Welcome to CMS HAL

Welcome to the Central Middle School High Ability Learners Google Site! The High-Ability Learners (HAL) program at the middle school level is different from the elementary program. HAL at the middle level is not a pull-out program in which the students meet regularly with the HAL Facilitator. Instead the majority of differentiation takes place in the classroom under the guidance of the classroom teacher.

  • Students may meet with the HAL facilitator for special projects or units at various times throughout the year. Students also have the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities such as math competitions, quiz bowls, Battle of the Books, and the Scripps spelling bee. HAL students have the opportunity to attend seminars throughout the year.
  • Students who meet the preliminary qualifications for HAL testing will be tested using the Cognitive Abilities Test during the spring semester.
  • Click HERE for the Millard Public Schools HAL site.

Mrs. Kathie Guinan

CMS HAL Facilitator


HAL Informational Meetings

during Guided Study/Music periods:

Tuesday, 8/27, in Room 409

8th---12:30 p.m.

7th---Period 7

6th---Period 6

Upcoming Seminars:

8th Amphibian Conservation 8/29 (deadline 8/23)

6th Biodiversity 9/5 (deadline 8/22)

7th Animal Studies at the Zoo 8/18 (deadline 9/4)

6th Plum Creek Literacy Festival 9/20 (deadline 8/22)

8th Advanced Genetics 9/25 (deadline 9/11)

8th Advanced Forensics10/1 (deadline 9/17)

7th Genetics 10/2 (deadline 9/24)

7th DeSoto Refuge Conservation 10/8 (deadline 9/24)