Hampton Middle School Announcements
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
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The Boys 7th and 8th grade Basketball team has a game at home today at 3:30 pm.
The Girls 7th and 8th grade Basketball team has a game today at Carson Middle School at 3:30 pm.
In basketball news from Monday afternoon, the 7th grade girls got their third win in a row as they defeated North Hills by the score of 28 to 14.
A reminder that Digital Games with Friends meets today from 2:45 – 3:45 in the library.
Attention parents: Time is running out to reserve a copy of your child's 2020 Yearbook for just $35. Visit www.yearbookforever.com to order before December 31 and save $10 off the full price book.
The Tech Specialist Help Desk will have new hours. If you are having trouble with your device, stop by the library on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. The help desk will no longer be open during the afternoon. As always, the library staff will help students with device issues during library hours.
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.
That’s right...this Friday will be Festive Friday here at HMS. Show your holiday spirit wear this Friday by wearing your festive clothes.
Attention all cooking club members! Our next meeting is Wednesday January 8.We will be preparing food to keep you warm this winter. If you plan to attend you must sign up by Friday, December 20 at 2:45. Sign up on Google Classroom or on one of the lists posted outside Mrs. Maxa's or Mrs. Lamers' rooms. Remember the deadline to sign-up is Friday. See you soon!
Students interested in signing up for the Shakespeare Monologue Contest; please sign up in the Enrichment Center and get details and scene/monologue suggestions. Students in grades 6-8 may enter the monologue and or scene portions of the contest. Contestants will present their pieces at The O'Reilly Theater (621 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222) February 3-14th in front of a panel of judges. All participants will receive a contest t-shirt and a voucher for two complimentary tickets to a Public Theater production. Monologues should be 25-60 lines long and Scenes should not exceed 5 minutes. Students need to have their scenes/monologues chosen and registered with Miss Cohen by December 19th.
We are looking for a few self-motivated talented writers who would like to get their work published in The Hampton News Monthly for the January and February issue. A 300 word article could be written on events that you feel are newsworthy at HMS such as a new club, collection type events happening for charities, advisory activities to name just a few. We are open to suggestions! If you enjoy writing this may be a great opportunity for you to shine! Please sign up in the Enrichment Center with Miss Cohen and Mr. Hartman to get more details.
Are you an artist? Do you like sharing your art work? Gallery HMS is seeking new work for upcoming exhibitions! Imagine: your first solo show! Imagine: your middle school masterpiece! Imagine: HMS fame! Gallery HMS is located in the lobby showcase. We are able to display paintings, drawings, sculptures and more. Each month, a new student artist will be selected to exhibit their work. All of the work you submit must be your original artwork, created without the help of an adult. Please see Mrs. Woods ASAP if you are interested in exhibiting your artwork!
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.
Are you looking for an easy way to help your school? Watch for Box Tops on hundreds of items at home, cut them out & drop them off in the school office! It's that easy & doing it brings money into our school for fun things like...8th grade dinner dance, 7th grade Medieval days, 6th grade Greek Olympics and much more! Thanks for your support!
CHIP covers uninsured kids up to age 19 in Pennsylvania. It does not matter why your kids don’t have health coverage right now; CHIP may be able to help.
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.