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Administrator's Message 

The faculty and staff at Good Hope Middle School would like to thank you for entrusting us with your children, our future.  Our philosophy is all-inclusive; parents, students, teachers, administration, and community must and will work together in order for our school to be successful.  We at Good Hope Middle School will accomplish the following goals which in turn will lead to the promise of our school: achieve academic and personal success, expand technology and critical thinking skills, and demonstrate good citizenship.  Rearing a child really does take a village, and with everyone's help and involvement, this objective is sure to be obtained.

 

Principal
Anthony Killian
 
Vice Principals
Billy Biggs
Judy Dampier

 

GOOD HOPE MIDDLE SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE

6TH GRADE

   7:49   Bell Sounds
7:53   Tardy Bell
 7:53 8:54 Homeroom/First Period
8:54 8:57 Class Change
8:57 9:48 Second Period
9:48 9:53 Class Change
9:53 10:44 Third Period
10:44 10:49 Class Change
10:49 11:40 Fourth Period
11:40 12:09 Lunch
12:09 12:14  Class Change
12:14 1:05 Fifth Period
1:05 1:10 Class Change
1:10 2:01 Sixth Period
2:01 2:05 Class Change
2:05 2:55 Seventh Period
2:55 Dismissal

       

GOOD HOPE MIDDLE SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE

7th and 8th GRADES

   7:49   Bell Sounds
7:53   Tardy Bell
 7:53 8:54 Homeroom/First Period
8:54 8:57 Class Change
8:57 9:48 Second Period
9:48 9:53 Class Change
9:53 10:44 Third Period
10:44 10:49 Class Change
10:49 11:40 Fourth Period
11:40 11:45 Class Change
11:45 12:36  Fifth Period
12:36 1:05 Lunch
1:05 1:10 Class Change
1:10 2:01 Sixth Period
2:01 2:05 Class Change
2:05 2:55 Seventh Period
2:55 Dismissal

 

GOOD HOPE MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT

We at Good Hope Middle School will:

  • Achieve academic and personal success

  • Expand technology

  • Demonstrate good citizenship

 

PURPOSE OF HANDBOOK

This handbook has been prepared for you with the purpose of giving you some idea of the spirit, ideals, and objectives of Good Hope Middle School.  It is our belief that this publication will prove to be helpful to each student and parent.  Knowing and understanding the contents of this booklet will help you not only to enjoy school more, but also to be a better citizen of Good Hope Middle School.

Parents are requested to read and discuss this student handbook with your child.  Our faculty will spend orientation time with our students, but you need to know and understand what is expected of your children.  Please refer to this handbook when you have questions concerning school procedures.

EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENTS

It is expected that students will display good conduct at all time.  Good behavior is expected and rewarded.  Students should:

  • Bring signed material from home
  • Have proper supplies and materials each day
  • Arrive to class on time
  • Move through the building in an orderly manner
  • Follow school and classroom rules
  • Follow cafeteria policy and procedures
  • Wear appropriate clothing
  • Respect school property and the property of others
  • Use appropriate language
  • Settle conflicts appropriately
  • Treat peers with respect
  • Treat staff with respect
  • Conduct yourself respectfully in the community

 

ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL TIMES

The school day begins promptly at 7:53 a.m. and dismisses at 2:55 p.m. No student shall arrive on the school grounds before 7:30 a.m., as faculty members are not on duty before this time.  Any accident occurring before this time is not the responsibility of the school.  Students who ride the bus will be dismissed at 2:55 p.m. All other children will be dismissed when the buses have cleared the school.  All students should depart by 3:20 p.m., unless a faculty member is with them for supervision.

DRESS CODE

Students should be encouraged to take pride in their physical appearance.  When a student comes to school inappropriately dressed, the faculty and administration will take steps to correct the situation.  Parents of students will be informed and asked to cooperate.  If appropriate clothes cannot be brought to school the child will be placed in ISS.  Students will be expected to comply with the following specific dress regulations.  Repeated violations of the dress code will result in the student being disciplined by being placed in ISS or suspended.

  • Shorts are to be no shorter than three inches above the knee.
  • Tube tops, halters, or other similar items of clothing are not allowed.
  • Shirts or jackets advertising alcoholic beverages, tobacco products or with questionable printing on them will not be allowed.
  • If a blouse has straps, the straps must be at least 1-1/2 inches in width.  A short jacked may be worn.
  • House shoes are not permitted.
  • No mesh shirts are allowed.   No muscle shirts are allowed.
  • Shirts and blouses must be long enough so that no part of the skin area around the waist is visible.
  • Boys are not permitted to wear earrings to school.
  • No hats or bandannas are allowed on campus.
  • Skirts should be no shorter than three inches above the kneecap
  • Sunglasses are not allowed.
  • Colored hair is not allowed.
  • Skintight leggings may only be worn under a regular dress or skirt.
  • Clothing that has holes or has been cut is not allowed.
  • Girls and boys are required to have shirts tucked in and wear a belt.  The belt must be visible.
  • Pants are to be worn at waist level.
  • Wind suits may be worn.  They must be thick enough so that they cannot be seen through.  Cotton sweatpants are not allowed.
  • No excessively baggy pants may be worn.
  • Not tongue rings, naval rings, brow rings or other outlandish piercing are allowed.
  • Students may be required to put bulky jackets in their lockers as directed by staff members.
  • Not braids or plaits are allowed in boy's hair.
  • No pajama bottoms are allowed at school.

**The final decision of all dress will be left to the discretion of the administration.

PROMOTION AND RETENTION

The guidelines from the Ouachita Parish School System will be followed.  Grade requirements for promotion:

Grades 6, 7, and 8*:  MUST PASS 4 MAJOR SUBJECTS AND ONE MINOR SUBJECT OR 5 MAJOR SUBJECTS

*Students in grade 8 must demonstrate proficiency on the Louisiana Educational Assessment Test (LEAP 21)

Major subjects: Language Arts, English, Math, Social Studies, Science

Minor subjects: Health & P.E., Art, Band, Choir, Home Economics, Reading Lab or Math Lab.

Any child enrolled in Advanced Classes who does not have a C average at midterm will be moved to regular classes.

Finals-Children who score at or above the 85% on the IOWA will be exempt from finals in that certain area.  Eighth grade students who score Advanced or Mastery on the LEAP will be exempt from finals in that area in which Advanced or Mastery is scored.  Any child who maintains an A average in a subject will be exempt from that particular final.

**Students who score at or below the 35% in reading and/or math will be placed in reading or math lab for the following year.

 

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