The Cubby Chronicle
October 1, 2023
"The trees are about to show us how beautiful it is to let go"
October Dates To Remember
2--Soccer @ Miller-4:00
4--Soccer @ Elma-4:00; 7th Grade FB @ Monte-5:00; 8th Grade FB @ Monte-7:00
5--Progress Reports Coming Home; XCountry @ Ilwaco-3:30
6--1:15 Dismissal-Teacher Professional Development
9--NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS--District Professional Development Day
10--XCountry @ Willapa Harbor-3:30; 7th FB @ Elma-4:30
11--8th FB @ Elma-4:30
13--1:15 Dismissal-Teacher Professional Development
19--XCountry Championships TBA-3:30; First Day of Girls Basketball & Wrestling
20--1:15 Dismissal-Teacher Professional Development
27--11:20 Dismissal-Conference Prep: Picture Re-take day
28--Halloween Dance @ HMS-TBA
30--Nov 3: Fall Conference Week
30--HMS Evening Conferences 5-8 p.m.
Parent Teacher Conferences October 30-November 3
The Boys of Fall
The Cub Offense is ready to roll! And Roll it Did! Congratulations to our 7th grade team (2-0) as they ended a long streak of losses to Miller, by defeating them 33-14 in the first game of the season. 8th grade has shown improvement throughout the season.
Give me shelter...
Girls Soccer (2-2) players take shelter from the sun during recent soccer action at Emerson Field. The girls are highly competitive this season, and so far are perfect on the road.
Sports: It's Never too soon...Season 2 Sports kicks off mid-October.
Students interested in Girls Basketball or Boys and Girl's Wrestling need to make sure they are cleared through Final Forms prior to the first practice which is scheduled for the week of October 19. If you are looking for Final Forms, you can find it at this web address: https://hoquiam-wa.finalforms.com/
Parents need to create an account. Here is where you can find directions for making an account: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/sportshub2-uploads-prod/files/sites/2656/2020/12/14094353/Hoquiam-FinalForms_ParentPlaybook.pdf
For families who have athletes in Cross Country, Football, and Soccer you can see the Fall Sports Schedule here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KD9c5cvIH73rr_H0MoiIlmSZSyUEC-VzjKX8wdTbTB8/edit . Schedules for Girls Basketball and Wrestling will be available at the beginning of the season. Please understand that contests can change at any time. We will work hard to keep you abreast of changes as we are made aware of them.
Saved by the bell...
HMS Students trying to beat the tardy bell on their way to first period. The hallways, so silent for the last few months, are now home again to the assorted sights, and sounds of active middle schoolers.
What schedule are we on?
October begins Friday Early Releases
Beginning Friday, October 6, HMS and all the schools of the Hoquiam School District will be on a Friday Early Release for Teacher Professional Development. Students will be released at 1:15 pm on Friday October 6, October 13, October 20, and at 11:20 a.m. on Friday October 27 for conference preparation. If you have any questions, please call the main office.
Welcome back to another awesome school year!!
I did classroom presentations in all grades this last month talking about bullying and going over our school's protocol. There are four types of bullying that I deal with: physical, verbal, social, and cyber. The principal deals with sexual harassment. What is bullying? Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. One time does not make it bullying, just mean.
When students come to my office to report bullying, I give them two options: 1) for the counselor to talk with the other student or 2) file a student conflict report. From here I will investigate the report. If the evidence is found that the person was doing something to the victim, the student is put on steps: 1) conversation with the counselor in hopes of changing behavior, 2) phone call home to parent/guardian, and all steps beyond are turned over to the principal or dean of students for discipline.
Please remind your child to talk to an adult when they are being bullied. We, like you, want our students to come to school and feel safe. As said in Hope Squad, "It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a community to save one."
Mental health is an on-going topic of conversation for schools in education today. We partner with BHR to help bring counseling to the school. Currently, we have one counselor who comes in to see her clients. If you have questions about seeking counseling for your child, please do not hesitate to contact me. Another option that is available comes from Seattle Children's Hospital. If there is a crisis at home, please call Columbia Wellness for immediate attention, 360-532-4357 or 1-800-685-6556. Don't forget our state's 988 number for texting. If you have questions or concerns, please contact me.
What is Hope Squad? Hope Squad is the bridge between students and adults to seek help when feeling sad, depressed, or suicidal. Hope Squad team is composed of students that are peer nominated. They will be trained in QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer), which is the universal steps to help someone get help. Hope Squad is now recognized as an evidenced-based best practice curriculum. Hope Squad sends out a newsletter for parents every month (see article picture)
Progress Reports coming home...
Students will be bringing Progress reports home October 5-6 in their classes. If you have any questions about your student's progress, contact your student's teacher (s). If you do not know how to use Skywards to track your child's academic progress, attendance, etc. please call our main office at 360-538-8220.
HMS School Contact Information
Here is a list of school personnel and how to contact them. This will be a permanent fixture in the newsletter. Click this link to get a full staff list: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mfFtC4_VSMXjA75i-siy6mrLNsMjp1SCWsn3YINUa00/edit?usp=sharing
School Contact Information
Main Office/Ms. Glasgow 360-538-8220
Attendance Line/Ms. Webber 360-538-8221
Principal/Mr. Cook 360-538-8225
Dean of Students/Ms. Ounsted 360-538-8220 xt 1236
Counseling Center/Ms. Andrews 360-538-8224
Athletic Director/Shane Krohn 360-538-8213
Designing tomorrow's thrill rides
Students in Mr. Allan's class apply some hands on design to planning and building a workable roller coaster. The boys are putting the finishing touches on a loop that will surely cost a few queasy stomached riders their lunch.
