The 8th grade Moving Up Assembly will be on Thursday, June 13th. Students will receive a certificate of completion as recognition of their transition to high school. Specific honors will be announced for citizenship, academics, and activities. The assembly will be at 11:00 A.M. in the Hoquiam Middle School Gymnasium. Following the assembly, all 8th graders and their relatives are invited to the cafeteria to have refreshments.(Clink on the headline for more details)
“Don’t fall behind. It is really hard to catch back up, so don’t procrastinate just do it now. Stay organized.” -Jerrod Steen
"Be the best you can be! Don’t care that much about the students around you and what they say." -Sofia Arvelaiz
"Listen to the teacher. Don’t talk when the teachers talking. Turn you work in on time. Remember your locker combination." -Lance Ortiz
“Don’t miss a lot of school.” -Austin Hagen
“Get involved in sports and don’t get behind in your classes.” -Brandi Parson
“Turn in homework on time. When a test comes up study hard. Don’t fall behind in classes. Don’t miss a lot of school. Be on time.” -Emily Kilmer
“Be clear on who your friends are. Some teens/kids will blame you. Pick friends who you know you can trust and be your friend forever.” -Marissa Goodenough
“Don’t chew gum and get caught.” -Kodi Cherry
“Always be on time to your classes. You should also not be scared or shy. It will be much easier if you are outgoing with your friends.” -Eva Ortiz-Cruz
“Bring a pencil to class everyday. Pay attention and DO YOUR HOMEWORK.” -Sierra McCarthy
“Listen to the teachers and get on their good side. Do all of your homework and book projects.” -Shelby Roberts
“Try and do you best at everything and try to be successful with everything you do.” -Mica Paredes
The HMS and HHS Choirs Spring Concert is Tuesday, May 21st at 7pm in the Little Theater at HHS. Musical selections will include a variety of contemporary and Broadway tunes including, "Seasons of Love" from Rent, "The Rose" from The Rose, "It's a Hard-Knock Life" from Annie, "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts, "Do You Hear the People Sing" from Les Miserables and "You Can't Stop the Beat" from Hairspray. Choral awards will be presented. A small reception for choir personnel and families will be held following the concert in the Choir Room.
We are altering the way we collect money for lunches and fees at school to be more in-line with district and state expectations. Starting Monday, February 25th, money deposits for lunches will only be collected in the morning in the cafeteria before school begins. Students will be unable to deposit lunch money when then go through the lunch line. Of course, if a student is late for school, they may put money on their account in the office when they arrive. No change can be given.
Hoquiam Middle School showed tremendous growth on the 2012 Washington State Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) test.
When a five percent growth is considered good, Hoquiam Middle School’s seventh grade showed a 34.3% gain in reading increasing to 74.8%, surpassing the state average of 71.2%. Seventh grade math scores increased 19.0% and eighth grade math scores soared 27.8%. The eighth grade science score growth of 10.8% exceeded the state growth of 4.7%.
Reading is becoming a strength throughout the Hoquiam School District. At the middle school, our cohort (same group over time) reading scores reflected class group improvement of 12.5% with the sixth grade class, 12.1% with the seventh grade class, and 21.3% with the eighth grade class.
Out of the 59 students at Hoquiam Middle School who took algebra, 86.6% met or exceeded standard on the state Math Year 1 End of Course exam compared to the state average of 71.0%. This nearly doubled the number of students passing the End of Course exam, going from 27 to 51 students. Our New 6th graders, last spring in 5th grade increased their grade level science score by 16.9% in science and their reading score by 12.7%.
The middle school will be providing an extended day session from 1:15 to 2:35 for students in need - After School Help, Library Time, Khan Academy, Study Table. Students do not have to come every week but they must stay for the entire time when they do attend. There will be NO transportation offered after these sessions and it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to make arrangements for pick up. Special Classes- Band Tutoring will take place Oct. 17, 24, 31. Band students may sign up with Mr. White. Class space is limited. (click on the headline for details)