The Buccaneer Bulletin
Principal Newsletter - January 20, 2023
APEX Color Games is Here!!
During the Apex Color Games fundraiser, students will be challenged to get donations from family and friends to help our school. We’ll end the 2-week fundraiser with a celebratory event called Apex Color Games for students who participate in the fundraiser (think lots of color, games, fun raffle prizes, snacks, loud music, high energy, and FUN!) And WE NEED YOUR HELP!
These funds will go toward HBMS teacher grants and campus enrichment. Thank you for your support! Any student who raises a minimum of $30 gets to participate in the Color Battle!
Well done Myron and the rest of Lake Travis FFA!
Take Care of Texas Video Contest
Spinal Screening - From Nurse Meyerhofer
Hudson Bend Middle School will be conducting spinal screening on February 1, 2023-February 10, 2023, on 7th grade girls and 8th grade boys.
The purpose of this screening is to detect the signs of abnormal curves of the spine at their
earliest stages so that the need for treatment can be determined. Scoliosis, a common spinal
abnormality found in adolescents, is a sideways twisting of the spine. It is usually detected in
children between 10 and 14 years of age. Kyphosis, sometimes called round back, is an
exaggerated rounding of the upper back and is often confused with poor posture. Many cases of curvature of the spine are mild and require only ongoing observation by a physician when they are first diagnosed. Others can worsen with time as the child grows and require active treatment such as bracing and surgery. Early treatment can prevent the development of a severe deformity, which can affect a person's appearance and health.
The procedure for screening is simple. Screeners who have been specially trained will look at
your child's back while he/she stands and then bends forward. Boys and girls will be screened separately. Your child will need to remove his/her shirt for this screening. Girls should wear a sports bra or a two-piece swimsuit top on the exam day.
Parents will be notified of the results of the screening only if professional follow-up is
necessary. This screening procedure does not replace your child's need for regular health care and check-ups.
If your child is already diagnosed and being treated, please provide a letter from the child’s
physician. If, for religious reasons, you do not wish to have your child screened, you are to
submit an affidavit of religious exemption to this office no later than January 30, 2023.
Thank you for your cooperation.
LTHS Cavalier Showcase for 8th Graders
Transition Night 2023 - Moving Towards Independence
Tuesday, January 31st from 5:30-8:30pm at the LTHS Main Campus
We invite you for an evening of informational sessions centered around helping our children with disabilities move toward independence in life after high school.
Parents of students who receive services through Special Education and 504 are encouraged to attend! Participants will be able to choose from several sessions providing information such as college planning, agency contacts, post-secondary support groups, job training, and more. Confirmed Presenters include student support services from several universities across Texas, Project SEARCH, Goodwill Industries, Texas Workforce Commission's Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Bloom Consulting, Integral Care and more! Specific sessions to be published prior to January 31st.
RSVP by January 23rd to firstname.lastname@example.org
More information can be found at https://www.ltisdschools.org/Domain/33
Rising 9th Grade Parent Information Meeting
What: 2023-2024 Rising 9th Grade (Current 8th Grade) Student/Parent High School Information Meeting
When: Monday, February 13, 2023, 6:00 pm LTHS PAC
About: LTHS Counselors will discuss 4-Year Planning and Course Selection Process for the 2023-2024 school year
*Students will NOT be selecting courses during the meeting.
- Counselors will be meeting with students during class at HBMS March 6th and 7th!
- All 8th grade students received a hard copy of the high school Program of Studies during Go Time, Friday January 13! Please make sure you review this to answer questions you may have!
- Please see this link to see lessons your child has been viewing during Go Time to prepare for the transition to high school.
School Board Recognition Month
Didn't Order Fall School Pictures? Read Below!
For parents looking to order Fall photos, use the code F22HBMS plus your student's ID number on the Photo Texas Photography's website. For example, if student's ID # is 123456, their online ordering code would be F22HBMS123456.
If you have further issues, please reach out to Photo Texas Photography's customer service either by calling 1-800-883-6463 or filling out the online form at https://www.phototexasphotography.com/contact
After School Spring Enrichment Registration
Visit: www.ltisdschools.org/communityprograms for information and catalogs
(if using a smartphone, scroll down and click on the red plus sign)
Classes will begin the week of February 6th.
Staff Shout Outs!
Did a teacher or staff member do something outstanding for your child? Use this Form to submit a staff shout out! This will be printed and delivered to the staff member by Ms. Keogh.
Yearbooks on Sale Now!
HBMS Spirit Store
We are also offering a half-off sale on all the remaining PROUD shirts and hoodies.
Morning & Afternoon Homework Help
BEFORE SCHOOL - 7:20-8:20am (Monday-Friday)
- Room 748 with Mr. Beatty
- Library with Ms. Hooker
- Room 775 with Mr. Gaffney
AFTER SCHOOL - 4:20-5:20pm (Monday-Thursday)
- Mondays and Wednesdays - Room 752 with Mr. Zambito
- Tuesdays and Thursdays - Room 775 with Mr. Gaffney
- There will not be Homework Help on Friday afternoons
As a reminder, we do not have late buses running routes this year, so if your child stays after school for Homework Help, it is the expectation that you pick him/her up at 5:20pm.
Thank you for your kind donations and supporting our Buccaneers in this capacity.
HBMS Leadership Team
Counselor: Dana Page
Assistant Principal: Brian Gill
Counselor: Kendall Sealy
Assistant Principal: Cristy Castanares
Counselor: Surita Scholla
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