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Hastings Middle School, 201 N. Marian Road, (402) 461-7520

Just a quick reminder to everyone who drives, please be extra mindful of students who may be walking or biking in the area. Parents please remind your children to watch for vehicles as well and to utilize crosswalks where they are available. Let's keep everyone safe, happy, and healthy!

Let's Celebrate!

Character Education: 8 KEYS
The "Tireless Teacher Award" was presented to the following teachers for their tireless efforts in school to help every student, every day:

Hastings Tiger Hoops Basketball Information (grades 2-6)


Students of the Week

6A: Gavin Valle
Gavin, we love your positive attitude and wonderful smile.  You are a great example of "This is It."  We notice how you take advantage of every moment and opportunity.  Thanks for your hard work and determination.  Keep on keeping on!

6B: Elira Bego-Cardoso
The 6B teachers have simply been delighted with our student of the week, Elira.  She is a bright, smiling face in our classrooms, and she is a dedicated student who will do what it takes to succeed in school.  Elira, we look forward to working with you this year and seeing that great smile every day!
7A: Brooke Aspen
The 7A flying squirrel of the week is Brooke Aspen. Brooke is a great athlete and an even better teammate. She is a leader in the classroom and always sets her sights high. Keep up the great work, Brooke!

7B: Michael Boeve
Let’s Play Ball!  Our Superhero this week proves in and out of the classroom that he is "in full swing” at all times.  This young man lives respect and responsibility, and he models them everywhere he goes.  He is a quiet leader who keeps his head in the game, even when he’s under the weather.  Mike Boeve, you lead all of us to be our best.  You are a Grand Slam for sure!

8A: Josiah Hiatt
Josiah is a pleasure to have in the classroom. He is polite, a hard worker, and always tries his best. Teachers appreciate that he is a thinker and always pursues success. It takes a special person to be accepting of all others and a team player in and out of the classroom. Keep up the good work, Josiah.
8B: Isaiah Brandt
Our 8B Champion this week is great in and outside the classroom.  He is respectful to others and a positive leader.  TOP notch and dependable student and a willing volunteer.  This kid is CONSTANTLY positive. He is a TRUE champion.  Congrats ISAIAH BRANT!

Hastings Car Raffle
Start to a GREAT year!
Getting used to NEW bell schedules:
 Hastings Middle School:
Bell Schedules
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Current News and School Supplies:
REGULAR SCHEDULE:  8:10 - 3:35
OPENING WEEK SCHEDULE:  Regular: NO Hot Weather Schedule for HMS
SCHOOL LUNCHES will be $2.85 per meal. Extra helpings and ala cart items will be charged to the lunch account and cost extra. Please discuss with your child that money deposited in their lunch account must be used as intended. It is the student’s and parent’s responsibility to understand and determine the spending within their account. If the account is low, then extras and ala cart items cannot be purchased. Students will use their student ID card that has a barcode that is swiped. The barcode will record lunch purchases and determine the balance in the student account. Lunch account deposits may be made each morning prior to 8:10. Deposits may be made in any amount (weekly, monthly or a particular dollar amount). REMEMBER that all extra items will be charged directly to the student lunch account. You can keep track of your child’s daily purchases on PowerSchool.
ID CARDS – All students will be required to wear their student ID cards. Two free student
cards will be provided to each student. If those are lost, replacements will be available to
purchase for $2.00. The ID cards are used for lunches and to check out materials in the library. We believe it is also an important safety feature for every adult to be able to identify
every student.
IMMUNIZATION - All students who have waivers on file for required immunizations will need
to update their immunization status or bring in the physician signed medical waiver or notarized religious waiver BEFORE attending school. The Adams County Immunization Clinics are scheduled for the first Thursday of every month from 1:00-5:00. You must call for an appointment. These are held at the South Heartland District Health Department at 606 N.
Minnesota. A parent or guardian must be present and donations are gratefully accepted.
SPORTS PHYSICALS - All students who plan to participate in interscholastic athletics must
have a physical examination and the necessary forms completed BEFORE participating in any practice. These forms may be picked up in the school office.
PARTICIPATION IN ACTIVITIES - We encourage participation in activities at HMS. Volleyball, football, basketball, cross country, track, wrestling, music, band, and intramural sports, are great opportunities for students to be an active part of their school. To participate in the activity program and get a real bargain for admission to games, a $35.00 ACTIVITY TICKET MUST BE PURCHASED. This may be purchased when you bring your completed information in on August 7. These activity tickets are also good for admission to Senior High events. Low-income families may request an application for activity ticket reduction.
If you shop at Allen’s please save your receipts after September 1 and send them with your
child to school. We receive some refunds from Allen’s in order to purchase a few extra supplies and materials. Also, please save your Box Tops for Education. These two programs can bring in hundreds of dollars that provide things for our school and students. This past year we were able to purchase technology equipment and supplies for the middle school garden with the proceeds.
The school will provide each student with an assignment book free of charge. Additional books are $5.00.
Worried about shopping for school attire or making unnecessary purchases? Maybe these guidelines from the HMS Handbook will help with the decision-making process. The following items may NOT be worn or brought to school:
Mesh Shirts (unless a shirt is worn underneath)
Spaghetti strapped shirts and/or midriff shirts
Gang attire or clothing that is associated with a gang
Clothing which is offensive racially, sexually, etc.
Torn or ripped clothing
Wallets with chains attached to them
Laser lights
   Biking shorts or cutoff jeans
 Sagging or oversized pants
Clothing promoting drugs, alcohol, or tobacco
Middle school is an exciting adventure. We hope this information helps you get off to a great start. We’re looking forward to meeting students and parents this fall!

