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Hamden Middle 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.


2017 -2018 Grade 9 Course Selection


Career listings are only suggestions.  All courses are pertinent to a well-rounded educational experience.

Full Year Courses

 

Semester Courses

 

3002

ENGLISH 15

 

 

 

 

3003

ENGLISH 17

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION GREEN

 

3004

ENGLISH 19

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION GOLD

 

3100

CRITICAL THINKING & COMP 15

 

6005

Literacy

 

3101

CRITICAL THINKING & COMP 17

 

600A

Numeracy

 

02G5

Algebra I 15a

 

 

ELECTIVES:

 

0209

ALGEBRA I 15

 

 

Careers in Education

 

0210

ALGEBRA I 17

 

5426

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 5/9

 

0211

ALGEBRA I 19

 

 

Careers in Architecture/Construc

 

0218

GEOMETRY 27

 

5606

INTRO TO DRAFTING and CAD 5/9

 

0219

GEOMETRY 29

 

5618

INTRO TO ELECTRICITY 5/9

 

0212

ALGEBRA II 37

 

5600

HOME REPAIR

 

0214

ALGEBRA II 39

 

5630

INTRO TO WOOD

 

0302

BIOLOGY 15

 

 

Careers in Automotive Industry

 

0303

BIOLOGY 17

 

5230

INTRO TO TRANSPORTATION

 

0304

BIOLOGY 19

 

 

& AUTO MECHANICS

 

030A

BIO W/ALG II 39

 

 

Careers in Business

 

0321

PHYSICAL SCIENCE 15

 

5049

INTRO ACCOUNTING 5/7/9

 

029C

Intro to Engineering Design 7/9

 

5067

MICROSOFT OFFICE

 

01A2

MOD WORLD ISSUES

 

5225

FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE

 

 

ELECTIVES:

 

50A1

SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING 5/7/79

 

 

Careers - ALL

 

 

 

 

0417

ITALIAN 15

 

 

Careers in Visual Arts

 

0418

ITALIAN 17

 

4406

ART I

 

0419

ITALIAN 19

 

4421

CREATING ART WITH COMPUTERS

 

0421

ITALIAN 25

 

 

Careers in Theater

 

0422

ITALIAN 27

 

42A1

EXPLORING THEATER

 

0423

ITALIAN 29

 

4213

ACTING 25 (PREREQUISTE – 42A1)

 

0481

LATIN 17

 

4228

MOVEMENT FOR STAGE

 

0482

LATIN 19

 

420C

THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

 

0495

MANDARIN CHINESE I

 

4238

MUSICAL THEATER

 

049H

MANDARIN CHINESE II

 

 

Careers in Music

 

049J

MANDARIN CHINESE III

 

4148

MUSIC HARMONY AND THEORY 15/19

 

0443

SPANISH 15

 

4145

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 15/19

 

0444

SPANISH 17

 

4152

MUSIC COMPOSITION 15/19

 

0445

SPANISH 19

 

4155

PIANO LAB 15/19

 

0447

SPANISH 25

 

 

 

 

0448

SPANISH 27

 

 

Careers: ALL

 

0449

SPANISH 29

 

5040

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

 

046C

SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS 17

 

047A

INTRO TO ETYMOLOGY

 

0461

SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS 27

 

 

 

 

Careers in Business

 

 

 

5012

ACCOUNTING 5/7/9

      

 

5032

INTRO BUSINESS 5/9

 

 

 

Careers in Music

 

 

4050

CHOIR

 

 

4098

ORCHESTRA

 

 

4002

BAND

 

 

 

COURSE SELECTIONS MUST TOTAL

MINIMUM OF SIX (6) CREDITS

 

APPLIED ART, VISUAL ART, MUSIC AND THEATER COURSES MAY BE TAKEN ON 5, 7, OR 9 LEVELS. ALL REGISTRATIONS ARE ON THE 5 LEVEL. STUDENTS WILL SELECT THE

APPROPRIATE LEVEL DURING THE FIRST 2 WEEKS OF CLASSES.

