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Hamden Middle School

Monday, March 18th, 2019-- B

Watch the Morning Announcements Online Here 

8th Grade Course Selection

The Parent Portal for course selection will open at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, January 29th!  Please see this document to read instructions on how to select courses within the portal, or you can watch this 6 minute video.  Some important items to know regarding course selection:

Timeline -

  • Teachers have completed making course recommendations.
  • The Portal will be open for you and your children from today through February 4.
  • Counselors will meet with every student grades 8-11 to confirm course selection between February 5 and March 7.

Additional things to know -

  • Submissions within the portal will only be accepted once the form is complete.
  • You can edit your form after completion while the portal is open.
  • Any requests for override should go directly to your child’s school counselor.
  • REMEMBER:  This process is fluid through March 7!
  • Find our 2019-2020 Course Catalog on the HHS homepage.
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

Career Day

Calling All Parents: A Message from our School Counselors Jessica Tresselt & Angela Salerno

It is that time of year again: Hamden Middle School is preparing for their 4th Annual Career Day. The event will be held on Thursday, April 11th from  8-10AM.  

All 908 of our middle school students will be participating in this event and have been surveyed to collect their career interests. We have reached out to professionals in the community and have a number of past presenters returning.

We are reaching out to you today to see if any parents would be willing to volunteer their time and give two 30-minute presentations to a group of about 25 students who have expressed an interest in their desired field. See the Career Day 2019 for information. 

If you are able to join us this year and are willing to volunteer your time, kindly fill out the RSVP and email it back before March 15th to Jessica Tresselt at jtresselt@hamden.org

Morning Math

Do you:

  • Need computer access to complete your weekly 25 minutes of Moby Max?
  • Like to get your Moby Max homework out of the way so you don't have to do it at home?
  • Like to start your day in a quiet, productive setting where you can get help with math?
If yes, then come to Morning Math!
Morning Math has begun!  If you would like to attend, get a pass from Mr. Ugolik when you enter the building.  Go directly to Room 222 in House 1 on the second floor and work with Ms. Peccini and Ms. Willis.
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.
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.

HECA Application

Attention 8th Grade Students: the Hamden Engineering Careers Academy (HECA) is an innovative dual enrollment program with our partners at Gateway Community College. Program members will have the opportunity to learn manufacturing workforce readiness skills while working towards their Associates of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Degree, or a Manufacturing Certificate, while enrolled in high school.

See the attached document for information.

Click here to apply.

Co-Ed Basketball Training

Coach Hawk's off-season training starts Monday, March 11th.  It will be on Mondays and Fridays 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.

Baseball Tryouts

Baseball tryouts will be held on Monday, March 18th and Wednesday, March 20th.  Tryouts will be held in the gym unless the weather allows us to use the field.  Bring your mitt.  Do not report to the gym until the second wave.

Student Council Meeting

There will be a Student Council Meet on Tuesday, March 19th in Room 132.

St. Patty's Day Dance

Tickets for the St. Patty's Day Dance will go on sale during lunch periods on Monday, March 11th to Thursday, March 14th.  Tickets will not be sold after 1pm on Thursday, March 14th.

The dance is on Friday, March 15th from 6-8PM in the HMS cafeteria.  It is sponsored by the Hamden Police Department and Hamden Youth Center.

Softball Tryouts

If you are planning on trying out for the softball team, please see Mr. Poulsen in Room 123.  You MUST have a physical in order to tryout.  If you need to check your eligibility, see Mr. Poulsen in Room 123-- do NOT go to the nurse's office to check.  

Softball tryouts are Tuesday, March 19th and Thursday, March 21st.  Tryouts are from 2:45-4:45 PM.  Please bring your own glove.

Spring Musical Rehearsal

There will be a rehearsal on Saturday, March 23rd from 10AM to 4PM for all students participating.

Buy a Yearbook!
Interested in purchasing a yearbook?  See the attached order form to place make your purchase.
TSA/VEX Robotics Meeting Schedule

Attention TSA/VEX Robotics Members! Meeting dates for  March are as follows:
March 4th
March 6th
March 11th
March 13th
March 18th
March 20th

March 9th, VEX IQ State Championship at Plainville Middle School at 7AM

March 23rd, CT-TSA State Conference at Conard High School, West Hartford at 8AM

Yearbook Club Meeting Dates

Attention Yearbook Club!  The  March meeting dates are as follows:

March 5th
March 12th-- cancelled
March 19th
March 26th

Hamden Middle School

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

Administrative Team

Michelle G. Coogan, Principal
Barbara Perrotti, Assistant Principal Gr. 7
Jessica Coffey, Assistant Principal Gr. 8

HMS Calendar of Events

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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