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Hermann Middle School

A Note from the Principal

I get so excited when I see the aisles of school supplies going up in stores because that means it is almost time for kids to be back in these halls! This year, I am even more enthusiastic about the beginning of the year because I have been named the principal of Hermann Middle School.

I am excited to be back at Gasconade County R-1 Schools. From 2001-2014, I taught Biology and Anatomy at Hermann High School. While there I also served as the Student Council Advisor and the A+ Coordinator. An opportunity to be a building administrator took me to the North Callaway school district for 2 years of learning and development, but I am incredibly honored to be back.

The building and grounds are looking great thanks to our fabulous maintenance crew. I cannot wait for you to see it and to meet all of the students, parents, and patrons of Hermann Middle School. I hope to see you at Open House on August 16 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Ms. Buschmann

Supply Lists


What is Mindset?

This is an idea put forth by Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck and validated by decades of research. Dweck tells us there are two basic mindsets:

  • Fixed Mindset- the belief that qualities like intelligence or talent are set and that those pre-set qualities, rather than effort, determine success.
  • Growth Mindset- the belief that basic abilities can be developed through hard work. Growth mindset leads to a love of learning and persistence.

How can you help your child develop a growth mindset?

  • Praise the process, not the result
  • Encourage your child to embrace mistakes and learn from them
  • Help your child understand that the brain is like a muscle- it needs to be worked and trained for learning to happen

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Iceberg sketch shared by Sylvia Duckworth on Twitter

Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve

Hermann Middle School Open House

Tuesday, Aug. 16th, 5-7pm

164 Blue Pride Drive

Hermann, MO

First Day of Classes

Thursday, Aug. 18th, 8am

164 Blue Pride Drive

Hermann, MO