Announcements

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Team C Date Change (Thursday-Friday Face to Face Students)


The week of October 26:
C Team students will come to school on Wednesday, October 28 and Friday October 30. No regular classes on Thursday, October 29 - High School is administering the PSAT 10/NMSQT test to 10th and 11th graders only on this day.


Team H & Team C Date Change (Team H are Monday-Tuesday students, Team C are Thursday-Friday students)


The week of Thanksgiving:

Team H will come to school on Monday, November 23

Team C will come to school on Tuesday, November 24



Daily Announcements

 

October 20,2020

The Battle Creek Math and Science Center will be holding an admissions informational meeting this Wednesday for all 8th graders. This will be a VIRTUAL meeting  at 6:00. Go to their Facebook page for the link.

The fall book fair is coming. Our online fair will be available very soon. Keep your ears and eyes open for information on our website and on morning announcements.

There are still a few Virtual Learning t shirts available!  Stop by the office and pick one up for $10, so you can play in the next Virtual Anything Contest. 

The 7A volleyball team wrapped up the season last Thursday night with a win over Hastings (25-7, 25-14, 15-5). Leading the team in scoring was Kaylee Kirkpatrick with 14 aces, followed by Jaicey Harty with 5 aces and 4 assists. Carley Rochin added 4 aces, while Kennedy Halverson added 6 kills and Sophia Kline had 3 assists. The team ended the season with a record of 18 wins and 6 losses. Congratulations on a great season ladies. 

8th Grade B gave it their all. First game was 25-22, we won. Second game was 34-32, we lost. The third and final game of the season, the girls gave it their all with the score 17-15! Ayla Chapman finished the season out able to play her last game! So excited to see what these girls do in the future for volleyball!

8th grade A beat Hastings 25-8, came from being down 9-20 to win game two 25-22 and won game three 15-3. Strong serving from Addie Woodruff, Ella Chantrenne, Ellie Sandal and Cassidy Pratley. Strong defense from Sydney Kreger. The win was a combined team effort taking the team to an overall season record of 8-0.

Halloween is coming, and we are going to have some fun!  Next week on Tuesday and Friday you can wear your costume to school! Costumes must be school appropriate, no weapons or props, no fake blood, and no masks other than your regularly worn Covid-prevention mask. This is not a fundraiser this year, just fun. We look forward to seeing your creative costumes! 

ATTENTION VIRTUAL PARENTS!

We still have pictures of virtual students in the office waiting for pick up. Also, if your sixth grader is in STEAM virtually, there is a packet for them as well. We also have sewing kits for virtual Life skills and Life Management students.  Just stop in and pick it up!

 

What's Happening

Dear HCMS Student,   

I hope you have had a good start to your school year. The staff and I are so happy to be working with you again. I am writing to remind you that learning does not stop when you are not in the building.  School day times, 7:40 am to 2:40 pm, and you should still be dedicated to learning when you are not present at school. This is especially true this year, as you are spending part or all of your time learning virtually.   I wanted to send this email so that you have a clear understanding of the expectations for learning this year.

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Team H and Team C Hybrid students should be doing the following each of their VIRTUAL days of school:

  • Check their HCMS Outlook email accounts – morning and afternoon (click on Outlook Email under Quick  Links on the middle school web page)
  • Log onto their Google classrooms to check for assignments or lessons
  • Check to make sure all assignments are complete
  • Respond to communications (emails, texts, classroom posts) from teachers 

Optional Support

  • Join a virtual intervention meeting for discussion or help

Additionally, Team H and Team C students have the opportunity on Wednesdays to:

  • Meet or communicate with their teachers (all hybrid teachers have dedicated office hours)
  • Join a virtual intervention meetings for discussion or help

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100% virtual students are expected to do the following Each School Day: 

  • Check their HCMS Outlook email accounts – morning and afternoon (click on Outlook Email under Quick  Links on the middle school web page)
  • Log onto their Google classrooms to check for assignments and lessons
  • Attend scheduled virtual classes for instruction (click on the HCMS Learning Hub on the middle school web page for your child’s virtual classes schedule)
  • Respond to communications (emails, texts, classroom posts) from HCMS teachers

Optional Support

  • Join optional virtual meeting(s) for interventions, discussion or help 

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Teacher work days are from 7:20 am to 3:05 pm. Virtual assignments can be submitted at any time within assigned deadlines, but please realize teacher availability and responses should not be expected outside the scheduled work day. Please allow time for a response/feedback from the teacher during the scheduled work day as well, hybrid teachers are with in-person students on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Virtual teachers are teaching multiple subject and/or grade levels and teach several virtual classes.

Teaching and learning has never been more challenging than during this time.  We appreciate the efforts you are making, and will continuously assess our teaching to improve and support you. 

Have a great day,

Mrs. Thayer

Middle School Sports

 

Next up for middle school sports will be boy's basketball. Swimming (6th -8th) will begin after Thanksgiving.

 

  

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