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Hamden Middle School


Friday, October 24 - A day


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

High School Open Houses

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

Free and Reduced Lunch

Students who have not returned their free and reduced lunch forms are now required to pay $2.70 for lunch each day.

Take 5

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

Club News

The Human Relations Club is selling Breast Cancer pins during morning arrival and all lunch waves.  Pens are two for $1 and all proceeds go to Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.

Student Forum on Anger Management

Dr. Byrd is coordinating a forum entitled "How Do You Handle Your Anger?" on Wednesday, October 29, during second period (9:11-9:57).  Guest speakers will meet with individual classes to discuss the topic.  Parents are invited.


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 - Jaala H. and Tristan A.
Team LaVallee - Gracie F. and EJ H.
Team Mule - Matthew B. and Monea M.
Team Perito - Dan L. and Queyara L.
Team Robinson - Celine G. and Daniel A.
Team Salters - Chaz C. and Nashali M.
Team Simone - Kamia B. and Pasquale D. 
Team Stanton - Christa L. and Muhammad S. 

Sports Report

After a disappointing loss last week, the HMS Football Dagons were victorious on Wednesday, defeating Fair Haven 42-6.  Charlie K. set an HMS record, rushing over three hundred yards in the first half.  Trayvon M. and Tymell H. also contributed offensively.  The defense was led by Chris W., Roshawn B., Joshua D., and Charlie W.  Combined they recorded seven sacks and forced three turnovers.

From a 1-1 tie at halftime the HMS Girls Soccer Team pulled out a 3-1 win over Bailey of West Haven Monday. Rebecca O. in goal secured the win with eight saves.  Katie V. scored twice and Mairead R. added the third goal.  Keegan B. and Emmalee I. both had assists.

The weather was cold and rainy, but the HMS Boys Soccer Team was red hot defeating Amity of Bethany by a score of 7-1 Thursday.  Scoring goals were Michael L., Declan R., Jordan P., and Naif A.  Owen scored from forty yards out in extra time.  Goalies Zach L., Owen K., and Trystan A. saved an amazing number of difficult shots from the opponent.

The Lady Dragons Volleyball Team won an exciting match against East Haven Thursday, 2-1.  Nany F. scored five points and Maya E. added six.  Mariah L. came off the bench in the third game and served three points to secure the win.  Outstanding play came from Jasmine A., Shania M., Sydney S., and Makaela J.

Club Meetings

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

Friday, October 24
Play Rehearsal – until 4 PM

Saturday, October 25
Stage Crew - 10 AM - 2 PM 

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

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

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

Monday,November 3
Human Relations Club
National Junior Honor Society 

Tuesday, November 4 – no school

Wednesday, November 5
Homeroom Book Club – during homeroom


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

  • October, 2014 Tuesday - October 28, 2014
    • Soccer vs. Amity of Orange - boys-away girls-home 3:45 PM
    • Volleyball vs. Shelton - away 3:45 PM
    Wednesday - October 29, 2014
    • Football vs. Betsy Ross Arts Magnet - home 3:45 PM
    • Soccer vs. North Haven girls-away 3:45 PM
    Thursday - October 30, 2014
    • Picture Retake Day
    • Soccer vs. New Haven boys-away 3:45 PM
    • Volleyball vs. Adams of Guilford - away 3:45 PM
    • HMS Play - "30 Reasons Not to be in a Play" 7:30 PM
  • 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
    Tuesday - November 4, 2014
    • No School - Professional Development
    Wednesday - November 5, 2014
    • Football vs. Barnard Magnet School 3:45 PM

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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