Colors: Blue and Gray
Grades Served: 6-8
Student Population: 820
HMS Mission Statement
The mission of HMS is to maximize each student’s potential by developing individuals with the ability to reason, speak, read, and write effectively. Working together with parents, we promote in our students a strong sense of responsibility and self-esteem as we equip them with the ability to succeed socially, physically, and intellectually. We prepare students to function in a technologically advanced society preparing them for the challenges of high school, life-long learning, and responsible citizenship.
HMS Vision Statement
The vision of HMS is to be a campus where teachers partner together to provide a challenging and motivating curriculum in a structured environment with the goal of raising student achievement. HMS fosters a climate that builds, models, provides for and supports a respectful relationship between student, parent, staff and the West Covina community.
Greetings Husky Families
I would like to welcome you to the 2017-18 school year. I hope you have had a restful and rejuvenating summer and are recharged for the new school year.
Hollencrest has a tradition of academic excellence that is attributable to an outstanding staff, dedicated and caring parents, and the high quality of our student body. It is my primary goal to continue this level of excellence by ensuring our students are exposed to an engaging and rigorous curriculum, make certain our teachers utilize research-based best strategies, and analyze academic data to set goals for growth and improvement.
I am also very excited about this upcoming year as we begin our implementation of two new signature programs at Hollencrest: Design/Engineering/Robotics Elective, as well as our 8th grade AVID pathway. Both of these new programs will provide opportunities for our students to experience new and engaging curriculum to better prepare them for high school and beyond.
In addition, we will also continue our implementation of “Capturing Kids Hearts” and Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) to create a more positive and inviting environment for our students. We are an anti-bullying campus and we believe in open communication between students, staff, and parents in order to prevent bullying and foster positive relationships.
I am including several ways that family members of our school community can work together with Hollencrest staff to best support our students:
Make sure your child receives eight hours sleep each night.
Send your child to school every day on time.
Establish a routine for studying. Give your child a quiet corner to read and regular time to do homework.
Keep in touch with your child’s teacher via School Loop, agenda, email, or telephone.
Attend school-wide events, classroom events, and conferences.
Celebrate your child’s success (giving verbal praise), no matter how small it may seem. This will keep your child enthusiastic about learning and proud of his/her work.
In closing, I look forward to an exciting year and working closely with each of you to best support all of our students. Together, we can help all our students achieve their maximum potential.
Thank you again for choosing Hollencrest Middle School.
Hollencrest Middle School
We are proud to report that we have been recognized as a California Gold Ribbon School! One of our signature practices is our school culture that emphasizes academic excellence and social equity for all students.
This award recognized schools that have made tremendous gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Math, English Language Development Standards, and the Next Generation Science Standards.
Our staff at Hollencrest Middle School is passionate about the skills and knowledge that our students must attain for success in our information-rich and ever-changing society. We know that 21st century skills are essential to study, character building, and exploration and participation in our school and the West Covina community. Twenty-first century skills build on the traditional 3R’s—reading, writing, and arithmetic:
Learning Skills (4C’s)
- Critical thinking
- Information literacy
- Media literacy
- Technology literacy
- Social skills
We’ve identified seven behaviors that our most successful Huskies demonstrate each day. We encourage parents to use our list as talking points to help students stay the course to greatness!
- Use agendas daily
- Complete all assignments on time
- Pay attention in class
- Bring academic materials to school
- Have a good attitude
- Study and prepare for tests
- Ask for help when needed