FULL YEAR

 

Careers in Business

 

5012

ACCOUNTING 5/7/9

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course develops an elementary knowledge of the principles and procedures of accounting. The course covers the classification and definition of accounts, the debit and credit rule, analysis of transactions and accounting as it applies to a single proprietor. Students practice the principles of solving practical problems. Accuracy and legibility are stressed and graded throughout the course. Computerized accounting will be introduced.

 

 

5032

INTRO BUSINESS 5/9

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This introductory course provides a wide range of topics that will aid

students in understanding business functions and the world around them. Some topics of study will include: economics- the economy and you, business ethics and social responsibility, owning and operating a business (entrepreneurship), business management, technology’s impact on business, human resources management, career planning, accounting, marketing, and much more.

 

 

 

Careers in Music

 

 

4050

CHOIR

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Chorus curriculum is designed to provide students with an opportunity to sing in an ensemble that performs in school concerts and other events. Students are instructed in the proper use of the voice, music notation, and other skills in musicianship. Levels 7/9: At the minimum, all students are required to do Level 7 work. This is due to the required afterschool time commitment (concerts, football games, summer camps) and basic classwork and assessment. Any student who wishes to complete Level 9 work will be auditioned and required to perform a solo at one of our recitals throughout the year. This solo should represent a higher depth of musical understanding and instrumental technique. All students working at Level 9 will also be required to attend all of our recitals as well as other commitments outlined in the music

 

 

4098

ORCHESTRA

PREREQUISITE: Student must be able to play an instrument and read music and demonstrate an appropriate degree of proficiency in playing and sight-reading conventional orchestra literature. Their current orchestra director(s) must recommend students. Private or semi-private lessons are not required, but highly desirable. COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Orchestra curriculum is designed to develop student musicianship in order to perform music at the highest quality while preparing them for a future of performance opportunities. Students will explore and perform a wide variety of literature that will be performed at concerts and competitive festivals. Students may have opportunities to coach each other and assist in concert production. Students are required to perform alone, in small groups and as the large ensemble. Techniques such as conducting (beat), instrumental techniques, breathing and visual and listening awareness will help realize these goals. Students will also learn how to make desirable choices, which reflect musical interpretations. Levels 7/9: At minimum, all students are required to do Level 7 work. This is due to the required afterschool time commitment (concerts, football games, summer camps) and basic classwork and assessment. Any student who wishes to complete Level 9 will be auditioned and required to perform a solo at one of our recitals throughout the year. This solo should represent a higher depth of musical understanding and instrumental technique. All students working at Level 9 will also be required to attend all of recitals and other specific commitments outlined in the music Level contract

 

 

4002

BAND

PREREQUISITES: Students must be able to play an instrument, read music and demonstrate an appropriate degree of proficiency in sight-reading conventional band literature. Students must be recommended by their current band director(s.) Private or semi-private lessons are not required, but highly desirable. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Concert Band curriculum is designed to develop student musicianship in order to prepare students to perform music of the highest quality while preparing them for a future of performance opportunities. Students will explore and perform a wide variety of literature that will be performed at concerts and competitive festivals. Students may have opportunities to coach each other and assist in concert production. Students are required to perform alone, in small groups and as the large ensemble. Techniques such as conducting (beat), instrumental techniques, breathing and visual and listening awareness will help realize these goals. Students will also learn how to make desirable choices, which reflect musical interpretations. Participation in Pep Band is required at all home varsity football games. Levels 7/9: At the minimum, all students are required to do Level 7 work. This is due to the required afterschool time commitment (concerts, football games, summer camps) and basic classwork and assessment. Any student who wishes to complete Level 9 work will be auditioned and required to perform a solo at one of our recitals throughout the year. This solo should represent a higher depth of musical understanding and instrumental technique. All students working at Level 9 will also be required to attend all of our recitals as well as other specific commitments outlined in the music Level contract.

 

 

HALF YEAR

 

 

 

Careers in Education

 

5426

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 5/9

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to introduce child development and parenting

concepts. The class focuses on the emotional, social, intellectual and physical development of the child from infancy through age two. Throughout, the interrelationship of all areas of development is stressed. This developmental approach is interwoven with application to parenting and childcare 17 situations. Students will participate in nursery school by observing, interacting and helping children with learning/playing activities.

