Bulldog Bulletin

Week of 1/18/22

Building and Connecting Everyday

As we focus our school year on "Building and Connecting", we want every student to be involved and noticed at HEMMS. We are continuing to deploy many activities and programing. Some of them are: Anime Club, afterschool tutoring, Connections Time (Advisory), athletics and many others.


The H.E. McCracken Middle School mission is to build on the academic foundation of diverse

learners and establish high expectations for contributing, independent, and collaborative members of an ever increasing technologically driven society.


Our Vision is to promote:

high expectations for all learners

critical thinking skills

authentic, real world applications


the strength of our diversity


Health and Safety

It's very important that parents do not send students who are sick, running a fever, or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms to school.

Parents and guardians are informed of close contact and non-close contact cases. HEMMS is directed by BCSD protocols. The frequently asked questions document can be found HERE.

The H.E. McCracken Middle School COVID19 Handbook has been developed to provide school level procedures and information to parents. You can access it HERE.
Important News & Updates

Parents are directed to take a look at all building and district updates on the website.

This Week's Events

Girls and Boys Basketball- Home Game on January 18th at 6pm

Girls and Boys Basketball- @Ridgeland/Hardeeville on January 20th at 6pm

Wrestling Match (Away)- January 20th at Whale Branch Middle at 6pm

Wrestling- Carolina Invitational at Lexington High School on January 22nd

Purchase Tickets using the link: https://osp.osmsinc.com/beaufortsc/


Tutoring will start again February 1. Please use the sign-up forms below if you're interested in having your child attend.

https://forms.gle/iRGQQs8XtpN13HHU7 (Tutoring sign-up form/information - English)

https://forms.gle/f8UFoUaDY3KKfw387 (Tutoring sign-up form/information - Spanish)

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Dates of Spring Sports Interests Meetings for 7th & 8th Graders

Boys Soccer Interest Meeting

Coach: Dr. John Woodring


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We will post details for the Girls Soccer team once the information is made available.

HEMMS Weekly Staff Spotlight

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Year at a Glance-District School Calendar

News from the PTO, SIC, and Administrators

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

PTO Spirit Store has Reopened

Select the link to order from the HEMMS PTO Store.

Resources for Parents

Yearbooks on Sale

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Bus riders can find information for routes by following the link below. Bus riders should arrive to their designated route at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time.

Bus routes: https://bit.ly/3ilGxcm

Remind app for buses: @hemccrac

Car riders and walkers should enter their designated areas.

6th grade students will enter through the parking lot at the end of the sixth grade hall.

7th and 8th grade students will enter the main entrance to the school.

Before School Care

H.E. McCracken offers a before school childcare program for our students. Please click on the link to see the Morning Care Handbook for more information.

Our School Uniforms

Community Partners

Cornerstone Church and LowCountry Community Church have graciously partnered with H.E. McCracken to promote academics and positive student engagement. Some of the sponsored activities are Student of the Month and Positive Behavior Supports (PBIS/PBS) celebrations.

Thank you for all that you do!

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Business Partner Highlight

All interested business partners should visit HERE to learn how to support the learning, living (SEL), and great work happening at HEMMS.
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Reading Plus Contest for 6th Grade

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Earn money for our school with Publix Partners

Publix Partners is donating a portion of your grocery purchases to our school! Learn how you can sign up and support our school at www.publix.com/partners. Terms & conditions apply.

How does Publix Partners work?

1. Parents sign up for or log in to their Club Publix account https://clubpublix.com/, click on My Publix Partner under your profile, and select HE McCracken Middle School. Publix Partners expires each July and you will need to sign up annually.

2. Pay with the Publix app or enter your phone number at checkout.

3. A portion of your eligible purchases will be donated to HE McCracken Middle School.

Publix Partners has contributed $38.7 million to more than 4,950 schools

across the Southeast.

Stay In Touch

School messenger is designed to keep parents informed. When signed up, school messages go directly to your mobile phone(all rates apply). You can participate by texting Y for Yes to our school's short code number, 67587.

Grade Level Administrators



The following contact list should be used to communicate, ask questions, etc.

6th grade: Administrator- Pamela.Maddox@beaufort.k12.sc.us

7th grade: Administrator- Samantha.Szwak@beaufort.k12.sc.us

Counselor- Suzan.Ballard@beaufort.k12.sc.us

8th grade: Administrator- Casey.Swofford@beaufort.k12.sc.us

Counselor- Laura.Mason@beaufort.k12.sc.us

Additional Services

Social worker- Sarah.Kwiatkowski@beaufort.k12.sc.us

Translation services- Vanessa.smallpage-herrera@beaufort.k12.sc.us