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Principal's Letter

Dear Hurricane Middle Parents and Students,

As the new principal of HMS It is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for a great year at Hurricane Middle School.  I have had several months to reflect on my new position and would like to say I am humbled and grateful to be the principal at Hurricane Middle.  I have lived in the Hurricane Valley for almost 20 years now and am blessed to know many of you and your families, and I look forward to meeting and building relationships with those I don’t know.  It will be our mission to help every student at HMS feel welcomed, cared for, and connected to the Hurricane Middle School family.  We will also continue instilling our core values, which are: Respect, Responsibility, and Kindness – These core values are designed to provide a common language that drives student awareness and achievement. Additionally, we will strive to challenge each student at HMS to grow academically, and as leaders, to prepare them to have a great academic, extra-curricular, and life experience.    

All signs point to a productive school year.  To start off I would like to thank our conscientious custodial and maintenance staff for having our building in immaculate condition – the facility looks great.  Our experienced and dedicated office staff has been busy this summer registering new families, ordering needed supplies, and updating files, and in general making HMS work like a well-oiled machine.  At Hurricane Middle, we have a talented and skilled faculty that spend many hours creating challenging classroom activities that will engage our students in learning and developing life skills.  Our teachers utilize the latest research based best teaching practices, and have spent a lot of time analyzing academic data to assure that we will provide a great learning experience for our students – We have great teachers.

Each year brings positive change.  We were fortunate to be able to retain Shaun Jaggi as the Assistant Principal and are very happy to have him. We have hired several teachers and support staff that we are very excited about and they will be great additions to the HMS team.  Here is a list of our new Teachers and Staff members:

Melanie Smith (SPED)                            Wayne Briggs (CTE)                              Felipe Navas (Spanish)          Alenna Johnson (SPED Para)

Misty Mann (FACS)                                 Jordan Healey (Science)                       Shaylin Lee (English)             Kathy Carey (Lunch Room)                                 

Robert Lewis (SPED)                               Melissa Wadsworth (Counseling)      Brandy Poulson (LCF)                                                   

We look forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure your children can achieve their highest potential.  We are fully aware that each student will need support from both school and home to get the most out of their HMS years.  One of our goals this year is to communicate better with parents – but feel free to reach out to us as needed. As partners we need to share that responsibility and would like to offer a few suggestions that might help on your end:

  • Make school attendance a priority, arrive on time, and come to school prepared to learn.
  • Encourage daily reading to develop a love of reading, and improve literacy skills which help in all classes.
  • Set high expectations for your child.
  • Use PowerSchool to monitor your students’ progress – It as an amazing tool that can help you as a parent.
  • Check the HMS website and calendar often to stay in the loop - http://hms.washk12.org

I feel honored and humbled to serve as the principal of Hurricane Middle School. It is truly a privilege to be part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and build positive relationships that support academic and social growth.  

Sincerely,

Chris Homer

HMS Principal   

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

Updated 8/2/2017

HURRICANE MIDDLE SCHOOL

CELL PHONE & ELECTRONIC DEVICE POLICY

Dear Parents & Guardians,

We are asking for your support in dealing with problems associated with inappropriate use of cell phones and other electronic devices at HMS.  We believe calling or answering calls, sending and receiving texts and pictures, and browsing the internet and social media sites can be detrimental to the learning process and can cause behavior/discipline problems.  The use of cell phones in class, which are not expressly condoned by our teachers, will have a negative impact on learning.  We realize cell phones and other electronic devices are not inherently bad or evil, but want to help teach appropriate use of these devices.

We are not only concerned about the everyday uses of cell phones in class, but we are even more concerned about the potential harm cell phones and electronic devices could cause to our students. Any of the more serious violations of our Safe Schools Policy could result in suspension, expulsion, or legal/criminal action. Our biggest concerns include the following:

  • Cyber-Bullying – Please discuss and monitor this issue with your student. If you discover that your student is involved as a sender, or receiver of this type of bullying (or any other type of bullying) please let HMS administration or counselors know as soon as possible so we can act.
  • Cheating – Through texting information or taking pictures of, and distributing tests and quizzes.
  • Texting - Profanity, Intimidation, Threats, Violence, Bullying, and Sexual Harassment.
  • Pornography – Taking, sending, or receiving.

In an effort to reduce distractions and focus attention on learning, the following commitment is collectively in force at Hurricane Middle School.

HMS Cell Phone & Electronics Policy:

Student use of electronic devices (e.g., cell phones, MP3 players, headphones, ear buds, Bluetooth Devices, or other Electronics) is prohibited during class time, except at the specific request of the teacher for instructional purposes.  Students are strongly encouraged to leave electronic devices at home.  If a student chooses to bring electronic devices to school, the device must remain out of sight and in silent mode or turned off during the entire class period.  Students can, however, choose to use their electronic devices outside of the classroom, before school or during class changes, lunch, or after school. Students cannot use cell phones or electronic devices in the library at any time. 

 
We ask that you avoid contacting your student during class time. Students can be contacted during class time if necessary, by calling the main office.

If the Cell Phone & Electronics Policy is violated by a student it will result in the following actions:

1st Offense –           Device confiscated; Student can pick it up after school from the main office.

2nd Offense –          Device confiscated; Parent or guardian must pick it up from the main office.

3rd Offense –           Device confiscated; Parent or guardian must pick it up from the main office and the student will receive lunch detention or in-school suspension.

 

 

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 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 a distraction to the learning environment.
Students in violation of these polices will be sent home.

Parents please review the detailed explanation on the district website- 2200 student 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, staff, and faculty as well as for all students.  

Thank you for your help. If you have questions, please call the school. 435-635-4634.

Dress Code Policy Poster

Emergency Plan

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. Click on: Meal Benefits Application link

This application needs to be completed each year.

Registration Fees

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
Fine Arts Fee (Jazz, Band, Orch, Choir) $12.50
Guitar Fee (If enrolled) $2.00
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
Fine Arts Fee (Jazz, Band, Orch, Choir) $12.50
Guitar Fee (If enrolled) $2.00
Other Costs
If no E-mail Address $5.00
Yearbook-starts at $25.00 increases $1.00 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 $35.00
FACS/Shop varies-depends on project
Replacement Agenda $5.00
Replacement ID Card $5.00
Class Change  $10.00

Technology

Hurricane Middle Contact

395 North 200 West
Hurricane, Utah 84737
435-635-4634 - Phone
435-635-4663 - Fax

School Hours

Monday – Friday
Class Hours – 8:18 am – 2:38pm
Office Hours – 7:30am – 2:45pm

Hurricane Middle Motto

"PREPARING STUDENTS TODAY FOR THE CHALLENGES OF TOMORROW"

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