Hampton Middle School Announcements
Thursday, February 13, 2020
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The 8th grade Boys basketball team defeated Pine-Richland on Monday by a score of 54-42. The teams conclude their season this weekend when they participate in the Pine Richland Middle School basketball tournament.
In basketball news from Monday afternoon, the 8th grade girls won their 20th game of the season as they defeated Pine Richland by the score of 34 to 13. Congratulations to both 7th and 8th grade girls teams on a great season!
A reminder that the next meeting for 6th Grade Children Choice is today during lunch in the library.
Stock market club meets today in Mrs. Ferrero’s room until 3:15.
Students participating in the Shakespeare monologue contest need to report at this time to the enrichment center.
Our next career assembly of the year is today 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 Wednesday Feb 12th. Our speaker is Mr. Rick Dayton, Journalist and News Anchor at KDKA. He can be seen weekdays on KDKA-TV Morning News from 4:30-7:30 am. In addition, Mr. Dayton hosts Hometown High-Q, KDKA-TV's Saturday morning high school quiz show. While much of his morning is spent behind the anchor desk, Mr. Dayton's passion is being in the field listening to people and sharing their stories. Whether it is covering the President or local politics, the native of Grove City strives to figure out how the news of the day impacts his viewers. Mr. Dayton is a graduate of Wooster College in Ohio and has 3 sons who have gone through the Hampton schools.
Reminder to 8th grade students that your green course selection sheets and any against recommendation forms are due to your history teachers today, Thursday Feb 13th.
Today begins “Discover World Languages!” month at HMS. This year’s theme is: “With languages you are at home anywhere!” This theme demonstrates that knowing how to speak a language gives you the opportunity to travel and feel comfortable interacting with the people you meet. For example, learning Spanish will enable you to interact with the people you meet in at the market in Mexico or Puerto Rico. You will feel comfortable there! Or say you have the chance to go to Berlin, Germany with your dad on a business trip. Knowing German will help you feel less awkward when you order your dinner at a restaurant or when you go souvenir shopping for a cool Berlin t-shirt. Discover World Languages during February!
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.
Attention Middle School Girls interested in Engineering: Middle School Day is an annual STEM outreach event hosted by the CMU Society of Women Engineers (SWE). It is an engaging day where middle school girls from the Pittsburgh area are invited to Carnegie Mellon University campus to participate in three engineering workshops of their choice, hear from a special keynote speaker, and learn about college opportunities through mentorship with CMU SWE members. Please sign up with Miss Cohen or Dr. Survinski in the Enrichment Center ASAP as only 15 spots are available.
Attention newspaper club members! The next Newspaper Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 18th in room H805 from 2:45-3:40. You must get picked up by 3:45.
There will be a Student Council meeting in Mrs. Palmer's room on Thursday, February 20 at 7:20. Please bring signed field trip permission slips.
Attention students, sign-ups for the Ten Minute Play Fest are now open. Informational handouts are found outside Mr. Shumaker's room. If you have any questions please see Mr. Shumaker.
Talbot Readers will meet Wednesday, Feb. 26th during lunch in the library and we will be choosing a Sci Fi Novel for our next selection.
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.
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.