Horace Mann High School

News and Notes-end of semester


Thank you all for submitting a copy of your final to Becky/Samantha-electronically or hard copy.

Reminder all semester grades are worth 45% 1st quarter, 45% 2nd quarter and semester final is 10%.

Your final(10%) can be an exam, project, presentation, portfolio, culminating activity.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Please make sure for 2nd semester that your grading scale has categories for your grades rather than total points. This enables a student/parent to see what their grade is made up of. If you have questions or are unsure how to make sure this is set let me know.


We seem to have several students in the hallways after passing time.

Please remind students to follow the Oriole Way and be in the classroom on time, use a pass from you if they need to leave.

All hats/head coverings and backpacks should remain in a students locker during the day.


January 20th 8th Grade Orientation Night(elective teachers present)

January 27th Financial Aid Night

February 3rd Parent Youth Apprenticeship(School to Work)

February 9th ACT Conference

February 22, 24th Parent Teacher Conferences

February 28th Academic Conference Recognition Night-HMHS

March 1st ACT-Juniors only present in a.m.

March 2nd Work keys-juniors only present in a.m.

8th Grade Orientation Night

Just a reminder 8th grade orientation night is a night to showcase our electives to students/parents as shortly after they will choose their classes for freshmen year.

Jill, Doug/Kurt, Becky/Stacey, Gerry, Anthony, John/Jim, Mike/Tom please confirm your attendance with myself/Linda. If someone is able to be here from math it is also helpful(Dan you have been wonderful to be here in the past)

Semester and STAR

We will have a few new students at semester and we have a few students indicate they may be leaving us. We will do our best to keep everyone updated.

For those of you who are STAR testing please look at and make any recommendations to me as far as who should stay with you for re-teaching and who should be released.

I'd like to keep our groups the same if possible until STAR testing is completed(Window open next week) but am flexible.

Oasys and Learning Targets

Please do not forget about your Oasys documentation, your SLO and PPG as well as your second survey.

Please continue and collect evidence so when it's time to upload it causes you less stress.

As we have talked about post Learning Targets each hour and continue to work at using them in your classes.

Are you greeting students as they come into your class?(Eric Jensen)

What can I do for you?

Please let me know if there is anything you need that I can help with.

If your room temp is off feel free to email me and I'll contact Dave.

If there are supplies you need and we do not have them please let me know.

If you're like me where is the year going-it's going fast. WE will work on senior failures and any new applicants to the ALC as well as any other scheduling issues.

We do encourage students to follow our policy and remain in classes they chose last year.

Have a great rest of your week.

Thank you for all that you do!!