Hampton Middle School Announcements
Friday, October 11, 2019
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The 7th and 8th Grade Volleyball Team has a game today at Seneca Valley at 3:30 pm.
The MS Boys Soccer Team has a game at home today versus Fox Chapel at 3:45pm.
Our ice hockey team won its first game last week beating Knoch 10-2. Tonight, we take on Pine Richland at the Frozen Pond. The game starts at 8:30 pm. Tickets for students are $2 and are available at the door. Come on out and show your support for the team!
The Community outreach soccer clinic run by the girls and boys middle school soccer teams has been moved to Thursday October 17th at Meadow Field from 4:15-5:15 pm.
A reminder that the Hollywood and History Field Trip is today and students need to report to the Enrichment Room at 8:30 a.m. with your lunches. Please be prepared for 7th and 8th period.
A reminder to girls participating in the Go Red Goes Stem activity; please turn in your registration forms and essays by the end of today. Please let Miss Cohen or Dr. Survinski know if you need any assistance to complete this essay.
HMS Yearbooks are now on sale at the lowest price of the year! Visit www.yearbookforever.com to reserve a copy of the 2020 book for just $25. Prices increase throughout the year, so be sure to buy your child's book today!
A reminder that The Robotic Studio (next to library) and Print Studio (Art room) is open from 7:30 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. during bus time. Students must sign up on the weekly calendar board outside of each studio one week ahead to attend. Space is limited to 10 students each morning. Come and explore the new robotics or learn print screening. The Robotics Studio will have weekly challenges.
The Math Lab is located in D403. Math Lab is available Monday – Friday mornings from 7:30-7:50 and Monday – Thursday after school from 2:45 – 3:45.
Homework club will be held in Room D409 and will be offered every day Monday-Thursday from 2:45-3:45. No homework club on Fridays! Any student who would like to attend is welcome. Please come prepared with your materials.
Do you struggle with writing assignments? Do you want some extra help to make sure your next essay is the best it can be? Stop by the Writing Lab in the morning during bus room! The Writing Lab is open to all students on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:30 to 7:50 in room D416. You can visit during any stage of the writing process, whether you are still brainstorming or are working on a final draft. Please bring an assignment sheet and rubric when you visit.
Girls and boys in 6th, 7th and 8th grade are invited to visit the University of Pittsburgh to engage in hands-on engineering activities at Middle School Engineering Day on Saturday, October 12th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The University of Pittsburgh Society of Women Engineers is sponsoring this event. They are planning a fun day of education about the different fields of engineering. Please pick up a flyer in front of the Enrichment Center in the folder on the bulletin board outside of the room to get the info and link to register. Spots go fast, so register ASAP.
The first open gym for anyone interested in trying out for the 7th and 8th grade boys basketball teams will be on Tuesday October 15th from 3-4:30 PM. Anyone participating in a fall sport such as soccer, cross country, and football should not attend open gyms until their season is over.
Anyone interested in joining the Color Guard to learn some flag routines: We are having practices after school October 17th from 6-7 p.m. at HMS. Come join us and learn some fun flag routines!
Calling all dancers! If you'd like to perform alongside the Hampton Dance Team at the Oct. 18th home football game, please take an informational flyer in the office. First practice is this Tuesday after school.
Our first career assembly of the year will be Wed. Oct 16th during 7th and 8th period for all 6th and 7th graders. Interested 8th graders should obtain a permission slip from their homeroom teacher and return it to the box outside of room H804 by Friday Oct 11th. Our speaker is Dr. Kurt Weiss. Dr Weiss is a Hampton parent who works at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh as an Orthopedic Surgeon. He has a great presentation in store to help you learn more about becoming a doctor and surgeon.
Attention students and staff: Group and club pictures will be taken Thursday, October 17. Clubs may bring fun props, and all students should check the schedule posted in homerooms for times to report. Also, if you missed picture day or are having your portrait retaken, please check into homeroom that day, and then report to the auditorium to get your portrait. Mark your calendar for group pictures and school picture retakes, Thursday October 17.
A reminder that the first Talbot Readers meeting for grades 7-8 is October 17th. If you love to read this club is for you and meets 1-2 times a month during lunch in the library. See Miss Cohen or Dr. Survinski in the Enrichment Center to sign up.
6th, 7th and 8th grade students who enjoy photography; sign up for the Silver Eye Center for Photography workshop on Friday, October 18th in the Enrichment Center Wednesday - Friday. You must bring your own tablet, camera or phone to take pictures. Come and learn about photography and take a tour of the studio. You will also be walking outside to take pictures
Calling all dancers! If you'd like to perform alongside the Hampton Dance Team at the Oct. 18 home football game, please take an informational flyer in the office. First practice is this Tuesday after school.
Attention students in grades 6-8 interested in learning how Chemistry is used in the workforce, join us at the Carnegie Science Center on October 25th for Chemfest. Students will participate in hands-on activities supervised by chemists from local businesses and universities. Please sign up in the Enrichment Center today as there are still slots open. Students who have already signed up, please pick up a permission slip today or tomorrow.
Hampton Junior Football is offering another Winter Flag League this year. The season begins on 12-6-19 and will run for 10 weeks on Friday nights. Game times will be 6-7pm, 7-8pm, and 8-9pm. Games will not be played over the Holiday season. The league is open to boys and girls ages 6-13 years old. Teams will be formed by grade level. The cost is $140 and games will be played indoors at Wildwood Sports Complex Dome. Please register at: https://clubs.bluesombrero.com/hamptonjrfballpa. Any questions please email Pete Halli at firstname.lastname@example.org
Students need a bus pass to go home with a friend on a different bus. A bus pass will be issued when both students bring a note from their parents to the main office during bus room. The bus pass is the only way the bus driver will permit students on a different bus. Students are permitted to bring a maximum of 2 friends home on their bus.
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All family trips must be pre-approved by the principal. An Educational Travel Form must be completed 2 weeks prior to missing school for a trip. Pre-approval forms are available in the office and on the Hampton Township School District website. A completed form signed by the parent/guardian, the principal and all of a student’s teachers must be returned to the office before the trip. Family educational travel should be limited to no more than five days per school year. Assignments are due the day the student returns to school.
For the safety of all students during the busy time of student arrival and dismissal, we ask to adhere to the following procedures:
- AM Drop-Off - Parents should proceed down School Drive and enter the Middle School parking lot proceeding to the rear of the building and drop off students at exit #11. Please enter the Cafeteria entrance not the Library entrance. This is for the safety of all our students in the front of the building.
- For PM Pick-Up - Parents should proceed to the rear of the building pull into the lot and pick up students at exit #11.