December’s Terrific Third Thursday

Tomorrow, Thursday, December 21, is our December Terrific Third Thursday!

Looking for something to do over Winter Break? It’s time for another HHMS Jump Night at Altitude Trampoline Park! Between 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Thurs, Dec 21, our students, friends and family can jump for TWO hours for only $13.00 (including socks), or double your fun and buy back to back passes and let them stay for FOUR hours for $26! For every jump wrist bracelet you purchase, we get $5 for our school. Let’s take over the Park with our HHMS students! Thanks for supporting our school with physical activity for our kids! Check out the event page on FB at

Also remember to stop by the State St. Chick-Fil-A for Spirit Day all day! Dine-in, carry-out, and drive-through all qualify. Just remember to tell them your order is for HHMS Spirit Day so our PTO benefits from a portion of your total.

And now for some updates on our Kroger Receipt contest and Texas Roadhouse Gift Card sales:

Mrs. Boehlein took 1st place in the Kroger Receipt contest with a $50 gift card to Kroger. Oour 2nd & 3rd place winners, each receiving a $25 gift card to Kroger were Ms. Meunier and Ms. Paul. Congrats to these teachers, and thank you all for supporting our school by adding it to your plus card.

The Texas Roadhouse Gift Card sale was very successful, thanks to our families! The winning class who will get a TX Roadhouse Dessert party is Mr. Campbell’s 5th grade class! The gift basket winners were: 5th grade Campbell, 6th grade Morris, 7th grade Brewer, and 8th grade Kessans. We had four students who won Amazon gift cards and they are:

First place with a $100 gc is: Kaylee Walker

2nd place with a $75 gc is: Coy Busick

3rd place with a $50 gc is: Jayden Piper

Christian McQuigg also won an Amazon Gift card for selling over $1000 in giftcards for TX Roadhouse!

Hope to see you on Sunday, January 7th any time from 11-7 for a HHMS Jag Pride Day at TX Roadhouse, and until then, we hope all our families have a wonderful holiday break!


Snowballs and Cocoa Tomorrow!

PTO will be providing snowball donuts and cocoa tomorrow, Dec 19, for the last day of school. Students and volunteers–wear your ugliest sweaters for the occasion!


Texas Roadhouse Gift Card Update

Parents, please be on the lookout for TX Roadhouse gift cards coming home on Friday, Dec. 15. They will be in your child’s backpack. Make sure you ask for them and make sure they are there. If you have any questions, please email
Once again, we cannot thank you enough for your support. We sold over $23,000 in gift cards this season. Hope to see you on Sunday, January 7 at TX Roadhouse in your HHMS Spiritwear eating and enjoying good food! 10% of your total bill will be returned to HHMS.


Snowballs and Cocoa

Just a reminder that we will be providing hot chocolate and donuts for students at our Snowballs and Cocoa event next Tuesday, December 19. We still have volunteer opportunities available; if you can help, please sign up at Thank you to all who have signed up so far!


December Newsletter and Upcoming Events

Jag Families

Our December Newsletter is available at December2017newsletter

We also have several upcoming events:

This week: HHMS is still collecting food items for families in need this holiday season. To see what the various grades are collecting, see the flier at

Thursday, December 7 from 3:45-5 is our next Random Acts of Kindness meeting. All interested students are invited to attend. Student club permission forms are available in the office or at the meeting if your student hasn’t already turned one in.

Friday, December 8: If you forgot to turn in your TX Roadhouse gift card envelopes, don’t worry, you still can! They are due this Friday, December 8 by noon. All gift cards are personalized to say HHMS! Thanks for your help making this a success!

Friday, December 15 we will be providing drinks and desserts for our wonderful HHMS teachers. If you can donate a dessert, please email Hospitality Chair Mary Ritchie at

Tuesday, December 19, PTO will be treating students to hot cocoa, toppings and “snowball” doughnuts at lunch this Tuesday, December 19. We are in need of parents/grandparents to help serve. If you can help, sign up at


PTO Meeting and Desserts for Teachers

Tomorrow, December 4 will be our next PTO meeting at 4pm in the school library. We’re having a special ugly sweater theme–wear an ugly sweater for a chance at a prize and bring a dozen cookies to share!  See the attached flier; we hope to see you there! ugly sweater meeting-1

This week, December 4-8, there will be a food drive at school to help families in need this holiday season. Items should be turned in to homeroom/1st period teacher. See the attached flier for items to donate: food drive letter

Thursday, Dec 7 will be the next Random Acts of Kindness Club meeting. Any student interested should meet in the school library, and the meeting will run from 3:45-5pm.

