LOTS of Summer Camp Opportunities under Community Corner - be sure to scroll all the way through!
Also, lots of information for our current 8th graders about Harrison/Hillgrove below.
Dear LMMS Community,
As you may know, we have two sweet 6th grade students who lost their home in a house fire the week before Spring Break. They are currently living in a transitional housing situation while insurance works out the details. The parents are now driving the kids to and from school each day and all of their clothing has been sent to the cleaners to remove the smoke and soot residue; it will not be returned until the end of May. Their most immediate needs are gas for travel and clothing. We will be hosting a gift card drive for the family. They have requested gift cards to Target for clothing and to RaceTrac and Kroger for gas. If you would like to donate a gift card, please give them to the LMMS Bookkeeper. Thanks so much!
Are you up for the Hoya Challenge? If your 8th grade student is serious about taking challenging courses and working hard to achieve post-secondary goals, then this night is for you. This evening will provide information about our honors/AP program and an opportunity to visit with classroom teachers from all curriculum areas to hear specifics about expectations for these classes, study tips, and summer preparation ideas. We invite all 8th grade students and their parents to attend. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Class of 2018 - 8th Grade Dance
Saturday, May 5, 2018 6-9 pm
Doors Open at 5:30 pm
Dance Entrance Closes at 6:30 pm
Tickets on Sale April 25-May 2 for $25
The 8th Grade Dance is coming up on Saturday, May 5. Dress to impress and party with friends at the Farewell Fiesta! Tickets will be sold at school from 8:50-9:10 am STARTING THIS WEDNESDAY April 25 - next Wednesday, May 2. Tickets are $25 and include food, drinks and dessert. Advance purchase of a ticket is required to attend the dance. Questions about what to wear, tickets and more? Check out the 2018 Farewell Fiesta FAQ.
8th Grade Parents - We NEED HELP! Parents are still needed to help set up and decorate for the dance.Sign up HERE.
Parents of 8th graders going to Hillgrove next year, the Hillgrove Counseling has created a Remind for 8th grade parents. Please join to receive text updates on information for your rising Hillgrove Hawks!
Text @hhsco2022 to 81010
Attention Future Hillgrove students – Hillgrove will host a Summer Boot camp to get you ready for High School. A counselor from Hillgrove will be at LMMS on May 9 from 8:30 to 9:30 in room 131 for parents to register and pay. Parents can also go to Hillgrove High School to register and pay.
Attention – Parents and Students going to Harrison next year:
On Friday April 20 rising 9th grade Harrison students received their 2018-2019 Course Summary Profiles. These are COURSE REQUESTS not their schedule. Students need to look over it and make sure they have English/math/science/social studies on their schedule. There should be 7-8 classes on their sheet. This is not a drop/add period. If a CORE CLASS is wrong students/parents will need to fill out a waiver at Harrison High School. (Same policy as before) There will be a small window at the beginning of the year for waivers as well. If an elective is not correct they will work that out at the beginning of the year.
If a student has a problem, write it on the paper and bring it to Ms. Fields or Ms. Hobgood in the LMMS Counseling who will make a copy and send it to Harrison. Any other questions students and parents can contact Harrison High School.
April is the 6th Grade's turn to provide breakfast for our fabulous LMMS teachers and staff (we'll serve about 100)! We aim to provide a wide variety of options to please lots of tastes and preferences (as well as give any wonderful cooks a chance to show off, and a chance for the less culinarily-inclined ways to help as well - purchased or homemade, ALL is appreciated!
We are inviting parents and/or guardians to take part in our games. You can choose to attend as a volunteer to help monitor student activity stations in the AM, large group and relay activities in the PM, or set-up and clean-up of facilities. Please sign up using our Sign-up Genius listed below:
6th & 7th Grade Parents - Chaperones are needed for the 8th grade dance on Saturday, May 5 from 5-9 pm. It is tradition that the 7th grade class chaperone the 8th grade dance so that the kids can have a great time. We are also asking for help from 6th grade. Please sign up and mark your calendar now!
MARCH 2018 TEACHER OF THE MONTH
LMMS PTSA is proud to announce that our Teacher of the Month for March 2018 is:
Please take a minute to congratulate Ms. Hanse and let her know how much we appreciate all she does for our students.
Here is how she was described for her nomination:
"She is always proud of us." – Student
“She is awesome! She is very nice and sweet. She makes learning an adventure for our class every day.” - Student
"She is a wonderful teacher and loves her students. She is good at what she does." – Student
“Ms. Hanse is awesome! She is fair with all of the students and sets a really good example for work ethic.” - Parent
We would like to thank the Daily Grind who is donating a lunch each month for our winning teacher of the month! Daily Grind is one of our PTSA Business Supporters this school year and we appreciate their support of our PTSA and our teachers. You (our parents) make it possible for Daily Grind to treat the Teacher of the Month to lunch by supporting the Teacher’s Lunch Box program throughout the school year. You can treat a teacher to lunch anytime. Thank you and please visit http://www.dailygrindnews.com/ to find out more about the Teacher’s Lunch Box program.
