Henderson Middle School is now a S.T.E.M. certified school!
By joining the HMS 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.
ATTENDANCE OFFICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
A BIG thank you to those who have signed up already. Don't miss out on this opportunity to serve HMS. Click here to sign up to volunteer in the Attendance Office.
GIRLS BASKETBALL INTEREST MEETING
For any girls in grades 6th through 8th who are interested in playing basketball, there will be an interest meeting on Wednesday, August 22 at 8:45 a.m. in the gym.
HMS STUDENT COUNCIL
Students who are interested in joining the HMS Student Council please plan to attend the first meeting on Wednesday, August 22nd, at 8:00 a.m. in the gym front lobby. CLICK HERE to download the flyer with more information!
HMS FOOTBALL GAME
When: Saturday, August 25th at 10:00 AM
Who: Henderson MS vs. Druid Hills MS
Where: Adams Stadium
HMS Team Night - new date
Due to a conflict with LHS Freshman Parent Night, Team Night at Henderson Middle School has been rescheduled for Wednesday, August 22nd from 6pm - 7:30pm immediately following the Title I meeting at 5pm. Parents will report to the child's homeroom teacher to receive their schedule. Parents may also use the parent portal on Infinite Campus to determine a child's schedule. Parents will move through their child's schedule at 10-15 minute intervals. They will hear an overview of each teacher's syllabus and classroom expectations. Some teams may opt to meet as a group but parents will still have the opportunity to meet with Connections, world language, and ESOL teachers in separate classrooms. Team Night is designed for parents to get a general overview of their child's schedule and teacher expectations. Specific concerns, such as individual grades, may be discussed during the first parent conference night, which is scheduled for September 27th.
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.
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.
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.