We hope everyone has had a great start to the school year! We are looking forward to hearing and seeing wonderful things from all of our students this year. :) Each week, we will be posting positive thoughts or quotes and we hope these will encourage everyone to be their best and show their Patriot Pride!
Quote/Thought for the Week:
“Your attitude plus your choices equals your life.”
Managing emotions is a fundamental skill for all children. Children who learn to handle emotions in a healthy manner are able to make better choices in life, such as avoiding drugs and alcohol. Below is a link to a message from the Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition regarding ways to help your child(ren) manage emotions in a healthy way. Help Your Children Manage Emotions
Sometimes it’s hard to have meaningful conversations with your child. You ask questions and they give you a one word response…the conversation ends. Below is a link to a message from the Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition regarding Communication Tips for Parents. Communication Tips for Parents
It's time for the 2017-18 HMS Peer Helper Application and Selection Process!
Are you a leader with a "C" or above in all of your classes? Do you have a clean discipline record and good attendance? Do you enjoy community service and helping others? If you answered "yes" to all of these questions, then you might want to consider applying to be a 2017-18 HMS Peer Helper! Current 6th and 7th grade students who meet the academic, discipline, and attendance requirements are eligible to apply. Please see the timeline below for important deadlines and contact Mrs. Baldwin (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or need more information.
2017-2018 Application and Selection Timeline:
February 8th — Application packets available (from Mrs. Baldwin, Mrs. Alexander, or the main office) February 24th — Applications due to Mrs. Baldwin or the main office (by 3:15 p.m.) March 13th-March 17th — Interviews for selected applicants (during the school day) April 7th — Selections posted on the HMS Counselors’ Blog (by 4 p.m.) April 18th — Orientation meeting for 2017-2018 Peer Helpers (7:20 a.m.) August 1st — Mandatory Training (all day)