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 Monday, September 1st is Labor Day and there is no school and the Administration building will also be closed. When students are back on Tuesday, every building will be back to their regular school-day schedule. 
Hastings Middle School, 201 N. Marian Road, (402) 461-7520

Students of the Week

6A: Trevor Sullivan
This guy stepped up to the HMS plate and is hitting homeruns wherever he goes. He has impressed us with his positive attitude, participation, and excitement about being a 6A MVP. TREVOR SULLIVAN, you are showing others how to step up and knock it out of the park with your awesomeness. Keep getting it done!
6B: Linnea Howie
Bright, cheerful, hardworking -- we've been delighted to welcome Linnea to Team 6B! We look forward to working with Linnea during the school year and seeing what great things she does!
7A: Kohri Seibert
Kohri is the team 7A Flying Squirrel of the Week. She supports her classmates. She works hard and is a true friend to all of her peers.
7B: Izaak Hunsley
We HUNted all through the 7B halls to find this week’s Superhero. We found a young man who raises the bar on kindness and flexibility. He is taking new students under his wing and showing them what Tiger Pride really looks like. Izaak HUNsley, Thank you for being a great role model and starting the year in a great way!
8A: Nayely Espinoza-Chavez
She has had an excellent start to the year. Nayely has been a great helper as a football manager, and her bright and smiling face is a positive addition to team 8A!
8B: Atlan Thai
Our student of the week is always doing the right thing when no one is looking. He is polite and hardworking, and is ALWAYS on task. He works well with any partner he is assigned. We LOVE having this true champion on our team. Our Student of the Week is…Atlan Thai!

Getting used to NEW bell schedules:
 Hastings Middle School:
Bell Schedules
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Current News and School Supplies:
REGULAR SCHEDULE:  8:10 - 3:35
OPENING WEEK SCHEDULE:  Regular: NO Hot Weather Schedule for HMS
SCHOOL LUNCHES will be $2.85 per meal. Extra helpings and ala cart items will be charged to the lunch account and cost extra. Please discuss with your child that money deposited in their lunch account must be used as intended. It is the student’s and parent’s responsibility to understand and determine the spending within their account. If the account is low, then extras and ala cart items cannot be purchased. Students will use their student ID card that has a barcode that is swiped. The barcode will record lunch purchases and determine the balance in the student account. Lunch account deposits may be made each morning prior to 8:10. Deposits may be made in any amount (weekly, monthly or a particular dollar amount). REMEMBER that all extra items will be charged directly to the student lunch account. You can keep track of your child’s daily purchases on PowerSchool.
ID CARDS – All students will be required to wear their student ID cards. Two free student
cards will be provided to each student. If those are lost, replacements will be available to
purchase for $2.00. The ID cards are used for lunches and to check out materials in the library. We believe it is also an important safety feature for every adult to be able to identify
every student.
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.
PARTICIPATION IN ACTIVITIES - We encourage participation in activities at HMS. Volleyball, football, basketball, cross country, track, wrestling, music, band, and intramural sports, are great opportunities for students to be an active part of their school. To participate in the activity program and get a real bargain for admission to games, a $35.00 ACTIVITY TICKET MUST BE PURCHASED. This may be purchased when you bring your completed information in on August 7. These activity tickets are also good for admission to Senior High events. Low-income families may request an application for activity ticket reduction.
If you shop at Allen’s please save your receipts after September 1 and send them with your
child to school. We receive some refunds from Allen’s in order to purchase a few extra supplies and materials. Also, please save your Box Tops for Education. These two programs can bring in hundreds of dollars that provide things for our school and students. This past year we were able to purchase technology equipment and supplies for the middle school garden with the proceeds.
The school will provide each student with an assignment book free of charge. Additional books are $5.00.
Worried about shopping for school attire or making unnecessary purchases? Maybe these guidelines from the HMS Handbook will help with the decision-making process. The following items may NOT be worn or brought to school:
Mesh Shirts (unless a shirt is worn underneath)
Spaghetti strapped shirts and/or midriff shirts
Gang attire or clothing that is associated with a gang
Clothing which is offensive racially, sexually, etc.
Torn or ripped clothing
Wallets with chains attached to them
Laser lights
   Biking shorts or cutoff jeans
 Sagging or oversized pants
Clothing promoting drugs, alcohol, or tobacco
Middle school is an exciting adventure. We hope this information helps you get off to a great start. We’re looking forward to meeting students and parents this fall!

ALL STUDENTS will need book covers (all books must be covered). Book covers for math books need to be the LARGE SIZE. Please do not purchase the adhesive-bond covers as it leaves residue on the books that is difficult to remove. No wheeled backpacks, as they do not fit in the lockers.

