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Hamden Middle School


Thursday, October 30 - A day

Boys Soccer

Today's game has been moved to Criscuolo Park at the intersection of Chapel and James Streets in New Haven.


Any student who has not paid for his/her agenda ($6) or who owes lunch money to the Main Office or who has overdue library books will not receive a report card and access to the Parent Portal will be suspended.  The first marking period closes on Monday, November 3, 2014.  

Halloween Hat Day

The National Junior Honor Society is sponsoring a Halloween Hat Day tomorrow, Friday, October 31.  Students who contribute $1 in homeroom will be able to wear a hat all day.

School Lunch

Read Whitsons latest newsletter for information about the healthy options offered daily for lunch.


The HMS PTA is back!!!  Please show your support by joining the PTA during the current membership drive.  

Club News

The Human Relations Club is selling Breast Cancer pens during morning arrival and all lunch waves.  Pens are two for one dollar and all proceeds will benefit Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.

Team Robinson is collecting donations to benefit the Meriden-Wallingford Chrysalis, a battered women and children's shelter.  The goal is to make 20 "fringe blankets" for the residents.  We need donations of new fleece, blanket kits (available at Joanne Fabrics), gift cards or cash.  The collection will run until the end of October.

High School Open Houses

Parents of 8th grade students - Please read the information sheet about open houses for technical, magnet, and private high schools.

Take 5

Please read the attached information from the Quinnipiac Valley Health District on how to reduce the spread of flu-like illness.

Basketball Tryouts

Tryouts for the boys basketball team will be after school on Monday, November 17, and Tuesday, November 18, for eighth grade.  Tryouts for seventh grade will be after school on Wednesday, November 19, and Thursday, November 20.  Boys must be medically cleared before tryouts.


Lucas A. of Team Robinson has been selected as a runner-up in the annual Connecticut Veterans Parade Essay Contest.  His entry was judged to be one of the most outstanding among the many submitted by middle school students expressing their vision of "I Want to Say Thank You to a Veteran Because..."  Lucas and his parents will be honored at the State Capitol in Hartford.

Superintendent's Blog

Read Superintendent Jody Goeler's blog at www.hamden.org/SuperBlog.

Students of the Month

Team Beckford - Richard C. and Allie A.
Team LaVallee - Gracie F. and EJ H.
Team Mule - Matthew B. and Monea M.
Team Perito - Dan L. and Queyara L.
Team Robinson - Hayden P. and Nikki F.
Team Salters - Chaz C. and Nashali M.
Team Sgrigneri - Ta'Vonna W. and Dominic S.
Team Simone - Kamia B. and Pasquale D. 
Team Stanton - Christa L. and Muhammad S. 

Sports Report

The HMS Football Dragons were victorious on Wednesday, defeating Betsy Ross, 16-0.  Charlie K. and Travon ran the ball for vital yardage.  Joshua D., Tayyeb H., Gabriel, and Chris W. supplied great defense.  Andrew N., Tymell H. , and Roshawn B. helped move the offense down the field.  Quarterback Elijah R. threw a touchdown pass.

The HMS Girls Soccer Team defeated Amity of Bethany Monday by a score of 8-0.  Goals scorers were Katie K., Emalee I., Mairead R., Keegan B., and Katie V.  Sonia F. and Katie V. each had an assist.  Bella C. stepped in to play goal and recorded her first shutout win of the season.  The play of Kameren S., Hannah S., Alysia J., Rebecca O., Toni C., Lexi S., and Sam S. secured the win.

The HMS Boys Soccer Team dominated Amity of Orange Tuesday, winning by a final score of 9-0.  Goals were scored by nine Hamden players: Jordan P., Declan R., Manny R., Naif A., Josh M., Vinny P., Zach L., Ruben P., and Owen S.  Trystan A. and Mike L. split time in the goal for the shut out.  The boys are are undefeated.

The Lady Dragons Volleyball Team lost to Shelton in straight sets Tuesday.  Jenna E., Arreiyana J., and Kiana R. combined to serve for fourteen points.  Taryn B. and Gabby V. played outstanding defense.  Abby S. served well and Jessica F. played a solid game.

Club Meetings

All meetings are after school until 3:20 PM unless otherwise noted. 

Monday, October 27
Cheerleading - until 4:30 PM
Girls Club
Jazz Band
Play Rehearsal – until 5 PM
Trout Club - mandatory training session

Tuesday, October 28
Cheerleading - until 5 PM
Mock Trial
Play Rehearsal – until 5 PM
TSA – all members

Wednesday, October 29
Boys Basketball Club
Homeroom Book Club – during homeroom
Play Rehearsal – until 5 PM
Spanish Club
Yearbook – All members

Monday,November 3
Cheerleading - until 4:30 PM
Human Relations Club
National Junior Honor Society
Ping Pong Club 

Tuesday, November 4 – no school

Wednesday, November 5
Cheerleading - until 4:30 PM
Homeroom Book Club – during homeroom
Student Council 
Time Travelers Book Club 


Lunch Menu

Hamden Middle School

2623 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, Connecticut 06518

203-407-2100 (student absent/tardy line)

Dan Levy, Principal

Principal's Message

School Calendar

  • November, 2014 Saturday - November 1, 2014
    • HMS Play - "30 Reasons Not to be in a Play" 7:30 PM
    Sunday - November 2, 2014
    • HMS Play - "30 Reasons Not to be in a Play" 2:00 PM
    Monday - November 3, 2014
    • Soccer vs. North Haven girls-away 3:45 PM
    Tuesday - November 4, 2014
    • No School - Professional Development
    Wednesday - November 5, 2014
    • Football vs. Barnard Magnet School 3:45 PM
    • Soccer vs. Amity of Orange - girls-home 3:45 PM
    Tuesday - November 11, 2014
    • No School - Veterans' Day
    Wednesday - November 12, 2014
    • Ski & Snowboard Equipment Sale 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Friday - November 14, 2014
    • Picture Retake Day

It is the mission of Hamden Public Schools to ensure all our students learn to the best of their potential each and every day they are entrusted to our care.

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