Congratulations to our Girls Cross Country Team who won the county championship. Anthony Justice placed 6th overall, but we had seven runners finish in the top twenty and our pack running held off the competition for the win.
Free after school tutoring is available for any HMS student every Monday through Thursday from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Three HMS teachers are available every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday when school is in session. Students may simply report to one of the tutoring rooms at the end of the day. Parents and guardians may also call the school at 304-420-9547 to let us know that you want your child to stay after school for tutoring.
HMS is pleased to announce that after school tutoring for any student will begin next Monday, September 27. Three HMS teachers will be available Monday through Thursday from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM to assist any student who wishes additional help with school work. Parents and guardians are invited to call the school at 304-420-9547 as well to let us know if you wish your student to stay after school for additional help.
WCS is looking at the availability of internet access in homes. Please fill out this survey. https://tinyurl.com/wcsInternetSurvey
Tonight, the Wood County Board of Education voted to require face coverings for all students and staff while indoors and on buses beginning tomorrow, August 31, 2021. Please read the article and guidelines at https://tinyurl.com/ye3dqy72
Just a reminder to all HMS students that tomorrow, Monday August 30 is picture day. You may purchase pictures by returning a picture packet order with payment, or you may purchase your pictures online. Even if you don't plan to purchase school pictures, we want to make sure to take your picture so you can be in the yearbook. So, look your best tomorrow!
Good evening. Tomorrow brings much anticipation with the start of a new school year. I am so excited to see our students and employees back in our buildings as we work together to become the # 1 school district in the state of West Virginia. We are so fortunate to have a wonderful community of parents and guardians that understand the importance of a first-class education and are willing to go above and beyond to ensure the success of our students and schools. However, we know there is a lot of work to complete. This summer, WCS has equipped schools with essential personnel for targeted intervention, created a STEAM Academy for middle school students, and continued to upgrade our facilities to provide the most conducive environments possible in our schools. We are very excited to see the new school year begin. I encourage each of you to review our re-entry guidance document located on our webpage at https://tinyurl.com/yhq2qwgb. As you know, directives can change quickly with little notice. I will do my best to communicate changes to you as directives are received. I encourage all parents and students to follow the recommendations in the guidance document including, but not limited to - wearing a mask, staying socially distanced, and practicing good, hand-washing hygiene. As always, I ask for your patience on the first day of school. There are many moving parts that we will continually perfect throughout the year. Once again, thank you for your support and encouragement as we start another exciting school year. Thank you for all you do and have a wonderful evening.
Thursday August 19, 2021 is the first day of school! The entire staff of HMS is looking forward to the new school year. We are especially fortunate to have new windows and new air conditioning installed over the summer. Our school looks great and your classrooms will be more comfortable than ever. We hope you are as excited as we are about the new school year and are ready for an exciting year of learning! See you tomorrow!
Hamilton Middle School Open House is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday August 17 from 4:45 PM to 6:45 PM. All HMS students and their parents and guardians are invited to attend. Sixth grade students and parents who attended sixth grade orientation tonight, do no need to attend. But if you were unable to attend sixth grade orientation Monday, please do attend Open House if you are able. Student lists by grade will be posted on the front doors with homeroom numbers listed. Students should report to their homerooms to receive a copy of their schedule and the locker information. We hope to see you Tuesday, August 17.
Hamilton Middle School will hold its Sixth Grade Orientation tomorrow, Monday August 16 from 4:30 until 6:30 PM. All HMS sixth graders and their parents are encouraged to attend. Student Lists with homeroom assignments will be posted on the main entrance doors. Students should report to their homerooms to receive their schedules and locker assignments. We hope to see you at HMS tomorrow!
Good evening. We invite you to contribute to our ARP/ESSER plan by providing input to the ideas generated in spending funds provided by the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER), targeting K-12 education. Your input will guide our plan to meet the needs of our students, staff, and community which will be presented to the West Virginia Dept. of Education on July 19. Your input is vitally important. To provide input, please click the following link or visit our website. Thank you. https://tinyurl.com/yfs5cvgh
This is an updated message from PHS about Summer School: Due to the high demand of summer school requests at Parkersburg High School, it has become necessary to divide summer school into two daily sessions. There will now be a morning session from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, and an afternoon session from 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Students with last names beginning with A-K, ALL students taking Driver’s Ed or PE, and ALL STUDENTS WHO RIDE A BUS, should report to the morning session at 8:30 am, starting Monday, June 14th, in the auditorium. Students with last names beginning with L-Z should report to the afternoon session beginning at 12:00 pm, starting on Monday, June 14th. In the auditorium. Students will be provided with a grab and go lunch that may be picked up after the morning session, or before the afternoon session.
