• ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 17-21:

     

    All band and orchestra students should follow the lesson schedule for WEEK 1.

     

    Just a friendly reminder that The Environmental Club will be meeting on Tuesday, January 18th in room 207.  Please bring your computers and any topic information you

    are working on to share with the group.

     

    CREATIVE WRITING CLUB is starting up soon.  If you like to write for fun, pick up a permission slip in the guidance office or outside Mrs. Pilato’s room (252). The first monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, January 25, from 3:00-4:10. Forms are due by  Friday, January 21st.  (Place in the envelope on the wall by Room 252 or in guidance.)

     

    Science Fair Students: Our next meeting is Tuesday, January 25th 3-4pm. You should be finishing/doing your experiment and recording your data in the data table for our meeting next week. If you are done with your data table, please try to create a graph with your data- don't worry if you are confused- just try it! Please ask your family members for help with these tasks at home and email Mrs. Dettbarn for help, if needed. See you on Jan 25th with your data tables and graphs!

    Students, this is an important reminder to remember to bring your fully charged Chromebook and charger cord to school every day!

     

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 10-14:

     

     

    All band and orchestra students should follow the lesson schedule for WEEK 5.

     

    Students, please be aware that we will NOT be going outside during lunch periods today due to the frigid temperatures. 

     

    iReady Math Diagnostic Testing will be held Tuesday, January 11.  Please remember to bring in your fully charged Chromebook, charger cord, and headphones.  

     

    CREATIVE WRITING CLUB is starting up soon.  If you like to write for fun, pick up a permission slip in the guidance office or outside Mrs. Pilato’s room (252). The first monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, January 25, from 3:00-4:10. Forms are due by  Friday, January 21st.  (Place in the envelope on the wall by Room 252 or in guidance.)

     

     

    The Into the Woods, Jr. set design meeting for all parent volunteers and student art crew scheduled for this Saturday, 1/15 is CANCELED. Please check google classroom for updated meeting dates.

     

    Just a friendly reminder that The Environmental Club will be meeting on Tuesday, January 18th in room 207.  Please bring your computers and any topic information you

    are working on to share with the group.

     

     

    There will be no school on Monday, January 17, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

     

    Have a great day!

    Have a great day!

     

     

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 3-7:

     

    All band and orchestra students should follow the lesson schedule for WEEK 4.

     

    Important District Dress Code Update:  Beginning TODAY, all students will be expected to keep their hoods down while they are in the building.  You may continue to wear HATS, but no hoods will be allowed.  Thank you for complying with this important safety regulation.

     

    The next science fair club meeting is Tuesday, Jan 4, from  3-4pm. Bring your experiment results and any issues you are having with your experiment so we can troubleshoot! 

     

    Musical rehearsal today (Monday) is in room 240.

     

    Art and costume crew meet in room 240 tomorrow (Tuesday). If you have not already done so, let Ms. Welfare know if you will attend and if you will be taking the bus home.

     

    Dragons, please remember that the clear bags you were given are meant to carry ONLY your Chromebook and charger cord - NO BOOKS, BINDERS or other materials. If you carry other materials in the clear bags, they will surely rip and you will not get a replacement.  Please treat them well and only use them for Chromebooks. Thank you.

     

    Attention all students:  it’s time for the Winter iReady Diagnostics.  Testing will begin on Tuesday of this week.  Please make sure to bring your headphones and fully charged Chromebook to school every day during the testing window.

     

     

    Students, it is extremely important that you remember to bring in your fully charged Chromebook and charger cord each day.  The library has a very limited number of Chromebooks to loan.

     

    Attention Students in Grade 7:  Do you miss summer fun?! There is still time to sign up for modified swimming! Please see Mrs. Stevens in Room 117 if you are interested in signing up for the modified swimming team.

     

    CREATIVE WRITING CLUB is starting up soon.  If you like to write for fun, pick up a permission slip in the guidance office or outside Mrs. Pilato’s room (252). The first monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, January 25, from 3:00-4:10. Forms are due by  Friday, January 21st.  (Place in the envelope on the wall by Room 252 or in guidance.)

     

    There will be a meeting for all Stage Crew members Wednesday after school from 3pm to 4pm in the aud.



     

    Have a great day!

     

     

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-23:

     

    All band and orchestra students should follow the lesson schedule for WEEK 3.

     

    Attention Student Council- there is a NON mandatory meeting on Tuesday in room 257.  You do not have to attend, but those that do will be sorting and packaging candy canes for distribution later in the week.  If you cannot attend, you do not need to let us know.  Have a great holiday break!



    This week is Winter Spirit Week:

     

    Monday - Tourist day- dress like you are on vacation!

    Tuesday -  Monochrome day-Wear all one color

    Wednesday -  Pajama Day- Be comfy!!

    Thursday - Festive Sweater/holiday dress up- Get ready for the holidays!

     

    The Candy Cane Sale is going on now through Tuesday December 21st!  Members of Student Council will be selling candy cane slips for 25 cents during lunch periods, and will be delivered last period the day before break. Send a candy cane to a friend, a staff member, or buy them for yourself!  Have a Minty Christmas!  

     

    Keep demonstrating ROARS behavior and earning Dragon Scales.  Those scales can be turned into the box in the Guidance Office  for our HMS Foundations Team Winter Raffle! You could win one of several prizes, including:

    • Wireless Apple AirPods (To win the AirPods, you must turn in 5 Dragon Scales to earn 1 Golden Dragon Scale, which gets you an entry for the prize. Claim your Golden Dragon Scale in the guidance office or at the Dragon Wagon! )
    • An autographed hockey stick by Buffalo Sabre Rasmus Dahlin 
    • Certificates for a Panera kid’s meal
    • Anderson's Ice Cream tokens
    • Tim Hortons gift cards
    • Kenmore West merchandise
    • and more!  

     

    Winners will be announced Thursday.  Good luck!  

     

    Thank you for remembering to bring your fully charged Chromebook to school every day.

     

    Winter Recess is coming up!  There is no school December 24 - December 31.  School resumes on Monday, January 3.

     

     

    7th Grade Band:   Please note the lesson schedule changes for Tuesday 12/21:

    Trumpet 7 - 9:03-9:48

    Flute/Oboe 7 - 11:27-12:12

    Alto/Tenor Saxophone 7 - 12:48-1:18

    Clarinet 7 - 2:06-2:51

     

    Comic Club will meet after school in the library.  You must have returned your Club Bus Permission Slip in order to attend.

     

    Attention Student Council- there is a NON mandatory meeting on Tuesday in room 257.  You do not have to attend, but those that do will be sorting and packaging candy canes for distribution later in the week.  If you cannot attend, you do not need to let us know.  Have a great holiday break!

     

    Important District Dress Code Update:  Beginning Monday, January 3, all students will be expected to keep their hoods down while they are in the building.  You may continue to wear HATS, but no hoods will be allowed.  Thank you for complying with this important safety regulation.

     

     

    Dragons - the clear bags you were given as a gift from PTA and Student Council were a one-time gift, and are intended to carry ONLY your Chromebook and charger cord - NO BOOKS, BINDERS or other materials.  If you carry other materials in the clear bags, they will surely rip and you will not get a replacement.  Please treat them well and only use them for Chromebooks.  Thank you.

     

     

     

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-17:

     

    All band and orchestra students should follow the lesson schedule for WEEK 2.

     

    Cafeteria lunch update:  The Deli line will only be serving cold items - subs and salads - until further notice.  Hot lunch meals will only be available through lunch lines 1 and 2 until further notice. 

     

    Hey, comic fans!  Do you love to draw, read, or talk about comics?  Then the Comic Club is for you!  Anyone interested in joining the Comic Club should see Mr. Barr in Room 234 to sign up.  Comic Club will meet every Tuesday from 3:00-3:45.  You must complete the Club Bus Permission Slip to attend.

     

    The Candy Cane Sale is going on now through Tuesday December 21st!  Members of Student Council will be selling candy cane slips for 25 cents during lunch periods, and will be delivered last period the day before break. Send a candy cane to a friend, a staff member, or buy them for yourself!  Have a Minty Christmas!  

