Hamden Middle School
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Working Together
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Mr. Evans confers with a student about a language arts assignment

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Students using chromebooks to complete a writing assignment

Science Lab
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7th graders working collaboratively on a science experiment

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Students working together on a classroom assignment

PE Box Jumps
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An 8th grade student conquering box jumps in PE

Gr. 7 Science Lab
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Ms. Michaud facilitates a 7th grade science experiment

2623 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
Phone: 203-407-3140
Fax: 203-407-3141
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


Administrative Team
Michelle G. Coogan 

Barbara Perrotti
Assistant Principal Gr. 7

Jessica Coffey
Assistant Principal Gr. 8

Daily Announcements

Friday, April 12th-- A Day

Watch the Morning Announcements Online Here 

A Message from Ms. Coogan

No earbuds or hoods should be worn in school.  If you are seen with earbuds or a hood worn on your head, you will receive an after school detention.

8th Grade Promotion Celebrations

The end of the year is quickly approaching.  Please mark your calendars for the upcoming promotion ceremonies.

Monday, June 10th
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM-- Team Rocco
11:30 AM to 12:30 AM-- Team Morello

Tuesday, June 11th
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM-- Team LaVallee
11:30 AM to 12:30 AM-- Teams Domurad & Navigator

The promotion celebrations will take place in the HMS auditorium. Additional information regarding programs and tickets will be sent home at a later time. 

Holiday Hill Field Trips

Our school will be visiting Holiday Hill in May!  

7th Graders: Field Trip Date-- Wednesday, May 22nd.  Permission slips & money due May 15th.

8th Graders: Field Trip Date-- Tuesday, May 28th.  Permission slips & money due May 21st.

Permission slips coming soon!

8th Grade Dance

The 8th grade dance will take place on Friday, June 7th, in the HMS gym, from 6 PM to 8 PM.  

More information and permission slips to follow!

Co-Ed Basketball Training

Coach Hawk's off-season training starts Monday, March 11th.  It will be on MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYS from 2:45 PM to 3:45 PM and for both boys and girls.  We will help you improve as an athlete, if you show up to work.

Spring Intramurals

Spring Intramurals will begin on Monday, March 25th and run until Wednesday, May 29th.  Students can participate in Wiffle Ball, Flag Football, and Ultimate Frisbee.

All interested students must submit an Emergency Form to Mr. Ugolik before attending.  Visit Mr. Ugolik in Room 154 for information.

Meeting Dates:
Wiffle Ball: March 25th, 27th, April 1st
Flag Football: Tuesday, April 9th, 24th, May 1st, 8th, 14th 15th, 21st, 22nd, 29th
Ultimate Frisbee: April 3rd, 10th, 30th, May 6th

Scholastic Book Fair is Coming!

Attention Students, Staff & HMS Families-- the Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the Library Media Center!  The Book Fair is a buy-one-get one (of equal or lesser value) free fair, and will be open from Monday, April 22nd to Friday, April 26th. 

The Book Fair will be open to visitors during homeroom and throughout the school day, as well as during Parent Conferences on Wednesday, April 24th.

Come support our Library Media Center and pick up some great books in the process!

Click Here for information about the Book Fair and for eWallet & other payment options!

PE Class Announcement

All P.E. classes will be outside after April break.  Please be sure to bring appropriate clothing. 

Human Relations Club

Human Relations Club is still selling tickets for Pie a Staff Member.  The cost is $1.00 for two tickets.  If you don't have a ticket, you will not be allowed to attend this event on Friday, April 12th.  Please see Mrs. Beckford or Mr. Tremper if you have any questions.

Costume Crew 

If you are Costume Crew Member, please make sure you are checking our Google Classroom page.

Morning Math

This is no April Fool's joke: April is Moby Max Month!!  Come on up and join us for the Morning Math and YOU might win the daily raffle.

We had two winners on Monday, April 8th:
* Stephen B. from Team DeCarter
* Andres G. from Team LaVallee

Buy a Yearbook!

Interested in purchasing a yearbook?  See the attached order form to place make your purchase.

HMS School Spirit

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.

8th Grade Points Letter

Attention Parents of 8th Grade Students:

Beginning the week of Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019, all of our eighth grade students will begin a points system to encourage students to make good choices.

Please see the attached Points Letter for specific details.

Communication Tools

eNotify Weekly Updates

You are invited to subscribe to our email updates through eNotify! Parents will receive the weekly updates electronically by signing up for eNotify. 

PowerSchool Parent Portal

Parents are also invited to register for the Parent Portal. Log Into Parent Portal


Follow Ms. Coogan on Twitter@HMSDragons

HMS Traffic

In an effort to resolve the traffic congestion issues at HMS, our traffic consultants have performed a high level analysis of movement patterns and proposed a potential solution. Further work needs to be performed in order to incorporate the rear access drive into the analysis. View the preliminary HMS Traffic Analysis and Recommendations presentation.