Welcome to Herbert Hoover Middle Schoolwhere our missionis to developself-directed, lifelong learnersof good character!
Hoover Dragon Families:
Our Hoover Middle School Staff members are so appreciative of all the support our families and community offer our students, especially during this extra-challenging year! We realize our families, including our faculty and staff families, are all juggling so much, and our students deserve all the support and love we have to offer them. Thank you all, and please keep working hard to keep yourselves afloat while supporting our young Dragons! We are all here to help one another.
Our students are demonstrating amazing resilience and flexibility on a daily basis, and we are so proud of them. Lessons they have learned in classrooms about grit, perseverance and good character are evident in their behavior around the building. For example, many times throughout any given day, students are waiting patiently in hallways as classrooms and the cafeteria are sanitized between groups. At arrival time each morning, many students greet us with a cheery “Good morning!” and a smile that we can detect beneath their masks. It is a very different time with many unique challenges, and our students and staff have risen to the demands upon us in positive and hopeful ways.
As part of our daily routine, our administrative and counseling teams have committed to taking students for a walk during the last 10 minutes of each lunch period. Adults and students alike look forward to this time each day, as it offers students time to connect socially with peers, get some exercise and fresh air, and shake off the frustrations of the day in a healthy way. It is a great time for us to connect with our students in a more casual environment, and we have had many students join the walking group, while others choose to remain indoors and play on their computers, listen to the music, connect with our lunch monitors or start their homework.
We challenge all HMS Dragons to achieve excellent attendance, keep up with assignments, and maintain healthy routines for sleep, meals, and exercise. As always, we live by the tenets of ROARS, including:
We encourage Hoover Dragons to join in on weekly spirit days, including:
Monday - Hoover Green
Tuesday - Dress Up
Wednesday - Wellness Wednesday - wear workout clothes
Thursday - Kindness Day - wear a kindness-theme shirt or extend kindness to others
Friday - Sports day