     

    Keep demonstrating ROARS behavior and earning Dragon Scales.  Those scales can be turned in for our HMS Foundations Team Winter Raffle! /we are giving away an autographed hockey stick by Buffalo Sabre Rasmus Dahlin and a brand new pair of wireless Apple AirPods! To win the hockey stick, every Dragon Scale you have can be dropped into the box in the guidance office, and one lucky winner will be picked.  To win the AirPods, you must turn in 5 Dragon Scales to earn 1 Golden Dragon Scale, which gets you an entry for the prize. Claim your Golden Dragon Scale in the guidance office or at the Dragon Wagon!  

     

    Thank you for remembering to bring your fully charged Chromebook to school every day.

     

     

    Attention art crew and costume crew for Into the Woods, Jr. We do NOT have a meeting today, 12/14. If you have your own transportation, the next meeting is this Friday, 12/17 from 3- 4:30 PM. A schedule will be distributed for the rest of the rehearsals soon, and you can also look at the schedule on the Into the Woods Jr. google classroom that you have now been invited to! Again- no art or costume crew today!

     

    Tonight is a special evening for our 7th grade performers! They will be singing and playing their instruments in front of a live audience for the FIRST time since December of 2019! Break a leg everyone!

     

    Performers- listen carefully for a couple of reminders:

     Chorus members please arrive by 5:30, put your jackets in the cafeteria, and meet Ms. Welfare in the auditorium. After we do our mini-rehearsal, singers that are also in orchestra will go and tune with Miss Cartwright. 

     Orchestra members please arrive between 5:45- 6:00. Meet in the cafeteria to put your jackets away and tune with Miss Cartwright. 

     Band members please arrive by 6:45 and report to the cafeteria to put your jackets away and tune with Mrs. Kwitowski.

     Band students that are also in chorus- set your instrument in the cafeteria when you arrive at 5:30.  After we sing, you will tune with Mrs. Kwitowski!

     Remember to wear your concert finest- nice white shirt, black dress pants or skirt, and black dress shoes. 

     Questions? See your director!

    Hey, comic fans!  Do you love to draw, read, or talk about comics?  Then the Comic Club is for you!  Anyone interested in joining the Comic Club should see Mr. Barr in Room 234 to sign up.  Comic Club will meet every Tuesday from 3:00-3:45.  You must complete the Club Bus Permission Slip to attend.

     

    Dragoneers, there is an OPTIONAL meeting today after school in the library.  IF you have a conflict, you can attend our next meeting in January.

     

     

    Attention art crew and costume crew for Into the Woods, Jr. The next meeting is this Friday, Dec. 17 from 3:00- 4:30 PM. There is no late bus on Friday, so you must have your own transportation.  A schedule will be distributed for the rest of the rehearsals soon, and you can also look at the schedule on the Into the Woods Jr. google classroom that you have now been invited to! Again- no art or costume crew today!

     

    Next week (December 20-23) is Winter Spirit Week:

     

    Monday - Tourist day- dress like you are on vacation!

    Tuesday -  Monochrome day-Wear all one color

    Wednesday -  Pajama Day- Be comfy!!

    Thursday - Festive Sweater/holiday dress up- Get ready for the holidays!

     

    The Candy Cane Sale is going on now through Tuesday December 21st!  Members of Student Council will be selling candy cane slips for 25 cents during lunch periods, and will be delivered last period the day before break. Send a candy cane to a friend, a staff member, or buy them for yourself!  Have a Minty Christmas!  

     

    Keep demonstrating ROARS behavior and earning Dragon Scales.  Those scales can be turned into the box in the Guidance Office  for our HMS Foundations Team Winter Raffle! You could win one of several prizes, including:

    • Wireless Apple AirPods (To win the AirPods, you must turn in 5 Dragon Scales to earn 1 Golden Dragon Scale, which gets you an entry for the prize. Claim your Golden Dragon Scale in the guidance office or at the Dragon Wagon! )
    • An autographed hockey stick by Buffalo Sabre Rasmus Dahlin 
    • Certificates for a Panera kid’s meal
    • Anderson's Ice Cream tokens
    • Tim Hortons gift cards
    • Kenmore West merchandise
    • and more!  

     

    Winners will be announced next week Thursday.  Good luck!  

     

    Thank you for remembering to bring your fully charged Chromebook to school every day.

     

    Winter Recess is coming up!  There is no school December 24 - December 31.  School resumes on Monday, January 3.

     

     

     

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-10:

     

    All band and orchestra students should follow the lesson schedule for WEEK 1.

     

    Our next science fair club meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 7th and it is going to be optional- please come if you need some help with your experiment. You should be working on your experiment and gathering data all through December. See our google classroom stream for more information. 

     

    Any seventh grader interested in joining the Kenmore West modified coed swim team there will be a meeting on Thursday, December 9 at 3:15 in room 147. If you cannot make the meeting, please see Mrs. Alvarez in room 147.

     

    Art and costume crew for Into the Woods JR: Reminder to meet Ms. Welfare on Tuesday, December 7th in the auditorium at dismissal for our first meeting. Permission slips were due Friday. Club bus forms are due no later than Monday, December  6th if you plan on taking the bus home! You may NOT attend this meeting if you did not turn the required forms in.



    Are you interested in working with the stage crew for Into the Woods JR.? Did you bring your signed permission slip in and ask a teacher for a recommendation? Time is running out. All forms must be submitted to Miss Cartwright no later than this Friday, December 10th. The teacher that does your recommendation will get the form to Miss Cartwright, but it is up to you to have the permission slip signed and find a teacher to fill in the recommendation! Forms are still available if you forgot to get one.  If you are chosen for the stage crew, the directors will notify you next week!



    Just a friendly reminder that The Environmental Club will be meeting on Tuesday, December 7th in room 207.   Please start thinking about what topics that you would  like to discuss and do research on about our environment.

     

    The Candy Cane Sale is going on now through Tuesday December 21st!  Members of Student Council will be selling candy cane slips for 25 cents during lunch periods, and will be delivered last period the day before break. Send a candy cane to a friend, a staff member, or buy them for yourself!  Have a Minty Christmas!  

     

    Monday, December 6, will be an early release day.  Dismissal will be at 12 p.m. for parent-teacher conferences.

     

    Don’t forget to practice ROARS behavior!

     

    Thank you for remembering to bring your fully charged Chromebook to school every day.

     

     Math Club will meet today (Tuesday, December 7) after school.

     

    Hoover Middle's Foundations Team is excited to announce two major prize give-aways for the day before winter break!  To be entered, you will need to keep earning Dragon Scales and saving them up for a chance to win! The prizes we have to give away are a brand new pair of wireless Apple AirPods and an autographed hockey stick by Buffalo Sabre Rasmus Dahlin!  To win the AirPods, you must turn in 5 Dragon Scales to earn 1 Golden Dragon Scale, which gets you an entry for the prize. Claim your Golden Dragon Scale in the guidance office or at the Dragon Wagon!To win the Rasmus Dahlin hockey stick, every Dragon Scale you have can dropped into the box in the guidance office, and one lucky winner will be picked

    Don’t forget to practice ROARS behavior!

     

    Cafeteria lunch update:  The Deli line will only be serving cold items - subs and salads - until further notice.  Hot lunch meals will only be available through lunch lines 1 and 2 until further notice. 

     

    Hey, comic fans!  Do you love to draw, read, or talk about comics?  Then the Comic Club is for you!  Anyone interested in joining the Comic Club should see Mr. Barr in Room 234 to sign up.  Comic Club will meet every Tuesday from 3:00-3:45.  You must complete the Club Bus Permission Slip to attend.

     

    Next week (December 20-23) is Winter Spirit Week:

     *Tourist day-Monday- dress like you are on vacation!

    * Monochrome day-Tuesday- Wear all one color

    * Pajama Day-Wednesday- Be comfy!!

    * Festive Sweater/holiday dress up-Thursday- Get ready for the holidays!

     

     

    Attention Dragons!  Are you worried about risking your Dragon Scales and not winning one of our big prizes?  Well we have exciting news!

