One Team, One Goal...EXCELLENCE!
HBMS Parent & Student Newsletter 2022-2023
Greetings Warrior families! We are in the final stretch of the 2022-2023 school year! Please join us in encouraging your Warrior to finish strong and with EXCELLENCE!!!
As we conclude the month of March, we are preparing for STAAR during the month of April (no visitors will be permitted in the building during STAAR). Please review the letter included below with your Warrior. The state of Texas has redesigned STAAR and it is imperative that our Warriors increase their focus and strive for EXCELLENCE as they take each assessment.
Following STAAR, we have plans to take each grade level on a field trip. Sixth and Eighth grade students are scheduled to go to Main Event on 05/12/23 and seventh grade students are scheduled to go to Andretti's on 05/09/23; the cost to attend is $20.00 and criteria for attendance is listed below. Our PTA is planning a Sneaker Ball ($20.00 fee) for our eighth grade students on 05/20/23. You may contact your Warrior's grade level administrator with additional questions.
Finally, as we begin planning for the 2023-2024 school year, please make sure that your student's updated immunization record is on file with the clinic. Students who are not current with immunizations will not be able to start school in August 2023. We are asking all families to submit updated immunization records by 05/01/23. Information regarding required immunizations can be found below.
Thank you for your continued partnership. ONE TEAM, ONE GOAL...EXCELLENCE!
Proud HBMS Principal
Upcoming Events-Mark Your Calendar
20-Scholastic Book Fair (entire week)
21-Family Literacy Night 4:30 PM
22-Mandatory Parent Information Meeting 6:00 PM
25-STAAR Boot Camp 9:00 AM
27-Cheer Pre-Clinic 4:00 PM
28-Tennis District Quarter Finals
29-Choir Concert 6:30 PM
30-STAAR Rockin' Review Kick Off Pep Rally
**Wednesday of each week-COLLEGE WEDNESDAY (wear a college shirt with jeans)**
Reminder: NO DELIVERIES
End of the Year Celebrations
Students must maintain eligibility in order to attend the celebration. Eligibility criteria is as follows:
- No more than 5 tardies 3.20.23-4.28.23
- No more than 3 unexcused absences 3.20.23-4.28.23
- Be sure to turn in absence notes to Ms. Nieto-Lee
- No ISS/OSS beginning 3.20.23
- No DAEP for the Spring semester
- No unserved discipline for the Spring semester
- Passing all classes for PR7 & PR8
Please reach out to your child's grade level AP with questions.
ECHS/P-TECH Applications are OPEN! (8th Grade ONLY)
Greetings! Are you or your child interested in being part of a specialized learning community with concentrated and robust course pathways comprised of career and academic classes? Perhaps you are interested in completing work-based training and earning an associate degree while earning your high school diploma? Or maybe you would like a blend of high school and college coursework that will prepare you for college? Well then Fort Bend ISD encourages you to explore the different Early College High School Programs available to you through our Spring Application Window.
Below you will find information about the Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools and the Early College High School program. Each program website includes information about the application process and program requirements. Each video provides an overview of each program, application procedures, requirements, and student perspectives.
The application window for the Early College High School and Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools will open on March 21, 2023, with the window remaining open through April 11th!
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have! Click here to leave a question.
FBISD P-TECH and ECHS Application: HERE
ECHS: Marshall HS
P-Tech: Hightower HS
P-Tech: Willowridge HS
FBISD Annual Job Fair-Registration Open
Registration is open for Fort Bend ISD's annual All-Star Talent Draft, which will be held Saturday, April 1 at Austin High School (3434 Pheasant Creek Dr., Sugar Land, TX 77498) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. With 12,000 employees and 82 campuses, FBISD is the largest employer in Fort Bend County and the talent draft is held each year to recruit top talent in all job areas.
Jobs available include but are not limited to:
- Certified teachers in all areas
- Classroom instructional aides
- Non-instructional campus staff
- Campus and District leaders
- Central Office Staff
- Support Services Staff
- Custodians, maintenance/facilities
- Crossing guards
- Bus drivers
- Cafeteria Specialists; and
- Extended Learning
During the April 1 hiring event, representatives from all FBISD campuses and district departments will be on hand to network with candidates and conduct on-site interviews.
