face-to-face contact with parents of students who have an "F" in their class BEFORE the end of the 9 weeks. It is NOT the responsibility of the EX ED teacher to make those contacts for the classroom teacher, either.

No faculty meetings this week as we will have the Technical Assistant Visit Oct 2-4. The observers will be on campus late on Oct 2nd, all day on the 3rd and early on the 4th. They will only be visiting classrooms and conducting interviews on the 3rd.

We WILL, however, have faculty meetings on Oct 10.

A learning target will be created by Scantron for each student based on this Fall administration. Students who surpass their learning target (in Reading, Math or Science) on the Winter administration and have a "C" average in the class will be eligible to exempt their 1st semester diagnostic in English/Reading and/or Math (Plus Science in 7th Grade).

The current Panther Pass Menu was published to parents in the 1st Nine Weeks Newsletter as well as on the school website and Facebook page.

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 is on the google drive. 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 October 2nd Plus


Oct 2 - All staff timecard corrections and approvals due by 3 PM

Oct 3 - NO Faculty Meetings

Oct 3 - FBLA Meeting after school

Oct 3 - Softball parent meeting in Cafeteria 6 PM

Oct 4 - Fire/Tornado drill 7th period

Oct 4 - FCCLA Meeting after school

Oct 5 - PLUS Team meeting 1st & 2nd Period - ELA

Oct 5 - HMS Football vs Rudd @ PVHS

Oct 6 - Grades must be posted to Chalkable by 3 PM

Oct 6 - Lesson Plans and Parent Contact Logs due to designated admin by 3 PM via email

Oct 6 - End of 1st Nine Weeks

Oct 9 - Columbus Day - Teacher Work Day - No Students

Oct 10 - Faculty Meetings

Oct 10 - Final 1st Nine Weeks Grades due by noon

Oct 10 - Boys Basketball Parent Meeting 6 PM in GYM

Oct 17 - PTA Meeting in Cafeteria 5:30 PM

Oct 17 - Homecoming Dance in Gym 6 PM

Oct 18 - 1st NW Awards Day

Nov 3 - Tentative Faculty vs Student Volleyball Game

Nov 14 - Tentative Fall Festival

Oct 11 - Report Cards sent home with students

Lesson Plan, Unit Assessments & Contact Log Administrators

  • 6th Grade teachers, Poe, Finch, Overton, and Owens submit to Mr. Anders via email.

  • 7th Grade teachers, Gonzalez, Moreno, Evans, Williams and Channel submit to Mr. Powell via email.

  • 8th Grade teachers, Cerka-Wilkes, A. Smith, Kunath, Whitfield and Richards-Broome submit to Dr. Foster via email.

Parent Contact Log Calendar

  • October 6 (LP Oct 10– October 20, PC through Oct 5)

  • October 20 (LP Oct 23 – Nov 3, PC through Oct 19)

  • November 3 (LP Nov 6 – Nov 17, PC through Nov 2)

  • November 17 (LP Nov 27 – Dec 8, PC through Nov 16)

  • December 8 (LP Dec 11 – Dec 19, PC through Dec 7)

  • December 19 (LP Jan 8 – Jan 19, PC through Dec 18)

  • January 19 (LP Jan 22 – Feb 2, PC through Jan 18)

  • February 2 (LP Feb 5 – Feb 16, PC through Feb 1)

  • February 16 (LP Feb 20 – Mar 2, PC through Feb 15)

  • March 2 (LP Mar 5 – Mar 16, PC through Mar 2)

  • March 16 (LP Mar 19 – Apr 6, PC through Mar 15)

  • April 6 (LP Apr 9 – April 20, PC though Apr 5)

  • April 20 (LP Apr 23 – May 4, PC through Apr 19)

  • May 4 (LP May 7 – May 24, PC through May 3)

  • May 25 (PC through May 24)

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