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HMS News and Information

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HMS Daily Announcements 

CLICK HERE to read the latest HMS Announcements.

Principal's End of Year Message and Awards Presentation
Please click on the video to view Ms. Patillo's end of school year message to the Henderson Middle School community and use the link below to view our virtual awards and honors presentations.

CLICK HERE to view the virtual awards presentation webpage

HMS Student Check-Out 
Click button for check-out form
Haga clic para el formulario de solicitud de salida 
Student Check-In and Check-Out Procedures
New Check-In and Check-Out procedures have been implemented for F2F students. CLICK HERE for instructions on procedures.  

Se han implementado nuevos procedimientos de entrada y salida para los estudiantes de cara a cara. CLIC AQUÍ para más información. 

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 Summer Bridge Rising 6th Grade Cougar Camp 
Henderson Middle School will be hosting our annual Cougar Camp to welcome our rising 6th graders.  Cougar Camp will be held in-person on Thursday, July 8, 2021.  Students will have an opportunity to meet teachers and new classmates, participate in content activities, and tour the building.  To attend, all participants must register!  Use the links below to access the online registration forms and further information.  The registration deadline is May 28th.  

Chromebook Collection Schedule
Henderson Middle School will be collecting school-issued Chromebooks, chargers, cases, and hotspots before the end of this school year. All student devices will be collected this year (as mandated by the District) so that an inventory can be performed.  If your child has school-issued devices, please CLICK HERE to download the schedule showing when your child’s Chromebook device will be collected.  The collection point for student devices will be in the school’s gym lobby.  If a student's device is lost, stolen or damaged, CLICK HERE to fill out the online replacement form. 
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:

Summer School Information
In preparation to meet the needs of students this summer, the 2021 MOSAIC Summer Learning Program information is now available.  CLICK HERE to download a list of programs and descriptions.  For more information and the registration link CLICK HERE to access the DSCS Summer School webpage. 
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.  

 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
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
Teacher Website Links

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

Lauchpad & Infinite Campus Quick Links
 Click the logos for quick access to Launchpad/Clever and Infinite Campus
Virtual Learning Tools Help Desk

Need help with Virtual Learning Tools?  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 
Upcoming Events @ HMS

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