From the Main Office...
Access to Parent Portal will be disabled to those who owe financial obligations to the school in accordance with Board of Education Policy 6161.2 (a). Students impacted by this policy will receive obligation letters in lieu of marking period report cards.
Obligations may include:
- Students who have dues or fees not cleared during the 2016-2017 school year.
- Students who have an outstanding balance for lunch money borrowed from the main office.
- Students who have not submitted an emergency form.
- Students who have unresolved registration issues.
- Students who have library obligations in the form of unreturned and/or overdue books and textbooks.
Fines can be satisfied in the Main Office.
Scholastic Book Fair!
Our Scholastic Book Fair will take place between Monday, November 27th and Friday, December 1st in the Media Center. Students are invited to attend during the school day (specifically during English class), and parents/guardians may attend during Parent Conferences on Wednesday, November 29th, from 6PM to 8PM.
Book Fairs do not only promote reading and improve literacy, but they also benefit our Media Center. Profits from the Book Fair go directly back into our library to enhance our school's collection.
Can't make the Book Fair? No problem.
Visit our Online Store to make your selections!
Parent Conferences are quickly approaching, and will be held on Wednesday, November 29th. For your convenience, we use an online scheduling program with which you can easily make an appointment with your child's teacher at any time of day or night from your computer or smartphone.
Click on the attached letter for instructions.
Student Council Members
Attention Student Council Members: the votes are in. Officers are:
President: Sophie M.
Vice President: Neri B.
Secretary: Kamiya D.
Treasurer: Mehr C.
The next Student Council meeting Wednesday, November 29th in Room 132.
Anime Club is canceled for Tuesday, November 21st.
VEX Robotics and Yearbook
VEX Robotics and Yearbook are canceled for the week of November 20th AND the week of November 27th.
Attention Peer Orientation Members: meetings will be held after school in the Media Center. Meeting dates are:
- November 14th
- November 18th
- December 12th
- January 9th
- January 23rd
Interested in showing your HMS school pride? You can purchase HMS apparel from Hamden High School's award-winning DECA club. Click the attached link for information.
There will be open gym for any girls who would like to play basketball after school. Open gym will be on Mondays, beginning, November 20th.
Spain Immersion Program
Spain Immersion Program - Are you interested in traveling to Spain and being immersed in the language and culture? HMS students will travel to Spain: April 2018 (Spring Session). HHS students will travel to Spain: End June-Early July 2018 (TBD). Applicants must complete the application form along with 2 teacher recommendations. Click here for more information. Once all 3 forms are complete, attach and send them in an e-mail to Ms. Lapman at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions regarding the application documents or the entire process, please contact Ms. Torruellas at HHS, Ms. Mira-Keenan at HMS, or Ms. Lapman at (203) 407-2205. Application Form; Character Reference; Teacher Recommendation.
Shop Rite & Stop and Shop Loyalty Cards
Register your ShopRite and Stop and Shop loyalty cards to benefit HMS. (These loyalty cards are the ones that you show when you check out, to get the sale prices.) Both stores reward HMS with points every time you shop. There is NO COST TO FAMILIES. Those points translate into dollars or school equipment at the end of the school year. Together, we can raise THOUSANDS of dollars for our students and school just by registering our cards. You may register your cards directly online at each store website.
**If you would like us to register your Shoprite card for you, simply email your Price Plus card number to email@example.com and we’ll register it for you**
ShopRite PricePlus Cards
ShopRite Plus Cards must be registered EACH school year. You can enter your PricePlus card number here: http://www.shopriteforeducation.com/cards/
Our school code is: 50054
Stop and Shop
Stop and Shop do NOT have to re-register each year, only once. To sign up your Stop and Shop card to benefit Hamden Middle School, click this link:
Students of the Month
Congratulations to the October Students of the Month!
Team DeCarter: Margarita G. and Karon H.
Team Mule: Amanda L. and Jackson S.
Team Symo: Pauline A. and Tajuan W.
Team Perito: Maile E. and Arnav M.
Team Pioneer: Emma D.
Team Morello: Emma T. and Toros P.
Team Rocco: Lanie C. and Isaiah H.
Team LaVallee: Jason C. and Sophie M.
Team Sgrigneri: Delfina F. and Jameson C.
Team Navigator: Chris M.
Fall intramurals will begin Monday, September 11th.
Mondays: Flag Football
Wednesdays: Ultimate Frisbee
Please see Mr. Ugolik in the morning or in Room 154 for a form.
Reporting an Absence
Need to Report a Student Absence?
To report an absence, please call our Attendance Hotline at (203) 407-2100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click the links below for Fall Sports Schedules:
We've provided the suggested list of supplies your child will need for the 2017-2018 school year. View the 2017 HMS Student Supply lists.
The Student Handbook contains important information for parents and students, including academic and behavioral expectations. The Handbook may be accessed and downloaded by clinking this link. It may be printed upon request in the main office.
Sorry for the delay! 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.
Join the HMS PTA for 2017-18
The Middle School PTA Needs You!
Members, Volunteers and Board Members needed to make our children’s time at the Middle School successful and fun! Be a part of your child’s education.
Please join us! Everyone is welcome!
You can sign-up for the PTA by going to this attached link.If more information is necessary, please email Mr. Levy.
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.
School Governance Announcement
If you are a parent/guardian of an HMS student, and are interested in becoming involved in School Governance, please see the attached form.
- 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. **
Find out when and where your child needs to be to catch the bus! HMS Bus Routes and Schedules
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.