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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.

Have You Moved?

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: 12/8/16

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

HS Choice Open Thru Dec. 21

HS Selection Window Now Open

Attention, All 8th-Grade Hamilton Students and Families!  The LBUSD High School Choice Application window opened Tuesday morning, meaning families can now register their students’ School of Choice, up through December 21.  

However, this MUST be done before the online application window CLOSES, which will be at 11:59 PM, Wednesday, December 21st

Simple Directions

The simple steps for parents to follow are:

  • Log into your ParentVUE account.
  • Click on the “School of Choice” tab at the lower left corner.  [Do NOT click on the Messages tab!!!]
  • Follow the on-screen prompts to register your child’s High School Choice.

Note that an instructional video is available within ParentVUE to help parents through the process. 

In addition, the trusty Long Beach Unified High School Choice team is available to help any parent or family register their Choice!  Just call them at the HS Choice Helpline, (562) 997-8306.

LBUSD's Specialized High School Preparatory Programs

Not all high schools are alike.  Not every high school has the best programs for a particular student!  

Take a look at a few of the specialized learning communities offered to students in Long Beach-area high schools:

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

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Hamilton Root of The Week

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    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!