December 15 we will be providing drinks and desserts for our wonderful HHMS teachers. If you can donate a dessert, please email Hospitality Chair Mary Ritchie at

We hope everyone has a wonderful week!


End of Week Wrap Up

Tomorrow, Friday December 1 is the last day to turn in your TX Roadhouse Envelopes for swag. Any purchase between $5-$5,00000000 gets one free swag cup! Don’t forget to buy your gift cards to use at our School Spirit Day Sunday, January 7 ALL DAY AT the Clarksville TX Roadhouse. The teacher who has the most gift cards purchased for their class gets a TX Roadhouse Swag basket including a $25 gift card, seasonings from TX Roadhouse. The winning class gets a dessert party compliments of TX Roadhouse! If you need an order form you can get it here: txroadhouse2017

Tomorrow, Friday December 1 is also the last day to purchase Ski Club Master the Mountain (MTM) passes. After this date these passes cannot be purchased at all. You will then have to buy day passes which do not include lessons or gear. Purchase these for $149 while you can!

Monday, December 4 is our next PTO meeting at 4pm in the HHMS library. And this meeting is going to get a little CRAZY! Don your best UGLY sweater and bring a dozen cookies to enjoy and exchange. The meeting will be short and sweet so the focus can be on FUN and FESTIVITIES. Prize for the BEST (or WORST-however you look at it) sweater!


Texas Roadhouse Gift Cards (and swag!)

Need stocking stuffers this holiday season? Buy Texas Roadhouse gift cards for gifts through our PTO! 20% of every gift card purchased goes back to our school. There will be free swag handed out this week ONLY for anyone who turns in a gift card purchase between $5-$5,000! Students should turn in envelopes to the PTO table in the commons at lunch.


Ski Club and Texas Roadhouse Gift Cards

Just a reminder that the HHMS Paoli Peaks Ski Club Registrations are due by Friday, December 1. For program information and registration form, visit . Families who have joined in the past have found it to be lots of fun, and the deep discount is a huge bonus!

Also, we are once again offering Texas Roadhouse Gift Cards for order this holiday season. Information was sent home with students last week, but if you did not receive the flier, you can get a copy here: TX Roadhouse Flyer2018 The deadline for orders is Thursday, December 7, but orders turned in the week of November 27-December 1 will be eligible for incentives. Texas Roadhouse Gift Cards make great stocking stuffers, and 20% of the sales goes back to PTO to fund our programs–win win! Orders will be distributed at school on December 15. If you have questions, email


November’s Terrific Third Thursday

It’s that time of month again: tomorrow is Terrific Third Thursday! Tomorrow, Thursday, November 16–Box Tops, and Chick-Fil-A, and Kroger shopping, Oh My!

Box Tops: Remember to trim and put in a baggie with the student’s name on a slip of paper inside (writing the name on the outside of the baggie tends to rub off).

Chick-Fil-A: Dine-in, carry-out, and drive-through all qualify. Just remember to tell them your order is for HHMS Spirit Day so our PTO benefits from a portion of your total.

Kroger Shopping: Remember to tie your Kroger Card to HHMS PTO, and we earn a portion of every purchase!  Remember we are running a fun contest for teachers until December 1–Write your teacher name at the top of your Kroger receipts showing the HHMS PTO number, and turn in to the PTO box in the commons to help your teacher win a Kroger gift card! For more information on this contest, see our flier here: Kroger Teacher Competition STUDENT FLYER If you haven’t yet tied your Kroger Card to HHMS PTO, there are detailed instructions available here: Kroger Rewards Program How-To .


Fall Harvest Party

There will be a Fall Harvest Party this Friday, November 17 immediately following dismissal until 5:30pm for grades 5/6 and from 6:30-8pm for grades 7/8. Wristbands for the party will be $5 and must be purchased before school on November 16 or November 17.  More information: Harvest Party Flyer


Ski Club, and Spirit Wear, and Talent Show, Oh My!

Jag families,

We discovered an error in our Ski Club flier that went out yesterday. We have updated it and added a Frequently Asked Questions sheet as well. You can see both the FAQ and registration form at

Spirit Wear orders are due this Friday, November 10. If your student did not bring home a flier or misplaced it, the form is available at Spirit Wear November 2017 . Checks should be made payable to HHMS PTO.