Ms. Hanse will also receive the following: $25 Visa gift card Awesome traveling trophy Certificate of Appreciation An awesome parking spot Chick-fil-A Coupons
Previous Awardees: September 2017 – Audrey Rice October 2017 – Kacy Bishop November 2017 – Coach Ravenscraft December 2017 – Lauren Newell January 2018 – Ryan Ridgely
February 2018 – Jenny Felix March 2018 – Diane Hanse April 2018 -
The LMMS Learning Commons (aka the library) is in need of additional volunteers. Do you have an hour or two a month you can help out? Assistance is needed with re-shelving books, checking books in/out for students, and general maintenance of the learning commons. Please email Adrian Billingsley at firstname.lastname@example.org Wendy Sultenfuss at email@example.com with questions or to sign up to volunteer.
School store is in need of help. We need to have at least 2 adults per morning to run the store. We are short people on Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays. We need help from 8:45 to 9:15 am. If you would like to help please contact Rebecca Harriss at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hillgrove Cheerleading Association
presents the 2018 Little Hawks Winter Cheer Camp
The Hillgrove Cheerleading Staff would like to announce their 12th Little Hawks Cheer Camp. Our Cheerleading camp will focus on teaching the fundamentals of cheerleading suitable for each age group. Campers will learn a dance, cheer, chant, jumps and a simplified stunt technique.
Where: Hillgrove HS (check in at Hillgrove Auxiliary Gym – same side as Football Field)
When: Tuesday, July 10th through Thursday, July 12th
Camp Time: 9AM to 12PM
Ages: 4 years (Pre K) to 7th Grade (winter 2018)
Camp Cost: $100 for (1) camper and $75 for each additional camper
Please mail attached registration and payment to HHSCBC, 1203 Oakleigh Valley Drive, Powder Springs, Ga. 30127. Cash or Check accepted.
Registration for the Harrison Hoya Football Spring and Fall Season is now open!! Please go to our website at www.harrisonhoyafootball.comto register your player for the 2018 season. Once on the website, scroll down and click on “2018 Football Registration” then follow the instructions to begin the registration process.
We are offering a $50 discount and a free Hoya Football sweatshirt if your registration is paid in full prior to April 30, 2018. All details are provided during the registration process.
Harrison High School is looking for middle school basketball coaches for next season to coach its feeder teams. We have four teams: 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls teams. We are looking for head and assistant coaches for each of these teams. If you would be interested and would like more information, please contact Coach Lenahan at Steven.Lenahan@cobbk12.org
Lady Hoya Summer Basketball Camp
Harrison Boys' Basketball
Spring Clinics/Summer Camp
Harrison Boys’ Basketball will be hosting our Spring Basketball clinics on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:00-8:00 beginning March 13.
Our annual Hoya Summer Basketball camp is a Hoya tradition and a great time to learn, improve, and have fun! We have our current players as coaches and provide age and skill appropriate instruction as well as lay the foundation for our next year's HYBA and Jr. League teams. Open to any area players (1st-8th) that want to get better.
Ballhandling dependent on ability. From basic to Khiry Irving.
Basics of our 3D offense-kickbacks, drops, drifts, nail cuts, through cuts.
Basics of our Zone offense-Pushs, wheels, drags, 21s
Finishing moves dependent on abliity. Campers are grouped to improve. We want them to be challenged where they are. From left hand layups to Princeton twists.
Shot formation. What makes a good shooter and what are the common shooting mistakes.
Moving without the ball. Backdoors, swim moves, curls, and flares.
2 man game-Pick and roll from both ballhandler to screener. Reading the defense and counters based on ability.
Basics of our 3D offense-kickbacks, drops, drifts, nail cuts, through cuts.
1-1 offense and defense with dribble limits and pivot limits.
4 basic post moves. Advanced for those that can handle it.
Speed and agility work-ladders/jump ropes
Defending off the ball-getting through screens, being help ready, rotations and x outs for advanced. Guard your yard!
Camp Schedule (Typically):
9:00-9:15 Stretching and Roll Call
9:15-10:15 Skills Stations (See List above for skills being taught. Typically there are 6 stations and players rotate every 10 minutes learning new skills at each station)
10:45-11:45-Offensive system instalation. Team practices with player coaches.
12:00-1:00 Lunch and Learn (Typically involves a lecture from the high school coach. Will also include film study involving our system/NBA/College actions)
1:00-1:30 One-on-one, free throw, dribbling, and three-point contests
1:30-3:30 Afternoon scrimmages/contests. The final day will involve a tournament based on games during the week. 3/3 and 5/5.
