Welcome To Herndon Middle School!
AnnouncementsHMS 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.
Herndon Rotary sponsors a writing contest in conjunction with Herndon MS each year. Herndon Rotary generously awards three Herndon MS students prizes for the top three essays submitted. The HMS winner then goes on to compete regionally for additional prizes. Essays are due electronically on February 11 to email@example.com. Any Herndon MS 7th and 8th grader can enter. Attached is additional information as well as links to learn more about the Rotary Contest. Students are encouraged to talk to their English teachers or Karyn Niles for any additional help or information.
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).
Below are the booklists for Battle of the Books
2016 Battle of the Books List (pdf)
2016 Battle of the Books Annotated List (pdf)
2016 Battle of the Books Kick Off Video
2016 Battle of the Books Parent Letter (pdf)
HMS 5K Photos
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.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)
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.