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Register NOW for the HMS Glow Run held on May 8th!  Click here for a printable form.  
Hastings Middle School, 201 N. Marian Road, (402) 461-7520
Welcome to the HMS Garden!
Click below for a closer look at the HMS Garden:
Glow Run Registration
Register NOW for the HMS Glow Run held on May 8th!  Click here for a printable form. 
All forms are due to homeroom teachers.
Second Annual Glow and Go
3K or 5K Walk or Run

Friday, May 8th – Registration begins at 8:00 p.m. The run/walk and t-shirt are free for Hastings Middle School students.  Middle school family and friends are encouraged to participate for free as well (with a signed consent form). Family members who aren’t middle school students will need to include $15 per shirt with this form if you would like a t-shirt.  The event will start and end at the middle school. No pets please! 
(In case of lightning, event will be moved inside the Middle School.)


Character Education: 8 KEYS
The "Tireless Teacher Award" was presented to the following teachers for their tireless efforts in school to help every student, every day:

Margaret Olsen

Kristen Slechta

Hilary Caldwell

Vicki Hesselgesser

Cody Ochsner

Doug Sejkora

Students of the Week:
Students of the Week
6A: Luke Stevens
Luke, we think you do a great job day-in and day-out! We’ve noticed all year that you work to do your best and are a quiet leader who shows others the way to be successful.  Keep up the great work!
6B: Jacob Kaiser
We think Jacob is named well because, in German, the word Kaiser means “King”. Jacob is the King of Great Effort and Attitude! He is a joy in our classrooms because he is eager to learn and puts forth a lot of effort every day in every class. Jacob, keep on earning your crown and we’ll enjoy watching you succeed!  
7A: Nina Meyer
Nina Meyer is on fire!
And knows how to inspire!
She is a person we all admire.
Her spirits are always high.
Even when life is hard, she will always try.
She is as sweet as pie.
When we look into her eyes
We can tell that she is wise.
A winner she will always be
An inspiration to you and me!
7B: Nate Nordby
Q is for the great quality of work this student does.
R is for respect that this student shows for his peers and teachers.
P is for the pride that this student shows in everything he does.
L is for the letters in this poem that gave no hint at all. J
We are proud to announce Nate Nordby as our 7B Superhero of the week!!
8A: Derek Specht
The 8A student of the week is a student who is a very hard worker in all his classes. Teachers love that he always puts effort into his work to do his very best. He also is very polite to his teachers and peers.  Congratulations Derek Specht!
8B: DeAnthony Moretti
Our 8B Champion of the Week is a wonderful, conscientious student. He always gets his work in on time, participates well in class, and is a genuinely wonderful individual. Congratulations, DeAnthony Moretti!  

Night of Excellence

7th Grade & "8 Keys of Excellence"
The seventh graders decorated their classroom doors in order to demonstrate what they have learned about the "8 Keys of Excellence!"  Each door was inspired by our character education program that is taught during Tiger Time. 

Student Council:


HMS Student Council 2015-2016

HMS Student Council invites ALL interested students to apply and campaign for the 2015-2016
school year.  Application packets are available at the bulletin board between the Counselor's office and
the 8th grade podOR the bulletin board by the front entrance restrooms.  Application packets are due to
Mrs. Slechta, room 806, by Wednesday, April 15th.  Campaign week will occur between Monday, April 20th and
Friday, April 24th.  Campaign rules and requirements are available in the application packet. 
Election day is Monday, April 27th, during lunch.  The voting ballot is online and will be supervised
by current student council members.  We are so excited to share this leadership opportunity.  Thank you!

HPS Art Show 2015

2015 Educator of the Year: Mr. Jayson Stoddard

NASSP Conference
These HMS educators recently traveled to San Diego to do a presentation about HMS at the National Asssocation of Secondary School Principal's (NASSP) Conference. They had about 200 people in their session where strategies and programs were shared with other educators. In turn, they listened to other schools present and were able to interact and ask questions about how they strive for success. 

