Welcome to Howard Middle School!
Home of the Mighty Bull -- We are an "IB World School!"
The Mission: Education with Pride
The Howard Middle School staff facilitates maximum academic achievement, promotes trust and compassion, and challenges students to gain and apply knowledge in the pursuit of lifelong learning.
Check this website weekly for information regarding the school calendar, staff, newsletters, SAC, clubs, and more. You are encouraged to email Howard staff with school related questions or website suggestions.
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Tim Jones - Marion County Teacher of the Year
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The Florida Department of Education is conducting a survey designed to provide the state with information on how well schools are supporting parents' involvement in their child's education. To find out more information and to complete the survey, please click on the following link: ESE Survey
H2O for Life
To see more photos from the Star Banner, please click on the following link and look for H2O For Life dated March 20, 2013: Ocala.com
"H2O for Life gives us the opportunity to help others who aren’t as fortunate as we are and give them the chance to have better lives. We’re very lucky to have the lives we have today, and we find it unfair that children our age can’t get a proper education. They don’t even have a simple necessity, like clean water, something that we take for granted every day. It’s so easy for us to walk to our fridge, just one room over, and grab a bottle of fresh water only to drink half and leave the rest to go to waste. The water that we “couldn’t finish” could quench the thirst of a family. Participating in H2O for Life enables us to help families and children in need, in the best way we can, from our small town. This is such an eye opening experience that has taught us so much about the importance of just one sip of clean water." Please sponsor Howard Middle School. For more details, you may click on the following link: H2O for Life at HMS
Parents, please remind your students that if they come on campus for tutoring or meeting another teacher prior to school beginning they need to arrive at the appropriate time. Students that arrive too early will have to be sent to Extended Day and parents will have to pay. Repeat offenders could be given Lunch Detention for refusing to follow school rules. Students should not come to campus until approximately five minutes before they are to meet their teacher. The front office is not for students to enter for regular school attendance and the campus officially opens for all students at 9:15am. Car riders should exit their vehicles within the carline and walkers should enter through the east side gate (near carline). For the safety of all involved, student and parent cooperation is sincerely appreciated. Please take note that the Media Center hours have changed and it is open from 9:15am - 3:35pm.
Please click on Carline Reminders to view a copy of the procedures that have been put into place to ensure the safety of all our students and to keep the lines moving as quickly and safely as possible. State law prohibits anyone from smoking anywhere on school campuses; please abstain from smoking in your vehicle while on school grounds. For the safety of our students and staff, please refrain from using your cell phone while in the car rider line - distracted driving causes accidents. If you arrive early, passengers and drivers are to remain inside their vehicles. For the safety of all students, parents are reminded to use the carline to pick up their children. Please be courteous to our neighboring homes and businesses. Carline begins at 3:35pm and typically ends by 4:05pm. Once students enter the carline area, students are not permitted to leave until picked up by their ride. Students who are not picked up within 5 minutes after the end of carline will be sent to Extended Day, and parents are responsible for paying the required fee. Finally, all parents should consider carpooling to reduce the length of the carline.
Why are we collecting pop tabs?
Thank you and congratulations to everyone who helped make Howard Middle School the winning school for Marion County! We get to keep our trophy another year and earned a $500.00 gift card for school supplies!
In addition to being a part of our IB Community and Service activities, recycling the tabs generates proceeds to donate to a local Ronald McDonald House. The tabs do not pay for treatment or night stays - only house operations. From the Ronald McDonald House Charities website, "Collecting pop tabs is a great way to teach kids about philanthropy and the importance of recycling, and raise funds to help children and their families at the same time." Collect them and bring them to school everyday. Every tab counts!