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

    Week of March 11, 2024
     
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    We are so proud of Anissa, Vandy, Mia, and Elizabeth who were named as Finalists in the Maltz Museum Stop the Hate Essay and Poetry Contest! Thank you for sharing your stories, to inspire kindness in the world!
     
     
     
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    Students design “We All Fit Together!” puzzle pieces to promote belonging! Thanks to HMS PTO for decorating our halls as we look ahead to our Author Visit this month…Jerry Craft !!! Thanks to Hudson PTO and Hudson Kiwanis for your support of our students! 

     

     
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    Students participated in our One Book One School day of reading, as we look ahead to our author visit next week with Jerry Craft!!! During our reading of the book New Kid together, students focused on characterization and the themes of kindness, empathy, and belonging!
     
     
     
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    In small groups, during our Portrait of an Explorer Day and our One Book One School Day, students each shared something about themselves, and others drew a line from their own name to that student’s name if they shared that characteristic/interest. In the end, they produced a really beautiful visual for their group: a “web of connections!” 
     
     
     
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    Congratulations to Evelyn, who placed 5th at the Lake Erie Regional Power of the Pen Tournament (8th grade Division) and is now invited to the State Competition in May! In the coming weeks, other students may be invited to States, as well, based on their scoring at Regionals. Best of luck to all, and congratulations to the entire team for an incredible season! 

     

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    Congratulations to our Hudson Middle School Science Olympiad team for winning the Akron Regional Science Olympiad Tournament last weekend with a sweep of first and second place! We are so proud of you!!

     

     
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    Collaborative notes in the team learning area, as students organize their research on global issues, kicking off their Changemakers eBook unit!

     

     
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    Math discussions, using our vertical workspaces! Students collaborate to solve problems, and then discuss strategies!
     
     
     
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    In Language Arts, students explore advantages and disadvantages of different types of media, in their understanding of instructions, as they make and test paper airplanes.
     
     
     
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    6th and 7th grade student groups compete in the GCCTM Math Competition, after practicing with their teams over the past two months!
     
     

    Important Notes:

    HMS Announcements - Please feel free to visit this site daily for up-to-date announcements for our students and school!

     

    Quarter 3 Report Cards:

    • Quarter 3 report cards are available today by 4:00pm in HAC. 

    • Each quarter, the report card is available electronically by clicking on the Grades icon in HAC. Once there, click on the Print button in the upper right corner to view the Report Card on our official middle school report card template. You can then choose to print, save, or simply view the report card. . 

    • A paper copy of the report card is sent home for the first and last quarter of the school year.

    • At Hudson Middle School, we calculate Honor Rolls for Semester 1 and Semester 2.

     

    3/15 - 3/22 Homeroom Competition for POE Day and Right to Read Week Dress Up Theme Days!

    Starting Friday, 3/15, through Friday, 3/22, we'll hold a friendly competition ​among homerooms in each grade level to help inspire participation in our POE Day and Right to Read Week themed days! We truly appreciate your support, encouragement, and participation! 
    • Friday: POE Shirts! Wear your Never Stop Exploring shirts to celebrate our PreK-12 community!
    • Monday: Cozy Clothes! Wear your PJs or comfy clothes, to celebrate the New Kid characters feeling more comfortable in their school and with each other! 
    • Tuesday: Be Inspired Day! Wear a shirt that shares a positive message! Inspire others, and be inspired yourself!
    • Wednesday: Share your Passion Day! The New Kid characters connect with others as they learn about their areas of interest and passion. Today, wear clothing that shows others what YOU care about: art, music, sports, organizations, and so much more!  
    • Thursday: You are a Light! Each of you brightens our school in your own way! Show us your brightest clothing and let your light shine!
    • Friday: Team Spirit Wear Shirts! Just as the New Kid characters come together, let’s come together by wearing our community/team shirt or Hudson attire. We love our HMS communities where our goal is that each student knows that they belong

     

    8th Grade T-Shirt: Class of 2028 - orders due by 3/15

    • Attention Parents of 8th Graders: The link to order your student’s HMS Class of 2028 shirt is now available.  Orders will be accepted through Friday, March 15, and will be distributed at HMS approximately two weeks after spring break.  Proceeds from the sale will help support the Class of 2028’s after-prom event.  

    • Click here to order now. 

    • If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Gorman in the main office at gormand@hudson.k12.oh.us

     

    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