August 24, 2019

Newsletter - 4/26/19


Hartford Memorial Middle School Newsletter

Week of April 26, 2019

     

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • April 30: Altitude Tree Planting Trip 11-2:30
  • May 1: Equinox Tree Planting Trip 8-12:30

  • May 7: Musical ½ day rehearsal

  • May 8: Musical Matinee Dress Rehearsals

  • May 9-11: Once on This Island, Jr Performances

  • May 10: HMMS Annual Author Visit

     

PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Welcome back from break! We have hit the ground running! SBAC testing has started with many of our 8th graders completing the science SBAC this week. SBAC testing will continue over the next several weeks based on team’s testing schedules. Please partner with us to try to make sure your kids are eating a healthy breakfast and getting enough sleep at night. And as always, encourage them to do their best!

Yesterday I was also fortunate to attend our student YRBS presentation. Six students from the middle school worked with our Student Assistance Provider, Emily Zanleoni, this year to look at the Youth Risk Behavior Survey results and then present to community members about what they see as challenges and ways we can work to make improvements in the school and broader community. The students were incredibly poised and well informed, and it was great to work with students and community members to think about how we can make our school and community a better place!


Tristan Upson
Principal
upsont@hartfordschools.net
802-295-8640 ext 3304     

WHAT’S NEW AT HMMS?

HACTC Summer Tech Camp Registration Open!
The HACTC has finalized the dates and info for the 2019 HACTC Summer Tech Camp. It will be held June 17-21, 2019. We hope to see a lot of HMMS students here at the HACTC for camp again this year! Please see this flier for details and registration information!

Middle School Yearbooks Coming Soon!
It is time to get your order in for this year’s middle school yearbook! To do so, log in to treering.com/validate and enter the code for HMMS: 1014495117742931. Yearbooks are $15 each and the deadline for ordering is May 1st, so act soon!

POTENTIAL SUMMER SWIM TEAM AT STORRS POND POOL
Would your children and teens enjoy the opportunity to improve their swimming and be part of a fun, summer, outdoor swim team? If so, please let us know! If there are enough families interested, Storrs Pond Recreation Area in cooperation with The Norwich Recreation Department would like to offer a swim team for area youth.

The team will be a multi-skill-level group serving ages 6-18. We will practice at the lap pool at Storrs Pond in Hanover, and will be part of the Vermont Swim Association (VSA). The team will focus on safety, fun, teamwork, fitness, and building competitive swimming skills. The season will run for seven weeks from mid-June through the first weekend in August and practices will be most weekday mornings from 8:00am-9:00am and occasional evenings. It is ok to miss practices or part of the season due to camps, vacations or other summer plans. Meets are at pools in the central and southern Vermont region.

The team will have beginner through advanced groups. This is not a "learn-to-swim" program. To be on the team, your swimmer must, at minimum, be able to enter the pool on his/her own without assistance from a parent, swim with his/her face in the water, and swim 25 yards (one length of the pool) unassisted, using a reasonable version of the Freestyle ("crawl") stroke. Swimmers new to competitive swimming as well as those with many years of experience are welcome.

If you think this team might be a good fit for your family and would like more information, please email Alexa Manning at findalexa@yahoo.com. We can only offer swim team this summer if we have enough interest, so please let us know as soon as possible. Thank you!