Summer Reading List Incentive Program
Please Click the link below to check out Horace O Bryant Middle School's Summer Reading List.
Summer Reading Incentive Program
Summer Reading Incentive Program
FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
Below please review the Final Exam Schedule for Horace O Bryant Middle School.
May 28 – All B day Science and Social Studies Final Exams - Full Day
May 29 – All A day 1st and 2nd period Final Exams- Half Day Release at 12:45pm
May 30 – All A day 3rd and 4th period Final Exams- Half Day Release at 12:45pm
May 31 – All A day 5th period Exams, Make-up Testing.- Half Day Release at 12:45pm
Supply List for 2013-2014
Please click below to view the HOB supply list for the year 2013-2014.
CHECK OUT OUR AMAZING ACADEMIC CHALLENGE TEAM! HOB took 1st place in the Academic Challenge. Congratulations!
Dress Code for 2013-2014
HORACE O’BRYANT SCHOOL
REQUIRED UNIFORM/DRESS CODE
HOB Logo Shirts – Students must wear the approved HOB logo school shirts only. These are available at Ramona’s Shirt Put-on (524 Southard Street, 296-9962) or at the HOB front office (t-shirts available only). Shirt colors are white, dark green, khaki, light blue, black, purple, teal, pink, yellow, and red for middle school PE. The cost is $8.00 for short sleeve t-shirts, $9 for scoop neck, $10 for V-neck, and $10 for polo style and long sleeve.
· Shirts may not be purchased from any other location.
· Shirts may not be layered with any other shirts or tied up in the back.
· On cold days, a long sleeve shirt of one of the uniform colors (see above) without words or logos can be worn underneath an HOB shirt.
· Uniform shirts must be worn even underneath the uniform jacket.
Pants, capris, shorts, skirts, skorts, or bottoms of any kind -
· Designs, logos, pictures, or words are not permitted
· Students may not wear multiple layers of bottoms
· No holes, cut-offs, fringed or frayed, boxer shorts, pajama bottoms, open weave, see-through types of material or tight-fitting bottoms are allowed
· Should be worn at the waist and may not be rolled down at the waist
· Shorts, skirts, skorts, and dresses must not be shorter than the end of the thumb when the arms are straight down by the sides
Jackets – HOB logo hooded jackets are available at Ramona’s Shirt Put-on for $15.00 (without a zipper) or $20.00 (with a zipper). They are available in most of the uniform colors and are the only allowed jacket at HOB. Hoods should not be worn in the school building.
Shoes –Shoes must be worn at all times on campus. Tennis shoes or sneakers must be worn for Physical Education classes. For elementary students, tennis shoes or flat-bottomed shoes with back straps must be worn to school for safety on the playground and staircases. House or bedroom slippers or skate shoes are not an acceptable shoe for school.
Organization Shirts/Dress-down Days – Student Council, Band, NJHS, AVID, and special clubs or groups with approval may wear different colors on specified days or events. On occasion the principal will allow a dress-down day when students may wear clothing other than the prescribed uniform. This will be on special occasions only. The students and/or parents will be notified.
Backpacks/bookbags/purses – students may bringbackpacks/bookbags to school but must remove books and supplies in the morning before homeroom and store them in their locker or cubbie. Students may not use a backpack/bookbag during the day. After school students may place books and supplies in their backpacks/bookbags to carry home.
· Students may carry purses, however, to be considered a purse, it must not contain books and should be small enough that an HOB planner CANNOT fit inside.
· Students are permitted to wear buttons, jewelry, and other accessories (jewelry with spikes or wallets with chains are not allowed). However, any clothing, button, jewelry, or other accessories that contain vulgar, lewd, obscene, or offensive messages or anything else that may lead to substantial interference with school activities, including accessories advocating the use of alcohol, drugs, or making reference to or identifying gangs, weapons, etc. (such as removable gold teeth) are not allowed.
· Trench coats are not allowed. Rain gear or rain jackets must be removed upon entering the building.
· Hats and sunglasses shall not be worn in the building (sunglasses should also not be worn on the head).
· Hair curlers, bandanas, or other distracting hair accessories are not allowed.
In the event that a student’s uniform shirt is not available on a particular day, please let us know with a note. One will be loaned, if available, or a student can purchase one. We want to work with you and your child.
If a student/family is having financial difficulty with purchasing the above uniform clothing, please notify the office staff, and we will work with you to acquire the necessary items.
Note: Students who fail to comply with the Uniform/Dress Code Policy shall be advised of the policy and offered the use of a clean shirt or bottoms for the day. The school shall attempt to contact the student’s parents. Students who repeatedly fail to dress in accordance with the Uniform/Dress Code Policy may be subject to disciplinary actions as set forth in the HOB Student/Parent Guide. The Administration reserves the right to judge what is appropriate or not.
Parents whose child is attending HOB and reside outside the HOB attendance area must notify the school annually. Below is the 2013/14 Intent to Remain form for return to the HOB office no later than April 12th for Principal and District approval.
Intent to Remain Form
Intent to Remain Form
Parents whose child reside outside the HOB attendance area and wish to attend HOB may complete the form below and return to the HOB Office for Principal and District approval.
HOB TESTING DATES 2013
· 6th Grade – April 15 (math)
April 22–30 (computer-based reading) - varies by class
· 7th Grade – April 15 (math)
April 16-24 (computer-based reading) – varies by class
· 8th Grade – April 15 (math)
April 16-17 (reading), April 18 (science)
Algebra End-of-Course exams – May 13-17 (varies by class)
Geometry End-of-Course exam – May 21
Final exams (all grade levels) – May 28 – 31
Note: 12:45 Early Release dates on:
· Wednesday, May 29
· Thursday, May 30
· Friday, May 31
Students have been working extremely hard in preparation for the above testing events. When scheduling appointments, etc., please make note of the dates and ensure that your child is present at school beginning at 8:45 a.m. on all testing days.
Please be sure your child has a healthy breakfast and a happy send-off each morning so he/she starts the day with energy and a positive attitude. Thank you for working with us to make your child as successful as possible!
Thank you to Dion's and Exxon Mobile for their generous Donation.
Happenings at HOB
This week we feature photos from the HOB ESOL parent night put on by Ms. Fahey and Ms. Tejera, as well as a sneak peek into Ms. Hall's 7th Grade math class.
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Curriculum and Instruction Podcasts
Science ruled at Horace O’Bryant Middle School Wednesday night as the school held its first Science Expo in recent years. The HOB gym was transformed into a gallery of science projects created by its 6-8th graders. School Science Department Head, Melissa Alsobrooks, said that every student at HOB was required to complete a science project for the expo. The school’s science teachers worked diligently with the students to prepare for the event. The expo was well received by the community, as hundreds of parents turned out to view the displays.
The photo features 6th grade student, Jade Williamson with her science experiment presentation.
The Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Team will be posting weekly podcasts for teachers on a variety of timely topics. Click here to access the Curriculum website, where you will find this week’s podcast along with archived videos from previous weeks.
Horace O’ Bryant earns an grade for the 5th year in a row!
With great pride and pleasure I’d like to report to each of you that HOB has earned an “A” grade once again! This is quite an accomplishment for our teachers, parents, staff, and most of all, our students. As you know, this was a challenge considering the increase in standards and accountability. 1 out of 5 middle schools dropped at least a letter grade in Florida.(18% to be exact!) -Mr. Mike Henriquez-