Our 8th Grade Vocal Music Concert--including 8th Notes & All 8th Graders in a Music Class--will take place at Hastings High School on
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17TH AT 7:30 p.m.
Our Select Vocal Groups Concert--including Minor 6th’s, Dominant 7th’s, 8th Notes, and Girls Glee--will take place at Hastings Middle School on MONDAY, DECEMBER 16th at 7:00 p.m.
HMS Students of the Week
6A has a shout out to Alayna Ballheim as our Student of the Week. Alayna is really on the ball and brings her very best to school every day. We appreciate her “no excuses and get-it-done” attitude. She’s also patient, kind to others around her, and works to live above the line. Thanks, Alayana!
Ramona LaraYou have a grrrreat attitude. We have been so impressed by your effort, kindness and flexibility. You are a ray of light in the 6B pod. Great job and keep up the good work!
McKenna SchneiderMcKenna is magnificent, marvelous, meticulous, and merry. She is stupendous, studious, smart, and self-confident. Your leadership abilities are superb and everyone on the pod appreciates you, McKenna! Rock on!
Lily KingsleyHear ye! Hear ye! Be it known the Superhero of the week is quite stately. Her grace and kindness fill the 7B halls. Her crown is adorned with jewels of responsibility and compassion. Lily KINGSley is one remarkable royal!
Dylan LocklingFor every lock there is a key, and Dylan Lockling has ALL of the 8 Keys. He is an awesome hunter – for both deer and knowledge – and 8A is lucky to have him!
Morgan LongWe didn’t have to think very long for this ROCKSTAR. This girl gets along with everyone as she exhibits the 8 keys every day, she goes a long way for academic success, her effort is always strong and she belongs right here on the 8B ROCKSTARS – we LOVE you Morgan Long! Keep up the great work! :)
It's Baking Time for the HOLIDAYS
Thanks Miss O'Neill, Miss Moran, and Mrs. Janda!
“Through the 8 Keys of Excellence, I’m becoming a person who lives with respect, responsibility, integrity and compassion.”
6A Female: Kelsie Kohl
6A Male: Adynn Kusek
6B Female: Madi Trindle
6B Male: Bryce Brown
7A Female: Cheyanne Axtell
7A Male: Trev Petersen
7B Female: Bailey Kopisch
7B Male: D'Angelo Aparicio
8A Female: Lazara Vazquez
8A Male: Josh Coe
8B Female: Kolby Lintz
8B Male: Connor Laux
Congratulations to the MetLife Foundation-NASSP Breakthrough Schools 2014 honorees!
MetLife Foundation and NASSP are proud to announce and celebrate this year’s nine Breakthrough Schools for their strong academic success in the face of challenges that result from high student poverty rates. The schools will be officially recognized at NASSP’s Ignite 2014 Conference in Dallas, TX, February 6-8. Learn more about the Breakthrough Schools program.
|Alice Ott Middle School, Portland, OR|
|Garner Magnet High School, Garner, NC|
|Hastings Middle School, Hastings, NE|
|John Marshall Fundamental Secondary School, Pasadena, CA|
|Maplewood Richmond Heights High School, St. Louis, MO|
|Oberlin High School, Oberlin, OH|
|Sleepy Hollow High School, Sleepy Hollow, NY|
|Troy Howard Middle School, Belfast, ME|
|William Smith High School, Aurora, CO
Fun with HMS superheroes and monsters is priceless!
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6th Grade Music
Exciting times in 6th Grade Music this month! We have several concerts that are happening.
Starting with the Biggest concert on November 25th for ALL 6TH GRADERS, then working our way backwards J
Monday, November 25, 7 p.m.: ALL 6TH GRADERS will perform for family and friends, in the gym. Students need to be in their places on the risers by 6:45. The concert begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. Please wear your best clothes for this performance.
Thursday, November 21, 6:00 p.m. MINOR 6THS perform at the Downtown Festival of Lights. Please dress warm. Wear your Minor 6th T-shirt under your coats J
Friday, November 8, 2:30 p.m. Minor 6ths perform with our Artist in Residence and other special Music groups at HMS. Performance in the Gym.
Dr. Debra Rhodes visited HMS on October 21st to share the legacy of her father, Charles McKim. Charles was a communication engineer for the Apollo missions. In a brilliant explanation and display, using the technology of today, she shared the incredible feats of the astronauts and enginners of yesterday. Thank you Debra for sharing your father's story and the history of space exploration.
Students with a medical diagnosis of Asthma, Seizures, Diabetes or other significant health issues are reminded to turn in their Action Plans to the nurse's office. If you need a blank copy of the plan please have your student ask the nurse for one. It is requested that should you decide to decline assistance at school for your student, that you put the request in writing.
PHYSICALS, EYE EXAMS AND IMMUNIZATIONSReminder to all 7th grade students and NEW students entering any grade, Hastings Public Schools are subject to the State Requirement for obtaining physicals, eye exams, and immunizations at the time of entrance into school. Please turn in your completed forms as soon as possible. If you need additional time, please contact the school nurse.
We have some testing dates coming up in October and November. Please avoid making appointments on these days if at all possible. Thanks.
Oct 14,15 6th Grade District Writing
Oct 21,22 7th Grade District Writing
Oct 23 8th Grade District Writing
Oct 15 EXPLORE Testing for 8th graders
Nov 4,5 MAP Testing for 6th graders
Nov 14,15 CoGAT Testing for 6th graders
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