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Hamden Middle School

Important Dates

As the end of the year is quickly approaching, below are some important dates to remember:

  • May 30th: Paradise Field Trip, 9:15 AM to 1:30 PM  for Teams Symo and DeCarter;
    Team Pioneer is split between the 30th and the 8th.
    (Rain dates are June 7th  and June 9th)

  • June 6th: 8th Grade Holiday Hill Field Trip; 8:45 AM to 4:45 PM

  • June 8th : Paradise Field Trip,  9:15 AM to 1:30 PM, for Teams Mule and Perito;
    Team Pioneer is split between the 30th and the 8th.
    (Rain dates are June 7th  and June 9th)

  • June 9th : 8th Grade Dance; 6 PM. to 8:30 PM

  • June 13th : 7th Grade Awards Ceremony by invitation only;  
    8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, HMS Auditorium

  • June 14th: Celebration practice- times TBD

  • June 15th: 8th Grade Celebration: 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM-- Teams Rocco, Navigator, Sgrigneri;
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM-- Teams LaVallee, Morello

  • June 16th: Students’ Last Day of School

Attention Parents!

We encourage parents to schedule meetings with their child’s teachers at any time during the school year, including scheduling a team meeting with English, math, science, and social studies teachers together.  Please contact an individual teacher or the team leader of your child’s team to schedule a meeting.

Any Student who is not planning on attending Hamden High School or Hamden Middle school next year, please see Ms. Colburn in 8th grade guidance for a withdrawal form.

School Climate Surveys

For the links to the survey, click below:

Parent Survey
Parents: Please complete the survey by 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30th.

Student Survey

Honor Roll

We've had a few glitches in getting our Honor Roll lists posted - thank you for your patience and congratulations to our honored students! View our Honor Roll

Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following students! 

Grade 7 April Students of the Month

Team DeCarter: Angel M. and Da’Quaha L.

Team Mule: Luke G. and Ava B.

Team Symonaitis: Christian D. & Taylor G.

Team Perito: Athena T. and Alexandra C.

Team Pioneer: John M.

Grade 8 April Students of the Month 

Team Morello: Alexandra T. and Liam H. 

Team Rocco: Gabrielle G. and Joseph C.

Team LaVallee: Julian V. and Shayna L.

Team Sgrigneri: Tatianna J. and Peter K.

Team Navigator: Eric M.

Parent Portal

The Parent Portal is a great way parents and students to stay on top of assignments and attendance. Before using the Parent Portal, you must register and receive login credentials. The links below are links to bring you to Parent Portal registration pages. 

Once registered, log into the Parent Portal. Please note that you can also access the Parent and Student Portals through this site's QUICK LINKS button (top of the page), by clicking on the page named Parent Portal. 

Main Office Announcements

  • Any student who has a note to ride a different bus or walk to the library must have the note stamped by the main office before first period.  If you do not have a note, you must get on your assigned bus.
  • Beginning Monday, November 28th, any student who is being picked up by private transportation at dismissal whose ride has not arrived by the end of the dismissal process will be escorted by our bus duty staff back into the building's main entrance to await their ride.  On late bus days, these students will be required to take the late bus home if their ride has not arrived by 3:30 PM.  Please see attached Safety Update flyer for details.

New Points System

Starting Monday, January 23, 2017, all of our seventh AND eighth grade students will begin a points system to further encourage students to make good choices. Each student, regardless of past offenses, will be starting with a clean slate of zero points. Each disciplinary intervention will result in that student receiving points. 

7th Grade Letter  
8th Grade Letter

School Governance Announcement

  • The HMS School Governance Council has established that no student may participate in interscholastic athletics, school plays or musicals, school dances, or end of the year class trips or awards ceremonies if s/he has unexcused absences in excess of 10% of the child’s school year at the time of the event.  Absences from school may only be excused according to the guidelines established by the State Board of Education listed in your child's HMS Student Handbook.
** The HMS School Governance Council would like to thank all HMS families for supporting their efforts to improve student attendance by observing our new procedures this year. **

    School Merchandise

    School Store

    HMS is happy to announce that we are now linked to the award winning Hamden High School Online Store.  You are now available to purchase exclusive Hamden Middle School merchandise on the web.  Check-out the school store online.