    Ms. Thomas has secured several consolation prizes that will be drawn and announced prior to our main drawing on the last day of school.  So even if you don't "win," you could still be a winner!

    These prizes include Kid's meals at Panera, Anderson's Ice Cream tokens, Tim Hortons gift cards, Kenmore West merchandise and more!  So listen for your name on the announcements next week Thursday and see if you won!

     

     

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 3:

     

    All band and orchestra students should follow the lesson schedule for WEEK 5.

     

    Just a reminder the next Science Fair Club meeting is Tuesday, Nov 30th. Make sure you get the materials for your experiment and have your family read through your Science Experiment Plan, especially your procedures, to make sure you are ready to go! See Mrs. Dettbarn if you can't make it! 

     

    There will be a Dragoneers meeting Tuesday, November 30, from 3-4 p.m. in the library.  Please let one of your advisors know if you can’t make it!

     

    Attention, 7th graders.  Baby pictures for the yearbook are due this Friday, December 3!  Please email a copy of your picture to ecurley@ktufsd.org.  Baby pictures are usually between 1 to 5 years of age. Please include in the email your first and last name and your Academic Support teacher. The deadline for submitting these pictures will be Friday, December 3rd. Any questions, please feel free to email Mr. Pray or Ms. Curley. 

     

    THe PTA “Believe Kids” fundraiser pickup will be Tuesday, November 30, from 3-6 p.m. at Door #18 in the back parking lot by the cafeteria.  If you cannot pick up your items then, please contact Mrs. Kenerson at akenerson@ktufsd.org.

     

    This Wednesday, December 1, will be an early release day.  Dismissal will be at 12 p.m. for parent-teacher conferences.

     

    Don’t forget to practice ROARS behavior!

     

    Thank you for remembering to bring your fully charged Chromebook to school every day.

     

    For those 6th and 7th graders that missed their Scholar Recognition Celebration we have the makeup date this Wednesday, December 1st @ 8:45 in the cafeteria. We will videotape the celebration and then email you a copy so that you can show your families. The following students will receive a pass in 1st period on 12/1 for the celebration: 

     

    7th grade:

    Ella McAvoy

    Kaysie Velez-Lopez

    Taylor Paluch

    Olivia Mock

    Connor Whitney

     

    6th Grade:

    Landon Wistner

    Madyson Zobrist

    Sadie Santillo

    Evey Sciandra

    Dharma Rothschild

    Vada Pitkin

    Annabelle Giza

    Evangeline Goulah

    Samantha Hashey

    Camryn Hughes

    Cortney Ceglia

    Jillian Aronica

    Gabriella Bender



    Just a reminder the next Science Fair Club meeting is Tuesday, Nov 30th. Make sure you get the materials for your experiment and have your family read through your Science Experiment Plan, especially your procedures, to make sure you are ready to go! See Mrs. Dettbarn if you can't make it! 

     

    There will be a Dragoneers meeting Tuesday, November 30, from 3-4 p.m. in the library.  Please let one of your advisors know if you can’t make it!

     

    Tuesday we have another Roller coaster club meeting in the cafeteria.

    Be sure to bring anything you would like to use to help in the building of your caster. I will have some more supplies as well.

     

    The Candy Cane Sale will take place Thursday, December 2nd through Tuesday December 21st!  Members of Student Council will be selling candy cane slips for 25 cents during lunch periods, and will be delivered last period the day before break.

    Send a candy cane to a friend, a staff member, or buy them for yourself!  Have a Minty Christmas!

     

    5th Graders, if you are a member of Student Council and would like to sell candy canes during lunch, please look carefully at the message from Mr. Strauss in the Google Classroom.  We need you!

     

     

    Several HMS staff and students participated in the YMCA Turkey Trot last week.  Congratulations to Mr. Burhans, Ms. Siegel, Ms. Lukowski, Mrs. Cipolla, Mrs. Cummins, Tessa Boehmer, Avery Brach, and Peter Koudanas. Great job!

     

    Hoover Middle School staff and students would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to our Student Council and our PTA for sharing the cost of some heavy-duty clear string bags that our Dragons may use to carry their Chromebooks and chargers throughout the school day!  Bags are being distributed to all students this week.  We appreciate this investment in keeping our Chromebooks safe and well cared for!

     

     

    179 years ago today is the birthdate of Ellen Swallow Richards. She is the founder of Family and Consumer Sciences and we celebrate National FACS day in her honor today. Ellen was one of the first women at that time to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was also the first woman in the US to earn a college degree in chemistry. FACS was first known as Home Economics before updating it’s title. FACS is an applied field that brings together knowledge from many curricular areas and applies this information for the betterment of all. Happy Birthday Ellen! Be sure to wish your FACS teacher a happy FACS day!

     

    Monday, December 6, will be an early release day.  Dismissal will be at 12 p.m. for parent-teacher conferences.



     

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-26:

     

    All band and orchestra students should follow the lesson schedule for WEEK 4.

     

    Attention students that signed up with Ms. Welfare to join the art and costume design group for Into the Woods Jr. If you are still interested, permission slips for our first meeting on December 7th are available from Ms. Welfare. 

     

    Students that would like an application for sound. light, and stage crew for Into the Woods, Jr. may pick one up Monday in the afternoon OR all day Tuesday. You may get your application from Ms. Welfare, Miss Cartwright, Mr. Scoccia, or Mr. Morris.



    There will be no school Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, November 24-26, for Thanksgiving recess.



    Next week is the last week for 7th Graders to send in your baby picture  for the 2022 Edition of the Hoover Middle Yearbook? If your answer is yes then please email a copy of your picture to ecurley@ktufsd.org.  Baby pictures are usually between 1 to 5 years of age. Please include in the email your first and last name and your Academic Support teacher. The deadline for submitting these pictures will be Friday, December 3rd. Any questions, please feel free to email Mr. Pray or Ms. Curley. 

     

    THe PTA “Believe Kids” fundraiser pickup will be Tuesday, November 30, from 3-6 p.m. at Door #18 in the back parking lot by the cafeteria.  If you cannot pick up your items then, please contact Mrs. Kenerson at akenerson@ktufsd.org.

     

    Congratulations to our 5th grade, who brought in the most food donations for our Annual Holiday Food Drive, which benefits local families.  They won the right to name the Thanksgiving Turkey Costume Winner!  In third place was Ms. Siegel.  In second place was Miss Lukowski, and in first place was Mr. Galante!

    However, Mr. Galante has generously agreed to allow Miss Lukowski wear the costume for part of the day to reward the hard work of her students that brought in a lot of donations in her name! Congratulations to our winners!

     

    Students, thank you for remembering to bring in your fully charged Chromebook every day!

     

    Don’t forget to practice ROARS behavior!

     

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 15-19:

     

     

    All band and orchestra students should follow the lesson schedule for WEEK 3.

     

    Attention Hoover Middle School:  Our Annual Holiday Food Drive will start Monday, November 15th and run until Friday, November 19th.  We will be collecting food for local families.  This year we are looking for the following items:  pasta, peanut butter, rice, canned fruit and vegetables, soup, cereal, and tuna.  Please place items on the tables outside of the main office starting Monday, November 15th.  Thank you for your support.  If you have any questions, please see Mr. Strauss or Mrs. Halt.  Thank you!

     

    The Hoover Middle School Science Fair Club meets on Tuesday Nov. 16 from 3-4pm! Please complete your Science Experiment Plan for our meeting. Please email Mrs. Dettbarn if you can't make it!  See you there!

     

    Attention 6th grade chorus members- if you attend rehearsals on day 2, there is an important message in your gmail about seating. Please read this message from Ms. Welfare before tomorrow's rehearsal!

     

    Are you interested in building, painting, and coming up with ideas for our musical scenery? OR maybe you have a talent for sewing and would like to help with costumes? If so, please see Ms. Welfare in room 240 sometime this week to get more info! 

    If you are interested in becoming a member of the stage crew and working lights, sound, curtains, or sets- keep your eyes and ears open for the announcement for the mandatory stage crew meeting that will take place soon!

