School Hours and Address
Hope Middle School
2995 Mills Road
Greenville, NC 27858
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Attention 7th and 8th graders, Pitt County Teen Court is looking for volunteers! If you are interested in law and procedures and would like to make a difference among your peers and community please consider applying for Teen Court. Applications are with 7th and 8th grade Social Studies teachers as well as with your counselor Mrs. Slappey. Please see one of them to pick up an application. Applications will be due September 25th by the end of the school day. They can be turned in to your Social Studies Teachers or Mrs. Slappey.
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*Note: A pdf of these forms are located at the bottom of the website.
Hope Spirit WearIf you ordered Spirit Wear during our last order, these items will be delivered the week of September 14th.EVERY DAY is SPIRIT DAY at Hope Middle School....GO MUSTANGS!!!
Alert Now Message for the week
Good Evening Mustang Families, this is Mrs. Johnson with your Hope Happenings for the week of September 14th.
Monday is our first of 9 Virtual Learning days. All students should plan to log into the Canvas courses and check student emails for assignments and messages from their teachers. All teachers will have office hours, via Zoom between 2:30-3:30 each day.
Tuesday-Friday this week we will welcome our B week students on campus. Progress reports will also be available this week. If parents do not currently have access to PowerSchool, we encourage you to visit the front office between 8-4, Monday-Friday to complete a formal request for access. We are not able to accommodate requests over the phone or through email.
The deadline to pay the annual technology fee is Tuesday, September 15. Families have the option to pay the full amount of $25 or pay $5 per month for 5 months. Payments can be made by cash or check at school or through the online payment platform SchoolCashOnline. See our school website for details about making payments online. If you have not made any payments by Sept 15, you will be considered as opting out of the technology fee, and your family will be responsible for any damages to a PCS device.
Attention 7th and 8th graders, Pitt County Teen Court is looking for volunteers! If you are interested in law and procedures and would like to make a difference among your peers and community please consider applying for Teen Court. Applications are with 7th and 8th grade Social Studies teachers as well as with your counselor Mrs. Slappey. Applications will be due September 25th by the end of the school day. They can be turned in to your Social Studies Teachers or Mrs. Slappey.
As a reminder, 7th grade immunizations are still required this year, for both F2F and Virtual students. At this time, 267 students have not submitted their updated immunization chart. Proof must be submitted by October 30th.
The media center is open for book circulation! Face to Face students can place holds in Destiny and their books will be delivered to English classrooms. Virtual students may also get books from our library by placing holds in Destiny, but will have to come to school to pick them up. Books are left in the secured corridor during school hours for pick up daily, or Mrs. Below is available for after hours pick up on Wednesdays from 4-6pm. Directions for how to place a hold in Destiny can be found on the media center page of the school website.
Through the good days and the hard days, it’s still a great day to be a mustang!
Good Evening Mustang Families, this is Mrs. Johnson with your Hope Happenings for the week of September 8th. We trust you had a relaxing Labor Day holiday weekend.
As a reminder, tomorrow, Tuesday is a Teacher Workday. Wednesday, we will welcome our A week students back to campus and our B week students will return to remote work.
We have just a few reminders for students and their families this week:
Students are asked to check in for attendance purposes no later than 11:59 AM each day. This is a change from 11:59 PM that was previously stated. Each homeroom teacher will have an attendance check-in for their homeroom in Canvas. Virtual and remote students should do this daily. However, student responsibilities do not end at attendance check-in. Students should be checking their canvas announcements and calendars daily, along with their email to stay up to date on all school related tasks and assignments.
You may have heard on the news, but it is the intention of our educational leaders that traditional end of year testing will resume -- in other words, whether on campus, virtual or remote, this is school and students are being held accountable like in August of 2019, unlike the spring of 2020.
Friendly reminders were given to students over the last two week about dress code. We will enforce the dress code beginning Wednesday, September 9th. The BOE did update the color of bottoms could be any solid color, however the length did not change. We discourage students from wearing running shorts or other athletic wear that does not meet the fingertip rule.
You may be aware, but the BOE met this past Friday morning and voted on a motion that would make the next 9 Mondays virtual learning days. Further details about how teachers will use those days to support our learners are to come.
We look forward to seeing our A week students for a short week Wednesday.
It’s a great day to be a Mustang!
Good Evening Mustang Families, this is Mrs. Johnson with your Hope Happenings for the week of August 24th.
Monday will begin the first full week of face-to-face learning for our A week students and first full remote week for B week students.
Please be mindful if students who are remote or virtual have questions, they should email their teachers and allow up to 24 hours for a response. Teachers will do their best to respond as soon as possible, but appreciate your patience. We are all learning the true meaning of flexibility through this.
Our virtual students should continue to check in daily through canvas. If you are home as either a virtual or a remote student and having tech issues, please call 252-830-4222. If you prefer to use an online chat with tech support instead, go to our school’s website for the link. When reporting issues via email, please include a screenshot of any error messages you may be getting.
The following information is regarding devices from Mrs. Below- face 2 face students requiring a school issued chromebook should have received their device during homeroom last week. If your student did not, please make sure you send the signed Student Device Agreement to school on Monday with A week students. The form can be found on our website if you need another copy. For B week or 100% virtual students, Mrs. Below will be available from 10-2 on Monday. This is the last scheduled device pick up time. After Monday, you will have to make an appointment with Mrs. Below to pick up a device.
Students did a great job wearing their masks and practicing social distancing. We encourage our students to have water bottles and stay hydrated. We are building in mask breaks where appropriate.
Our pick up and drop off is going really well. Please continue to watch for HMS staff direction to keep students and staff safe in the lines. As a reminder, in the morning students may be dropped off in lane 1 or lane 3. In the afternoon, pick up in lane 1 is reserved for 6th graders (and siblings), lane 2 for 7th graders and lane 3 for 8th graders.
Early bird is available from 8:15 -8:40 for $1/per day/student in the gym. Students will be met by a staff member to be screened.
We have loved having students back in the building and connecting with our virtual students this week. Whether face-to-face, remote or virtual, it’s a Great day to be a Mustang!
“EARLY BIRD” RULES
Parents: Parents may NOT drop off child(ren) until 8:15am. Have your child wait in the car until the door opens. Do NOT drop off your child after 8:40am. Be sure to send your child with $1 each day or you may pre-pay in advance. IOU’s are accepted if your child forgets on occasion but those accounts must be cleared out by Friday of the same week.
COVID update - Early Bird will take place in the gym. Students must wear their mask. Students will remain seated, socially distanced, while they are in Early Bird.
- Sign in, pay $1 and take a seat
- Stay in original seat until the dismissal bell (8:45am).
- Students may use cell phones for music and games but they must have headphones. Students will not be allowed to play music, play games or watch videos aloud.
- Students may NOT take photos, snaps or make posts on social media during Early Bird
- Keep the noise level at a normal talking level- NO shouting or having conversations across the gym.
- You MUST ask to use the restroom. Only 1 person at a time.
- NO FOOD or DRINKS (NO EATING). Breakfast must be eaten before arriving.
- Any “IOU’s” must be settled at the end of the week.
Early Bird is a service provided for you and your parents. However, if you fail to follow the rules, you may be suspended or banned from the Early Bird Program.