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HORIZON HONORS
MIDDLE SCHOOL
EBLAST
7.27.2018

RATED AN "A" SCHOOL BY THE AZ DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 

STUDENT ACTIVITIES
AT A GLANCE INFO FOR FIRST TWO WEEKS OF THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR
  • Monday, July 30th First Day of School – Soarin’ Eagle Day - Report to Blue Day Block 5 Class
  • Wednesday, August 8th Middle School Fall Sport Athletic Paperwork Due - Horizon Honors Athletic Forms.
  • The 2018-2019 Middle School Student Handbook is now available on our website. Please read the appropriate handbook prior to the first day of school. Remember, students will be required to sign off that they have read the handbook, understand the dress code, technology agreement, and code of conduct.
  • Student Supply List:  2018-19 SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST

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Your math class meets daily and is combined with a scholastic lab.  On your schedule, you'll notice room numbers that look different than last year.  This is how you read your room number.  Look at this sample below: 

1(A) 5(A) Algebra 1-2 Hon
Cavaleri, Natalie - Rm: 208 B
 
1(A) 5(A) SLAB Alg 1-2 Hon
Smith, Staci - Rm:  101/121 A

This student has Math/SLAB every day during 1st and 5th blocks.  Room numbers with A next to them are the first part of the class, so this student will attend SLAB the first 45 minutes.  Room numbers with B next to them are the second part of the class, so this student will attend Algebra 1-2 Honors for the second 45 minutes of the class.  Now, look at the SLAB room number more carefully:  

1(A) 5(A) SLAB Alg 1-2 Hon
Smith, Staci - Rm:  101/121 A 

The first room number is where students will go on Silver days for this SLAB, and the second number is where students will go on Blue days.  This student will be in room 101 on Silver Days and in room 121 on blue days.  Questions?  Feel free to ask your math teacher, SLAB teacher or your school counselor.
FALL AUDITION PACKETS AVAILABLE IN THE MEDIA CENTER!

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MAP TESTING
All students in grades 7-10 will be MAP testing August 1st, 2nd and 3rd.  MAP, Measures of Academic Progress, will allow teachers to see details in individual student’s academic progress in Reading, Writing, and Math.  Teachers will then be able to plan instruction to meet individual needs and help students reach their goals. 

MAP testing will occur two times during the school year, and will provide feedback to students and families and allow them to compare scores with previous standardized test scores in the same school year.

Specifically what this means for you right now:

  • Students taking the MAP test need to do their very best as the results will be used to individualize instruction.
  • Students, grades 11-12, will be working silently during their blocks when other students are testing.  Chromebooks may not be available based on testing demands.

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ARE YOU A MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT NEW TO HORIZON!
COME JOIN US THURSDAY, AUGUST 9th FOR LUNCH IN ROOM 202

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ORIENTATION GUIDES NEEDED
We are seeking to expand our group of fun, energetic, knowledgeable, and reliable 7ththrough 11thgrade students to serve as Orientation Guides to new students and families. An Orientation Guide’s primary goal is to introduce prospective students and families to Horizon Honors.  Orientation Guides serve as tour guides, shadow partners, info-session ambassadors, and more.  If you have a desire to help new students meet current students and teachers, answer questions, and facilitate discussions, then this could be a great role for you and a way to TAKE ACTION to support others.  Applications will be in the Secondary Office starting Monday, August 6th. The deadline to return applications is Tuesday, August 15thby 3:45 PM in the front office.  A parent signature is required on the application for submission.

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Please check out the many clubs that are available for you to participate in during lunch or after school.  Check out the clubs below that start up the week of August 6th!  For more club listings please check out MS Student Activities on our webpage.
 
Monday, August 6th
Origami Club meets @ 2:45 in room 112
 
Tuesday, August 7th
Critical Thinking Club @ 2:45 in room 108
Harry Potter Club @ 2:45 in room 102
Protecting Our Environment (POE) @ in lunch room 109
 
Wednesday, August 8th
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Huddle @ in room 208
Middle School Student Council @ 2:45 in rooms 107/108
 
Thursday, August 9th
Project Group 2.0 3:30 to 4:30 in room 415
 
Friday, August 10th
Artistic Photography Club @ 3:00 in room 115
Baking Club @ 2:45 in room 216
Band Council @ lunch in the Band Room
Radio Club @ 2:45 in room 202
Origami Club after school in room 203

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YEARBOOKS ON SALE!
The Horizon Honors Secondary Yearbook is an award-winning book five times over.  Be sure to reserve your copy of the 2018-19 yearbook at Jostens.com now - prices are the lowest that they will be all year!  Don't procrastinate! 

