15 June 2018

Daily Announcements 6/15/18


Announcements 6/15/18

Talent show participants did a fabulous job last night!  You showed that MW has a lot of talent!

Attention all band students – Instruments must go home TODAY!

If you have not picked up your yearbook, please do so in the library.

The 2018 photo contest pictures are up.  See the display outside the main office.  All students and staff may vote.  Winners will be announced TODAY!  Go Vote!

14 June 2018

7th Grade French or Spanish Students


Attention parents of students taking 7th grade French or Spanish finals:

Monday afternoon, June 18th is the final exam for French and Spanish.

Buses will pick up at the normal AFTERNOON DROP OFF location. 

Please have students outside waiting for the bus no later than 10:30 am.

Students will be bused home at the regular 2:15 time frame.

Thank you.

Daily Announcements 6/14/18


Announcements 6/14/18

Please be sure to check lost and found before Friday morning…at noon it will all be GONE!

If you were elected as a Student Council Officer, please see Ryleigh Poser or Jessica Williams for information on learning how to do the morning announcements.

8th grade band students please come to the band room to sign the frame if you have not done so already.

If you have not picked up your yearbook, please do so in the library.

Attention all girls interested in playing soccer in the fall: There will be an informational meeting TODAY in the small cafeteria.  Please make every attempt to be there.

Talent Show Participants please arrive at Merton Williams by 6:30 pm tonight.  Let’s have a great show!

The 2018 photo contest pictures are up.  See the display outside the main office.  All students and staff may vote.  Winners will be announced next Friday.  Go Vote!

If you would like to have Abbott’s ice cream on our 8th grade celebration day, you MUST purchase a wristband in advance.  Wristbands will be on sale for students and staff June 11th through June 15th.  If you are interested, please bring $2.00 to Mrs. Vito at the security desk.  You will NOT be able to purchase ice cream on that day, so get your wristbands in advance!

13 June 2018

Daily Announcements 6/13/18


Announcements 6/13/18

Please be sure to check lost and found before Friday morning…at noon it will all be GONE!

If you were elected as a Student Council Officer, please see Ryleigh Poser or Jessica Williams for information on learning how to do the morning announcements.

7th grade band students please bring headphones and your chromebooks to band today.

8th grade band students please come to the band room to sign the frame if you have not done so already.

If you have not picked up your yearbook, please do so in the library.

Attention all girls interested in playing soccer in the fall: There will be an informational meeting this Thursday, 6/14, in the small cafeteria.  Please make every attempt to be there.

There will be a sign-up meeting for any student interested in Mod B football  TODAY after school in the gym.

Talent Show Participants: Dress rehearsal is TODAY after school.  You must be there to participate in the talent show.

The Talent Show is Thursday at 7:00 pm.  Tickets are on sale during lunch in Mrs. Randolph’s room 141 and are $3.00.

Looking for books to read this summer?  Come to the library TODAY from 6:00-7:00 pm to check books out for the summer.

The 2018 photo contest pictures are up.  See the display outside the main office.  All students and staff may vote.  Winners will be announced next Friday.  Go Vote!

If you would like to have Abbott’s ice cream on our 8th grade celebration day, you MUST purchase a wristband in advance.  Wristbands will be on sale for students and staff June 11th through June 15th.  If you are interested, please bring $2.00 to Mrs. Vito at the security desk.  You will NOT be able to purchase ice cream on that day, so get your wristbands in advance!


12 June 2018

Preventing the "Summer Slide"

Greetings Parents/Guardians,

This letter is to inform you of the importance of combating what is widely known as the “summer slide”-- the tendency for students to lose, over the summer months, some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. Studied extensively by Johns Hopkins University researchers, “summer slide” indicates that when children do not engage in learning over the summer months, they actually lose learning; over time, this loss becomes cumulative and results in substantial achievement gaps for many students. Essentially, too many children can lose too much ground over summer vacation. The good news is that “summer slide” can be minimized-- or even reversed-- when students engage in learning over the summer. We would like to provide you with ways to make sure your child does not lose ground during July and August, with particular focus paid to their reading and math skills.

Reading books during the summer is a strong predictor of academic gain for students. In fact, reading just four to five books during the summer may potentially prevent a child from experiencing a reading lapse and help perform at higher levels next school year. By encouraging reading, whether it is at home or at the public library, you can help increase the odds that your child will choose to read over the summer. Here are some links to boost your child’s reading this summer:

·         Summer Reading: Need some ideas for the end of the school year, or for ways to boost students’ reading over the summer? This link, from ReadWriteThink, gives you some ideas.

