Henderson Middle School is now a S.T.E.M. certified school!
CONNECT WITH US ON FACEBOOK!
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:
P.S. - Why did we create a new page? Because the original page was set up years ago as an individual rather than group profile page, Facebook blocked our administrative access.
THE BOOK FAIR IS COMING ... AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!
It's always exciting when the book fair rolls into town and students get to enjoy browsing and selecting their own books! This year's book fair is just in time for all of your holiday shopping needs…and all the proceeds help support Henderson Middle PTSA!
Volunteers are needed so please use this link to sign-up if you can help for a two-hour shift: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B48AEAF28A64-hmsptsa. The
Book Fair hours are listed below. See you at the Book Fair!
Thursday 12/6 (OPENING EVENING!): After school from 4:00pm-4:30pm; ORCHESTRA CONCERT SPECIAL HOURS: Open for 30 minutes before the concert and for 30 minutes after the concert
Friday 12/7: Before school from 8:30am-9:00am; After school from 4:00pm-4:30pm
Monday 12/10: Before school from 8:30am-9:00am; After school from 4:00pm-4:30pm
Tuesday 12/11: (OPEN ALL DAY) 8:30am-4:30pm; CHORUS CONCERT SPECIAL HOURS: Open for 30 minutes before the concert and for 30 minutes after the concert
Wednesday 12/12: (OPEN ALL DAY with EXTENDED HOURS FOR PARENT CONFERENCE NIGHT) 8:30am-6:30pm
Thursday 12/13: (LAST DAY! OPEN ALL DAY) 8:30am-4:30pm; BAND CONCERT SPECIAL HOURS: Open for 30 minutes before the concert and for 30 minutes after the concert
Friday 12/14: Volunteers needed to help pack up
HOLIDAY COOKIE SWAP - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14
This holiday season, let's show HMS teachers and staff members how much they are appreciated all year long! The PTSA is asking parents and students to participate in our Holiday Cookie Swap on Friday, December 14th.
Here's all you have to do:
Bake 2-3 dozen or more holiday cookies or other baked goods.
Box them up - include the recipe if you'd like & note if they have nuts.
Volunteers will be in the carpool and bus lane to collect donations Thursday (13th) and Friday (14th) morning before school. Or you may drop them off in the front office on Friday, December 14.
Feel free to send special notes of gratitude to our wonderful teachers & staff members - these will be displayed at the exchange.
There are approximately 120 staff and teachers - so your help is GREATLY appreciated and necessary to make sure they can fill their boxes.
HMS PTSA elves will set up a cookie exchange party for teachers & staff members to enjoy in the media center. Teachers will enjoy beverages, holiday decorations and fill up their box with all the goodies provide by YOU.
Please sign up for Teacher/Staff Appreciation Cookie Swap!
1. Visit our Cookie Swap invitation Page
2. Follow Directions as indicated
8th GRADE yearbook ads
Looking for a creative way to tell your 8th grader, "I love you and I'm proud of you"?
Place a recognition ad in the yearbook!
In the future, seeing your message will bring a smile as they remember your love and support during these important years. And, it's easy to create a recognition ad! Just follow the link below to our website. There you can upload some of your favorite pictures and a message, as well as choose a design.
Due to their popularity, we have extended the ads' offer date. But please act quickly because this opportunity ends on December 3rd!
Follow this link to create your custom ad:
RISING 9TH GRADE PARENT INFORMATION
December 4, 2018 at 5:30 PM: Rising 9th Grade Parent Meeting at Lakeside High School
December 6, 2018: Lakeside High School 9th Grade Course Selection Form, Program of Study Selection Form and Field Trip Permission slips are due back to the HMS Counseling Office
January 15, 2019: Rising 9th Grader field trip to Lakeside High School
HMS WINTER CONCERT DATES
Orchestra: Thursday, December 6, 2018
Chorus: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Band: Thursday, December 13, 2018
HMS BOOK FAIR COMING NEXT WEEK
You're Invited to our Book Fair in the Media Center Thursday, December 6th to Thursday, December 13th. The Book Fair will be open immediately before and after the Orchestra Winter Concert on Thursday, December 6, the Chorus Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 11, the Band Winter Concert on Thursday, December 13.
HMS HEALTH CLINIC WISH LIST
HMS has a new full time nurse. Miss Penland needs the following items to stock the student health clinic:
Gloves (non Latex)
Small ice packs
Comb and brush kits
Saline eye wash
Box of salt (gargle for sore throats)
Small bottles of water
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 NOW!
The 2019 HMS Yearbooks are now on sale for $40! Place your order before August 31, 2018 to receive $10 off - the lowest price of the year. Personalization packages are also available. CLICK HERE to download the Jostens flyer. Flyers are also being sent home with students this week. 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.