Hawk Nation

October 12th - 25th, 2018

The official family newsletter of Horning Middle School

Contact Us

Main Office

Principal: Mr. Robert Blessington 262-970-3305

Principal Secretary: Rebecca Stark 262-970-3305

Associate Principal: Mrs. Veronica Leshok 262-970-3311

  • 6B, 7B, 8B, Dual Language

Dean of Students: Mrs. Kenyell Hutchins 262-970-3450

  • 6A, 7A, 8A, FLIGHT

Attendance/Associate Principal Secretary: Pamela Craig 262-970-3317

Attendance Line:

1-866-490-7371 or 262-970-3316

Athletic/ Activities Director: Mrs. Kenyell Hutchins: 262-970-3450

Student Services

Health Room

  • Olivia Trejo, Health Room Assistant, 262-970-3315


  • Mrs. Angie Jackson 262-970-3327 6A, 7A, 8A, FLIGHT Academy
  • Ms. Natalie Ramirez 262-970-3326 6B, 7B, 8B, Dual

Social Worker: Angie Krueger, 262-970-1699

School Psychologist: Jeff Ludowissi 262-970-1093


Upcoming important dates...

Tuesday, October 23 - Choir Fall Concert

Wednesday, October 24 - Early release at 12:36pm

Wednesday, October 24 - Culver's Fundraiser Night

Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26 - No school

Thursday, November 15 - Horning conferences (4:30-6:30pm), students share their learner profile

Wednesday, November 21 - Friday, November 23 - No school

Student of the Month

In an effort to better recognize students who demonstrate achievement or growth in academics and in their behavior, Horning staff is chosing 12 students a month this year. These deserving students will receive a Horning t-shirt, a certificate, and an opportunity to have a meet and greet with a member of the Admin team. Congratulations, students!
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Student Council Spirit Week

Students and staff will be demonstrating school spirit the last week of October! We look forward to seeing everyone's participation!

Monday, Oct. 29th - Halloween Color Day! Represent your grade level by wearing your color! (6th grade - Orange, 7th grade - Purple, 8th grade- black, Staff- green)
Tuesday, Oct. 30th - Jersey Day Wear your own sports jersey or your favorite team/player!
Wednesday, Oct. 31st - Dress as your favorite character day Become your favorite book, movie, tv or game character for the day!
Thursday, Nov. 1st - Twin Day Find your BFF and dress alike!
Friday, Nov. 2nd - Pajama Day Get ready for the weekend early and come in your comfy PJs!

Blackboard Login For Parents

Blackboard is the Course Management System in our school district, and is used by every teacher at Horning Middle School. We invite you to login and take a look what is going on in your child's digital classroom.

Blackboard can be accessed here

Parent/Guardian Login to Blackboard:
As soon as students have been enrolled into a Blackboard course by the teacher, the student's parents/guardians are also automatically enrolled into that course. Parents are issued a blackboard login.

To find your Blackboard Parent login username and password, you must first login to your Infinite Campus Portal account.
-Once in Infinite Campus you will find the Blackboard link menu in the lower
left hand corner.
-Click that Blackboard link and you will be taken to a status page where you
will see your Blackboard login info.
-Note your username and password shown.
-Navigate to bb9.waukesha.k12.wi.us
-Once logged in you can switch students to view by following these directions:

For more information and help with your Blackboard account, go to this online tutorial page from our website.

Academic and Career Planning

Please follow this link to learn about how we at Horning are exposing our students to Academic and Career Planning (ACP).

ACP Parent Letter

Lunch Time Supervision

At Horning we are committed to have a safe, welcoming lunch environment. As a part of our efforts we would like to have capable, enthusiastic lunchroom supervisors in the cafeteria. Here is where our Horning Community needs your help. We are looking for supervisors to monitor the cafeteria during our 1st lunch, which takes place on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:18am-10:48am and Wednesday 10:34am-11:04am. This is a paid duty, $18 an hour. If you are interested in supervising, please send an email of interest to Kenyell Hutchins @ kfloydhutc@waukesha.k12.wi.us with your contact information included. Please note, a background check is required prior to start date. Looking forward to working with you in the near future.

