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Technology Competition

Click Here to access the Technology Competition form.

Georgia Parent Survey

Please take a few minutes and provide us feedback!

The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions and you may complete the survey using a personal computer, smartphone or tablet.  If you do not have access to the Internet, there will be opportunities for you to do so at the school or feel free to call the school and schedule a time to complete the survey. We encourage you to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data is used as part of our ongoing school improvement process. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Please click the link below to complete the survey. We appreciate you taking the time to do so and we value your feedback. 

Georgia Parent Survey Link:

http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents

 

HMS Chorus Winter Video Concert Chorus Concert

Click here to access the HMS Winter Video Chorus Concert

Technology Competition

Click Here to access technology competition form.

Updated Benz Info, Update Benz Info
Road to the Benz Information Road to the Benz
Shape Grant for Hutto Middle School

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Hutto has been awarded a $4,000 grant to help support school nutrition and physical education.

With the grant a smoothie machine will be purchased to offer healthy smoothie options during breakfast. Select students will participate in a taste test to determine the most appealing flavors of smoothies. Once the flavors have been chosen, the smoothies will be offered to all the students. The technology equipment purchased for the physical education program consists of a large multi-purpose screen and projector. These items will be installed in the physical conditioning classroom.

Danita Ornelas and Petra Joyner were honored to attend the Shape Grant Health Summit in Atlanta on Oct 29th & 30th. Hutto Middle was one of 23 schools in the state of Georgia to receive a Shape Grant.

Pictured with Danita and Petra is Courtney Goershel. Courtney and Casey Cahill also attended the Health Summit to help welcome Danita and Petra to Atlanta. Courtney and Casey have been coordinating our HealthMPowers program in Decatur County for the past two years and have been vital in Hutto Middle School receiving the Shape Grant. Not Pictured:  Casey Cahill

REACH Scholarship REACH Scholarship

Three Decatur County students were awarded REACH scholarships at a signing ceremony held at Bainbridge High School on Friday, September 26.  The scholars for 2018-2019 are (L-R) Skylar Jones, Thomas Spooner and LaQuirsten Williams.  During the signing ceremony, the students, parents and guardians, community members and Decatur County School officials pledged to support the students until graduation.  The ceremony consisted of a video message from Governor Deal, congratulations from Representative Darlene Taylor, and inspiration from John Wooden, Assistant Superintendent,  and Tim Cochran, Superintendent.   

Bearcats Have HEART Bearcats have HEART 2019

"Bearcats Have Heart" is a great way for individuals to request assistance in a process that is respectful of individual needs and circumstances. Thank you to so many who have provided needed donations and support! Once your submission is made, you will be contacted via email within 48 hours (not counting Saturdays and Sundays) with a response to your request. 

Please click on the link: 

https://goo.gl/forms/jvcCx7iAegnimuja2

 

 

Relief Efforts

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Teachers & Students Return

Teachers & Paras will return on 10/23

All students will return on 10/24

Math and ELA Parent Workshop

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Cancelled Cancelled

There will be no before or after school on Thursday, September 13th.  Thanks!

Parent Meeting 9/10/18

Afterschool Parent Kick Off

Health Survey

Click Here to access Health Survey

Attapulgus Community Meeting

Club Choices Clubs

Students, click here to access club choices!

Parent Family Engagement "On the Road"

If you would like for us to partner with your school, business or community event, please contact Cheryl Guy or Chip Davis at 229-248-2835. We would love to bring Parent Family Engagement to you!

Calendar 

Annual Title I Meeting and Curriculum Night

Open House

HMS Transition Night

Parent Survey

Parents, please take time to fill out the Hutto Middle School Climate Survey.  Click Here to access the survey.

Health Survey

Click Here to access health survey

T-Shirt Sale

T-shirt Sale coming to an end.

Decatur County Canceled, Wednesday January 17th

Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our students, all schools in Decatur County will be canceled tomorrow, Wednesday January 17th, for students and staff due to the possibility for icy and unsafe road conditions during the morning hours. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but the weather conditions tomorrow are too questionable at this time to jeopardize the safety of our students or our staff. 

We will be back to our normal schedule Thursday January 18th. 

6th Grade Survey

Click Here to access survey

5th Grade Surve

Click Here to access survey

Technology Competition

The District Technology Competition for Decatur County will be January 17th and 18th.  Students will have time to work on their projects during Winter Break. 

 

The Technology Competition registration deadline is Friday,  December 15th.  Please remember, only two people per teams and 3rd-12th graders may compete. Your project does not have to be complete when you register. More information and the online registration form links are below. 

