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January 26th to February 8th #1Horning

The official family newsletter of Horning Middle School

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...

Tuesday, February 5 - Course Selection Night

Thursday, January 14th- Site Council Meeting

Wednesday,February 27th - Family Learner Conferences

Wednesday, March 13th - Young Author's Conference

Thursday, March 14th - Site Council Meeting

Monday, March 25-29th - Spring Break NO SCHOOL

Thursday, April 11th-Family Book Discussion

Thursday, April 18th - Early Release Day

Wednesday, May 8th - Show Case of Excellence

Inclement Weather

Please read the following memo regarding Inclement weather

HMS' Family Book Discussion - April 11th

Spanish & English Permission Slips

Click on the button above to access the Spanish and English permission slips for Family Book Discussion. Turn into Mrs. Roncke by Friday, January 25th. Free books and food - provided through a Waukesha Rotary Club grant.

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Middle School Young Authors' Conference - March 13th

Young Authors Conference

Click on the button above to access the permission slips and information regarding our third annual middle school Young Authors' Conference. Permission slips and money - due on or before February 15 to Mrs. Roncke or reading/writing teachers.

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Showcase of Learning (date change)

Please note the date for our Showcase of Learning night has changed from May 1st to Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

More information will follow in upcoming newsletters.

Course Selection Night

Plan for next year's classes and join us for Course Selection Night!

When: Tuesday, February 5th

Who & Time:

  • Current 8th grade parent meeting 5:00-5:45 PM
  • Current 6th and 7th grade parent meeting 6:00 PM

Teen Winter Reading Challenge: BOOK BINGO!

The public library is hosting a Winter Reading Challenge for teens in the form of Book Bingo! Students can read books to fill out their Bingo Boards. Each bingo earns them an entry into a raffle, with prizes being a $50 VISA gift card, a $25 Half Price Books gift card, a $10 Target gift card, and Sky Zone Trampoline Park coupons. Bingo Boards are available at the Circulation Desk in Horning Library, at the Reference Desk at the public library, and attached digitally right here. Also attached are some suggested books to read for each section in case they do not know where to begin.

Happy Reading!

Bingo Card

Book Suggestions

March Madness: Tournament of the Books

The iCenter will again host a Tournament of the Books for March Madness this year. But unlike last year, we are getting the list of contenders out to you in time for some power reading! These are all quality books, many were chosen by students, and all are recommended by your librarian! Please encourage your students to read as many as possible, and in March we will see which title is our new champion!

The Dreamer by Ryan
See You at Harry’s by Knowles
Warcross by Lu
Good Dog by Gemeinhart
Amal Unbound by Saeed
All We have Left by Mills
Love Hate and Other Filters by Ahmed
Bubble by Foster
Grenade by Gratz
14th Goldfish by Holm
Rebound by Alexander
Whatshisface by Korman
Goldfish Boy by Thompson
Miscalculation of Lightning Girl by McAnulty
The War I Finally Won by Bradley
Night Divided by Nielson
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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 on February 14, 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!

January meeting minutes
February agenda

Staff Appreciation Sandwich Bar at Feb. 27 Conferences

Site Council is organizing a "Make Your Own Sandwich Bar" for Horning teachers and staff during conferences on February 27. We’re inviting all our Horning families to help by donating sandwich makings - deli meats, veggies, cheese, chicken/tuna salads along with breads, croissants, and rolls, plus condiments and tasty side items like chips and dips, and of course yummy desserts! We will also need a few volunteers to set up and clean up.

Sign up here

Thank you for helping to show our Horning staff how much we appreciate them! See you at conferences!



Jan. 28th Indoor Soccer

Jan. 29th Indoor Soccer, Secondary Instruments, Jazz Choir

Jan. 30th Robotics, Indoor Soccer, Jazz Band

Jan. 31st Ski/Snow Club 2:45-8pm, GSA, Indoor Soccer

Feb. 1st Indoor Soccer

Feb. 5th Indoor Soccer, Secondary Instruments, Jazz Choir

Feb. 6th Art Club, Indoor Soccer, Student Council

Feb. 7th French Club, Ski/Snow Club 2:45-8pm, Indoor Soccer

Feb. 8th Indoor Soccer

*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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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