• The Week in Review at HMS: Notes from Dr. Cockley

    Week of November 27, 2023
    Through generous grant-funding, our 6th grade students had the incredible opportunity to learn from a Holocaust survivor, Mr. Stanley Bernath, during their visit to the Maltz Museum. "Using artificial intelligence (A.I.), the Maltz Museum has captured the life story of an ordinary man who survived extraordinary circumstances as a child survivor of the Holocaust. Stanley Bernath lost everything but he never gave up hope, eventually building a new life in Cleveland. For over 40 years Stanley shared his story with audiences across Ohio” including visiting with us in-person at Hudson Middle School in 2017!
    Absolute engagement in math class! Students worked as a team to solve math problems (reviewing their new learning), completing a tic-tac-toe of challenges and then spinning the wheel! The energy was contagious!  
    Social Studies students shared their creativity with their peers, by showcasing their unique island nation. As they learn about new elements of society, they add those features to their country throughout the year! 
    We are always impressed with our students' thinking and collaboration! Here, our American History students studied the Boston Massacre, by examining Revere's engraving. They then compared the Colonial and British points-of-view with a Sketch and Tell activity.
    WOW!! Thank you to our students, staff, and families! We have so much to celebrate!  

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    Holiday Spirit Week District Wide!

    Let’s have some fun DISTRICTWIDE as we gear up to a much deserved winter holiday break!  

    • Jingle Bell Bling Monday: Wear your brightest colors and anything that sparkles or shines! 

    • Tinsel Toes Tuesday: Put your best foot forward by wearing some festive holiday socks!

    • Cozy & Warm Wednesday: Explorers, it’s cold outside! Dress in your favorite cozy clothes!

    • Candy Cane Lane Thursday: Red and white are the colors of the day!

    • Fa-la-la-la-la Flannel Friday: Dress in your best festive flannel or plaid shirt!


    HMS Staff Shout Outs: 

    • Has an HMS staff member made a difference for your child? We love to show appreciation for our amazing staff at HMS! Here’s an opportunity to share more personally if a staff member has made a difference, no matter how big or small. I will be sure to recognize their efforts individually and quietly. HMS Staff Shout Out Google Form