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SLT Meeting March 31, 2016

SLT Meeting held March 31, 2016 2:45 pm in the conference room at HMS.

Mr. Barney spoke about the importance of PLC collaboration for teachers; TAG Time benefits of helping students; and having a good aide to help students.

The budget for next year was discussed and upon approval will be posted.

The math department implemented a new grading scale which is based upon the student knowledge and not on the amount of work accomplished. A couple of the parents mentioned how their student did not like the program at first (change can be difficult) but has since declared that the system works better and the student likes it much better.

It was suggested that with the aide working out so well for struggling students that funding be provided to add more time for the aide or more aides be provided to assist teachers with teaching students.

Funding will be provided for a small stipend to assist teachers with collaboration during the summer.

Funding for the counseling can be discontinued since the district will be funding the cost this year. The Chinese program will be structured for beginning students and those that will be coming from the Chinese immersion program from the lower grades. The Chinese teacher will also be teaching at the intermediate school next year as well as the high school and middle school.

It was suggested that during a TAG Time a class could be taught to students on how to tutor other students.

Credit recovery has been successful this year.

Learning intervention classes such as Math counts and the Science Olympiad were successful this year. A new class, Lego Robotics, was added this year as well. Funding will be provided to help these classes with continued success and add other classes as needed/desired.

The character education program and the night of excellence will have some funding provided to recognize the successes of students.

Leftover money has been approved to purchase 14 Chromebooks with licenses for student/classroom use.

It was suggested to have a “Dad’s night” to help increase parental support. One of the members said they saw this at another school and the rate of parental support did increase and was good for the students.

Those in attendance:

Jan Goodwin
Robbie Elison
Joe Gubler
Sandy Barrett
Elaine Hicken
Dustin Dayley
Angie Erickson
Amy Mangelson
Leslie Reeve
Andra Kochel
Melissa Rogers 

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STL Meeting Nov 1, 2016

STL Meeting held November 1st, 2016 @ 2:45 pm in the board room at Hurricane Middle School. 

Attendance:

Jan Goodwin; Principal
Joe Gubler; Teacher
Paula Beatty; Secretary
Audra Kochel; Chair Person
Amy Mangleson; Co-Chair
Heidi Stout; parent
Brittney Stewart; parent
Leslie Reeve; parent

 Parents asked about Amendment B (The Utah School Funds Modification Amendment which will be on the November 8, 2016, ballot in Utah as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment)  and there was a discussion on  some pros and cons. Mr. Goodwin stated how schools benefitted with Trust Land money.

Review of the 2015- 2016 SLT budget. Everyone agreed that it had been put to good use.

Mr. Goodwin proposed the 2016-2017 SLT budget. The funding would include but not be limited to the following items:

  1. The Chinese Teacher’s salary
  2. Our Professional Learning Community for teachers and for subs so teachers are able to go to the trainings and professional observations
  3. Continue with credit recovery
  4. Increase COWS (computers on Wheels) for individual classrooms

There was a discussion about TAG and the Pros and Cons of the program. All in attendance agreed the program is effective and is getting better each year. It was suggested that we could provide more opportunities for extensions for all levels, such as intramurals. 

 

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Registration Information

Principal's Letter

A-B Calendar

Our school operates on a 4 class schedule day. Therefore we have an A day and a B day.
A day=classes 1-4
B day= classes 5-8

District A/B Calendar and School Year Calendar

HMS A/B Calendar

Cell Phone Policy

Cell phone Policy Form for printing

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are asking for your support in avoiding the problems associated with inappropriate use of cell phones at school. Answering calls and sending and receiving texts and photos can take valuable time away from instruction and creates disciplinary problems. Keep in mind that the use of cell phones are not only disruptive in class, they are an inconvenience to teachers and staff who must stop what they are doing to correct the problem.

Cell phone use at school not only causes disruptions but has the potential to create physical and emotional harm to students. Some of the major concerns include but are not limited to:

  • Used to cheat on quizzes and tests
  • Phone theft
  • Text messaging and pictures that contain profanity, intimidation, threats, and sexual harassment. Sending and/or receiving pornography. Taking and sending inappropriate photographs.
  • Calling outside groups or individuals to participate in fights, retaliate, or participate in other inappropriate activities on school grounds or at school related events
  • Refusal to relinquish cell phones to persons of authority upon request

These behaviors may be a violation of the Safe School policy and lead to suspension, expulsion and in some cases, police involvement.

We earnestly want to avoid situations which jeopardize the integrity of the learning environment and create serious problems for our students. To avoid these problems, we simply require students to turn off their cell phones and keep them securely out of sight during school hours.

Phones may be used before school, during lunch and after school only. If a student is in ISS the student phone will be held in the office during that time period.

Cell phones and all electronic devices of any kind are not allowed in the library at any time including before and after school and during lunch.