Spirit Wear Online Store is OPEN!!

From now until October 14th, you can order Horning spirit wear by visiting this site: SPIRIT WEAR. All orders are submitted and paid for in the online store and will be delivered directly to school approximately 3 weeks after the store closes. If you are unable to order and pay online, please contact Ms. Stark in the office at 262-970-3305.

There are quite a few new options so be sure to check it out! Don't forget Christmas is just around the corner and these would make great gifts! Let's show our Horning Pride and Go Hawks!

Student Handbook

All students participated in a meet and greet presentation with the Student Services Team and Administration over the past two weeks. We all had a great time introducing ourselves in a fun interactive way. In the presentation, we went over school expectations around cell phones, dress code, nutrition and wellness, and, our school Horning Way expectations.

Please follow this link to our updated handbook: Horning 2018-19 Student Handbook

Family/Student Book Discussion

Hello HMS Families and Students!

Do you want an extra opportunity to read books with your son or daughter? Are you interested in discussing a book with others, while celebrating with food and drinks?

If yes, please consider joining our first semester FAMILY/STUDENT BOOK DISCUSSION on Thursday, December 13th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Horning Middle School’s iCenter.

To reserve your spot and free book, please complete the form below and return to your child's advisor teacher by Friday, September 28th.


Concussion Forms

Hawks please come to the main office to see Ms. Pam Craig if you are interested in athletics. All athletes are required to review and sign a concussion form with their parents/guardians in order to be eligible to participate in all athletics for the 2018-2019 school year.

One concussion form will remain on file for the whole year and can be used for all athletic participation in any sports throughout the school year.



2nd & 3rd Cross Country Practice

2nd Jazz Choir 2:45-3:15

3rd Jazz Band

4th Cross Country Meet - Minooka Park 3:45-5pm


8th & 9th Cross Country Practice

9th Jazz Choir 2:45-3:15

10th Cross Country Meet - Waukesha County Expo Center 3:45pm - 6:00pm

11th & 12th Outdoor Soccer

*All activities run from 2:45pm - 3:45pm unless otherwise noted.

Our website, https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/horningms will also have a current calendar of our co-curricular activities for your planning purposes.

Please contact Ms. Hutchins, Athletic Director with questions.


Horning Site Council (Family/Parent Advisory Group)

Site Council is Horning’s family/parent advisory group. Our mission is to build our school community, and to support our learners, families, academics and activities. Feel free to contact us any time at horningsitecouncil@gmail.com. We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the iCenter (aka Library). Please join us!

Meeting Recap:
At our September 13 meeting, we heard from Darren Clark, CFO for Waukesha School District, regarding the school improvement referendum; learned about the Rotary Club grant that will be funding family book club discussions (first one is Dec. 13!); previewed the Horning Spirit Wear store; and heard from Principal Blessington an overview of the “Community Lunch” program launched this year in conjunction with the house system. September minutes.

Upcoming Agenda:
At our October 11 meeting, we’ll review the Horning calendar of events and work out dates for Site Council events, receive an update from Principal Blessington, and more. See October 11 agenda.

Message from our School Social Worker

6th Grade Opportunity

As a part of the curriculum, Horning Middle School has partnered with Elevate to teach the necessary skills for living a healthy, drug-free life. Students will be participating in weekly lessons for 10 weeks starting October 1st. For more information, see the attached letter. If you have any questions or concerns you can contact the School Social Worker at Horning Middle School, Angie Krueger at (262) 970-1699 or akrueger@waukesha.k12.wi.us.

Information Letter

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Connect With Us!

Horning Middle School is on social media! You can like us on Facebook, follow our Twitter feed, and keep up with some happenings by subscribing to our YouTube channel,

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ SDW Horning

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HorningMSHawks/

Twitter: @HorningMiddle