Congratulations to Bre Crose on finishing 17th in the 100 at today’s 1A State Track Meet! Way to work hard!
The boys track team ended their track season tonight at St. Joe. A big congratulations to Justin Jones who qualified for state in the 100 and 200!
Mrs. Walder joined Mrs. Young and her Summer Learning Family for some reading time outside on this wonderful Friday morning! #cornjerkerpride
The girls track team finished their season tonight at the St. Joe Sectional. Congratulations to Bre Crose on advancing to the state finals in the 100!🏆
Congratulations to the Girls track team for finishing 2nd in tonight’s Conference Meet in Catlin! Go Cornjerkers!!
Please check out the MS/HS Choir performances from our Fine Arts Night. Thank you, Mr. Sperry, for your support and encouragement of our music students! https://youtu.be/WYGN2TcY09I
HAMS Families: Thank you to those of you that came out last night to help us celebrate the accomplishments of our wonderful students!
HAMS Families: With the change in capacity limits for indoor spaces, we are now able to allow up to four guests per student at our Honors Night on Monday, May 17 in the Middle School Gym. Please remember, we are having staggered programs. Sixth grade will begin at 5:00 PM, seventh grade will begin at 5:45 PM and eighth grade will begin at 6:30 PM. Doors will open 15 minutes prior to each program. All students that attend the program will be recognized. Have a wonderful evening and we hope to see you all at Honors Night.
Mrs. Lee brought the Derby to her 7th grade classroom today to help her students review for an upcoming test. #CornjerkerPride
We are as excited to welcome next year's 6th graders as we are to celebrate our 8th graders who move on to Hoopeston Area High School for 2021-22. Incoming 6th graders should save the date for our Welcome to 6th Grade Carnival Extravaganza on August 10, 2021.
HAMS End of Year Update: There will be no student attendance May 24th It is a remote learning planning day for the district. This will make our final days of instruction Friday, May 21st and Tuesday, May 25th. Chromebooks will be collected on May 25th. That means all Chromebooks, cases, chargers, and hot spots should be brought to school that day. Also, as a reminder, Honors Night is May 17th in the MS gym. The 6th grade program will begin at 5:00, the 7th grade program will begin at 5:45, and the 8th grade program begins at 6:30. Doors will open 15 minutes prior to each program. Due to Covid restrictions, students may bring only one person with them for Honors Night. If you have any questions, please contact the MS office.
Mr. Lawson came in to speak the HAMS 8th graders today about selecting High School classes. It was a very exciting day for our 8th graders!!
The Fightin' Irish are the new Battle of the Homeroom Champions at Hoopeston Area Middle School. 100% of Mr. Harbacek's homeroom students met all IAR Testing expectations. Wells Fargo (Mr. Wells) followed with 95% as did Cute Ankles Nursing Home (Mr. Heiser) with 86%.
Congratulations to this year's HAMS recipients of the IL Principals Association Student Recognition award. The HAMS staff is so proud of these two exceptional students!!
HAMS Families, I hope you all had a great week. I wanted to share a few things as we go into the weekend. Next week, we will wrap up IAR testing on Monday. Chromebooks will be coming back home with the students Monday afternoon. On Wednesday, April 21st, the 8th grade will participate in the State Science Assessment, the ISA. Eighth graders that attend in person, will take the ISA during the school day. 8th Graders that are remote learners, will need to come to the building at 1:00 PM to take the assessment. We believe they will be finished by 3:00, but it would be a good idea to make arrangements for them to call someone to pick them up when they are finished, as we have no way to know how long it will actually take them to complete the test. I also wanted to share that on May 17th we will host the HAMS honors night in the MS gym. All students that attend will be recognized for their efforts and accomplishments this year. Due to social distancing requirements, we are only able to allow students to bring one person with them to Honors Night. More details can be found on a flyer, which has been mailed with your child’s midterm progress report. If you have any questions, please contact the MS office. Thank you and have a great weekend.
Parents of HAMS Remote Learners: Next week, we will have two days of testing. We will finish up IAR on Monday, April 19th. On Wednesday, April 21st, we will take the State Science Assessment. The Science test is for 8th grade students ONLY. We will begin the Science test at 1:00 PM. Students will take three tests that afternoon. This will conclude our State testing. Please contact the MS office if you have questions. Thank you!
The Shining Stars are the new Battle of the Homeroom Champions at Hoopeston Area Middle School. 88% of Ms. Noel's homeroom students exemplified being prepared for class for 100% of the days in March. We have an upcoming Homeroom Challenge, related to our upcoming IAR Tests.
Congratulations to our HAMS winners of the annual IL Principals Association honor. These students were chosen by our staff to represent our building with the IPA because they demonstrate qualities such as leadership, citizenship, and accountability. We're so proud of these two!!
HAMS Families, The Middle School will conduct our annual State testing, IAR, April 12th-April 19th. In person learners are expected to arrive on time, with charged Chromebooks each day during testing. Testing sessions for in person learners will begin at 8:20 each day. If a student arrives after the session has begun, he or she will not be allowed to enter the classroom. They will have to make the test up at a later time. The State has not provided us with a remote option for testing. That means that our remote learners will need to come into the building every day for testing. Testing sessions for remote learners will be every day from April 12th-April 19th. Please check our school website for the testing schedule. Remote learners are expected to arrive on time, with charged Chromebooks each day during testing. Remote learners will be split into small groups, with adequate spacing for social distancing during testing. Masks are still required for entrance to our building. If you have any questions, please call the MS office.
Our Spring Parent Teacher Conferences for Remote Learners will be on Monday, March 22 and Tuesday, March 23 from 1:30-3:30pm. Dates for all families, at large, are on Wednesday, March 24th and Thursday, March 25th from 3:00-6:30 pm. Due to COVID restrictions, all conferences will be remote, unless absolutely necessary. From Tuesday (3/23) through Thursday (3/25), conferences should be scheduled directly with teachers and teacher teams.