     

    Attention, art students who worked on the Humanae Project with Mrs. MCCartney or Mrs. Leone:  You are invited to the opening reception featuring your artwork!  Come to the Family Support Center on Tuesday from 6-8.  Hope to see you there!

     

    Attention all 7th grade boys interested in trying out for modified basketball,

    Tryouts will be held in the Hoover Middle gym on Wednesday, November 17th and Thursday, November 18th.  Please check with the school nurse that you have an updated physical.  All potential athletes need to register for tryouts online on the Ken-Ton school district athletic website.

     

    Hoover Middle School picture retakes are Friday, Nov. 19 during lunch periods between 11 AM and 1:15 PM.  If a student previously ordered a package and wishes to have a retake, they should bring with them their original package and the company will reorder the same package with the new image.

     If families would like to order for the first time on retake day they can visit: www.inter-state.com/order and use order code: 60598V.

     

    Attention seventh graders... are you interested in trying out for the Kenmore West Cheerleading team? Tryouts will be held on November 15th, 16th and 17th from 6-8pm in the Kenmore Middle School gym. You must have passed the Athletic Placement Process (APP) Test as a seventh grader to be eligible to try out.  Please see Miss Moskal in room 319 for more details or email lmoskal@ktufsd.org

     

    Attention 7th Grade Students! Would you like your baby picture in the 2022 Edition of the Hoover Middle Yearbook? If your answer is yes then please email a copy of your picture to ecurley@ktufsd.org.  Baby pictures are usually between 1 to 5 years of age. Please include in the email your first and last name and your Academic Support teacher. The deadline for submitting these pictures will be Friday, December 3rd. Any questions, please feel free to email Mr. Pray or Ms. Curley. 



    Did you miss the Hoover Apparel sale the first time around?  We ordered a few extra things just for you!!! There are limited sizes and limited quantities available.  All available extra items are listed for sale here - https://hmsdragons.memberhub.com/store?category=Apparel.  

    If the item is unavailable in the size and/or color you've chosen the store will tell you it's out of stock.  Any questions, contact Melissa Salvati at mdsalvati@yahoo.com

    Orders can ONLY be placed online.

     

    Attention, 7th Grade girls!  Tryouts for Kenmore West Lady Blue Devils JV Basketball begin on November 15 at the KW Old Gym from 4:30-6:15.  Contact Coach Martin jmartin@ktufsd.org or Coach Gaeta in Room 247 or jgaeta@ktufsd.org for more info.



    Socktober raffle winners:  Congratulations to the winners of the Barnes and Noble Gift cards: Reese Coots and Ann Marie Touleatly!  You may pick up your prize in room 257!

     The following students have also won prizes to Build A Machine Fitness!  Please come to room 257 as well.

    Avery Brach

    Brandon Webber

    Lily Ruot

    Caroline Rhoney

    Isabella McNett

     HMS PTA - Fundraiser Pick Up will be Wed Nov 17 and Thu Nov 18 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm in the Staff Cafeteria.  Please enter through Door #18.

     

    Attention Hoover Middle School:  Our Annual Holiday Food Drive is on now~  We will be collecting food for local families until Friday, November 19.  This year we are looking for the following items:  pasta, peanut butter, rice, canned fruit and vegetables, soup, cereal, and tuna.  Please place items on the tables outside of the main office.  Thank you for your support.  If you have any questions, please see Mr. Strauss or Mrs. Halt.  Thank you!

     




     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 8-12:

     

    All band and orchestra students should follow the lesson schedule for WEEK 2.

     

    Attention seventh graders... are you interested in trying out for the Kenmore West Cheerleading team? Tryouts will be held on November 15th, 16th and 17th from 6-8pm in the Kenmore Middle School gym. You must pass the Athletic Placement Process (APP) Test as a seventh grader to be eligible to try out. Testing will take place on November 8th, 9th, and 12th after school. Please see Miss Moskal in room 319 for more details or email lmoskal@ktufsd.org



    Attention 7th Grade Students! Would you like your baby picture in the 2022 Edition of the Hoover Middle Yearbook? If your answer is yes then please email a copy of your picture to ecurley@ktufsd.org.  Baby pictures are usually between 1 to 5 years of age. Please include in the email your first and last name and your Academic Support teacher. The deadline for submitting these pictures will be Friday, December 3rd. Any questions, please feel free to email Mr. Pray or Ms. Curley. 



    Did you miss the Hoover Apparel sale the first time around?  We ordered a few extra things just for you!!! There are limited sizes and limited quantities available.  All available extra items are listed for sale here - https://hmsdragons.memberhub.com/store?category=Apparel.  

     

    If the item is unavailable in the size and/or color you've chosen the store will tell you it's out of stock.  Any questions, contact Melissa Salvati at mdsalvati@yahoo.com

    Orders can ONLY be placed online.

     

    Attention, 7th Grade girls!  Tryouts for Kenmore West Lady Blue Devils JV Basketball begin on November 15 at the KW Old Gym from 4:30-6:15.  Contact Coach Martin jmartin@ktufsd.org or Coach Gaeta in Room 247 or jgaeta@ktufsd.org for more info.

     

    Attention all students:  if you are participating in a club, you must have your parent or guardian complete the transportation permission slip.  These must be returned to your club advisor immediately!  You will not be allowed to stay after school for your club until you have turned in your transportation slip.    

     

    Environmental Club:  If you want to make a change in our world’s environment and spread awareness to others, the Environmental Club is for you.  We will be meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Our first meeting will be on November 9th. Permission slips are available outside room 207.  Please make sure that you have turned in your permission slip and busing information to Mrs. Rusinski no later than Monday, November 8th. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Rusinski at srusinski@ktufsd.org



    Are you interested in solving problems, learning new math skills, and/or building on your old ones?  Do you like working with others to find solutions?  Then Math Club is for you!  Join us for our first meeting on Tuesday, November 9, from 3-4 p.m.   You may pick up a permission slip from the wall in front of Mrs. Pilato’s room or stop by the Guidance/Counseling office. Once signed you may drop your form off to either of the same places. You will then receive an invite to join the Math Club Google Classroom through an e-mail invite. 

     

    Socktober:  The Student Council and Be the Change Club are still collecting new socks for the Ken-Ton Closet.  You can bring in socks this month to Room 348 or Room 345.  We want your friends and family involved, too!  There will be a Drive-By Sock Dropoff off on November 9 from 3-4 in the back parking lot! And don't forget, for every sock donation you make, you will be entered in a raffle to win some fabulous prizes!  If you have already made donations, please see Mr. Strauss in room 257 for your raffle tickets.

     

    Student Council would like to thank everyone that donated to the sock drive this year. Together we collected over 1,300 pairs of socks for the Kenton Closet!  Mr. Socko will draw the winners of the raffle, and they will be announced on Friday!

     

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    Students, please remember to bring your FULLY CHARGED Chromebook to school every day.

     

     

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 1-5:

    All band and orchestra students should follow the lesson schedule for WEEK 1.

    Tuesday, November 2, is a Superintendent Conference Day.  There is no student attendance.  

    The girls modified volleyball team defeated CSAT 3-2 on Friday. The team  mounted a huge comeback in the fifth and final match. Down 16-12, Riley Marrale and Ruby West strung together 8 straight service points for the win! Maddie Lipowski, Lorelei Palombo and Claire McGillicuddy also had strong games. Great job girls! 

     

    Congratulations to our Halloween costume  contest winners!

    7th Grade:  Metta Sagurney, Dylan Hein,  Adyson Morin 

    6th Grade:  Katlyn Kellogg, Elliott Knoll, Gabe Wille

    5th Grade:  Lorenzo Gallant-SantaMaria, Dominic Sirianni, Silvie Webster

     

    Kenmore West Softball Open Gym workouts will begin next week on Tuesday, November 2 for any 7th - 12th grade girl interested in the Modified, JV or Varsity softball teams.  Check your Phys. Ed. Google Classroom for an informational flier. Workouts will be on Tuesdays at Kenmore Middle School from 6:00 to 8:30 PM. Enter the building through Door #8 and meet in the weight room on the second floor. You must wear a mask. Bring a softball glove, sneakers, and a water bottle; a fielder's mask, bat and helmet are also highly recommended. Contact Coach Leggett at kleggett@ktufsd.org with any questions.

