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Welcome To Herndon Middle School!



Rising 7th Grade Orientation

The orientation for 7th grade students will be held on Thursday, September 1st (9am-11am) at Herndon Middle School. Please stay tuned for details that will be mailed out in the student packets by August 25th! The Open House for students and families will also be on September 1st (4-6pm).
*The morning orientation session is for 7th grade students only, however, rising 8th graders are welcome to come back for the Open House at 4pm.

Backpack/Supply Give-Away:

With the help of the Kids R First organization, Herndon Middle School will be giving away school supplies to 7th & 8th grade students in need.
When: Friday, September 2nd , 12:00-2:00pm
Where: HMS Auditorium Lobby

Welcome Back Information for Parents

Welcome back to the start of the 2016-17 school year.  Schedules, information about Student Orientation and the Open House (both on September 1st) as well as other important information including Emergency Care Cards will be mailed out on August 25th
You can update much of what is on the Emergency Care Card prior to the mailing.  If you have a current SIS Parent Account, you will be able to access Blackboard Parent View/weCare account using the same login and password.  Click on, and review the contact information we currently have on file for your student(s).  If you do not have a SIS Parent Account, during the 3rd week of August, the county will be mailing you a letter with instructions on how to activate your SIS Parent Account.
For those parents with a SIS Parent Account, information updated by Tuesday, August 20th, will be included on the Emergency Contact Information form mailed to you later this month along with other beginning of the year information.  Please carefully review the form and return the signed/updated form to the school during the Open House or with your student through HawkTime the first week of school.  
You will be able to update all information on this form except your address.  If you need to change the address we have on file for you, please bring a copy of your proof of residence documentation (lease or deed and driver’s license) to Ms. Payne, the registrar (between 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM) and complete an address change form in order to ensure your student(s)’ record is updated correctly.

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(pdf)

Setting your Child up for Success: 
The importance of attendance.

Come learn about resources and research on attendance and how to support your child’s success in MS. August 24th (English) 7 August 25th (Spanish) 6:30-7:30 at HMS.  Sponsored by the Student Services Department.
Flyer (pdf).

School Supply List

The 2016-17 School Supply List is available.

Summer 2016 Office Hours

8:00am-1:00pm, Monday-Friday
All FCPS offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th.

English Summer Reading

Fairfax County Public Schools  is sponsoring “Book Your Summer” which will begin June 27th.   Similar to a Bingo game, students are encouraged to spend the summer reading using the READ! Activity card as a guide. Please go to this website for more information   The READ! card is due the second day of school on Sept 7th and can be submitted electronically or your child can bring in a hard copy.
Herndon Middle School students are required to read one fiction and one nonfiction book over the summer. To help your child choose a book, this is the link to the FCPS approved summer reading list for grades 7-8:  This is the link to the FCPS Website that reviews all of those books: While students may read any book that is comparable to books on this list and approved by their parents, HMS strongly encourages students to read at least one book from the approved list.
Summer Reading Letter (English) pdf
Summer Reading Letter (Spanish) pdf

HMS Battle of the Books Lists

Below are the booklists for Battle of the Books
2017 Battle of the Books List (pdf)

Rising 7th and 8th Graders Summer Math Assignments

Math Summer Assignment for Rising 8th graders that are due when students return in September:
Pre-Algebra packet
Algebra 1 Regular packet
Algebra 1 Honors packet
Geometry packet

HMS Family Science Night Video

Here is a video of highlights from the HMS Family Science night.

HMS Jump Start Program

Are you going to be a new student at Herndon Middle School in 2016?  Are you nervous about learning your way around school, meeting new teachers, or making new friends?  Then the HMS Jump Start Program may be the answer for you!  Jump Start is a one week orientation program (August 1st-5th or August 8th-12th) open to all students who will be new to HMS for the 2016-2017 school year.  Please return fully completed Jump Start applications, along with a check or cash, to either the Herndon Middle School Main Office, your current elementary school main office.  Enrollment is $35 per student, and scholarships are available to students with free/reduced lunch!  Please contact program coordinator James Hyatt ( with any questions you may have about the program.
Registration Form (pdf)
Registration Form-Spanish (pdf)

HMS 2016-17 Course Descriptions and Other Important Information

Below are the Course Descriptions and Selection Sheets for rising 7th and 8th grade students.
2016-17 Course Descriptions (pdf)
2016-17 7th Grade Course Selection Sheets-English (pdf)
2016-17 7th Grade Course Selection Sheets-Spanish (pdf)
2016-17 8th Grade Course Selection Sheets-English (pdf)
2016-17 8th Grade Course Selection Sheets-Spanish (pdf)

Here are the presentations from Curriculum Night on January 20th.  Please contact Student Services with any questions.  703-904-4901.
7th Grade Presentation (pdf)
8th Grade Presentation (pdf)

Here is the overall timeline for the transition process
Transition Timeline (pdf)

Helping Hands

The H3 (Herndon Helping Hands) Weekend Snack Pack Program provides meals to HMS students who struggle with hunger outside of school.  We plan to provide Snack Packs to send home with these students on Fridays.   By eliminating hunger, one of our goals is to help the students improve their ability for academic success.
If you are able to help, please donate any items listed below:

  • Gallon Ziploc bags (with a zipper closure)
  • Individual oatmeal packets (water is only added ingredient)
  • Individual granola bars
  • Individual bowls of Mac & Cheese (water is only added ingredient)
  • Individual cans of Chef Boyardee
  • Individual packets of trail mix
  • Individual packs of cheese or peanut butter crackers
  • Individual applesauce or fruit cups
  • Individual 100% juice boxes or Capri Sun pouches
  • Individual shelf stable milk cartons (regular, vanilla, or chocolate)

We also accept Grocery Store Gift Cards or checks made payable to Herndon Middle School (please write “Resource Center” on memo line) and we will do the shopping.
Students can drop donated items in their History/Social Studies/Civics classrooms or parents can drop items in the front office.
Also, we are looking for volunteers on Thursday afternoons 12:30-2PM to help pack the bags so they will be ready for the students.
This will be an ongoing donation request and volunteer opportunity throughout the school year. We truly appreciate your support in this effort and we hope many families will get involved!
You may contact our school social worker, Mrs. Pat Humphrey or our parent sponsor, Karen Joseph

Together In Education

Use the TIE code, 5080, at your local Harris Teeter to earn money for Herndon Middle School this year. Thank you for your support!

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).

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.

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