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Hamden Middle School


HMS is in SECOND PLACE in the Scotties Tissues Trees Rock Contest! 
We Need YOUR VOTE EVERY DAY until February 6 to Win the $10,000 Grand Prize!


Our video featuring the students of Team Beckford is a national finalist in the Scotties Tissue Trees Rock Contest. If HMS wins, the $10,000 prize money will be used to create an outdoor classroom at the Hamden Transfer Station. Please vote for the HMS video at Scotties Trees Rock.  Read the letter from Mr. Levy for more information.


Friday, January 30 - B day

HMS Ally Tip of the Day

Hamden High Course Selection Timeline

Now –February 5th:   Students should start exploring the online course guide and begin thinking about the electives they would like to take in the high school.  A list of 9th grade electives can be viewed here. The full high school course guide can be accessed as follows:

  • Click on the “Our Schools” tab
  • Select Hamden High School
  • From the menu in the middle of the page, click the “Counseling Department” tab and then click on the “Course Catalogue” tab on the left side of the page
  • From there you will be able to click on each subject area and view the available courses.  Note: not all courses are available for grade 9 students.  Make sure to check each listing. 

February 5th: Students will complete their high school registration form during the school day.  Teachers will make their level recommendations and students will choose their electives.  Note: All students will complete a registration form for Hamden High regardless of what school they are planning to attend. 

March: Copies of the student’s registration forms will be mailed home with progress reports for parents to review.Override forms will be posted on the website for parents to download if necessary.   

April 1stALL changes and override forms must be turned in to 8th Grade Guidance (Angela Salerno).  

Wayback Burger Fundraiser

Eat at Wayback Burgers on on Tuesday, February 3, 5-9 PM, and support the HMS PTA!  

Geography Bee

The HMS Geography Bee has been postponed to Wednesday, February 4, at 1 PM, in the HMS Media Center.  Snow date will be Thursday, February 5.

Superintendent's Student of the Month

Demeri C. of Team Simone has been selected as the January Superintendent Student of the Month.  In addition to being a great student, Demeri is an athlete who has been plays hockey and softball.

Musical Auditions

Auditions for Homeroom the Musical will be held after school on Tuesday, February 3, for 7th graders, and also any eighth graders who were unable to audition this week.  Auditions will last until 4 PM.

Biz-E-Kid$ Workshop

Destined 2 Succeed is offering a workshop for students who would like to start their own businesses.  Biz-E-Kid$ is a five week program beginning Monday, February 2.  For more information visit www.destined2succeed.org or call 203-691-8540.

February Vacation Camp

The Hamden Youth Center is offering a vacation camp for students in middle school and high school on Friday, February 13, and Tuesday, February 17, 8 AM - 5 PM.  Registration is due by Wednesday, February 9.

Scotties Tissue Trees Rock Contest

The video featuring the students of Team Beckford is a national finalist in the Scotties Tissue Trees Rock Contest.  If HMS wins, the prize money ($10,000) will be used to create an outdoor classroom at the Hamden Transfer Station.  Please vote for the HMS video at Scotties Trees Rock.  Read the letter from Mr. Levy for more information.

FREE Dental Screening

Yale-New Haven Hospital will be providing free dental screenings at HMS on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Please read the letter to parents for more details.

Cooking with Chef Jay

The Hamden Youth Services Bureau is sponsoring a series of after school (2:30-5:30 PM) cooking classes at HMS with Chef Jay Lewis, executive chef and author of The Gentleman's CookBook.  To register, fill out the registration form for either Session 1 (February 5, 19, 26) or Session 2 (March 5, 12, 26) and return it to HYSB, 11 Pine Street.  The fee for each session is $30.  Financial aid is available for those who qualify. 

Yearbook Sale

The 2015 HMS yearbook sale has been extended to January 30.  Return order form with payment by Friday, January 30, and pay only $31.  Beginning Monday, February 2, the price of the yearbook will increase to $36.  Contact Dean DelGiudice (ddelguidice@hamden.org) with any questions.


The HMS PTA is sponsoring a fundraiser at Wayback Burgers on Dixwell Avenue, on Tuesday, February 3, 5-9 PM.  Please come out to show your support!

Please show your support by joining the PTA.  

The HMS Dragon's Den school store is now under the management of our PTA.  Please support the PTA by making purchases in the Dragon's Den.

High School Open Houses

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

Yearbook Snap

Yearbook Snap is a new app that will allow students to submit photos of school related events (i.e. sports, club activities, field trips) to the yearbook staff for possible inclusion in the 2014-2015 yearbook.  Uploads are limited to five photos per event.


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.  

Superintendent's Blog

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

Students of the Month

Team Beckford - Franco D. and Annetta S.
Team LaVallee - Jissell T. and Noah G.
Team Mandel - Kam'ron Z. and Ondrej S.
Team Mule - Kyanah G. and Carlos  O.
Team Perito - Kiel M. and Reilly S..
Team Robinson - Shannon K. and Thomas O.
Team Salters - Joseline B. and Devon F.
Team Sgrigneri - Isabella S. and Justin E.
Team Simone - Bianca K. and Robbie C. 
Team Stanton - Maya V. and Keon M. 

Sports Report

The HMS boys basketball team defeated Bailey of West Haven Thursday, 66-39, thanks to a huge second half effort.  Aidan C. led the charge with sixteen points in the second half.  Nate M. and Heston P. hustled up and down the court controlling the boards and adding twenty combined points.  Torin M. and Sam F. also added key minutes.  The seventh grade team continued their undefeated season thanks to a team defensive effort and the amazing play of Charlie K., Sam F., Heston P., Tayvon C., and Marquise M.

Club Meetings

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

Monday, February 2  
Human Relations Club 
YES Club

Tuesday, February 3  

Wednesday, February 4  
Homeroom Book Club - during homeroom
Ski & Snowboard Club - trip to Mount Southington
Spanish Club 
Yearbook Club - Gr 7 

Monday, February 9
Trout Club 

Tuesday, February 10

Wednesday, February 11
Homeroom Book Club - during homeroom
Ski & Snowboard Club - trip to Mount Southington 

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

  • February, 2015 Monday - February 2, 2015
    • Basketball vs. Amity of Orange - boys-home, girls-away 3:45 PM
    Tuesday - February 3, 2015
    • Basketball vs. Amity of Bethany - boys-home, girls-away 3:45 PM
    Thursday - February 5, 2015
    • Basketball vs. Bailey of West Haven - boys-away, girls-home 3:45 PM
    Friday - February 13, 2015
    • No School - Winter Recess
    Monday - February 16, 2015
    • No School - Winter Recess
    Tuesday - February 17, 2015
    • No School - Winter Recess
    Wednesday - February 18, 2015
    • Parent Conferences

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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