 

 

Careers in Architecture/Construction

 

5606

INTRO TO DRAFTING and CAD 5/9

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course has value to all students because of the use of sketching and drawings in industry, construction, home life, and vocational interests. Students can develop basic drafting techniques and skills, and become exposed to reading and understanding pictorial and working drawings. Students will be introduced to the principle and practices of computer-aided drafting (CAD) using Auto CAD Lit.

 

5618

INTRO TO ELECTRICITY   5/9

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course combines theory with practice in electronics. Students explore the nature of electricity, as well as its applications. Practical applications will include modern house wiring, as well as working with meters. Career awareness will be emphasized in each area covered.

 

5600

HOME REPAIR

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to cover different home repair opportunities. It includes class discussion and hands-on labs in the areas of electricity, plumbing, painting, furniture repair, refinishing, window glazing, and house maintenance. Video presentations will be used to bring about a better understanding of home repairs. Class participation is required.

 

5630

INTRO TO WOOD

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course offers a one-semester introduction to woodworking. Basic concern is teaching broad concept of material processing with the emphasis on wood. This is an exploratory course with emphasis on project development. Students will have an opportunity to be involved in Green Dragon Enterprises.

 

 

Careers in Automotive Industry

 

5230

INTRO TO TRANSPORTATION & AUTO MECHANICS

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course allows students to explore the basics of automotive technology and basic automobile maintenance and car buying. Students work in groups and learn the inner workings of an internal combustion engine. Students will also explore alternative fuels and future propulsion systems; learn routine maintenance on a car and basic car buying strategies utilizing internet sources. There is a Valvoline oil quiz and viscosity testing as a component of the course. This course is a prerequisite to the Auto 25 course, which focuses on careers in the automotive industry.

This course can be offered on a Pass/Fail basis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Careers in Business

 

5049

INTRO ACCOUNTING 5/7/9

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course teaches the basic double-entry accounting principles and provides for their application. Students will learn proper accounting vocabulary and will apply the accounting principles for single-owned businesses. The entire accounting cycle will be mastered (analysis of transactions, journalizing, posting, worksheets, preparation of statements and closing the fiscal period.) There is also a very useful unit on checking accounts, debit cards, electronic payments and reconciling bank statements. Accuracy, legibility, and meeting deadlines are stressed and graded throughout the course.

 

5067

MICROSOFT OFFICE

PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Computer Applications or pass 25 GWAM (Gross Words a Minute) test the first day of class.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Upon completion of this course, students will possess the necessary technology skills to be successful in a work or college environment. Microsoft Office includes: word processing software (Word), spreadsheet software (Excel) and presentation software (PowerPoint).

Students will participate in hands-on exercises and projects that will help them learn the many tools these programs have to offer.

 

5225

FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE

Course Description: Students will develop a flexible four year plan based upon individual academic strengths, weaknesses and career/college goals. Students will acquire skills for effective time management and organization. Students will gain an awareness of the wide array of course offerings at HHS, and will learn how to align high school course offering with their personal interests and post - secondary goals. They will also gain awareness of the extra-curricular clubs and activities offered at HHS.

 

50A1

SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING 5/7/79

 

Course Description: The sports and entertainment business industry continues to grow rapidly, requiring qualified professionals at every level to accommodate its growth. This course provides an introduction to Sports & Entertainment Business industry career fields with an overview of the history, impact, types, and trends of events and venues, the principles of event planning, the role of venues, and career options in each field. This course stresses the utilization of fundamental marketing concepts and guest speakers, field trips, videos and computer integrated activities will be incorporated into the class.

 

 

 

Careers in Visual Arts

 

4406

ART I

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is recommended as a foundation course for 9th graders,

although students in higher grades may take it to fulfill a prerequisite for other courses. This course offers the student a broad range of experiences in a variety of media as well as an introduction to the elements and principals of design. Students will create and interpret visual images and will explore significant historical and cultural achievements and trends in the visual arts. Development of students’ creativity will be emphasized through a variety of projects, which include units on: drawing, painting, design, graphics, sculpture, and collage.

 

4421

CREATING ART WITH COMPUTERS

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed as an entry-level course for students who are interested in the exciting world of computers and art. Students will learn fundamental technical procedures as well as various software programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Flash. Beginning with a review of the elements and principals of design, students will explore the many facets of digital art making. This course will also look at the history of computers in the arts and explore career possibilities. This is the prerequisite course for Graphic Arts.

