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1 Parent Information Night
Scholarship Hingham Middle School Growth Hingham Middle School Parent Information Night Grade 6

2 Who’s Who at HMS? Principal – Mr. Smith
Assistant Principals – Mr. Riordan and Mrs. Janulewicz School Psychologist – Ms. O’Connor Contact by at School Counselor: Class of 2022 – Ms. Greene Adjustment Counselor – Mrs. Lalli School Nurse – Mrs. McDonough Regular and Special Education Teachers Speech/Language, Occupational and Physical Therapists DARE/Resource Officer – Officer Rob Ramsey

3 What Courses Will My Child Take?
English Language Arts Mathematics Science Social Studies Art, DARE, Physical Education, Foreign Language, Second Step, Literacy Lab, STEM Exploratory classes: Family and Consumer Science, Industrial Arts, Drama, and Media Literacy

4 What Music Classes Are Offered?
Students will choose one of the following . . . Chorus Band Strings

5 What Is A Sixth Grade Team?
Teams consists of four teachers who are responsible for math, science, social studies, or English Language Arts instruction. Students do not travel with same group of children to every class.

6 What Will Help My Child Be Successful And Happy In Middle School?
Extra Help Available Before and After School Late Bus Routes (M,T,Th,F) Library/Media Center Computer Labs and Foreign Language Lab After School Activities, Intramurals, & Clubs

7 How Do I Keep Informed? HMS Distribution List & Aspen X2 Distribution List HMS Website – HMS Happenings (courtesy of HMS PTO) Teacher /Voice Mail Parent Conferences (Upon Request) Aspen X2 Student Portal for regularly updated information regarding student progress and electronic Report Cards/Four Terms

8 What Does A School Day Look Like?
Homeroom Starts at 7:30 Seven Blocks (A – G) /Four Day Cycle Snack Break in Classroom Three Lunches – Mixed Grade Level Major Classes Meet Everyday Foreign Language, Literacy Lab (half year), STEM (half year), and Music Selection Meet Every Other Day Physical Education Meets Once Per Cycle School Day Ends at 2:00 Late Buses Start at 3:05

9 How Does The School Prepare for the Transition?
Collecting and Processing Grade Six Course Selection Sheet Communication with Elementary Schools “Friendly Letters” Student Move-Up Day (May 22nd) Schedules, Lists of School Supplies, and Bus Routes Made Available in Mid-August School Tour Dates – Late August (Watch for more info)

10 What Happens On The First Day Of School?
Come with a pen or pencil, notebook, snack, lunch or money, and a smile All Grade Six students will report directly to their homeroom (their A Block class) Full school day with an “adjusted schedule”

11 What Else is New? HMS 1:1 Chromebook Initiative
Teachers have received device and are involved in professional development. Late August 2015 all grade six students will be issued an individual device. Students will bring devices home and to school each day.

12 What is a Chromebook?

13 Parent Teacher Organization
Open Monthly Meetings Committee Involvement Support to Parents, Teachers, and Students Dues vs. Fund-Raising School Pictures

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