Panther Press

for the Week of November 5th

Reminders from the Principal

Do not forget to set you clock back an hour before going to sleep Saturday as daylight savings kicks in Saturday/Sunday night.


We will beginning sending schoolwide emails via the jcboe email accounts Monday, November 6th. Anyone who missed the faculty meeting on Oct 31 and has not come by to pick up what they missed (i.e., the transitional information from Outlook to Google) should do so before the end of the day). You are responsible for getting your "make-up work."


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.


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. These are non-negotiables.


WE DO have faculty meetings on Nov 7.


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 2nd 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 November 5th Plus

Nov 5 - Daylight Savings - Set your clocks back an hour before going to bed Saturday

Nov 6 - All timecards must be approved by 3 PM.

Nov 6 - CARE Meeting at Brighton School

Nov 7 - Career Explorations Presentations with 6th Grade

Nov 7 - Faculty Meetings in Conference Room

Nov 7 - Progress reports go home with students

Nov 7 - FBLA Meeting after school in Business Tech classroom

Nov 7 - Newcomb Tournament after school in both HMS Gyms

Nov 7 - HMS Basketball @ Rutledge

Nov 8-9 - Careers Presentations with 7th Grade

Nov 9 - Grade must be posted by 3 PM

Nov 9 - HMS Basketball @ Erwin (8th Grade Boys will play at 4:30 PM)

Nov 9 - HHS Football @ Oxford at 7 PM for 1st Round of Playoffs

Nov 10 - Veterans' Day - School Closed


Nov 14 - Fall Festival - CANCELLED due to scheduling conflicts - PTA is working on a Spring Event


Dec 1 - Winter Administration of Scantron begins

Dec 13 - 19 - 1st Semester Diagnostics

PLUS Team Rotation for October/November

Nov 2 - ELA

Nov 9 - Science

Nov 16 - Math

Nov 30 - Social Studies


No PLUS Team Meetings in December

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


  • 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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