HHMS Announcements

 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017  

11/22-The Heritage Club will not be meeting today due to the early dismissal. Enjoy the break and see you next week on November 29.


From the Heritage Club:

Thanksgiving is often thought of as a commemoration of the time Native Americans helped European settlers make it through a harsh winter. This feast has been memorialized and celebrated now for hundreds of years. While this may have been the case there is a sadder story behind the feasts that emerged as thanksgivings. Settlers believed the Native Americans were heathens and battled them killing many. Settlers would celebrate their victories with a meal giving thanks to God for allowing them to conquer the so-called savages. The story behind Thanksgiving changed as time went by to what we now celebrate as a time to give thanks. As you give thanks take some time to learn the true history of thanksgiving.


11/21-11/22

Our Hoover Girls on the Run team completed the MoCO GOTR 5K this past Sunday!!!!  Please congratulate each of them on their amazing spirit and endurance.  We would like to congratulate Monica Bastidas, Ashley Cortez, Ava Hemphill, Ela Jalil, Yuwen Grace Ma, Amina Mai, Aisha Mai, Lauren Marshall, Zaira Matin, Kayla Mollaan, Laura Moore, Joanna Morales, MaryElena Morales, Summer Suliman, An Tran, Lauren Ty, and Eva Sabine Zaman.  


Special thanks to GOTR Coaches Andrea Gumlia, Dina Beatty, Eileen Gatti Lisa Jaffe, as well as Ms. Ahmed and Ms. Wilson!!!! “


Have you stocked up on reading books for your traveling or relaxing Thanksgiving weekend days?  Come to the Media Center today to check out great books to curl up with this Thanksgiving.

The Media Center will have lunch bunch during 6th and 8th grade lunches today.   The patio will not be open.


 

 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017  

 

The Heritage Club will not be meeting this week due to early dismissal. Meetings will resume next week on November 29.


11/17/2017-11/21/2017

Congratulations to the Hoover students who were selected for the Maryland Jr. All-State Band and Orchestra. These students completed a rigorous audition and competed against students from all over the state of Maryland. Congrats go out to Justin Wang, Ethan Yen, Emily Wang, Michael Wang, William Zhu, and Jesse Wolf – Ms. Tilkens is proud of all of your hard work to achieve this goal!


From the Heritage Club:

The US government forced many Native Americans to move to reservations. Reservations were plots of, usually inferior, land set aside for Natives to live on when the government discovered valuable resources or wanted to expand its territory. One such discovery of gold led to a battle known as Custer's Last Stand at Little Big Horn. The braggadocios leader George Armstrong Custer had supposedly once said, "there are not enough Indians in the world to defeat the Seventh Cavalry." But perhaps among those not surprised were his former teachers at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He graduated at the bottom of his class in 1861. This led to his death to famous Indian leader Sitting Bull 15 years later in 1876.


11/21-11/22

Our Hoover Girls on the Run team completed the MoCO GOTR 5K this past Sunday!!!!  Please congratulate each of them on their amazing spirit and endurance.  We would like to congratulate Monica Bastidas, Ashley Cortez, Ava Hemphill, Ela Jalil, Yuwen Grace Ma, Amina Mai, Aisha Mai, Lauren Marshall, Zaira Matin, Kayla Mollaan, Laura Moore, Joanna Morales, MaryElena Morales, Summer Suliman, An Tran, Lauren Ty, and Eva Sabine Zaman.  


Special thanks to GOTR Coaches Andrea Gumlia, Dina Beatty, Eileen Gatti Lisa Jaffe, as well as Ms. Ahmed and Ms. Wilson!!!! “


The Media Center is thankful for good books and time to read and enjoy them.  Come to the Media Center today to get books to enjoy over your Thanksgiving break!

The Media Center will have lunch bunch during 6th and 7th grade lunches today.  The patio will not be open.

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, November 20, 2017 
 

The Heritage Club will not be meeting this week due to early dismissal. Meetings will resume next week on November 29.


11/17/2017-11/21/2017

 

Congratulations to the Hoover students who were selected for the Maryland Jr. All-State Band and Orchestra. These students completed a rigorous audition and competed against students from all over the state of Maryland. Congrats go out to Justin Wang, Ethan Yen, Emily Wang, Michael Wang, William Zhu, and Jesse Wolf – Ms. Tilkens is proud of all of your hard work to achieve this goal!

   

  

From the Heritage Club:  


Thursday 11/16 


A lot of Native American tribes were matrilineal instead of the typical patrilineal societies you see from Europe. This meant that children were descended from their mother's clan, not their father's. It was also meant the women were involved in the decision-making process for the greater good of the tribe. Some of the more well-known matrilineal societies are the Lenape, Hopi and Iroquois. Women owned the houses where the extended family lived, and daughters inherited the property from their mothers. Women were also involved in governing their communities, which was not the case for European nations at the time.   

