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October 25, 2019 Principal's Message


Powder Puff game was a blast!


Thanks to everyone who came out to see our first ever Powder Puff game! It was so fun to see our kids enjoying themselves. A great time was had by all!


HMS Spring Musical announced!


Our Arts department is again planning for the HMS Spring Musical. This year is will be Beauty and the Beast and is sure to be amazing!  Be on the lookout for audition dates. 


Send in your Box Tops


PTA would like to remind all parents to send in your Box Tops. This is an easy way for our PTA to raise money to fulfill their budget goals and support the HMS students and teachers!


Math/ELA Homework Resources


Reminder that we have Homework resources for parentsfor Math and Language Arts on our website.  They are under the "Parents" tab and then "Homework Resources". 


Relationships are the foundation for learning


As a staff, we firmly believe that building strong, positive and healthy relationships with our students, and teaching and modeling for them to do the same with their peers, is an essential part of the teaching and learning process. In fact, it is the foundation that provides access to the core curriculum. Research identifies 5 specific competencies of Social, Emotional Learning (SEL): Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision-Making. This year we have committed to teaching these specific competencies to all students through monthly lessons during Encore. I encourage you to visit the SEL resource page on our website for more information on the lessons. Our hope is that all students feel respected, heard, safe and better equipped across all content areas as a result.


High School Options


This message is for our 8th grade parents: Wake County offers a variety of high school options if you are interested in your child attending a high school other than your Base High School. Mrs. McCorquodale, 8th grade counselor, will share information with your child in a core class presentation during the next few weeks about the specific Magnet High School and Early College High School opportunities available to your rising 9th grader. Several of these schools will also be presenting to our 8th graders in Quarter 2 during the regular school day in order to promote the specific programs offered at their schools. The Early College High School Fair is Saturday, Oct 12th from 9-11 AM at Vernon Malone College & Career Academy. The Magnet Fair is Saturday, October 26th from 9AM -12PM at Panther Creek High School. The application period for Early College High Schools opens on October 12th and closes December 16th. The application period for Magnet/Year-Round Schools opens October 26th and closes January 30th. Please check out Mrs. McCorquodale's presentation titled "High School Options" on her website or contact her directly for information regarding these High School options for your child.


Athletics Update


Patriot Fall Athletics are winding down. We had a bye week this week.  Our ladies soccer team is 4-0, our football team is currently 3-2 and our ladies volleyball team is 2-3.  All Patriot athletes continue to represent the HMS school community with pride and outstanding character! Please visit the HMS Athletics website for a full calendar of events and plan to come out to support Patriot Athletics! I would also encourage you to consider following HMS Athletics on Twitter @HMSAthletics1.

Visit the HMS website to sign up for Winter Athletics (Boys/Girls Basketball)


Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!


HMS Mission: Communication … Collaboration … Critical Thinking … Creativity