Hawk Nation Weekly Newsletter

November 8th, 2021

Important Dates:

November 8th

Soccer Informational Meeting 6:15 pm

Musical Rehearsal 4:15 pm

November 9th

Musical Rehearsal 4:15 pm

Football at Highlands 5:30 pm

November 10th

Science Club Fair 8:00 am

Musical Rehearsal 4:15 pm

November 11th

Veterans Day (No School)

November 12th

Weather Day (No School)

November 16th

2nd Quarter Progress Reports

November 17th

Early Release

New Book Club Meeting 8:30 am

Into the Woods Musical 7:00 pm

November 18th

SAC Meeting 5:30 pm

Into the Woods Musical 7:00 pm

November 19th

Into the Woods Musical 7:00 pm

Hawk Nation

Face Mask Protocol Changing

Parents and guardians—at their sole discretion—can opt their children out of the face covering requirement without any documentation. They only need to complete the online opt-out form in FOCUS, the district’s online student information system. If students DO NOT wear a mask and they DO NOT have an op-out-form in FOCUS, they will receive 2.01 Failure to Adhere to Safety Considerations.

For more information click here.

Dress Code Reminders

Since the weather has changed to cooler weather, we are seeing students wearing pajamas. Please remind students that pajamas are NOT ALLOWED unless it is a special day authorized in school such as theme school day. Students will receive a referral for dress code violation if they wear pajamas to school.

Also, students are allowed to wear sweatshirts and jackets with hoodies, but the hoodie is NOT allowed to be worn over their head due to safety concerns and DCPS Dress Code Policy. Please check your child's attire before they leave school.

For more information on the DCPS Dress code Policy, please click here.

New Book Club Meeting

Do you have an avid reader at home? We are starting a new book club at Hawk Nation on November 17th at 8:30 am. If your child is interested, please have them go to Ms. Ware in the media center for an activity pass.

PTSA Membership Drive

We love our PTSA at Hawk Nation! Please consider joining PTSA for this school year. Unfortunately, our membership is low compared to previous years. The cost is only $5.

PTSA would greatly appreciate your support this school year! Please click here to join PTSA.

Hawk Nation Computer Classes

Congratulations to over 150 MMS Students for passing the cybersecurity computer certification exams. We are very proud of you! Please see the attachment at the bottom of the newsletter for the list of students that earned their certification.

For more information about the program, click here.

Parent Conference Requests

If you need assistance requesting a parent conference with your teacher, please click on the link below.

Parent-School Counselor Meeting Request


Parent-Teacher Conference Request


Updating Parent Contact Information

Do you need to update your parent contact information? All updated information needs to be updated through the parent Focus account. Please see the link below to create or update a Focus Account. If the adult name is not on your child's Focus account, they will not be allowed to check out your child from school.


Online Book Fair

We had great success with our book fair last week. Our students purchased over $3,000 worth of books and accessories. Students are allowed to continue shopping online until November 14th.

Scholastic Online Purchase Website

Teacher of the Month

Mr. Tobias, Band Teacher

"Excellent role model for the kids."~ Ms. Mosley, Parent

If you didn't see his students performing in the Fall Band Concert last week, check out the short clip below.

Fall Band Concert

American History Essay Contest

Topic for 2021–2022:

November 11, 2021, marks the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Imagine that you had a brother who lost his life on the battlefields of France during World

War I. You and your family attended the November 11, 1921, dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, D.C. Describe what this meant to you and your family. Why is it important to remember those who gave their lives to serve our nation?

Due Date: December 17th, 2021

For more information please see the attachment at the bottom of the newsletter.

MMS Athletics:

Soccer Informational Meeting

If your child is interested in trying out for our soccer teams this year, we will have an informational meeting on Monday, November 8th at 6:15 pm in the auditorium. For more information please contact:

Coach McDonald

Girls Soccer


Coach Johnson

Boys Soccer


Athletes of the Week

We are so excited to announce that we have two volleyball athletes that have been invited to participate in DCPS All Conference Volleyball. Go Hawks!

Football and Volleyball Schedule

November 9th (Football)

at Highlands 5:30 pm

DCPS School Calendar

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