HMS Bearcat Bulletin
A Note from Ms. Buschmann
Eddie shared a message of Being Your Best Self. He related a story about his dad always demanding he be THE best. After taking 2nd place at the State Cross-Country Meet in Illinois, Eddie was afraid his dad would be disappointed. Of course he was elated- 2nd place out of 1000 runners was a tremendous accomplishment and his dad was bursting with pride. It was then that Eddie realized we could not always be THE Best, but we could always be OUR Best. That message is ever so important for adolescents to hear and Eddie conveyed it in a touching way, along with a little dancing.
We were able to bring this program to Hermann by partnering with the High School Student Council and making use of the Middle School Principal's Incentive Fund. Thank you for your continued support of this through Cardinal Calendar sales and Bearcats at the Ballpark.
The mid-quarter is on February 3. Report cards will be sent home on February 9.
Missouri Schools Read-In Day
Friday, March 10th, 11am
Blue Pride Drive
One of the events of the day will be a Reading Lunch. Parents and loved ones will be invited to "camp out" with their student and read over the lunch hour (11:00 to 12:30-ish); the Book Fair will also be opening that day. Please mark your calendars for the date and look for more details and lunch reservations to be sent home soon!
Student of the Month
The character trait of the month for January was Confidence. Students watched a lesson about how to develop confidence and the main idea was about having a Growth Mindset. We may not all be able to do things perfectly the first time, but we can try and we can get better. I've included the video below.
5th Grade- Haley, Andrew, Brady, and Bailey
6th Grade- Aden, Fanny, Tirzah, and Katy
7th Grade- Tyler, Schuler, and Lance
8th Grade-Kris, Damien, Hunter, Zoe, Megan, Jake, Xavier, and Fiona
Congratulations Student of the Month Winners
7th Grade- Lance
6th Grade- Aden
5th Grade- Haley
A Few Photos from Around HMS this Month
Trash Bag Sales
White (Tall Kitchen Bag) 15 gallons, 65 bags per roll
Yellow (Large Refuse Bag) 39 gallons, 25 bags per roll
Blue (Oversize Refuse Bag) 55 gallon, 16 bags per roll
Order forms and instructions will come home with students on February 13 and sales will run through March 7th.
Order pick up will be on March 28 to coincide with our Student Showcase Night (more info on that to come!). The highest selling homeroom will receive a pizza party and the top 3 individual sellers will receive cash prizes. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and continued support!
Ongoing Fundraising Efforts
Please keep in mind a couple of easy ways to raise funds for HMS.
1. Boxtops for Education
2. Shutterfly- start your order at our storefront and 13% of each purchase will be sent to HMS.
Visit our Storefront: hermannmiddleschool.ShutterflyStorefront.com
3. Always Save UPC's