4th Nine Weeks 2015-2016 School Year
4th Nine Weeks is here
With this issue of the HMS Panther Periodical we move into a new format and, hopefully, this format will be easier to read on multiple digital platforms.
Next week will be our last week before Spring Break. Once we return from Spring Break, we will move into our Spring ACT Aspire Testing. Participation is essential for all students and any student who misses a test session will have to make it up. ACT Aspire testing will last approximately three weeks. Please schedule appointments after school or when your child's grade level is not testing. Please also remember that if you come to check out your child and they are in a testing group, we cannot get them out of the session until the testing has been completed and testing materials have been secured. Once our schedule is approved we will post the days by grade level on the school website.
For the ACT ASPIRE, students may not have their cell phones or other digital devices in the classroom during a testing session. Any student caught with a cell phone/digital device in the classroom will have their device confiscated and issued a Class II. Devices collected during a testing session are subject to search by school officials and may be appropriated by the state department. Please remind your students that they cannot have their digital device in a testing session.
Once we finish the ACT Aspire testing we will begin our end of the year Global Scholar assessments. It is very important that students take both the ACT Aspire and Global Scholar Assessments seriously as both have an effect on classes students are eligible for or placed in both at Hueytown Middle School and Hueytown High School.
Sometime before the end of the year, all Jefferson County Schools will migrate to a different website platform that should facilitate school communications (and replace schoolcast). We will try to send out a warning before the county shuts down the old site if at all possible.
Jefferson County Schools are also migrating to an online registration system this summer. All students will have to register online this summer. This includes returning students. The online registration system may also allow parents to pay by debit or credit card. As soon as we get more information we will pass it along to everyone and announce our summer registration dates.
Look for the End of the Year Newsletter the last week of school. Until next time,
Important Dates to remember for the 4th Nine Weeks
Mar 17, 2016—End of 3rd Nine Weeks
Mar 18, 2016—E-Day (No Students)
Mar 22, 2016--5th Grade Tour of HMS
Mar 23, 2016—Report Cards Mailed
Mar 25, 2016--8th Grade Tour of HHS
Mar 28-Apr 1, 2016--Spring Break (No Students)
Apr 4--May 13, 2016--ACT ASPIRE Testing Window begins
Apr 8, 2016--3rd Nine Weeks Awards Day
Apr 9, 2016--Club HYPE Clean-Up Day
Apr 12, 2016--PTA Meeting in Library
Apr 21, 2016--CARE Meeting in HMS LIbrary
Apr 25, 2016--Weather Day (No Students)
Apr 29, 2016--NJHS Induction Ceremony
May 4, 2016--Progress Reports Mailed (Tentative)
May 6, 2016--8th Grade Poetry Slam
May 13, 2016--Field Day (Tentative)
May 20-25, 2016--2nd Semester Diagnostics (See Schedule Below-times and dates subject to change)
May 24, 2016--End of Year Awards Day Ceremony in Gym after school
May 26, 2016--Hueytown High School Graduation at HHS Stadium
May 27, 2016--Last Day of School
May 31, 2016--Weather Day (if needed)
Jun 3, 2016--Report Cards Mailed (Tentative)
Pride of the Panthers/Panther Passes
- We are continuing our efforts to improve student attendance and encourage students to do the right thing. Students who are caught doing the right thing can receive “Panther Passes.” We also give Panther Passes on random days to students who are present and on time to 1st period so do not forget that school starts at 7:55 AM. Other examples of ways students can earn a Panther Pass include (but are not limited to): going out of the way to help another student, working diligently on an assignment while others are goofing off, etc...
- Once earned, a Panther Pass can never be taken away.
- Every two weeks, during morning gym time, students will have the opportunity to cash in their Panther Passes for various prizes. The full current menu can be accessed on the front page of the school web page. Prizes range from 1 Panther Pass for a random prize drawing to 30 Panther Passes to exempt one semester diagnostic providing the student has a “C” average in the class. It is possible that a student could save up enough passes to exempt more than one diagnostic.
- Additionally, any student who has an overall “A” average at the end of the semester, no unexcused absences, no unexcused tardies and no discipline referrals will be eligible to exempt all semester diagnostics for that semester and will receive a free “T-Shirt.” Students who are eligible both semesters will be recognized at the end of the year awards ceremony and will receive a special prize.
Remaining 2016 Baseball Schedule
Mar 21 vs Pleasant Grove
Mar 25 @ McAdory
Mar 28-29 McAdory Spring Break Tournament
Apr 5 @ Riverchase
Apr 7 vs Oak Grove
Apr 14-16 & 18 Southern Conference Tournament—TBA
All home games are played at Bud Newell
Most games begin at 4:30 PM.
Remaining 2016 Softball Schedule
Mar 17 vs McAdory
Mar 21 vs Chelsea (Double Header)
Mar 23 vs Riverchase
Mar 24 vs Rudd
Apr 6 & 9 Southern Conference Tournament @ Pelham Park
All home games played at Natalie Bunn Field
Games generally start at 5 PM
Remaining 2016 Golf Schedule
Mar 22—vs Rudd @ Woodward Golf Course
Mar 24—vs Rudd @ Cumberland Golf Course
Apr 5—vs Fultondale @ Woodward Golf Course
Apr 7—vs Bottenfield @ Highlands Golf Course
Apr 12—vs North Jefferson @ Woodward Golf Course
Matches played at Woodward Golf Course are considered home matches. Home match location may change.
Matches start at 3:30 PM
Important Contacts for Hueytown Middle School
Christopher Anders, Principal, email@example.com
Amanda Mercer, Assistant Principal—Textbooks, firstname.lastname@example.org
John David Powell, Assistant Principal—Buses, email@example.com
Lori Lawrence, Office Coordinator—Receipting, firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda McClellan, Teacher Conferences, email@example.com
Denise Davis, Attendance, firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Poindexter, Counselor, email@example.com
Kelly Wallis, Counselor, firstname.lastname@example.org