Students can be contacted if necessary by calling the front office. Students can retrieve voice messages and text before school, lunch and after school. Students can contact their parents on their phones during the day in the office or counseling center with permission.

Confiscated cell phones will be labeled with the student’s name and kept in the front office for six school days and then returned to the student. If a parent or guardian chooses to forego the six day holding period, arrangements with the school administration can be made by parents or guardians to pick up the phone at the front office during school hours. We realize that having to pick up a student’s phone may be inconvenient and therefore we recommend you discuss this policy with your student in order to help us avoid this problem.

Best solution is to not bring your phone or any other electronic device to school at all.

Community Council Form

Community Council Form

Serving on our School Community Council is a wonderful way for parents and teachers to contribute and help improve academic performance at our school.
The school receives an annual dividend from the school land trust. Our council decides how these funds will be used.
The council reviews and prepares other academic plans for our students each year.
All plans are reviewed for final approval by our school community council. Councils also act in an advisory capacity to school and school district administrations.

Dress Code Policy

HMS/HHS Dress Code

Shorts should be no shorter than just above the knee cap (4 inches).
Sleeveless shirts must cover the neck to the outside of shoulder.
Distressed or mutilated pants must show NO flesh above the knee.
Clothes cannot be transparent or display profanity or suggestive slogans.
Hats cannot be worn in the building.
Leggings, spandex, etc. are to be worn with an outer garment covering them.
Piercings, hair color, hair style and overall dress and appearance must not be distractive to the learning environment.
Students in violation of these polices will be sent home. Parents please review the detailed explanation of the district dress code policy (washk12.org)
with your student in order to avoid problems during the school year.

This notice is not all inclusive, we strive for a professional environment for administration and staff, faculty and students.  Thank you for your help.
If you have questions, please call the school. 435-635-4634.

Dress Code Policy Poster

Fee Schedule

Student Fees 2016 - 2017
8th Grade Fees required fees
Student Fees $12.50
Textbook Rental $25.00
Science Fee $10.00
Scheduling Fee $3.00
Art Fee (if enrolled) $12.00
Total Required Fees w/o art $50.50
w/art    $62.50
9th Grade Fees required fees
Student Fees $25.00
Textbook Rental $30.00
Science Fee $10.00
Scheduling Fee $3.00
Art Fee (if enrolled) $12.00
Utah Writes $6.50
Total Required Fees w/o art    $74.50
w/art       $86.50
Other Costs
If no E-mail Address $5.00
Yearbook-starts at $25.00 increases monthly
9th grade-To Kill a Mockingbird book $5.00
PE shirt/shorts/set $6.00-shirt/$10.00-shorts/$15.00-set
Guitar Book $11.00
Orchestra Book $9.00
Orchestra Rental $75.00
Mutes $4.00-Violin/$5.00-Cello/$6.00-Bass
Tuner $18.00
Band Rental $75.00
Percussion Class $5.00
Band Class Percussion Instrument $25.00
FACS/Shop varies-depends on project
Replacement Agenda $5.00
Replacement ID Card $5.00
Class Change  $10.00

Lunch Fees

2016-17 MEAL PRICES
BREAKFAST
REDUCED
ELEMENTARY
SECONDARY
ADULTS
$0.30
$1.25
$1.25
$2.00
LUNCH
REDUCED
ELEMENTARY
SECONDARY
ADULTS
$0.40
$2.00
$2.50
$3.50

The application for free or reduced meals needs to be completed online at:
Meal Benefits Application link

This application needs to be completed each year.

Technology

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November 1, 2016 SLT/CC minutes

SLT Meeting held November 1st, 2016 @ 2:45 pm in the board room at Hurricane Middle School.

Attendance:

Jan Goodwin; Principal
Joe Gubler; Teacher
Paula Beatty; Secretary
Audra Kochel; Chair Person
Amy Mangleson; Co-Chair
Heidi Stout; parent
Brittney Stewart; parent
Leslie Reeve; parent

Parents asked about Amendment B (The Utah School Funds Modification Amendment which will be on the November 8, 2016, ballot in Utah as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment) and there was a discussion on some pros and cons. Mr. Goodwin stated how schools benefitted with Trust Land money.

Review of the 2015- 2016 SLT budget. Everyone agreed that it had been put to good use.

Mr. Goodwin proposed the 2016-2017 SLT budget. The funding would include but not be limited to the following items:

The Chinese Teacher’s salary
Our Professional Learning Community for teachers and for subs so teachers are able to go to the trainings and professional observations
Continue with credit recovery
Increase COWS (computers on Wheels) for individual classrooms
There was a discussion about TAG and the Pros and Cons of the program. All in attendance agreed the program is effective and is getting better each year. It was suggested that we could provide more opportunities for extensions for all levels, such as intramurals.

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Hurricane, Utah 84737

School Hours

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Class Hours - 8:15 am - 2:37pm
Office Hours - 7:30am - 2:45pm

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