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Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

June Events and Beyond!

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

Dear Hanby Families:

As our school year comes to a close, I want to announce some exciting news for the end of the year and next school year. This has been a difficult year for all students and staff, but I am glad to have the opportunity to bring back, in some fashion, some of our Hanby Middle School traditions.

8th Grade Celebration and Social

On June 10th, our 8th grade will be going to Dutch Meyer Stadium at Crater for an award and certificate ceremony to celebrate their accomplishments this year. The ceremony is at 9:30 AM. I know that is a difficult time in the day for some, but it allows us to maximize capacity of the event. Each student will be allowed two guests for the ceremony. We will be sending home a Google form link to write the two guests and an alternate. Students then will be given two tickets to hand to guests to present at the gate. We must do this to follow guidelines for county contract tracing. The ceremony will announce end-of-the-year awards from teacher and staff, and each student will receive a certificate of completion.

June 11th, 7:30-9:30 PM will be our 8th grade social. While middle school dances have been a long-standing tradition, we do not have the county restriction levels to have a dance. However, we will have a night where students are able to come for music, games, contests, prizes, food, and be out with friends and outside of their cohorts. This event is open to 8th graders only — no guests are allowed. This will be held in the cafeteria and lower new building hallway. This should be a fun event!

Summer School

There was an overwhelming number of requests for summer school. We are currently working on staffing for summer programs, and a calendar of dates will be out soon. Summer school will be split into two-week sessions. The summer program for Hanby, Patrick and Sams Valley will be held on Hanby’s campus. It features opportunities for enrichment and some opportunities for recovery for students who may have struggled through distance learning. We may not be able to serve every student, but will make an effort to do so. Families will be informed of their child’s admission into the summer program and the dates they will be attending soon.

Renovation of the 1910 Building

Beginning this summer, renovation/remodeling will begin on Hanby’s 1910 building, which is the oldest building in our district that has not be remodeled.

This will be financed using School District Bond funds, seismic grant money, as well as other grants. The project will go the entire 2021-2022 school year. We will be moving our library and offices to space under our gym. Our classrooms and health center will be moving to portables, and our CAMP classrooms will be consolidating for the school year. While the move will create some inconveniences, the end result will be beautiful and is much needed. The project will also include new security fencing and other campus improvements including HVAC upgrade and additions.

I want to thank you all for supporting our school bond; these results will create new classroom space for our expanding enrollment.

Increased Enrollment Leading to New Staffing

When I began as principal 11 years ago, Hanby had an enrollment of 190 students. Next year, we are expecting to be at 400. With the addition of CAMP, the expansion now to 6-8 grade TWI, and a growing number of students transferring to Hanby, our school population is growing. This has led to an increase in staffing.

I am happy to announce some new staff for next school year:

Jaylene Crane — 6th- 8th grade CAMP teacher

Nic Kinzie — additional TWI teacher

Teddy Kelly — 7th grade Language Arts

Megan Dunn — 6th grade Math

We also are expanding our administrative teams:

Lee Shupe (our current 6th grade math teacher) will be moving into a position as Student Service Coordinator. He will be handling student scheduling, discipline, and other duties.

Danielle Goode (currently a 2nd grade teacher at Mae Richardson) will be our Coordinator for Student Success. This position works to help provide students and families with support, mentoring, and extra communication between families and schools.

As we want to focus on recovery for lost time from some students, and keep pushing for rigorous classrooms and advancing students, these positions will be crucial.

This school year has been a difficult one. I know you all join me in putting the last year and a half behind us, and moving toward and exciting 2021-2022 School Year!

Thank you, Scott Dippel

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Hanby Middle School

Address: 806 6th Ave, Gold Hill, OR 97525
Central Point School District 6
Phone: (541) 494-6800  Fax: (541)855-1120
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