By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Change marks the start of school year at H-M-S

Initiatives focus on literacy improvement, student success


August 26, 2021

A change in buildings to start the new year is not all that's different at the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Middle School.

To increase instructional minutes, OREO time is no longer on the schedule. The 15-minute homeroom period had been used to create positive relationships, work on social skills, and monitor and help with students' academic progress.

According to Principal Corey Ramsey, the change both increases instructional time and reduces unstructured time.

Seventh and eighth graders will also have their recess eliminated and replaced with an intervention and extension time called WIN (What...

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