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

    Week of April 15, 2024
     
     
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    Thanks to Mayor Anzevino, the City of Hudson, Door 2 Art Studio, and students from Seton and Hudson Middle School - a beautiful collaboration focused on kindness! “It’s about doing something good and giving back to the community!”
     
     
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    Our students were absolute rock stars during this week's ELA OSTs! They persevered, worked hard, and tried their best! Special thanks to so many who supported our students and made them feel loved and cared for...from our amazingly generous testing snacks that were donated, to the students and PE teachers who helped our students prepare mentally and physically each day to do their best, and to so many who provided notes of encouragement, our students are so fortunate and so AWESOME!!
     
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    7th grade Science students paint and decorate their 3D designed and printed cars! What a cool project! As part of their learning about force and motion, students will soon race their cars, taking data to understand how speed is impacted! 
     
     
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    Real-life learning about percent increase and decrease! After holding a pencil collection competition, and then providing a set amount of pencils to different teachers and staff members in the building, students collect data each week on pencils remaining in each of those locations. Did the number increase or decrease and how does that compare to the initial value? 
     
     
     
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    Students design a superhero element in Science class to show their knowledge of the element's properties! Love their creativity!
     
     
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    6th grade students show their understanding of box and whisker plots in math class, as they compare data between class periods.
     
     
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    It's the Hot Seat! Students show their knowledge of the class novel, Blood Red Horse, through a super-energized quiz game! A perfect activity for the afternoon of a statewide test day! Lots of cheering and anticipation!!

     

    Important Notes:

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

     

    Middle School Scheduling Information for 2024-25:

    • We are so fortunate to have electives options for our students to explore and develop areas of interest!
    • For our current 6th and 7th grade students, please check with your child to be sure their Scheduling Google Forms are completed today (by Monday morning at the latest). Thank you so much!

     

    Upcoming Math OSTs (Ohio State Tests):

    During the week of April 22, HMS will be participating in Ohio’s Statewide Tests (OST’s) for students in grades 6, 7 and 8.

    • April 23 and 24: Mathematics testing in grades 6, 7, and 8  

    • April 25: Science testing in grade 8 only 

    All students should bring:

    • Charged iPad (updated to iPadOS 17.3.1)*

    • iPad charger

    • A pencil

    • A book to read silently after testing

    • Calculator for math testing

    • Earbuds or headphones (for any student who would like to use the text-to-speech feature, which is available to all students on math and science tests)

    • *No additional electronic devices other than iPads are permitted, per testing rules.

    As with every day, students will perform their best with plenty of rest the night before, a well-balanced breakfast that morning, and prompt arrival to school each day of the test.

    Thank you for encouraging your child to do his/her best on the test.  They are incredibly well-prepared due to the continued support of you and our teachers!

     

    Hands of Gratitude Sponsorship:

    • Each year, we seek sponsorship in order to continue the life-changing Hands of Gratitude program that is part of our Service Learning & Careers Course at Hudson Middle School!

    • If you know of a person or organization who may be interested in supporting this program at our school, please feel free to pass this on. We've made the sponsorship even easier, through our simplified PaySchools link: https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/32397 

    • Our students are making a difference and are so appreciative of your support!  

    • See our Hands of Gratitude Sponsorship flier for more details about this incredible program and how you can help!

     

    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