What's Happening at Hamilton
Please join us on Tuesday, May 21 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. for our final PTSA General Meeting of the school year. Two important items on the agenda include voting in next year's board and signing off on next year's budget.
After a brief update from Principal Watters, we hope you'll stay for Change & Chocolate: Climate Reality for Families. HIMS parent Michael Foster, a member of Al Gore's The Climate Reality Project, will present the most recent data on how humans have changed the climate, the observed impacts, and what you as a family can do. Local company Theo Chocolate believes fully in climate change and has partnered with Michael to share their fair trade chocolate with you!
6:45-7:00 p.m. Snacks and socializing - Theo chocolate bars for first 100 people
7:00-7:30 p.m. PTSA elections, budget approval, and news
7:30-7:40 p.m. Hamilton update from Principal Cindy Watters
7:40-9:00 p.m. Climate Change Presentation followed by Q & A
Questions? Please contact Linda Joss
Save the Date for FIESTA LATINA!
FREE SUMMER MEALS AND SNACKS
The Summer Meals Program feeds kids and teens 18 years and under. Sites are located at places such as schools, parks, and community centers. The location, serving days and times of a site nearest you can be found by accessing these resources:
MAP TESTING APRIL 22-JUNE 7
School-wide MAP (Measurement of Academic Progress) testing will take place April 22 – June 7. Students will take the MAP Assessment in their language arts and math classes. More information about MAP can be found on the district MAP FAQ page. MAP assessments will not be given to students during the MSP testing window (April 29-May 3).
END OF COURSE EXAMS
Students enrolled in Algebra 1, Geometry and Biology will take End of Course exams during the last few weeks of school. End of Course exams (EOCs) are required for students to be eligible for a Washington State high school diploma. More information about EOCs can be found at the OSPI End of Course Exam Information page.
The tests will be administered over the course of three days. Most students will be taking their tests in their math/science classrooms, during their math/science periods. The testing schedule is as follows:
Algebra 1: Tuesday May 28, Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday May 30
Geometry: Tuesday May 28, Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday May 30
Biology: Tuesday June 4, Wednesday June 5, and Thursday June 6
As there will be no make-up testing for the EOCs, it is critical for your students to attend school on all three the days of the EOC testing. If they are absent and are unable to complete the test, there will be more opportunities to take it in its entirety in high school, but not during the current school year.