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HMS Daily Announcements

HMS Daily Announcements 

CLICK HERE to read the latest HMS Announcements.

 

After School Tutorial/La Tutoría Después de la Escuela

HMS Stakeholders,
To provide instructional support to all students and prepare for the Spring 2022 Georgia Milestones Assessment, Henderson Middle School will be offering in-person after-school tutorial in English Language Arts and Math beginning January 11, 2022.   All students needing instructional support in English Language Arts and Mathematics are invited to participate in the this program funded by Title I.

Students will participate in the program on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week from 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.  Students will be provided an afternoon snack and a DCSD bus will be available for transportation home each day.

If you would like for your child to participate in this program, please use the links below to access the online registration form and additional information in English or Spanish.  The form should be submitted on or before Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Students must have a completed permission form to participate in the program and receive DCSD transportation home from HMS.  If the permission form is not completed by the date above, your child may not receive bus transportation for this program.

School Building Access

Out of an abundance of caution we are continuing 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.  

 HMS Good News!

HMS Reflections Winners 2021

 

The HMS PTSA Reflections arts contest has concluded and the results have been announced.  Congratulations to the following students for receiving awards in this year’s competition.  All 1st and 2nd place winners move on to the DeKalb County District competition.

VISUAL ARTS
Tumayna Tanha - 1st place 6th grade, 
Logan Bernard - 1st place, 7th grade
Molly Gilmore - 1st place 8th grade

MUSIC COMPOSITION
Hannah Wages- 1st place, 6th grade

FILM PRODUCTION
Xandra Snow Ashley - 1st Place, 7th grade

PHOTOGRAPHY
Blaire Griffiths - 1st Place, 7th grade
Sarah Wages - 1st place 8th grade

LITERATURE
Norah Fonder-Kristy - 1st Place 6th Grade
Lucy Balint - 2nd Place , 6th grade
Eva Merritt - 3rd Place 6th Grade
Elijah Bedinger - 1st Place 8th Grade

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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!
 
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.
 
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
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 Holiday Concert
Thu Dec 9 2021
Parent Conference Night
Thu Dec 9 2021
Last Day of 1st Semester
Fri Dec 17 2021
Winter Holiday Break
Mon Dec 20 2021
to Fri Dec 31 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
 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.  

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

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