Announcements

  • DEVICE DROP-OFF & BELONGINGS PICK-UP: HMC-1 students with district-issued hot spots, iPads, and MacBooks must return those items to Smith-Hale or Ruskin during designated times May 27-30. 

    During this time you may also retrieve student belongings and return library books, etc. at the student's home school. See the district's flyer (PDF) or website calendar for details.

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  • SUMMER SCHOOL JUNE 1-25: Applications for summer school are now available online. Summer school will run June 1-25, Monday through Thursday and will be 100% online. The last day to submit student applications is May 15. More details are on the Summer School page.

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  • Listen as Dr. Merkerson reads excerpts from "Who is Barack Obama?" by Roberta Edwards.

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  • SCHOOL CLOSURES: Missouri Governor Mike Parson has mandated schools close for the remainder of the academic year. Students should continue learning through HMC-1's Flexible Learning Plan, available on the district website. Choice boards for the remainder of the year have been posted. Please watch your email and the website for additional announcements.

     
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  • Watch as Dr. Merkerson reads "Ada Twist, Scientist"  by Andrea Beatty.  Ada Twist is a young girl who wants to know HOW and WHy things work!

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  • MEAL CHANGES: HMC-1 is committed to providing meals to students as we navigate through this challenging time. Beginning Tuesday, March 31st, Grab & Go meals distribution will change. Meals will only be available at school sites, including the Johnson and Symington Elementary buildings, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to deliver Grab & Go meals through bus routes. This decision comes as we work to balance the needs of our students with the increased spread of the Coronavirus and the desire to keep our volunteers and staff members safe.  

    Meals will be available at:

    • Compass, Dobbs, Ervin, Freda, Ingels, Millennium, Ruskin, Truman and Warford

    • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

     Meals will be available at:

    • Johnson and Symington

    • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  

     Grab & Go bags will include lunch and breakfast items to last two or three days. Students must be present to receive a meal. Thank you for your patience and continued support as we go through this unprecedented time together. 

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  • FLEXIBLE LEARNING PLAN: Due to the mandate of school closures announced by Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, HMC-1 is closing all school buildings and suspending all activities through April 24. This includes in-person instruction, extra-curricular activities, and LINC programming.

     

    Starting Tuesday, March 24, all instruction will take place through a Flexible Learning Plan (i.e. virtual learning). There will be printed packets available for families without WiFi. Packets will be distributed March 24 between 7:00-10:00 am. and 4:00-6:00 pm at the Administration Center (5401 E. 103rd St.).

     

    Details about Flexible Learning, meals, and technology are available in our COVID-19 web section.

     

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  • PROPOSED CHANGES: HMC-1 is exploring changes to school start times and bus transportation. These changes will significantly reduce transportation costs by using fewer buses. If the Board of Education approves, the proposed changes would begin with the 2020-2021 school year.

    For more information and to provide your feedback, see our online feedback form. Responses will be accepted through April 1, 2020.

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  • Watch as Dr. Merkerson shares the March Principal's Book of the month with Ms. Long's 1st grade class! This month's book is "What Can You Do With a Paleta?" by Carmen Tafolla, illustrated by Magaly Morales.

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  • Parents - please share your thoughts about the No Tax Increase Bond by completing this survey. There will be two forums regarding the bond. One on March 5 at 6:00 pm at Millennium and one on April 2nd at 6 pm at Warford.

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  • Parents: Please take a moment and complete this survey to assist with the search for a new superintendent. The survey is also availalbe in Spanish, Arabic, and Urdu.

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  • Due to snow days, the following events have been rescheduled: Parent/Teacher conferences originally scheduled for February 13th have been rescheduled for March 4th from 12:40 - 6:40. Muffins with Mom is also rescheduled for March 4th at 8:00 am. Real Men Read is rescheduled for Friday, March 27th.

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  • PARENT SURVEY: As part of HMC-1's Title I program, we invite all our parents and guardians to complete the annual Title I Parent Evaluation Survey. Your responses will be used to help each school and the district improve instruction and programs. Surveys are available in English and Spanish and will close March 13, 2020.  
     
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  • Watch as Dr. Merkerson reads the Book of the Month, "The Bus Ride that Changed History" by Pamela Duncan to Ms. Warner's 3rd grade class. 

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  • Be sure to check out Dr. Merkerson's January book of the month over your winter break! This month he read "Across the Alley" by Richard Michelson to Ms. Beard's 2nd grade class. If you haven't yet, make sure you watch all of the fall semester videos while you're at it! 

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  • Watch Dr. Merkerson read "The Other Side" by Jaqueline Woodson to Ms. Beckemeier's 5th grade class! This month's book shows how being thoughtful of others can make a huge difference. 

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  • A reminder that our annual parent/guardian survey ends tomorrow. Please take a few moments and share your opinion.

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  • November means the holidays are nearly upon us! Start planning now to attend the Kindergarten-2nd grade Holiday Luncheon on November 19th! Parents of 3rd - 5th graders will have an opportunity in December to celebrate with your students!

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  • Listen as Dr. Merkerson reads November's Principal's Book of the Month, "The Colors of Us" by Karen Katz to Ms. Hall's 1st grade class!

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  • Did you know that your child has access to Mid-Continent Public Library resources through a student account? Visit the MCPL Student Access page for more information!

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  • Harvest Parties are on Thursday, October 31st! Your child may bring a treat to celebrate, but NO costumes will be allowed.

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  • PARENTS & GUARDIANS: It is time for our annual parent/guardian survey. This is your opportunity to provide important feedback on your child’s classroom environment, school/district leadership, safety, and more. We value your opinion and strongly encourage you to complete the survey by November 8.  

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  • Check out Dr. Merkerson's October Book of the Month "Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin." Listen as he reads excerpts to Ms. Fry's class!

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  • Reminder: There is NO school Friday September 27th so teachers can take part in Professional Development! We hope you enjoy the long weekend!

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  • Grits with grandparents was a huge success! Check out our Photo Gallery from the event!

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  • Parent Tech night is coming up on Tuesday September 10th! Come learn how your child is utilizing technology in the classroom and sign the 2019-2020 iPad agreement form! Mid-Continent Public Library will also be in attendance to inform you of all the resources at your child's fingertips at MCPL online!

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  • If you have not already had the pleasure of watching Dr. Merkerson read his Principal's Book of the Month for September, please head on over and do so! This month's book is "Freedom Summer" by Deboarh Wiles and illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue.

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  • 2019-2020 Principal's Letter from Dr. Merkerson. Read Dr. Merkerson's Principal's Letter

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  • Bus routes are posted on the Millennium website. Please review the bus route lists for Millennium at Santa Fe.

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