FCA Northwest LA Christian Athletes of the Year.
Congratulations to Colt Shankle and Bridget Morris for being named FCA Northwest LA Christian Athletes of the Year.
Payment Solutions Parent Registration
The new cafeteria management system is online. Please check the school locker for the Payment Solutions Parent Registration letter to get started.
Rangers Field Trip Reminders
DATE: May 22, 2013
8:00 – 8:15 -------Load buses (Come to school as you normally would)
8:15-11:30 -------Travel to Arlington
11:30- 1:00 -------Walk around stadium and visit gift shops
1:05- 4:00 --------Watch the game.
4:00 – 8:00 ------- Load buses and return to Haughton Middle School (We will not be stopping for dinner, students must bring their own snacks or money to eat at the park)
Dress code for the trip will be as follows:
Six Flags Field Trip Reminders
Six Flags Reminders
DATE: May 15, 2013
7:00 – 7:15 --------Load buses (Buses will leave at 7:15 SHARP from HMS)(Chaperones meet at 6:30 at HMS)
7:15-10:30 --------Travel to Arlington
10:30- 12:00 ------Enjoy the Park
1:05- 6:00 ----------Enjoy the Park.
6:00 – 9:00 ---------Load buses and return to Haughton Middle School (We will not be stopping for dinner, students must bring their own snacks or money to eat at the park).
Dress code for the trip will be as follows:
Students will be allowed to bring small ice chests that will slide under the bus seat for soft drinks (Plastic containers only!), snacks, or lunch. Due to possible damage or theft, mechanical devices (i.e. IPods and PSPs) will not be allowed. Cell phones will not be allowed during school hours. Remember that HMS is not responsible for your lost or damaged phone.
2013-2014 Spirit Shirts- $10
Bossier CSI Teaches HMS Students about the Science of Fingerprints
Lt. Jonathan Jackson, Crime Scene Investigations supervisor for the Bossier Sheriff’s Office, answers questions for 6th grade science students at Haughton Middle School Wednesday about the science of fingerprints. “It was exciting explaining the different type of fingerprints of whorls, loops and arches and how we in law enforcement match fingerprints,” he said. He also dispelled how fingerprints are so commonly used to solve crimes on TV, noting, “It’s not typically like you see on the TV shows where they have a fingerprint, plug it into a computer database and out comes a perfect match. It takes more work than that.” Jackson was able to speak with 330 students in the eight science classes taught by Haughton Middle School’s 6th grade science teachers, Sunny Posey, Mallory Bashara and Marie Cain. The different classes will use what Jackson taught them and conduct their own experiments by leaving fingerprints on a tile and see if the other classes can lift a good print in order to match it. Photo by Allen J.M. Smith, Bossier Sheriff’s Office
Lt. Bill Davis
PARCC Field Test- May 6th- May 17th
All Haughton Middle School students have been selected to participate in the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) field test between May 6th and May 17th. The test consists of 90 minutes of Math and 90 minutes of ELA testing. This is an online test that is based on Common Core State Standards. We are excited to have this opportunity as we are very confident in our students. Please call if you have questions.
FEATURE TEACHER Debra Leon
I began my teaching career in January of 1990 at Princeton Junior High School. I moved to Haughton Middle School with the Princeton faculty the year it opened, 1999. I have enjoyed teaching here in the Haughton area all these years. I love it when my current students tell me that I taught their parents!
Education has always been important to me. I graduated from Caddo Parish Magnet High School. I received two degrees from Louisiana State University in Shreveport: a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Masters of Education. I also have some hours toward my Plus Thirty designation.
In my spare time I enjoy reading and doing crafty things. Most people know I'm the "penguin lady," and I enjoy adding members to the parcel of penguins on display in my classroom. I spend my summers in the swimming pool or in the lake. My favorite quote sums up my life, "Live well, laugh often, and love much."
I have an incomparable husband, Mike, and two intelligent and talented children, Lauren and Tony. Our home is in the Benton area on the serene Black Bayou Reservoir. It is a bit of a drive from Benton to Haughton, but I do love it here in Haughton and always have. It's definitely worth the trip!
ACT SCORES EARN EIGHT STUDENTS STATE RECOGNITION
Numerous students from HMS were identified through the Duke University Talent Identification Program as academically high achieving students and were eligible to take the ACT test in February. Eight of our students from HMS scored high enough to receive state recognition and are invited to an awards ceremony in May at Northwestern University in Natchitoches.
