Henderson Middle School is now a S.T.E.M. certified school!
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 Team Night
Mark your calendars for HMS Team Night on Thursday, August 23rd from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. More information coming soon.
PTSA General Membership Meeting & Welcome Breakfast
Please join us on Tuesday, August 28th at 8:30 for the first HMS PTSA General Membership Meeting and Welcome Breakfast.
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.
Henderson Ultimate Frisbee
HMS Ultimate Frisbee will begin practice the week of August 13 - 17, with the girls practicing on Mondays and Wednesdays; and the boys practicing on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There will be a parents meeting on Thursday, August 16, at Henderson in room 415 at 6:30 pm. We will have pizza and some drinks. Coaching will be Fred Perivier (email@example.com) and Rocco Stembel (firstname.lastname@example.org, 404-291-1426). Each has more than 40 years of involvement with this great sport.
HMS Girls Club Volleyball Tryouts
HMS Girls Interested In Volleyball!
What: Henderson Club Volleyball Tryouts for all girls in grades 6-8.
When: Thursday, August 16, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: Henderson Gym
What to bring: Dekalb County Physical, water bottle, t-shirt and athletic shorts.
Open Gym Before Tryouts: This is an opportunity for the girls to get some touches on the ball before try- outs, Tuesday, August 14 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm in the HMS gym. There is a $20 fee for the open gym, made payable to LHS Volleyball Booster Club.
Click here or go to www.lakesidevolleyball.com and click the HMS tab to download the waiver.
Questions can be directed to Christie Wilson, Head Coach for HMS Volleyball at email@example.com.
Tips for starting the school year:
Not sure where to go? Here is a Map of the School
HMS How To - a short guide to procedures (English or Spanish)
Did you miss Open House and Registration on August 1?
Click here to complete our Online Registration to purchase the Student Agenda required for all students. Agendas will be distributed the second or third week at school.
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.
HMS FOUNDATION SPONSORS BILINGUAL LIASON
HMS has many parents who are still learning English, most of them Spanish speakers, but the interpreter is available only two days. Great news: The HMS Foundation is now funding a bilingual liaison, Alyssa Sali, to assist with Spanish, and to help our teachers and international parents communicate more effectively, so that they can all work together to help our students learn.
The interpreter is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and our new bilingual liaison will be available Mondays and Thursdays from 9am-1pm.
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.