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HMS News and Information

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.
HMS Rising 6th Grade Cougar Camp
 
The HMS Rising 6th Grade Cougar Camp will be held in person on Thursday, July 29th, 2021.  Rising 6th grade students will have an opportunity to meet teachers and new classmates, participate in content activities, and tour the building.  Only students who are registered for Cougar Camp may attend.
 
Registration is now open for NEW participants only. Students previously registered for Cougar Camp DO NOT need to register again.
 
Registration will close on Monday, July 26, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. No late registration will be accepted. Please use the links below to register:
 

 



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 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.  

 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.
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
 Click the logos for quick access to Launchpad/Clever and Infinite Campus student and parent portals.
 
 
Need to create an Parent Portal Account?  CLICK HERE to download instructions.  
Virtual Learning Tools Help Desk

Need help with Virtual Learning Tools?  Call the DeKalb County School District Help Desk at 678-676-1188.

Upcoming Events @ HMS

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