SUPERINTENDENT ANNOUNCEMENT: The Hickman Mills C-1 School District Board of Education has selected HMC-1's own Dr. Yolanda Cargile as who they would like to be the next superintendent. Cargile currently serves as associate superintendent of student services for the district. The decision was unanimous with a 6-0 vote and contract negotiations will now take place.
DON'T MISS OUT: Beginning this spring, parents will be able to register online for the 2017-2018 school year! A new online fee/payment system will also become available. Parents must have an online Parent Portal account created to access both of these new additions. Click here to create your account, or visit your school's library media center for help so you can be ready when these systems go live!
Looking for something to do during Spring Break? On March 14 at 10:00 a.m., the Blue Ridge Mid-Continent Public Library will host the KC Zoomobile: Amazing Amphibians. Explore the amazing world of amphibians with a story that reveals facts about amphibian habitats and adaptations. Then meet two or three of the Kansas City Zoo's amphibian animal ambassadors. Ages 5 and up. Learn more at the library, (816) 761-3382.
PARENTS: No parent can be completely prepared for every trial and tribulation of raising a child - especially in our fast-paced world. HMC-1 wants to know what you as a parent would like more information and advice on. Please take our short survey to help decide what topics will be discussed at our upcoming Parent University, April 4th.
NEW HARASSMENT & BULLYING POLICY POSTED: Important information related to changes in Missouri criminal codes has been posted to the District's website. These changes may have an impact on students in the HMC-1 community. The purpose behind the new law is to protect students who fall victim to bullying and to discourage students from engaging in any sort of physical altercations.
As of January 1, 2017, substantial revisions to some of the Missouri criminal codes took effect. Please see the newly posted policy for details and answers to frequently asked questions.
January 12: As you may know, the weather forecast for tomorrow afternoon includes the potential of freezing rain and ice accumulations. HMC-1 administration will be monitoring weather conditions through tonight and tomorrow morning to determine if school should be dismissed early. At this time, school is set to be dismissed at the regularly scheduled times. That said, please be prepared for a possible early dismissal. Information about an early dismissal will be posted on Facebook, Twitter, our website, and via phoneblasts.
It is with bittersweet emotions that we announce Dr. Dennis L. Carpenter has been selected by the Lee’s Summit Board of Education to serve as their next superintendent of schools. Pending their board’s approval, his appointment will begin July 1, 2017.
Dr. Carpenter has had a tremendous impact on our district; significantly improving the district’s data in the areas of graduation rate, ACT, student attendance and culture/climate. He also implemented full-day pre-kindergarten for all 4 year olds in the district, elementary project-based learning/STEAM schools, and 1:1/1:2 technology throughout the district. We wish him and his family the absolute best and look forward to the future!
The winter months are here! Do you know how to learn if school has been closed or let out early? Please review HMC-1's procedures for closing or delaying the opening of school due to snow and inclement weather.
Parents - Thank you to those who completed our AdvancEd survey. The survey is now closed.
We look forward to seeing you at Parent Teacher Conferences this week! Here is a quick overview of the week:
HMC1 is asking for letters of interest from persons wishing to fill a vacancy on our Board of Directors. Letters of intent and resumes are now being accepted through October 13, 2016. Click for eligiblity requirements and more information on what you should submit.
A reminder that there will be no school on Friday, September 23. Staff will be particpating in professional development. Enjoy the long weekend!
NOW ACCEPTING STUDENT APPLICATIONS: Students in grades 7-12 are invited to apply for the Superintendent's Student Advisory Council. This group of students sits down with Dr. Carpenter once a month to provide their input on ways to improve communication with students and school system initiatives. Last year, the council lead the dress code initiative, helping remove all uniform requirements in the district. Now it's your turn! Applications are due Monday, September 26.