Sunday, October 20, 2019

Here is our weekly preview....
October 21-October 25

7th Grade Math: We will continue Chapter 3. We will learn and practice Multiplying Rational Numbers. 

8th Grade Math: We will continue Chapter 3. We will review Representing Proportional Relationships and learn about Rate of Change and Slope through a variety of activities. 

7th Grade Science: We will review Chapter 2 content and complete a Virtual Lab on Tuesday and Wednesday. Mr. Luther will not be here this week since we do not have school on Friday, but will return on the following Friday. 

Please be sure that your student is completing their work on time because missing work is only being accepted on a limited basis. 

Monday, October 21 is the first day of second quarter, please talk to your student about how they are starting fresh and set goals for things they need to improve on during this quarter. 

This week all Math classes will be required to complete 2 sessions of Fact Practice each day this week, which will be due on Thursday. They will ONLY have 5 minutes at the beginning of class to work in Freckle to complete the above requirements. If they do not use their time wisely, they will have to work in Freckle on their own time.  

We will have a half day on Thursday, October 24 so it will be another Family Day from 9-11. 

Parent-Teacher Conferences: 
(Please remember to sign up if you have not done so already, the sign up information is below.)

Tuesday, October 22 from 4:00-8:00 pm 

Thursday, October 24 from 1:00-3:00 pm and 4:00-8:00 pm

Math Team Competition is on Saturday, October 26...please get your permission slips turned into Ms. Smith ASAP!! Good Luck, High Mount School Math Team! 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Ms. Hicks Day
(October 18)


Her Legacy Lives on.  Be Kind & Pay it Forward
#HMS Family

The Visionary Club is completing the final touches to the Ms. Hicks Memorial Garden where the Buddy Bench is placed to honor Ms. Hicks. 

The Buddy Bench is intended to help make and keep friends. It will be outside, so you can use it when you are outside before school or during recess. 

If you cannot find someone to play with, you can sit on the bench. If someone comes and invites you to play, join them. If you use the bench, you must say yes to whoever invites you to play. Two people on the bench can invite each other to play. 

If you make a friend from the buddy bench, ask them to play the next day. 

Remember to check the bench to see if somebody needs a buddy. 

The Visionary Club thought this was the perfect way to remember what Ms. Hicks always taught us- be a buddy to others.

Schneider's Farm Family Visited the Area



Parent-Teacher Conference Reminder: 

If you have not signed up for a Parent-Teacher conference time slot, please do so as I would like to meet with all parents/guardians! All of the information is below including the Sign-Up link. 

If you have signed up, I would appreciate if you could take a moment to complete the brief survey at https://goo.gl/forms/yyTVNEgUH6mnbZTF3 to lead our discussion. 

First quarter ends on Friday, October 18, 2019. Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on Tuesday evening, October 22 from 4pm-8pm and Thursday, October 24 from 1pm-3pm and 5pm-8pm. We will be discussing your child's report card and any questions or concerns that you may have. Please sign up for a 15 minute time slot that works for you. Sign Up Genius will email you 2 days before the conference to remind you of the date and time. Thank you for taking the time to meet with me as we work together as a team to help your child be successful!

Click on the following link to sign up for a time slot for Parent-Teacher Conferences

After you have selected your conference spot above, I would appreciate if you could fill out the following form to help lead our meeting discussion. 

Monday, October 14, 2019

Here is our weekly preview....
October 14-October 18

7th Grade Math: We will continue Chapter 3. We will practice and review how to Add and Subtract Rational Numbers. We will take a Quiz over Lesson 3.1-3.3 on Thursday, October 17. 

8th Grade Math: We will begin Chapter 3: Proportional Relationships. We will learn about Representing Proportional Relationships. 8th Grade will be gone on Thursday due to a Field Trip. 

7th Grade Science: We will work on our Graphing Project that is due on Thursday, October 17 and also take notes on Chapter 2 content. Mr. Luther will be here on Friday. 

Please be sure that your student is completing their work on time because missing work is only being accepted on a limited basis. 

