21st Century Digital Learners
OCPS School of Innovation
Florida 'A' Rated School
5 Star School

13400 Town Loop Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32837
(407) 858-4620
Hunter's Creek Middle School
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
     

At our Evening of Champions Drive-Thru Edition this month! Please see highlights below.
We hope that you are enjoying a safe and restful summer break. Although we are well into the summer break, we are still celebrating the accomplishments of our eagles! We included in this issue the photos from our end of school Evening of Champions Drive-Thru Edition. We recognized 200 students for their academic achievements and impactful leadership at HCMS.

We have been busy getting ready for the new school year to start in August. Due to remaining uncertainties regarding the opening of schools, we will continue to follow the latest news. Please visit https://www.ocps.net/home and https://hunterscreekms.ocps.net/ to stay informed.  
 
Please remember that the visitor hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, at all schools and district offices. All visitors are still required to make an appointment prior to their visit to conform with health and safety requirements. All buildings are closed on Fridays.

Happy 4th of July!

Stay safe! Be healthy!

Joumana   
 
Pictured very top:  Sharanya Chatterjee with her parents at the Evening of Champions. Sharanya was the recipient of many awards including the inaugural HCMS Hall of Fame award for her numerous accomplishments during her time at HCMS

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Content & Upcoming Events

In This Issue (Click link to access) 

Yearbooks
Summer Meals
Summer Assignments
eBooks for Summer Reading
Evening of Champions
Summer Chess
Get Involved!
Update Contact Info.
7th Grade Vaccinations
Physical Education
Summer Boys & Girls Club (Virtual)
Summer Safety
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Dates to Watch For: 

June 15th:
2019-20 final report cards became available on Skyward
July 7th:
OCPS school board workshop on school reopening - details
August 7th-9th:
Florida's back-to-school sales tax holiday period - details

OCPS 2020-21 Calendar

(As of June 2020) 
 
 
Cars lined up as our Evening Champions event gets underway. Please see highlights below and thank you again to everyone that participated!
   
Yearbooksyearbooks 

Yearbooks have arrived! If you did not get the chance to pick up your pre-ordered yearbook, please call the office at 407-858-4620. Extra yearbooks are still available. The cost is $35.  
 

Summer Mealssummermeals 
 
 
Summer Assignmentssummerassignments 

Summer Reading and Math information can be found on the school website hunterscreekms.ocps.net under the "Students" tab.

The reading assignment includes reading two books of the student's choice. Information, requirements, and resources are available on the "Students: Summer Reading" page on the website - https://hunterscreekms.ocps.net/students/summer_reading 

The math assignment depends on the class your student will be taking during the 2020-2021 school year. If you are not sure, please contact your student's counselor. The packets are available on the "Students: Summer Math" page on the website - https://hunterscreekms.ocps.net/students/summer_math 

Don't take a "summer slide" and lose academic achievement; practice your reading and math over the summer!

 
SSYRA eBooks Available!ssyraebooksforsummer

The 2020 SSYRA (Sunshine State Young Readers Association) books are now available as ebooks through Destiny Discover! Go to Launchpad, next go to Follett Destiny, and then search for the titles. Perfect for summer reading! (All are available except New Kid by Jerry Craft.)

* Please click here for a quick overview of each of the 15 SSYRA books for this school year.


Evening of Champions Highlightseveningofchampions2

On May 29th, we held our final event of the year: 2020 Evening of Champions Drive-Thru Edition. Evening of Champions is our annual award ceremony celebrating students' academic and other successes!

Presentation of awards:

* Must be signed in under @students.ocps.net account to access


Summer Chesschesstournament 

Throughout the summer, all middle school students with active ChessKid accounts can join online tournaments. Join through your ChessKid account on Launch.

Congratulations to Sachit Rajkumar for placing 2nd place in an OCPS Secondary Schools Chess Tournament!
 
Get Involved!
These are two extremely valuable groups that contribute a great deal to both HCMS students and teachers every year!getinvolved

SAC
Want to be part of the 2020-2021 HCMS School Advisory Committee? If so, you can join now! Email Mrs. Liesl Hernandez, Assistant Principal, at Liesl.Hernandez@ocps.net to join.


PTSA
HCMS PTSA is also looking for more members, including those interested in possibly being on the board. Join HCMS PTSA now! Email ptsa.hcms@gmail.com to receive information.


Update Contact Informationcontactinfoupdate

Please help us make sure we have your correct contact information! If anything has changed and needs to be updated or if you want to check that what we have is correct, please email hunterscreek_ms@ocps.net or call us at 407-858-4620.
 
 
7th Grade Vaccinesseventhvaccines

OCPS parents of rising 7th grade students, the state of Florida requires that all students entering 7th grade must have the Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) immunization.
Your child MUST have this immunization in order to start the 7th grade. We want to let you know the Florida Department of Health in Orange County is offering a special session for 7th grade students to receive their required Tdap vaccine at no charge starting May 18. To schedule an appointment please call 407.723.5004 and press 2. For information you can visit orange.floridahealth.gov

Your child's immunization will be documented on the updated form you will need to submit to your child's school before they can attend class for the 2020-21 school year. This is also an excellent opportunity to have your child's immunization records reviewed by a health care provider to ensure your child's vaccines are up-to-date.