·         Summer Reading at NYS Libraries: Check out all the wonderful opportunities your local public libraries offer for your students this summer.

·         International Children's Digital Library: The International Children's Digital Library has a website with books from all over the world available for use. The books are written in many languages and can even be projected on a screen.

·         Find the Right Book for You!: Your student has taken three Lexiles (grades 5-12) this year alone. This site allows them to type in their most recent Lexile score and find books that align with that score.

·         Proximity to Books and Adult Support Enhance Children's Learning Opportunities: Find more literacy research supporting the idea that children need access to quality books and support from adults with some innovative ways to solve the problem.

·         Your Brain on Reading: As if we needed more proof of the benefits of reading – check out additional benefits you probably have not heard of.

Through the years, many parents/guardians have asked what can be done over the summer to maintain math skills and develop mathematical thinking. In order for your child to continue their numeracy skills throughout the summer, here are some links that give you options:

·         Summer Math Challenge: Keep math skills sharp with the Quantile Summer Math Challenge, a free math skills maintenance program that helps kids retain math skills learned during the previous school year.

·         Math@Home: This is a free website full of tools and family-friendly activities to support your child’s mathematics learning.

·         The Khan Academy: This free website offers interactive challenges and assessments, as well as thousands of practice questions for students to complete.  Students earn badges along the way and can use them in a game form fashion. It is appropriate for all age groups and provides performance summaries for all work completed.  

Sincerely,
Dr. Barbara M. Surash                                                                                                                                                        Assistant Superintendent for Instruction                                                                                                    Hilton Central School District




Announcements 6/12/18


Announcements 6/12/18

If you were elected as a Student Council Officer, please see Ryleigh Poser or Jessica Williams for information on learning how to do the morning announcements.

Attention all girls interested in playing soccer in the fall: There will be an informational meeting this Thursday, 6/14, in the small cafeteria.  Please make every attempt to be there.

There will be a sign-up meeting for any student interested in Mod B football on Wednesday, 6/13 after school in the gym.

Talent Show Participants: Dress rehearsal is Wednesday after school.  You must be there to participate in the talent show.

The Talent Show is Thursday at 7:00 pm.  Tickets are on sale during lunch in Mrs. Randolph’s room 141 and are $3.00.

Looking for books to read this summer?  Come to the library on Wednesday from 6:00-7:00 pm to check books out for the summer.

The 2018 photo contest pictures are up.  See the display outside the main office.  All students and staff may vote.  Winners will be announced next Friday.  Go Vote!

If you would like to have Abbott’s ice cream on our 8th grade celebration day, you MUST purchase a wristband in advance.  Wristbands will be on sale for students and staff June 11th through June 15th.  If you are interested, please bring $2.00 to Mrs. Vito at the security desk.  You will NOT be able to purchase ice cream on that day, so get your wristbands in advance!


11 June 2018

Daily Announcements 6/11/18


Announcements 6/11/18

Attention all girls interested in playing soccer in the fall - There will be an informational meeting this Thursday, 6/14, in the small cafeteria.  Please make every attempt to be there.

There will be a sign-up meeting for any student interested in Mod B football on Wednesday, 6/13 after school in the gym.

The library will be closed for lunch today.

Looking for books to read this summer?  Come to the library on Wednesday from 6:00-7:00 pm to check books out for the summer.

The 2018 photo contest pictures are up.  See the display outside the main office.  All students and staff may vote.  Winners will be announced next Friday.  Go Vote!

If you would like to have Abbott’s ice cream on our 8th grade celebration day, you MUST purchase a wristband in advance.  Wristbands will be on sale for students and staff June 11th through June 15th.  If you are interested, please bring $2.00 to Mrs. Vito at the security desk.  You will NOT be able to purchase ice cream on that day, so get your wristbands in advance!

08 June 2018

Daily Announcements 6/8/17


Announcements 6/8/18

There will be a sign-up meeting for any student interested in Mod B football on Wednesday, 6/13 after school in the gym.

Any 8th grade girl who is interested in trying out for the JV girls swimming and diving team next school year, there will be an informational meeting from 2:30-2:45 at the pool TODAY.

