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Hamden Middle School

Reminder

Friday, April 13th is a half day.  School will be dismissed at 12 PM. 

Spring Break is April 16th to April 20th.  School will be closed  that week.  Enjoy the time off!

Spotlight: Career Day

Career Day is a school wide event that has happened for the past three years. Planning for the event begins in October when all students complete a survey identifying their career aspirations.

Based off of those results, about 40-50 professionals from the community are invited to come give two 30-minute presentations to students regarding their specific occupation.   This year a few of the professions highlighted were: Physicians Assistance, Engineering, Electrician, Business, Robotics, Professional Athlete, law Enforcement, and Sports Anchors.

All 894 students are hand scheduled to attend the presenter of their career choice. It is a wonderful event that allows students to hear directly from the source about a career they may choose to pursue in their future. 

     

The Book Fair is Coming!

Attention Students, Faculty and Parents/Guardians!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming!  Beginning the week after April vacation (April 23rd through 27th), the HMS Media Center will be hosting a buy-one-get-one free (BOGO) fair.  This means that when making a purchase, students will have the opportunity to choose an item of equal or lesser value for FREE.

We are also offering a new, free service called eWallet: a secure, cash-free way for students to shop at our book fair.  Parents will provide students with a pre-determined spending limit, and will be charged only the amount of money that students spend.

For more information about our Book Fair, and how to set up eWallet, please visit our Book Fair Homepage.

This fair is an excellent opportunity for students to support our school and to stock up on books to read over summer vacation!

Daily Announcements

VIEW  THE  DAILY  ANNOUNCEMENTS  HERE

Student Council

Student Council would like to bring awareness to Gun Control on Friday, April 13th.  Wear orange honoring victims of gun violence and spotlighting gun safety.

HHS Sports Registration

Attention incoming 9th graders!  Interested in playing sports at HHS?  Visit the HHS Athletics page for registration information.

Yearbook Club

The Yearbook Club would like to invite you to wear your Hawaiian shirts on Thursday, April 12th.  Welcome Spring by wearing floral! 

Congratulations Yearbook Club, we finished the yearbook.  Additional meeting towards the end of the school year TBD.

TSA

The TSA CT State Conference is Saturday, April 28th.  The bus leaves HMS at 7AM.

Any TSA or VEX IQ member is welcome to stay after school after on Monday, April 23rd, Tuesday, April 24th and/or Wednesday, April 25th.

VEX Robotics

Any TSA or VEX IQ member is welcome to stay after school after on Monday, April 23rd, Tuesday, April 24th and/or Wednesday, April 25th.

Boys Basketball

Attention all basketball players: There will be off season training held every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday after school until 3:30 PM. Contact Coach Hawk if you're interested in attending.

HMS Apparel

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. 

Buy a Yearbook Ad!

Attention Parents: Are you proud of your teen’s accomplishments? Tell them how great they are by purchasing a personal/recognition ad in the Hamden Middle School 2018 yearbook.

See the attached yearbook ad informational sheet to commemorate this momentous occasion.

Order a Yearbook

Interested in ordering a yearbook to commemorate the 2017-2018 school year?  See the attached yearbook order form for information.

Students of the Month

Congratulations to the March Students of the Month!

7th Grade

Team DeCarter: Kira K. and Cheveyo B.
Team Mule: Zachary M. and Annissa T.
Team Symo: Lauren F. and Dani Y.
Team Perito: Lillian J. and Malcolm B.
Team Pioneer: Tyzhe H.

8th Grade

Team Morello: Caelah E. and Ava B.
Team Rocco: Elizabeth A. and Jamar S.
Team LaVallee: Maya B. and Will S.
Team Sgrigneri: Cameron P. and Leila S.
Team Navigator: Michelle G.

Join the HMS PTA for 2017-18

The Middle School PTA Needs You!
Members, Volunteers and Board Members needed to make our children’s time at the Middle School successful and fun! Be a part of your child’s education.
Please join us!  Everyone is welcome! 
You can sign-up for the PTA by going to this attached link.
If more information is necessary, please email Mr. Levy.

Support HMS!

Clothing Drive

Please see the Clothing Drive Flier for information regarding the FUNDrive. Families are asked to donate clothing and household items. The FUNDrive will take place on April 21st at Hamden Middle School.

Big Y Fundraiser

Do you want to support HMS?  Click on the attached Big Y flier for information about how you can earn free equipment for Hamden Middle School.

Shop Rite & Stop and Shop Loyalty Cards

Register your ShopRite and Stop and Shop loyalty cards to benefit HMS. (These loyalty cards are the ones that you show when you check out, to get the sale prices.)  Both stores reward HMS with points every time you shop.  There is NO COST TO FAMILIES.  Those points translate into dollars or school equipment at the end of the school year.  Together, we can raise THOUSANDS of dollars for our students and school just by registering our cards.  You may register your cards directly online at each store website. 

**If you would like us to register your Shoprite card for you, simply email your Price Plus card number to hamdenmiddlepta@gmail.com and we’ll register it for you** 

ShopRite PricePlus Cards 
ShopRite Plus Cards must be registered EACH school year.  You can enter your PricePlus card number here: http://www.shopriteforeducation.com/cards/

Our school code is: 50054

Stop and Shop
Stop and Shop do NOT have to re-register each year, only once.  To sign up your Stop and Shop card to benefit Hamden Middle School, click this link:

https://stopandshop.com/school-rewards/

 Thank you!

Student Agenda/Handbook

The Student Handbook contains important information for parents and students, including academic and behavioral expectations.  The Handbook may be accessed and downloaded by clinking this link to the Student Agenda/Handbook.  It may be printed upon request in the main office.

Honor Roll

Sorry for the delay! We've had a few glitches in getting our Honor Roll lists posted - thank you for your patience and congratulations to our honored students! View our Honor Roll.


From the Main Office...

PARENT PORTAL

Access to Parent Portal will be disabled to those who owe financial obligations to the school in accordance with Board of Education Policy 6161.2 (a).  Students impacted by this policy will receive obligation letters in lieu of marking period report cards.

Obligations may include:

  • Students who have dues or fees not cleared during the 2016-2017 school year.
  • Students who have an outstanding balance for lunch money borrowed from the main office.
  • Students who have not submitted an emergency form.
  • Students who have unresolved registration issues.
  • Students who have library obligations in the form of unreturned and/or overdue books and textbooks. 

Fines can be satisfied  in the Main Office.

Parent Portal

The Parent Portal is a great way parents and students to stay on top of assignments and attendance. 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. 

Once registered, log into the Parent Portal. Please note that you can also access the Parent and Student Portals through this site's QUICK LINKS button (top of the page), by clicking on the page named Parent Portal. 

School Governance Announcement

If you are a parent/guardian of an HMS student, and are interested in becoming involved in School Governance, please see the attached membership form.

  • 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.
** The HMS School Governance Council would like to thank all HMS families for supporting their efforts to improve student attendance by observing our new procedures this year. **

    General Information

    7th Grade Points System

    Beginning Tuesday, January 16th, all of our 7th grade students will begin a points system to further encourage students to make good choices.  See attached Points System Letter for details.

    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.

    School Supplies

    We've provided the suggested list of supplies your child will need for the 2017-2018 school year. View the 2017 HMS Student Supply lists.

    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 

     

     

    Athletics

    View HMS sports schedules and directions.

    View registration dates for HHS Sports for incoming 9th graders

    Reporting An Absence

    To report an absence, please call our Attendance Hotline at (203) 407-2100 or email hmsattendance@hamden.org.

     

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    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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