Dear Hawk Nation,
As Principal, I am honored and excited to be part of the Horning Middle School community. As I embark on my 6th year at Horning, my goal is to build upon the success of the house model that was launched during the 2018-19 school year.
At the heart of the house structure at Horning is a dedicated school wide advisory period. At Horning Middle School the advisory period is critically important to ensuring student’s needs, both academically and socially/emotionally are met. Your child’s advisor will be you and your student’s point person within the house system. Your child’s advisor will be there to help you navigate through any questions and concerns that may arise.
Below are some results from our most recent school report card and state testing.
School Report Card Improvement
- School Report Card Score: The latest school report card was the highest in school history of Horning Middle School. (The DPI has issued school report cards since 2012)
- Horning Middle School recorded the 2nd highest improvement for all schools district wide
Latest Forward Assessment Results
English Language Arts
- Highest overall achievement since Forward assessment given at Horning MS
- Over 8% 1 year increase in students demonstrating advanced and proficient in English Language Arts
- 11.4% increase in female hispanic achievement
- Highest number of proficient and advanced since Forward has been administered school wide (2015 to 2019)
- 5.9% increase 1 year increase in students demonstrating advanced and proficient
- Largest increase in the 4 years of administering Forward (2015 to 2019)
- White males 13.5% increase from 2015 to 2019 in demonstrating advanced and proficient
- 10% increase overall increase in hispanic student achievement
When away from the school community, I treasure spending time with my family. I have an incredibly supportive wife, Angela. I am the proud father of Francis (6) and Violet (3). Together we enjoy vacationing, swimming, hiking and enjoying other outdoor activities and sports.
Building positive relationships between home and school is crucial in maintaining a positive school culture. It is of utmost importance to me that your child enters through Horning Middle School feeling welcomed, connected and safe at Horning Middle School.
Please feel free to contact me at any time. I look forward to connecting with you.
Yours in Learning.
Mr. Robert Blessington