 

Careers in Theater

 

42A1

EXPLORING THEATER

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is the first course that needs to be taken to be in the acting track. This course will explore the many facets of theater acting and technical theater in order to familiarize the student with the workings of this art form. The course will include theater games, improvisation, acting exercises, readings, the preparation of a formal scene from a play, a study of the history of theatre and hands-on experience in the design of costumes and sets.

 

4213

ACTING 25 (PREREQUISTE – 42A1)

 

4228

MOVEMENT FOR STAGE

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students in this class will immerse in an exploration of the actor’s main tools – the body and the voice. Students will study the physiology of the human voice in order to best use that voice in stage work. Students will explore many areas of movement including pantomime, slow motion, stage combat, and character development based on movement. No previous dance or vocal experience is required, but students are expected to participate in all class exercises.

 

420C

THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students in this course will develop, write, rehearse and perform theater pieces for children who are elementary and middle school age. Pieces may include adaptations of familiar fairy tales, new parables or stories for children and socially relevant scenes to encourage young children to develop tolerance, understanding and problem-solving skills. Students may tour to area schools to present their work.

 

4238

MUSICAL THEATER

PREREQUISITE: Students must have some acting and singing experience AND/OR teacher approval. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is an introduction to the genre of musical theatre. The course will contain an overview of the history and development of the American Musical. Students will work on developing strategies to approach performance in musical theatre. Music training will include methods for effectively learning new material and analysis of music. Theatre training will include strategies to perform songs as dramatic works, as well as movement and dance incorporation. Audition techniques will also be explored. Some performance outside of class will be required.

 

 

 

Careers in Music

 

4148

MUSIC HARMONY AND THEORY 15/19

PREREQUISITE: Current enrollment in or successful completion of a course in music ensemble, piano lab, or music technology. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Music Theory provides students with the skills necessary to excel in music. This course focuses on ear training, major and minor key signatures, musical intervals, chord structures, and chord progressions. Harmony and Theory is an asset to students looking to further their musical education after high school as well as those who just want to learn more about music.

 

4145

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 15/19

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is for students who want to explore ways in which to create and arrange music using pre-recorded audio loops and original music recorded with music keyboards on the computer. Music technology allows students to work in a virtual recording studio in the same way that many professional musicians work today. Sounds can be layered track by track to produce original compositions or arrangements of other music. A portfolio of projects will include recordings of music produced in class. Some basic music knowledge is useful. Recommended for music students at any Level who want to learn how technology can help them to create their own work and arrangements.

 

4152

MUSIC COMPOSITION   15/19

PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of MUSIC THEORY or teacher approval.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students will explore the process of developing musical ideas into

compositions. Several compositional structures will be explored, including songs with lyrics. A

portfolio will be assembled consisting of printed music scores and audio recordings of the student’s

work.

 

4155

PIANO LAB 15/19

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is an introduction to piano keyboard skills. Students will learn the layout of the piano keyboard, and learn music notation as it relates to piano 45 performance. Students will also explore the history of the piano, and its significance in our musical culture

 

 

Careers: ALL

 

5040

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introductory keyboarding using the “touch type” QWERTY method will enable students to perform better in their academic, personal, and professional lives. Proficiency and technique in keyboarding will be stressed the first quarter and students will take a touch-typing test at the end of the quarter. The second quarter students will learn how to use the features of Word to format and key documents along with how to create and format various business documents such as business letters, memos, resumes, cover letters, MLA style reports, etc. Students will also get an introduction to PowerPoint and Excel. Note: A pass/fail option is offered for this course.

 

047A

INTRO TO ETYMOLOGY

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is a one semester course focusing on Latin and Greek roots of English vocabulary, designed to help increase students reading comprehension.

 

 

 

You must meet the prerequisites to enter some of the above courses-see the Course Catalog at

www.hamden.org to HHS, Counseling Department

 

Parent Orientation Meeting

Hamden Middle School

Invites you to attend the 2017

Parent Orientation Meeting

For Parents/Guardians of

Incoming 2017 Grade 7 Students

Hamden Middle School Auditorium

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

(Snow date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017) 

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Meet the administrators!

