- Horizon Middle School
Thursday, February 27
Come out tonight to the 7th grade band concert at 7pm in the Horizon Cafetorium!
6th grade girls friendship group will meet today at lunch in the Integrity team area.
Hat day will be tomorrow. This is a fundraiser for 7th grade Odyssey student Gabe Dohrmann, who was seriously injured in a skiing accident. Recommended donation is $5.00, but any donation would be welcomed. Give the money to your homebase teachers.
Nomination forms for Teacher of the Week are in the library, student services, and the front office.
Track and Field First Practice and Parents Meeting March 17
Boys and girls track and field will begin on Tuesday, March 17th in the West Gym. Any boys or girls interested in participating should attend the first practice. 7th/8th grade practice will start at 3:30 pm. 6th grade practice will start at 5:00 pm. There will be a parent meeting at 5:30 pm in the cafetorium this same evening.
If you want to order Track and Field clothing or gear, the order deadline is March 8. Track and Field Online Clothing Order
Track and Field Clothing Orders due March 8
If you are doing track this season, you can order gear from the link below. Deadline is March 8. We want to get a jump on the orders so you can get them in by the first track meet.
Parent-Teacher Conferences March 9 & 10
Parent-Teacher conferences will be March 9 & 10 from 4pm-8pm. Information has been sent to parents/guardians.
Morning Drop Off Safety
The morning traffic and student drop off have become a safety concern for students and staff.
We need you to remember two things when dropping students off in the morning:
- The parking lots are for parking only. Dropping off students is not allowed in the parking lot.
- Always watch out for pedestrians and make sure students are using the crosswalk.
Thank you for your attention to this very important safety matter.
Cell phones are to be IN a student's locker and turned off. If they need to get a hold of their parents, they MUST come to the front office or student services.
Band is Collecting Dan's Supermarket Receipts
The Horizon Band is collecting Dan's Supermarket receipts.
For every $150,000 worth of receipts collected, the band will receive $1,000 that will go towards band instruments. Students can drop off the receipts in the box in Student Services. We need the original receipts, so please no photocopies or cut receipts. We will be collecting the receipts all school year.
Cut-slips and messages during class
Interrupting class during education time makes it difficult for teachers. It is important to inform your child of their after-school arrangements before school. If it is an emergency and you need to call during that day, make sure it is before 2:30 to enable us to have time to deliver the message. After 2:30 we may not be able to notify the student.
If your child has an appointment, they need a cut slip. Please send a signed note, your student comes to the office before school for a REQUIRED cut-slip allowing them to come to the office at the stated time. This is necessary to not interrupt class and also if the students are in gym, band, or choir we cannot call into those areas.
If your child will be absent for a full day or more, please send a note previous to those dates so they can get an Advanced Dismissal slip and have all their teachers sign it.
Sports paperwork and fees/ Lunch payments
Upload ALL activity (sports) paperwork and fees, including physicals through the following website. We are unable
takeany hard copy or fees in the office or Student Services. The following site breaks everything down for Horizon and Century. https://century-ar.rschooltoday.com/
Lunch payments should be done online through MyPaymentsPlus on the Horizon website or at https://www2.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome.
Please refer to the Resources tab on our website and click on Handbook for more information on:
Attendance, Dress Code and other useful information.
Due for 19-20 Sports
All 7th and 8th graders planning to participate in athletics must have a physical on file before they will be allowed to practice. A physical completed after April 15 is valid for the 2019 – 2020 school. Upload the physical into rSchool after you register for your sport. Questions about registering? Contact Mark Hager at 323-4900 extension 6521.
Please cancel afternoon bus if...
Please text Harlows if your student is not riding the bus home in the afternoon. If for any reason you pick up your student and they will not be riding the bus home you need to text 701-354-2625 to let Harlows know.
New Safety Measure at HMS
BPS continues to improve safety standards across the district. One of our most current physical safety upgrades is the installation of buzzers at all pre-K-8 schools.
Effective 2018-2019 school year, pre-K-8 buildings will have buzzer access control. For buildings with a line of sight to the front door, a simple buzzer with speakerphone will be installed. For buildings without line of sight to the front door, a camera buzzer system will be installed. All visitors must now buzz the office and speak to a secretary before leaving the main entrance.
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