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HMS Announcements: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Posted 12/08/2020 07:28AM

                                    Hampton Middle School Announcements                 

                                              Tuesday, December 8, 2020

 

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ATHLETICS:

The MS Boys Basketball team has a game at home on Friday, December 11 at 3:30 pm versus North Allegheny.

TODAY:

During this time of remote learning, please make sure students are following the green Remote Learning Bell Schedule. Attendance will first be taken in Homeroom.  In the new schedule, students are expected to log on at 8 am. Students are also expected to log into each class period and attendance will be taken in every class period. 

The HMS Library Staff created the attached helpful document titled Helpful Technology Tips While Learning From Home. Please refer to this flyer if a student device is not working or if Zoom is very spotty. You can follow the steps to resolve technology issues. This flyer includes a link to submit requests for help from our Technology Department. 

HMS 2021 Yearbooks are now available at the lowest price of the year! Visit www.yearbookforever.com to reserve your student's spring, 2021 yearbook at a limited-time price of just $25. Prices increase throughout the year, so now is the BEST time to reserve your book. 

Homework Club and Math Lab are still available during remote learning! Both will be offered each day after school via Zoom. There will be 3-4 teachers present to support students and organize them into breakout rooms in Zoom.

In addition to the class periods and tutorial, we will have a Live Help session each morning. If your child is working from home and has a question or needs help, please encourage him or her to join the live help session via Zoom in the morning:

  • 7:30 am - 8:00 am (before the school day)

Please view the link below to learn more about Morning Live Help and to access the zoom link.  These are also available on all of our teachers’ Google Classrooms.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/12rnguKyC9mndoxBHNWB8RmZ9OeoDEQbiP1h2S6oliHk/edit?usp=sharing

The History Bowl (virtual competition and tour from the Heinz History Center) is tomorrow, December 9, from 1-2pm.  

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Our HMS enrichment teachers, Ms. Cohen and Dr. Survinski, will continue to offer enrichment during remote learning.  They have created a Google Site for our students to navigate so that they may learn more about the opportunities.  Any student interested in virtual enrichment can join the HMS Enrichment Google Classroom with the class code: hi4syem. New activities are posted each month in all subject areas for any student who would like a challenge beyond their regular education curricula. These activities are self-paced and designed to be completed with materials students may find at home.

There are upcoming events for students; however, some of them have a limited number of participant spots. If more students sign up than there are open spots, we will draw names to determine who gets to attend. These activities do take place during the school day, so students may have to miss a class period in order to attend. They will be responsible for any work that they have missed and will be expected to make up that work. Ms. Cohen and Dr. Survinski will contact students through their Hampton email accounts concerning their participation. Upcoming events include:

One Degree of Change (Pittsburgh Zoo virtual presentation)- December 18 from 1:15-2pm, education specialists from the Pittsburgh Zoom will discuss how each person can make an impact on our environmental ecosystems. Students will learn about the causes and effects of climate change, including how it impacts animals throughout the world. We’ll discuss Zoo conservation programs and present live animals. Throughout the program, students will be challenged to think about their own actions, and how individual actions can create positive environmental change. Students can sign up with this Google Form (only students should complete this form, please, with their school Google account): https://forms.gle/2xL2dg1TEDYaW65c6

 Creative Writing Contest- Do you have stories or characters that you just need to share? Have you ever been inspired by a great photo and just need to write about it? Then you should enter the HMS Creative Writing contest! We are looking for stories, poems, or even short scripts that showcase the talent of our HMS writers. This contest was designed just for you by our HHS Creative Writing Club! We have 4 visual prompts (photos) that we hope will inspire you to write something amazing. All you have to do is let one of those visual prompts spark your imagination and turn that idea into words. Excited to get started? Join our HMS Enrichment Google Classroom and look for the Creative Writing Contest post. You’ll see all of the visual prompts and submit your entry on Google Classroom. Just use this code to join Google Classroom to get started: hi4syem

6th, 7th and 8th grade student interested in signing up for the VIRTUAL Science Fair at Carnegie Science Center on Wednesday, March 24th; please sign up by scanning the QR code (use the iPad in our room) in front of the Enrichment Center(Room D409).  Miss Cohen/Dr. Survinski will meet with you during a tutorial to review the registration process.   Students will take on the challenge of designing, implementing, and communicating an original experiment.  Students will also be required to create a tri-fold board, write a short abstract and research plan and paper.  Student registration will be due to the Carnegie Science Center at the end of December before break.

COMMUNITY: 

HAEE has teamed up with Amazon Smile to support their mission of giving back to the Hampton schools.  With Black Friday and holiday shopping around the corner, we are hoping you will choose HAEE via Amazon Smile so that they will receive 0.5% of your Amazon purchases.  Please see the attached QR code and information.

Girls’ Hylax 2021 Registration opens 12/9/2020! HYLAX (Hampton Youth Lacrosse) supports youth lacrosse for girls and boys in Hampton Township, PA. We are dedicated to creating a supportive environment for our youth to learn the game of lacrosse. Registration is open to all Hampton Township girls in grades K-8. Please click here for the flyers and additional information.

INFORMATION:

HTSD will continue to provide free meals to all students during remote learning and throughout December.  Please continue to check our website for updates from our Food Service Department for details on how to pick up free meals December 1st - December 9th. For more information on this program, please visit the District’s website: https://www.htsd.org/page.cfm?p=1&newsid=6784

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.

 


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