Dear HMS Parents,
The 2019/2020 school year is well under way. Fall is upon us, the leaves are beginning to change, the air is taking on a different feel and the days are getting shorter. Many exciting things are taking place at HMS including “Fight Song Fridays, extra-curricular activities such as cross country, volleyball, cheerleading, football and quality academics. Most importantly, the HMS staff is continuing their strong tradition of educating our Hugoton middle school students. All HMS staff members are committed to continuing to be “life long learners” so that we can follow best practices as we educate your children.
I want to encourage you to discuss with your HMS student how they feel their year has started out. Please access “Go Edustar” and look at your child’s grade and attendance. Research has shown that students who miss more than 10 days in an academic year are at risk of suffering gaps in their learning. I meet weekly with all students who have either D’s or F’s and encourage them to take advantage of opportunities to raise their grades. Students may request to go to a specific teacher’s room during Seminar for extra help. Students may also stay after school from 3:30 – 4:00 to get academic help if they schedule dates and times with their teacher.
Safety is my number one priority. An area of concern that I have become aware of is students’ crossing the highway unsafely. Please convey to your child how dangerous this is, and that they need to cross at the stoplight. I will remind about crossing safety. I encourage you to do the same at home. It is now dark in the morning and I do not want any student injured crossing the street.
Thank you for your continued support of HMS students and Staff.