--- HMS announces A and A/B Honor Roll Students for 2nd Grading Period
--- HMS announces "Good Citizens" for January

Welcome to the Hornet's Nest Nation!!

Mission Pledge:  As part of HMS, I will seek to create a positive learning environment in which all students will excel today, tomorrow, and forever.

HMS 2015-2016 Administration, Teachers, and Staff


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HMS Science Fair 2016 Winners

1st Place - Katana Glover
"The Bigger Effect"
Which combination erupts more, Diet Coke & Mentos vs. Baking Soda & Vinegar?

2nd Place - Yasmine Hall (L) & Krista Craig (R)
"Music and Plants"
Does music encourage plant growth?

3rd Place - Seyram Komanyor
"Evaporation Rates"
Which evaporates more quickly:  water, apple juice, or CocaCola?

 MANY THANKS to our judges from the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service offices in  Houston and Dale counties.  We appreciate you giving your time and expertise to encourage our HMS young scientists! 

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The following information has been received from the Dothan City Schools' Central Office pertaining to iPads issued by DCS:

Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Device Policy


Damage to Device

1st Damage - $50.00

2nd Damage - $75.00

3rd Damage - $100.00 plus Principal's Discretion

Lost or Stolen Device

1st Incident - $50.00

2nd Incident - $100.00

3rd Incident - $250.00 plus Peincipal's Discretion

All damaged, lost, or stolen devices must be reported immediately to the Help Desk in the HMS Media Center.

HMS will file a police report for each lost or stolen device.  Intentional damage or abuse to the device will result in a police report being filed.

Unpaid fines will result in non-participation of extra-curricular activities (such as Field Day, dances, etc.) and/or Graduation ceremonies (8th grade students only).

Remember:  Every student that received a DCS iPad signed a Student/Parent Digital Device Use Agreement as found in the DCS Code of Conduct.  (Click here then scroll to page 7 to see this document.)  Part of this Agreement states:  "I agree to pay a non-refundable annual use fee of $30.00 before taking possession of the digital device and its accessories (i.e., protective case, cable, and charger).  Also, I agree to pay any damage fees as applicable."  Damage fees are $30 for a replacement protective case with cover, $10 for a replacement USB cable, and $10 for a replacement outlet charger.

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CHOICES program comes to HMS!  Click here for details.


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HMS Student Wins NFL Team Punt, Pass and Kick Competition.  Click here for details.


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2015-2016 Yearbooks are on sale for $25.  Sales end Monday, February 29!  See Mr. Odom during 7th period for details.

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Students exhibiting Positive Behavior are announced.
Click here for details.

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"Sew Sisters" earned close to $200.00 in their Christmas Bazaar selling Christmas ornaments, tea towels, Christmas stockings, hot pads, and other items handcrafted by club members.  Most items were embroidered or monogrammed using sewing machines purchased with a Dothan Education Foundation grant.  As a community service project, the "Sew Sisters" donated $150.00 to Ms. Hearns' and Mrs. Womack's classes to go towards a sensory room. 



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Dr. Maxwell's class received a grant from Southern Nuclear Company to purchase kitchen items (microwave, refrigerator, convection oven, and kitchen utensils) to work on daily living skills. The items were purchased and students can not wait to begin learning to cook. We are very appreciative for SNC's support.

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HMS would like to thank Mr. Larry Matthews for his substantial donation to our clothes closet.  Thank you, Mr. Matthews for your generosity!

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Winners of the Oct - Nov 2015 Canned Food Drive are Mr. Odom's 8th grade class and Dr. Maxwell's class.  THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this community service project.

Mr. Odom's 8th grade class


Dr. Maxwell's class


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 Click here to see the 2015-2016 HMS Annual Continuous Improvement Plan (ACIP).



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