Hope Middle School

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    Hope Middle School 

    2995 Mills Road

    Greenville, NC 27858

     

    252-355-7071 Phone

    252-355-6055 Fax

     

    Monday - Friday

    9:00 am - 3:00 pm 

     





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  • Chromebook Distribution

     

    Chromebook Distrubition video

     

    Click on the links to print your own forms.  If you print your own forms, the page colors will not match what is stated in the video. That is ok! 

    Student Device Agreement Forms

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    Student Opt out Form (Use your own device)

     

    *Note:  A pdf of these forms are located at the bottom of the website.

     


     

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    Hope Spirit Wear
     
     If 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!!!
     
     

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  •  Alert Now Message for the week

      

    Monday, October 19th (testing announcement)

    We will be administering NC Check-ins starting on Friday, October 23rd through Tuesday, November 24th. What are NC Check-ins?

    NC Check-ins are interim assessments developed by the NC Department of Public Instruction that are aligned to NC grade-level content standards (for reading and Mathematics) and NC Essential Standards (for Science). 

    The main purpose of the NC Check ins is to provide students, teachers and parents, with immediate in-depth action data and a reliable estimate of students’ current performance on the selected subset of content standards. Both the end-of-grade (EOG) tests and the end-of course (EOC) tests share a common question bank with the NC Check-ins, which then exposes NC Check-In students to similar question types and rigor found on the EOGs and EOCs. 

    It is extremely important that all of our students take this assessment independently in a quiet, test friendly environment. Our Week A & B students will take the assessment in their ELA, Math and Science classroom. The ELA and Math assessments can only be administered on a PCS device, therefore we are scheduling times for our virtual students to come to the media center to take the assessments. If your child has checked out a device and you would like them to take the assessment at home, Mrs. Stancil will be sending out directions with needed supplies and a plan to collect the packets. 

    We are starting our testing with the 7th grade ELA, our ELA teachers have posted a link on their canvas pages allowing our virtual students to complete the form indicating where they would like to test.  If your child is going to be testing at home, they will receive an email with more information. 

     

    October 18

     

    Good evening Mustang Families, this is Mrs. Johnson with your Hope Happenings for the week of October 19th.  Monday is a virtual day, students are expected to check into their canvas courses for announcements and assignments.  Printed report cards will be ready Friday for students who are on campus, and the following Tuesday for B week students.  Report cards for virtual students will be mailed.  However, students and parents may view final 1st quarter grades by Friday through PowerSchool.  

    If you still do not have access to PowerSchool, we encourage you to come by school Monday-Friday, 8-4 to complete the request.  Additionally, if you do not have access to Canvas as a viewer, please see the email that will follow this message, our Facebook or website for directions.  We can not stress enough how important it is for parents to be informed partners in their student’s education during this time.

    The Media Center is hosting a VIRTUAL book fair. October 19-November 1. Visit the book fair from the comfort of your own home and support our literacy efforts.  Proceeds from the book fair help build our library collection. Please visit our virtual library, found on the media page of the school website, for preview videos and shopping links.  Book orders of $25 or more qualify for free shipping - right to your home! 

    The Hope Middle School Beta Club has started our first service project for the year.  We are sponsoring a drive to support our Pitt County Schools Social Workers.  We will be collecting cleaning supplies (dish soap, laundry detergent, antibacterial wipes, hand soap, etc.) for our Social Workers to give to student families in need.  The drive will run through October 30.  Students can bring supplies to Mrs. Banning or Mrs. Eberenz's classrooms or drop in our collection bin in the front foyer of the school. We hope ALL students will participate, you do NOT need to be in Beta Club to help with this worthy cause!   Please help us help our Pitt County School families in need. 

    The USDA has made an exciting announcement and declared all student lunches and breakfasts free of charge to students.  This however, does not include a la carte items.  We encourage families who have had a change in their financial situation to still complete the free or reduced meals application as they may be eligible for other benefits.  Any students interested in breakfast or lunch are able to visit the kiosk outside the cafeteria in the morning, or order their lunch during HR.

    We look forward to welcoming our A week students back to campus on Tuesday!  It’s a great day to be a mustang!

     

    October 5

    Good Evening Mustang Families, this is Mrs. Johnson with your Hope Happenings for the week of September 27th.