To register for the 2023 All-Star Talent Draft, visit www.fortbendisd.com/careers. Candidates are also encouraged to view current job listings and apply online prior to the event.
FBISD Special Education Transition Resource Fair-04/29/23
Fort Bend ISD's Special Education Department will hold its Transition Resource Fair on Saturday, April 29 at the James Reese Career and Technical Center (12300 University Blvd., Sugar Land, 77479). The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This free event will be for all families with elementary and secondary students receiving special education services. Dozens of community partners and vendors will be in attendance to help families navigate their student’s transition from one level to the next, and ultimately beyond high school graduation.
GT Parent Webinar-04/04/23
Join TAGT and Andi McNair for this special family learning opportunity! Passion projects in the classroom give learners the opportunity to consider their own interests, passions, and purpose as they choose a topic to learn more about in an effort to impact others. But, what if this could be a family experience? In this webinar, Andi will share how families and classrooms can partner to make learning meaningful through the connections that the Genius Hour experience can provide. Learn the process that can be utilized, the skills that should be prioritized, and the outcomes that can be expected as we explore practical ways to make passion-based learning happen at home and at school.
This is a great opportunity to inform parents of their children educational experiences and for strong bonds between your campus and community. Registration for the webinar can be completed here: TAGT Parent Webinar
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School & Federal Report Card
Hodges Bend Middle School has posted two required, annual performance reports, School Report Card and Federal Report Card, on the campus website for parent information. Both reports can also be accessed on the FBISD website using the provided link (https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/927).
School Report Card (SRC)
The SRC is a report required by Section 39.305 of the Texas Education Code and is prepared annually by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for each campus in the state. The School Report Card (SRC) combines accountability ratings, data from the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), and financial information to give a broad view of campus performance. Available for each campus in Texas, the SRC is intended specifically to inform parents and guardians about a school’s individual characteristics and its academic performance.
A detailed description of the information contained in the SRC can be found in the 2021-22 School Report Card Definitions document. (Link to 2021–22 School Report Card (SRC) Definitions)
Federal Report Card (FRC)
The FRC is a report required under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). Each year, TEA prepares an FRC for the State of Texas, each school district and each campus in Texas which is available for public viewing at the link provided (Federal Report Card).
A detailed description of the information contained in the FRC can be found in the Information Included in the 2020-21 Federal Report Card. Link to TEA Federal Report Card Information
If you have difficulty accessing the information from the website, hard copies of the reports are available at the district or campus office. If you have questions about the information, please contact the campus at 281-634-3000.
2021-22 Boleta/Cartilla de Calificación de la Escuela y Boleta/Cartilla de Calificación Federal
Para informar a los padres, Hodges Bend Middle School ha publicado en la página web de la escuela dos reportes obligatorios de desempeño anual: la Boleta/Cartilla de Calificación de la Escuela y la Boleta/Cartilla de Calificación Federal. Ambos reportes están disponibles a través de la página web de FBISD, utilizando el siguiente enlace: https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/927
Boleta/Cartilla de Calificación Escolar (SRC)
El SRC es un reporte obligatorio bajo la §39.305 del Código de Educación de Texas y es preparado anualmente por la Agencia de Educación de Texas (TEA) para cada escuela en el estado. Combinando el índice de medición de la responsabilidad (accountability rating), la información del Reporte de Desempeño Académico de Texas (TAPR), y la información financiera, el SRC ofrece una visión amplia del rendimiento de cada escuela. El objetivo del SRC es informar a los padres y representantes acerca de las características individuales y el rendimiento académico de cada una de las escuelas en Texas.
La información contenida en el SRC se describe con más detalles en un documento titulado Definiciones de Informe de Calificaciones Escolares (SRC) 2021-22.
