Hawk Nation

The official family newsletter of Horning Middle School

May 4th to May 17th

Contact Us

Main Office

Principal: 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

Attendance Line:

1-866-490-7371 or 262-970-3316

Student Services

Health Room

  • 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

Save the date

Upcoming important dates...

Wednesday, May 8th - Show Case of Excellence

Monday, May 27th - No School/Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 29th - Family Luncheon

Wednesday, June 5th - Horning 8th Grade Recognition Night

Showcase of Learning - May 8th (4:00-6:30 p.m.)

Below, see the attached brochure that families will receive at HMS’ Showcase of Learning on May 8th. Join us and celebrate what your student has been learning and working on this year between 4:00-6:30 p.m.! Also, please join us for a free taco bar dinner, starting at 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Please review the brochure as the 6A and 6B houses will follow a slightly different schedule, eating dinner at 5:30.

RSVP for the event/dinner at the "Showcase of Learning" link below.

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Showcase of Learning-Desserts Needed

We are looking for volunteers to bring an assortment of desserts for Horning's Showcase of Learning on May 8, 2019. We are hoping for a variety of cookies, cupcakes, brownies, etc. If you are interested in bringing a dessert to pass, please fill out this form and let us know what you are bringing and how many. We appreciate your help and generosity! Desserts can be dropped off any time during the school day before 4:00pm. If you have any questions please email Meg Whaley at mmwhaley@waukesha.k12.wi.us.

6th Grade Track and Field

6th grade track and field is going to be offered starting on Friday May 17. The track season for 6th grade is short introductory season. Our three practices will run from 2:45-4:00 on 5/17,5/21,5/22, the meet will be on 5/23 at Carroll University. If students are interested in being part of this team they should come to the first practice on 5/17 at 2:45 in the large gym. Please check out this link for more information.

If you have any questions please contact Mr Kuntz at bjkuntz@waukesha.k12.wi.us

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.

Dress Code:

  • 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

Additional Information:

  • 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

Message from Our Nurse

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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.


Check Out the Latest from the Waukesha Education Foundation in our Newsletter

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Library Lunch Bunch

Waukesha School District is teaming with Waukesha Public Library to offer extended services to our students. The young adult librarians will be here at Horning several times per month to offer Lunch Bunch to any interested students: games, activities, book talks. Students just need to sign up on the linked form and bring their lunch on the offered dates. We look forward to seeing you there!
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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 horningsitecouncil@gmail.com. We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the iCenter (aka Library). Please join us!

You're invited to join us for our next meeting from 6-7 pm in the iCenter Hemingway Room. You can enter through the cafeteria doors on Wolf Road. We welcome participation and input from all Horning families and learners!

April 11th, 2019 - Minutes

May 9th, 2019 - Agenda



May 7th - Track Practice, Secondary Instruments, Jazz Choir

May 8th - Talent Show Rehearsal, Jazz Band

May 9th - French Club, Track Meet at Butler, GSA

May 10th - Track Practice

May 14th - Track Practice, Secondary Instruments, Jazz Choir

May 15th - Art Club, Track Practice, Jazz Band, Student Council

May 16th - Track Meet at Carroll University

May 17th - 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.


Connect With Us!

Horning Middle School is on social media! You can like us on Facebook, follow our Twitter feed, and keep up with some happenings by subscribing to our YouTube channel,

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ SDW Horning

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HorningMSHawks/

Twitter: @HorningMiddle