There will be a Volleyball meeting for 7th/8th graders on August 15 after school. Tryouts for students entering the 7th and 8th grades will be held on August 19-21.   All forms must be completed and turned into the office and an activity ticket must be purchased in order to tryout for the teams. Volleyball camp for 3rd-8th graders is August 4-6 from 9:00-10:30 am at the middle school.   Cost is $30.00. There is also a girls Basketball camp for grades
3rd-5th from 11:00-12:30 on August 4-6 at the middle school.
Equipment checkout for 8th graders will be Thursday, August 7, from 9-10:30 and  for 7thgraders from 10:30-12:00. Football practice for 7th and 8th grade boys will begin August 15 after school on the middle school football field. This practice will be in helmet, football shoes, shorts and T-shirt. There will be no practice on Monday, August 18. Practice will resume on Tuesday, August 19. It is important that you are at the football equipment checkout on August 7, have a physical, and purchase an activity ticket for $35.00. There will also be a parent meeting on Monday, August 28 at 5:45.

Sept. 9 -- 4:00 Adams Central Home
Sept. 11 -- 4:00 Barr 
Sept. 16 -- 4:00 Westridge Home
Sept.  18 -- 4:00 St. Cecilia Home   
Sept. 22 -- 4:00 Westridge 
Sept. 25 -- 4:00 Walnut 
Sept. 29 -- 4:00 Lexington 
Oct. 7 -- 4:00 Columbus
Oct. 9 -- 4:00 Walnut Home
Oct. 13 -- 4:00 Barr Home

Sept. 9 -- 4:00 Adams Central (A, B, C)
Sept. 11 -- 4:00 Barr Home
Sept. 18 -- 4:00 Walnut 
Sept. 23 -- 4:00 Westridge
Sept. 25 -- 4:00 Horizon Home
Sept. 30 -- 4:00 Holdrege Home
Oct. 2 -- 4:00 Westridge Home
Oct. 7 -- 4:00 Columbus Home
Oct. 9 -- 4:00 Sunrise 
Oct. 13 -- 4:00 Barr 


Sept. 8 -- 4:00 Adams Central Home
Sept. 18 -- 4:00 Walnut Home
Sept. 25 -- 4:00 Barr
Sept. 30 -- 4:00 Aurora
Oct. 7 -- 4:00 Seward Home
Oct. 9 -- 4:00   Westridge Home

Sept. 8 -- 4:00 Adams Central
Sept. 16 -- 4:00 Seward Home
Sept. 25 -- 4:00 Barr Home
Oct. 2 -- 4:00 Sunrise
Oct. 7 -- 4:00 Walnut
Oct. 14 -- 4:00 Westridge
Sept. 4 -- 6:30 Cozad golf course
Sept. 9 -- 4:00 AC Invite at the Elk’s
Sept. 12 -- 4:00 Aurora golf course
Sept. 16 -- 5:15 in Minden
Sept. 22 -- 5:00 Hastings Invite @ Brickyard
Sept. 23 -- 5:15 Grand Island @ Indianhead
Oct. 2 -- 5:15 in York
Oct. 3 -- 4:15 St. Cecilia Invite


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!

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

iHMS Project:
If you have ever wondered how much goes on and how involved we are at Hastings Middle School, wonder no longer.  The following is a representation of what HMS has to offer.  It is a reminder of what we do and who we are. 
HMS Student Council



Online Food Payment

Hastings Public Schools now provides parents an easy way to make food service
payments for their students. Online payments for food service may be made using a
Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit or debit card.
How to make Online Payments?

1. Visit our district Web Store at hastingspublicschools.revtrak.net.
2. Click on Food Service Payments.
3. Enter your Parent Portal User Name and Password (this is the same
user name and password you use to check your students information on
Powerschool). If you do not know your login and password please contact
Kathy Riese at kriese@esu9.org or at 402-461-7615.
4. Enter the amount to add to each student’s food service account.
5. Click Next Page.
6. Confirm your payment choices and click Go to Checkout.
7. If a new customer, select I am a new customer.
8. If a returning customer, select I am a returning customer
a. Enter your email address
b. Click Sign in
a. Enter your email address and password
b. Click Sign in
9. Enter your billing information and create a password (if required)
10. Enter your payment information
11. Verify your information for accuracy and select Complete Order
12. A receipt will be emailed to you. Please check your spam filter if you do not
13. There will be a 3.6% fee for this service that will be charged to the card that

If you need any assistance with this process please contact Kathy Riese at
kriese@esu9.org or 402-461-7615.

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