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** TODAY, Dec. 19 ... 1-Hour Early Dismissal  **
** Students releaesd at 1:20pm **

Happy Winter Break! See you back on Jan. 5
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What's Happening at Hamilton

Help SDOT create more safe routes to school

Hamilton parents and community members who are concerned about traffic patterns and pedestrian safety should respond to the City's latest effort to crowdsource information about problem areas.  The city has set up a wikimap so that the public can provide feedback.

From SDOT:
We want to know where people are speeding, where people fail to stop for pedestrians or where crossing and/or sidewalk improvements are needed... The feedback you provide will be used to prioritize future infrastructure investments, enforcement activities, and educational outreach. In fact, SDOT will develop conceptual designs for 12 locations selected through this exercise and we will build each of these improvements over the next few years.


Hamilton Open House - January 29, 2015

Hamilton International Middle School welcomes prospective families to campus on Thursday, January 29 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Families will be able to explore the building, speak with teachers and current students and gather information about the opportunities available at HIMS. Hamilton does not provide daytime tours or student shadow opportunities.  




HIMS Spirit Wear Store is Open for Business!

Just in time for holiday shoping, all are invited to visit the HIMS Spirit Wear Store!

http://fieldhouse.com/Stores/FHShop1.aspx?PON=75030

Be sure to bookmark it and visit throughout the year to find HIMS T-Shirts, Outerwear, Hoodies, Caps and more, with delivery straight to your home.

Happy Spirit Shopping!



New @ the HIMS Library!


Jordan, her service dog Baker, her nurse Emma and her sister Jessica are excited about traveling to Arizona where they will visit an Arabian horse show and stay at a real dude ranch. But their adventure quickly turns into a mystery when a horse goes missing at the show and strange things keep happening at the ranch. Can the girls and Baker solve the mystery?

Thank you to Pepper Swanson for donating this book to our library!







Graphic novel featuring:


• LCSI: Roanoke: Lost Colony Scene Investigation • From Revolution to Declaration: An ANN Special Report • The Seneca Falls Convention • “Westward Ho!” • Fort Sumter’s Last Stand • The Importance of Buffalo • Jeannette Rankin: First Woman in Congress • We’re Off to See the Pres • Seeking Shelter • The Lottery • May Day • Life of Chad • All Work and No Play




American Heroes is an anthology of 50 biographical portraits of key American figures people whose heroism has in some way shaped American society. This group of great Americans was not famous or successful merely by the standards of their own time. Something about their achievements, whether familiar or not, transcends their time to make their greatness resonate throughout history.

Interest Level: 5-8
Reading Level: 7.7
Subjects: Heroes, United States Biography


Number 47, a fourteen-year-old slave boy growing up under the watchful eye of a brutal master in 1832, meets the mysterious Tall John, who introduces him to a magical science and also teaches him the meaning of freedom.

Interest Level: YA
Subjects: Slavery Fiction, African Americans Fiction, Plantation life Fictionl, Freedom Fiction, Magic Fiction, Georgia History 1775-1865 Fiction, Historical fiction





If human beings disappeared instantaneously from the Earth, what would happen? How would the planet reclaim its surface? What creatures would emerge from the dark and swarm? How would our treasured structures--our tunnels, our bridges, our homes, our monuments--survive the unmitigated impact of a planet without our intervention? In his revelatory, bestselling account, Alan Weisman draws on every field of science to present an environmental assessment like no other, the most affecting portrait yet of humankind's place on this planet.
• Time #1 Nonfiction Book of 2007
• Entertainment Weekly #1 Nonfiction Book of 2007
• Finalist for the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award
• Salon Book Awards 2007
• Amazon Top 100 Editors' Picks of 2007 (#4)
• Barnes and Noble 10 Best of 2007: Politics and Current Affairs
• Kansas City Star's Top 100 Books of the Year 2007
• Mother Jones' Favorite Books of 2007


Check out these books and more at the HIMS Library!




PE Waiver Forms

** Completed P.E. Waiver forms were due Monday, Dec. 1.  Students have until the end of the school year to complete their hours, but a completed plan must be submitted asap  **

It is time for students who are enrolled in two (2) year-long elective classes to complete their Physical Education waiver forms. This contract allows those students to waive the PE requirement, so long as they complete 60 hours of directed physical activity.

Information on submitting a PE Waiver will be going home with students, or you can download the form
HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Peila in the Registrar's office at
elpeila@seattleschools.org




Fall 2014 YMCA/HOST Registration

Families can now visit the YMCA HOST page on the Hamilton website to register for Fall 2014 HOST classes. Hamilton students have also received a HOST form with class descriptions and registration instructions (this is NOT a registration form).

Hawk Out of School Time (HOST) programs are offered through the YMCA at Hamilton. HOST classes will take place at Hamilton Int. Middle School.  Fall HOST programs run Monday – Thursday, from 2:30 – 4:30pm, with the exception of early release days.  Classes are offered in the areas of academic assistance, recreation, and enrichment.  Academic classes and the HIMS Yearbook Club will be offered free of charge, while all other classes will have a fee.  Snack and transportation (to most areas) are included with HOST classes.
 
Registration opened online at 2:00pm on Monday, September 15. Families are encouraged to sign up soon, as some classes will fill up quickly! For additional information, contact Liz Chase in the YMCA Community Learning Center at
eachase@seattleschools.org or (206) 252-5831.

** NOTE: Scholarships are available, but funds are limited. Please contact Liz Chase for more information.





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