 

If you have questions please see Mrs. Johnson or Mrs. Schaaf in the media center.

 

The registration form can be found at: https://goo.gl/forms/v4qvYGSaaESnboC73

 

The website and category details can be found at: https://www.gastc.org/

Georgia Parent Survey

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone or tablet. For parents that do not have access to the Internet, school administrators should consider scheduling dates and times to allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school. All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. Results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.

http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents

Collaborative Impact for Decatur County
Schools Closed November 17th

School Closed

All schools will be closed on November 17th.

Thanksgiving Break is November 20 - 24.

School Advisory Council Meeting

Community Service Club

Parent SAC Survey

Click here to access Parent SAC Survey

Student SAC Survey

Click Here to access Student SAC survey.

Scheduled Parent Conference Night

Parent Conference Night

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

5 PM - 7 PM

You should have already been contacted by your child's teacher if you have a parent conference scheduled.  If you have any questions, please contact your student's teacher.

Decatur County Schools Closed Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th

Parents and Community Members,

The uncertainty of the future track of Hurricane Irma and its potential impact on our area has led us to cancel school for all Decatur County Schools on Monday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 12th. We are hopeful that our area sees very little impact but the uncertainty remains too high to take any chances with the safety of our students and staff. Schools will reopen on Wednesday, September 13th unless developments change at which time we will update you all.  Thank you and be safe.

Sincerely,

 

Tim Cochran

Superintendent Decatur County Schools 

School Council Nomination

School Council nominations are now being accepted.  

 

 

T-Shirt Sale Tshirt

T-shirts are on sale now until September 8th.  

Click Here for a 5th grade order form.

Click Here for a 6th grade order form.

GKIDS Readiness Check
2017-2018 Back to School Information

Click here for all Registration Dates and Times

Bearcat Basics - all rising 9th graders are encouraged to sign up for a Bearcat Basic summer orientation. Visit the BHS website for available times and additional information.

Open House for All Schools
Thursday, August 3rd from 5:00-7:00 pm
We invite you to visit the school in which student is enrolled for the 17-18 school year to meet their teacher, visit the classroom, and to receive important school information.
Student schedule/homerooms will be posted at this time.

First Day of School - Friday, August 4, 2017

2017-2018 Back To School Supply Lists

Please visit individual school websites for additional information and parent resources.

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS CHILD FIND OPPORTUITY
Summer Reading
Immunization Clinic Shots

Attention 6th grade parents:

 

An Immunization Clinic will be held at HMS on May 10th for those 6th graders that need updated immunization (Tdap, MCV) to enter 7th grade. If you want your child to participate in the clinic,  please contact the nurse by May 4th.

 

 

Year Book Sale Yearbook

This is the last week to purchase the 2016-2017 yearbook.  If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook, please send $30 by the end of the week.

School Choice Week April 24th - 28th

The Decatur County Board of Education requires that all students attend the school in the zone in which they reside unless they are in a specialized program that contains students across school zones.  Any exceptions to this policy must be made through the “School Choice Plan.”

Health Survey

Click here to access the health survey.

Year Book Vote

Click Here to vote for which cover you would like to have on our 2016-2017 yearbook.

ELA Parent Workshop ELA

ELA Parent Workshop

Date:  1/24/17

Time:  5-6

Come see how to help your child in ELA.

Georgia Parent Survey 2016-2017

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet.  

Georgia Health Survey

Click Here to access survey.

Parents and Guardians,

Please take the time to complete the Georgia Parent Survey. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet.   All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.  Results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.  The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below.  Thank you for your support.

6th Grade Georgia Health Survey

Click Here to access the 6th grade health survey.

5th Grade Georgia Health Survey

Click Here to access the 5th grade health survey.

Middle School Physical Activity and Nutritional Survey

Click Here to access the survey.

Georgia Center of Assessment Writing Test

Click Here to access the writing test.

Technology Fair Information Fair

Information on the 2016 Technology Fair is inside.

World School Milk Day

The schools in over 40 countries around the world will celebrate World School Milk Day on Wednesday, September 28. Hutto Middle School will be joining in on this 17th anniversary celebration. We have a very eventful lunch planned. We will be holding our very first cow costume contest during each lunch period. Please come and help us celebrate by wearing your favorite cow costume. 

Helping your Student with math

Helping your Child with Math Workshop

September 22, 2016

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

Room 116

Come learn different strategies to help your student be more successful in math this school year.