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ATHLETICS

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Tryouts begin Monday, August 13th
All athletes must attend a Hazing Prevention Class prior to tryouts.   Meet in Room 103 either Wednesday, August 8th or Thursday, August 9th @ lunch
 
Girls Volleyball Tryouts
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 3:00-5:00 pm. 
Practices will be the same days/times
Meet Coach Smith and Coach Dietz in the gym
 
Co-ed Soccer Tryouts
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday beginning 3:00-4:30pm.
Practices will be the same days/times. 
Meet Coach Sorel in the gym lobby.
Students should bring a water bottle to refill and sunscreen.

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COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

COMMUNITY SERVICE

LEARN... BELIEVE... DREAM... DARE

MEDIA CENTER

PARENT INVOLVEMENT
PARENT REMINDERS
NEW SIGN IN/SIGN OUT PROCEDURES
Horizon Honors Schools is excited to announce that we are using the Raptor Visitor Management System to strengthen campus safety for our entire community. Part of keeping our community safe is knowing who is in our buildings at all times, and the Raptor system will allow us to do that.  The Raptor system will better allow us to screen visitors in our schools and provide us with a safer environment for our students and staff. For details, click here.

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HOW HORIZON HONORS COMMUNICATES DURING EMERGENCIES
In the event of an emergency, Horizon Honors will communicate with families the following ways:
  • Automated phone message
  • E-mail
  • Text message
  • Website update
  • Mobile App Alert
  • Social media post
Please do NOT attempt to communicate via phone, text or email with your child or the schools during a school emergency.

Updating Your Contact Information
In order to receive emergency communications from Horizon Honors, families should check contact information on file annually, and contact the school immediately when there is an update.


Text Messaging
In the event of an emergency, we will send messaging to all phone numbers and e-mail addresses on file in PowerSchool for every student. We will also send text messages to all cell phones on file that have opted in to receive these messages. Parents and guardians MUST follow the process to opt-in prior to message sending in order to receive notifications.
  • To opt in to text messaging, send a text message “YES” to 67587. Please note that your cell phone number must already be on file in Powerschool before you opt in to text messages.
  • To opt out of text messaging, send a text message “STOP” to 67587.
Reporting a Concern
Horizon Honors offers an electronic form for students, parents and community members to anonymously report threats or suspicious activity, 24/7 called "Quick Tip." Users can upload files, including photos/screenshots. Quick Tip is another important tool in keeping our community safe. Quick Tip is available via the Horizon Honors app or on this online form.

The Mobile App
The app is available for both Apple and Android smartphones by searching for "Horizon Honors" or using the following links:
Apple Store - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/horizon-honors/id1228842419?mt=8
Google Play - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.relianceco.cma.horizonclc&hl=en

PARENT PARTNERSHIP

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You won't want to miss the first Coffee Connection of the school year! On Friday, August 3rd at 8:15 a.m. both new and returning parents are invited to join us in the Media Center to meet other parents from your child's classes and much more! Coffee and goodies will be provided.

JULY & AUGUST
AT A GLANCE
     
July 27
Fall Play Audition Packets Available in the Media Center
Secondary School New Student Orientation 8:30 to 10:30 AM in the Multipurpose Room
Secondary School Open
House 9:00 to 11:00 AM & 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Lunch Orders Due

 
July 30
First Day of School:  Soarin’ Eagle Day starts in block 5

August 2
Instrument Rental Night 5:00 to 7:30 PM in the Multipurpose Room

August 3
Lunch Orders Due


August 6
Orientation Guide Application Available in the Secondary Office
Origami Club after school in room 112
Fall Drama Production Auditions 2:45 to 6:45 PM in room 110
 
