Henderson Highlights

Henderson Highlights are good news excerpts from the Henderson Newsletter.

Honor Roll cake!

2/9/2020 5:00 pm

PTSA parent volunteers at lunch this Friday provided cake to all Henderson Honor Roll students who earned only A's and B's on their first semester report card. We're so proud of you all!

—Sue Boehringer, parent volunteer

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Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) winners

2/2/2020 5:00 pm

Congratulations to the following HMS students who recently received awards in the 2020 Future Business Leaders of America Middle Level "Region" Competition:

  • Diana Robledo-Palencia - 2nd Place, Business Concepts
  • Diana Robledo-Palencia - 4th Place, Business Etiquette
  • Peyton Guise - 1st Place, Business Etiquette
  • Peyton Guise - 2nd Place, Business Math & Financial Literacy
  • Jackson Holt - 1st Place, Digital Citizenship
  • Melina Villeda - 1st Place, Marketing Concepts
  • Colin Fell - 2nd Place, Computer & Internet Concepts
  • Zicri Pacheco-Castillo - 2nd Place, Marketing Concept
Ms Saunders, Business Education, HMS FBLA

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1st place for Henderson Reading Bowl team

1/26/2020 5:00 pm

Henderson's Reading Bowl team, coached by Mr Mason (Librarian), got 1st place in the DeKalb County GA Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl this Saturday!

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HMS Science Fair finalists

1/19/2020 5:00 pm

Congratulations to the Science Fair finalists who will move on to the DeKalb Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Sat February 8!

Biomedical and Health Sciences
Nolan YoungWhat Should I Drink After Exercising?

William GrijalvaWhat Edible Item Has the pH Closest to Battery Acid?
Emily EllingsonMoisturizers

Cellular and Molecular Biology
Monica MistryAre Household Detergents A More Effective DNA Extraction Buffer?

Earth and Environmental Sciences
Evan GeorgeEco-Friendly or Not? Ask the Worms

Embedded Systems
Ishaan Marawaha, Alex King, Carlson SchaffnerWhat Material Blocks a Wi-Fi Best?
William HanWhat Material Weakens Wi-Fi the Most?

Energy: Physical
Seth BerkowitzHousehold Fire Accelerants and Retardants

Environmental Engineering
Hannah ChoyRecycling: Quantity or Quality?
Nathan MowinskiHarvesting Water from the Atmosphere

Christine OlsenWhat is the Best Way to Cook Chicken?
Habin YooAre Leftover Drinks Safe to Drink Again?

Physics and Astronomy
Caroline Chrystall, Sophia Hook, Lyla RichardsWhy Am I Swimming So Slow?

Plant Science
Katie PolkWhich Tea is the Best Fertilizer for Avena Sativa?

Ms Allen-Threat, Science 8D

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Technology Student Association students achieve!

1/12/2020 5:00 pm

This past October, Henderson’s Technology Student Association (TSA) attended Tech Day at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Georgia. Our students competed against thousands of other students across the State of Georgia in various competitions. Henderson’s TSA placed in the top ten in 3 of the competitions.

Nate W. and Jesus P. placed 5th in the Structural Design Challenge. They competed against middle school students as well as high school students to design and construct a stool made entirely of cardboard that could withstand a specific amount of weight.

Program Promotion also placed 5th. TSA members involved in this category included Chloe F., Ashley G. and Betsy F.

—Mr Ernst, Connections Engineering & Technology, Technology Student Association (TSA)

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Eco-Avengers and Greenhouse

1/5/2020 5:00 pm

HMS Foundation worked with Mr. Purdy (Social Studies 7E, Eco-Avengers) to obtain a grant from the Clorox Foundation so the Eco-Avengers could have a greenhouse at Henderson Middle School. HMS Foundation appreciates the opportunity to engage in 2020 with more teachers, parents, and community members interested in enriching the school's academic and cultural offerings. To find out more about HMS Foundation, including upcoming meetings, visit hmsfoundation.org or email info@hmsfoundation.org .

Henderson Middle School Foundation <info@hmsfoundation.org>

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Academic Quiz Bowl finishes third

12/15/2019 5:00 pm

Congratulations to the HMS Academic Quiz Bowl team who finished third place
in the PAGE Academic Bowl regional competition on Saturday, December
7th at Chamblee Middle School. Thanks to Mr Bell (ELA Teacher 7C) for coaching.

—Jin Kim, parent

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Spelling Bee winner

12/15/2019 5:00 pm

Congratulations to Alexis Taylor who took first place honors and Ruth Abebaw was our runner-up at the HMS Spelling Bee held on December 6. Alexis now moves on to the DeKalb County District Spelling Bee to be held on January 11th. Go Cougars!

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Holiday Cookie Swap thank you

12/15/2019 5:00 pm

Thank you thank you to all of the families who baked and bought and sent in so many wonderful treats for our teachers and staff! And thanks to all our helpers at school the last two days! They really appreciated it so much!

—Amy McMillen, Programs of PTSA <programs@hmsptsa.org>

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Reflections Art

12/8/2019 5:00 pm

These students placed in the Reflections art competition at the DeKalb County Regional level and will move on to state competition! Thanks to all who entered!

Elijah Bedinger- 1st place 6th grade, Literature
Andrew Ladzinske- 1st place 6th grade, Film and Video
Katie Sanio- 1st place 7th grade, Dance Choreography
Whitman Buechner- 1st place 7th grade, Film and Video
Mary Lily Brass- 1st place 7th grade, Photography
Sophia Hook- 1st place 8th grade, Film and Video
Maya Romanelli- 1st place 8th grade, photography
Alexia Spetseris- 2nd place 8th grade, photography

Parents of ALL regional entrants should look for an email on the upcoming awards ceremonies or contact me for more info.

Jennifer Greene, Reflections of PTSA

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