Welcome To Herndon Middle School!
AnnouncementsSummer 2016 Office Hours
All FCPS offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th.
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 http://www.fcps.edu/is/book/. 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: http://www.fcps.edu/is/summer/reading/78.shtml. This is the link to the FCPS Website that reviews all of those books: https://sites.google.com/site/ffxreads/. 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
Below are the booklists for Battle of the Books
2017 Battle of the Books List (pdf)
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)
Field day is on Wednesday, June 22nd and the last day of school is on Thursday, June 23rd. Students will be released 2 hours early on the last day of school. The adjusted bell schedules for both days can be found below:
June 22nd-Field Day (pdf)
June 23rd-Last Day of School (pdf)
The theme for this year’s 8th grade dance, sponsored by the PTA, is “A Night to Remember.” The dance will be held at Herndon Middle School on Friday, June 10th from 6:30-8:30pm. Tickets are $5 and will be sold during all lunches beginning May 31st. Parents who are interested in volunteering may do so here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044aacae2aa20-calling2. Also, food/snack donations may be made by signing up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044aacae2aa20-hms8th
If you have any questions, please contact Erika Margraf at email@example.com
Here is a video of highlights from the HMS Family Science night.Herndon Police Video Contest
What would you do if you were Police Chief for a day? The Herndon Police department is holding a video contest where students get to answer this question for a chance to win awesome prizes including a chance to ride in a motorcade. Click HERE (pdf) for more details. Form in Spanish (pdf)
CORRECTION: Please share all submission videos with firstname.lastname@example.org
HMS is hosting the VIP Summer Camp this year. Click HERE (pdf) for more information.Notice for Rising 9th Grade Athletes
Spring Physicals will take place on MONDAY, MAY 23rd at Herndon High School. They will be valid for all summer conditioning/workouts and all of school year 2016-17. Student-Athletes can NOT participate in any team events for next year without a valid physical (documented on the VHSL Pre-Participation Examination form) after May 1st. 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.Call for Student Volunteers!
TEDxHerndon (www.tedxherndon.com) needs student volunteers for the upcoming event on May 21st, 2016. We are looking for students to serve as ushers, ticket takers, and hallway guides. This opportunity will help students with needed service hours. Students will receive TEDxHerndon swag and free admission to the event for volunteering. If students are interested in volunteering, they can sign up at the link below. For questions, please contact email@example.com.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions you may have about the program.
Registration Form (pdf)
Registration Form-Spanish (pdf)
Registration for the 5th Annual HMS 5k is open! Saturday May 14th, 9am at Herndon Middle School! Register here: https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Herndon/HerndonMS5KRunWalk
Please sign up and plan to participate in this great community event! Paper registrations are available in the main office. There's also a way to donate to our cause if you can't make it but want to support us! Visit our event website for more information: https://www.herndonms5k.com
Questions? Contact Rachel Halpin (email@example.com)
Our very own Principal Justine Klena has been named FCPS 2016 Oustanding Principal! Click HERE for more details.HMS Spring Reading Challenge
For the Spring Reading Challenge read 6 different books before the end of the school year. Each book should be from one of 6 categories (see attachment) and should not be something you have already read. It’s simple and doable!
For more information click HERE (pdf)
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 is the overall timeline for the transition process
Transition Timeline (pdf)
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.
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
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 PTHumphrey@fcps.edu or our parent sponsor, Karen Joseph firstname.lastname@example.org
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 https://sisparent.fcps.edu/PVUE/login_parent_pxp_ovr2.aspx
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:
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
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.
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).
HERE are photos from the HMS annual 5K event!
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
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.
Current Newsletters & Downloads
- 2015-2016 Supply List: The supply list for the upcoming school year is available HERE.
- The HMS School Improvement Plan can be found HERE.
- Recuerden de revisar la sección en Español para mantenerse informados sobre eventos y fechas importantes.
- Here is some information for families new to Fairfax County who want to register children for FCPS schools.
- Support Herndon Middle School through your purchases at Food Lion! The HMS code is: 219845.