Learn about the schedule and programs!

Learn about the Curriculum!

 

Parent Portal

The Parent Portal is now active for parents and students.  However, 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. Please note that you can also access the Parent and Student Portal above, by clicking on the page named Parent Portal. 

Once you have registered, you will receive login credentials and information on how to connect to the Parent Portal.

Main Office Announcement

  • 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

ATTENTION PARENTS:

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 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.

Transportation Elective

Transportation Elective Overview

                

      

The transportation elective is a hands on, action based curriculum where students role play as engineers and learn by doing. For most students, this is their first experience in an engineering environment. The goal is to create enthusiasm, therefore we maintain an appropriate level of sophistication. Once students comprehend the practice of engineering it’s our hope that they will choose to focus future efforts maturely in a technical discipline.

Like engineers, the students will predict the performance of systems and materials in a given environment. The students will use the problem solving process as the protocol to organize their effort to research, design, build, test, evaluate and modify a working model of a rubber band powered plane, an all-terrain vehicle, a boat hull, a truss bridge, a CO2 powered dragster and apply the principles of simple machines building LEGO contraptions. After analyzing environmental variables that impact their solution, the students create all of the mechanical drawings of their original prototypes using AutoCAD 2015 and are guided safely in the technology lab where they fabricate, test and improve.

The premise of the class is “science is the search for verifiable knowledge” and “technology is the application of knowledge to solve problems”. Unifying research and results demonstrates the necessity of academic skill in English, math and science. What becomes very obvious to students in the transportation elective is the practical fact that the more sophisticated an individual’s understanding of English, math and science the more adept their comprehension, application, development, adaptation and communication of technology. Role playing as problem solving engineers shortens the time span between learning and applying academics and will pragmatically ignite intrinsic motivation to learn academic skills, the tools required to innovate.

Among the sciences related to technology applied to projects include Bernoulli’s principle and the geometry of stable flight, simple machines and the all-terrain vehicle, aerodynamics and the CO2 powered dragster, buoyancy and stable hull design, inherent stability of triangles and the forces tension and compression on a static truss and geometric concepts related to computer aided design. Students learn that the materials, shapes and dimensions of their solutions (their planes, ATVs, dragsters, boat hulls and truss bridges) are in response to the environment in which they operate. Understanding the components of the environment and the details of their solutions necessitates the implementation of academic skills.

The students in the transportation elective achieve a high rate of success, and nothing succeeds like success. It is highly likely that your child will persevere, completing all challenges successfully in a low risk environment earning a high grade. Most of all, your child will understand the importance of their academics, the purpose of engineering, and the mutually beneficial relationship between individuals and their community.

Frank Kachmar, Technology Education Teacher, Hamden Middle School:   fkachmar@hamden.org


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.

Yearbook

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

Daily Announcements

NJHS

All students who have earned high honors, or straight A’s in Marking Period 1 and 2 are eligible to apply for membership in the Hamden Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society.  All students should have received their invitation, if you have yet to receive your invitation please see Mrs. Del Cervo in room 240 or Mrs. DeLucia in room 136 with your report card in hand.

YES Club

Our next meeting will be on Monday, February 27th, after school, in room 278.  Quinnipiac's Future Teacher Organization will be joining us.  Please make every effort to attend!  Our next field trip to Ridge Hill will be on Friday, March 3rd.  Please see Mrs. Raffone if you cannot attend the meeting or trip.

Peer Orientation

Attention Peer Orientation members:

There will be a meeting on Wednesday March 1st after school in the media center.  Please see Ms. Salerno if you cannot attend.

Also - A reminder to all Peer Orientation students:  Please turn in your permission slips for the parent orientation night.

 

The "Did You Know" Show

On Friday, March 3rd,  there will be a quarterly concert to give "Did You Know" moments in American History.  These concerts are a celebration of diversity and the unifying factors that bind us together as people.

Live music will be provided by Coach Hawk and the Atlas Band.  Band members include Mr. William Gunn and Mr. Sam Oliver.

The 7th grade concert will begin at 9 a.m., and the 8th grade concert will begin at 10 a.m.

