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Click on the Accreditation Stakeholder Feedback Survey Image to complete the survey.

The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) is currently undergoing an accreditation renewal process. Part of this process is the collection of feedback from stakeholders. We invite you to participate in the Family and Community Stakeholder Survey. The results of this survey, along with other stakeholder artifacts, will be used in the district’s accreditation renewal process.

The Family and Community Stakeholder Survey is available in the following languages: Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Napali, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Telugu, Tigrinya, and Vietnamese. The survey is confidential and will take approximately ten minutes to complete. 

The survey will open Tuesday, September 7, 2021 and close Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 5:00 pm.



HMS News and Information

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HMS Daily Announcements

HMS Daily Announcements 

CLICK HERE to read the latest HMS Announcements.

 

School Building Access

Out of an abundance of caution and due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, we will continue the visitor protocol that was in place for the 2020-2021 school year:

Visitors and volunteers will not be permitted in buildings until further notice.  We will continue to monitor conditions and data provided by the Department of Public Health(DPH), the DeKalb County Board of Health (DBOH) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).  It is our sincere hope that conditions will improve, and we will be able to reopen our doors and benefit from the value that our committed volunteers add to our schools and centers. 
 
We appreciate each of our volunteers and community partners.  In the interim, we will look for and we invite you to help us identify opportunities for volunteers to support our school community virtually.

Current Student/Annual Verification Application

Instead of providing proof of residency in person, parents/guardians need to upload documents to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.  To complete the annual verification process, please CLICK HERE . Parents/Guardians must have an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account to verify/update their student(s) information.  For Parents/guardians who do not already have a portal account CLICK HERE to download instructions or visit https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/infinite-campus/  for more information.

Virtual HMS Band Performance 2021

Our HMS 6th, 7th & 8th grade bands, under the direction of Mr. Derrick White, combined at the end of last school year to produce a virtual band performance.  Mr. White completed the video over the summer. Please enjoy our HMS band performing "Apollo Overture."




HMS Musical Review 2021
Each Spring our HMS Choruses, under the direction of Mr. Dale Duncan, perform a live musical review show.  This was not possible this year so Mr. Duncan, along with HMS chorus members, produced a musical review/documentary video highlighting recorded musical performances by our HMS Chorus members and illustrating the challenges of COVID-19 and their dedication to the performing arts!  We hope you enjoy it:


COVID-19 Emotional Support Line

The Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line provides free and confidential assistance to callers needing emotional support or resource information as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emotional Support Line is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals and others who have received training in crisis counseling.

 Hours of operation: 8 am - 11 pm

Call 866.399.8938.

For additional assistance CLICK HERE to access the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) where students or adults may chat or text online.  


Summer Reading
Students reading over the summer helps diminish summer slide!  Please use the links below to access DCSD and HMS summer reading resources!

 HMS Good News!

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State PTSA Reflections Winner
 
Congratulations to HMS 7th Grader Daniel Green for winning 2nd Place in the photography division of  this year's State PTSA Reflections contest.  Daniel's winning photograph is titled "Railway" and he states that the railway represents life and the fence represents obstacles that come our way. Congrats to Daniel and thank you to all the HMS students who submitted entries to this years Reflections contest.  
 
Congrats HMS Reading Bowl Team
 
Our HMS 2021 Reading Bowl Team had an awesome season taking 1st Place at the DeKalb County Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl and then placing 2nd at the Metro Atlanta Regional competition.  Our reading bowl students began preparing for competitions in September 2020 and persevered through the complexities of virtual competitions. We are proud of our Reading Bowl Cougars and are looking forward to another season in the 2021-2022 school year!
Go Reading Bowl Cougars! 
 
Teacher and Educational Support Specialists of the Year
 
We are excited to announce our Teacher and Educational Support Specialists for the 2020-2021 school Year!   Our Teacher of the Year is Lorren Kelsey, interrelated teacher on Team 8A. Our  Educational Support Specialist of the Year I is Quintavius Releford, custodian, head football coach, and soccer coach. And our Educational Support Specialist of the Year II is Robin Topa, head counselor.  Congratulations to our wonderful staff members for earning this honor from their peers!
 
Congrats Dr. Bradley
Congratulations to Dr. Rita Bradley, our HMS Visual Arts Teacher.  She was recently honored by having one of her woven sculptures included in the Infectious Creativity Exhibit at Kennesaw State University’s Fine Arts Gallery.  Her work, titled "Unwoven," is on display with other works created by educators during the pandemic.  Click Here for a virtual tour of the gallery and learn more.  Thank you Dr. Bradley for representing Henderson Middle School in this important exhibit.
 

 
Greenhouse Grant
Henderson Middle School thanks our HMS Foundation for assisting Mr. Purdy and our Eco-Avengers Club in securing a grant from the Clorox Foundation for a greenhouse at HMS!  To find out more about the HMS Foundation, including upcoming meetings, please visit hmsfoundation.org.
 
Disc Golf at HMS!
The HMS staff and administrators would like thank our HMS Foundation for providing the wonderful Disc Golf equipment for use by our physical education teachers.  Coach Morrison has now implemented Disc Golf within our Physical Education curriculum and it is available to our students.  We send a big THANK YOU to our Foundation for your continuing support of our students! 
 
Courtyard Dedication
Did you know that Henderson Middle School used to be Henderson High School?  The Henderson High School Alumni Association recently installed a dedication plaque in our school courtyard commemorating the original dedication of the courtyard in 1972.  The courtyard was constructed in memory of classmate Sinda Paige Jones by the HHS classes of 1970, 1971 and 1972.  Thank you to the Henderson High School Alumni Association for helping keep the Cougar spirit alive at Henderson Middle School!
 
District Events
Click on the image above for Back to School Information.
School Hours
8:50am-3:55pm
(Students arriving later than 8:50am will be considered tardy and must report to the attendance office upon arrival)

Doors open to students at 8:25 am
(Students should not be dropped off at school before 8:25 am)
Upcoming Events @ HMS
Chorus Mini Concert
Fri Sep 24 2021
No School - Columbus Day Holiday
Thu Oct 7 2021
to Mon Oct 11 2021

Thanksgiving Holiday Break
Mon Nov 22 2021
to Fri Nov 26 2021

Grade Level Teams

Use the links below for quick access to your team's teacher contact information:

Virtual Learning Support for Students

 

CLICK HERE to visit the DCSD Virtual Leaarning Support page for students  or you may call the DeKalb County School District Help Desk at 678-676-1188.

Need a Counselor?

If you need to speak with your counselor, CLICK HERE for access the Counseling Department web page to locate contact information and other resources.  Use the quick links below to send them an email:

Robin Topa
Head Counselor: email
 
Paul Bell
6th Grade: email
 
Janalee Garay
7th grade: email
 
Angela Coleman
8th Grade: email 
 
Lauchpad & Infinite Campus Quick Links
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Need to create an Parent Portal Account?  CLICK HERE to download instructions.  

For more info about our school, click below to access our PTSA website! 

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