Please send a copy of your updated records to our Registrar, Michelle Flynn, via email at 126137@ocps.net

Physical Educationphysicaled 

All HCMS students take PE as an elective per Florida Statute 1003.455. If you wish for your student to not take PE, a PE waiver is required. This waiver can be found on our website: https://hunterscreekms.ocps.net/academics/subject_areas/physical_education

Orange County Library System Summer Reading Programs
 
 
The OCLS summer programs are entirely online this year! Information at https://www.ocls.info/teen-summer-reading-program-2020  
 
Boys and Girls Club Virtual Summer Campboysandgirlsclubvirtual

Hello everyone,

Since our summer camp will be virtual this year, we have decided to make it extra fun by implementing a variety of exciting hands-on activities! With so many sessions to choose from, you can customize your child's summer camp experience by mixing and matching activities to tailor the summer to your child's interests. The best part about these online courses is that you'll be able to access them from anywhere; no matter where you live you can choose your own adventure this Summer. (If accessing the sessions by phone, you will need to download the Cisco Webex app.)

Your child can attend as many of the online sessions as they'd like once you have registered them for the program at (bgcafterschoolzone.org) and you have completed the parental consent form that can be found here: https://forms.gle/DTj4nB4KP4zfYcfk7

In order to make the program even more appealing for our members, there will be free prizes and giveaways just for participating! There will be opportunities for members to win tons of exciting prizes such as Adidas and Champion backpacks, Vera Bradley lanyards, video games, basketballs, soccer balls, volley balls, Sunshine State books, and so much more. The more sessions that your child attends, the greater the odds are of winning prizes! Students will also be able to win prizes by taking part in the various competitions that we will be hosting. There will be something for everyone! An exciting summer of endless possibilities is just a click away. Get your child signed up today! Remember, your first step is to register your child for the program and fill out the parental consent form. Once you have completed these items, we will email you the links that will grant you access to our online sessions (please do not share these links because they are available for registered members only).

For more information, please watch the Boys & Girls Club Summer Zone Powtoon at https://www.powtoon.com/s/d6ZvXcFQqus/1/m If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out!

Shedrick Copeland
Administrative Dean
Hunters Creek Middle School
Boys & Girls Club Site Coordinator Shedrick.copeland@ocps.net

 
Escapades- In these online sessions, students can participate in a variety of activities. From video games to board games to gaming tournaments, to cosplay, the possibilities are endless.  We also have plans to host online tournaments with some of your favorite games such as Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, or Minecraft. In addition to that, students will also have the opportunity to take part in some arts and crafts activities.  We will offer paint-a-longs and other virtual crafting opportunities designed to bring out your creative side.

Yoga/Meditation- During these sessions, students will find a greater sense of awareness and a deeper sense of relaxation. Practicing yoga and meditation is a great way to destress, build strength, become more flexible, get in tune with your body, and boost your overall well being. Sign up for these online sessions to learn about these and other healthy lifestyle habits in order to set a foundation for a fit future.

Pathfinder- These sessions are designed to bring our members together.  Here students will get to know each other, make new friends, connect with old friends, and take part in a variety of team building activities through games, trivia, and other fun activities.

Fitness Fix- If you are just itching to be active and get moving, then these are the sessions for you!  Here students will take part in a variety of exercise/fitness activities designed to condition your body and get yourself physically fit.  Here students will take part in a variety of activities such as burpees, push-ups, abdominal exercises, lunges, squats, jumping jacks, and other exercises designed to strengthen and tone your body.

Minecraft- Calling all Minecraft fans!!!  In these online sessions, the world is yours for the making. If you can dream it, you can build it! Sign up for these online sessions to play with friends in your own Minecraft worlds! You will prepare for an adventure of limitless possibilities as you build, mine, battle mobs, and enjoy the ever-changing Minecraft landscape.

NBA 2K/Madden, Nintendo Switch tournaments- Do you think you have what it takes to beat the best of the best? Our fun and exciting tournaments will let you dive deeper into your favorite games, improve your skills, make new friends, and feel the glory of defeating your competition.

Basketball Skill Sessions- Who is up for shooting some hoops?  In our online basketball sessions, we will focus on providing you with outstanding training on the skills, tactics, techniques and drills of basketball. Sign up for sessions to help improve your shooting, passing, ball handling, and footwork.

Curious Minds- Here our members will have the opportunity to take part in interactive games that will peak their curiosity in areas such as Math, Science and Engineering. Here our members will create and explore, while enjoying the learning process, implementing our critical thinking skills, and applying analytical skills that will carry over into the classroom.

Social issues/inclusion- This is a platform where kids can come and discuss topics that are relevant in today's world with being judged or criticized. The main purpose for these sessions are to have open honest discussions and to serve as a safe place for students.
 
Summer Safety Reminders . . .summersafety

 
 
Closing Image of the Week . . .closingimages  
Thank you to our 2019-2020 Performing Arts Department teachers on an incredible job with so many of our students last year!!
 
  
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Have a wonderful July 4th holiday! 
Ms. Moukaddam, Principal
Hunter's Creek Middle School
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 
 
Leadership Team

* Principal: Joumana Moukaddam joumana.moukaddam@ocps.net
* Assistant Principal: Liesl Hernandez liesl.hernandez@ocps.net
* Assistant Principal: Jessica Swain jessica.swain@ocps.net
* 8th Grade Administrative Dean: Shedrick Copeland shedrick.copeland@ocps.net  
* 8th Grade Counselor: Kelly Armstrong kelly.armstrong@ocps.net
* 7th Grade Administrative Dean: Joquetta Carter joquetta.carter@ocps.net
* 7th Grade Counselor: Sejal Shah sejal.shah@ocps.net
* 6th Grade Administrative Dean: Dominic Golia dominic.golia@ocps.net
* 6th Grade Counselor: Joel Anderson joel.anderson@ocps.net
* Librarian: Kellee Moye kellee.moye@ocps.net

 

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