WEB (Where Everyone Belongs)
The transition to middle school is a significant event in the life of a young person, and yet very few substantial strategies for support exist in most middle schools. Because the move to middle school can be challenging and frightening, 6th graders often experience lowered academic achievement and difficult social adjustments. And, because 6th graders are often scared in the new environment of middle school, they can easily become the subject of bullying.
Middle schools don’t have to just stand by and allow this rite of passage to happen to their 6th graders. You can with some strategic and intentional actions, put in place a structure where 6th graders get the necessary support to successfully navigate this transition and start their middle school experience on a positive note.
WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) is a middle school orientation and transition program that welcomes 6th graders and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their middle school experience. WEB is built on the belief that students can help students succeed. The WEB program trains mentors from your current 7th grade class to be 8th grade WEB Leaders next school year. As positive role models, WEB Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the 6th graders to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to middle school and help facilitate 6th grade success.
WEB Leader Application.docx
Important STAAR Information
STAAR testing will occur April 20th -22nd. We will have a closed campus and visitors will be limited to the front office.
All three grade levels will be testing on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 21st and 22nd.
To ensure students have 4 uninterrupted hours to test and eat lunch at an appropriate time, the cafeteria will be serving sack lunches on these days. Sack lunches provided by the cafeteria are the same price as regular lunches and usually contain a cold sandwich, fruit, chips and milk. If you do not want your child to purchase a sack lunch on these testing days, they may bring their own lunch from home to eat after testing.
April 20th - 8th grade Math
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April 21st - 6/7th grade Math, 8th grade Social Studies
April 22nd - 6/7th grade Reading, 8th grade Science
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Marking Period 6 - April 13th - June 5th ( End of the 3 Weeks marking period is May 1st)
NO HOMEWORK NIGHTS 2014-2015
Below are the five Wednesday NO-HOMEWORK NIGHTS this school year at Hopewell MS. Students will not be given homework or have a test/quiz to study for the next school day on these nights. We want our students and families to have some homework free nights to engage in meaningful family time plus give the students a break.
Wednesday NO HOMEWORK NIGHTS 2014-2015 (*Revised Dates*)
Friday, January 16th
Wednesday, February 18th
Wednesday, March 11th
Wednesday, May 6th