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Character Education

Character Education 

"Be the Key...Key

...Pass It On" (2010-2011)
...Keep On Keepin' On" (2011-2012)
...Make A Difference" (2012-2013)
...Expand the Possible" (2013-2014)
"You're the Key...Your're the Difference" (2014-2015)
"You hold the Keys...Unlock your Story" (2015-2016)
"The Heart of HMS...Is YOU!" (2016-2017)

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"Through the 8 Keys of Excellence, I'm becoming a person who lives with respect, responsibility, integrity and compassion."

                                         Be the Key

2016-2017 School Year Schedule:

6th Grade Curriculum: An introduction to the "8 Keys of Excellence"
Hands-on experiences and heart-to-heart discussions will enhance the middle school experience and introduce the meaning of "living the key."

7th Grade Curriculum: A continuation and enrichment of the "8 Keys of Excellence" Quarter competitions will be opportunities to show what students know and have learned

8th Grade Curriculum: Putting into action the "8 Keys of Excellence"
will be an opportunity for students to show off what they know and have learned. Students will choose a key and showcase its attributes for parents and community members through creating an 8 Keys game to be played at the "Night of Excellence."

8th Grade Ted Talk Links

Daniel Pink's: "What's Your Sentence"

Amy Purdy: "Living Beyond Limits"

Sanjay Dastoor: "A Skateboard, With a Boost"

Thomas Suarez: "A 12-Year Old App Developer"

Drew Dudley: "Everyday Leadership" (Lollipop Moment)

Neil Pasricha: "3 A's of Awesome"

Kid President: "I Think We All Need a Pep Talk"

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