On Monday night, the PTO recognized Mac Johnson for completing his Eagle Scout project of an outdoor classroom at HMA. The outdoor classroom is located behind the school in a secure fenced in area. We are thankful for Mac and the hard work required to complete the project. Our students and teachers will enjoy this new learning facility at Arndt.
HMA hosted a night for our Latino families on Tuesday. A BIG thanks to the families who participated and Mr. Rojas for organizing the event.
In an effort to save money on paper and printing supplies, we are encouraging parents to check their child’s grades in PowerSchool as an alternative to sending home mid-quarter progress reports. PowerSchool allows parents to check grades and assignments anytime during the school year. So parents do not forget, the school will send reminders at the mid-quarter mark for parents to check grades. Please contact the school if you do not have a PowerSchool code for your child. A letter will be sent home on Monday giving parents the option to receive hard copies of their child’s progress reports.
The HMA School Improvement Team (SIT) meets monthly to discuss and set specific goals for our school. In the September meeting, the SIT decided to focus on the following three goals:
We invite parents share any ideas you may have related to how we can achieve these goals. The SIT is currently in the process of developing plans on how to accomplish each goal. Parents can access the school improvement system with the following link: http://www.indistar.org/ login: username - GuestS15800 Password - GuestS15800
The Catawba County Christmas Bureau is a collective effort among many county agencies to provide food, toys, clothes, and coats to children and teenagers in need of assistance during the Christmas season. Gifts are distributed at the American Legion Fairgrounds in December. A letter will go home with students on Thursday, September 28.
Arndt is hosting a Book Fair the week of September 25 through 29. All the proceeds from the Book Fair go directly to the HMA Media Center.
Monday Sept. 25 - Cross Country at River Bend MS
Tuesday Sept. 26 - Soccer/Volleyball home vs Newton Conover
Wednesday Sept. 27 - Football at Newton Conover
Thursday Sept. 28 - Progress Reports
Thursday Sept. 28 - Soccer/Volleyball home vs. Northview MS
Tuesday Oct. 17 - Fall Pictures
Wednesday Oct. 18 -Early Release Day
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.