Welcome to the HMS PTSA website!

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

 


CONNECT WITH US ON FACEBOOK!

 
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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:
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPONSORED EVENT  

IndieFlix Shines the Light on Anxiety with Must-See Documentary

“ANGST: RAISING AWARENESS AROUND ANXIETY”

See The Documentary Created to Start Community Conversations About Anxiety & Provide Tools, Resources & Hope at a Screening on

February 26th 
6:00PM
HMS Cafeteria

IndieFlix, a leading independent online streaming platform, along with its non-profit arm, the IndieFlix Foundation, is sparking a global conversation about anxiety through screenings of its brand-new documentary, Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety.  On Tuesday, February 26th, Henderson Middle School PTSA will hold a special screening of the documentary in the cafeteria, to open up a dialogue between families, community leaders and experts. The event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by an informative discussion.

Producers Scilla Andreen and Karin Gornick have one goal: to start a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. Through candid interviews, they utilize the power of film to tell the stories of many kids and teens who discuss their anxiety and its impacts on their lives and relationships, as well as how they’ve found solutions and hope. The film also includes a special interview with Michael Phelps, a mental health advocate and one of the greatest athletes of all-time. In addition, the documentary provides discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, along with the help, resources and tools available to address the condition.

 

For more information on the documentary Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety visit the website at https://angstmovie.com/. 

 


MARCH MADNESS POSTER CONTEST

 

Students: Enter the March Madness poster contest and get a chance to win prizes! Create a poster to advertise this year’s HMS Foundation fundraising campaign. Deadline is February 28th.

Go to www.hmsfoundation.org for more information and details.

 


RISING 8TH GRADE PHYSICAL SCIENCE LOTTERY

 

Henderson Middle School offers a high school level Physical Science course for 8th grade students.    Any 7th grade student who wants to participate in the Physical Science lottery can now pick up an application in the Counseling Office.  The applications must be returned to the counseling office by the February 28th deadline


VALENTINE'S DAY DANCE 

HMS Student Council and Builders Club Invite you to the 2018-2019 Valentine’s Day Dance Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 4:30 pm-6:00pm in the HMS Cafeteria.  Tickets cost $5.00 and will be sold on the cafeteria stage during lunch beginning February 6th.  Tickets will cost $6.00 at the door.  

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Congratulations to the 2019 HMS Reading Bowl Team. Our Cougars took 3rd place at the Metro Atlanta Regional Competition held this past Saturday! They competed against 15 other teams from school districts around the Atlanta Area. Our reading bowl team had an excellent season bringing home 1st and 3rd place trophies. Way to go Cougars!

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

Congratulations to Shane Spillet on Team 6B for winning 1st place in the 2019 DCSD Technology Fair in the Multimedia category!  Shane completed a project on The Hawksbill Sea Turtle: A Journey of Survival.  Shane was the only student from Henderson to place in any of the categories of the 2019 Fair.  He has the opportunity to go on to compete in the state competition in Macon, GA.

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:

 

Material Science

Hannah Choy
Dylan Duong

 

Microbiology

Craig Steinhaer
Steven Reid, Jay Jani, Bradley Towner
Dylan Kirk and Jackson Kirk

 

Molecular Biology

Anna Katz

 

Energy:  Chemical

Bryce Hickman

 

Environmental Engineering

Spencer Kim

 

Chemistry

Carter Douglas-Brown
Liam Ferguson

 

Plant Science

Chris Claussen
Taylor Smith-Ware
Ella Einiger

 

Physics

John Force
Donato Caputo

 

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.   

  

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.  

Be Informed

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

Email HMS PTSA:
henderson.ptsa@gmail.com

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
OR
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. 

Donate

 

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. 

 

$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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