The HMS Family Digest



Parents & students, we hope you had an awesome short week. As it is getting colder please remind your student to dress for the weather and bring a coat. If your student needs a coat please let us know. Let's have a great week!

Dr. Fowler and Ms. Bates

Parent Posse- update, in case you did not get the email. And for anyone else interested in being in this parent group.

  • Update on fundraiser, it went great! The Day of Awesomeness will be on Nov. 25th. All children attend and the ones that sold the extra amounts get to go to an extra stand with fun stuff. The support has been incredible-thank you!
    • Thank you to the parents that brought donuts and water for our Veterans Day program on Thursday!
  • As you saw in the HMS Fam Digest, Cheatham Achievers is hosting a Goods Drive, so any help we can get with that is great.
    • Does anyone have a connection with free trinkets or care to donate? From water bottles to stuffed animals, Ms. Bates and I are finding random giveaway items (Candy, too) for our Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS) that we have at HMS. Teachers turn in student positive behavior tickets with a students name on it and what they did that was positive. At lunch we call the tickets out & the students cheer. We tell the student what the teacher said and they choose candy or a trinket. It is a joy to see students light up that rarely receive positive words or attention. It is fun and we all look forward to it each week.
    • Anyone have any volunteer opportunities for an athletic team?
  • Looking to do a cool student show off night on December 17 mark your calendars. Thinking of incorporating student displays of all types of work and on the spot stations of learning.

Use Revtrack to get caught up on lunch charges

The best place to pay for EVERYTHING! It's online and you can use your card.

Emails are sent to parents when students have charges of $10 or more. An alternate lunch will be provided for students with charge amounts over $10 to prevent excessive charge amounts. We want all of our students to eat. Don't forget that if your student receives free lunch then they also receive free breakfast.

LUNCH MENU.. Thanksgiving lunch in November

We plan on having our Thanksgiving Day lunch on November 21st. Menu is subject to change if necessary.


For sale on Revtracks or send check to Mrs. Lisa Willoughby or go to and pay.

$40. The deadline is December 16th. Please order before Dec. 16th because extras are not ordered.

This Week...

  • MONDAY (18): A great day of learning/ Cheatham Achievers 3-5:30/ Good luck, Model UN!! / basketball at William James Middle
  • TUESDAY (19): Cheatham Achievers 3-5:30 and Tutoring in Mrs. Pyrdum's or Mrs. Crummer's 3-4pm./ Wrestling at HHS
  • WEDNESDAY (20): Cheatham Achievers 3-5:30/Faculty meeting
  • THURSDAY (21): Cheatham Achievers 3-5:30pm and Tutoring in Mrs. Robert's room/Basketball at HMS/Wrestling at Fairview
  • FRIDAY (22): A great day of learning!

Upcoming Dates!

School Calendar 2019-2020

Nov. 21- 6th-8th grade Related Arts rotation 3 begins

November 25- Fundraiser Day of Awesomeness!

November 26- Nashville Zoo comes to HMS!

November 27-29-Thanksgiving Break

December 17- Chorus/Band field trip

December 17- Student Showcase Night at HMS 6pm

December 20- Early dismissal/ 8:15am Band/chorus concert

December 23-January 3-Holiday Break

January 7- Students come back and 5th grade Related Arts rotation 4 begins

January 10-Report Card Day

January 20- No School- MLK Day

Jan. 30- 6th-8th grade Related Arts rotation 4 begins

February 14- Early dismissal

February 17- no school- President's Day

Feb. 21- 5th grade Related Arts rotation 5 begins

May 4-8- Teacher Appreciation Week

March 20-Report Card Day

March 23- 6th-8th grade Related Arts rotation 5 begins

March 30- April 3-Spring Break, no school

April 10- Good Friday, no school

April 13-5th grade Related Arts rotation 6 begins

April 24-Progress Reports

May 21- no school, staff only

May 22- Report card pick up

Appropriate attire- if leggings are worn, please make sure the shirt covers the students' backside.

Please make sure your student is in the boundaries of the dress code before they leave the house. We appreciate your efforts in helping our students look appropriate, comfortable, and ready for school.

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