     

     

    The modified girls volleyball team lost a hard fought match vs Niagara Falls. All of the girls played their best matches of the year. Congrats to Madelyn Lipowski, Ruby West, Riley Marrale, Naomi Hollie, Lorelei Palombo, Jasmine Qnneis, Jenna Marshall, Claire McGillicuddy and Kaylonie Jones on a great season. 

     

    Attention 7th Grade Students! Would you like your baby picture in the 2022 Edition of the Hoover Middle Yearbook? If your answer is yes then please email a copy of your picture to ecurley@ktufsd.org.  Baby pictures are usually between 1 to 5 years of age. Please include in the email your first and last name and your Academic Support teacher. The deadline for submitting these pictures will be Friday, December 3rd. Any questions, please feel free to email Mr. Pray or Ms. Curley. 

     

    Congratulations to the 7th grade orchestra students who participated in the second annual instrument decorating contest! The winners were:  

    Mackenzie Gunnarson -  Sully (with a Mike Wazowski chinrest) 

    Olivia Canaski - a violin playing a violin 

    Maddie O'Malley -"All about that bass, no treble"

     

    Attention, 7th Grade girls!  Tryouts for Kenmore West Lady Blue Devils JV Basketball begin on November 15 at the KW Old Gym from 4:30-6:15.  Contact Coach Martin jmartin@ktufsd.org or Coach Gaeta in Room 247 or jgaeta@ktufsd.org for more info.

     

    Attention all students:  if you are participating in a club, you must have your parent or guardian complete the transportation permission slip.  These must be returned to your club advisor immediately!  You will not be allowed to stay after school for your club until you have turned in your transportation slip.    

     

    Environmental Club:  If you want to make a change in our world’s environment and spread awareness to others, the Environmental Club is for you.  We will be meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Our first meeting will be on November 9th. Permission slips are available outside room 207.  If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Rusinski at srusinski@ktufsd.org



    Are you interested in solving problems, learning new math skills, and/or building on your old ones?  Do you like working with others to find solutions?  Then Math Club is for you!  Join us for our first meeting on Tuesday, November 9, from 3-4 p.m.   You may pick up a permission slip from the wall in front of Mrs. Pilato’s room or stop by the Guidance/Counseling office. Once signed you may drop your form off to either of the same places. You will then receive an invite to join the Math Club Google Classroom through an e-mail invite. 

     

    Socktober:  The Student Council and Be the Change Club are still collecting new socks for the Ken-Ton Closet.  You can bring in socks this month to Room 348 or Room 345.  We want your friends and family involved, too!  There will be a Drive-By Sock Dropoff off on November 9 from 3-4 in the back parking lot! And don't forget, for every sock donation you make, you will be entered in a raffle to win some fabulous prizes!  If you have already made donations, please see Mr. Strauss in room 257 for your raffle tickets.

     

    Students, please remember to bring your FULLY CHARGED Chromebook to school every day.

     

    The modified girls volleyball team lost a hard fought match vs Niagara Falls. All of the girls played their best matches of the year. Congrats to Madelyn Lipowski, Ruby West, Riley Marrale, Naomi Hollie, Lorelei Palombo, Jasmine Qnneis, Jenna Marshall, Claire McGillicuddy and Kaylonie Jones on a great season. 

     

    Attention 7th Grade Students! Would you like your baby picture in the 2022 Edition of the Hoover Middle Yearbook? If your answer is yes then please email a copy of your picture to ecurley@ktufsd.org.  Baby pictures are usually between 1 to 5 years of age. Please include in the email your first and last name and your Academic Support teacher. The deadline for submitting these pictures will be Friday, December 3rd. Any questions, please feel free to email Mr. Pray or Ms. Curley. 

     

     Attention seventh graders... are you interested in trying out for the Kenmore West Cheerleading team? Tryouts will be held on November 15th, 16th and 17th from 6-8pm in the Kenmore Middle School gym. You must pass the Athletic Placement Process (APP) Test as a seventh grader to be eligible to try out. Testing will take place on November 8th, 9th, and 12th after school. Please see Miss Moskal in room 319 for more details or email lmoskal@ktufsd.org. 


    Did you miss the Hoover Apparel sale the first time around?  We ordered a few extra things just for you!!! There are limited sizes and limited quantities available.  All available extra items are listed for sale here - https://hmsdragons.memberhub.com/store?category=Apparel.  

     If the item is unavailable in the size and/or color you've chosen the store will tell you it's out of stock.  Any questions, contact Melissa Salvati at mdsalvati@yahoo.com

    Orders can ONLY be placed online.

     

    Attention, 7th Grade girls!  Tryouts for Kenmore West Lady Blue Devils JV Basketball begin on November 15 at the KW Old Gym from 4:30-6:15.  Contact Coach Martin jmartin@ktufsd.org or Coach Gaeta in Room 247 or jgaeta@ktufsd.org for more info.

     

     

     



     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-29:

    All band and orchestra students should follow the lesson schedule for WEEK 5.

    Reminder:  Friday, October 29, is an Early Release Day.  Students will be dismissed at 12:00.

    Students, you may not use the playground before 4:00 p.m. as Hoover Elementary is still in session. Thank you.

    The Kenmore/Hoover Modified Cross Country team concluded their season last week with a big win over Niagara Wheatfield High School. Leading the way was Grady Jones who finished in 1st place in a near record time. Aidan Follett also ran well and finished 6th overall. Great season, boys!

    Attention cast of Into the Woods, Jr. Our first rehearsal is on Wednesday, October 27 from 3- 5 PM. Please meet in the auditorium after dismissal. This rehearsal is for the full cast. Bring your bookbags and jackets with you. You must attend if you plan on accepting your part. The schedule for the rest of October and the first two weeks of November is now posted on our google classroom. 

    Kenmore West Softball Open Gym workouts will begin next week on Tuesday, November 2 for any 7th - 12th grade girl interested in the Modified, JV or Varsity softball teams.  Check your Phys. Ed. Google Classroom for an informational flier. Workouts will be on Tuesdays at Kenmore Middle School from 6:00 to 8:30 PM. Enter the building through Door #8 and meet in the weight room on the second floor. You must wear a mask. Bring a softball glove, sneakers, and a water bottle; a fielder's mask, bat and helmet are also highly recommended. Contact Coach Leggett at kleggett@ktufsd.org with any questions.

    Environmental Club:  If you want to make a change in our world’s environment and spread awareness to others, the Environmental Club is for you.  We will be meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Our first meeting will be on November 9th. Permission slips are available outside room 207.  If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Rusinski at srusinski@ktufsd.org

    Students, please remember to bring a hoodie or sweater with you to lunch.  The windows in the cafeteria need to be open this year, so dress appropriately!  Also, please be sure to dress appropriately if you plan to go outside.  

    Attention all students:  if you are participating in a club, you must have your parent or guardian complete the transportation permission slip.  These must be returned to your club advisor today!  You will not be allowed to stay after school for your club until you have turned in your transportation slip.    

    Socktober update:  The Student Council and Be the Change Club are collecting new socks for the Ken-Ton Closet.  You can bring in socks this month to Room 348 or Room 345.  We want your friends and family involved, too!  There will be a Drive-By Sock Dropoff off on November 9 from 3-4 in the back parking lot! And dont forget, for every sock donation you make, you will be entered in a raffle to win some fabulous prizes!  If you have already made donations, please see Mr. Strauss in room 257 for your raffle tickets.