    Interested in buying a 2017 HMS yearbook?  Click here to purchase one!

    Daily Announcements

    A Message from the Library Media Center

    ATTENTION STUDENTS: Please return or renew all overdue books as soon as possible.  

    • Starting Friday, May 19th, students who have overdue books will NOT be able to take out any new books until their record is cleared.
    • The last day that students can check out books from the library is Friday, June 2nd.  
    • Please be sure to return ALL books to the library by Wednesday, June 7th.  If books are NOT returned, students may not be able to fully participate in end-of-the-year events.  
    Interested in obtaining a town library card?  Having a town library card allows you to take out books in any library in the state of Connecticut and gives you access to eBooks and databases that you will need to use in the high school and beyond.  If you do't have one, visit the Library Media Center to pick up an application.  Library cards are FREE.  Return the application to Mrs. McCulley in the library by Tuesday, May 30th and your library card will arrive by the end of the school year.

    Thank you!

    Cultural Cooking Club

    Please bring in your menu and money as soon as possible.  Questions: please see Mrs. Keenan or Mrs. Sumpter.

    Baseball and Softball

    Baseball and softball games are cancelled for Thursday, May 25th.

    LifeTouch Graduation Portraits

    Interested in having 8th grade graduation portraits taken?  See attached flyer for details.

    Hamden Road Race

    The annual Hamden Road Race is Saturday, June 3rd.  See attached flyer for information.

    Student Council Meeting

    Student Council Meeting/Celebration is Thursday, June 1st during period 3 in Room 132.

    Basic Training

    Coach Hawk's Basic Training will be held Mondays and Wednesdays directly after school.  The training session will end in time for late bus dismissal.  Please see Coach Hawk directly to sign up.  Anyone not signed up before the training will be allowed to attend.  Do your job and have fun working hard.  

    Guidance Department

    Any student who is NOT planning on attending Hamden High School OR Hamden Middle School next year must see Ms. Colburn in the 8th grade guidance office for a withdrawal form. 

    Sports Announcements


    The boy's baseball team defeated Amity-Bethany yesterday by a score of 14 to 0.  Eighth grader Max G. pitched three innings striking out five batters.  Eighth grader Jack L. pitched the final four innings striking out two batters and getting seven ground ball outs.  The Hamden offense was quiet until the fourth inning when Dillon P. hit two runners in.  The team scored another run int he 6th inning off of a double by Jake P.  In the 7th inning, the Hamden bats exploded and the team as a whole smashed the baseball scoring 11 runs.  Hits came from a number of players including Anthony D., Cameron P., Jack W., Matthew D., and Jake P.  Defensive standouts from the game were right fielder Jake J., shortstop Sean M., first baseman Anthony d., and catcher Mason T.  The boys' record is now 9 wins and 0 losses.  This year's team has tied the school record for most wins in a season.  Hamden's next game is Thursday at West Haven.

    Basic Training

    Coach Hawk's basic training class will be held Mondays and Wednesdays directly after school.  The training session will end in time for late bus dismissal.  Anyone not signed up before the sessions will not be able to participate.  Do your job and have fun working hard,  #DragonStrong

     School Supplies

    We've provided the list of supplies your child will need for the 2016-2017 school year. View the HMS Student Supply lists.

    Bus Routes/Schedules

    Find out when and where your child needs to be to catch the bus! HMS Bus Routes and Schedules

    Visiting HMS

    All visitors are required to enter HMS through the main entrance by the bus loop.  School hours are from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM.  All visitors to HMS are reminded that they may be required to present a photo ID upon request.

    Hamden Middle School

    2623 Dixwell Avenue
    Hamden, CT 06518. 

    Fax: 203-407-3141

    Daniel Levy, Principal

    Assistant Principals

    Barbara Perrotti7th Grade
    Jessica Coffey, 8th Grade 



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