    Monday is a Virtual Learning Day!  All students should log into their canvas courses to check-in and complete any assigned tasks.  Students should also check their email twice, once in the morning and once in the afternoon to ensure they are current with important information.  Many teachers are scheduling dedicated time with their virtual students, working in small groups with their F2F learners, but all have dedicated office hours from 2:30-3:30.

    Monday is also school picture day for our virtual learners!  Please make an appointment to have your picture made with this link: ttps://booknow.appointment-plus.com/cxhkghhs/.  Our A Week students will have picture day on Tuesday!  Students are allowed to be out of uniform for picture day, but please be mindful of the appearance policy regarding lengths, straps and fit.

    PTA is still seeking members for this school year!  The cost of membership is $10 and you can register by using the link from the Hope FB PTA page.  The executive board is eager for your participation, input and support.

    We still have a handful of 7th grade students who need to submit their immunizations.  Please submit proof by October 30th.

    There have been many questions and many calls regarding students returning to school full-time.  The Governor and BOE decided that K-5 students could return under plan A in October.  However, no decision was made for students in grades 6-12.  We realized we have students who are virtual and some who are already attending every other week that are facing challenges with virtual learning.  We are concerned for our struggling students but we are held to the Governor’s executive order at this time and due to capacity constraints we are not able to allow our students to return from virtual or attend both weeks.  We encourage you to reach out to your teachers if you are experiencing challenges or frustrations.

    Exciting news from the Media Center - Beginning this week - the library will open for student browsing during homeroom! We will continue to use the hold and deliver model we started the year with, but now students can come in during homeroom. For our 100% virtual families, your students may come in and use the library on Wednesday afternoons from 4-6 pm. 

    We look forward to seeing our Virtual students Monday, A Weeks students Tuesday, and B week students remotely!

     

    September 27

    Good Evening Mustang Families, this is Mrs. Johnson with your Hope Happenings for the week of September 27th.

    Monday is a Virtual Learning day.  All students should plan to log into the Canvas courses to check in, check student emails and complete any assigned tasks.  This is also a great time to complete their iReady tasks.  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

    The Beta Club Virtual Induction Ceremony for our 7th and 8th grade new inductees will be held this Thursday, October 1st at 6:00 pm.  The link will be shared through parent email on Monday, September 28th.  Please make plans to join us for this special occasion.

    Fall Picture Day is coming soon.  October 2 is Picture Day for B Week Students, October 5 is for Virtual Students- email was sent out from Lifetouch with information about scheduling a time and October 6th is for A week students.  Students are encouraged to dress to impress -- but should still follow the appearance policy in regards to shoulder straps and lengths for shorts, dresses and skirts.  

    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.


    Through the good days and the hard days, it’s still a great day to be a mustang!

     

    September 21

    Good Evening Mustang Families, this is Mrs. Johnson with your Hope Happenings for the week of September 21st.

    Monday is a Virtual Learning day.  All students should plan to log into the Canvas courses to check in, check student emails and complete any assigned tasks.  This is also a great time to complete their iReady tasks.  All teachers will have office hours, via Zoom between 2:30-3:30 each day.  

    Progress reports were mailed on Thursday to all of our students.  Also enclosed are PowerSchool access forms for parents.  You are welcome to come by anytime between 8-4, Monday through Friday with a photo ID and completed form to gain access.  We’ve been able to help most parents while they wait.  Also, if you are currently do not have access to your student’s canvas account as a viewer, we strongly encourage you to do so.  Parents may download the app to any mobile device and their students can provide you with a pairing code when they log in.  Canvas and PowerSchool will give you access to missed assignments, attendance and most up to date grades.  We also encourage you to sit with your student nightly, especially on their remote weeks and walk through each teacher’s homepage ensuring all assignments are complete and submitted.

    Tuesday-Friday this week we will welcome our A week students on campus.  

    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! 

     

    September 13

    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! 



    September 9

    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!

     

    August 21

    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!

     


     

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  • Rising  6th Graders and Parents

     

    Click below for an important letter from our principal!

    Rising 6th grader Letter

     


     

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  • “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. 

    Students MUST:

    1. Sign in, pay $1 and take a seat 
    2. Stay in original seat until the dismissal bell (8:45am). 
    3. 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.
    4. Students may NOT take photos, snaps or make posts on social media during Early Bird 
    5. Keep the noise level at a normal talking level- NO shouting or having conversations across the gym.
    6. You MUST ask to use the restroom. Only 1 person at a time.
    7. NO FOOD or DRINKS (NO EATING). Breakfast must be eaten before arriving.
    8. 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.

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