Welcome to Herndon Middle School!
Check it out! The new copy of The DRAFT is here!
Herndon Middle’s Literary magazine is out in print, and it looks great! The eighth grade students each received a copy from Mrs. Klena as a graduation gift. If you haven’t seen it, check it out HERE.
After three wonderful years of gathering student writers, artists and editors together to make our Literary magazine, Ms. Highberg will be stepping down from the lead role. It has been a tremendous experience! Please welcome our new sponsors, Mrs. Brinkman and Mrs. Gillis.
Get those creative juices flowing-- either in your artwork or writing. Each year our magazine improves, so let’s keep it going!
Algebra Summer Packet
This summer packet is for all students enrolled in Algebra 1 and Algebra 1 Honors at Herndon Middle School for Fall 2013. The packet contains prerequisite skills that you will need to be successful in algebra. This is due the first day of school in September.Download HERE.
8th Grade Dance Photos
Check out some pictures from the 8th grade dance! Thanks to the PTA for a great event!
7th and 8th Grade Summer Reading
Link to the list of books approved by Fairfax County Public Schools: http://www.fcps.edu/is/summer/reading/documents/MSSummerReading2013.pdf
Upcoming 7th Grade Students
Assignments for ALL upcoming 7th graders. Students in honors are encouraged to begin with these and challenge themselves beyond these titles
HMS After School Parent Survey
Dear HMS Parents,
In order to improve our After-School Programs and find out how we can better serve you and your children we would like for you to complete a brief survey regarding our after-school programs. If you have any questions please contact Coach Thomas via email at email@example.com or call 703-904-4819.
Battle of the Books List 2014
It is here! The 2013-14 Battle of the Books list- check it out and read ahead this summer!
Summer Extended Learning Time
Was your child invited to attend Summer Extended Learning Time (SELT) this summer?
If so, please download your registration form here and turn it in to Herndon Middle School as soon as possible.
English Form/ Spanish Form
HMS Jumpstart Program
Attention rising 7th graders! Nervous about middle school? Want to make sure you know where each class is and how to open your locker? Wanna have fun? Then join HMS Jumpstart! Jumpstart participants will spend one week getting to know the school, its teachers, and other new students! To learn how to apply check out this flyer and turn in to the Main office at Herndon Middle School. See you in August!
HMS 2013-14 Course Description Guide & Selection Sheets
Personally Owned Devices at HMS
Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to assisting students and staff in creating a 21st century learning environment. In an effort to support this progress, students and staff will able to access our wireless network with their personal devices (laptops, netbooks, tablets, smart phones, etc) during the school day. With classroom teacher's approval and after students have registered their devices, students may use their own devices to access online resources and collaborate with other students. By allowing students to use their own technology on campus we are hoping to increase the access all students have to the technology they need to succeed.
Why are we doing this?
Applications accessed by a web browser, such as FCPS Google Apps for Education, eliminate the need to have specific software loaded onto every student computer. Cloud based computing allows students to access their information from any internet enabled device anytime, anywhere. The current economic times require unique strategies to ensure every student has equitable access to online resources.
21st Century Learning
We believe equitable access to technology will aid our students in becoming self-directed learners and collaborative team players.
Parents purchasing devices may want to consider the following information. FCPS does not recommend a specific type of device, but would like parents to know of resources available purchasing devices and software. The Technology@Home program http://www.fcps.edu/it/technology/TechnologyHome.shtml/) enables students, faculty and staff to purchase products for home technology use, directly from vendors at educational discount rates.
Students are to turn in their Acceptance of Responsibility and Device Use Agreement Form in exchange for an "FCPS APPROVED" sticker for their device. Devices in use by students that have not been approved or are in use outside the classroom fall under the Student Rights & Responsibilities regulation and are subject to confiscation and will be returned to the parent.
To access the Acceptance of Responsibility and Device Use Agreement Form in multiple languages click HERE.
FCPS Enrichment Courses
Fairfax County is offering enrichment classes for Middle and High School students. For more information, click HERE
- The HMS School Improvement Plan can be found HERE.
- The new HMS Yearbook Order form is available.
- The 2012-13 School Supply List is available.
- The Battle of the Books list for the 2012-13 school year is available!
The first online edition of the student newspaper is here! Check out our Spring 2013 edition as well as HMS Student News archive page to see all of last school year's editions of the student newspaper and to view the student news show PrimeTime@PowerTime news special.
- Recuerden de revisar la sección en Español para mantenerse informados sobre eventos y fechas importantes.
- Take a look at Co-Teaching at Herndon Middle School courtesy of the FCPS Insight program.
- 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.
- Learn more about food and nutrition by taking a look at the HMS Physical Education Department page.
- Students who want extra help have many after school opportunities to get it at HMS! Find out about all the ways we are trying to help students succeed here at HMS.