6th Grade Cultural Day is April 28th!
We are all very excited to celebrate Cultural Day with our 6th graders on April 28th and know they will have a blast! There are many things to do in preparation for this day, and we have a small list of items that will be helpful to make it a hit! We would be grateful if you would consider helping out with an item!
If you are interested in signing up, please go to our PTA website, http://www.hopewell.my-pta.org and click on the Volunteer Tab at the top of the page and it will take you to the page of the 6th Grade Cultural Day Item Sign Up section. Thank you in advance for making this a special day for our awesome 6th grade students!!
If you have any questions or difficulties with signing up for an item, please contact/text Anne LeMoyne @ 585-259-6785.
Thanks for your support!
Cambridge Feeder Football Information:
Cambridge Feeder Football.pdf
Below you will find the 2017 Milestones EOG/EOC Testing Schedule. Fulton County determines the testing calendar and therefore, during the month of April and May, we will complete the Milestones End of Grade (EOG) and End of Course (EOC) assessments. All students will take the assessments online using their devices. You can explore the online platform at http://www.gaexperienceonline.com (use Google Chrome as your browser if you can). The primary purpose of the site is to let students, parents and teachers experience, firsthand, the functionality of the online testing platform. Students will continue to practice at school as well. We will stagger start times, but all tests will be completed in the morning. All students will take the ELA and Math tests. Only 8th grade students will take the Science and Social Studies EOG assessments. Students taking an EOC in HS Physical Science, Algebra I or Geometry will NOT take the EOG. However, students taking the 9th Grade Literature EOC will also take the 8th grade EOG. Make-ups will be conducted throughout the testing window. Please do your best to ensure students are present on testing days, and that they come to school with their Surface fully charged. HMS Testing Calendar.pdf
HMS Field Day
Mustang Day T-Shirts are now available for purchase. Please use the Hopewell Mustang Day Webstore link provided below. All online orders must be placed by April 28th.
Hopewell Mustang Day Webstore
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.
For information on Italy, France & Spain go to: http://www.explorica.com/Haak-2080
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
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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