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

11/7/2017-11/17/2017 

  

Today is makeup picture day.  Makeup pictures will be taken in the cafeteria on the stage.   

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Art Club will meet today, Thursday, November 16th from 3:15 – 4:15 in room 189. 

  

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Creative Writing Club will meet today in room 20 from 3:15 pm until 4:15 pm.  See you there! 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/14/2017-11/16/2017 

  

Congratulations to all of the Hoover students who auditioned for the MCPS Jr. Honors Band and Orchestra and the West All-County Band! Hoover had 7 students qualify for the MCPS Jr. Honors Band – congrats to Emily Wang, Holly Zhao, Michael Wang, Andy Wang, Nathaniel Wu, Jesse Wolf, and William Zhu! Hoover had 4  students make the MCPS Jr. Honors Orchestra – congrats to Sherry Zhuge, Ethan Yen, Elizabeth Sefen, and Justin Wang! Finally, Hoover had 4 students selected for the West All-County Band – congrats to Sylvia Thomson, Tom Wang, Ben Myers, and Michael Dang! Ms. Tilkens is so proud of these students and the hard work they put forth to accomplish this goal. 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

11/16-11/17 


There will be an Intramural Fitness and Intramural Gaga meeting on Monday, November 20 at 7:55am in the Gym.  Any student interested in Intramural Fitness or Intramural Gaga, must attend this meeting to receive all of the required forms.  If you have any questions, please see Mr. Gemmill  

 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017  
11/13/2017-11/14/2017 

  

Congratulations to the students who are in the Middle School Art Show at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington.
Go see their work and other students in middle schools in this county-wide show!

Divya Chaudhry
Henry Burd
John Mcnelis
Michael Bychkov
Kayla Feldman
Alexandre Tchokokam
Lauren Sarrat 

  

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Heritage Club:  



Did you know that the Constitution of the United States is partially based upon the Great Law of Peace, which is the constitution of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy?  The Great Law of Peace was first recorded and transmitted not in written language, but by means of meticulously crafted  wampum, or beaded, belts.  The Great Law of Peace is presented as part of a narrative noting laws and ceremonies to be performed at prescribed times. Each of the Six Nations plays a delineated role in the conduct of government. Attempts to date the founding of the Iroquois Confederacy have focused on a reported solar eclipse, which many scholars identify as the one that occurred in 1451 AD, though some debate exists with support for 1142.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

11/7/2017-11/17/2017 

  

Thursday, November 16 is makeup picture day.  Makeup pictures will be taken in the cafeteria on the stage.  If you did not have  your picture taken, or need to retake your picture, please stop by the main office either before school or after school to pick up a picture form. 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 



  

11/9/2017-11/15/2017 

  

Attention 7th and 8th graders interested in playing basketball. There will be a pre-season meeting on Nov. 16 at 7:55 am in the gym. You will receive important information for tryouts which start Nov. 28.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Creative Writing Club will meet this Thursday in room 20 from 3:15 pm until 4:15 pm.  See you there! 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Congratulations to all of the Hoover students who auditioned for the MCPS Jr. Honors Band and Orchestra and the West All-County Band! Hoover had 7 students qualify for the MCPS Jr. Honors Band – congrats to Emily Wang, Holly Zhao, Michael Wang, Andy Wang, Nathaniel Wu, Jesse Wolf, and William Zhu! Hoover had 4  students make the MCPS Jr. Honors Orchestra – congrats to Sherry Zhuge, Ethan Yen, Elizabeth Sefen, and Justin Wang! Finally, Hoover had 4 students selected for the West All-County Band – congrats to Sylvia Thomson, Tom Wang, Ben Myers, and Michael Dang! Ms. Tilkens is so proud of these students and the hard work they put forth to accomplish this goal. 

  

 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

11/7 - 11/13
Hey Ma…What’s for dinner? America has long been called the land of plenty. However, sadly, millions of Americans are going hungry. In 2016, more than 35 million Americans lived in households that didn’t have enough food, including 12.6 million children, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s a lot of people — many of whom depend on community food banks to make sure that they have enough to eat. MANNA food center provides sacks of food to many MCPS students so that their families have meals for the weekend. We can do something to help.
During the month of November, Hoover Middle School students and staff will be participating in a food drive. How does this work? Well, Monday, November 5th, the first day of the drive marks) our 40th day of school this year. Let’s set a goal for each of us to bring in four pounds of food this week! That is just 4 cans of food, four bags of rice, four boxes of whole grain pasta, or four jars of peanut or other natural nut butters! Lists of food items are posted near the collection box table in the main hallway, and on posters all over our hallways. The drive will continue throughout the month of November. Please help. A can CAN make a difference. 
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There will be no Creative Writing Club today due to the half day.

