Welcome to the HMS PTSA website!

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Henderson Middle School is a S.T.E.M. certified school!



There is a new Henderson Middle PTSA Facebook page and corresponding Henderson Middle Parents Closed Group.  Both are excellent sources for information. 
The new Henderson Middle PTSA Page has general school and PTSA announcements:
The Henderson Middle Parents Group is a closed group (you just need to request to be added, and provide your student's name). This is a great place to ask specific questions about school that are then generally answered by other parents in the know. Click on the link below to join:




Stay current on all Henderson Middle School official updates by signing up for the School Messenger Text Service.  See the attached flyer for instructions.  



The school year is quickly coming to a close and the PTSA has three key leadership positions that need to be filled. Please consider one of these Board opportunities for the upcoming two-year term. Please email us at henderson.ptsa@gmail.com to nominate yourself or let us know of potential candidates!

1st Year President – the cool thing about PTSA president is you're never working alone!  Karen Courtney-Long will be the 2nd year leading co-president (rising 7th grade) with Stefanie Zuber as the exiting co-president (but still available to consult/advise). This is not your elementary school presidency – it is NOT all consuming. Both co-prez and all Board members have full time jobs. You can do this! 

VP Fundraising - Oversees the committees that fall within Fundraising (Open house, Henderson hero fund, School store, Spirit wear, Book fair, etc) – There is a strong team of volunteers running these activities under this Chair and most of these activities are mini-sprints (short and fast) in nature. 

Treasurer - Oversees creation and maintenance of the PTSA budget – including but not limited to ensuring the previous year’s audit is complete, authorizes checks for reimbursement, updates books for all activities and planning purposes.  If you love math, like to work independently (no committee work for you!), and feel good filling a giant hole in our PTSA Board, this is the job for you.  

The Principal Advisory Council (PAC, formerly School Council) for Henderson Middle School will have two openings for parent/guardian members that need to be filled for the 2019-2020 school year. Not sure what the PAC does? Read all about it on the PAC webpage. If you are interested in serving, you can declare your candidacy by August 23. Please complete a Parent/Guardian Candidate Declaration Form available here.
The elections will be held in September.



The 2019 Yearbooks have arrived and are being distributed to students who pre-ordered one.  But, we have extras!  If you did not pre-order a yearbook, you may still purchase one for $50.00 CASH.  To purchase one, please see Mrs. E. Brooks in room 508.   

HMS reflections county winners

Congratulations to our Henderson Middle School Students who participated in this year's PTSA sponsored Reflections fine arts contest.   We are proud to announce that seven HMS students received honors at the County level!  
6th Grade

Said Fragozo:   1st place, Literature, DeKalb County 
Lindsey Lopez: 2nd place, Visual Arts, DeKalb County 
Sophia Smith:  Special Artist Recognition,  Visual Arts, DeKalb County;  Special Artist Recognition, Music Composition, DeKalb County; Will represent Georgia at National PTA Reflections in the 6th Grade Music Composition category for Special Artists 

7th Grade 

Audrey Gilmore:  2nd place, Film Production, DeKalb County 
Katelyn Haynes:  2nd place, Visual Arts, DeKalb County 
Sophia Hook: 1st place, Film Production, DeKalb County; 3rd place, Film Production, Georgia  
Alexia Spetseris: 1st place, Literature, DeKalb County; 3rd place, Literature, Georgia  
8th Grade

Haisam Siddique: 2nd place, Literature, DeKalb County
Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This year's theme was "Heroes Around Me."  Students submitted completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts. 


HMS has many parents who are still learning English, most of them Spanish speakers, but the interpreter is available only two days. Did you know? The HMS Foundation is funding a bilingual liaison, Ailyn Ueda, to help our Spanish speaking parents communicate more effectively with teachers and staff, so that they can all work together to help our students learn.

The bilingual liaison is available Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30am-1:30pm and the interpreter is available on Thursdays and Fridays



Did you know? If you shop at Publix, Kroger, or Amazon, you can help HMS and it won’t cost you a dime.


Kroger:  Simply connect your Kroger Plus card to HMS online (once each year), and Kroger will donate money to the HMS foundation every time you shop and use your card.  Renew your membership now if you haven’t done so this summer!


Go to krogercommunityrewards.com. Follow the instructions to set up an account, and then search for Henderson Middle or the organization number QJ092 and connect your card. That's all!


Publix:  Simply sign up for a Publix.com account (if you don’t already have one), select Henderson Middle School, then enter your phone number at checkout. Publix Partners will give back to our school every time you shop.

(If you have a Publix Partners keychain card, you can throw it away soon, they will no longer be useful after September).


Amazon: HMS participates in the Amazon Smile program: Simply use this link before you shop https://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-4690842 and the HMS foundation will receive money back each time.


Tell your family, friends, and neighbors! They can all help our school for free while they shop.



Did you know you can look at your child's Georgia Milestone and MAP scores online? They are stored in the Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS). You can access your child's record through Infinite Campus at http://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/infinite-campus/ or https://campus.dekalb.k12.ga.us.

Click on 'SLDS Portal' (on the left side menu), and then click on 'Performance'. (Please note that this is through the website, not the app).


If you don't have an Infinite Campus account yet, it's important that you set one up. This is the website where you can see your child's schedule, attendance, grades, and assignments. Contact the school to get your activation code.

parking reminder for student pickup

In order to make sure HMS students are able to safely maneuver through the car lane and on Bolero Drive during afternoon dismissal, we are asking parents to park on the side of the street closest to the school.  Also, feel free to park in the second parking lot on Bolero Drive at the bottom of the hill if you are waiting to pick up your child.  Please help us ensure the safety of our students by following this procedure.


HMS is now dismissing buses in waves. HMS will use the REMIND app and the PA system in the building to communicate who is being dismissed during the first wave. 

If you would like to join the REMIND group, in order to receive text to see bus routes included in each wave, please follow these directions:

Please download the REMIND app to your phone. Then, to join the HMS Remind Bus Dismissal Group, text @76h69f to 81010. If you cannot text, go online to www.remind.com/join, enter code @76h69f and your phone number or email address.  

Upcoming Events

Be Informed

Subscribe to the weekly HMS PTSA E-Blast newsletter:
 E-blast Newsletter


To receive Remind messages from Principal Patillo:
On your smartphone open your web browser and go to: rmd.at/39b36ab
Follow instructions to sign up for Remind
To receive Remind messages via text message:
Text @39b36ab to 81010 or (678) 256-2458

By joining the PTSA, you help us meet our school's needs that are outside the scope of their budget. You also get access to our online Directory with an app for your smartphone. 




We're asking everyone to be a Henderson Hero and contribute to the PTSA Fund for the year. 

 No Sales. No Pledges. No Hassles. 


$50 per student is all it takes.  That's the suggested contribution, but all donations are greatly appreciated.  We'll gladly accept more. Please give as you are able.
100% of the donations go directly to fund PTSA here at HMS!

We need you and thank you for your support!

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