School Closing

Due to the possibility of severe weather, all Decatur County Schools will be closed on Friday, September 2nd.  The afterschool program has been cancelled for Thursday, September 1st.  Everyone stay safe.

HMS Annual Title I Meeting

Everyone is invited to attend the HMS Annual Title I meeting 8/16/16 at 5:30 & Tiger Open House 6:00 p.m.  Title I meeting will begin in the school cafeteria.  We hope to see you here.  

2016-2017 School Supply List

Do you want to get a head start on buying school supplies?  This is a list of the basic school supplies needed for your student to be successful at Hutto Middle School.

Parent Input Needed

Parents our 2016-2017 Parent Compact and Parent Involvement Plan is now posted for your review. We welcome your comments, you may use the Stakeholder Feedback Form, or email Mr. Mathews at rmathews@dcboe.com or Dr. Gardner at cgardner@dcboe.com

To access the parent compact, click here.

To access the parent involvement plan, click here.

To access the stakeholder feedback form, click here.

To access the 2016-2017 schoolwide plan, click here.

Summer Meals for Kids & Teens

Student Focus Survey

Click here to access the student focus survey.

7th Grade Transition Night

All future 7th graders and parents are invited to attend the 7th grade transition night at BMS on July 19th.  The event begins at 6 PM and will be held in the BMS cafeteria.

Honor's Program

5th Grade Awards:  Monday, May 23rd at 8:30 A.M.

6th Grade Awards:  Tuesday, May 24th at 8:30 A.M.

Both programs are in the HMS gym.

Get Georgia Reading (2017 Summer Reading Opportunity)

Exciting news, everyone!

Underway now, Get Georgia Reading Campaign partner myON is delivering thousands of free books to computer and mobile devices that you can access 24 hours a day—every day—through Aug. 31.

Last summer, kids throughout the state read 248,901 books and spent 55,831 hours reading. This year, we are challenging Georgia to top last year’s numbers by reading more than 250,000 books and spending over 60,000 hours reading.

Please help spread the word — including simple instructions for logging on — by sharing this news story with your networks: http://getgeorgiareading.org/2017/05/03/summer-for-georgia-readers-begins-today/

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Summer Reading Tips for Parents

Attention 6th Grade Parents

Please read regarding immunization required for students to attend 7th grade.

2016-2017 School Calendar

TKES Surveys

Click here to access the survey.
 

Georgia Parent Survey

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet.  For parents that do not have access to the Internet, school administrators should consider scheduling dates and times to allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school.  All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.  Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.  The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below.

Student Climate Surveys

Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0 
There are two versions of the Georgia Student Health Survey (GSHS) 2.0. The first version is for middle and high school students (grades 6 – 12), and the second version is a short survey for elementary students (grades 3-5). At least 75% of students at each grade level (3-12) must participate in the GSHS 2.0 to be eligible for the School Climate Star Rating. Please make plans for your elementary, middle and high school students to participate in the GSHS 2.0. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The GSHS 2.0 is also available in Spanish. Students may select the Spanish version by clicking Español within the survey. The URL addresses for the elementary, middle and high school surveys are posted below.

Teachers, Parents, and Stakeholders . . .Participate in Surveys

From Pam Smith, GaDOE Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Georgia Department of Education

On January 14, 2016, the State Board of Education granted permission to post the draft Science and Social Studies GSE for 60 days of public review and comment.

ATLANTA FALCONS MOMS FOOTBALL SAFETY CLINICS

An Atlanta Falcons Moms Football Safety Clinic is being hosted at Bainbridge High School on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 with Dinner provided from 6 pm to 7 pm and the Clinic from 7 pm to 9 pm in the BHS Cafeteria.  To register for the clinic click on the link provided below:

http://www.atlantafalcons.com/community/community-programs/youth-football/moms-clinics.html

 

Early Release--December 4, 2015

The Decatur County Board of Education wishes to inform you that your child(ren) will be released from school early on Friday, December 4,  2015.  The early release schedule will be as follows:

  • Bainbridge High School and Hutto Middle School-Released at 12:30 pm
  • Bainbridge Middle School-Released at 12:45 pm
  • All Elementary Schools except JWE & WBE-Released at 1:00 pm
  • JWE & WBE Elementary-Released at 1:05 pm

The early release time is needed to provide the travel time and flexibility needed for our participation in the state semifinal football game in Cartersville, Georgia Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.  We appreciate your continued support.  GO BEARCATS!

Early Release

In an effort to support our

Bearcat football team in

Carterville, GA, students will

be released from school

at 12:30 on Friday,

December 4, 2015. 

