Welcome to the HMS PTSA website!

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Our goal is to provide programs and opportunities to enrich the experiences of our Henderson Middle School community. We hope that you will join us and support all our programs and volunteer opportunities.

Your PTSA Account Allows You to:
* Join the PTSA
* Donate to the PTSA Henderson Heroes Fund
* Sign-up to receive the PTSA Weekly E-blasts

* Complete your information for the School Directory (only available online this year)

 

Click the button below to complete your online account registration!

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 If you already have a Membership Toolkit account with another organization,
you can use the same log-in here. Need more information? 


ANNOUNCEMENTS 

NEW PARENT INFORMATION
Do you have a rising 6th grader coming to HMS in the Fall or are you otherwise new to HMS?  Check out our page with lots of information for New Parents.  

 

CHROMEBOOKS FOR ALL HMS STUDENTS
The Digital Dreamers Project will provide for every Henderson Student to receive a Chromebook on January 31st.
 
Each parent/guardian must purchase insurance for the device before a student can be issued a Chromebook. The fee is $20 and parents are encouraged to register online by January 26th. Parents can also pay with a paper form and cash; however, this form and cash must be returned to Ms.Shaddrix in the front office not your student's teacher.
 
Please note that even if your child already has his/her own Chromebook or laptop at home, the county supplied Chromebook must be used at school and will be the one designed for WIFI access at school. In addition, as testing moves online, only county supplied Chromebooks will be used. No personal laptops should be brought to school for this purpose. 
 
More information can be found at http://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/digital-dreamers/ and if you have any questions, please reach out to school. 

We also need volunteers to help hand out the Chromebooks on January 31.  Sign up here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0E49A4A728A64-chromebooks. 
 

HMS RISING 6TH GRADE PARENT TOURS

Please SAVE THE DATE for New and Rising 6th Grade Parent Tours at Henderson Middle School.

The Henderson Middle School PTSA is hosting Parent Tours for new and rising 6th grade parents in January and February. The tour of the school will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the lobby of Henderson Middle School and last approximately one hour followed by a question and answer session with Henderson Middle School staff. 

The tours will be available on the following three dates:

January 19th @ 9:30 a.m.
February 2nd @ 9:30 a.m.
February 9th @ 9:30 a.m.

There is also an evening orientation to Henderson Middle School with Ms. Patillo, Principal of Henderson Middle School, scheduled for Thursday, February 8th, in the Henderson Middle School Media Center from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

 

HMS STEM CAREER DAY 

Henderson is planning a STEM Career Day on Tuesday, January 30th.  If you work in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering ,and Math and would be willing to present to our students, please send Mrs. McMillan (Head Counselor) your name, address and phone number. You will receive additional information in the mail during the second week of December.  Feel free to recruit your friends! 

 

PTSA POSITIONS OPEN FOR 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR 

PTSA is in the process of recruiting new PTSA officers and committee chairs, and we need your help, specifically parents willing to serve in PTSA Board positions (co-president, vice president of programs and secretary). Please let us know if you're interested. Just send us a message at hendersonptsa@gmail.com.

DEKALB COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFERS FREE ENGLISH CLASSES

The DeKalb County School District  offers free English classes to parents! It's not too late to join the family outreach program. Includes, transportation, basic computer classes, access to Rosetta Stone, and classes for children registered in school starting in Kindergarten.

View the flyer in English
Vea el folleto en español 


HMS SHOUT OUTS

CougarBots

Henderson Middle School's Robotics Program (CougarBots) competed in the Regional Tournament this past Saturday at Chamblee High School. Out of the 36 teams present, the CougarBots placed first in the Robot Game and earned the Robot Performance Award. Having won the Robot Performance Award, this qualifies them for the Super Regionals on January 13th at Clarkston High School.

 

CougarBot members include Vikram S, Ashley P, Ashley R, Candler E, Erin J and Beza B.

 

Foundation Logo Design Winners

The Henderson Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the  Logo Design Contest.

 

1st Place  - Audrey Ma

2nd Place - Anna Kim

3rd Place - Maya Romanelli

 

We would like to thank Expert Window and Door for their continued support by donating the prizes for the winners. 

 

 

 

 

Technology Student Association

This past October, Henderson Middle School’s Technology Student Association participated in Technology Day at the Georgia National Fair Grounds.  Two of our students, Alena M. and Nelly A., entered the Structural Design Challenge where they had to design and build a cardboard chair that would comfortably support a person weighing up to 300lbs. Alena M. and Nelly A. placed 7th out of hundreds of entries that included both middle and high school students.  Congratulations!

 

HMS Chorus Teacher Dale Duncan Named Semifinalist in Grammy's Top 25 Music Educators  

Congratulations to Mr. Duncan, Henderson Middle School Chorus Teacher, for the outstanding accomplishment of being named one of  Grammy's Top 25 Music Educators. A total of 25 music teachers from 25 cities across 17 states have been announced as semifinalists for the Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and the Grammy Museum. Initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states. 

 

The Music Educator Award was established to recognize current educators from kindergarten through college who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools.  Each year, one recipient is selected from 10 finalists and recognized for their impact on students' lives. The winner will be flown to New York to attend the 60th Annual Grammy Awards and a range of Grammy week events. 

 

We, the faculty, staff, and students, are so proud of Mr. Duncan for receiving this high honor.  He is the only recipient this year from the state of Georgia and the only middle school teacher on the list.  We are so fortunate to have him as part of the Henderson Middle School Family.

 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/semifinalists-for-the-2018-grammy-music-educator-award-revealed/ 

http://www.grammyintheschools.com/features/announcing-25-semifinalists-music-educator-award

 

HMS RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY

The HMS Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on Tuesday, November 7th.  It was an exciting event and  several current and former HMS students participated.  We are so proud of the beautiful and modern additions to our school.  Here are some photos from the event. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YEARBOOKS FOR SALE 

2017-2018 Henderson Yearbooks are on sale NOW for $50.  Click here or visit Jostens.com and search for Henderson Middle School in Chamblee, GA to order.  Check out personalization and monogram options!  

 

Questions? Contact Mrs. Pearce at kelsi_a_antram@dekalbschoolsga.org


       

We Need A Hero! 

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

 

No Sales. No Pledges. No Hassles. 

 

In previous years, PTSA funding has come from one big Magazine Sale each fall.  

This takes a lot of work from students and parents. Only a portion of the profits come back to HMS.

 

$40 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!

 

Donate Now 


 

 

Be Informed

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

To receive text messages from Ms Patillo:
Send message:
@fkhec 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. 

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