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The 2015-16 school year begins. The 2015-16 school year begins. The 2015-16 school year begins. The 2015-16 school year begins. The 2015-16 school year begins.

Welcome To Herndon Middle School!




Volunteers Needed

7th Grade Vision and Hearing Screening will be Tuesday October 20, 2015, 7:30am to 2:10pm, Periods 1, 3, 5 & 7, and Wednesday October 21, 2015, 7:30am to 2:10pm, Periods 2, 3, 4 &6.  Volunteers are needed for both days-please click HERE (pdf) for more information. Thank you!

SIS Parent View Information

The SIS Parent Account is the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) secure solution for accessing information about your child’s attendance, class performance, demographic data and course materials. Customized for elementary, middle and high school students, your SIS Parent Account also links to information from FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard). SIS Parent Account (Parentvue) now are the same login. 

This parent account was available for parents of Herndon MS students last spring. 

On September 4, 2015, letters regarding the SIS Parent Account registration were mailed to Herndon MS parents who are new to HMS, new to FCPS, and parents who had an FCPS 24-7 Learning (Blackboard) account last year but had not yet registered for their SIS Parent Account.  These letters included  a unique registration code which you must use to register;  the codes expire on October 20, 2015.   

If you have registered for the SIS Parent Account and have forgotten your password, there is a password recovery available when you try to log in at

If you need your activation code again or have forgotten your username, this is available at Herndon MS through the main office.  The  information cannot be provided over the phone.  The information will be available at our Back to School night on October 1st , at a table in the cafeteria. 

 Additional information can be found at:


Back To School Night

Herndon Middle School Back To School is October 1 at 6pm. Parents are invited to join us for a night to learn about your child’s day at Herndon Middle School.  Your child will bring home a schedule on October 1st.   Parents will follow a schedule similar to a child’s, visiting odd day classes, 1,3,5, and 7 followed by the even periods, 2,4,6.  The cafeteria will be open at 5:30 with many informational tables we invite parents to explore.  Please park on the black top area in the back of the school.  Additional parking is available at the Extended Stay America hotel.  

Parent of students who receive special education services are invited to a meeting before BTS in the library.  This meeting will begin at 5:30. Parents of students who receive ESOL services are invited to a meeting before BTS  in H1 and H2.  This meeting will begin at 5:30.

Fairfax County Youth Survey

The Fairfax County Youth Survey is a comprehensive, anonymous, and voluntary survey that examines the risks and protective factors and health behaviors that influence the health and well-being of our county’s youth. The survey is administered to Fairfax County Public Schools 6th-, 8th-, 10th-, and 12th- graders. The survey focus areas include: assets that build resiliency, risk and protective factors at home, school, and in the community, essential life skills, use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) ,bullying, aggression, and violence, teen dating abuse, delinquency, gang membership, mental health, such as stress, suicide, depression, body image ,sexual health (8th, 10th, and 12thgrade only)and nutrition and physical activity.
The Youth Survey will be administered between November 9-13, 2015.
The results provide a snapshot of our youth and how we are doing at supporting them.  Some questions may be considered sensitive. If a student is uncomfortable with any question on the survey, he or she does not have to answer that question or may elect to discontinue the survey. The results are confidential.  The survey is not used for any kind of individual diagnostic purpose. Participation is voluntary. 
Attached is a letter detailing information about the youth survey, how to preview the survey and an  "opt-out" form to complete if you do not want your student to participate.  Please submit it to the office, attention Karyn Niles.

The School Board Would Like to Welcome HMS Parents

This message from the School Board has information about a few bond referendums and future plans in the district. Click HERE to view the video.

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!

School Supply List

Here (pdf) is the School Supply List for the upcoming 2015-16 school year.
Spanish (pdf)

Lockers and Backpacks Herndon Middle School 2015-2016

The locker and backpack procedures will be different at HMS for this upcoming school year.  Our intention is to address concerns we have had regarding safety in the hallways and theft due to unsecure lockers, while also addressing the challenges of keeping organized in middle school.  Many students find it easier to stay organized by keeping all of their materials in one place as opposed to having some materials with them and others in their locker.
Students will be able to carry a back pack throughout the school day.  For many students, this is something they feel more comfortable with and it can be easier and safer than unpacking a backpack in a crowded hallway or locker pod and gathering what is needed for each class in a limited amount of time between classes. 
There are still lockers in the building and students/parents/guardians will be able to request a locker if that is the preferred way to store and organize materials and books.  We have had many challenges with lockers being left unsecured or with students sharing combinations and things being taken, so we encourage student to keep this in mind. 
During the first week of school students who need a locker will have an opportunity to request a locker using a form that will be distributed in the First Day Folders.  Our student services office will process locker requests and distribute locker assignments during the second and third week of school. 
Having fewer students using lockers will help with overcrowding in the locker pods and hallways and classroom disruption when large numbers of students visit lockers.  For students who do request and receive a locker, locker visits during the school day will be limited to before and after school and before and after lunch. 
Please contact any HMS administrator if you have questions on our new locker and backpack procedures. 

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)

HMS Battle of the Books Lists

Below are the booklists for Battle of the Books
2016 Battle of the Books List (pdf)
2016 Battle of the Books Annotated List (pdf)

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.

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)

HMS Curriculum Fair Information

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

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).

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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