Mrs. Tongia Jackson-Keith was honored at HWMS as Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Keith teaches 6th grade English Language Arts. Mrs. Keith's lessons are usually centered around meaningful research and rigorous projects. One of Mrs. Keith's many talents is to build a sense of community within her classroom. The students have a special bond that is evident in they way that they respectfully interact with one another, especially as they participate in project critiques. They have learned to give feedback to one another which encourages academic growth. Student achievement is evident in the quality writing that takes place in her classroom. Mrs. Keith shares ideas with her team and welcomes peer observations. Mrs. Keith has served as a TAP Mentor and makes a positive difference in the quality of instruction that takes place at HWMS.
Students of the Month at HWMS are selected because they exhibit strong character by making good choices and maintain high grades because they work hard in school. The students uphold the vision statement of HWMS by respecting themselves, others, and their environment. Teachers, parents, grandparents, and administrators gathered together to honor the Students of the Month. One child is selected from each grade level. Mr. Mike Stant, chief principal designee, and Mr. Dewayne Hamilton, transition facilitator, are the sponsors of the program. Students Honored: Catherine Meyers, Rebekah Meyers, Jaida DiMarco, London Thorn, Samuel Bell, Ladarrius Holliday, Amyah Lewis, Lashaun Jackson, and Matthew Cox
We cannot express the pride we had when watching our students perform for the Black History Program on Thursday, February 28. Our audience was in awe at the program! We would especially like to thank the Black History Program Committee: Michelle Hampton, Laqualla Hart, Sarah DeWeese, Chasity Joseph, and Mrs. Jessie Hart. These ladies did an excellent job in the preparation and development of the program. Mr. Lamar Marshall said, “I saw students inspired and ready for great things.” Our guest speaker, Mr. Louis Joseph, addressed our students about the history of Black History Month as well as expressing to them the importance of their education. It was a day in which memories were made. What an awesome day at HWEM!