And finally, does your middle schooler have talent? Do you want to see talented kids perform? Would you like to help kids in our community help other kids in our community have a great Christmas? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then join us for the 6th Annual HHMS Got Talent Talent Show benefiting Miles for Merry Miracles and the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. For more info contact Teresa Hebert at This youth produced talent show has raised about $10k in 5 years to help Angel Tree kids in Southern Indiana! The Talent Show flier is available here:

And participation form is here:


Paoli Peaks Ski Club Info

For those who were unable to make it to the Ski Club informational meeting last night, we have registration information available here:

Paoli Peak 2017_18 Registration.doc-1


Finishing This Week Strong

Two big events are coming up:

Altitude Trampoline Park: This month’s HHMS Jump Night is tomorrow, Nov. 2 from 5-9pm. Prices (which include socks) are $13 for 2 hours or $26 for 4 hours. HHMS PTO receives $5 back for every jump pass sold!

Holiday Bazaar:  We are still very much in need of 5-7 volunteers to help set up for the Holiday Bazaar on Friday, November 3 at 3:30pm. If you can help, please email Elizabeth Jekel at The Holiday Bazaar will take place on Saturday, November 4 from 9am-2pm, showcasing 70 venders–get a jump start on your holiday shopping! We will have concessions available, as well as a prize drawing.


Upcoming Events

Things are busy busy busy at HHMS. Here are some important upcoming events:

Healing Place donations: We will collect gently used adult clothing, personal care items, socks, hats, and gloves tomorrow, Friday October 27 in both the gym and Commons.

Random Acts of Kindness Club: Any student interested in being a part of this club can find an info sheet in the school office, and there will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, November 1 at 3:45pm in the library.

Altitude Trampoline Park: HHMS Jump Nights are the 1st Thursday of the month. Our next jump night will be Nov. 2.

Holiday Bazaar: We will need 5-7 volunteers to help set up for the Holiday Bazaar on Friday, November 3 at 3:30pm. If you can help, please email Elizabeth Jekel at The Holiday Bazaar will take place on Saturday, November 4 from 9am-2pm, showcasing 70 venders–get a jump start on your holiday shopping! We will have concessions available, as well as a prize drawing.(Note: We are sold out of booth spaces).

Paoli Peaks Ski Club: There will be an informational meeting Nov. 6 in the library and at lunch times; Information will be available via the school’s front desk and PTO Website.

Spirit Wear orders: Order forms will go home tomorrow, and the due date will be Friday, November 10.

TX Roadhouse Gift Cards: Information will be distributed Nov. 15/16 via 7th period teachers. Collection will be during lunch Nov. 27 – Dec. 1 with FREE meal and swag given out then and there for students who turn in orders.


Monthly PTO Newsletter

We have lots of information in this month’s newsletter, and lots of upcoming events! Check out the newsletter here: Nov 2017 newsletter


Red Ribbon Week 2017

HHMS Red Ribbon Week is this week!

Monday, October 23 Theme: Red-y to be Drug Free
What to wear: Wear red

Tuesday, October 24 Theme: Team Up Against Drugs
What to wear: Wear your favorite sports team jersey/shirt

Wednesday, October 25 Theme: Give Drugs the Boot
What to wear: Wear your favorite boots

Thursday, October 26 Theme: Don’t Let Drugs Mix You Up
What to wear: Wear mismatch clothes

Friday, October 27 Theme: Follow your dreams…Stay Drug Free
What to wear: PJ’s


Red Ribbon Week Community Outreach

For the past couple of years, HHMS PTO has partnered with local community organizations as part of our Community Outreach Program which helps build awareness of community needs and connects our students with their larger community. This fall for Red Ribbon Week, HHMS PTO is partnering with The Healing Place, a local recovery program that provides both housing and treatment free of cost for those suffering from addition. We will be collecting much needed items for this program on Thursday, October 26 and Friday, October 27. Please see the attached flier for more information or email our Community Outreach Chair Amanda Beam at Thank you!



Movie Night Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, Friday Oct 20, Floyd Central Dance Marathon is hosting a Movie Night after school Friday, October 20th in the auditorium at Highland Hills. The movie will be the Lego Batman Movie. Admission is $5 and includes popcorn and bottled water. All proceeds benefit Riley Children’s Hospital. Pick up after the movie is around 6:15.


Terrific Third Thursday Tomorrow!

It’s 3rd Terrific Thursday tomorrow! (Where does time go????) Eat at Chick-Fil-A all day, dine-in, dine-out, carry-out. Just remember to tell them you’re there for HHMS so we get a portion of your purchase.

NEW NINE WEEKS BOXTOPS Competition: Top 15 kids in the SCHOOL get a free Domino’s Pizza. Top class in the school gets a pizza party.

Boxtops must be in baggies of 25 labeled with student name and 7th period teacher. Sharpies wipe off—so please put information on a piece of paper in the bag. NO EXPIRED BOXTOPS will be accepted and will lower total count of entries for student. Due date will be Thursday, Dec. 14.

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