HMS Student Council 2013-2014
Student Council Results:
It is time to announce the elected members of Student Council for the 2013-2014 school year. Homerooms and teachers voted on Tuesday to elect the following:
7th Grade REPRESENTATIVES:
Kylie Hanna Alex Swoboda
Cecilia Beahm Miguel Hernandez
PRESIDENT: Riley Nelson “My mission is to make next year a year to remember, a year so tiger-tastic that everyone will be talking about it for years--probably not, but it’s worth a shot.I want to help kids and make them more comfortable attending HMS.”
VICE PRESIDENT: Isabella Nicolarsen “My mission is to make everyone’s year at HMS a happy and inviting experience. Our school should be a place where kids feel safe and want to come.
SECRETARY: Chandice Rogers “I would want to try to raise money for the garden club. I would take in the concerns and issues of my fellow students and put them into action."
TREASURER: Brianna Dulitz “One of my goals for this year is to make the school safer so that students will be happy to wake up every morning and come to school. We only have so many years before we become adults and have to work with no play. My main goal is to make a change.”
Mrs. Opperman is a fun and cheerful person to be around. She has lots of fun in class; but is also serious when we it needs to be. We can have the wildest conversations in class; and she will listen and join in. She is the best English teacher ever!"
"Mrs. Opperman is a fun teacher. She helps us learn in different ways. She has a fun and bubbly personality." "Mrs. Opperman makes English class a blast to be in!"
"Mrs. Opperman is the best English teacher! She is always happy and is always ready to help. She is kind-hearted and helps us learn in the best ways! Mrs. Opperman is the best!"
"Mr. Baptiste helps everyone with tests. He comes up with fun games to review for tests too. Mr. Baptiste cares for every student."
"Because of Mr. Baptiste, I will try out for basketball for my freshman year. I will follow my dream to play at college basketball .That's why he should be teacher of month."
"He is a fun guy to hang out with in the mornings, during school, and after school."
"He is a fun teacher to who teaches about the Roman God/ Goddess, and Rome."
"Mrs. Ochsner is helpful, nice and super fun! She always has something fun to make class better. She's the BEST!"
"She is the best teacher/coach you could ever have. She deserves to be nominated because of her hard work!"
"She is nice funny and makes me want to come to science."
"Mrs. Ochsner is a great teacher who has a great way of teaching. She tells stories to help us learn and she does contests for learning. We get to do experiments in science class."
Richard W. Langer
The HMS Garden Project:
Students, parents, administrators, teachers, and communitiy members joined together on Saturday, April 27th, to get their hands dirty and create the school's first garden. So many hearts, hands, and minds went into the organization and implementation of this project.
We THANK all those involved, especially Mr. Stoddard!
"The garden work day was also incredible! We had about 45 kids and 40 adults working on the garden. We move mountains of dirt, compost, and mulch. Hopefully this is the start of a great school/community partnership and another great experience for our middle school kids. You may have seen Mr. Stoddard on the Channel 5 news. I wanted to do an interview, but Jayson ran over to the camera so fast, I didn't get a chance. The wheelbarrow races with students riding and teachers pushing was also worth every penny.
Again, thanks for everyone's efforts on a Saturday morning!" (Mr. Essink)
To see video, click here
A thank you to all parents, teachers, community members and judges that joined us May 2nd for the HMS Science Fair!
Projects were presented on tri-folds and judged by community members. Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Slechta were so excited to share what students have learned at HMS in regards to scientific inquiry.
STUDENT SURVEY - CLICK HERE
We have had several students getting
recognized recently for different activities.
Vinnie Schmidt (8th grader) UNL Big Red Star Honor
Jorge Morales Garcia (8th grader) UNL Big Red Star Honor
Kaila Avent (7th grader) 1st place/Junior Ind. Exh/History Day
Maggie Nielsen (7th grader) 2nd place/Junior Ind. Exh/History Day
Haley Mazour (7th grader) 3rd place/Junior Ind. Exh/History Day
Cameron Hastings (8th grader) 1st place/MathCounts Contest
Nathan Abel (8th Grader) placed 1st in Junior Individual-Documentary at the
History Day Competition. He will also represent HMS at the State Geography
Congratulations to all of these students. You make HMS proud!
The following students qualified for the FPS State Bowl on April 20th, 2013:
Alternates: Riley Nelson & Chandice Rogers
Way to go team!
If you have not purchased a 2012-2013 yearbook, you may do so until January 31. Pick up a form in the office or buy one on-line by going to the Jostens website www.jostens.com. Follow the links to Hastings Middle School. Books are $22.00. Books will be delivered in May.
The winning 7th grade PSA group visited the KHAS radio station to record their PSA about "Balance" with broadcaster Tyson Havranek. Group members included Brooke Meyer, Belinda Montanez, Amber Pavelka and Amanda Stramel. They wrote a rap about "balancing middle school life" to a song they created on the computer using Garage Band.
HMS would like to share some progress on the Garden Project:
The area was plowed, compost was added, and the area was tilled. A water line was also installed.
More to come...
"We've got SPIRIT, yes we do!
We've got SPIRIT, how about you?"
and Central Community College
* Guided Tours
* College Students Answer Questions
Thank you, Mrs. Little, for all of your hard work and dedication to the success of the day!
IMMUNIZATION - All students who have waivers on file for required immunizations will need to update their immunization status or bring in the physician signed medical waiver or notarized religious waiver BEFORE attending school. The Adams County Immunization Clinics are scheduled for the first Thursday of every month from 1:00-5:00. You must call for an appointment. These are held at the South Heartland District Health Department at 606 N. Minnesota. A parent or guardian must be present and donations are gratefully accepted.
SPORTS PHYSICALS - All students who plan to participate in interscholastic athletics must have a physical examination and the necessary forms completed BEFORE participating in any practice. These forms may be picked up in the school office.
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