Welcome To Herndon Middle School!
The New Student Orientation will be held on Thursday, September 3rd, from 9:00am until 11:30am. Orientation details were mailed home on August 26th.
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.
Over the past few years, Herndon Middle School has partnered with the Kids R First organization to provide school supplies to students who are in need. If you are in need of school supplies for your child, we will be able to provide you with most of the required supplies!
Who: HMS students only
When: Friday, September 4th 2015; 1:00-3:00pm
Where: HMS; auditorium lobby
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).
Open registration for the 2015 Herndon Middle School Summer Extended Learning Program (SELT) has begun. The program is a great chance for rising 7th and 8th graders to catch up on reading and practice their math skills for three weeks. The program runs every morning (7:30-11:30) from July 13th to the 31st. The program is free and bus transportation from the nearest elementary school in the Herndon HS pyramid is provided. There is limited space available and any registration form received after June 19th will have to be placed on a waitlist to ensure space for all registered students. There will be an open house event at Herndon Middle School on Wednesday the 17th from 6:00-8:00 pm. At the open house we will be able to answer any questions you have and to register your child for SELT or for Jumpstart.
Registration Form-English (pdf)
Registration Form-Spanish (pdf)
The HMS Office will be open from 8am to 1pm, Monday through Friday, during the summer holiday.
All FCPS schools and offices will be closed on July 3rd, 2015 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.
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.
Hawks Summer Reading Challenge (pdf)
Rising 7th and 8th Parent Letter (pdf)
Rising 7th and 8th Parent Letter - Spanish (pdf)
Rising 8th Summer Reading Assignment (pdf)
2016 Battle of the Books List (pdf)
The Writers of Chantilly, a not-for-profit group of professional and aspiring writers in Chantilly, VA, are co-sponsoring a free student writing contest, with the Chantilly Regional Public Library.
The contest has been approved by Fairfax County Public Schools and is open to all middle and high school students in Fairfax County. This is the third year of the program.
Students are invited to write an original essay, short story or poem on the theme of “Mysteries and Wonders”—about a hidden treasure or marvel, a surprise history, or a new discovery.
The deadline for entries is August 15, 2015. Winners will be notified mid-September and be invited to read at a Chantilly Library event on September 27, 2015, and have their piece published in our upcoming Writers of Chantilly anthology.
You can read about our 2012 and 2013 contests on the Writers of Chantilly website at writersofchantilly.blogspot.com.
HMS 5K Photos
HERE are photos from the HMS annual 5K event!
The HMS Fashion Show was a great success. Click HERE to see videos from the event.HMS Jump Start Program
Excited to start middle school? Nervous about the size of the school and getting lost? Want to get to know your new teachers while making new friends? Then Jumpstart may be just the Summer Program for you! Click here (pdf) for more information.
Spanish Flyer (pdf)
Sample Course Selection Sheet
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)
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)
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.