Attention 7th and 8th grade clarinets and saxophones players.  Please come down during your lunch to try out reeds with our guest clinician.

Any 7th grader interested in decorating for tonight’s 8th grade night, please meet in the small cafeteria at 2:20 – bus passes will be provided.

The library will be closed for lunch today.

Looking for books to read this summer?  Come to the library on Wednesday from 6:00-7:00 pm to check books out for the summer.

All officers must remove election posters by the end of the day – thank you!

The 2018 photo contest pictures are up.  See the display outside the main office.  All students and staff may vote.  Winners will be announced next Friday.  Go Vote!

One of the Sphero robots is missing from the library.  If you know its whereabouts, please let Mrs. Reichert know.

To the Parents of ALL Spanish and French 7th grade students: On June 18th, if your child plans to take the bus to school for LOTE testing, please have them outside and waiting for the bus by 10:30 am.  Please understand that students could be waiting as long as 30 minutes.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  If students are NOT taking the bus, students should arrive no earlier than 11:15 and no later than 11:45.

Yearbooks will be handed out all next week during lunch sets.  If you didn’t buy one yet, there are some available for purchase – see Mrs. Reichert or Mrs. Meagher.  Thank you to everyone who already purchased their yearbook – because of you 432 trees will be planted in honor of our school!

If you would like to have Abbott’s ice cream on our 8th grade celebration day, you MUST purchase a wristband in advance.  Wristbands will be on sale for students and staff June 11th through June 15th.  If you are interested, please bring $2.00 to Mrs. Vito at the security desk.  You will NOT be able to purchase ice cream on that day, so get your wristbands in advance!


07 June 2018

Daily Announcements 6/7/18


Announcements 6/7/18

All officers must remove election posters by the end of the day on Friday – thank you!

The 2018 photo contest pictures are up.  See the display outside the main office.  All students and staff may vote.  Winners will be announced next Friday.  Go Vote!

One of the Sphero robots is missing from the library.  If you know its whereabouts, please let Mrs. Reichert know.

To the Parents of ALL Spanish and French 7th grade students: On June 18th, if your child plans to take the bus to school for LOTE testing, please have them outside and waiting for the bus by 10:30 am.  Please understand that students could be waiting as long as 30 minutes.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  If students are NOT taking the bus, students should arrive no earlier than 11:15 and no later than 11:45.

Yearbooks will be handed out all next week during lunch sets.  If you didn’t buy one yet, there are some available for purchase – see Mrs. Reichert or Mrs. Meagher.  Thank you to everyone who already purchased their yearbook – because of you 432 trees will be planted in honor of our school!

If you would like to have Abbott’s ice cream on our 8th grade celebration day, you MUST purchase a wristband in advance.  Wristbands will be on sale for students and staff June 11th through June 15th.  If you are interested, please bring $2.00 to Mrs. Vito at the security desk.  You will NOT be able to purchase ice cream on that day, so get your wristbands in advance!

There will be NO Treble Maker rehearsals this week.

There will be a pre-season meeting for all boys who plan on playing Soccer in the fall.  The meeting will be TODAY after school in room #203.

06 June 2018

Daily Announcements 6/6/18


Announcements 6/6/18

All officers must remove election posters by the end of the day on Friday – thank you!

The 2018 photo contest pictures are up.  See the display outside the main office.  All students and staff may vote.  Winners will be announced next Friday.  Go Vote!

The following 8th graders need to see Mrs. Melos or Mrs. Travers ASAP to pick up a permission slip to volunteer at the Special Olympics:
·         Matthew Sarnov
·         Joel Morris
·         Maria Mascadri
·         Alysa Frisa
·         Andrew Mareen
·         Giana Gramse
·         Jessica Williams
·         Abby Grinnell
·         Cody Cavuto
·         Brayden Jones

To the Parents of ALL Spanish and French 7th grade students: On June 18th, if your child plans to take the bus to school for LOTE testing, please have them outside and waiting for the bus by 10:30 am.  Please understand that students could be waiting as long as 30 minutes.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  If students are NOT taking the bus, students should arrive no earlier than 11:15 and no later than 11:45.

Yearbooks will be handed out all next week during lunch sets.  If you didn’t buy one yet, there are some available for purchase – see Mrs. Reichert or Mrs. Meagher.  Thank you to everyone who already purchased their yearbook – because of you 432 trees will be planted in honor of our school!

