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Our Mission

To guide every student in the journey toward academic excellence, personal success, and responsible citizenship.

Our Vision

A civil community of self-empowered learners inspired to succeed in all aspects of life.

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Did your family move recently? Do you have a new phone? Parents, please notify us of changes.  You can update the information yourself through ParentVUE (click the "Student Info" tab on the left side, then click "Edit Information").  Or, stop by our Counseling Office and complete a new Emergency Card to make the change.
Today: 5/29/17

2016-17 Bell Schedules

REGULAR BELL SCHEDULE (Monday through Friday!)

Warning Bell       8:55 am

Period 1    9:00 – 10:00

Period 2    10:05 – 11:01

Period 3    11:06 – 12:02

Lunch        12:02 – 12:37

Period 4    12:42 – 1:38

Period 5    1:43 – 2:39

Period 6    2:44 – 3:40

 

MINIMUM DAY (See the Calendar!)

Warning Bell    8:55 am

Period 1    9:00 – 9:43 

Period 2    9:48 – 10:31

Period 3    10:36 – 11:19

LUNCH     11:19 – 11:54

Period 4    11:59 – 12:42

Period 5    12:47 – 1:30

Period 6    1:35 – 2:18

What's A Blue Point?

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They say the best things in life are free.  If that's true, Blue Points must be the best thing ever!

Blue Points are virtual credits, given to Hamilton 8th graders for free just before they say goodbye to middle school, allowing them to participate in fun and enjoyable end-of-the-year activities.

These events are organized and supported by our staff and teachers.

The Blue Point Premiere

Every eighth grader received one full share of 175 "Blue Points" on April 24, at 9:00 am, after an assembly explaining the system.  Cost?  Absolutely free, gratis, no charge.

The 175 points students received were/are more than enough to clear each one for each and every full-class end-of-the-year activity (see list below).

Please do note that some activities require purchase of a ticket, to defray costs.  In such cases, ticket purchase is required on top of, and in addition to, clearance to participate.

What To Do Now (And What Not)

Blue Points are free, but what's important is to hang onto them!

Luckily, for the majority of students, no special effort is required to keep their Blue Points!  All the student must do is what they're already supposed to do.  Basically, that's be prompt, be prepared, be polite, and follow directions.

The sad part is when a staff member or teacher has compelling cause to deduct Blue Points from a student's account.  This happens when students are late, unprepared, impolite, or seemingly unable to follow directions.  

The Blue Point Pyramid, above, shows how clearance for various activities is granted and possibly lost as students lose increasing numbers of Blue Points. 

End-Of-Year Activities 

Here's the list of amazing and cool activities that our staff are offering qualified Blue Point holders this year:

  • Cal State Long Beach Field Trip, May 30.   Please bring $10 to cover sack lunch and transportation costs to your fourth period teacher before May 26.
  • Knott’s Berry Farm Trip, June 9.  Tickets for Knott’s Berry Farm are $47.  Last day to purchase Knott's tickets is June 2.
  • Ice Cream Social, June 12.  Free.  Ice cream will be distributed at the lunch benches to eligible students, after lunch.
  • In-House Movie, June 12.   Free.  After the ice cream party, in our Auditorium.
  • Marching to Promotion, June 15.  We love recognizing our happy and successful students each year.  This year will be especially exciting because we'll be conducting three promotions instead of one, to better accommodate students' guests in our Auditorium.  The ceremonies are scheduled for 9 AM, 11 AM, and 1 PM.

Important Notes 

  • All activities listed above require adherence to the standard Hamilton dress code, except students ARE encouraged to wear their Class of 2017 Hamilton T-shirt to end-of-year activities.   
  • Class of 2017 T-Shirts may be purchased for $15 through the Student Store Tuesdays and Thursdays until May 18.  The price goes up to $18 after May 18.  
  • You can purchase your 2017 Yearbook for $37 through the Student Store prior to May 18, or $40 thereafter.

 

2017 End-Of-Year Calendar - Hamilton MS

         May 4    -  T-Shirts, Knott's tickets, and Yearbooks go on sale.  
                          Knott's and CSULB permission slips due.
         May 18  -  Discount prices end on T-shirts, Knott's trip,
                          CSULB trip, and Yearbooks.  (Add $3 per item
                          on each price quoted above after May 18.)
         May 26  -  Last day to pay for CSULB
         May 30  -  Cal State Field Trip Per 3-Per 6
         June 2   -  Last day to buy Knott's tickets
         June 9   -  Knott’s Berry Farm 11 am - 8 pm
         June 12 -  Ice Cream Social Per 4
         June 12 -  In-House Movie  Per 5
         June 13 -  Non-Promoters Notified (Multiple F's)
         June 13 -  Academic Awards Night 6 pm-8 pm
         June 14 -  8th Grade Promotion Practice  Per 1-3
         June 15 -  8th Grade Promotion (morning)
         June 15 -  Last Day of School 
                          for 6th & 7th Graders (2:18 pm dismissal)

Hamilton Students Win In 2017 Spring School Games

by Thach Vu

Special Olympics Southern California recently hosted the 2017 LBUSD Spring School Games at Cabrillo High School, in which several elementary, middle, and high schools participated.