Camp runs from 9:00-3:30. Lunch and t-shirt provided. (Pizza Monday/Wednesday-Chik-Fil-A-Tuesday/Thursday)
If you have multiple sons coming please enter HOYAFAMILY for each one after the first for a $25 discount.
WE ARE A YOUTH INCYOUBATOR HELPING OUR PARTICIPANTS BUILD CONFIDENCE THROUGH TEACHING THEM HOW TO TURN THEIR TALENTS, SKILLS AND INTEREST INTO ENTERPRISE AND SELF SUFFICIENCY, BECOMING THE CEO OF THEIR LIVES. OUR YOUTH ACHIEVE THIS THROUGH LEARNING HOW TO LAUNCH START UPS AND 21ST CENTURY CAREERS THROUGH PROBLEM SOLVING, SOFT SKILLS AND BUILDING THEIR OWN PERSONAL BRANDS . OUR YOUTH TAKE CONTROL OF THEIR STORY AND LEARN TO LEVERAGE THEIR TALENTS AND NETWORKS WITH S.T.E.A.M. INNOVATION AND AN ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET TO MASTER PERSONAL INNOVATION.
The LMMS Nominating Committee has posted the slate of PTSA candidates for the upcoming 2018-19 year in the front office. We will have an official vote on Tuesday, May 1st at 6:30 pm at our general meeting in the carpeted gym. The slate is as follows:
Natalie Bentley - Co-President
Amy Taylor - Co-President
Emily Lipani - VP of Volunteers
Danielle Voss - VP of Communications
Bobbilin Taneri - Treasurer
Kim Scott - Secretary
Regina Cooper - Parliamentarian
We are pleased to present the slate of candidates for the Tom Mathis Sr. Council Executive Board for the 2018-2019 school year. We will vote upon this slate of candidates at the General Meeting/President’s Luncheon on March 20. We look forward to seeing you all there.
President – April Morrell
1st Vice President – Melanie Cooper
2nd Vice President – Dana Davis
Secretary – Naomi Rohrbaugh
Treasurer – Tara Leggett
Compliance with Standards of Affiliation/Probation
Georgia PTA is pleased to announce that at the winter Board meeting, the independent auditors, Mauldin and Jenkins, reported their audit findings and issued the following opinion statement:
"In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Georgia Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc. as of June 30, 2017 and 2016, and the changes in its net assets and its cash flows for the years then ended in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America."
Georgia PTA received a clean audit.
The full audit, along with the 990 have been filed and sent to National PTA to insure that Georgia PTA remains in compliance with National PTA's Standards of Affiliation. This was also a requirement for Georgia PTA to remain off probation. The full auditor's opinion page along with the 990 will be posted to the Georgia PTA website for all interested Georgia PTA members.
In addition to the audit, a copy of Georgia PTA's updated Policies and Procedures (P&P) guide is being sent to National PTA so they can see the progress that has been made to bring that document into alignment with the Georgia PTA bylaws. In an effort to improve our transparency, all portions of the Policies that pertain to the general members and local units will be removed from the P&P and posted directly on the website. In particular, the section pertaining to elections (currently referred to as Section J in the bylaws) will be a standalone document that will be posted on the website.
Lastly, to insure that we address financial control concerns raised by the auditors, Board members and PTA members, the Board of Directors adopted a new Financial Controls Policy to help insure PTA funds are spent solely to support the mission of Georgia PTA. It was drafted using the guidelines proposed by the auditors and input from National PTA.
The Georgia PTA website has been updated to have an Upcoming Events/Calendar section at the bottom of the page to inform our members about important events. Dates/events of note coming up:
Feb. 17 PTA Founder's Day
Mar. 1 PTA Day at the Capitol
Mar. 4 PTA Day at the Hawks
Mar. 18 Reflections Reception at the High (by invitation)
May 6 PTA Day at the Braves
June 14-16 Convention Leadership Training
Local unit/Council Bylaw changes
Last year a change removing the option for co-vice presidents and limiting the number of vice presidents was imposed on local units and councils. At the Georgia PTA winter quarterly Board of Directors meeting, after listening to input from local unit, council and district leaders, that limitation was removed. Local units and councils now have the option to return to co-vice presidents or to have first, second, third, etc. vice presidents. We hope that allowing this flexibility will give each PTA the opportunity to implement what works best for them.
In order to keep you informed about what is happening with Georgia PTA, we will strive to improve our communication to you. Our Facebook page is updated regularly with notices, information about events, and articles of interest. We have also been updating the Georgia PTA website www.georgiapta.org with relevant information for our members. Lastly, we will strive to send out updates, like this one, every two weeks to help keep you informed about what's happening in Georgia PTA.
Georgia PTA Executive Committee
Lost Mountain MS PTSA - Cobb County SD, GA Street 700 Old Mountain Road Kennesaw, GA 30152