Due to several unavoidable conflicts, a few changes have been made concerning softball tryouts. This is for 7th and 8th grade girls only. Location: HELENA SPORTS COMPLEX. Tuesday, 10/4 through Thursday, 10/6 – 3:45 – 6:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Coach Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next FBLA meeting is tomorrow morning (10/4) at 7:20 in Mr. Richardson’s room. Don’t forget to bring your permission form for the JCDC conference if you’d like to go.
All students who signed up to be on Destination Imagination need to attend a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, October 5, at 7:15 in Ms. Tucker’s classroom.
6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
We will have our first sixth grade math team practice/information meeting on Wednesday, October 5, from 3:15-4:15 in Mrs. Cook’s room. Any student interested in competing for the sixth grade math team needs to come to this meeting or contact Mrs. Cook. Students should be picked up in front of the school at 4:15 p.m. For more information, please email Mrs. Cook at email@example.com.
Thanks to the generosity of HMS parents and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, our first Makerspace project for a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine was fully funded and we have already received the machine!
Our parents have been so generous that we had extra donations made above and beyond the amount requested for our first project.
Therefore, we have created our next project for our Makerspace on donorschoose.org. Our next project is called Capturing our Creativity: Using Video Production in our Makerspace. Through this project, we are requesting a video camera, external microphone, green screen, and video lighting kit so that students can create and edit amazing videos. We already have a tripod and we might be getting a computer donated for video editing purposes (fingers crossed!).
Through previous donations, we already have $100 applied to this project. We need an additional $497 for it to be fully funded. If 25 families donated $20, our second project for our Makerspace would be fully funded!
Thanks so much for supporting our students. They are super excited about our Makerspace activities this year.
To donate to this project, click the following link. Feel free to share this project with your family and friends.
HHS SWIM TEAM
This team is for 7th and 8th graders who qualify. Please contact Kristy Parker for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GIRLS SOCCER TEAM PARENT MEETING
There will be a parent meeting on Tuesday, October 4th, 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the HMS Cafeteria. This is for 7th and 8th grade girls only who wish to try out for HMS soccer. For more information, please email Coach Cummings at email@example.com. Information regarding HMS boys soccer team will be given at a later date.
HELENA BASS CLUB
Helena Bass Club is extending its membership to 8th graders this year. If you would like to receive information about the club and membership, please email Genet Holcomb at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mrs. Holcomb will send you information about an upcoming parent/student meeting.
GIRLS AND BOYS TENNIS TRYOUTS
Tryouts for the girls and boys tennis team will take place October 11 through October 14 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Joe Tucker Park. Links to all required paperwork can be found on the Helena Middle School Athletic webpage http://wwwshelbyed.k12.al.us/schools/hlms/athletics.html. All paperwork is due to Coach Manning in portable 402 by Thursday, October 7th. Students with questions or concerns should see Coach Manning. Parents with questions or concerns should Coach Manning at email@example.com.
NOTE FROM NURSE JACKIE
Once again, Shelby County Schools has been given the opportunity to offer our students the flu vaccine as provided by HNH Immunizations, Inc., which is an Alabama based vaccine provider. They will be offering the flu vaccine injection only. The vaccine is provided without deductibles or co-pays, and HNH handles billing Medicaid, BCBS (non-PEEHIP), ALL Kids, etc.
Our clinic will be held at Helena Middle School on October 18 from 1:30-2:30. All Helena School clinics will be offered that day. Information and consent forms will be sent home on Friday, Sept. 30 and are due back no later than October 14th.
Students covered by PEEHIP insurance cannot participate in the HNH flu vaccine clinics. Those students will be offered the flu vaccine by the Alabama Department of Public Health during the vaccine clinic offered for teachers and dependents. If you have any questions, please email Nurse Jackie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016-2017 HMS YEARBOOKS
You may purchase a yearbook online at www.balfour.com. Yearbooks are $45. Last day to purchase is December 31st. Yearbooks may be purchased online only. ¼ page – $25; ½ page – $50; Full page – $100.