Our 5th grade students recently celebrated the Annual Eloquence Day with a dining experience at Boatwerks in Holland.  Students enjoyed a gourmet dinner with all the trimmings and had an opportunity to practice their manners.  We wanted to say thank you to all the teachers, parents, and community members who helped make this annual event another huge success.  We also wanted express our appreciation to our community partners who made this event possible.  Please consider supporting them and their businesses as they have supported our kids!

GOLD Sponsors:

Macatawa Plumbing                             Jeff Kragt Construction

SILVER Sponsors:

Life Expressions Decor                        Bob Walter Builders                       Graafschap Hardware          

Brian Cook Builders             Lukas Gooding              Back 40 Trading Co.            Secure Roofing

BRONZE Sponsors:

Patricia Flick                                         S & T Mulligan                                Mick and Shawn Shaw

                            

 

                                                                              

Your Support is what makes this all possible, thank you!

HMS Technology Guidelines

We are continuing to maintain our guidelines implemented last year and not allow the use of personal communication devices in our building during the school day.  This policy was communicated out via SchoolConnects at the beginning of the year.  You may also view our guidelines by clicking the link below.  

HMS Personal Technology Guidelines

Technology Tools

We have been working with students and families here at HMS to educate our kids on the problems associated with technology and social media.  Listed below are some of the communications we have shared with our families along with some other useful links and tools.  Please let us know if you have questions or would like additional information

Family Tech Communication 4/28/17

Family Tech Update 5/2/17

Looking for More Information on the Addictive Nature of Technology?  Check out the Links Below:

Brain Hacking from CBS 60 Minutes

The Millennial Question with Simon Sinek

Useful Tools for Limiting Technology Access at Home:

unGlue App  - Great app to limit screen time with parental controls https://www.unglue.com/

OpenDNS - Family Internet Shield.  Includes free and inexpensive options to filter home internet. https://www.opendns.com/home-internet-security/

More Resources

West Michigan Digital Forensics Unit -Useful videos on How to Set Up Parental Controls on Personal Devices

 

 

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