L-R: Jayson Stoddard, Kristen Slechta, Brooke O'Neill, 
Michele Kimle, Tiffany Opperman, and David Essink.

8th Grade
8th Notes
The HMS 8th Notes music group recently raised money for the food pantry.
8th Grade Band
Congratulations to the HMS 8th grade band for being 
selected as one of ten groupstoperform at the State Capitol during "Music Education Week at the Capitol!" They will be performing on Friday, March 6th at 12 noon.
The 8th grade band went through an audition process during the first week of the second semester for a chance to play at the Capitol. During this process, they pushed themselves to perform at a high level. They knew going into it that they were going up against other bands, choirs, and small groups from all-over Nebraska and that the judges could only fill ten spots for this event. Kudos to all of the students and their instructor for their hard work in preparing and being selected for this event!
Pennies for Patients:

Hastings Middle School would like to personally thank all staff, students, parents, community members, and Five Points Bank for helping us raise $7,640.18 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  It is our great pleasure to celebrate the efforts of so many to help those in need. 
Sincerely, Student Council


Chucking Change to Make Some CHANGE!

National School Counselor Week

Mrs. Little's 7th grade homeroom made a special trip to the KHAS radio station this morning!  This crew of HMS students were the winners of our 7th grade Public Service Announcement competition. Last week, fourteen 7th grade homerooms presented a PSA over the school intercom.  All HMS staff members voted on their favorite PSA, and Mrs. Little's homeroom students were the winners!!  See attached pictures for all the fun we had this morning at the station.
Students participating were Thomas Harling, Hailey Haase, Erika Hernandez, Kennedy Howard, Chase Johnson, Devin Juranek, Kolbie Kaiser, Jackson Moncrief, Dakota Perez, Isabel Shafer,  and Tyler Weseman.  Congratulations to all students!


Student Council
   "Teacher of the Month"
Nominate a teacher who deserves celebration and appreciation.  Simply click below and type the reasons why he or she should be recognized.  Student Council members will read and vote.  Thank you!

Let's Celebrate:
September's Teacher:  Mr. Rosno

"Mr.Rosno makes learning fun and understandable. He gives great examples and resources. We play games that help and encourage us to study. He is an amazing teacher!"
October's Teacher:  Mr. Trindle
"He is one of the nicest teachers I've ever had. He makes learning fun. He does extra activities, such as coaching. He lead his team to an undefeated season."
November's Teacher:  Mrs. Hesselgesser
"She is very active and good with children. She is amazing, and I now love to read!"
December's Teacher:  Ms. Beach
"I think Mrs. Beach should be the teacher of the month because she is kind, patient, and positive every day. She makes math class fun and challenging."
January's Teacher:  Mr. Baptiste
"He is my absolute favorite teacher and makes class interesting and fun everyday!
Obviously, Mr. Baptiste deserves this honor."

February's Teacher:  Mrs. Northrop
"She is the greatest teacher because she is so nice.  She knows what it's like to be in middle school. She also tells AMAZING stories!
You also can have your opinion as long as you can back it up."

March's Teacher:  Mrs. Hoppe
"Mrs Hoppe is an amazing teacher.  She also loves to read and knows how to get things done. I could go on and on about what she does to help us!"
April's Teacher: Mrs. Beave
"Mrs. Beave brings spunk into the classroom and lights up my day."

The 8th grade girls' basketball teams completed an amazing season!
The B and C teams did very well also.
    A 10-0  
B 8-2
C 8-1

Congratulations to coaches and girls on a great season!

HMS Robotics:

Life at HMS:
6th Grade Wizard of Oz:

Author Visit:

Start to a GREAT year!

Bell Schedules
 Hastings Middle School Bell Schedules
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Let's Celebrate!


Meet the HMS Staff

Oreo Sweepstakes

 If you haven’t heard about our OREO Sweepstakes you may want to ask your student.

Each week we ask a trivia question and usually a riddle to get a phone number to call. The first homeroom in each grade level that calls the correct phone number with the answer wins a box of Oreo Cookies!

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