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From the Heritage Club:

The National Mall is home to numerous museums ranging from the arts to space exploration. Among them is the National Museum of the American Indian. It officially opened September 21, 2004. The design of the building includes five stories built from Kasota limestone formed in unique curved lines with pools of water at the entrance. The hope was to evoke the feel of a natural rock formation formed over centuries by the natural elements. Once inside visitors can see artifacts, exhibits, engage in hands on activities, and watch video of various aspects of Native culture throughout the Americas. The museum also displays the impact of colonialism on the culture and civilization of Native Americans due to European settlers. If you have never been, it is well worth the trip.
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11/6 - 11/10

Morning Intramural Soccer meeting will be on Monday, November 13 in the gym at 7:50am. Any student who is interested in participating must attend to receive all required forms. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Gemmill.

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11/7 - 11/17

Thursday, November 16 is makeup picture day. Makeup pictures will be taken in the cafeteria on the stage. If you did not have your picture taken, or need to retake your picture, please stop by the main office either before school or after school to pick up a picture form.
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Come to the Media Center to see the Egyptian museum provided by the 6th grade World Studies classes of Ms. Jeffrey and Ms. DeBernardis! They researched their ancient Egypt topic, created an artifact, and wrote a museum plaque to explain their topic. Come check them out soon!

The Media Center will have lunch bunch during 6th and 8th grade lunches today. The patio will not be open.
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11/9/2017-11/15/2017

Attention 7th and 8th graders interested in playing basketball. There will be a pre-season meeting on Nov. 16 at 7:55 am in the gym. You will receive important information for tryouts which start Nov. 28.
 
 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

11/7 - 11/13
Hey Ma…What’s for dinner? America has long been called the land of plenty. However, sadly, millions of Americans are going hungry. In 2016, more than 35 million Americans lived in households that didn’t have enough food, including 12.6 million children, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s a lot of people — many of whom depend on community food banks to make sure that they have enough to eat. MANNA food center provides sacks of food to many MCPS students so that their families have meals for the weekend. We can do something to help.

During the month of November, Hoover Middle School students and staff will be participating in a food drive. How does this work? Well, Monday, November 5th, the first day of the drive marks) our 40th day of school this year. Let’s set a goal for each of us to bring in four pounds of food this week! That is just 4 cans of food, four bags of rice, four boxes of whole grain pasta, or four jars of peanut or other natural nut butters! Lists of food items are posted near the collection box table in the main hallway, and on posters all over our hallways. The drive will continue throughout the month of November. Please help. A can CAN make a difference.
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10/18/2017 - 11/8/2017
Ms. Abbas and Ms. Clifford invite you to join Heritage Club on Wednesday, November 8th in room 175. We will learn about world cultures from guest speakers, have conscious conversations about diversity, share our own traditions and celebrations with one another, and will find positive and constructive ways to share all we learn with the rest of Hoover Middle School. Please join us starting at 3:10 TODAY in room 175.
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11/3/2017 - 11/8/2017
After school 7th Grade HW club and 8th Grade Algebra club are both cancelled today.
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There will be no Creative Writing Club on Thursday due to the half day.
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The Hoover Math Team has its first competition this afternoon at Frost Middle School! Team members should meet at Frost by 3:50pm. There will be no regular Math Team meeting today.
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11/6 - 11/10
Morning Intramural Soccer meeting will be on Monday, November 13 in the gym at 7:50am. Any student who is interested in participating must attend to receive all required forms. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Gemmill.
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11/7/2017 - 11/17/2017
Thursday, November 16 is makeup picture day. Makeup pictures will be taken in the cafeteria on the stage. If you did not have your picture taken, or need to retake your picture, please stop by the main office either before school or after school to pick up a picture form.
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A reminder that Book Wars club is NOT meeting this afternoon. We will meet next Wednesday instead.

The Media Center will have Lunch Bunch during 6th grade lunch today. The patio will not be open.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

11/7/2017 - 11/13/2017

Hey Ma…What’s for dinner? America has long been called the land of plenty. However, sadly, millions of Americans are going hungry. In 2016, more than 35 million Americans lived in households that didn’t have enough food, including 12.6 million children, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s a lot of people — many of whom depend on community food banks to make sure that they have enough to eat. MANNA food center provides sacks of food to many MCPS students so that their families have meals for the weekend. We can do something to help.