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Boy athletes from Hamilton line up to compete.
Girl athletes from Hamilton line up to compete.
Wheelchair athletes race to pick a winner.

Hamilton Middle School had about 40 students who won several 1st place ribbons and throwing competitions.  GO WOLVERINES!!!!

For many more photos from this excellent event, click to view the full gallery.

Grade 6 Parents! - Springtime Is A Great Time for Your Child's TDAP



Attention Parents/Guardians ... Is Your Child Ready for 7th Grade??

You must provide proof of a whooping cough (pertussis) immunization before your children can attend 7th grade!  This spring is a great time to get your 6th graders their TDAP immunization.

Atención Padres / Tutores ... Está listo su hijo para el Séptimo grado??

Debe proporcionar una prueba de immunización de whooping cough (pertussis) antes de que su hijo/a pueda atender el 7 grado.  La temporada de primavera seria un buen momento para obetener la vacuna TDAP. 

Our State Accountability Reports

Hamilton's Report Card

State law requires all public schools to create a School Accountability Report Card (SARC).  The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about your child's school.  Directions to Hamilton's SARC are attached.

Attachments:

  English

  Spanish

  Khmer

High School Readiness Index:  Are You Ready for High School?

Research shows the following factors strongly affect your chance of graduating from high school.  How well do they describe YOU?


 
  •   My Grade Point Average (GPA) is 2.5 or above.
  •   My attendance is at least 96% or better.
  •   I have no D's or F's in English/Language Arts.
  •   I have no D's or F's in math.
  •   I have not been suspended.

Q:  Why does attendance matter?
Less than half of middle school students who were absent 8 or more days in a school year ended up graduating high school.

Q:  Why does GPA matter?
Only 4% of those students who left middle school with less than a 2.0 GPA graduated high school.

Q:  Why do ELA/Math grades matter?
Only three percent of students who had D's / F's in middle school ELA and math graduated from high school.

Conclusion:  Your effort in Middle School sets the path for high school.  Do the right thing now!

Calendar of Events 2016-17

Take a look at a few of the exciting and wonderful things we are looking forward to, this year!:

 

Regular Day Dismissal Time - 3:40 pm

Minimum Day Dismissal Time - 2:18 pm

 

DATE

EVENT

 

 

August 31, 2016

First Day of School

Minimum Day; dismissal at 2:18 p.m.

 

 

September 5

Labor Day (School Closed)

September 8

Hamilton Back to School Night

Dismissal time 3:40 p.m.

September 20

Elementary Back to School Night

Dismissal time 3:40 p.m.

September 27

MINIMUM DAY 2:18 p.m.

 

 

October 4

High School Back to School Night

Minimum Day; dismissal at 2:18 p.m.

 

 

November 11

Veterans Day Holiday (School Closed)

November 18

Minimum Day 2:18 p.m.

November 21 - 25

Thanksgiving Recess One Week (School Closed)

 

 

December 23

Minimum Day 2:18 p.m.

 

December 26 – January 6

Winter Recess Two Weeks (School Closed)

 

 

January 16, 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (School Closed)

January 29

Fall Semester Ends

 

 

February 13

Lincoln Day (School Closed)

February 20

Washington Day (School Closed)

 

 

April 14

Admission Day (School Closed)

April 17-21

Spring Recess One Week (School Closed)

 

 

May 22 – 26

Public Schools Week

May 23

Middle School Open House

Minimum Day 2:18 p.m.

May 24

High School Open House

Minimum Day 2:18 p.m.

May 25

Elementary School Open House

Regular Dismissal Time

May 29

Memorial Day (School Closed)

 

 

June 15, 2017

Last Day of School/8th Grade Promotion

Minimum Day 2:18 p.m.

 

Approved: Kathy Cruz, Principal 8/23/16

Hamilton News

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Hamilton Root of The Week

Examples:

    Tryout Permission Slips

    Get Your Permission Slip Below! - Student athletes, would you like to try out for a Hamilton team?  Very cool!  To forestall liability concerns that may arise if you become injured or ill during tryouts, you must do the following:

    • Download and print the form at this link.
    • Get your parent/guardian to complete and sign it.
    • Return to the coach who's conducting the tryouts.

    Questions? Comments? Concerns?

    We love to hear from parents!  (Click here!)

    Preguntas? Comentarios? Preocupaciones?

    Nos encanta escuchar de los Padres!  (Haga click aqui!)

    Mobile App Center

    Smartphone Logo Click below for a scannable QR code that will send your Android or iOS device to the app install page!

    School Loop

    ParentVUE

    StudentVUE

    Online Math Support for Grades 6-12 Click Here.

    REDcards for Hamilton

    If you have a Target debit or credit card, did you know that Target will donate a portion of your purchases to Hamilton? 

     

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    Yes!  Our school has already received over $2,500 through this program.

    Taking responsibility for a debit or credit card is serious business!  Be sure to investigate the pros and cons of any card before you apply for one.  As an example, for the Target cards, you might look here, here, here, and here

    Finally, if you already have a Target card, or have decided that the benefits of having one outweigh the risks, click here or on the image above to apply.  And don't forget to enter Code 32321 to designate Hamilton MS as the beneficiary of your contributions!