The official family newsletter of Horning Middle School
April 20th to May 3rd
Main OfficePrincipal: Mr. Robert Blessington 262-970-3305
Principal Secretary: Rebecca Stark 262-970-3305
Associate Principal: Mrs. Veronica Leshok 262-970-3311
- 6B, 7B, 8B, Dual Language
Dean of Students & Athletic/Activities Director: Ms. Susan Inkmann 262-970-3450
- 6A, 7A, 8A, FLIGHT
School Resource Officer: James Wolbert 262-970-3304
Attendance/Associate Principal Secretary: Pamela Craig 262-970-3317
1-866-490-7371 or 262-970-3316
- Olivia Trejo, Health Room Assistant, 262-970-3315
- Mrs. Angie Jackson 262-970-3327 6A, 7A, 8A, FLIGHT Academy
- Ms. Natalie Ramirez 262-970-3326 6B, 7B, 8B, Dual
Social Worker: Angie Krueger, 262-970-1699
School Psychologist: Jeff Ludowissi 262-970-1093
End of the Year Expectations
April 16, 2019
Dear Horning Families,
As we work through the last quarter of the school year, we ask families to continue to help their student be cognizant of the high expectations we continue to have regarding student behavior and responsibilities. Below are a list of behavioral expectations that we need your assistance with. Please take a moment to review this information with your student.
Clothing should appropriately cover the chest, midriff and buttocks
No undergarments should be visible when standing or sitting
Hoodies must be worn with the hood down
No strapless, off the shoulder, or low cut tops allowed at school
Shoes must be worn at all times
Cell phones should be powered off and left in students assigned street locker for the duration of the school day
Come with the iPad fully charged every day
Bus Safety and Expectations:
The bus is an extension of school and all school rules apply
Stay seated throughout the bus ride
Keep voices at conversational volume (level 2), no yelling please
Students may be removed from the bus
Laser pointers are considered a dangerous item and should not be brought to school
Students should utilize assigned lockers to secure belongings each time it is closed
Repeated refusal to do what is asked is considered a major referral
Swearing is not appropriate language at school
Our students are also expected to follow community expectations and represent their school and families in a positive light.
Please encourage your student(s) to remain focused on finishing the school year strong academically and behaviorally. You are vital to all of our student’s success. Thank you for your attention and support!
Robert M. Blessington Veronica Leshok Susan Inkmann
Principal Assistant Principal Dean of Students
Forward Testing Schedule
We are entering our second week of testing. Attached is the link to access the testing schedule. On testing days, please send your child with their iPad fully charged. In addition, we ask that you remind your child to:
- Do your best
- Take their time to answer every question--Forward is untimed
- Get a good night's sleep the evening before the exam
- Eat breakfast before or at school
Message from Our Nurse
Academic and Career Planning
As we head into the end of the school year, we wanted to update you regarding the Academic and Career Planning process.
Students will be wrapping up some of the following activities throughout the third and fourth quarter:
SMART Goals: Updating and reflecting on previously set attainable academic and personal goals
Community Building: Establishing supportive, trusting, and inclusive relationships with mentors and classmates
School-based: Unique lessons designed by individual schools
High Schools: Test taking reinforcement of ACT (Method Test Prep), job seeking skills and activities, conferencing with their mentor teacher, and a portfolio capstone project. Please ask your student to share his/her portfolio with you.
Middle Schools: Learning style inventory and capstone project presentation. Please ask your student to share his/her project with you.
We encourage families to review your student’s Career Cruising account and Google Doc portfolio together; this can be a great way to start a conversation and may be essential in the shaping of your student’s future academic, career, and personal goals.
As we head into the summer, here are some suggested college/career readiness activities that would be beneficial to students:
Take your student to work so he/she gets a better understanding of what your career entails.
Job shadow a relative or friend in a pathway of interest for your student.
Plan a college tour- don’t forget about Carroll, UW-Waukesha, or WCTC. It is best to call admissions and make an appointment if you would like a guided tour.
Consider enrolling your student in pre-college summer programs offered at local colleges such as: UW-Milwaukee, UW-Waukesha, Carroll, and WCTC.
Prepare for the ACT using Method Test Prep (all 9-11 grade students have access to this via Career Cruising) and resources that can found at the Waukesha Public Library.
If your student will be a senior next year, it would be beneficial to start the application process (essays, resume, application) for colleges and begin to look for scholarship opportunities-some can be found on the Career Cruising website.
Sharing Career Cruising Portal:
Student logs into Career Cruising website (using school email login information)
Under student’s name, click “Share my Plan”
Click on “Invite Parent/Guardian” and enter parent/guardian email address
Student will receive “your invitation has been sent” message on screen
In a few minutes, parents will receive an email from Career Cruising containing an activation code and a link to register. Click on the link in the email, which directs you to a parent/guardian portal
Click on “I am a new user-Register Now”
Follow the prompts to complete the needed information and enter the activation code from the email
Sharing the Google Doc Portfolio: Students are linking many activities in this portfolio as a way to document growth (may vary by school). To view items that will be added to the portfolio-click here.
Student logs in/opens his/her Google Doc account
Student locates his/her ACP Portfolio document and click the blue “share” button on the top right
Student enters guardian email and sets preferences to “can view” and click “share”
Please contact your student’s student services representative with questions.
7B Field Trip 4/23
Waukesha Education Foundation - About Us
The Waukesha Education Foundation is comprised of community members whose initiative is to award grants to School District of Waukesha teachers who have innovative ideas or projects for their classrooms or school community. The Waukesha Education Foundation is funded entirely by donations. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR OUR UPCOMING EVENTS!
Waukesha Education Foundation Walk/Run and Wellness Fair - May 11, 2019 at North High School Register as an individual OR a team for a fun-filled morning!
Waukesha Education Foundation Golf Outing - August 7, 2019 at Western Lakes Golf Club
Celebration of Excellence Gala - November 14, 2019 at The Ingleside
Check Out the Latest from the Waukesha Education Foundation in our Newsletter
Showcase of Learning - May 8th (4:00-6:30 p.m.)
Library Lunch Bunch
Horning Site Council (Family/Parent Advisory Group)
Site Council is Horning’s family/parent advisory group. Our mission is to build our school community, and to support our learners, families, academics and activities. Feel free to contact us any time at email@example.com. We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the iCenter (aka Library). Please join us!
April 22nd - Talent Show Rehearsal
April 23rd - Track Practice, Secondary Instruments, Jazz Choir
April 24th - Track Meet at North HS, Jazz Band
April 25th - Track Meet at Oconomowoc, GSA
April 26th - Track Practice, Dance "Red Carpet"
April 30th - Track Practice, Secondary Instruments, Jazz Choir
May 1st - Girls Track Meet at Park View, Art Club, Talent Show Rehearsal, Jazz Band, Student Coucil
May 2nd - Boys Track Meet at Park View
May 3rd - Track Practice
*All activities run from 2:45pm - 3:45pm unless otherwise noted.
Our website, https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/horningms will also have a current calendar of our co-curricular activities for your planning purposes.
Please contact Ms. Inkmann, Athletic Director with questions.
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