A mighty heave...
In Middle School soccer, a player who can effectively throw the ball in from out of bounds is nearly as important as a striker or goalie!
CTE Robotics Student of the Month: Kyson Nixon
Kyson is being honored as our CTE Robotics student of the month for his strong engineering and problem solving skills, as well as the enthusiasm he approaches Robotics with! Congratulations Kyson!
Our modern athletic spa facilities at HMS...
Our Cross Country team celebrating a recent second place team placement with our version of an ice bath!
Shout Outs Spotlight Students Recognized by Staff!
Ms. Pumphrey is offering an enthusiastic shout out to her Cross Country team. She wants to thank them for their hard work so far!
Mr. Krohn is giving a big shout out to our fall sports athletes and families. Great start to the year Cubs, lets keep it rolling!
Ms. Hara is offering a shout out to Jaycee Eddy-Hathaway, for being a good role model, always being polite, and being kind!
Mr. Templer-Shout out to Jade Meyers-Betts. Jade is a shining example of kindness and respect with an overall positive spirit. Jade is always helping her peers and showing empathy and understanding for others throughout the day. Compassionate leader vibes!
Mr. Allan sends a shout out to Bethany Betancourth- Bethany has really been an advocate and helpful with one of our ESL students in class. She is demonstrating daily what an amazing young lady she is becoming.
Also, Mr. Allan is honoring Lilly Gregg- "Lilly is in my homeroom and has been on a mission to improve her academics this year, and I am so proud of her for starting out strong in our recent grade check in. Keep it up!"
Another Mr. Allan choice, Jack Christiansen- "Jack has been a great leader and mentor in our robotics class and a key figure in our first ever after school Robotics Club. Jack is one special human with a bright future!"
Finally, Mr. Allan is sending a big shout out to all the fall sports coaches and athletes! You make it so fun to come watch you compete and find ways to improve!
Ms. Glasgow is throwing a shout out at Adriana Vinson for demonstrating outstanding personal responsibility!
Ms. Glasgow is also giving a huge shout out to her awesome office TA's: Alex Flowers, Josie Winkleman, Maddie Gordon, Tristin Case, Stella Olsen, Monica Garcia, Avery Brodhead, and Brylee Bloom
Ms. Kelly is honoring Kenneth McCoy (KJ): "For always being kind and polite to everyone in the hallways and classroom."
Also from Ms. Kelly, Carlos Lopez Perez: "For helping make a new student feel welcome and partnering with them to help them understand what we are doing in class."
Ms. Kelly is giving a shout out to James Judd: "For being the perfect amount of energy and excitement. You always brighten my day."
Also from Ms. Kelly, Lillian Gregg (Lilly): "Always trying to do your best work in science."
Another from Ms. Kelly: Lyndon Madison: "For always having a smile and asking how my day is going, and also working so hard at everything you do."
And finally, Ms. Kelly would like to shout out to Sophia Barron: "For working so hard in science and making good grades."
Ms. Urlacher is giving shout outs to:
-Maverick for working hard on his narrative.
-Callee for being a great role model.
-Ash'lynned for trying new things.
-Emily H for stepping out of her comfort zone to present in class.
-Adrianna stepping out of her comfort zone to present in class.
-Loni~Rae for persevering in class.
Mr. Goodman has a ton of shout outs, but the themes he is honoring his kids for are respect, and diligence:
-P1: Jade Myers-Betts, Kaprie Mong, Brailin Sears, Jordyn Mills, Madison Gordon
-P2: Tucker Schwitzke, Erick Laureano, Domingo Velasquez-Tercero
-P3: Brittany Medina, Kaydence Coleman, Chassidy Holt, Karter Zillyette, Nathaniel Furth, Michelle Reiher, Juliet Estrada, Luciano Juarez
-P5: Caleb Gudino, Ecko Bisher
-P6: Emelia Conly, Joseph Goodenough, Shayla Bradshaw Pigott, Yeraizy Vasquez, Cody Sauer
Ms. Aja has a whole barrel of snaps to give out:
-Thanks to Mrs. Turpin and Mrs. Scherff for making this round of Dibels testing happen bigger and more efficiently than ever!
-Two snaps to Reaghan Madison for coming in ready to work every day, and challenging herself with her own problems.
-Two snaps to Izabella Bunch for helping her classmates
-Two snaps to Amelia Lenz for being willing to try difficult things.
-Two snaps to Uriah Mefford Stump for knocking the door until I could answer and persevering in his work until he understood.
-Two snaps to LJ Smith for making better choices despite temptation.
-Two snaps for Kevin Lowe for helping me clean up daily and working on challenging problems
-Two snaps for Eli Beerbower for writing some awesome story problems
-Two snaps for Yazmin Balagot for also writing great story problems and being willing to try difficult problems.
Hoquiam Middle School
NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY Hoquiam School District #28 does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.