Congratulations to the following students:
2013-2014 Uniform Policy
There will be necessary revisions made to the existing uniform policy for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. In order to regulate the numerous shades of colors and various styles of shirts being purchased from outside vendors, a committee of parents and teachers has decided to make the following changes:
A copy of the revised uniform policy and information regarding the pricing and availability of shirts will be sent home with the students in May.
Valerie Kirchoff HMS 2013 – 2014 Teacher of the Year
Hello! My name is Valerie Kirchoff. I have been teaching 7th grade science at HMS for 3 years. My family moved to Louisiana when I was nine years old, so I call Haughton my home. I began my Louisiana education at Platt Elementary and finished high school in 1991 at HHS. Go Bucs!
I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from ULM in 1996. After practicing in dentistry for over 15 years, the need to give back to my community and to be part of something bigger than myself became overwhelming. In the fall of 2009 I began to pursue my Masters of Arts and teaching certification from Louisiana Tech University. I received my professional certification as a teacher in the spring of 2012.
I have never been happier with my career change into education. The support of my family and fellow teachers has allowed me to realize my dream job as a science teacher. There is nothing more satisfying than being part of a student's learning experience. I am grateful everyday to have a positive impact on the lives of students in my community.
I currently live in Haughton with my wonderful husband Joe and three very spoiled Weimaraners, Clay, Duchess, and Juneaux. I am so proud to be part of the amazing faculty and staff at HMS. Thank you for the honor of representing Haughton Middle School as your Teacher of the Year.
“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal. Not to people or things.” -Albert Einstein
BUCS RAISE $2322 FOR THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION!!
HMS Partners with CABOSA for Middle School soccer
HMS has partnered with CABOSA to field competative teams as part of the HMS soccer club. Pictured below are members of the HMS Girl's Soccer team.
Music Educator Award
The GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy are partnering to present a Music Educator Award. Nominate your favorite Bossier music teacher today! All music educators, kindergarten through college, are eligible. The nomination forms and guidelines can be accessed by clicking on the link below: http://www.grammyintheschools.com/programs/grammys-music-educator-award/apply. Say thank you to that special music teacher by nominating him or her today! Deadline to nominate is April 15, 2013.
Madison Waldron- Service Award Winner
Chloe Lewis, Cade Thompson, Madison Tippett - Patriot Pen Winners
Congratulations Madison Tippet HMS Student of the Year for 2012-2013
2012-2013 HMS Hall of Fame
Congratulations to the 2012-2013 HMS Hall of Fame.
Sarah Beth Sewell
Jerry Lee Brandon
Congratulations Valerie Yocum, 2012 Chasing Mavericks Writing Contest Semifinalist Winner!
Congratulations to Valerie Yocum for being chosen as a national Semi-Finalist Winner in the 2012 Chasing Mavericks Writing Contest. Valerie's entry was chosen from thousands of 5th to 9th grade students from across the country. Her prize is a free round trip airline ticket to anywhere in the mainland United States.
Congratulations Katie Walker!!!!
Congratulations to Katie Walker for earning 2nd Place in the Student Art Show coordinated by Bossier Arts Council.
A link to images of winning artwork: http://bossierarts.blogspot.com/2012/12/bossier-parish-student-art-show-winners.html
HMS SOCCER CLUB OFFERS REGISTRATION THROUGH CABOSA
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HMS Spelling Bee Winner
HMS held its annual Spelling Bee on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Our first runner-up was Robert Anweiler, and our winner was eighth grader, Courtney Jackson. Courtney will represent HMS at the Nortwest Regional Spelling Bee on March 2, 2013, at LSUS. The event is free, and the public is invited to attend.
Box Tops for Education
Click to print Box Top Coupons!
Save Your Box Tops!
Please cut and save Box Tops for Education found on General Mills products and send to your student’s math teacher. The math classes compete for prizes for the most collected box tops every nine weeks. The box tops earn money for HMS. For more information, check out the website at www.boxtops4education.com
Shop Sam's Club Aug. 1 - Sept. 30, 2012 and earn 5 eBoxTops until the 500,000 eBoxTops are gone. Follow these simple steps:
1. Purchase any product at Sam's Club and save your receipt.
2. Log in or register at btfe.com/clickandearn and enter the code found at the bottom of your Sam's Club receipt.
3. Answer a few survey questions and earn 5eBoxTops when choosing Haughton Middle School as your school of choice.
Accelerated Reader Activity