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Welcome to Howard Middle School

    • ***  State Testing continues until May 13th.  All students will begin each testing day by reporting to their 1st period class for attendance.  ***

    The faculty and staff of Howard Middle School are committed to providing our students with quality educational experiences, integrating curriculum content with real world experiences. All students are provided opportunities to achieve and reach their full potential through rigorous instruction, relevant curriculum, and relationships with staff. 


     AAIT (Magnet) program

    Applicants to HMS's AAIT (Magnet) program must be MCPS students with a good academic standing, good attendance, and an excellent discipline record. A completed HMS AAIT (Magnet) Application  is required and additional details may be found on the following site: AAIT at HMS.


    THE MISSION: EDUCATION WITH PRIDE

    The Howard Middle School staff facilitates maximum academic achievement, promotes trust and compassion, and challenges students to gain and apply knowledge in the pursuit of lifelong learning.

     

    Student potential cannot be achieved without strong community and parent support. Join us in educating our children by participating in the School Advisory Council and our Volunteer programs.

     

    Check this website weekly for information regarding the school calendar, staff, newsletters, SAC, clubs, and more. You are encouraged to email Howard staff with school related questions or website suggestions. 


    March of Dimes

    Our team goal is $5,000 and we need your support! Please click on the link below to register for the walk and/or to make an online donation. Online registrations and donations should be made no later than Wednesday, April 27th to be recorded by April 30th.

    Howard Middle School March For Babies


    7th Grade Field Trip

    The 7th Grade Field Trip will be a “camping” overnight trip to Lowry Park Zoo, on Friday, May 13, 2016.   Students will leave Howard in the morning, explore the zoo in the daytime, participate in several exciting zoo activities and spend the night in the aquarium and manatee areas!   The next morning, they will eat a light breakfast, participate in more activates and finally come back home to Howard!  Students must be in school that day in order to go on the trip. Because this is a special and memorable field trip, students must have a 2.0 GPA for Semester 1, and have not had any days of out of school suspension for the whole year, and not any more than 5 days in- school suspension (ISS).

     

    To find out more details about the trip, please click on: 7th Grade Field Trip to Lowry Park Zoo

     

    All students must have approval from their parents. Please click here: Parent Consent Form


     

    8th Grade Field Trip

    The 8th Grade Field Trip will be to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure in Orlando, on Friday, May 13, 2016. This trip is special to 8th graders only; Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure are closing down the park for their trip, which is called Gradventure 2016. Another special aspect of this trip is that the parks are open from 7pm to midnight. Howard students will be getting in earlier at 4pm, so we will be leaving Howard by 2:00p.m. Students must be in school that day in order to go on the trip. Because this is a special and memorable field trip, students must have a 2.0 GPA for Semester 1, and have not had any days of out of school suspension for the whole year, and not any more than 5 days in- school suspension (ISS).

     

    To find out more details about the trip, please click on: 8th Grade Field Trip to Universal Studios

     

    All students must have approval from their parents. Please click here: Parent Consent Form


    florida standards assessments

     

    Florida’s K-12 assessment system measures students’ achievement of Florida’s education standards, which were developed and implemented to ensure that all students graduate from high school ready for success in college, career, and life. Assessment supports instruction and student learning, and test results help Florida’s educational leadership and stakeholders determine whether the goals of the education system are being met.  

    The following links provide access to general information about the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) and training tests as well as links to other FSA websites and resources.

    Parents need to review the following letter with their student(s): FSA 2016

    Please click here to review the HMS State Testing Schedule.  All students will begin each testing day by reporting to their 1st period class for attendance.


     Morning Reminders

    Parents, please remind your students that if they come on campus for tutoring or meeting another teacher prior to school beginning they need to arrive at the appropriate time. Students that arrive too early will have to be sent to  Extended Day and parents will have to pay.

    • Repeat offenders could be given Lunch Detention for refusing to follow school rules. 
    • Students should not come to campus until approximately five minutes before they are to meet their teacher. 
    • The front office is not for students to enter for regular school attendance and the campus officially opens for all students at 9:15am.  
    • Car riders should exit their vehicles within the carline and walkers should enter through the east side gate (near carline). For the safety of all involved, student and parent cooperation is sincerely appreciated. 
    • Extended Day  is a service provided by MCPS's and is available at HMS for before and after school.

    Carline Reminders

    Please click on Carline Reminders  to view a copy of the procedures that have been put into place to ensure the safety of all our students and to keep the lines moving as quickly and safely as possible.

     

    • State law prohibits anyone from smoking anywhere on school campuses; please abstain from smoking in your vehicle while on school grounds.
    • For the safety of our students and staff, please refrain from using your cell phone while in the car rider line - distracted driving causes accidents.
    • If you arrive early, passengers and drivers are to remain inside their vehicles. For the safety of all students, parents are reminded to use the carline to pick up their children.
    • Please be courteous to our neighboring homes and businesses. Carline begins at 3:35pm and typically ends by 4:00pm. Once students enter the carline area, students are not permitted to leave until picked up by their ride.
    • Students who are not picked up within 5 minutes after the end of carline will be sent to Extended Day, and parents are responsible for paying the required fee.
    • Finally, all parents should consider carpooling to reduce the length of the carline.

     

    Extended Day  is a service provided by MCPS's and is available at HMS for before and after school. Special carline assignments have been established this school year to help the after school carline move quickly each day. All special carline assignments are arranged through our principal, Mr. Hensel.


     

     

Important News & Information

Welcome!

  • AAIT

    i.b. program

     

    • Student's School Day: 9:35 AM - 3:35 PM
    • Campus Opens: Walk to homeroom - 9:15 AM
    • Bell to be in Homeroom: 9:30 AM
    • Tardy Bell/Start of Class: 9:35 AM
    • Early Release Time: 1:35 PM
    • Teacher Day: 8:10 AM - 3:55PM
    • School Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Lunch: $1.75 (If qualified, reduced: $0.40 or free)
    • Breakfast: $1.00 (If qualified, reduced: $0.30 or free)

     

  • Click here to find out how to get Office 365 for Students!

    For several years we have provided our students with the opportunity to use the online version of the Office products through the MCPS Desktop.  Now we are able to offer our students the opportunity to download the full version of Office on up to 5 devices free of charge.  With Office 365, your child will now have access to the latest version of Word, for writing; Excel, for spreadsheets; PowerPoint, for presentations; OneNote, for organization and note taking; and much more.

    • Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets (including iPad!)
    • Use with OneDrive for automatic device syncing
    • Gain valuable skills on the world’s most popular productivity software
    • Office subscription lasts for as long as your child is a student here and the program continues

    Instruct your child to follow these simple steps to get Office:

    1. For PC and Mac:
      1. Click on: Office 365 for Students
      2. Select the Download Instructions link for complete instructions
    1. For iOS and Android:
      1. Click on: Office 365 for Students
      2. Select the Mobile QR Downloads link for complete instructions

    Your child will need their marionstudents.net account to sign in. If you have trouble installing Office, this guide may resolve your issue: Office 365 Help

    Extended Day Extended Day / Pre-Registration

    • Reserve your spot in Extended day for the 2016/2017 school year
    • Pre-Registration BEGINS APRIL 19TH
    • Days to Register: Wed. & Thurs. only
    • $25 Registration Fee/per child
      (non-refundable)
    • See your School’s Site Manager
      to register
    • Weekly Flat Rate Fees are due
      in advance every Friday
    • Questions? Contact Your School’s Site Manager at 352-671-7231

    WEEKLY FLAT RATE FEES:

    AM: $30/ child       PM: $30/ child

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