With the 2020-21 school year wrapping up, I would just like to say “Thank You!” Thank you to everyone: Students, parents, teachers, staff and community members. Thank you to everyone who has helped others get through this often challenging and frustrating year, and thank you to everyone for your patience and resilience. Even as we head into summer break, Wood County Schools is hard at work finalizing preparations for our summer programs which are set to begin later this month. These eight programs are unlike anything we have offered before and are sure to be engaging and fun for students at all grade levels. More than 1,500 students are enrolled and more than 200 teachers and staff have been hired to help make these programs a success. Wood County Schools’ summer offerings have been called a model for the state, and we intend to show everyone why we deserve to be called the best school system in West Virginia. I want everyone to have a wonderful summer and a well-earned break. Most importantly, though, I want everyone ready for this fall. Throughout all of our challenges, we have learned and we have grown, and it is time for us to put that hard-earned knowledge to work for our students. We want to provide all of our kids with the best possible opportunities in first-class facilities staffed by top-level teachers and caring adults. So as we say goodbye to the 2020-21 school year, let us look forward to the wonderful things we can accomplish together in the months and years ahead. Thank you everyone, and have a great summer!
Exciting news from Wood County Schools! Off Campus Learning Options are now available for the fall. Learn more at woodcountyschoolswv.com.
West Virginia School Learning Environment Survey You are invited to participate in the Hamilton Middle School School Learning Environment Survey. You may complete the survey from any computer with an internet connection. The survey is open through Friday, May 21, 2021. You are asked to complete an online survey about school climate—the learning and teaching/working conditions—to help guide school improvement efforts. We value your feedback. The results of this survey will be used to make changes in your child's school to ensure a supportive environment for teaching and learning. Parent participation in the survey is very important. If you have questions about the survey or have problems completing the survey, please contact your child's school. When you log onto the survey you will see explanatory information about the survey and the important information below as to your rights as a survey participant: Your participation is voluntary. You may choose not to participate; not to answer any questions you do not want to answer; and you may stop participating at any time during the survey without penalty. Your responses will be anonymous and confidential. I will forward the link to the survey and the code to begin the survey by text message. If you do not receive the text message and wish to participate, please call the school at 304-420-9547.
Yesterday, the FDA approved the use of the Pfizer - COVID vaccination for 12 to 15 year olds in the U.S. The West Virginia Department of Education has asked all counties to compile a list of students interested in receiving the vaccination (12 and up). Vaccinations could start as early as next week. If you are interested, please complete the following survey. Thank you. https://forms.office.com/r/WhNUycrKju
The West Virginia Department of Education has asked school systems to survey our families for those interested in receiving COVID-19 vaccinations for their students 12 years old or older as well as immediate family members. Please click the following link if your family is interested in participating. https://forms.office.com/r/WhNUycrKju
As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, I want to take a moment to personally say ‘Thank You’ to all of Wood County Schools’ selfless and dedicated educators. This has been one of the most challenging school years in recent history. Our teachers have not only endured nearly impossible tasks but have risen to the challenge and have continued to place our students first. Our teachers and personnel have dedicated countless hours keeping students engaged, providing support and care to families, and giving our children a beacon of normalcy in an often turbulent and uncertain world. The work you do each day is more appreciated than you will ever know. Wood County Schools is blessed to have so many caring and dedicated teachers, and I want all of you to know: We see what you are doing and what you have done, and we are thankful you are here. Thank you for making a difference!
Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations for teens. Visit woodcountyschoolswv.com for more information or reach out to your child's school nurse.
Due to great popularity, registration for Summer School Learning Opportunities has been extended through this Friday, April 23rd at noon! Learn more at https://www.woodcountyschoolswv.com/o/wcs/page/get-started-here