Hawk Squawk: April 17th

Happy Friday! It has been an incredible week, and not just because of the awesome weather. The learning and positive spirit at HD Stafford Middle was evident throughout the school and beyond the walls. You can definitely tell that Spring has sprung! Here is our Hawk Squawk: April 18th. Please be sure to share with your family and friends.

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1. Grade Fives Get A Taste Of HDSMS:
This week, the halls of HD Stafford we full of an extra level of energy as the grade fives from our feeder schools spent time getting comfortable as the being to make the transition into middle school. Students from Blacklock Fine Arts, Douglas Park, James Hill, Nicomekl, IMG_2590Simonds and Uplands spent a couple hours learning how to open locks, find their way around the school and get to know the amazing Skyhawk spirit that permeates our halls. A huge thanks to Mr Hofbauer, Mrs Lacroix and the incredible Leadership Team for all their work in putt the activities together.

IMG_26162. Skyhawk Honours Effort And Academics: Today was our term two honour roll assembly where we recognized our HD Stafford Middle students for excellence during the second reporting term. A variety of students were recognized for their IMG_2609achievements in academics as well as for effort. Students received certificates for the A honour roll, B honour roll, Effort honour roll as well as for our Skyhawk award. It is one of the many aspects that of HDSMS that makes being a Skyhawk so amazing!

IMG_25923. Science Takes A Close Eye At The Sheep: The students in Mr. Hunter’s grade eight science class got their lab coats on and got dirty in the science lab. As part of their unit on the human body, they used a sheep’s eye to do a comparison with those in IMG_2597humans. They carefully dissected the specimen, taking the time to analyze and document each part. Again, it is so great to see powerful, authentic learning happening in the middle school environment

IMG_26034. Skyhawks Rugby Continues Its Domination: There is no question that over the past few years, the rugby program has gained a reputation as being extremely hard-working and competitive. But this year, the team is IMG_2602definitely seeing the fruits of their hard work and they continue to not only defeat, but dominate league play. This past week, the boys won a game against Abby Middle 56 – 17. Next up is a game on Thursday in Abbotsford versus Chief Dan Middle School.

IMG_26145. New Vice Principal Visits HDSMS: On Friday, we were excited to have Mrs Iha Hayer stop by HD Stafford Middle School to come say hello to some students, parents and staff. Mrs Hayer is joining us from Burnaby starting in September but stopped by the last honour roll assembly to meet our grade 6 students. We are excited about the passion and knowledge Mrs Hayer will bring to HDSMS!

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