    Are you interested in the physics of roller coasters?  Would you like to design and build a roller coaster model of your OWN?  Then join the Roller Coaster Club!  The first Informational/planning/initial designing meeting will be Tuesday, October 26 from 3:00-4:00 p.m.  A late bus will be available for those that need one. Please take a permission slip from the hall in front of Mrs. Pilato’s room (room 252 the hall opposite the music, health, and LOTE classes) OR you may pick one up from the guidance office. You may also turn it in to these spots PRIOR (before) the first meeting. If you are interested please send an e-mail to tpilato@ktufsd.org 


    Are you interested in solving problems, learning new math skills, and/or building on your old ones?  Do you like working with others to find solutions?  Then Math Club is for you!  Join us for our first meeting on Tuesday, November 9, from 3-4 p.m.   You may pick up a permission slip from the wall in front of Mrs. Pilato’s room or stop by the Guidance/Counseling office. Once signed you may drop your form off to either of the same places. You will then receive an invite to join the Math Club Google Classroom through an e-mail invite. 

    Students, please remember to bring your FULLY CHARGED Chromebook to school every day.

     

    f you choose to wear a costume to school tomorrow, please check the letter that was sent home and make sure you are following the costume guidelines.  We want to maintain a safe school environment that is conducive to learning.  All costumes should  comply with the District Dress Code (no inappropriate/denigrating messages, revealing clothing, etc.).  Additionally, any props such as weapons, full face painting, full-face masks, gloves and/or any costume components containing latex are not permitted.

     

    Fundraiser alert:  Prizes for students who sold certain levels of merchandise for our school fundraiser recently will be coming in with your orders sometime soon.  Stand by!

     

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 18-22:

      

    All band and orchestra students should follow the lesson schedule for WEEK 4.

     

    The modified girls volleyball team lost a hard fought match with Grand Island on Friday. Ruby West led all Ken West servers with 14 points on serve. Claire McGillicuddy also served very well. Lorelei Palombo played her best game yet. Great job girls. 

     

    Congratulations to 6th grader Elliott Knoll, who is a published author! His comic was published in this month's issue of Cricket magazine.

     

    The girls modified volleyball team defeated Lockport 3 sets to 2 on Tuesday. Maddie Lipowski, Riley Marrale and Ruby West all had huge service games. Claire McGillicuddy also served well and Jenna Marshall got her first serve over in a match. Jasmine Qnneis had 2 amazing digs to save points. Great job, girls!

     

    Musical auditions:  Please gather your belongings upon dismissal and meet in the cafeteria on your chosen audition date!  Remember to bring something quiet to do while you wait such as homework, a book, or drawing paper.  Please let Ms. Welfare or Miss Cartwright know if you have decided not to audition.  See some of you today!

    Reminder:  there is a Dragoneer meeting on Tuesday, October 19, from 3-4 p.m. in the library.

     

    Attention Student Council, we will be rescheduling our meeting for Tuesday, October 19th after school in the cafeteria.  The meeting will begin right after school and go until approximately 4:00.  If you cannot attend, please email Mrs. Halt or Mr. Strauss.

     

    Science Fair club will meet again on Tuesday 10/19 in room 316 from 3-4pm. As you arrive for our meeting, please wait patiently outside room 316 until our meeting starts. Come prepared for our meeting with your science experiment idea! If you have questions, please email Mrs. Dettbarn.

     

    Are you interested in the physics of roller coasters?  Would you like to design and build a roller coaster model of your OWN?  Then join the Roller Coaster Club!  The first Informational/planning/initial designing meeting will be Tuesday, October 26 from 3:00-4:00 p.m.  A late bus will be available for those that need one. Please take a permission slip from the hall in front of Mrs. Pilato’s room (room 252 the hall opposite the music, health, and LOTE classes) OR you may pick one up from the guidance office. You may also turn it in to these spots PRIOR (before) the first meeting. If you are interested please send an e-mail to tpilato@ktufsd.org 


    Are you interested in solving problems, learning new math skills, and/or building on your old ones?  Do you like working with others to find solutions?  Then Math Club is for you!  Join us for our first meeting on Tuesday, November 92 from 3-4 p.m.   You may pick up a permission slip from the wall in front of Mrs. Pilato’s room or stop by the Guidance/Counseling office. Once signed you may drop your form off to either of the same places. You will then receive an invite to join the Math Club Google Classroom through an e-mail invite. 


    It’s Socktober!  The Student Council and Be the Change Club are collecting new socks for the Ken-Ton Closet.  You can bring in socks this month until October 31st.  Please drop off the socks in room 348 or room  345.  Thank you for helping with this great cause that benefits the KenTon Community.  

     

    Students, you may not use the playground before 4:00 p.m. as Hoover Elementary is still in session. Thank you.

     

    Students, please remember to bring a hoodie or sweater with you to lunch.  The windows in the cafeteria need to be open this year, so dress appropriately!  Also, please be sure to dress appropriately if you plan to go outside.  

     

    Attention all students:  if you are participating in a club, you must have your parent or guardian complete the transportation permission slip.  These must be returned to your club advisor by Monday! These must be returned or you will not be allowed to participate in your club.  This includes clubs that met this week, such as Science Fair Club, Student Council, and Dragoneers.

     

     

     

    Students, please remember to bring your FULLY CHARGED Chromebook to school every day.

     

     

     

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 12-15:

     

    All band and orchestra students should follow the lesson schedule for WEEK 3.

     

    Please return all ice packs to the Health Office as soon as possible.

     

    Dragoneer Leaders, please check your email or the Dragoneer Google Classroom immediately for an important message!

     

    All students that are attending today's musical meeting should get all belongings for home and then meet in the auditorium. You must sit 6 feet away from one another, so please enter quietly so that Miss Cartwright and Ms. Welfare can direct you to your seats. The meeting begins at 3PM.


    The girls modified volleyball team lost a hard fought match on Thursday by a score of 3 games to 2.  Madelyn Lipowski absolutely dominated the service game with a team-leading 14 points on serve and 6 aces. Riley Marrale played awesome defensively with several digs.

     

    The PTA fundraiser is going on now until October 13!  Make sure to take your fundraising packets home and show your parents or guardians, and to register online at fundprizes.com.  This allows you to share your fundraiser by email or social media!  The more you share your fundraiser with friends and family, the more sales you will get to help your school!  Plus, when you register and share, you earn tickets to play the “Register. Share. Win.” game!

     

    It’s Socktober!  The Student Council and Be the Change Club are collecting new socks for the Ken-Ton Closet.  You can bring in socks this month until October 31st.  Please drop off the socks in room 348 or room  345.  Thank you for helping with this great cause that benefits the KenTon Community.  


    Students, please remember to bring your FULLY CHARGED Chromebook to school every day.

     

    Come and support our modified girls soccer team for their last two home games of the season  Thursday at 4:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10:00 a.m. right here at the Hoover field.

     

    Wednesdays are wellness days!  Remember to bring a water bottle into school to stay hydrated.  Drinking enough water each day is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.  Staying hydrated helps keep your joints and organs functioning properly, prevents infections, and delivers nutrients to your cells. Being well-hydrated also improves sleep quality, brain function, and mood. So fill up your water bottle and drink up!

     

    Attention Student Council, we will be rescheduling our meeting for Tuesday, October 19th after school in the cafeteria.  The meeting will begin right after school and go until approximately 4:00.  If you cannot attend, please email Mrs. Halt or Mr. Strauss.



    Are you interested in the physics of roller coasters?  Would you like to design and build a roller coaster model of your OWN?  Then join the Roller Coaster Club!  The first Informational/planning/initial designing meeting will be Tuesday, October 26 from 3:00-4:00 p.m.  A late bus will be available for those that need one. Please take a permission slip from the hall in front of Mrs. Pilato’s room (room 252 the hall opposite the music, health, and LOTE classes) OR you may pick one up from the guidance office. You may also turn it in to these spots PRIOR (before) the first meeting. If you are interested please send an e-mail to tpilato@ktufsd.org 


    Are you interested in solving problems, learning new math skills, and/or building on your old ones?  Do you like working with others to find solutions?  Then Math Club is for you!  Join us for our first meeting on Tuesday, November 2 from 3-4 p.m.   You may pick up a permission slip from the wall in front of Mrs. Pilato’s room or stop by the Guidance/Counseling office. Once signed you may drop your form off to either of the same places. You will then receive an invite to join the Math Club Google Classroom through an e-mail invite. 

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 4-8:

     

     All band and orchestra students should follow the lesson schedule for WEEK 2.

