Henderson Middle School is a S.T.E.M. certified school!
CONNECT WITH US ON FACEBOOK!
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:
HMS RISING 6TH GRADE PARENT TOURS
Please SAVE THE DATE for New and Rising 6th Grade Parent Orientation and Tours at Henderson Middle School:
Friday, January 25th @ 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Friday, February 1st @ 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Friday, February 8th @ 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, February 7th @ 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The Henderson Middle School PTSA is hosting Parent Tours for new and rising 6th grade parents on January 25th, February 1st and February 8th. 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.
There is also an evening orientation at Henderson Middle School with Ms. Patillo, Principal of Henderson Middle School, scheduled for February 7th, in the Henderson Middle School Media Center from 6:30-7:30 p.m. There will be a power point presentation, and an optional school tour.
Finally, the rising sixth grade student campus visit is currently scheduled for Feb. 21st.
WE NEED PARENT VOLUNTEER TOUR GUIDES FOR THE RISING 6TH GRADE TOURS. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER.
RISING 9TH GRADE PARENT INFORMATION
January 15, 2019: Rising 9th Grader field trip to Lakeside High School
There is no school on Monday, January 21st in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
HENDERSON'S REFLECTIONS ART WINNERS
Congratulations to our Henderson Middle student artists. They received awards in the Dekalb County PTSA REFLECTIONS Art Contest!
Music Composition - Special Artist: Sophia Smith
Literature - 1st Place: Alexia Spetseris, 2nd Place: Haisam Siddique
Visual Arts - Kathryn M. Sanio, Sophia Smith, Lindsey Lopez, Katelyn Haynes
A ceremony to celebrate the local unit Reflections Art Contest winners and district level winners will be held Thursday, January 17 at 6pm at Fernbank Elementary School, 157 Heaton Park Dr, Atlanta, GA 30307. Refreshments will be served and participants will receive their certificates and awards. Those who will not be advancing to the State level will be able to pick up their art at this time. The 1st place and 2nd place winners at the District level for each category in each age division advance to the Georgia PTA level of judging. More information is available at georgiapta.org/reflections.
HMS SPELLING BEE WINNERS
Henderson Middle School held its annual Spelling Bee on Friday January 11th. Out of thirty contestents, our HMS Winner is David Atmadi. He will now advance to the district level Spelling Bee. Our runner up is Joel Louis-Ugbo. Congratulations to David and Joel, and many thanks to all the students who participated.
FINAL HMS BASKETBALL GAMES
Wednesday, January 23rd, 5:00 p.m. @ Champion
Saturday, January 26th, 10:00 a.m. @ Tucker
FBLA MEETING & CONFERENCE
Attention FBLA Students: Please put Wednesday, January 23rd on your calendar for your next FBLA Meeting! Also, all forms and payments should be turned in to Dr. Saunders if you are attending the FBLA Conference at Georgia Piedmont Technical College on Friday, January 25th. This is an all day conference and the cost is $25.00.
ELPC LEGISLATIVE UPDATE MEETING
The next Emory Lavista Parent Council (ELPC) meeting will be held on Friday, January 25 at 8:45 AM at Druid Hills Middle School. A panel of state legislators will brief participants on education-related issues that may be considered during the 2019 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly. All are invited to attend.
DO YOU PREFER SPANISH?
THE BILUNGUAL LIASON IS HERE TO HELP!
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.
YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST WINNERS
Congratulations to our 2019 yearbook cover contest winners. Two designs were selected which will be incorporated into this year's yearbook cover. The cover design winners are:
- Molly Forsythe (8th Grade)
- Savannah Spires (7th Grade)
Five other entries were selected as Honorable Mentions and those designs will be displayed throughout the year book. Honorable mention students are:
- Shane Spillet (6th grade)
- Kayra Basoron (7th Grade)
- Erika Kato (6th Grade)
- Lily Smith (6th Grade)
- Lathan Burgess (6th Grade)
SHOP AND HELP THE SCHOOL FOR FREE
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.
YEARBOOKS ON SALE
The 2019 HMS Yearbooks are on sale. CLICK HERE to download the Jostens flyer or to order online CLICK HERE.
ACCESS GEORGIA MILESTONE AND MAP SCORES ONLINE
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.
BUS DISMISSAL 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.