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Dr. Tabetha Rabenberg
HORIZON PRINCIPAL NAMED

Bismarck Public Schools (BPS) has announced that Dr. Tabetha Rabenberg* has accepted the position as the new principal of Horizon Middle School effective July 1 to replace Sherry Heaton who is retiring at the end of the school year.

Dr. Rabenberg from Urbandale, Iowa was one of five people interviewed for the position on Friday. The other four were internal candidates from Bismarck Public Schools-three assistant principals and one elementary principal. A total of 18 candidates applied. She was chosen by a committee which included district administrators and two Horizon teachers.

Rabenberg has been a principal for four years at Prairie Ridge Middle School in the Ankeny Community School District. She has ten years of combined administrative experience including positions as a School Improvement Leader, Dean of Students, and Special Education Curriculum Coordinator. She has a bachelor's degree in science from Black Hills State University in South Dakota, and masters and doctorate degrees in Educational Leadership from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

BPS Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools Dr. Ben Johnson says, "Dr. Rabenberg is an education leader with a proven, evidence-based track record of empowering teacher leaders to improve teaching and learning for students. She created a sense of community at the new middle school in Iowa by meeting with families of incoming 6th graders, as well as at-risk families so children could make a positive transition to the middle level. She also raised about $500,000 to expand offerings at a STEM academy in Des Moines. Tabetha has the experience to implement standards based education and the 21st Century skills needed by our future graduates by working closely with teachers through their PLCs."

In her resume, Dr. Rabenberg says, "My role is to create a community of leaders and learners on a path to continuous improvement." She has involved middle school students in Anti-Bullying Clubs, Health Heroes, and other activities.

BPS Superintendent of Schools Tamara Uselman says Rabenberg has family in the Bismarck-Mandan area and in Mobridge, South Dakota. Tabetha and her husband have two children, one in elementary school and one in senior high.

*Pronounced: (Taah-beh-thah Ray-ben-berg)
PLCs=Professional Learning Communities



Summer School Registration Forms


HMS Summer School Parent Letter (pdf document)
File Size: 219.34 kb

HMS SS Registration Form (pdf document)
File Size: 115.88 kb

7th/8th grade Summer School Registration (pdf document)
File Size: 356.86 kb


Horizon Huskie Spirit Wear


Horizon Spirit Wear (pdf document)
File Size: 193.2 kb


Student/Parent Handbook


Student Handbook 2014 2015 (pdf document)
File Size: 859.5 kb


Teacher Handbook


Teacher Handbook 2014-2015 (pdf document)
File Size: 700.29 kb


Monthly Newsletter


November 2014 Newsletter (pdf document)
File Size: 184.4 kb

Sherry Heaton
Principal Sherry Heaton

500 Ash Coulee Drive
Bismarck ND 58503
Phone: 701-323-4550
Fax: 701-323-4555
Principal: Sherry Heaton
Secretary: Mary Felchle


Goals

Goal 1: All students will increase their language literacy in the areas of writing and reading.

Goal 2: All students will increase their life skills in the areas of respect and organization.

Mission Statement

In a safe, collaborative environment, we provide educational opportunities that empower all students to reach their fullest potential.


A & B Calendar


A & B Calendar 2015-2016 (pdf document)
File Size: 338.82 kb


Middle School Behavior Expectations and Values


Middle School Behavior Expectations and Values (pdf document)
File Size: 215.4 kb


Bismarck Public School District's


GAMC- Staff and Student Responsible Use of Technology (pdf document)
File Size: 254.62 kb

Issued 06/11/2012

Parent Volunteers Needed in the Library

We are busier than ever this year in the library. So, if you would be able to spare an hour or two of your time to help us shelve books or process in new books, please contact: kathy_berg@bismarckschools.org. Thanks!

Horizon Kids on KFYR AM

Kids Speak program with Phil Parker

http://www.kfyr.com/media/play/23697248/


Parent Information on Math Facts


Parent Information on Math Facts (pdf document)
File Size: 94.25 kb

Healthy Snacks

District Snack Information


Events
Free summer meals for kids!

6/11/2015 - 7/24/2015

Busing DEADLINE is July 10

7/1/2015 - 7/10/2015

Middle/Sr. High Summer School #2

7/6/2015 - 7/24/2015

Band-Orchestra Camp

8/10/2015 - 8/20/2015

Horizon open house

8/25/2015

Y93 broadcast for Fill the Bus donations!

8/25/2015

1st day of school

8/27/2015

No school: Labor Day

9/7/2015

Autumnfest Parade

9/19/2015

LHS/SMS Orchestra's Rock Concert w/Bridgid Bibbens

10/9/2015

Announcements
Busing DEADLINE is July 10

Time to get kids vaccinated for school!

Get paid to tutor K-3 students in reading!

Supt. blogs about hope

2015 President's Awards

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