TKES Student Survey Link

To access the survey, click here.

Mustang Clothing Drive

Congratulations

The Hutto Middle School faculty and staff would like to congratulate each of these students.  These students were nominated by their teachers for showing exceptional character traits for the month of September.

Tiger Family Night

Georgia Parent Survey

Parents,

Please click here to complete the Parent Survey. 

Important Information for Parent Volunteers and Chaperones

Would you like to become a parent volunteer or chaperone in the schools?

21st Century STEM Saturday School

STEM Saturday school will be held at HMS on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 8:00 AM until 12 noon.

Tiger Eye News

Check out the latest edition of the school newsletter by clicking here!

Helping Your Child with Math Workshop

Student SACS Survey

5th Grade SACS Survey Click Here

6th Grade SACS Survey Click Here

Parent Resource

Parents be sure to check out our Parent Resource Room.  It is located directly across from the Guidance Office.  The room is available Monday - Friday from 8:00-4:00.  You can use this room to access the parent portal, read the 45 day action plan, and much more.  Check it out today!!!

Absence Policy

Please familiarize yourself with the new Decatur County School System Absence Policy today.  Click here to access the policy.

NYC Trip Information Meeting

NYC Trip Information Meeting

When:  September 2, 2015

Where:  HMS Cafeteria

Time:  5:30

All Honor Society and Student Council Members are eligible to attend.

Safety Protocol--Walking Students to Classrooms

Parents are allowed to walk their children into school for the first week.  For safety reasons, parents may not walk their children into the building after the first week. Staff members are posted throughout campus to ensure the safety of students as they walk to class independently.  

Open House

Open House at ALL Schools Thursday, August 6 
Time:  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Welcome to Our New Website Design

Welcome to Decatur County Schools.  We are proud to provide you with information regarding our schools and district.  Though our newly redesigned websites remain under construction, we are confident that as you visit our organization through these web pages that you will find DCBOE to be committed to providing parents and students with clear, timely, well-designed communications.

We assure you that everything is still on the website, but may be listed under a different menu.  We appreciate your patience as we transition.

December Students and Employees of the Month

Congratulations to the Hutto Middle School students and staff members of the month for December. Pictured are: back row, Belinda Powell, Staff Member of the Month; Bruce Gurley, Hawk Team; and Ell Willis, Staff member of the Month; middle row, Porche Burke, Dolphin Team;  and Ebony Bass, Wolverine Team;  front row, Yamaria Kincaid, Bronco Team; Corbin Austin, Panther Team; and Jamal Sanders, Bobcat Team. Not pictured is Raylee Dean, Mustang Team.

August Students and Employee of the Month

Congratulations to the Hutto Middle School students and employee of the month for August. They are pictured from left to right:

John Shephard, Bronco Team; Lacie Hall, Hawk Team; Kaycee Brooks, Wolverine Team; Kasin Taylor, Panther Team; Nate Tullos, Dolphin Team; Reca Flanders, employee of the month; Tyneshia Galloway, Mustang Team; and Cassidy McConnell, Bobcat Team.

Student Council and Honor Society

 

September Students and Employee of the Month

Congratulations to the September students and faculty member of the month for Hutto Middle School. They are pictured from left to right:

Halle Cannon, Panther Team; Eliel Lopez, Bobcat Team;  Jordan Stout, Hawk Team; Shirley Clark, staff member of the month; Trinity Jones, Mustang Team; Brianna Flanders, Bronco Team; Kenneth Grimsley, Wolverine Team; Marbella Rich, Dolphin Team

October Students and Employee of the Month

Congratulations to the Hutto Middle School,  students and staff member of the month for October. Pictured from left to right are:

Jayden Johnson, Dolphin Team; Michael Conder (Back), Bronco Team; Anahy Ramos, Mustang Team; Emily Godwin, Bobcat Team; Lily Tomek, Wolverine Team; Carter Worthington, Panther Team; Alicia Gordon (Back), Staff Member; and Hope Holley, Hawk Team.

