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FCCLA enjoys the State Leadership and Recognition Conference Staff and Students work to cultivate the school's garden The HMS FCCLA team celebrates their success HMS Students and Staff enjoy the Battle of the Books competition. HMS Gears up for the 5K!

Welcome To Herndon Middle School!

 

Announcements

SOL Retake Information and Permissions

The Virginia Board of Education is allowing elementary and middle school students who fail SOL tests by a narrow margin (scoring between a 375 and 399) to be retested before the end of the year provided parental permission is obtained.)  If your student scores in this range we will need the permission for a re-take.  If you will allow a retake for your student if they score in this range, please return the permission form you should have received in the mail during the week of 5/4. The form should be given to your student’s math teacher
Parent Letter (pdf)
Parent Letter (spanish)(pdf)
Thank you for your attention to this new procedure.  If you have questions, we encourage you to contact your child’s counselor or teacher. 

SOL and Final Exam Dates for Herndon MS

SOL exams are coming up in May and June.  Herndon MS will begin its SOL testing on May 13th.  Attached is our SOL calendar (pdf).  Students may find out which day they are testing for tests offered more than one day by asking their teacher for that course.  This calendar also includes dates for makeups and retakes as well as the final exams for HS credit courses.  This year the VA department of Education is allowing re-takes on more SOL tests.  FCPS will offer retakes for students scoring between 375 and 399 on non-writing SOLs in grades 3-8.  This will be  in addition to the re-take option that has been in place for HS credit courses (Algebra and Geometry at Herndon MS).  Please watch for more information on how to ensure your child has the opportunity to opt in for a re-take on an SOL if he/she qualifies. 

SIS Parent Account

FCPS and Herndon Middle School are providing Student Information System (SIS)Parent Accounts to each parent of a student at our school. This will enable access to view your student’s attendance, calendar, report card grades, and additional information, establishing another form of communication between home and school.  Each parent will receive a letter in the mail providing a web address, an activation key, and directions on registering for your SIS Parent Account.  You should be looking for this letter to arrive during the last week of April. Here is a sample of the letter you will receive Parent Activation Letter

SIS Parent Account Workshops

HMS will be holding SIS Parent Account Workshop to assist parents in activating their accounts. The dates and locations can be found below.
May 4 - Spanish speakers room 119 (enter door 9) from 9:30 – 10:30 AM
May 6 – English speakers room 135 (Main entrance) from 9:30 – 10:30 AM


HMS SELT, Jumpstar, and Young Scholars Registration

Herndon Middle School will host two Summer Program registration nights this month. Parents are invited to come learn about the Summer Program offerings and register. We will have open registration for all rising 7th graders for the Jumpstart Program. Parents of students invited to the Summer Extended Learning Time (SELT) program and Young Scholars can get their questions answered as well as register for the programs in person. The dates and times are Wednesday May 6th (6:00-8:00 pm) and Thursday May 14th (6:00-8:00 pm). Hope to see you there!

Thank you,
Travis Dickason
HMS SELT coordinator

Below are the registration dates and times

May 6th from 6:00-8:00 pm
May 14th from 6:00-8:00 pm
June 9th from 6:00-8:00 pm
June 17th from 6:00-8:00 pm

Herndon Middle School Summer Program Registration Nights, Location HMS main office lobby, for parents of rising 7th and rising 8th graders.

Generosity Feeds Event

Did you know that 1 in 3 kids in Herndon, VA struggle with hunger? Join Herndon Middle School for our Generosity Feeds Event on Saturday, May 30th at HMS in the cafeteria from 9-11AM. At this event, you and your family will Help Package 10,000 meals in 2 hours! All the food is being given to HMS and HHS to distribute to their students who are going hungry outside of school hours. For more information and to register go to www.herndonhungerendshere.com. This is a great opportunity for families to serve together and for students to get much needed community service hours. Thank you for supporting the Herndon Community! If you have any questions about this event please contact Karen Joseph:    herndonhunger@gmail.com


HMS 5K Photos

HERE are photos from the HMS annual 5K event!