Middle School Explorer Club Opportunities

Fire Service Exploring offers interested boys and girls ages 8 to 13, the chance to experience fire and emergency service career opportunities.  See attached flyer and fact sheet for information.

Morning News Show!

Any 7th grade student with iMovie experience and who would like to be part of the Morning News Show for the 2017-18 school year should see Mr. Stratton in Room 164 during homeroom.

VEX Robotics

Below are the meeting dates for VEX Robotics

February 6th
February 13th
February 27th 

NOTE: We will NOT be attending the VEX Event at UNH on February 11th.

Yearbook

Parent advertisements are now being sold for the 2017 HMS Yearbook.  Order forms will be handed out in homeroom this week (January 30th through February 3rd).  

Parents who are interested in purchasing an advertisement for the yearbook, click here.

Below are the meeting dates for Yearbook:
February 7th
February 14th
February 28th 

TSA

School Dance!

The HMS Technology Student Association is sponsoring a Stars and Stripes Dance on Friday, March 3rd from 6-8pm.  Tickets will be sold during morning arrival in the Gym or the cafeteria.  A signed permission form is required prior to a student purchasing a dance ticket.  Forms can be found in both guidance offices, the main office, cafeteria, and room 164.  Mr. DelGiudice is looking for parent volunteers to help chaperone this exciting event.  Please contact him at ddelgiudice@hamden.org or Dan Levy at dlevy@hamden.org

Interested students must submit a permission slip signed by their parents.  Click here for the permission slip.
Meeting Dates

TSA will be meeting on the following dates:

February 8th
February 15th 

Video Game Tournament

TSA would like to send out a big "Thank You!" to all the students who participated in Monday's Video Game Tournament.  The champion of the BONK .10 Tournament was Jonah H. Congratulations Jonah.  He will be receiving a gift card to Game Stop.

Students should report to Room 164 AFTER the second wave of buses have been dismissed.  Students who arrive BEFORE second wave will be sent back to their Period 7 class.

Student Council

There will be a brief Student Council Meeting Tuesday February 28th in room 132 during period 3.


MATHCOUNTS

Mathcounts will meet after school on Wednesday, February 15 in room 222.

Acts of Kindness Club

The Acts of Kindness Club will meet Monday, February 27th after school in Room 241.  New members are welcome.  Please see Mrs. Coggins with any questions.  Hope to see you there.

The Cultural Cooking Club

The Cultural Cooking Club for the 8th grade will meet today after school in room 162.  Please see Mrs. Keenan or Mrs. Sumpter with any questions.

HMS Jazz Band

The HMS Jazz Band will rehearse today after school in room 105.  All jazzers please report promptly.

Animal Saviors Club

There will be a meeting Wednesday, March 1st in room 223. 

Best Buddies Club

Attention Best Buds

Group 1 - Please go to the gym today, Feb 27th for PPE, period 3.

Group 2 - Wednesday, March 1st.

Group 3 - Friday March 3rd.

Any questions please see Mrs. Iacobellis or Ms. Topf.

Sports Announcements

Boys' and Girls' Basketball

All Basketball players, Boys and Girls, need to come down to the cafe on Friday, February 25 during homeroom.  Please check in with your homeroom teachers first.  Any questions, see Mr. Poulson.

Softball/Baseball

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Winter Sports Schedules

See attached for links to the Winter Sports schedules.  

** Changes, cancellations and announcements will be listed in this section.**


Girls' Basketball Schedule

Boys' Basketball Schedule

Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following students!  They are our 2016 Students of the Month.

January Students of the Month

Grade 7

Team DeCarter: Dante M. and Lillian D.

Team Mule: Luke T. and Hafiza T.

Team Symoniatis: Mia C. and Hamza N.

Team Perito: Brian C. and Gianna G.

Team Pioneer: Joshua D.


Grade 8

Team Morello: Ezekiel D. and Sophia G.

Team Rocco: Xavier B. and Selina D.

Team LaVallee: Tess D. and Anthony C.

Team Sgrigneri: Kenyon M. and Cody W. 

Team Navigator: Michael G.

 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. 

203-407-3140
Fax: 203-407-3141


Daniel Levy, Principal


Assistant Principals

Barbara Perrotti7th Grade
Jessica Coffey, 8th Grade 

 

 

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