If you would like to have Abbott’s ice cream on our 8th grade celebration day, you MUST purchase a wristband in advance.  Wristbands will be on sale for students and staff June 11th through June 15th.  If you are interested, please bring $2.00 to Mrs. Vito at the security desk.  You will NOT be able to purchase ice cream on that day, so get your wristbands in advance!

8th grade band members have rehearsal and ice cream party after school TODAY.

There will be NO Treble Maker rehearsals this week.

There will be an informational meeting TODAY at 2:20 in the gym for anyone interested in playing Freshman Football.

Today is the year-end party for Spanish Club after school in Ms. Jordan’s room.

There will be a pre-season meeting for all boys who plan on playing Soccer in the fall.  The meeting will be Thursday, June 7th after school in room #203.

The last meeting for FACS Club is TODAY from 2:15-3:15 in Mrs. Lohrman’s room.  Cool off and join us making frozen lemonade and yummy lemon cookies!  Please see posters for details – all are welcome!

05 June 2018

MW June 2018 Calendar


Daily Announcements 6/5/18


Announcements 6/5/18

The following 8th graders need to see Mrs. Melos or Mrs. Travers ASAP to pick up a permission slip to volunteer at the Special Olympics:
·         Matthew Sarnov
·         Joel Morris
·         Maria Mascadri
·         Alysa Frisa
·         Andrew Mareen
·         Giana Gramse
·         Jessica Williams
·         Abby Grinnell
·         Cody Cavuto
·         Brayden Jones

To the Parents of ALL Spanish and French 7th grade students: On June 18th, if your child plans to take the bus to school for TESTING, please have them outside and waiting for the bus by 10:30 am.  Please understand that students could be waiting as long as 30 minutes.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  If students are NOT taking the bus, students should arrive no earlier than 11:15 and no later than 11:45.

Yearbooks will be handed out all next week during lunch sets.  If you didn’t buy one yet, there are some available for purchase – see Mrs. Reichert or Mrs. Meagher.  Thank you to everyone who already purchased their yearbook – because of you 432 trees will be planted in honor of our school!

If you would like to have Abbott’s ice cream on our 8th grade celebration day, you MUST purchase a wristband in advance.  Wristbands will be on sale for students and staff June 11th through June 15th.  If you are interested, please bring $2.00 to Mrs. Vito at the security desk.  You will NOT be able to purchase ice cream on that day, so get your wristbands in advance!

8th grade band members have rehearsal and ice cream party after school on Wednesday.

There will be NO Treble Maker rehearsals this week.

There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, June 6th at 2:20 in the gym for anyone interested in playing Freshman Football.

There will be a year-end party for Spanish Club.  Come and join us on Wednesday, June 6 after school in Ms. Jordan’s room.

There will be a pre-season meeting for all boys who plan on playing Soccer in the fall.  The meeting will be Thursday, June 7th after school in room #203.

The last meeting for FACS Club is June 6th from 2:15-3:15 in Mrs. Lohrman’s room.  Cool off and join us making frozen lemonade and yummy lemon cookies!  Please see posters for details – all are welcome!

01 June 2018

Daily Announcements 6/1/18


Announcements 6/1/18


This is the last day to buy tickets for 8th Grade Night!  Tickets will NOT be available after TODAY.  Tickets cost $12.00.

There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, June 6th at 2:20 in the gym for anyone interested in playing Freshman Football.

There will be a pre-season meeting for all boys who plan on playing Soccer in the fall.  The meeting will be Tuesday, June 7th after school.

The last meeting for FACS Club is June 6th from 2:15-3:15 in Mrs. Lohrman’s room.  Cool off and join us making frozen lemonade and yummy lemon cookies!  Please see posters for details – all are welcome!

25 May 2018

ESSA-Funded Program Meeting

ESSA-Funded Program Meeting
June 26, 2018
6:00-6:30
Central Office Staff Development Room

As part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Hilton Central School District is required to meet with stakeholders to seek input on the District’s ESSA-Funded Programs: Title I, Title II, and Title III grants. Title I provides additional financial assistance to school districts to help ensure that all students meet challenging state academic standards. Both Village Elementary and QUEST Elementary have been designated Title I schools for the 2018-2019. The purpose of Title II funds is provide professional development for teachers and principals with the goal of increasing student achievement. Title III funds are intended to assist English Language Learner students with developing high levels of academic achievement and proficiency in the English language. Hilton Central School District is part of a Title III consortium with a number of neighboring districts.