All missing work MUST be turned in by Wednesday this week if students want it to be counted for their 1st quarter grade. I will NOT accept late work after Wednesday for 1st quarter. 

This week all Math classes will be required to complete 2 sessions of Fact Practice each day this week, which will be due on Friday. They will ONLY have 5 minutes at the beginning of class to work in Freckle to complete the above requirements. If they do not use their time wisely, they will have to work in Freckle on their own time.  


Ms. Hick's Day is on Friday, October 18. We will have a Family Day on Friday from 9-11, then proceed with a normal day after that time. 

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Here is our weekly preview....
October 7-October 11

7th Grade Math: We will continue Chapter 3. We will learn and practice how to Add and Subtract Rational Numbers. 

8th Grade Math: We will continue Chapter 2. We will review the Laws of Exponents and Scientific Notation by completing different activities. We will have our Chapter 2 Test on Thursday, October 10.  

7th Grade Science: We will continue learning Chapter 2 content. Mr. Luther will not be here on Friday due to no school, but he will be back on the following Friday.   

Please be sure that your student is completing their work on time because missing work is only being accepted on a limited basis. 

This week all Math classes will be required to complete 1 session of Fact Practice each day and complete 30 questions in the Base 10 domain by Friday. They will ONLY have 5 minutes at the beginning of class to work in Freckle to complete the above requirements. If they do not use their time wisely, they will have to work in Freckle on their own time.  


No School on Friday, October 11!!

Pumpkin Festival is on Thursday, October 10 from 4-6 pm in the High Mount School Gymnasium! 
7th Grade students...you need to send in your donations by Wednesday, October 9. Thank you for your support!

Let's MAKE a GREAT week!! :) 

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Here is our weekly preview....
September 23-September 27

7th Grade Math: We will finish Chapter 2: Multiplying and Dividing Integers. We will review Multiplying Integers, Dividing Integers and Applying Integer Operations for our Test on Friday, September 27. 


8th Grade Math: We will continue Chapter 2: Exponents and Scientific Notation. We will review the Laws of Exponents and learn about Scientific Notation with Positive and Negative Powers of 10.  

7th Grade Science: We will review Chapter 1 and have our test on Wednesday, September 25. Mr. Luther will be here on Friday!  

Please be sure that your student is completing their work on time because missing work is only being accepted on a limited basis. 

This week all Math classes will be required to complete 1 session of Fact Practice each day and complete 30 questions in the Equations and Expressions domain by Friday. They will ONLY have 5 minutes at the beginning of class to work in Freckle to complete the above requirements. If they do not use their time wisely, they will have to work in Freckle on their own time.  


Half-Day on Thursday, September 26!!

Students that are interested in joining the HMS Visionary Club should mark their calendars for our next meeting on Tuesday, September 24 at 8:00 am in my classroom. 

Let's MAKE a GREAT week!! :) 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Here is our weekly preview....
September 9-September 13

7th Grade Math: We will continue working in Chapter 2: Multiplying and Dividing Integers. We will practice Multiplying Integers, learn about Dividing Integers and Applying Integer Operations. 


8th Grade Math: We will continue Chapter 2: Exponents and Scientific Notation. This week we will learn how to Multiply & Divide Monomials, Powers of Monomials, and Negative Exponents. On Friday, we will review all of the material covered this week so far by completing Lesson 2.1 in our book. 

7th Grade Science: We will be wrapping up Chapter 1 by completing some review activities including learning about Safety in the Lab. We will have our test on Wednesday, September 25. Mr. Luther will be here on Friday!  

Please be sure that your student is completing their work on time because missing work is only being accepted on a limited basis. 

This week all Math classes will be required to complete 1 session of Fact Practice each day and complete 30 questions in the Measurement and Data domain by Friday. They will ONLY have 5 minutes at the beginning of class to work in Freckle to complete the above requirements. If they do not use their time wisely, they will have to work in Freckle on their own time.  


Picture Day is on Thursday, September 19!!
Students that are interested in joining the HMS Visionary Club should mark their calendars for the first meeting on Tuesday, September 17 at 8:00 am in my classroom. 

Have a GREAT week!