     

    On Thursday, the girls modified soccer team had another victory at home against Niagara Wheatfield. They won 2-1. Both goals were scored by Sophia Cicatello and assisted by Natalia Troncone and Aja Witteman. Anne Marie Toukatly and Emily Hunt have been doing great on offense! And Jade Mendyk stepped up in goal along with Alexa Denning. Come cheer them on at their next home game today at 4:30 PM against CSAT. Keep it up, girls!

     

    School pictures are today!  Pictures will be taken in the library during social studies class.  The library will be closed for book exchange today.

     

    This week is German Week at Hoover Middle School and around our country as well.    You may have noticed all of the yummy foods from Germany being sold at Aldi, which is a German supermarket chain.  Yesterday was the Day of German Unity or Tag der Deutschen Einheit.  German Unity is observed every year on October 3rd.  This is a German national holiday, and celebrates the 1990 reunification of former East and West Germany, which had been separated after World War 2. German students have many activities planned this week to celebrate the culture and contributions of Germans and German Americans.  Stay tuned for more information each day this week.

     

    It’s Socktober!  The Student Council and Be the Change Club are collecting new socks for the Ken-Ton Closet.  You can bring in socks this month until October 31st.  Please drop off the socks in room 348 or room  345.  Thank you for helping with this great cause that benefits the KenTon Community.  

     

     Don't forget! The first science fair club meeting is today from 3-4pm in room 316! You are able to attend if you got an invite to the Science Fair Club google classroom and/or were notified by email that you are signed up. Please do not attend if you got an email that you are on the waitlist. Thank you! See Mrs. Dettbarn in room 316 with any questions. 

     

    There is a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, October 12th for anyone interested in auditioning for the Hoover Middle School musical! You MUST attend this meeting if you want to audition! The meeting begins at 3:00 and ends at 4:30. Anyone attending MUST turn in the permission slip NO LATER than Friday, October 8th. Slips will not be accepted the day of the meeting. Permission slips are available from Ms. Welfare, room 240 and Miss Cartwright, room 103.



    Happy German Week Hoover!  Did you know that many of your favorite brands actually originated in Germany?  You may know that BMW and Aldi are German brands, but did you know that Adidas, Trader Joe’s, Puma, Bayer (as in aspirin), Mercedes-Benz, T-Mobile, Gummy Bears, Werther candies, Mamba candies, and Porsche also originated in Germany? 

      

     On Monday, the girls modified soccer team got another win against CSAT! (Charter School for Applied Technology). The score was 7-1. Emily Hunt got her first two goals of the season along with Alexa Denning's first goal as well, assisted by Milli Palmeri. Brooke Wylie had three goals, assisted by Jaelynn Hewitt and Sophia Cicatello had one goal assisted by Desy Cothran. Brianna Hayes and Mia Gray helped step up on defense. Their next game is Wednesday away at Grand Island. Way to go girls!  

     

    On Monday, the girls modified volleyball team defeated CSAT by a score of 3-2. Maddie Lipowski served great and had 4 aces. Lorelai Palombo, Jasmine Qnneis and Naomi Hollie all had great games as well

     

    We are half-way through German week.  How about having a big pretzel, or a slice of one of Germany’s more than 300 varieties of bread with butter to celebrate?  Did you know that tuition is totally free at German universities, even to international students?  Germany is actually the fourth most popular country to study for international students because of the low cost and academic excellence.  There are many opportunities for German high school and college students to win free trips to Germany through the many organizations and government agencies that support German American relations.  If you always wanted to travel but don’t think you can afford it, stick with German and apply for one of the many scholarships available.  Today, our German students are participating in a live Google Meet with a student in Germany.  They will be getting first-person knowledge of life in Germany.

     

     Please return all ice packs to the Health Office as soon as possible.

     

    There will be no school Monday, October 11, for the Columbus Day holiday.

     

     

    Happy German Week!   If you are out and about this weekend, take a look at Aldi and Trader Joe’s to see the German items they have to offer.  If you are home this weekend, search the internet for recipes and try your hand making German black forest cake, Bienenstich cake – also known as bee sting cake because of the honey in it, or even Schnitzel.  As we wrap up, Frau Crusan would like to remind all German students that applications for the trip to Frankenmuth, Michigan as due today, and permission slips for our Oktoberfest are due Wednesday.  We hope you have enjoyed learning more about Germany and German Americans this week!  Auf Wiedersehen! 

     

    The Kenmore West boys modified soccer team beat CSAT 7-1 on Monday. Chuckie Sears scored two goals, and Sawyer Kenerson had one goal. Eli Lo had one goal and two assists, Ola and Ayo Oyedeji and Haithem Qneis each had one assist. Cam McDonald made some great saves in net. It was a complete team effort. Great job, boys!

     

    On Tuesday night the Kenmore West Girls JV soccer team beat Niagara Falls 2-1.  Ava Brant scored a goal for the Blue Devils.  Maria Mitchell and Ella McAvoy both had great games as well! Great job team!

     

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    Happy German Week!  Did you know that Germany has the 4th largest economy in the world, and has the strongest economy in all of Europe?  German is also a language that is commonly learned by Chinese and Japanese students, along with most students in Europe.  If you need to communicate with someone who doesn’t know much English, try German!  From Christmas trees to Kindergarten, Snoopy to President Herbert Hoover, and from X-rays to hot dogs — German-Americans have contributed significantly to American life and culture. 

     

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 27-OCTOBER 1:

      

    All band and orchestra students should follow the lesson schedule for WEEK 1.

     

    Mark your calendars!  School picture day is Monday, October 4. Order forms and information will be distributed today.

     

    Students, here is an important reminder from Miss Thomas about backpacks. Backpacks are not allowed in classes with the following exception:  

    Sixth grade students who have PHYSICAL EDUCATION the last period of the day may bring their backpacks to Phys Ed.  This is the ONLY group allowed to do this.  Again, only grade 6 on days when you have Phys Ed last period may bring backpacks to Phys Ed, so you are prepared to leave at the end of the day. 

     

    On Thursday, the girls modified volleyball team defeated Lockport 5 games to 0. Ruby West led the way with 16 service points and 6 aces. Kaylonie Jones, Lorelai Palombo and Jasmine Qnneis  all played strong as well. The girls play next on Thursday vs North Tonawanda.

     

    Hey, Dragons!  Show off your school spirit with some new Hoover Middle gear!  Hoodies are $25, long-sleeve t-shirts are $15, and dri-fit shirts are only $12.  All orders and payment must be in by Friday, October 1!  Use the order form that was sent home or order online at https://hmsdragons.memberhub.com/store.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Salvati at mdsalvati@yahoo.com.

     

    Students, please remember to bring your FULLY CHARGED Chromebook to school every day.

     

    The Kenmore/Hoover modified cross country team had a great day at the East Aurora race!  Grady Jones finished 24th out of 139 runners, Ron Pilat placed 43rd and Aiden Follett placed 125th. Fantastic job, boys!

     

    The PTA fundraiser has begun.  Make sure to take your fundraising packets home 

    and show your parents or guardians!  You can start selling right away to friends and family.  They can shop using the catalog or online at shopfund.com.  Have fun, be safe, and get ready to raise some money for your school.  

     

     

    Attention Hoover Middle:  Socktober is right around the corner.  Starting Monday Hoover Middle’s Student Council and Be the Change Club  will be collecting new socks for the Ken - Ton Closet.  You can bring socks in from October 4th  until October 31st.  Please drop off the socks in room 348 or room  345.  Thank you for helping with this great cause that benefits the KenTon Community. 

     

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20-24:

     

    5th grade orchestra and band lessons start this week! Check-in with your teacher before going to see Mr. Scoccia or Mr. Lukasiewicz for your lesson.

     

     Any student who is interested in joining Student Council, please pick up an application from Mrs. Halt (Room 348) or Mr. Strauss (Room 257).  The Student Council will meet monthly on Tuesday after school.  Applications are due on Friday, September 24 - no late applications will be accepted. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, October 12th.