We hope that you are able to join us. Please RSVP to Laurie Diedrich at 392-1000 ext 6058 or ldiedrich@hilton.k12.ny.us. If you could RSVP it will help us plan for the meeting; however, it is not mandatory in order to attend. 

23 May 2018

8th Grade Night


8th Grade Night
Friday, June 8, 2018
7:00-9:30pm

When will tickets be on sale and how much will they cost?
Tickets cost $12.00 and will be on sale during lunches, from Monday, May 21st to Friday, June 1st. All tickets must be purchased in advance as we need to make arrangements for food and beverages. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

What is included with my ticket?
8th grade night is all about celebrating with your classmates.  The decorating crew will be working very hard to make the areas look special.  We will have dancing in the air-conditioned MIR.  The gym will have a light buffet of finger foods, desserts, fruit, and cut vegetables.  Yearbooks will be available in the gym.  There will also be a photo booth in the back hallway with props to take fun pictures with your friends and classmates. 

How should I dress?
8th grade is a celebration, meaning that students should come in dress clothes (dresses and slacks).  It is NOT a prom.  Prom wear is not required or encouraged.  Students do not need formal dresses, tuxedos or limousines.  We encourage students to simply dress nicely as they would if they went out to a very nice restaurant with their parents.  Please note:  Girls MAY wear dresses with spaghetti straps or halter tops, but there must be something attached or tied to hold the dress up.  Clear straps are prohibited.  Strapless dresses are still not allowed.  Girls are welcome to wear dress slacks instead of a dress or skirt if they prefer.  Gentlemen should wear a shirt with a color such as a dress shirt or polo shirt and slacks.  IF YOU ARE DRESSED INAPPROPRIATELY, YOU WILL BE SENT HOME TO CHANGE AND YOUR TICKET PRICE WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.

Do I need a date?
NO! This night is meant for you to come and celebrate with your friends.

May I bring someone from another middle school or from the high school?
NO! This evening is designed to celebrate with your 8th grade classmates from Merton Williams.

May I leave 8th Grade Night early?
NO! Once you enter the dance you will not be allowed to go out to the back parking lot for any reason.  You may only leave when your parent/guardian picks you up.

May I leave school early that day? Do I have to do to school that day?
Students may not leave early for hair, nail, etc. appointments.  Students who do not attend school will be considered too ill to attend 8th Grade Night.

Daily Announcements 5/23/18


Announcements 5/23/18

The Modified Field Hockey Team beat Brighton yesterday at their last home game 1-0!  Mackenzie Mantione and Sophia Steimer share credit for the goal.  Amazing effort was shown by the entire team.  With a 7-1 record, they will be working hard for another win at the last game on Friday.

Teachers and Staff: Did you know that students are more likely to read when they see adults reading? Come down to the library May 21-25th to join students as they read away their fines.

NYM will rehearse TODAY and Thursday this week.

Treble Makers have and extended rehearsal TODAY from 2:30-5:00.  Pizza will be served.

Jazz Ensemble has rehearsal TODAY and Thursday.

Please remember to turn in your photos (up to 2) for the DC Trip Photo Contest!  Think creativity, and you could win fabulous prizes.  Print your pictures and give to either art teacher or submit in google classroom.

There will be an informal meeting for all Good Character Award Winners in PE on Thursday, 5/24 after school in the gym.  We will be discussing the field trip to Altitude Trampoline Park.  Bus passes will be provided.  Please see Mr. Murphy if you cannot attend the meeting.  The field trip is on Wednesday, May 30th.

From Student Council…Spirit Days starts TODAY:

Wednesday = Comfy Clothes Day
Thursday = Hat Day
Friday = to honor Memorial Day – Wear RED, WHITE & BLUE

Tickets for 8th Grade Night will go on sale Wednesday and be on sale until next Friday, June 1st.  Tickets will NOT be available after that date.  Tickets cost $12.00

Teachers please remember to hand out bonus tickets this week including your one special Golden Ticket.  Students will get the opportunity to go to Springfest on June 1st during their lunch.  There will be free ice cream sundaes for those who attend, so make sure you hand out those tickets!

The last crafting session for FACS Club is TODAY from 2:15-3:15 in Mrs. Lohrman’s room.  Please see posters for details – all are welcome!