Daily Announcements for Thursday, December 5, 2013 This is a Tuesday-Thursday Friday Week
Transcript of Blackboard Connect Message sent on 12/5/13 in the afternoon:
Good afternoon, parents. This is Dr. Cockley, Hudson Middle School Principal calling to inform you of an incident that happened today, Thursday, December 05, during 8th grade lunch. We want to make sure that you have accurate information. A Hudson Middle School staff member had an allergic reaction to food and was taken to the HMS clinic. 911 was called, and an ambulance came to assist. The students were released to their classes 2 minutes early to ensure their safety and the safety of the staff member, as well as to protect the privacy of the staff member. The staff member was then transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. Again, we always want to be sure that you have accurate information. Thank you for your care, and have a good evening.
New! Portage County is now accepting plastics #1-7. This means that several items such as yogurt and applesauce containers can be recycled in the "bottles and cans" container.
All outstanding FALL student fees and/or FALL student participation and activity fees are due now! Please visit your student's account on the Home Access Center or MyPaymentsPlus to check for fee information. Parents may also pay by check (payable to Hudson City Schools) in the main office of your child's school. Please click here for a more detailed explanation of course fees at HMS. Winter student participation and activity fees, where applicable, are also being collected at this time. In addition, students are expected to pay fees for participation in winter sports before the first contest of the season.
The Blackboard phone message from Dr. Cockley on 11/20/13 was regarding the following parent drop off procedures:
Parent Drop Off: As the weather turns colder and wetter, more students are dropped off by a parent in the morning instead of walking or riding a bus. To ensure the safety of all students, please adhere to the following drop off procedures:
- Please enter the middle school property via Franklin St (the Oviatt driveway is Exit Only during school hours).
- Please drive to the drop off lane next to the Auto Shop Facility.
- Once your car has stopped, at any point along the cement walkway, your child should exit the car and walk along the cement walkway toward the building.
- S/he may then cross, using the crosswalk, to the building.
- Please exit using the Oviatt driveway.
- Please do not park in the parking lot and have your child walk across the lot to enter the building, because there are a large number of cars and buses driving through the parking lot.
- The Elm Street entrance is for HCSD empoyees only.
- Thank you for your help in ensuring the safety of all!
The 8-SERVICE team invites students and family members to write Christmas cards to our servicemen and women stationed overseas in Afghanistan. In addition to bringing in the much-needed USO Care Package items, click here, students and community members may drop off cards, letters, and the Care Package items to Mr. Gross’ Room (A-212) at Hudson Middle School or in the Main Office. Our troops greatly appreciate hearing from local families during the upcoming Holidays. Thank You so much for your continued support of our USO program.
Great resource for HMS students! Hudson High School NHS students offer free tutoring at Hudson Library’s Teen Room for all students. 7:00-8:30pm every Monday and Wednesday when school is in session. No registration required – just stop in! Click here for more information.
Absences Relating to Athletics and After-School Activities/Events Students must be in attendance at school at least one-half of the day in order to participate in after-school activities/events. This means if you are coming in late, you must sign-in to school by 11:00, or if you are signing out, cannot miss more than 3-1/2 hours of the school day.
Student BYOD Wi-Fi is now active for all HMS students, including 6th graders. You must sign up online here, print out the parent permission form on the last page, and turn it into the main office prior to receiving access. After completing this process, if you need help getting your device on the wireless network, assistance is available in the media center.
For information about the school breakfast program, click here
To see the Hudson Middle School afternoon bus line-up, please click here.
If you need a copy of the HMS Supply Lists, click on the following links: 6th Grade Supply List, 7th Grade Supply List, 8th Grade Supply LIst
You can now follow Hudson Middle School on Twitter @hudsonohHMS.
EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT HUDSON MIDDLE SCHOOL! Do you need some guidance using the new SunGard system and want to get the most out of it? Do you have questions about personal technology devices at school or social media in general? Are you confused about your student’s study/advisory/focus periods? Come hear Principal Cockley, administrators and guidance counselors discuss these topics and more at the PTO HMS Dialogue on Wednesday, 10/16 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the HMS Auditorium. Missed the dialogue? Click here to see what was discussed.
To the parents of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders: Registration is now open for Northwestern University's Midwest Academic Talent Search - NUMATS- which allows middle school students to take the SAT at Hudson High School. The test date is January 25, 2013. Students must have an ID to take the test. A passport or a Hudson Middle School ID will suffice. The student must also bring two #2 pencils-no mechanical pencils, please. Please register on-line at www.ctd.northwestern.edu/numats/register. You will need the following ID#: 8501997. The e-mail address of your Hudson Schools contact, Dawna Horn, District REACH Coordinator is: email@example.com 330-653-1316 x4140. However, please contact NUMATS directly if you have trouble registring or any questions about the testing.
Attention 8th grade parents! The 8th Grade Lock-in will be here before you know it! Parent volunteer Jennifer Villa Podoll would like to begin gathering photos for the 8th Grade Video. Please e-mail no more than 6 photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org. All photos must be school related. To give the lock-in committee permission to use photos, please be sure you have turned in the Hudson City School District Photography and Videography release form. Click here.
On August 22, 2013, students attended grade level assemblies focused on behavioral expectations and changes made to the student handbook, including the dress code and the electronic device policy. These policies are listed in the student handbook. To view the presentation, click here.
The safety and security of our students and staff is our number one priority. To help prevent activities that could negatively impact our schools, we have worked many years with Security Voice, Safe Schools Helpline, an outside company, with no ties to our schools. This is an anonymous helpline that you can use to let us know about and try to prevent problems before they occur. We have added a new "Safe Schools Helpline" button (white with red letters) on the main page of the district web site and on each building's web page. Listed on the page are three ways, either phone, text or Internet, to report acts such as violence, theft, drug or alcohol use, sexual harassment, weapons, bully behavior, etc. If you are not comfortable reporting these types of incidence, or information to our staff, please consider using this secure, anonymous service. Please, if you see, read, or hear something that threatens our school safety, please say something!