There is no school for Hopewell students on Friday, February 17 & Monday, February 20
School Governance Council
Hopewell Middle School will be electing representatives to serve on the School Governance Council. We will be electing parent/guardian positions and teacher positions for our spring election. Our School Governance Council has a leadership role in the governance of the school. The Council works with the principal on the long-term vision and strategy for the school. They are responsible for approving the school's strategic plan and budget recommendations, as well as designing innovative solutions to increase academic achievement and meet the unique needs of our school community.
Elections for the parent/guardian and teacher positions on the School Governance Council will be held March 22nd- 28th. Candidates interested in running for an elected position on the Council must complete a candidate declaration form and submit by Feb 17th
Candidate forms may be submitted electronically or by mail (get a copy of the form from the school's front office and follow mailing instructions on the back of the form).
1. Charter System Video
2. SGC Candidate Guide
3. Link to Candidate Declaration Forms
HMS Remediation Agreement.pdf
HMS Remediation Agreement -SPANISH(1).pdf
2017-18 High School Electives Offered at HMS
During the 2017-18 school year, Hopewell Middle School will offer two high school elective courses for 8th grade students. These course offerings are intended to give our 8th graders a head start on an elective pathway. By taking the prerequisite introduction course(s) as 8th graders, students will be able to register for advanced courses during their 9th grade year. For the second year we will be offering Introduction to Art as a one semester course. For the first time we will be offering Introduction to Digital Technology as a full year course. Both courses have an application process and limited space for next school year. Students will be allowed to apply for both of the high school elective courses. However, students will only be allowed to take both courses if space is available. Students should complete the application process for the course(s) of their choosing and return all requested materials to the appropriate teacher by February 16, 2017.
Questions about the courses, the application process, or submission of application materials should be directed to the following teachers -
Introduction to Art: Ms. Chantel McFarland, room #C111 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction to Digital Technology: Ms. Lindsay Rock, room #A152 or email@example.com
Intro to Art Application 17-18.pdf
Intro to Digital Technology Application 17-18.pdf
Interested in our Hoops for Heart Event?
Hoops for Heart Event Poster.pdf
Congratulations to the following band students for earning placement in the 2017 Georgia Middle School All-State Band:
Jake Tyler - 5th chair Alto Saxophone
Riley Welch - 9th chair Trumpet
Ben Failor - 12th chair Trumpet
These students were among over 1,000 middle school band students from around the state who traveled to Perry, GA on Saturday, January 14th to compete in the final round of auditions. This year's All-State clinic will be held March 2nd - 4th at the Classic Center in Athens.
News from Orchestra:
Congratulations to Rebecca Ho, Sujay Rao, and Chinedum Nwakanma for being selected for the 2017 GMEA Middle School All-State Orchestra. The students auditioned on Saturday, January 14 at Westminster Schools. Rebecca ranked 4th chair in the 2nd violin section, Sujay ranked 13th chair in the viola section, and Chinedum ranked 7th chair in the bass section. The All-State Orchestra event will be held on March 2-4, 2017 at the Classic Center in Athens, Ga. Bravo to our talented musicians!
Interested in travel?
Hopewell teachers are offering two distinct opportunities for international travel in the future. Señora Haak is organizing an educational tour to Italy, France and Spain that departs June 4, 2018 and Ms. Nilson is organizing a tour of the Galapagos Islands this June, 2017. International travel offers students an opportunity to experience other cultures and traditions firsthand, bringing the classroom to life. To learn more and sign up for these unique opportunities parents and students are invited to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, January 19th at 7:30 in the Hopewell media center.
NEWS FROM THE CAFETERIA:
On February 3rd Hopewell cafe will feature new limited time offer Tyson Chili Lime wings and Tyson Wings of Fire Wings! The offer will countdown to The Super Bowl and encourages students to eat delicious, nutritious school lunch. Each lunch is well balanced and was created with growing students in mind to provide a great source of energy throughout the day.
Congratulations to our HMS Band members:
The following HMS Band students have passed the first round of All-State Band auditions:
Nadia Dixon (Clarinet)
Nadia Dixon (Bass Clarinet)
These students will travel to Perry, GA, on Saturday, January 7th to compete in the final round of auditions. Congratulations to all students who auditioned for the Georgia All-State Band this past Saturday at Ridgeview Charter Middle School, and best of luck to those who have advanced!
School Governance Council:
The Hopewell Middle School Governance Council has been working to identify areas where we might want to request flexibility from policies that we feel may interfere with our students' ability to be successful. We feel we have identified one area that is worth consideration. Attached is a proposal to increase the scope of when our school can issue an incomplete to a student, rather than assign them a grade at the end of the semester that may indicate less-than-proficient academic performance. Please review the attached proposal. In the coming days and weeks, we will be collecting feedback from you regarding this potential RFF.
As always, thanks for your support.
Michael LeMoyne - Principal
RFF Proposal - Hopewell MS 2016.docx
Washington, D.C. Trip For 8th Graders
8th Grade Parents,
As a reminder, the following are the new due dates for the remaining trip payments:
· January 18, 2017 - $130 (Second Payment)
· February 15, 2017 - $130 (Third Payment)
· March 15, 2017 - $129 (Fourth and Final Payment)
· You may also choose to pay the full trip amount if you are just signing up. We will take new registrations until winter break!
We now have a new payment option available! If you would like to make trip payments online, now is the chance! Please use the following link to pay online: 8th Grade Washington, D.C. Trip Online Payment System.
Thank you Hopewell students for participating in our week long Digital Citizenship trainings! Please go to the Common Sense Media website for more information. The parent handouts are also linked below for your convenience.
Digital Citizenship Parent Handouts.pdf
Please review the CARPOOL PROCEDURES that explains the new carpool procedures.
Student Registration for 2016-2017 School Year
Please call Hopewell's front office at 470-254-3240, in order to schedule an appointment to complete registration. You can print and complete all the necessary paperwork (which is located under Registration and Forms) prior to your appointment.
If you have a rising 6th grader coming from a Feeder School that is zoned for our school, there is NO need to register your student. You will need to fulfill the residency verification requirement (see below).
Residency Verification Requirements
The district revised its School Admission Policy for Residence Verification. Families are no longer required to complete an Affidavit of Residence for every year of student enrollment. Proofs of residence must be provided at the following times:
- Initial enrollment into Fulton County Schools
- Entry into Kindergarten, 6th grade, 9th grade
- When there is any address change.
See Registration and Forms for more information and a list of approved documents.
Planning to travel? Check this first
If you are planning to travel during the school year, please review your child's attendance record first. Fulton County Schools' attendance policy can be found online at www.hopewellmustangs.net under Parents, 2015-2016 Handbook and on page 6 in your child's agenda. Please note that in order to have any planned absence considered approved, a letter from the parent must be submitted to the assistant principal PRIOR (3 to 5 days) to the planned absence. Approved absences are limited to six (6) per year. The absence may or may not be approved. As well, if your child has missed 10 or more total days of school this year, you may be asked to provide medical notes for additional absences to be considered excused (in accordance with Fulton County's attendance policy). Please reconsider scheduling your family travel/vacation time to coincide with school breaks and avoid missed class time whenever possible.
Thank you for your assistance in keeping your student in class for instruction.
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