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Hacker Middle School April Newsletter
Welcome back from what was hopefully a restful and enjoyable break! With a mere 32 days left in this school year, summer break will be here before we know it! Even in the short time remaining, we still have much to do! Please find below information for Hacker Middle School for the month of April.
Important Upcoming Dates April 6th – PTT (6:00p.m. @ HMS Room 16) April 17th & 18th – Micron STEM Bus Month of April – ISAT Testing
ISAT Testing Most notable in the month of April is the administration of the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT). Students from Hacker Middle School will take the ISAT tests to determine whether they have learned the standards for their grade level and subject area. HMS students will begin testing April 5th and continue through the month of April into May. During this time, your student’s attendance is of utmost importance. Additionally, a good night’s sleep and adequate breakfast will help your student to perform their best.
Micron STEM Bus After being delayed due to snow in January, the Mobile STEM Lab and Assembly will be at Hacker Middle School on APRIL 17th & 18th! STEMbusUSA.org gives a truly unique and hands-on experience so students can dive into science, technology, engineering, and math. The STEM Mobile Discovery Lab is equipped with the latest technologies, enabling 30+ students at a time to learn and explore. Students can expect to see drones, robots, smoke and explosions. They will also get to experience high-end, hands-on tools like virtual reality, circuitry and much, much more! This day will be full of fun and learning! STEMbusUSA.org would love to provide parents with the opportunity to see what their student experienced on the bus during the day. Please join us on the bus for up to an hour after the school day ends.
March Events Follow Up
STEAM Night Thank you to all that joined us for the Mountain Home Joint PTT STEAM Night! Those who attended enjoyed a fun night of hands on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math with demonstrations from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho Power and several other organizations. The turnout was awesome and we are looking forward to next year’s event!
Attendance Challenge Congratulations to Mrs. Holland’s class for winning the 3rd quarter Attendance Challenge with a 96. 57% attendance rate! Mrs. Holland’s class will receive their reward soon after it is decided. With the start of the 4th quarter, it is a new competition and any class can win – all you have to do is show up!
D.A.R.E. Graduation On Thursday, March 23rd, approximately 300 Hacker Middle School 6th grade students participated in the D.A.R.E. graduation. This event celebrated the completion of a ten-week prevention education program designed to prevent use of controlled substances, membership in gangs, and other violent behaviors and was taught by Detective Kyle Holloway. We are proud of our D.A.R.E. graduates and appreciate the valuable information Detective Holloway imparted upon them.
PTT Notes (Parents & Teachers Together)
Our Parent Group Meeting is the first Thursday of each month at 6:00p.m. at Hacker Middle School. The next meeting is THIS Thursday, April 6, 2017. We hope to see you there. It is a great opportunity to learn what is happening at Hacker. This month we will be planning Teacher Appreciation Week. If you would like to help but cannot attend please contact Courtney (email@example.com) or Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please keep your eyes open for our Teacher Appreciation Week potluck as well. We will be spoiling our teachers during this week and will be asking for donations of food items and supplies for multiple days.
School Store: We are always looking for volunteers to run the school store. If you are able to help please contact Courtney or Kim. School Store is every Friday during lunch periods. You may volunteer for individual days or every Friday. We will gladly accept any time you are willing to offer.
School Spirit Wear: Mrs. Holland has kindly offered to sell our remaining inventory of Tiger t-shirts & sweatshirts on Fridays before and after school. If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt or sweatshirt please have your students bring cash or check (exact amounts appreciated) to her room during these times. (Please note that the majority of our t-s and sweatshirts DO NOT say Hacker Middle School on them and are able to move on to the Junior High with your students. Prices: Plain t-shirts $12, tie dyed t-shirts $15, and $25 for sweatshirts. Sizes are limited. We tried to buy extra of the most popular sizes. Popcorn: We would like to see popcorn on a couple of Fridays coming up. If you are able to pop and package the popcorn in the morning or sell it in the afternoon please let us know. Right now we are semi-flexible on what days we do it. If you have an interest please contact us and we will get you a specific date after our meeting on Thursday. If we do not get any volunteers we will NOT be having any popcorn sales this year.
We appreciate all of the volunteers who have helped us this year! Let’s end the 2016-17 school year with a bang!
As the school year begins to dwindle down, we look forward to your continued support as we continue to educate your student. Together, we can make the remainder of the year great!
Lonni Smith Principal
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