August 7
Critical Thinking Club meets 2:45 to 3:15 pm in room 108
Fall Drama Production Auditions 4:30 to 6:30 PM in room 110
Harry Potter Club 2:45 to 3:45 in room 102
Protecting Our Environment (POE) meets during lunch in room
109
Co-ed Soccer Informational Meeting during Lunch in Room 122


August 8
Middle School Fall Athletics Paperwork Due
Fall Drama Production Auditions 4:30 to 6:30 PM in room 110
FCA Huddle meets during lunch in room 208
Middle School Student Council Election Information meeting during lunch in rooms 107/108
MS Student Council meets 2:45 to 3:45 in rooms 107/108

August 9
Middle School Students New to Horizon lunch in room 202
Kindness Krew meets during lunch in room 127
Project Group 2.0 meets 3:30 to 4:30 in room 415
 
August 10
Artistic Photography Club meets at 3:00 pm in room 115
Baking Club meets 2:45 to 4:00 in room 216
Band Council meets during lunch in Band Room
Fall Drama Production Team Meeting 2:50 to 5:40 PM in rooms 109/110
Fall Drama Production Parent meeting 5:30 PM in rooms 109/110
Radio Club meets 2:45 to 3:30 in room 202
 Lunch Orders Due

August 11
Fall Drama Production Retreat 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the Multipurpose Room

Carpool Directory Submissions Due
Family Directory Submissions Due

August 13
Middle School Fall Sports Tryouts
Origami Club meets after school in room 112
 
August 14
School Picture Day
Critical Thinking Club meets 2:45 to 3:15 pm in room 108
Harry Potter Club meets 2:45 to 3:45 in room 102
Middle School Travel Trip Meeting 6:00 PM in the Multipurpose Room
AUGUST
AT A GLANCE
 
August 15
School Picture Day
Orientation Guide Application Due
MS Gamers Club meets 2:45 to 3:45 in room 107

August 16
Early Release Day:  Students must be off campus by 12:15 PM
ILP Conferences 1:00 to 7:00 PM
Band & Choir Uniform Fittings 1:00 to 6:00 PM in the Band & Choir Rooms

​​August 17
Early Release Day:  Students must be off campus by 12:15 PM
ILP Conferences 1:00 to 7:00 PM
Band & Choir Uniform Fittings 1:00 to 6:00 PM in the Band & Choir Rooms
Lunch Orders Due


August 20
Origami Club meets after school in room 112
 
August 21
Middle School Voting for Student Council
Protecting Our Environment (POE) meets during lunch in room 109
Critical Thinking Club meets 2:45 to 3:15 pm in room 108
Harry Potter Club meets 2:45 to 3:45 in room 102
 
August 22
FCA Huddle meets during lunch in room 208

 
August 23
Kindness Krew meets during lunch in room 127
Project Group 2.0 meets 3:30 to 4:30 in room 415
 
August 24
Artistic Photography Club meets at 3:00 pm in room 115
Baking Club meets 2:45 to 4:00 in room 216
Band Council meets during lunch in Band Room
Radio Club meets 2:45 to 3:30 in room 202
Lunch Orders Due

August 27
Origami Club meets after school in room 112
MS Student Council meets 2:45 to 3:45 in rooms 107/108
 
August 28
Critical Thinking Club meets 2:45 to 3:15 pm in room 108
Harry Potter Club meets 2:45 to 3:45 in room 102
Orientation Guide Training during lunch in room 208
 
August 29
MS Gamers Club meets 2:45 to 3:45 in room 107
Orientation Guide Training during lunch in room 208
 
August 30
Kindness Krew meets during lunch in room 127
Orientation Guide Tour Training 1
1:08 AM to 12:08 PM in room 208
Project Group 2.0 meets 3:30 to 4:30 in room 415
 
August 31
Choir Council meets during lunch in Choir Room
Artistic Photography Club meets at 3:00 pm in room 115
Baking Club meets 2:45 to 4:00 in room 216
Radio Club meets 2:45 to 3:30 in room 202
Lunch Orders Due

For a full list of Secondary School activities, check out the Events Calendar.

Horizon Honors Secondary School
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​Horizon Honors Middle School

16233 South 48th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85048
Office: 480.659.3000
Attendance: 480.659.3062
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