HMS BUSINESS ED AND COMPUTER SCIENCE STUDENT AWARDS
Congratulations to our HMS FBLA students for receiving numerous awards at the Student Career Organization Awards Banquet held on March 27th, 2019 at Lakeside High School. Over 20 certificates were awarded to our Business Ed and Computer Science students.
2018-19 FBLA OFFICER CERTIFICATES:
Aaron Michael Trail – President
Ruby Sandock – Vice-President
Jennifer Vazquez – Secretary
Brianna Zamora – Treasurer
Kristian Ninkovic – Historian
Zicri Pacheco – Parliamentarian
AWARD SPECIFIC CERTIFICATES:
Keyboarding Award/Speed and Accuracy – 8th Grade – Brian To
Internet Safety Award – 6th Grade – Shahad B. Altaey
Internet Safety Award – 7th Grade – Stephen G. Holland
Internet Safety Award – 8th Grade – Ashley Romero
Entrepreneurial Award – 8th Grade ONLY – Princess J. Barge
Digital Literacy & Responsibility Award– 6th Grade – Adam L. Preddy
Digital Literacy & Responsibility Award– 7th Grade – Grissel M. Chavez-Chavez
Digital Literacy & Responsibility Award – 8th Grade – Ana C. Orman
Financial Literacy Award – 6th Grade – Jackson T. Holt
Financial Literacy Award -7th Grade – Straddha Timilsina
Financial Literacy Award – 8th Grade – Madelyn Murphy
21st Exploration of 21st Centuray Careers – 6th GRADE – Adam L. Preddy
21st Century Skills 7th Grade - Sergio Romero
21st Century Skills – 8th Grade – Abigail Trail
Outstanding Business Student Award – 6th Grade – Cole R. Jones
Outstanding Business Student Award – 7th Grade – Vanessa Munoz-Reyes
Outstanding Business Student Award – 8th Grade – Zachery Coleman
HMS STUDENT ADVANCES TO STATE GEOGRAPHY BEE
Congratulations to Dylan Kirk who will be representing Henderson Middle School AND the DeKalb County School District in the State Geography Bee to be held March 29th in Milledgeville. Dylan received 1st Place and his brother Jackson was first runner up in the Henderson Middle School Geography Bee. HMS had over 1500 students participate in the preliminary rounds of competition and sent 2 representatives from each team for the final rounds of the local competition.
HMS SCIENCE OLYMPIAD WINNERS
Congratulations to the Henderson Middle School Science Olympiad team for placing 3rd in the regional and advancing to the State Tournament to be held on March 16th at Kennesaw Mountain High School.
The team competed with 14 other schools on March 2nd at Oconee County High School and the students were awarded 32 medals in 16 events.
We are so proud of all the team members who performed very well this year! Congrats to the following students who placed in their events:
Hannah Choy - Anatomy & Physiology: 1st place / Solar System: 2nd place / circuit Lab: 3rd place
Abbey Arrowood - Herpetology: 1st place / Mystery Architecture: 1st place / Road Scholar: 4th place
Habin Yoo - Anatomy & Physiology: 1st place / Heredity: 3rd place / Road Scholar: 4th place
Shaan Jani - Density Lab: 1st place / Meteorology: 2nd place
Clare Rollins – Herpetology: 1st place / Circuit Lab: 3rd place
Preshika Chhetri - Dynamic Planet: 1st place / Write It Do It: 3rd place
Carmen Pollard - Disease Detectives: 1st place / Write It Do It: 3rd place
Steven Reid - Density Lab: 1st place / Water Quality: 4th place
Shreya Chatterjee - Fossils: 2nd place / Heredity: 3rd place
Audrey Gilmore – Fossils: 2nd place / Game On: 3rd place
William Han - Disease Detectives: 1st place
Henry Bielamowicz - Mystery Architecture: 1st place
Chris Claussen - Dynamic Planet: 1st place
Spencer Kim - Solar System: 2nd place
Jay Jani – Meteorology: 2nd place
Jackson Holt - Game On: 3rd place
Ella Einger - Elastic Launched Glider: 3rd place
Elise Giarrusso - Elastic Launched Glider: 3rd place
Cassie Hopper - Water Quality: 4th place
HMS ODYSSEY OF THE MIND
Henderson Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team placed 2nd at the regional tournament on Saturday, March 2nd. With their second place finish, they are now moving on to state finals, which will be held on the Columbus State University campus on April 13th. Congratulations to the following team members: Julia Barker, Sarah Kvicala, Ella Shevlin, Shane Spillett, Emerson Tuggey, Virginia Wise, and Ben Zajac-Cox.
HMS ALL-STAR BASKETBALL PLAYERS
Congratulations to Adia Bouldin and Sierra Burns, who have been selected as two of the top county all-star basketball players to participate in the 2019 Atlanta "City of Champions" All-Star Basketball Classics. They have been selected because of their athletic abilities and prowess during the 2018-2019 basketball season.
Adia and Sierra will play against other athletes from various school districts and private schools to include Atlanta Public Schools, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Henry Counties. The middle school competition, named the Middle Madness All-Star Basketball Classic for 7th and 8th graders, will take place on March 12th thru March 14th at various locations in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area, including Tucker High School. More information can found at http://www.atlantacocbasketball.com/
Congratulations again to Adia Bouldin and Sierra Burns for this wonderful accomplishment!
georgia science fair participants
Congratulations to the following students who will go on to represent HMS and DeKalb County School District at the 71st Georgia Science & Engineering Fair to be held at the Classic Center in downtown Athens, GA on Thursday, March 28-30, 2019:
John Force – Physics and Astronomy
Hannah Choy – Materials Science
Steven Reid – Microbiology
Anna Katz – Microbiology
Christopher Claussen – Plant Sciences
Spencer Kim – Energy: Chemistry
congrats hms reading bowl team
SPELLING BEE RESULTS
Congrats to Dave Atmadi, of Team 7E. Dave was our 1st place winner in the Henderson Middle School Spelling Bee and recently took 2nd Place Honors in the DeKalb County district bee held on February 6. Dave now moves on to the GAE Region 4 Spelling Bee. Great job!!
TECHNOLOGY FAIR WINNER
8TH GRADE DANCE - A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
This year our 8th Grade Farewell Dance will be on Friday, May 10th at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel on LaVista Rd. from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm.
HEALTH FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
If you are a parent in the medical field and would like to participate in this year's HMS Health Fair that will be held on Monday, May 20th, please email Mrs. Jennifer Morris (Jennifer_Morris@dekalbschoolsga.org) by Friday, March 1st 2019.
HMS SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS
Congratulations to the following students, who are winners of the local HMS Science Fair and will be moving onto the DeKalb County District Science Fair:
Steven Reid, Jay Jani, Bradley Towner
Dylan Kirk and Jackson Kirk
Again, congratulations to the preceding students for the hard work and dedication that you put into your science fair projects. Good luck as you proceed top the district level!
HMS STUDENTS WIN AT READING BOWL
Congratulations to the Henderson Middle School Reading Bowl team for their FIRST PLACE win at the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl!!!!
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.
DO YOU PREFER SPANISH?
THE BILiNGUAL 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.