Hidden River Middle School
January 28, 2016
A message from our counselor
As the end of the semester nears, it’s a good time for students and parents to take stock of this
quarter’s academic success and think about what worked well and where improvements can be
made. One tool that all students have access to is an agenda. Students who use their agendas
consistently tend to do better in school. Here are some ideas for successful agenda use: the
teacher posts assignments in a way that can be copied into the agenda; the student writes the assignment in the agenda regardless of whether or not the assignment was finished in class; parents and student conduct a daily five minute power meeting; the student completes their homework.
The five minute meeting consists of the following:
- Ask your child this question: How do you know you learned at school today? This forces the student to reflect on the day in a positive way. When your child sees that you will ask this question daily, he/she will start paying attention to his/her learning.
- Examine the agenda. Check to make sure it is filled out exactly as you and your student have agreed. If so, thank your student. Look for all classes to have something written. If students finished their work in class, that should be noted in the agenda.
- Match what is written in the agenda with papers/books/worksheets from the backpack. Have them show you completed as well as incomplete work.
- Look ahead in the agenda for upcoming projects and tests.
- Affirmation. Let you student know they are capable of doing what’s expected with their best effort. Emphasize the impact their effort has on their achievement.
- Have your student begin their homework.
This routine will take some getting used to and might be difficult at first, but eventually your student will understand that this support from you is an important part of their academic success. You can also encourage your student to take full advantage of Hawk Time, and Family Access is a good tool to use to check for any missing work.
One other great idea is to do a back pack clean out once a week. Remove any outdated or unwanted items and organize what needs to stay in the pack. The start of a new quarter is an especially great time for a back pack clean out of last quarter’s papers.
Finally, a big thank you to our WEB leaders who went into our 6th grade classrooms and taught a lesson on prioritizing your work andtime management.
It’s hard to believe we’re heading into the second half of the school year. By using these techniques all students can end the year successfully.
Attendance Hotline: 360-804-4101
Hidden River Middle School
9224 Paradise Lake Road
Snohomish, WA 98296-7145
Toll Free: 1-800-282-7818
School Hours: 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
Attendance Hotline: 360-804-4101
Brett Wille, Principal
Joe Delp, Assistant Principal
Liz Holton, Office Manager
Deborah Schelfhout, Attendance Secretary
Kathi Yingling, ASB, Counseling Secretary
Judy Aaby, Athletic Secretary
Michelle Simeoni, Counselor
Our community offers many opportunities for youth to enrich learning, Monroe Public Schools publishes notices from not-for-profit groups offering such activities on this website under Community Notices. Paper copies are often also available in the main office at our schools.
Other HRMS links:
- ASB Reports
- Bell Schedules
- Bus Stops for Hidden River
- 2015-16 Middle School Curriculum Guide
- 2016-17 Middle School Curriculum Guide
- Hidden River Hawks Online Store
- How Are We Doing?
- Learning Improvement Plan
- Lista sugerida de útiles escolares
- Make Your Day (revised)
- Middle School Express Bus Stops
- QPS Store
- Report Card
- Report Card - districtwide
- Safe Schools Alert Flyer
- School Schedules
- Suggested School Supply List
- State Guaranteed Education Tuition Program
- Student - Family Handbook
- 2013-14 Student Fees
- Teacher webpages
- Tools for Parents
- Continue summer learning
Important Notice About Internet Safety
The best way to protect children from online harm is to keep computers in a family area of the home. Visibility allows parents to look over the students' shoulders without being too oppressive. Young children should have a parental chaperone whenever they are on the Internet. Two sites that discuss these issues and offer advice can be found at www.safekids.com and www.safeteens.com.
Hyperlinks to staff web sites (located on the Staff page) are provided for student and parent convenience, and all staff web sites are hosted by external Internet service providers. Monroe Public Schools assumes no liability for content contained on external service provider sites. Filtering software from one of the providers listed below is recommended to prevent unauthorized access to sites beyond the District's control.
Voicemail: 360.804.2998 ext 4195
2015-2016 Officers are:
- Jon Langston
- Vice President:
- Tracey Nordby
- Jana Meyers
- Tracie Kelly
- Corinne Barinaga
- Erika Frederick
For the most current calendar of events, watch for the weekly Hidden River Headlines.
Dialing 360-804-2998 accesses staff voice mailboxes.
The search option lets families use their telephone keypad to enter the teacher's name to be connected to the voicemail system to leave a message.
WEB SITE ADDRESS
|Aaby, Judy||Athletic Secretary|
|Aal (Pape), Ciara||Paraeducator|
|Bell, Jill||Food Services|
|Bennett, Tara||6th Grade Humanities /ELL|
|Brady, Brena||HR Assistant|
|Chartrand, Isabelle||Food Services|
|Clem, Jennifer||7th/8th Math / Digitools|
|Cloute, Heather||8th Grade Humanities, Health|
|Delp, Joe||Assistant Principal / Athletic Director|
|Erickson, Kerry||6th Math|
|Eshelman, Jennifer (Katie)||Paraeducator|
|Fordham, Jennifer||6th Grade Humanities, 7th Grade Science|
|Gnojewski, Carol||7th Grade Humanities, Digitools|
|Haberlack, Tamara||6th & 7th Grade Science|
|Hannan, Steve||PE/Health / Social Studies|
|Holton, Liz||Office Manager|
|Kirk, Christina||7th Grade Humanities, Digitools|
|Koon, Alison||6th & 8th Grade Science|
|Lampers, Cynthia||7th Grade Humanities / 8th Read Int / Leadership|
|Larson, Joe||6th & 8th Grade Math, Algebra|
|Lendy, Curtis||Learning Specialist|
|Ness, Janet||1 on 1|
|Norris, Chance||Physical Therapist|
|Oestreich, Robin||8th Grade Humanities|
|Robertson, Sam||6th/8th Science|
|Schelfhout, Deborah||Assistant Secretary|
|Spivey, Michelle||8th Grade Humanities|
|Svee, Traci||Learning Specialist|
|Turner, Stephanie||Speech & Language|
|Twedt, Anna||75h/8th Math / Robotics|
|Urbanowski, Nicole||Occupational Therapist|
|Valluzzi, Holly||6th Grade Humanities / 7th Read Int.|
|Witruk, Tanya||Learning Specialist|
|Yingling, Kathi||Assistant Secretary|
Our Purpose at Hidden River is to to create an environment that ensures ALL students learn the necessary skills , from academic to citizenship, to be successful in middle school and beyond.
"OUR KIDS, OUR COMMUNITY"
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Act with Integrity
Keep our Commitments
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