During the month of November, Hoover Middle School students and staff will be participating in a food drive. How does this work? Well, Monday, November 5th, the first day of the drive marks) our 40th day of school this year. Let’s set a goal for each of us to bring in four pounds of food this week! That is just 4 cans of food, four bags of rice, four boxes of whole grain pasta, or four jars of peanut or other natural nut butters! Lists of food items are posted near the collection box table in the main hallway, and on posters all over our hallways. The drive will continue throughout the month of November. Please help. A can CAN make a difference.
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10/18/2017 - 11/8/2017
Ms. Abbas and Ms. Clifford invite you to join Heritage Club on Wednesday, November 8th in room 175. We will learn about world cultures from guest speakers, have conscious conversations about diversity, share our own traditions and celebrations with one another, and will find positive and constructive ways to share all we learn with the rest of Hoover Middle School. Please join us starting at 3:10 on Wednesday, November 8th in room 175.
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11/3/2017 - 11/8/2017

7th Grade HW club and 8th Grade Algebra after school on Wednesday, November 8th is cancelled.
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There will be no Creative Writing Club on Thursday due to the half day.
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The Hoover Math Team has its first competition tomorrow, November 8th, at Frost Middle School! Team members should meet at Frost by 3:50pm. There will be no regular Math Team meeting tomorrow.
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11/6 - 11/10

Morning Intramural Soccer meeting will be on Monday, November 13 in the gym at 7:50am. Any student who is interested in participating must attend to receive all required forms. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Gemmill.
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11/7/2017 - 11/17/2017

Thursday, November 16 is makeup picture day. Makeup pictures will be taken in the cafeteria on the stage. If you did not have your picture taken, or need to retake your picture, please stop by the main office either before school or after school to pick up a picture form.
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A reminder to Book Club members that we are NOT meeting this Wednesday, but instead are meeting next Wednesday, 11/15, after school in the Media Center.

The Media Center will have lunch bunch during 7th grade lunch today. The patio will not be open.

Monday, November 6, 2017

 The Hoover Math Team has its first competition on Wednesday, November 8th at Frost Middle School! Team members should meet at Frost by 3:50pm. There will be no regular Math Team meeting that day.
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11/6 - 11/10

Morning Intramural Soccer meeting will be on Monday, November 13 in the gym at 7:50am. Any student who is interested in participating must attend to receive all required forms. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Gemmill.

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10/18/2017-11/8/2017

Ms. Abbas and Ms. Clifford invite you to join Heritage Club on Wednesday, November 8th in room 175. We will learn about world cultures from guest speakers, have conscious conversations about diversity, share our own traditions and celebrations with one another, and will find positive and constructive ways to share all we learn with the rest of Hoover Middle School. Please join us starting at 3:10 on Wednesday, November 8th in room 175.
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11/3/2017 -- 11/8/2017

7th Grade HW club and 8th Grade Algebra after school on Wednesday, November 8th is cancelled

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From the Media Center:
Be sure you have returned your Black-Eyed Susan books! We are looking for all Black-Eyed Susan books to be returned, so other students can check them out.

The Media Center will have lunch bunch during 6th grade lunch today. The patio will be open if the weather is good.
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There will be no Creative Writing Club on Thursday due the half day schedule.

Friday, November 3, 2017

 


10/18/2017-11/8/2017

Ms. Abbas and Ms. Clifford invite you to join Heritage Club on Wednesday, November 8th in room 175. We will learn about world cultures from guest speakers, have conscious conversations about diversity, share our own traditions and celebrations with one another, and will find positive and constructive ways to share all we learn with the rest of Hoover Middle School. Please join us starting at 3:10 on Wednesday, November 8th in room 175.

 



Today for Native-American Heritage month we recognize Johnny Depp. The actor traces his Native-American ancestry to his great-grandmother who he was Cherokee or Creek. Depp has been a successful actor for over 30 years getting his first role in the classic horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street where he fell asleep and fell prey to slasher Freddy Krueger. He has gone on to be one of Hollywood’s most recognizable actors in numerous roles. He has played literary characters like the Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter, Sleepy Hollow's Ichabod Crane, Willy Wonka, and even writer of Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie. He is arguably best known for playing Captain Jack Sparrow in the five Pirates of the Caribbean movies based on the Disney World ride.


 

11/3/2017

11/8/2017

 

7th Grade HW club and 8th Grade Algebra after school on Wednesday, November 8th is cancelled

From the Media Center:

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Be sure to return your Black-Eyed Susan books TODAY if they are overdue or you have finished reading them.  It is time for the 7th and 8th graders to have their turn to read the Black-Eyed Susan books – so bring them back today!

