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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...You're the Difference" (2014-2015)

"You hold the Keys...Unlock your Story" (2015-2016)

"The Heart of HMS...Is YOU!" (2016-2017)

“Create the change you wish to see in the world...Live the keys.” (2017-2018)

“Live Life with Purpose / Be a Difference Maker” (2018/2019)

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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

2018-2019 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"—focused on making an impact on our community and school through Community Impact Projects and Acts of Kindness.  The 8 Keys Poster Competition will be an opportunity for students to show what have learned about the 8 Keys at HMS.
                  Q1: Community Impact Project
                  Q2: Act of Kindness
                  Q3: 8 Keys Poster Competition
                  Q4: Community Impact Project

8th Grade Curriculum: Homerooms will focus on discussions about the 8 Keys of Excellence through short video based learning.  Discussions will be focused on developing an understanding of the 8 Keys and making in-depth connections to real world experiences, our community, and school.  After making connections to the 8 Keys, Teams will plan a Community Impact Project.  The focus of the 8 Keys curriculum is to encourage the multiple intelligences, teamwork, creativity, and most importantly, a personal understanding of the 8 Keys of Excellence.  Students will then plan a game for the Night of Excellence focused on one of the 8 Keys.  These experiences will provide our students with the opportunity to communicate and interact with each other, our staff, and our community.