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HMS Daily Announcements

HMS Daily Announcements 

CLICK HERE to read the latest HMS Announcements.

 

Rising 9th Grade Course Advisement

The process of registering 8th graders for high school is beginning. Counselors are doing class advisement with 8th grade students during the weeks of 11/28 and 12/5.  Click the links below to download documents that may help  with the registration process. The last day to request course changes for high school is on 12/14/22.
 
 
Feel free to contact Mrs. Robin Topa or Dr. Angela Coleman in the HMS Counseling Office with any additional questions.   

Chromebook Distribution

In order for students to receive a Chromebook, parents must complete the digital Dreamer User Agreement.  Use the link or QR code below to access the online agreement form.
 
 
 

DCSD New Enrollment Information Checklist

Please CLICK HERE to access information about new enrollments for the DeKalb County School District.

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.
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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Reflections Contest District Winners
Congratuations to the following students for placing 1st or 2nd Place in the District PTSA Reflections Arts contest.  These students will advance to represent HMS at the State Competition.
 
Norah Fonder-Kristy, 2nd Place in Literature, 7th Grade
Lucy Balint, 2nd Place in Music, 7th Grade
Blaire Griffiths, 1st Place in Photography, 8th Grade
Logan Bernard, 2nd Place in Photography, 8th Grade
Skylar Daly, 1st Place in Visual Arts, 6th Grade
Jumayna Tanha, 2nd Place in Visual Arts, 7th Grade
Thank you to all the artists who participated! Henderson has a very talented group of artists
 
HMS Spelling Bee Winner
 
Congratulations to HMS 8th grader Della Coleman for taking 1st Place at the Henderson Middle School Spelling Bee held on December 2nd, 2022.  Della will now represent HMS at the DeKalb County District Spelling Bee.
 
HMS Microsoft Student Ambassadors
 
Congratulations to HMS 7th grader Luke Fesperman and 8th grader Salar Sharrif for participating in DCSD’s Magical Moments with Microsoft virtual summer program.  The purpose of Magical Moments with Microsoft was to introduce and expand the knowledge of our Digital tools with our digital dreamers. The program focused on utilizing the key features of Microsoft as a cloud-based tool while showcasing their ideas for a business that will solve real world issues. As a result of their active participation, Luke and Salar are now recognized as Microsoft Student Ambassadors.  
 
8th Grade Dual Immersion French Students

 

Congratulations to Ms. Morrison’s 8th Grade Dual Language Immersion Students.  In March, seventeen of her students traveled to Woodward Academy to take the DELF (French Language Studies Diploma) exam.  Diplomas earned by taking this exam are issued by the French Ministry of Education and it certifies French Language abilities.  Ninety-four percent of our students passed the exam. We are proud of our French Language Cougars!  Congrats to the following students:   Zane Armstrong, Andrew Bitsko, Lilian Chan-Velasquez, Hannah Creel, Daniel Greene, Samuel Hershner, Erin Lilic, Kai Manangan, Rokhaya Ndiaye, Margo Peller, Raymond Sandres, Naomi Teklu, Julianne Trejo, Kathleen VanValkenburg, Sarah Wages, Micah Walker-Barnes, Tre White III. 


 
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!
 
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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
February Break for Students
Fri Feb 17 2023
to Mon Feb 20 2023

Parent Conference Night
Wed Mar 1 2023
Independent Learner Day
Fri Mar 10 2023
Spring Break
Mon Apr 3 2023
to Fri Apr 7 2023

Virtual Learning Support for Students

 

CLICK HERE to visit the DCSD Virtual Learning 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 in English.
CLICK HERE to download the instructions in Spanish.

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

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