Wednesday, April 24, 2019

DC Essay contest location change - ROOM 10

It's today at lunch in Ms. Frankel's room, ROOM 10! Come in and write a short essay about why you want this honor and what it will mean to you. You could win the once in a lifetime honor of laying the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.
Susan L. Frankel
Crocker Middle School

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Library News

The library is closed this morning until recess. Ms. Gilchrist is in a meeting. 

Book Club is moving from Wednesday to Thursday this week. We are talking about Skyward by Brandon Sanderson. See you on Thursday!

Message to Students

Hello Vikings!

Last night I let your parents know I was planning to retire at the end of this school year. I have aging parents who I want to spend more time with and be able to offer support in their care.  

I want you to know I have loved every minute sharing your middle school experience with you.  Everyday I look forward to seeing you.  Every time you share a smile,   my heart smiles back.  It's been a privilege serving as your principal and I will miss being here surrounded by your good company.      

That said, Crocker is in great shape and is ready for new leadership.  The Superintendent will work with the staff, you and your parents to find the right leader to take the helm.  I have complete faith your middle school years will proceed uninterrupted.

As for me, the next two months I am going to relish our time together – celebrating you and days ahead.

With love and respect,

Dr. Adams 

Monday, April 22, 2019

Talent Show- Sign Ups

You know what it is!

The Crocker Talent Show is the last day of school.

If you are interested in performing in the show, please sign up on the form below.  The last day to sign up is Tuesday, May 7th. 

All interested students will need to audition for the show. 

Auditions will take place the week of May 13th.

Any questions?

Ask Mr. Carroll

P.S. DC Trip Essay Contest

Oops! Forgot to add that it will be in the LECTURE HALL.

Lab Closed After Lunch

Mr. Hager has a meeting at the district office so the lab will be closed after lunch today.

Library News

Round two of Battle of the Books is underway. Thank you to our judges. If you have not yet voted in the second chance vote, please vote here This Friday is the last day to vote. Vote for your favorite book to get a 2nd chance if it is cut before the final round. Students and staff can vote once. You do not have to have read all of the books, but you do have to have read the one you vote for. See Ms. Gilchrist if you have questions. Judges- you can vote, too!

The library will be closed Tuesday morning (tomorrow) until about 10:00. Ms. Gilchrist will be in a meeting. 

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code will meet today at lunch in room 17. 

Washington D.C. trip contest

Attention all 8th graders traveling to DC! Four of you will have a once in a lifetime honor of laying a wreath, in a formal military ceremony, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier  in Arlington National Cemetery. To decide who among you will get this honor, we will be having an essay contest THIS WEDNESDAY at lunch. The prompt for the essay is: Why do you want this honor? What will it mean to you?
Bring your lunch and a writing utensil. We will have paper for you. Any questions? Ask Ms. Frankel or Mrs. Torello.

Susan L. Frankel
Crocker Middle School

Happy Earth Day!

Every day should be an Earth Day!

Remember to "Walk and Roll" to school and everywhere, as much as possible!

Be mindful of the trash you are creating. If you don't really need it, don't get it. - REDUCE! 

Specially, don't get items made of plastic; unless you are planning to keep them forever....


As a last resort... RECYCLE!

Together we can make a difference!

Linda C. Rodriguez
Science Teacher
Crocker Middle School
Hillsborough City School District

Friday, April 19, 2019

Take Action!

Did you know that a 2-mile car trip puts 2 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere?

With over 7 billion people currently living on our planet, you may think that your actions don't make a difference. But if EVERY person made at least a small change to their daily routines, then those small changes can make a big difference!

Your carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide released into the air because of your own energy needs. Your choices can make a difference. 

Walk or bike to school on April 22 to reduce carbon emissions as much as possible! 

Love Earth, Go Green!

Linda C. Rodriguez
Science Teacher
Crocker Middle School
Hillsborough City School District

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Mandatory WEB meeting on Monday, April 22nd at the beginning of lunch in the PAR. This is for CURRENT WEB leaders to plan our retreats for the end of the year.  See EVERYONE then.

HTV Apps Available!

Dear Students,

HTV Applications are available and were sent out to 6-7th graders this morning. Please turn in your application to Mr. Hager by April 30th.

Library News

Today is National High Five Day. "A group of students at the University of Virginia declared the first National High Five Day in 2002." ( reasons to celebrate) See if you can find five new people to greet today with a high five and a smile. You might make someone's day.

Earth Day!

Dear Crocker,

Monday is Earth Day. How are you going to show appreciation to the planet that provides everything we need to live?

As presented at the Earth Day Assembly, Crocker students are encouraged to walk or bike to school on April 22 to reduce carbon emissions as much as possible.

Students can pick up stickers to show that they have walked and redeem them for candy in Lab 5D. Stickers will be given out at the following locations:
The crosswalk at Ralston, in front of the North school's multipurpose room, in front of the gym by Ralston.  

We are going for 100%participation! Get your parents involved to remind you on Monday morning. We can do it!

See the link below to view maps of locations:

Linda C. Rodriguez
Science Teacher
Crocker Middle School
Hillsborough City School District