November Students and Employee of the Month

Congratulations to the Students of the month for November at Hutto Middle School. Pictured seated from left to right: Abbie Thomas, Dolphin Team and Kathryn Cohen, Panther Team. Standing from left to right:  Jasmine Ford, Bronco Team; Colton Harrell, Hawk Team; Mahogane Chrispen, Bobcat Team; Karrington Cooper, Wolverine Team; Ethan Phillips, Mustang Team

Parent Workshop

Helping with Editing in Writing Workshop
When:  January 27, 2015
Time:  8:30 AM - 9:30AM
Location:  HMS Parent Resource Room

January Employees and Students of the Month

Congratulations to the Hutto Middle School students and staff members of the month for January. They are pictured from left to right: Mr. Christopher Bryant, staff member of the month; Caitlyn Williams, Mustang Team; Amaria Thompson, Dolphin Team; Amani Bell, Bobcat Team; Mrs. Christy Harrell, staff member of the month; Cooper Thomas, Bronco Team; and Ashtyn Landrum, Panther Team. Seated in front left to right, Spencer Mock, Hawk Team and Anna Kate Littleton, Wolverine Team.

Order Your Yearbook Today

Don’t forget to purchase your 2014-2015 yearbook. All yearbook money is due April 7.  A limited number of memory pages are also available. Memory pages must be purchased before March 26 because we have to submit the completed yearbook by March 30. If you need a memory page form see Mrs. Johnson in the media center.

Immunizations

Parents of 6th graders,

The following are new Georgia Immunization requirements for students entering 7th grade. All 7thgraders must show proof of  the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines prior to the start of school. Please contact your child’s physician or the local Health Dept to determine whether or not your child is up to date with the required vaccines. An updated copy of the Georgia Certificate of Immunization (Form 3231) needs to be given to the school nurse by the first day of school in August 2015.

If you have any questions, please call Christy Harrell, RN (HMS nurse) at 248-2224.

BMS STEM Fitness 5K- The Bearcat Way

Inaugural BMS STEM Fitness 5K Race
When:  May 2, 2015
Time:  8:00 AM
Click Here for more information and a registration form.

Parent School Choice Notification
 Decatur County Schools
Excellence, Engagement and Accountability...for All!

Parent School Choice Notification
School Choice Week: April 27 - May 1, 2015
School Registration

Hutto Middle School registration dates:

Student Survey

Please click here to access the student survey for SACS accreditation. 

5th Grade Awards Day 5

5th Grade Awards Day

When:  May 21, 2018

Time:  8:30 AM

Where:  HMS Gym

School Improvement sip

HMS will hold our School Improvement session June 4-5 from 8:00-4:00. You are welcome to attend, on June 5th from 11-12, we will revise our Parent Compact, Parent Involvement Plan, and School Improvement Plan. We will also discuss expenditure of 1% of Parent Involvement money.   Your attendance and input is greatly appreciated.  

Safe Route to School

Click Here to access the parent survey.

Health Survey

Click Here to access survey.

6th Grade Awards Day 6

6th Grade Awards Day

When:  May 22, 2018

Time:  8:30 AM

Where:  HMS Gym

Decatur County Schools 2015-2016 Calendar
Invitation to Participate

Decatur County Schools annually conducts a Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA), reviews and revises our CLIP (Consolidated LEA Implementation Plan) and our Title I Parent and Family Engagement Plan.  The annual review process is discussed at our annual Title I Stakeholder Meetings. Opportunities to attend these meetings will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018, at the Decatur County Schools Support Center located at 507 Martin Street in West Bainbridge. There will be two repeated sessions:  11:00 am until 1:00 pm OR 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  All parents and stakeholders are encouraged to attend one of these informational meetings and offer feedback and suggestions.

For more information, please contact:

 Kathy Varner at 229-248-2836 or by email at kvarner@dcboe.com.

Attention 6th Grade Parents

All rising 7th grade students.......

Parent Survey

Please click here to access the parent survey for SACS accreditation. 

College & Career Academy Concept

To learn more about Bainbridge High School's College & Career Academy Concept, click here! 

ELA/Math Night

ELA/Math Night

When:  Thursday, September 28, 2017

Where:  Hutto Middle School

Time:  5:30-7:00

Come learn how to help your child with ELA and math at home.

Summer iStation & iLearn! Stay Engaged this Summer
Jekyll Island Field Study (6th Grade Only)

If you were unable to attend the information meeting on Sepetember 6th, your student can still sign up.  Click the link below for details.  There are only 33 slots available per team, it is first come first serve.

Click Here for Details

Georgia Milestones Re-Test Information

Decatur County Schools is a Strategic Waiver System, which allows our system to waive specific state board rules. In our current strategic waiver, we chose to waive O.G.C.A 20-2-283 & 20-2-284. This waiver allows us as a system not to retest students for the 2017-2018 school year. The wavier also allows us to be able to use other vital information from your child’s entire school year and not only state assessment scores in the promotion and retention policy for the 2017-2018 school year.

Student Pick Up and Drop Off

HUTTO Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures

 

 

 

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