ALL STUDENTS will need book covers (all books must be covered). Book covers for math books need to be the LARGE SIZE. Please do not purchase the adhesive-bond covers as it leaves residue on the books that is difficult to remove. No wheeled backpacks, as they do not fit in the lockers.

There will be a Volleyball meeting for 7th/8th graders on August 15 after school. Tryouts for students entering the 7th and 8th grades will be held on August 19-21.   All forms must be completed and turned into the office and an activity ticket must be purchased in order to tryout for the teams. Volleyball camp for 3rd-8th graders is August 4-6 from 9:00-10:30 am at the middle school.   Cost is $30.00. There is also a girls Basketball camp for grades
3rd-5th from 11:00-12:30 on August 4-6 at the middle school.
Equipment checkout for 8th graders will be Thursday, August 7, from 9-10:30 and  for 7thgraders from 10:30-12:00. Football practice for 7th and 8th grade boys will begin August 15 after school on the middle school football field. This practice will be in helmet, football shoes, shorts and T-shirt. There will be no practice on Monday, August 18. Practice will resume on Tuesday, August 19. It is important that you are at the football equipment checkout on August 7, have a physical, and purchase an activity ticket for $35.00. There will also be a parent meeting on Monday, August 28 at 5:45.

Sept. 9 -- 4:00 Adams Central Home
Sept. 11 -- 4:00 Barr 
Sept. 16 -- 4:00 Westridge Home
Sept.  18 -- 4:00 St. Cecilia Home   
Sept. 22 -- 4:00 Westridge 
Sept. 25 -- 4:00 Walnut 
Sept. 29 -- 4:00 Lexington 
Oct. 7 -- 4:00 Columbus
Oct. 9 -- 4:00 Walnut Home
Oct. 13 -- 4:00 Barr Home

Sept. 9 -- 4:00 Adams Central (A, B, C)
Sept. 11 -- 4:00 Barr Home
Sept. 18 -- 4:00 Walnut 
Sept. 23 -- 4:00 Westridge
Sept. 25 -- 4:00 Horizon Home
Sept. 30 -- 4:00 Holdrege Home
Oct. 2 -- 4:00 Westridge Home
Oct. 7 -- 4:00 Columbus Home
Oct. 9 -- 4:00 Sunrise 
Oct. 13 -- 4:00 Barr 


Sept. 8 -- 4:00 Adams Central Home
Sept. 18 -- 4:00 Walnut Home
Sept. 25 -- 4:00 Barr
Sept. 30 -- 4:00 Aurora
Oct. 7 -- 4:00 Seward Home
Oct. 9 -- 4:00   Westridge Home

Sept. 8 -- 4:00 Adams Central
Sept. 16 -- 4:00 Seward Home
Sept. 25 -- 4:00 Barr Home
Oct. 2 -- 4:00 Sunrise
Oct. 7 -- 4:00 Walnut
Oct. 14 -- 4:00 Westridge
Sept. 4 -- 6:30 Cozad golf course
Sept. 9 -- 4:00 AC Invite at the Elk’s
Sept. 12 -- 4:00 Aurora golf course
Sept. 16 -- 5:15 in Minden
Sept. 22 -- 5:00 Hastings Invite @ Brickyard
Sept. 23 -- 5:15 Grand Island @ Indianhead
Oct. 2 -- 5:15 in York
Oct. 3 -- 4:15 St. Cecilia Invite


Meet the HMS Staff
Oreo Sweepstakes
 If you haven’t heard about our OREO Sweepstakes you may want to ask your student.

Each week we ask a trivia question and usually a riddle to get a phone number to call. The first homeroom in each grade level that calls the correct phone number with the answer wins a box of Oreo Cookies!

Student Council
   "Teacher of the Month"
Nominate a teacher who deserves celebration and appreciation.  Simply click above and type the reasons why he or she should be recognized.  Student Council members will read and decide.  Thank you!

iHMS Project:
If you have ever wondered how much goes on and how involved we are at Hastings Middle School, wonder no longer.  The following is a representation of what HMS has to offer.  It is a reminder of what we do and who we are. 
HMS Student Council



Online Food Payment

Hastings Public Schools now provides parents an easy way to make food service
payments for their students. Online payments for food service may be made using a
Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit or debit card.
How to make Online Payments?

1. Visit our district Web Store at hastingspublicschools.revtrak.net.
2. Click on Food Service Payments.
3. Enter your Parent Portal User Name and Password (this is the same
user name and password you use to check your students information on
Powerschool). If you do not know your login and password please contact
Kathy Riese at kriese@esu9.org or at 402-461-7615.
4. Enter the amount to add to each student’s food service account.
5. Click Next Page.
6. Confirm your payment choices and click Go to Checkout.
7. If a new customer, select I am a new customer.
8. If a returning customer, select I am a returning customer
a. Enter your email address
b. Click Sign in
a. Enter your email address and password
b. Click Sign in
9. Enter your billing information and create a password (if required)
10. Enter your payment information
11. Verify your information for accuracy and select Complete Order
12. A receipt will be emailed to you. Please check your spam filter if you do not
13. There will be a 3.6% fee for this service that will be charged to the card that

If you need any assistance with this process please contact Kathy Riese at
kriese@esu9.org or 402-461-7615.

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