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  • HMS Daily Announcements 1-22-19

    Posted by Becky Harris on 1/22/2019


    232 West Grand Street • Hastings, Michigan 49058

    (269) 948-4404 • FAX (269) 945-6101

    Web Site: www.hassk12.org

    Principal Mrs. Beth Stevens  Assistant Principal Ms. Cortney Coats

    HMS Daily Announcements

    January 22, 2019

    Student Council:  All student council members have a meeting today, Tuesday, January 22nd during Advisory.  Student Council members should check in with their Advisory Teacher and then report to the ART ROOM.  The next after school meeting for student council is AFTER SCHOOL on Thursday, January 24th from 3-4 in Mrs. Goggins' room (C-213).


    Art Club:  Art Club is starting on Wednesday, January 23rd.

    The club is open to any 6th, 7th or 8th grader.

    We will meet from 3 to 4 pm each Wednesday in the HMS Art Room.

    The club's focus will be 3-dimensional art forms - this means we will learn more about clay techniques and sculpture.  Additionally, the club will help begin a sculpture garden for our school.

    If you have any questions, please see Ms. Eggers in the Art Room.


    Wrestling:  T-shirt orders have been handed out to wrestlers and should be turned back into coaches at practice or can be dropped off to Mrs. Goggins (C-213) by today.  If you need another copy of the t-shirt form, see attached form here or check with your coaches.


    STARBASE Robotics will be starting again today, January 22nd.

    This semester is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders interested in participating.

    First priority will be given to those that did not participate first semester.

    Robotics will meet every Tuesday from 3:00-4:30 in the old library.

    If you are interested, see Ms. Boersma (Room 230) for an information packet.


    Basketball: Today,  7th grade is away, 8th grade is home.  Both playing Lumen Christi Catholic School.


    Ski Club:  The ski club will be traveling to Bittersweet this Friday, January 25th.  If you are a ski club member and would like to go, you need to pay for your bus ticket  by noon on Wednesday. You may turn your money into Mrs. Shults, Mrs. Batenburg, or Mr. Laubaugh.  Bus tickets cost $5.00.


    Spelling Bee:   All qualifiers will go on to compete at the Regional Level on February 12th.   Regional Spelling Bee Qualifiers:   Zach Chipman, Adrianne VanDenburg, Julia McLean, Alliana Escamilla,  Co-Runner-up Champions Lauren Arnold and Valentina Arias and our Champion, Izzy Gee.


    Family Fare Receipts:  If each student brought in receipts from Family Fare totalling $250, we would be at our goal of $150,000 in Family Fare receipts!  If we turn in $150,000 in Family Fare receipts HMS will get a check for $1000! We want your Family Fare Receipts!


    YearBooks are now on sale!  Information will go home with students soon.  Yearbooks are $20.00 and ordering will be available until March 28, 2019.  You can order online at www.inter-state.com/yearbook and enter code: 30448Z or return your order and envelope with cash, check or money order payable to Hastings Middle School to the middle school office.



    Hastings FC youth soccer is currently looking for players who may be interested in playing soccer in high school to join one of our spring teams for 6th, 7th or 8th grade. Please contact Fred Jiles at Fjiles@hastingsfc.com or Jason Gole at 269-804-9195 if you are interested or have any questions.


    Softball:  Introducing a new Hastings Softball Club.  They are looking for girls ages 8-14 years old for spring 2019.  For more information, visit HASTINGS BASEBALL CLUB on Facebook come to the office to pick up a card, or click the link.  Hastings Softball Club


    Baton Twirling Classes:  Wednesdays beginning February 6, 2019. Class for ages 8 to 16 are at 7:00 to 7:45 p.m. at Barry County Christian School Gym.  Cost is $8/week with $5 for registration. More information is available at athleticsens@aol.com or www.athleticsensations.com or call 616-460-1747.  Registration is February 6, during first class. Flyers are available in the office.


    8th Grade: It is that time of year where our 8th graders start looking into what might be available for them at the high school. We have quite a lot to offer. Hastings High School is collecting information regarding 8th grade families in order to ensure you get the information that will benefit your child in  high school. If you have an 8th grade student please take a minute to fill out this quick survey regarding your educational experiences. Parent Education Survey  This information is kept confidential and only used to ensure maximum access to all educational opportunities. Thank you for your help. - HHS Counseling Department


    8th Grade Instagram:  The 8th grade class is asking you to follow them on instagram!  Go to: hms_8thgr


    Early College:  In a few weeks, applications will be available for the Hastings Early College program. Students in grades 8-10 may have the opportunity to apply.  Early Middle College (EMC) is a program designed to offer students the opportunity to leave high school with a high school diploma and a college credential at no cost. Early College students add a 5th year to high school, but only take college level courses during their 5th year. Participants commit to the program in the fall of their 11th grade year. Once a student commits to Early College, they must complete the program through the 5th year. Hastings Early College students attend Kellogg Community College (KCC) where they earn an industry certificate, associate degree, or the Michigan Early Middle College Association (MEMCA) certificate. Some students leave the program with multiple certifications. This program is designed for students who are the first in their immediate family to attend college, underserved, or at risk of not attending college without additional supports. It is also designed for any student who plans to start their post-secondary education at KCC. An informational session will be held for students and parents in March during spring conferences. Please contact Kelly Ibarra, HHS Counselor, for more information.

    Early College vs. Dual Enrollment information: Early College vs Dual Enrollment

    Early College brochure:  Early College brochure


    YMCA Information

    Check out student announcements at:  Student video of Daily Announcements

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