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The annual 5K is coming soon! Students participate in Battle of the Books. HMS students enjoy a day out. More Busch Gardens fun. HMS students enjoy a day out.

Welcome To Herndon Middle School!



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

Rising 9th Graders & Parents

To join the HHS Class of 2020 email list, please send an email to and include all emails you wish to add to the list.
To join the HHS Class of 2020 facebook page, go to

HMS Battle of the Books Lists

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

Free Summer Enrichment and Academic Prep at Herndon Middle School

There is still time and space in our HMS Summer Enrichment Program.  Register now for an opportunity to participate in the STEAM program.  Free for HMS students.  Check out more by clicking on this link. 
Enrichment Flyer (pdf)
Enrichment Registration Form (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 5K Thank You

HMS would like to thank all volunteers and participants for helping to make the 5K a grand success. Here are photos and a video to commemorate the experience.

HMS Family Science Night Video

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

VIP Summer Camp

HMS is hosting the VIP Summer Camp this year. Click HERE (pdf) for more information.

Herndon High School Boys’ Basketball Camp

Please click HERE pdf for more information about the Herndon Hornets Basketball Camp that is taking place this summer at Herndon High School.

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)

Congratulations Principal Klena

Our very own Principal Justine Klena has been named FCPS 2016 Oustanding Principal! Click HERE for more details.

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)

FCCLA District Competition Results

On February 5th, 7 members of the Herndon Middle Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competed in the Fairfax County FCCLA Competition.  I am proud to announce that all 7 of our students placed 1st in their category!  They will all receive a scholarship from FCPS to attend the state competition in Virginia Beach in April. They worked hard on their projects. Congratulations.

HMS Hero

Herndon Middle School celebrates one of Its heroes.  Click HERE to see how a HMS student saved lives.

Results of the Northrup Grumman Fab Schools Lab Contest

Thank you to all of the Herndon Community for your votes and support during the Northrup Grumman Fab School Lab contest.  In November, we were selected semifinalists for a Nation-wide contest to receive grant money for a fabrication lab.  We did not win the full $100,000.00 from Northrup Grumman however, HMS was awarded $2,000.00 to purchase teaching tools, materials and equipment to support upgrades and more opportunities for our students to experiment and explore STEM concepts.  It was great to see our whole community come together to support HMS in this contest.   Northrup Grumman was also impressed and stated, “Your teachers, students and community showed tremendous enthusiasm throughout in support of STEM and your school.” I am very grateful to the Science 8 team and especially Denise Baggott and Anne Crismon for their work on the proposal.

Thank you for your continued support of our school.
Justine Klena, Principal

HMS Parent Snack & Study

On November 19th, Rick Stegman spoke to parents about internet dangers. Here (pdf) is a flyer with more information.
HMS Parent Snack & Study Video

HMS Writing Center

Need additional help with writing? The HMS Writing Center can help. Click HERE (pdf) for more details.

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

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:

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!

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)

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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