HTM Parent Calendar



Crisis Hotline Information
Any student who is experiencing thoughts of hurting himself or herself should come to the office and ask to speak with Ms. Henderson (grade 6) or Ms. Barron (grade 7). If a student or parent is concerned about another student at HTMS, please do the same. After school hours, students or parents should contact the Arkansas Crisis Hotline at 
1-888-274-7472 
for immediate assistance.

Please read the Warning Signs of Suicide for more information and guidance for suicide prevention.  Also, two great resources on suicide prevention are www.jasonfoundation.com and www.arcrisis.org.

A free smart phone app for students to use as a suicide prevention resource can be downloaded at A Friend Asks App

2017-18 Scheduling Information:

7th Graders
If you are a new student to HTMS, please look at HTMS 7th Grade Scheduling Information 2017.  All 7th grade students must have Introduction to Business Communications and Technology/Coding and a least one semester of PE.
           
6th Graders:
All sixth graders have 2 blocks or periods of English and Math and one period of Science and Social Studies.  Most 6th graders take one year of PE and have the 6th grade wheel:  12 weeks of Keyboarding, Art, and Music.


Counselors' Time in the Classroom

6th and 7th grade...
INTERNET SAFETY:
Check out www.nsteens.org/ and www.netsmartz.org/ 
for great information on how to keep yourself safe online.  Ms. Henderson and Ms. Barron remind all students to never give out or post your phone number or address to anyone online.


BULLYING:
Ms. Henderson and Ms. Barron talk with students about bullying and what to do if you see it happening during their time in the classroom.  Keeping all students safe at school, on the bus, or walking to the bus is very important to all of us at HTMS, so please talk to the counselors or any of the principals if you or anyone you know is experiencing bullying.  A good resource is the Springdale School District's District Bullying Policy.

TIPS for if you are bullied:
  1. Tell yourself it's not your fault.  No one deserves to be bullied.
  2. Stay in control.  Don't retaliate by fighting or bullying back.
  3. Tell the person or people who are bullying to stop.
  4. Avoid places or situations where bullying happens.  If you can't, be with a friend or where there is an adult nearby.
  5. Talk to a trusted adult:  your parents, a teacher, a principal, a counselor, any adult at school.
TIPS for if you see bullying occurring:
  • Don't take part in the bullying.  Don't laugh.  Don't watch.  Don't encourage.  Don't spread rumors.
  • Offer support to the person being bullied.  Talk to them, offer help, and keep the person company.
  • Take action against bullying.  Distract the person/people who is/are bullying.  Walk away with the person being bullied.  Tell the person/people who is/are bullying to stop.  Talk to a trusted adult about it.
CYBERBULLYING:  
Read Cyberbullying Tips for great information and advice on what to do if you are or someone you know is being cyberbullied.
I Am A Witness website Download the I Am A Witness emoji to use when you see bullying online.

Career Links



Arkansas Reality Check: Figure out the annual salary amount you will need to live! This is a great website that links annual salary with careers that match in that salary range. A real eye-opener!

www.tasseltime.com (username is "success" and password "17/18"): Great website to plan for college and plan and search for scholarships. Lots of great links to schools all over the nation. Lots of information for parents.

www.careerzone.ny.gov: Great website for all sorts of information about careers, especially in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields.

www.careerinfonet.org: Nice search engine for careers.

www.discover.arkansas.gov: Arkansas-specific career information and statistics. Online copy of Career Watch magazine.

HTMS Counselors

    
 6th Grade Counselor
Danielle Henderson
dhenderson@sdale.org
7th Grade Counselor
Heather Barron
hbarron@sdale.org


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Oct 9, 2017, 9:18 AM
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