HMS Fashion Show

The HMS Fashion Show was a great success. Click HERE to see videos from the event.

HMS Jump Start Program

Excited to start middle school?   Nervous about the size of the school and getting lost?  Want to get to know your new teachers while making new friends?  Then Jumpstart may be just the Summer Program for you!  Click here (pdf) for more information.
Spanish Flyer (pdf)


HMS 5K

Registration is open for the 4th annual Herndon MS 5K for Mental Health which will be May 2nd this year.  Please check out our site at www.herndonms5k.com

For more information including registration forms, pictures from last year and how to support us including donating or sponsoring runners.   Hope to see you there!  For more information contact Karyn Niles at keniles@fcps.edu     or Rachel Halpin at rmhalpin@fcps.edu

If you would like to help sponsor this event. Click Here (pdf)

 

Sample Course Selection Sheet

Here is a sample Course Selection Sheet(pdf) for rising 7th and 8th grade students.
Rising 7th Grade Presentation (pdf)
Elementary School Visits Schedule (pdf)
Course Description Guide (pdf)

HMS Curriculum Fair Information

7th grade presentation (pdf)
8th grade presentation (pdf)

HMS Daily Rotation Schedule

Odd, even, or neutral? The rotation schedule can be found HERE (pdf).


Hawk Time Enrichment Selection for Students:

Hawk Time Enrichment Offerings are included in the attachments-
Enrichment Offerings(pdf)
Enrichment Offerings (Spanish)(pdf)

Hawk Time at Herndon Middle School is designed to support student’s academic growth and encourage their interests and creative thinking.  Many students are pre-scheduled into academic support classes and all students are able to choose at least one enrichment session with an HMS teacher. 

If you have questions about your student’s opportunities in Hawk Time at Herndon Middle School please contact your assigned counselor. 
8th Grade
Last Name A-K:  Theresa Cooke  TMCooke@fcps.edu
Last Name L-Z:  Sandra Ghaemi srghaemi@fcps.edu
7th Grade
Last Name A-J: Daisy Silva dssilva@fcps.edu   
Last Name K-Z:  Kristen Fulcher KJFulcher@fcps.edu

 

HMS Reading Rally Music Video

Don’t miss this fantastic music video written and performed by HMS students.  Special thanks to Ms. Adams for putting it all together.

     

    FCPS Bullying Tip Form and Phone Number

    The Office of Safety and Security provides a telephone hot line and web form for the reporting of school safety issues including such dangerous rumors, drug use, theft, harassment, gang activities, existence of weapons, and vandalism. Tip Line users may identify themselves or remain anonymous, and calls will not be traced.
    Tip Line (pdf)
    Telephone Hot Line: 703-658-3636

     

    Locker Problem Request Form

    Students with locker problems can give the Locker Problem Request Form (pdf) to their Hawk Time teacher.  (See Learning Seminar on student schedule). Kiss and Ride Information

    If you will drop your student off, please follow our Kiss and Ride procedures (pdf).  Students may not be dropped off in front of the school and it is illegal to drop off students on Locust street.  The Herndon police will ticket drivers and dropping off on the street is not safe for our students. 
    Attached you will find the Kiss and Ride directions map.  (link attached map)

     

    HMS 2014-15 Course Selection Sheets

    The 2014-15 Course Selection sheets are now available. Click HERE(pdf) more information

    Emergency Mental Health Hotline

    If your child is at-risk for harming him/herself, please contact one of these 24/7 emergency mental health hotlines for immediate support.

    Golden Wellness Binder And Other Wellness Resources!

    Once again it is that time of year when Physical Education classes completes their Golden Wellness Binder. HERE (pdf) is a list of local community sites for physical fitness.
    Office of Food and Nutrition Services
    Wellness Brochure (pdf)

    HMS String Backpacks For Sale

    Herndon MS will be selling red string backpacks.  The string backpack can be used to transport textbooks and classroom supplies throughout the school day.  We would love to see all of our students using these backpacks to securely take their school supplies from class to class.  For more information click here (pdf)

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