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  • Arndt Cheerleading Tryouts 
    May 21-24, 3:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
    Click HERE to download the tryout packet with required information/forms.

    *Physical, Insurance, and Concussion forms may be downloaded from the Athletics Page (Forms & Documents Link). 

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  • Careers in Catawba County Summer Internships (Rising 9th Graders)
    June 25-29, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    Daily Tours and Speakers: Appalachian University, Gaston College, NC Works, Catawba County Justice Center, Catawba Medical Center, etc.
    www.k12careerconnection.com 
    Choose "2018 Summer WBL Application." There are a limited amount of spots open. See Mrs. Sims with questions. 

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  • Proctors Needed 
    We need around 40 volunteers to proctor each day during EOGs (7:50 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)! We could use your help ANY or ALL of these days (May 25, 30, 31; June 4). Students who secure a proctor will be eligible for a Skateland trip on June 7. To sign up please call Arndt, e-mail Jennifer Stodden or Holly Poovey, or just sign-up at http://bit.ly/Proctor2018 Please pass this information on to grandparents, neighbors, college students, community members, etc.

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  • 2018 Innovation Camps
    Summer Learning Opportunities in S.T.E.M.: Future Engineers July 9-13; Robotics July 16-20; Builders Boot Camp July 16-20
    Time(s): 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 
    Cost: $350 per student (includes instruction, materials, lunch, snacks, and t-shirt)
    Application Deadline: Apply at nccet.appstate.edu by 3/31/18
    Click here to download a brochure.

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  • PTO is selling $10 PDQ Gift Cards for $6
    You can purchase as many as you like as long as supplies last.  
    PDQ Flyer

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  • Coke Rewards to Purchase Library Books
    Send your caps or reward labels to the Media Center!
    Click HERE for more information!
    Coke Rewards

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  •  Click here for 8th grade registration info.

     

    View the HMA School Improvement Plan Here 

    Use the following to access the plans: Guest Login - Password : GuestS15800-GuestS15800 

    Students choose 2 out of the 3 each year.
    Each course is on a Semester A/B schedule.
    Therefore, each class is 9-weeks in length each year.
    Each course is taught in a computer lab.
    Courses are largely project-based.

    • Exploring Career Decisions
      Part A (7th Grade) – Students will assess and study their own personal characteristics and how they relate to career choices. Units include Interests, Attitudes, Values, Personality Types, Learning Styles, and Personal and Transferable Skills. Students will study a variety of career pathways based on these characteristics.  
      Part B (8th Grade) – Students will explore the world of work and skills needed for employment success.  Units include Job Applications, Resumes, Business Letters, and Interviewing. Students will also complete a 4-year high school plan and explore job requirements specific to the 16 NC Career Clusters.   
    • Exploring Business & Entrepreneurship
      Next Year (7th and 8th Grades) – Students will study basic principles of business and understand the concept of entrepreneurship, including the procedures and requirements for starting a business.   

     Students will also study a variety of business activities and careers in the areas of Finance, Business Management, Information Technology and Marketing. Teamwork and Communications will be emphasized.

    • Exploring Technology and Robotics (7th Grade) - Students will gain an understanding of what is technology and how it affects our daily lives. We will look at past technologies and how they have changed over the years. In addition, students will be introduced to robotics and coding through the use of our Scribbler robots.
    •  Inventions and Innovations (8th Grade) - Students will look at some of the greatest inventions and inventors and how they impact us today. Students will also learn the steps in problem solving and development of products. Students will also be introduced to 3D printing.

     

    Summer Internships

    Any students who have requested a summer internship, please check your emails for information.  If you would like to apply, there are still openings at some of our summer locations. Please see your counselor for additional information.  

    PTO Update

    The HMA PTO still has PDQ cards available.  The cards have a $10 face value but can be purchased for $6.  Stop by the HMA office between 8am and 4pm to purchase your cards!     

    Parent Night

    Chad Spencer from Davidson College will be presenting on Financial Aid and College Affordability next Thursday, May 10th.  The event which will be held in the Bunker Hill High School Cafeteria and begins at 6:30 p.m. All students and parents in the district are welcome to attend.

    We Need Your Help During Testing

    We will need approximately 40 volunteers to proctor each day. HMA could really use your assistance from 7:50 am to 12:15 pm on any or all of these dates.  If you are able to help, please fill out this form. If you are unable to volunteer but know other individuals (grandparents, neighbors, college students, community members, etc.) who would volunteer as proctors, please pass this information and link onto them. The form can be accessed at http://bit.ly/Proctor2018

    Students who secure a proctor will be eligible for the Skateland trip on June 7, 2018, at 11:30.  To sign up for proctoring please fill out the form using the link, or call the office at 828-256-9545, or email Jennifer_Stodden@catawbaschools.net or Holly_Poovey@catawbaschools.net

    Thank you for your help!

    Role of the proctor:

    1. Attend a brief training session at the school at 7:50 am on the morning of the test.
    2. Assist the test administrator in monitoring students.
    3. Report any test irregularities to the teacher, test coordinator, or principal.

    EOG Testing Schedule

    May 25 - Science EOG

    May 30 - Reading EOG

    May 31 - Math EOG

    June 4 - Social Studies EOG  

    June 5 - Math 1 EOC

    (Students who secure a proctor will be eligible for Skateland trip)    

    End of Year Events

    We are entering the last nine weeks of our school year.  With this being said, we understand this also becomes a busy time of year for our families.  Below are important dates for your student:

    May 10 - Chorus Concert

    May 11 – 8th Grade Dance – Dress code applies – please send donations for the dance to your homeroom teacher in an envelope labeled “8th grade Dance”

    May 21 – Band Concert

    June 6 – 7th and 8th grade Crawdads 4th nine weeks reward trip

    June 7 – 7th grade awards at 9:00 am

    June 7 – Skateland reward trip - Students who secure a proctor will be eligible for the Skateland trip on June 7, 2018, at 11:30.  To sign up for proctoring please go to http://bit.ly/Proctor2018 or call the office at 828-256-9545, or email Jennifer_stodden@catawbaschools.net or Holly_poovey@catawbaschools.net

    June 8 – 8th grade awards at 9:30 am

    Upcoming Events

    Monday 5/7 - Baseball/Softball @ NVMS /// Soccer vs NVMS

    Tuesday 5/8 - Baseball/Softball vs JFMS /// Soccer @ JFMS  

    Thursday 5/10 - Chorus Concert - 7pm Corinth Church

    Thursday 5/10 - Chick fil A (Hwy. 127) Spirit Night - 5pm to 9pm

    Friday 5/11 - 8th Grade Dance

     

     The Arndt CREED

    At HMA, we treat people the RIGHT way.  

     

    The mission of H.M. Arndt Middle School is to inspire every student to reach their full potential. The staff at HMA is dedicated to this mission and works diligently to ensure that each student has an opportunity to be successful and reach their full potential.

     HMA is recognized as a state leader for student growth, ranking in the top 5% of all North Carolina schools for student growth index. We offer a variety of academic and extra-curricular programs. The H.M. Arndt website details many of these outstanding opportunities.

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