Boleta/Cartilla de Calificación Federal (FRC)
El FRC es un reporte obligatorio de acuerdo con la Ley Federal “Cada Estudiante Triunfa” del 2015 (ESSA). Cada año, la TEA prepara un FRC para el estado de Texas y para cada uno de los distritos y escuelas en el estado, los cuales están disponibles para ser revisados por el público en el siguiente enlace: Boleta/Cartilla de Calificación Federal (FRC)
La información contenida en el FRC se describe con más detalles en un documento titulado Información Incluida en la Cartilla de Calificaciones 2021-22 de Escuelas Públicas en Texas, la cual puede ser ubicada en el siguiente enlace: Información incluida en la Boleta/Cartilla de Calificación Federal de la TEA.
Si tiene dificultad para accesar la información contenida en el sitio web, puede conseguir copias impresas de los reportes en las oficinas del Distrito o en la escuela. Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor comunicarse con at 281-634-3000.
HBMS PTA NEEDS YOU!
HBMS PTA is underway! Activities are being planned and your support is needed to ensure that our Warrior students and staff have opportunities! If you would like to become a PTA member, the cost is ten dollars per family. Please also complete the criminal background check in order to volunteer on campus and at PTA events (link below).
For more information contact: Lawrence.Cousin@fortbendisd.com (281) 634-3000.
We look forward to your partnership!
Thank you from the PTA
Whole Child Health Initiative
As a part of the Whole Child Health Initiative, Fort Bend ISD is excited to present our parent webinar throughout 2022-23 school year: " Mental Health is for Everyone". FBISD's mental health counselors will educate families on the District’s campus-based services targeted to normalize and identify emotional challenges across cultures. Whole Child Health, focuses on Whole Child Health, is aligned with FBISD's Profile of a Graduate, and is committed to supporting and developing the mental, behavioral, social, emotional, and physical health of all students in FBISD.
Warrior Emporium is an on campus resource, providing our students with items that they may need in order to be successful (toiletries, snack items, school supplies). Students may visit the emporium during lunch on Tuesdays & Thursdays and obtain 1-3 items for use.
The Warrior Emporium is sponsored through partnership with Sugar Land Methodist Church and FBISD Collaborative Communities.
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2022-2023 School Calendar
2022-2023 Bell Schedule
Student and staff safety is a priority at HBMS. Please note a few items as we launch the new year.
- FBISD also has other new procedures in place, such as exterior door audits, to make sure they are all functioning properly.
- Classroom doors will remain locked during the day. Students are taught to seek teacher permission before opening the door for any adult.
- Rhino locks are installed on all classroom doors. These locks are activated in the case of a Lockdown.
- All visitors will be required to show proper ID and be screened through our Raptor system before visiting any part of the campus.
- All DRILLS will be announced; students and staff have been taught that if an announcement is not made indicating a DRILL, that the situation is real.
Information regarding specific safety drills and emergency operation protocols may also be located via the following website: https://iloveuguys.org
All HBMS staff members and students have received training regarding the various protocols.
Students will be required to visibly display their Student ID badge, above the waist, with the picture clearly visible. Students badges will provide access to the following services within the building:
- Cafeteria meal payments
- Library services
- Entrance to campus events (dances, PBIS events, etc.)
In the event that a student reports to school without his/her ID, they will receive a temporary wristband upon entry into the building. After receiving 3 temporary wristbands, students will be required to purchase a new badge for $5.00.
Students have been advised of the expectations aligned to Student IDs. Should you have questions or concerns, please reach out to Mr. Lawrence Cousin (email@example.com).
Important Contact Information
Assistant Principal-Kevin Morrow (Kevin.Morrow@fortbendisd.com)
Counselor-Taheera Shelton (Taheera.Shelton@fortbendisd.com
Associate Principal-Dr. LaToya Austin (Latoya.Austin@fortbendisd.com)
Counselor-Taylor Blackmon (Taylor.Blackmon@fortbendisd.com)
Assistant Principal-Lawrence Cousin (Lawrence.Cousin@fortbendisd.com)
Counselor-Jasmin Stewart (Jasmin.Stewart@fortbendisd.com)
Attendance-Cynthia Nieto Lee (Cynthia.Nietolee@fortbendisd.com)
Registrar-Yanci Ventura Bonilla (Yanci.Ventura@fortbendisd.com)
Nurse-Evelyn Farghaly (Evelyn.Farghaly@fortbendisd.com)