Hawk Nation

December 1st through December 14th

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: Mrs. Kenyell Hutchins 262-970-3450

  • 6A, 7A, 8A, FLIGHT

Attendance/Associate Principal Secretary: Pamela Craig 262-970-3317

Attendance Line:

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

Athletic/ Activities Director: Mrs. Kenyell Hutchins: 262-970-3450

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


Upcoming important dates...

Thursday, December 6th - 5th Gr. Information Night for 19-20

Monday, December 10th - 6th & 7th Grade Band Concert

Tuesday, December 11th - 8th Grade Band Concert

Thursday, December 13th - Family Book Discussion

Thursday, December 13th - Site Council

Friday, December 14th- See It Live (9-12 noon)

School Choice

The School Choice/Inter-District Transfer application period will open on December 1, 2018, at 8:00 am and will run through 4:30 pm on January 11, 2019. If you are considering attending a school within the district that is not your neighborhood school, you must complete a school choice application. The application can be found online at https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/Page/114. Email confirmations that we received the application will be made upon submission of the electronic application. Per SDW Board Policy ag6152, the School District of Waukesha may decline an intra-district transfer until all financial obligations have been met. If your child has any outstanding fees, please have them paid in full by January 11th.

Secondary notifications of approval/denial will be mailed home on or around January 17, 2019. If your student is approved, the letter of commitment will need to be signed and returned to the Enrollment Office by January 28th.

Elementary notifications of approval/denial will be mailed home on or around March 8, 2019. If your student is approved, you will need to sign a letter of commitment by the date listed in the letter to hold

your child’s seat

Raptor ID Check System

Raptor System - The Raptor system is a district-wide safety tool that is being implemented at all schools. In case you did not see the note from our district it is below for your convenience. This is now our official check-in and check-out system.

Dear parents and guardians,

We would like to make you aware of a security upgrade at all of our schools. Beginning Monday, Nov. 27, all visitors who enter a school building during normal school hours will be required to check into the school office and present a valid Identification ( Drivers License, State Issued ID, Military ID, or Consular ID ). Upon arrival, your identification will be scanned using the Raptor Visitor Management System. This software was purchased using funds provided by the State of Wisconsin School Safety Grant. Raptor provides immediate, real-time background checks on individuals to identify sex offenders and deny them entry. Once a visitor has been scanned, the system will print a visitor ID badge that is worn by the visitor for the duration of their visit. We ask that the visitor present their ID each time they visit and a new visitor badge will be printed. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding with this new procedure and know that you share our desire to keep our students and our buildings safe. Thank you.

See it Live Opportunity

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BIG shout out to House 7B Student Volunteer Group for creating, organizing, and communicating the 7th Grade Bake Sale at last conferences. Great job Holly Weninger, Evelyn Bello, Natalie Kowalik, and Zoe Roder!!! Thank you to all the families who contributed to make this sale a success. Thank you to Mrs. Kowalik who managed the sales!

YOGA offered at school for kids

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Lunch Time Supervision (repeat item)

At Horning we are committed to have a safe, welcoming lunch environment. As a part of our efforts we would like to have capable, enthusiastic lunchroom supervisors in the cafeteria. Here is where our Horning Community needs your help. We are looking for supervisors to monitor the cafeteria during our 1st lunch, which takes place on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:18am-10:48am and Wednesday 10:34am-11:04am. This is a paid duty, $18 an hour. If you are interested in supervising, please send an email of interest to Kenyell Hutchins @ kfloydhutc@waukesha.k12.wi.us with your contact information included. Please note, a background check is required prior to start date. Looking forward to working with you in the near future.

2018 iPad Refresh Info

The 2018 iPad Refresh for Horning has begun! If your student has had their iPad for a very long time, then they may qualify for a refresh! There are two ways to find out if your child will receive a new iPad:

  1. Look at the back of the devise to see if it has ‘14-7’ etched on the back.
  2. You may call or email the IT Help Desk at ITHelpDesk@waukesha.k12.wi.us or 262-970-1073

All refresh iPads will come to the Horning library. Students will be notified via email when their iPad is ready for pick up. A pass will also be sent to the student letting them know to come to the library. Requests for early iPad pickups may be difficult to accommodate because it may already be in transit to the school or not ready yet. We appreciate your patience with this process.

There will be a letter going home with students explaining the refresh and purchasing options of the student's old iPad. This letter will explain all options of purchasing the iPad as well as conditions for purchasing.

If you have any questions about the refresh please contact Luke Christopherson



Dec. 3rd Wrestling 2:45-5pm

Dec. 4th Wrestling 2:45-5pm, Floor Hockey, Yearbook Club, Secondary Instruments, Jazz Choir

Dec. 5th Wrestling 2:45-5pm, Art Club, Robotics, Jazz Band

Dec. 6th Wrestling 2:45-5pm, GSA Club, Team Handball

Dec. 7th Wrestling 2:45-5pm, Team Handball

Dec. 8th Wrestling Meet Waukesha North

Dec. 10th Wrestling 2:45-5pm

Dec. 11th Wrestling 2:45-5pm, Team Handball, Yearbook Club, Jazz Choir

Dec. 12th Wrestling 2:45-5pm, Art Club, Robotics, Team Handball, Jazz Band, Student Council

Dec. 13th Wrestling Meet vs North, Team Handball

Dec. 14th Wrestling 2:45-5pm, Team Handball

*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. Hutchins, Athletic Director with questions.


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!

Meeting Recap:

At our November 8 meeting, we heard from Principal Blessington about the format for parent teacher conferences, next steps for the school improvement referendum, progress with the new house model, and upcoming events including 7A/7B bake sale, book fair, literacy night, and the school dance. Please see the November 8 minutes for full details.

November 8th minutes

Upcoming Agenda:
December 13th Agenda below

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Message from our School Social Worker

One Last Chance for Christmas Presents

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Excellent local resource for children and adolescents

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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