Panther Press

for the week of October 16th

Message from the Principal

Do not forget that October is our PTA membership drive. PTA will provide $250 towards the purchase of classroom materials to the teacher with the most over ten students who signup for PTA in the month of October. Make sure the students write your name on the back of the form. Forms are available in the teacher work room.


Mrs. Wallis began the first round of schedule changes on Friday. All 7th & 8th Grade teachers should have saved their grade book to a pdf once final grades were posted. Teachers will need these grades once schedules are changed. We have made a recommendation to the board but the new teacher will not be available until October 25th. We will make adjustments to students who are on our list that do not effect the elective class so these schedule changes will come in two waves. We apologize for this change in our original plan but there are some issues out of our control.


All teachers are required to have a substitute folder in their classroom complete with class rosters and emergency lessons. We understand that from time to time thing happen and a full blown lesson cannot be created to cover an absence so it is an imperative that emergency lessons are in the folder. We still have issues with finding enough substitutes and it really is not fair to any of your colleagues to have to create a lesson for your class when they end up having to cover.


Please ensure you are monitoring your kids in the lunchroom not only when they are at the table eating but also when they are going through the line.


Go Panthers!

Message from Mrs. Matlock

In honor of Alabama School Library Week, October 10-15, 2016, the library will be having a pumpkin book character competition during the month of October.

Students will check out a book during this week, read it, and create a pumpkin to look like one of the characters from the book. Students may begin turning in their pumpkins Monday, October 24, through Thursday, October 27. Judging will take place Friday morning, October 28, and the winners will be announced on Halloween.

Prizes are as follows:

Grand Prize- gift basket and 5 panther passes

1st runner-up- 5 panther passes

2nd runner-up- 3 panther passes

3rd runner-up- 1 panther pass

Important Dates for the Week of October 16th

Do not forget to turn in Unit assessments when you start a new unit.


Oct 17th, 19th & 20th - HMS Baseball tryouts at HHS Baseball field

Oct 17th - Monthly NJHS Meeting after school in Room 201

Oct 17th - Newcomb Tournament after school at HMS

Oct 17th - CARE Meeting at NHES at 6 PM

Oct 18th - Faculty meetings in conference room

Oct 18th - MyTime approved by 3 PM

Oct 18th - Mandatory Parent Meeting for Miss HMS Pageant (6 PM)

Oct 19th - Flu Shots in room 106 - See Nurse Morris to sign up.

Oct 20th - 1st Nine Weeks Awards Day Ceremony in the lunchroom

* 8:30 AM 6th Grade

* 9:00 AM 7th Grade

* 9:30 AM 8th Grade

Oct 21st - Grades posted by 3 PM

Oct 21st - HHS Football vs Homewood at HHS (7 PM)

Oct 22nd - HMS Clean-Up Work Day (8-12)

Oct 22nd - Chamber of Commerce sponsored Miss Hueytown Beauty Pageant

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