Principal's Update

  • January 8 2021

    Posted by Mark Roy on 1/11/2021

    Good afternoon HBMS Families,

    We have a couple updates for you as we head into the weekend (as always, you can visit our school website for any updates and information regarding our school):

     

    Update from Counseling Department:

    NMRHS will be having a virtual field trip for our 8th graders next Thursday at 10am. Your student will receive a google meet invite for the event via their school email. We are planning a parent event to happen before the Program of Studies Night, stay tuned for more information.

    Nashoba Tech interviews will be on Wednesday January 27th.  Your student will receive a google meet invite for the event via their school email.

    Monty Tech interviews will be on Wednesday January 20th.  Your student will receive a google meet invite for the event via their school email. 

    If you have any 8th grade transition questions please contact Mrs. Rheault at crheault@nmrsd.org

     

    From the HBMS Library:  

    There are tons of new books in the HBMS library ready for check-out.  To see what is available look at the Destiny on-line Catalog, log-in through the students nmrsd Google Account and place a hold on the item you are interested in.  Mrs. Genoter will check it out to you and deliver it to your homeroom.  Or email mgenoter@nmrsd.org and request a book. 

    Winter Reading has started at the Townsend Public Library.  Anyone can sign-up to win prizes for reading, or doing outdoor activities you need to fill-out the raffle tickets.  Winners will be announced March 10th. TPL is open for in-library browsing by appointment and curbside pick up.  Check the Townsend Public Library Website for more information. 

     Ashby Public Library is also open for curbside pick-up and  hosting many kids crafts and book clubs for your middle schooler.  For more information check the Ashby Free Public Library website.

    Happy reading!

     

    Thank you for your continued support in your child’s education!

    Sincerely,

    Jason Webster

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  • 12/4/20

    Posted by Mark Roy on 12/7/2020

    Good afternoon HBMS Families,

    I hope this messages finds you in good health and positive spirits this Friday.  We have what appears to be a wintery weekend of weather!  We have a few things to share with you:

    • Picture Retakes Day: If your student needs to have their picture retaken or they were absent earlier, this coming Wednesday, December 9th, we will be hosting pictures for students of all cohorts (red, white, and blue), from 11:30AM – 2:30PM.  No appointment is necessary.

     

    • Blizzard Bags: If you have not already done so, please come pick up your student’s materials which have been set out in our lobby your child’s teachers.  These materials and assignments are to be held onto for the occasion when our school is closed due to inclement weather or otherwise.  If teachers are not able to use the internet to hold remote classes or email assignments home, students will have these materials so that learning can continue.

     

     

     

    Enjoy the weekend,

    Jason Webster

    Principal, HBMS

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  • 11/20/2020

    Posted by Mark Roy on 11/20/2020

    Hello HBMS Families,

    Here are some points of interest to keep in mind:

     

    From the Health Office:

     

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

       With the Thanksgiving break coming up next week, I would like to ask you to please let me know if you are traveling out of state to any high risk states. Low risk states that do not require quarantining upon return are VT and HI. NH and ME are being removed from the list as of 11/21/20. Please refer to this site for further guidance: MA travel order

    The CDC also offers some guidance and tips on celebrating Thanksgiving safely:           CDC Thanksgiving guidance

    Thank you and have a safe Thanksgiving break!

    Laurie

    --

    Laurie Sheridan, RN, BSN, NCSN

    School Nurse

     

     

    On-line Learning Etiquette: 

    It has been reported that some students are taking screen-shots (pictures of classroom activity) of students and posting them online in other forms of social media.  This kind of activity is not in the best interest of a person’s right to privacy and is not allowed.  Please have a conversation with your student(s) about this kind of responsibility.  Even while attending classes remotely, students are responsible for their behavior and need to be aware of their actions.  If, through your conversations, you have any concerns, please contact us at 978-597-6914 so that we can see that our students’ best interests and rights are supported.

     

    In the case of inclement weather this winter:

    If the school district is closed due to inclement weather, students will follow their entire schedule remotely from home. If inclement weather is predicted, teachers will provide students with an emergency assignment(s) before they leave school the day before the expected weather. In order to prepare for weather-related emergencies, teachers are providing students with access to two or three days of potential assignments in advance (Blizzard Bags”).  

    Once a student has completed an assignment, he/she will be given credit for the assignment and for attending class. Students should be given up to three days to complete assignments in these situations and assignments will be graded. The goal is always to provide students with the expected instruction on each day and moving down the line of options from in-person/hybrid instruction, fully remote instruction, then in an emergency, independent assignments as a last resort when power is an obstacle for teachers and/or students.  Thank you for your continued support in your child’s education!

     

    From the School Library:

    Our library is hosting another Scholastic Book Fair Friday, November 20th, through Thursday, November 3rd.  If your family purchases books for holiday gifts please consider purchasing books from the book fair.  Any orders placed will also help me purchase books for the HBMS Library.  Click on this link for more information!

     

    Check out our school BLOG and sign-up to follow us so that you don’t miss any posted updates!

     

    Thank you and take care,

    Jason Webster

    Principal, HBMS

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  • 11/16/2020

    Posted by Mark Roy on 11/17/2020

    Good afternoon HBMS Families,

     

    I hope this message finds you and your families doing well! Here are some points of information for the weeks ahead, as the holiday season approaches:

    • Parent/Teacher Conferences are November 23rd and 24th. Our teachers are reaching out to parents/guardians of our students to set-up conferencing sessions to discuss academic progress.  These meetings will be done remotely, either via telephone call or Google Meet/Zoom invitations.  Sessions will be during the following timelines:
      • Monday, November 23rd, between 12pm – 2:30pm, and 6pm – 8pm
      • Tuesday, November 24th, between 12pm – 2:30pm.

     

    • There will be a Flu Immunization Clinic for all children ages 6 months to 18 years on Wedneaday, November 18th:
      • From 3pm – 5pm at North Middlesex Regional High School (enter through Door #2, by the parking lot facing rote 119 and across from McDonalds)
      • Please contact Cathryn Hampson, Supervisor of Health Services, at champson@nmrsd.org or 978-597-3085, ext. 1050.
    • Please visit our school website and our school BLOG for more information!

     

    Take care,

    Jason Webster

    Principal, HBMS

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  • 11/6/2020

    Posted by Mark Roy on 11/9/2020

    Good afternoon HBMS Families,

    The weekend looks to be pleasantly warm for November—temperatures in the 70’s!

    Here are some points of interest to keep in mind as we move forward:

     

    Picture Retake Day is Wednesday December 9th from 11:30AM - 2:30PM 
     - All cohorts are invited
     - No appointment needed
     - Online order or forms will be here, at school

     

    Robotics Club:  
    The robotics club is looking for 5th and 6th grade students to join. We have 4 spots open. You need to email Ms. Audette raudette@nmrsd.org by 2:30pm on Thursday to say why you want to join the robotics club via email to Ms.Audette. Robotics members will be choosing members based on the explanations given. 

     

    Check out the latest weekly edition of the HBMS News !!

     

    You can always visit our school website and blog for more information!

     

    Thank you for your continued support with your child’s education,

    Jason Webster

    Principal, HBMS

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