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HMS Daily Announcements

 CLICK HERE to read the latest HMS Daily Announcements.

 
2019 CCRPI Scores
2019 CCRPI Scores have been released by the Georgia Department of Education
The College and Career Ready Performance Index - CCRPI - is Georgia's tool for annually measuring how well its schools, districts, and the state are helping students achieve their goals.  The purpose of CCRPI is to provide an objective measure of the extent to which schools, districts, and the state are succeeding in providing high-quality educational opportunities and outcomes for students.  Please CLICK HERE for a letter from the principal regarding Henderson Middle's 2019 CCRPI score.
 
Educational Websites
Now that our students have been issued individual Chromebooks, here is a list of educational websites for families compiled by the Georgia Department of Education.  CLICK HERE for more information.
 
 
GA Milestones Score Reports
The 2019 Georgia Milestones Individual Score Reports are being sent home with students.  Please CLICK HERE to accsss the guide to understanding your child's individual scoring summary. 

 
Chromebook Distribution
The Digital Dreamers Chromebook distribution for students has begun at Henderson Middle School.  This year, insurance coverage on the student devices will be handled differently.  Please use the following link to gain more information about this year's sign-up process:  

https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/digital-dreamers/sign-up/

Money will not be collected at the school for insurance coverage.
 
 
Access to Georgia Milestones and MAP Scores
Did you know you can look at your child's Georgia Milestone and MAP Scores online?  The results are stored in the State  Longitudinal Data System (SLDS).  You can access your child's record through Infinite Campus at:
 
 
 
Click on 'SLDS PORTAL' (On the left side of the menu), then click on 'performance' .  Please note that this is through the website and not the APP. 
 
HMS Title I Stakeholder Survey
Please CLICK HERE to access the Title I Stakeholder Input Survey.
 
 
STEM Competition Opportunities
Please use the links below to download information about upcoming STEM related competitions:
eCybermission:  proposing solutions for real community issues
Future City Competition:  Clean Water - Tap into Tomorrow 
 

 HMS Good News!

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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! 
 
Congrats Academic Bowl Team
Congratulations to our HMS Academic Bowl Team for taking 2nd Place honors at the DeKalb County PAGE Academic Bowl Tournament held on Saturday, November 2nd.  Coached by Mr. Bell, the team will move on to the regional tournament om December.  Go Cougars! 
 
HMS Reflections Winners
 
Congratulations to our HMS PSTA Reflections Arts contest winners for 2019-2020:
 
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY
7th grade- 1st place- Katie Sanio, “Dreaming of the Golden Girl” 

PHOTOGRAPHY
7th grade- 1st place- Mary Lily Brass, “Tiny Bubbles”
8th grade- 1st place- Maya Romanelli, “Look Within”
8th grade- 2nd place- Alexia Spetseris, “Inside Myself”

FILM PRODUCTION
6th grade- 1st place- Andrew Ladzinske, “Look Within Your City”
7th grade- 1st place- Whitman Buechner, “Look Within”
8th grade- 1st place- Sophia Hook, “Look Within”

VISUAL ARTS
6th grade- 1st place- Ana Flores Martinez, “Untitled”
6th grade- 2nd place- Nathan Mowinski, “Never Judge A Book By Its Cover”
7th grade- 1st place- Jake Hinkel, “A World Within”
7th grade- 2nd place- Katie Sanio, “The Eyes Are Windows To the Soul”
7th grade- 3rd place- Julia Barker, “Make Sure You Know Who You Know”
8th grade- 1st place- Katelyn Haynes, “The Broken Smile”
8th grade- 2nd place- Savannah Spires, “Looking Within”

LITERATURE
8th grade- 1st place- Alexia Spetseris, “Look Within”
8th grade- 2nd place- Kendall Lewis, “Something New”
8th grade- 3rd place- Natalie Graves, “Weep My Love”
8th grade- Honorable Mention - Maya Romanelli, “Time”

Congratulations to all winners!  1st and 2nd place winners will advance to regionals in November.
 
Congrats HMS Volleyball Team
Congratulations to the Henderson Middle School Volleyball team for winning 1st place in the Henderson Cougar Classic. Thank you to all the players for an outstanding season!! Go Cougars!! 
 
 
Art Star Hall of Fame
Congratulations goes to former HMS and current Lakeside High School student Rachel Selemani whose artwork titled "In Full Bloom" was selected for the 2019-2020 DCSD Art Star Hall of Fame Award.  Rachel created her artwork while at Henderson Middle School!  
 
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!
 
HMS Receives Lowe's Toolbox Grant!
Henderson Middle School was recently awarded a $2,000 Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grant.  The grant was awarded to the school from the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation to help with projects that fall into the following categories:  technology upgrades, tools for STEM programs, facility renovations and safety improvements.  Henderson Middle School will use the grant to establish an innovation lab (Makerspace) where students will have access to robots and STEM tools.
 
 
WSB-TV Features HMS Stop Bullying Campaign!
 Henderson Middle School had a great culmination to our week long anti-bullying campaign (October 22nd -October 26th).  Students wore different color t-shirts  to represent a different aspect of our anti-bullying campaign.  Students participated in a door decorating contest, created anti-bullying posters, and some of our students met with news anchor, Sophia Choi, from WSB-TV Channel 2 News.  It was a great week of activities and the excitement level was high.  
 
Ms. Patillo sends a special "thank you" to Ms. Jennifer Morris, Ms. Eliscia Brooks, Mr. Robert Mason, the HMS Student Council, the WHMS News Crew, and the Henderson MS PTSA.  They all did a wonderful job in making this week a big success.  
Be sure to  look for our student council students to be featured on a  special news segment on anti-bullying efforts in public schools throughout the state of Georgia. The segment is scheduled to air November 12th on the 5pm and 6pm news broadcasts on WSB-TV.
 
District Events
School Hours
School Day
8:50am-3:50pm 
 
Student Drop Off
No earlier than 8:25am
(Doors open at 8:25am)
Upcoming Events @ HMS
Orchestra Winter Concert
Thu Dec 5 2019
Band Winter Concert
Tue Dec 10 2019
Chorus Holiday Concert
Thu Dec 12 2019
Parent Conference Night
Thu Dec 12 2019

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

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