     

    The Hoover Middle School Science Fair Club is back this year! Science Fair Club is open to any 5-7th grader who is interested in science and creating their very own science experiment from start to finish!  To join, you must get a permission slip signed and returned to Mrs. Dettbarn (room 316) by October 1st. Permission slips are found outside of Mrs. Dettbarn's room, 316. We will meet twice a month on Tuesdays from 3-4pm.  Our first meeting will be Tuesday, October 5th from 3-4pm. Please email Mrs. Dettbarn at mdettbarn@ktufsd.org for more information!  See you there!

     

    Students, please remember to bring your FULLY CHARGED Chromebook to school every day.

      
    On Thursday, the girls JV soccer team lost a tough game to Kenmore East, 3-2.  Maria Mitchell played a great game for the Devils, and even scored a goal.  Great job team!

     

    It's time to flex those math muscles on the iReady Fall Math Diagnostic! Remember to try your best, take your time and use scrap paper to work out your problems. No calcs allowed on today's test! Do your best work!

      

    Students, here is an important reminder from Miss Thomas about backpacks. Backpacks are not allowed in classes with the following exception:  

    Sixth grade students who have PHYSICAL EDUCATION the last period of the day may bring their backpacks to Phys Ed.  This is the ONLY group allowed to do this.  Again, only grade 6 on days when you have Phys Ed last period may bring backpacks to Phys Ed, so you are prepared to leave at the end of the day. 

     

    The Hoover students running on the Kenmore Modified Cross Country team had a great day at the Lancaster Invitational meet . Grady Jones led the boys’ team with a terrific 5th place finish and Aiden Follett ran a great race as well. Great job, boys! 

     

    Hey, Dragons!  Show off your school spirit with some new Hoover Middle gear!  Hoodies are $25, long-sleeve t-shirts are $15, and dri-fit shirts are only $12.  All orders and payment must be in by Friday, October 1!  Use the order form that was sent home or order online at https://hmsdragons.memberhub.com/store.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Salvati at mdsalvati@yahoo.com.

     

    Friday is the last day to turn in applications for Student Council!  NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!  Applications are available from Mrs. Halt (Room 348) or Mr. Strauss (Room 257).  The Student Council will meet monthly on Tuesday after school.  The first meeting will be on Tuesday, October 12th.

     

     

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13-17:

     

     Attention, 6th and 7th grade band and orchestra students:  Please remember to bring your instrument to school for class!

     

    It's time to flex those reading muscles! The iReady Reading Fall Diagnostic is today! Remember to try your very best, read carefully and take your time!

     

    Today is Hoover Spirit Day!  Show off your Dragon pride with green and white!

     

    Congratulations to the members of HMS who were honored at Tuesday evening's Board of Education meeting.  The Hoover Middle Honorees  were:

    Jade Mendyk, grade 7 

    Mr. Burhans

    Mr.  Kleismit

     

    Thank you to the students who participated in the Board Meeting:

     7th graders Adyson Morin and Madelyn Lipowski performed the National Anthem under the direction of Miss Cartwright.  

     Maisy Fleming, Yared Gesesse, Andrew Mansour, and Efrata Melkamu spoke about the Dragoneers program.

     Great job, Dragons!

     

    Any student who is interested in joining Student Council, please pick up an application from Mrs. Halt (Room 348) or Mr. Strauss (Room 257).  The Student Council will meet monthly on Tuesday after school.  Applications are due on Friday, September 24 - no late applications will be accepted. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, October 12th.

     

    Attention, walkers!  It Is very important that when you come into the building in the morning you  stay on the red carpet and follow the arrows towards the temperature scanner.  

     

    Dragoneers, there will be a virtual meeting on Tuesday,  September 21 at  4:30 pm.  If you have not responded to your email invitation, please RSVP immediately! Also, any Dragoneer Leader who has not gotten their T-shirt should go to the library this week to pick it up!

     

    The library will be closed Thursday for iReady makeups. Teachers, please do NOT send students down for books.  If any student needs to borrow a Chromebook, please enter the library quietly!

     

    Students, please remember to bring your FULLY CHARGED Chromebook to school every day.

     

     Any student who is interested in joining Student Council, please pick up an application from Mrs. Halt (Room 348) or Mr. Strauss (Room 257).  The Student Council will meet monthly on Tuesday after school.  Applications are due on Friday, September 24 - no late applications will be accepted. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, October 12th.

     

     

     

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 7-10:

     

    Attention, all band & orchestra students: Please report to the AUDITORIUM for class.  Please remember to bring your instrument for class.

    Get your reading and math muscles ready to flex! The iReady Fall Diagnostic testing window opens on Monday. You will be taking your iReady Reading Diagnostic with one of your CORE Team Teachers on Monday 9/13. Remember to try your best to show your teachers what skills and concepts you are most confident with and what you still need to learn.  P.S. Don't forget to bring your fully charged chromebook and headphones to school!

    Dress code reminder:  Please make sure you are following our dress code policy.  This means no crop tops!  The dress code policy is available on the HMS web site at https://www.ktufsd.org/domain/751

     

    HMS Theme Days:

    We encourage all students and staff to join in our school spirit days each week in order to build community spirit!

    Mondays = Wear GREEN or Hoover Gear Day - show your Dragon spirit!

    Tuesdays = Dress it up!  Special head band, bow tie, a little extra glitz or flair if you please. (I've even seen kids wear those "tuxedo T-shirts", fun!)

    Wednesdays = Wellness Day (workout gear, sneakers, fitness theme)

    Thursdays = Kindness Day (wear kindness theme shirts, buttons, be extra kind to others)

    Fridays = Sports Day! (favorite team gear)

     

    Dragons, don’t forget to practice ROARS behavior at all times.  Demonstrate respect, ownership, a positive attitude, responsibility, and safe behavior!

    Mark your calendars for the HMS Open House this Thursday, September 9, from 6-8 p.m.  PLEASE NOTE:  the PTA book fair has been postponed until December.  There will be no book fair in the library during Open House!

     

    7th graders, please remember to enter lunch from the Auditorium hallway and walk “around the block” so our 5th graders may exit from lunch and avoid a traffic jam.

     

    Dragoneer Leaders, if you are able, please come into the cafeteria to assist with escorting 5th graders to their specials from their lunch period.

     

    Athletes, the sports shuttle will pick up students from Door 22 in the back of the building (near the gym).

     

    Special September 11 announcement:

    Today, we pause to remember the events of September 11, 2001, and the heroism, the courage and the sacrifice of the people we lost in the tragic events of that day.  At Hoover Middle School, we would like to encourage all members of our school community to engage in extra "moments of kindness" today.  You may share a simple kind word with someone, or take some time during your day to notice positive qualities in one another, share what you hope for, cherish or value as you talk with one another today.  

     Thank you very much for keeping our nation's history and people alive in your memories, and for doing all you can to contribute to a peaceful community characterized by acceptance.

     

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1 - 2:

     

    Attention, all band & orchestra students: Please report to the AUDITORIUM for class.

     

    Any 7th grade girls interested in playing modified soccer, please contact Miss Lukowsk at llukowski@ktufsd.org.

     

    Attention, 7th grade runners!  Are you interested in running on the KenTon modified cross country team this year?  The district will have one combined cross country team with students from KW, KE, HMS, and FMS.  If you are interested in joining, please report to the softball field at Kenmore West High School today after school, from 3:15-4:00.  If you have any questions, please email Coach Catalano at coachcat67@yahoo.com.

     

    If you have any library books from last year, please return them to the library as soon as possible! This includes any library books you have that belong to other schools.  We will send them back!

     

    KEEP HOOVER HEALTHY!  Please adhere to the following COVID-19 safety guidelines:

    • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth when indoors on school property
    • Maintain social distance 
    • Wash or sanitize your hands frequently
    • If you don’t feel well, stay home!

     

    Hoover School Spirit Days:

     

    Mondays- Hoover Spirit (wear our school colors - green and white)

    Thursdays - Kindness Day (wear a kindness shirt AND do something good for others)

    Fridays - Sports Day (wear your favorite sports team’s gear)

     

    REMINDER:  There will be no school Friday, September 3 or Monday, September 6, for Labor Day weekend.