The Media Center will have lunch bunch during 7th grade lunch today.  The patio will not be open.

 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

 


10/18/2017-11/8/2017

Ms. Abbas and Ms. Clifford invite you to join Heritage Club on Wednesday, November 8th in room 175. We will learn about world cultures from guest speakers, have conscious conversations about diversity, share our own traditions and celebrations with one another, and will find positive and constructive ways to share all we learn with the rest of Hoover Middle School. Please join us starting at 3:10 on Wednesday, November 8th in room 175.



Creative Writing Club will meet today in room 29 from 3:15-4:15.  


Remember, tomorrow is USA day.  Show your appreciation and support of the USA by wearing RED, WHITE, and BLUE



This month the Heritage Club will provide a daily fact to commemorate Native-American Heritage Month. It took 75 years for the US government to recognize this month. Red Fox James, a member of the Blackfeet Nation, went to the White House in 1915 to request a day to honor Indians. In 1983 Ronald Reagan made May 13 American Indian Day. The Month of November became American Indian Heritage month in 1990 when former president George HW Bush signed a Congressional resolution. It is now known as Native-American Heritage month.


Please return your Black-Eyed Susan books to the Media Center this week.  Many 6th graders have overdue Black-Eyed Susan books, and we need them back for 7th and 8th grade students to have a chance to read them.  Bring back your Black-Eyed Susan books tomorrow!

The Media Center will have lunch bunch during 6th and 8th grade lunches today.  The patio will not be open because of repair work on the patio.

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

 


10/18/2017-11/8/2017

Ms. Abbas and Ms. Clifford invite you to join Heritage Club on Wednesday, November 8th in room 175. Over the course of the year, we will learn about world cultures from guest speakers, have conscious conversations about diversity, share our own traditions and celebrations with one another, and will find positive and constructive ways to share all we learn with the rest of Hoover Middle School. Please join us starting at 3:10 on Wednesday, November 8th in room 175.



Creative Writing Club will meet on Thursday in room 29 from 3:15-4:15.  


Remember, tomorrow is Sports Day.  Wear your sports gear to show off your favorite sports team!



The Media Center will have lunch bunch during 7th grade lunch today.  The patio will not be open.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


10/18/2017-11/8/2017

Ms. Abbas and Ms. Clifford invite you to join Heritage Club on Wednesday, November 8th in room 175. Over the course of the year, we will learn about world cultures from guest speakers, have conscious conversations about diversity, share our own traditions and celebrations with one another, and will find positive and constructive ways to share all we learn with the rest of Hoover Middle School. Please join us starting at 3:10 on Wednesday, November 8th in room 175.


 

In honor of Italian American Heritage Month, we will feature the work of one accomplished Italian American each day through the end of October.  Today's honoree, Lady Gaga, was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta on March 28, 1986, in New York City. She attended New York University's Tisch School for the Arts but left to find creative expression. Her debut album, The Fame, was a huge success, and the single "Poker Face" topped charts in almost every category, in almost every country. Lady Gaga has since earned acclaim for subsequent albums, including a collaboration with fellow Italian American, Tony Bennett.  Lady Gaga's Golden Globe award winning performance on American Horror Story makes her a perfect honoree to feature on Halloween!



Creative Writing Club will meet on Thursday in room 29 from 3:15-4:15.  

 

Monday, October 30, 2017  


10/18/2017-11/8/2017

Do you enjoy learning about cultures from around the world, and maybe even sharing your own culture with others? Are you interested in being a middle school ambassador for diversity? Then Hoover’s Heritage Club may be just the club for you! Ms. Abbas and Ms. Clifford invite you to join Heritage Club on Wednesday, November 8th in room 175. Over the course of the year, we will learn about world cultures from guest speakers, have conscious conversations about diversity, share our own traditions and celebrations with one another, and will find positive and constructive ways to share all we learn with the rest of Hoover Middle School. Please join us starting at 3:10 on Wednesday, November 8th in room 175.


An Announcement from the Heritage club:

 

In honor of Italian American Heritage Month, we will feature the work of one accomplished Italian American each day through the end of October.  Today's honoree, Joseph "Joe" DiMaggio, the "Yankee Clipper," was voted the Greatest Living Player in baseball in 1969.  In a career spanning from 1936 to 1951, DiMaggio led the New York Yankees to ten world championships and retired with a .325 lifetime batting average.  In 1941, DiMaggio set the MLB record for most consecutive games hitting streak. This streak lasted total of 56 games from, May 15th to July 17th, and  still stands today.



Creative Writing Club will meet on Thursday in room 29 from 3:15-4:15.  See you there.