Announcements from Herndon Middle School 10/21/19

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Wed. 10/23 4-5pm Parent Meeting: Addressing Safety

Mrs. Klena is inviting parents to join us on October 23rd 4:00-5:00 pm in the HMS Library to come have a conversation about how we can work together as a community to help students and families when student have conflicts. We have seen a few students have been uncharacteristically bold as to where they have engaged in fighting.  We have had four fights at school that were in public places in the first weeks of school and this has caused disruption and safety concerns.  We want to bring our parents in to share the steps we are taking to address this and together consider ways to support families and students with resources when students struggle with conflict.  Some of our Herndon pyramid principals are also able to join in this important conversation. 

Wed. 10/23 6:30pm PTA/Student Service Parent Meeting: Safety in the Community

The PTA and Student Services joint parent meeting will be October 23rd at 6:30 in the HMS Library.  The topic of the night is Supporting Your Child’s Safety in the Community.  A representative from BeSmart will present along with other community supports on helping keep your students safe at friends’ houses, online and in the community.  Questions?  Contact Karyn Niles

PTA Parent Coffee 11/6 10-11am

Our HMS PTA is sponsoring a Parent Coffee where HMS administrators will talk about the procedures and approaches we have in place to continue to promote a safe and positive learning environment for all on November 6th from 10 am-11 am. 

We will include topics addressed at the 10/23 meeting.  We are offering both meetings in hopes that the flexibility will allow more parents to attend. 

Positivity Project and Student Lessons

Last week’s  P2 trait was Integrity.  It was also OtherPeopleMatter week.   Student Services sponsored a theme week and developed lessons to help students meet their Academic and Career Plan goals. Students began building a resume, set a SMART Goal, explored strengths and/or possible careers and learned about executive functioning and coping skills.  More information on this and how to access your child’s plan is located here.  This week students focus on Perspective. 

Impact Aid

Beginning on October 21, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an anticipated $3 million dollars in grant funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL. At HMS forms will go out on the 21st through HawkTime.  Students should return them to their HT teacher as soon as possible.  Video link - https://youtu.be/uPqC3BLf3Ow

End of the Quarter

The end of first quarter is November 1st.  November 4th and 5th are student holidays.  Second quarter begins on November 6th. The Grade Book and Report Card modules in ParentVUE and StudentVUE will be closed Friday, Nov. 1, at 4 p.m. through Saturday, Nov. 9, at 6 a.m. 

Report cards will go home on November 14th through 6th period.

Wellness Screening

Herndon Middle School is conducting a wellness screening on November 6th, 2019 with all 7th grade students. This free, voluntary and confidential screening is offered to help students assess whether or not they have symptoms consistent with depression, and to identify students at-risk of suicide. The screening will occur first thing in the morning, with students reporting to HT first- it will be administered  through HT. Students may be opted out of this screening at a parent/guardian’s request.  To preview the materials, please click on this link.  To opt your 7th grader out of this screening, please fill in this form and return it by October 31st.

November 6th Schedule

There will be a Wellness Screening for 7th graders on November 6.  Students will go to HawkTime,2nd, UnityTime, 4th and 6th. 

Youth Survey

Herndon MS will be administering the Fairfax County Public Schools Youth Survey to our 8th grade students on November 13 and 14th  through Civics classes. The Fairfax County Youth Survey asks questions about risky behavior, mental health, physical health and safety. More information regarding the Youth Survey can be found on the FCPS Youth Survey Parent Letter and Opt-Out Form. You may choose to opt your child out of participating in this survey by submitting the opt-out form found within the link to your child’s School Counselor.

Translated Youth Survey Parent Letter, Opt-Out Forms : FCPS Youth Survey Parent Letter and Opt-Out Form - Spanish

FCPS Youth Survey Parent Letter and Opt-Out Form - Arabic

FCPS Youth Survey Parent Letter and Opt-Out Form - Farsi

FCPS Youth Survey Parent Letter and Opt-Out Form - Vietnamese

FCPS Youth Survey Parent Letter and Opt-Out Form - Chinese

FCPS Youth Survey Parent Letter and Opt-Out Form - Korean

HMS Homecoming Float

Click here to view the HMS Homecoming float pictures! 

Reminders

Jounior Hornets Dance Clinic Fundraiser:

Learn sidelines, dances and see what it's like to be part of the team. Tuesday, November 5th, 9:30-2:30pm, ages 6+ Click here to view registration information 

Dining for Dollars Events:

OCT 27- HMS at Weird Brothers Coffee, 321 Sunset Park Dr in Herndon, 8am – 6pm

NOV 25 - HMS Dining for Dollars at Panera, 460 Elden Street in Herndon, 4pm – 8pm

No Hassel Fundraiser 

Your tax-deductible donation will directly benefit our school.https://www.hmspta.com/donate

For all your Amazon shopping, click our Amazon Smile link smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1908685 

  • Oct. 21-22: Herndon Pyramid Choral Concert (Herndon HS, 6-9pm)
  • Oct. 23-25: Vision and Hearing Screening (Clinic, during PE)
  • Oct. 23: PTA MEETING #2 (6:30,Library)
  • Oct. 24:Vivace (Advanced) Orchestra Fall Concert with Herndon HS, 7:00pm 
  • Oct. 26:District XII Choir Auditions (Rachel Carson MS, 8-3)
  • Oct. 27: HMS at Weird Brothers Coffee ( 8-6 pm, 321 sunset park)

901 Locust St. Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-904-4800
Attendance: 703-904-4848 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Announcements from Herndon Middle School 10/18/19

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An update from Principal Klena

Earlier this week I shared some challenges we are addressing with student conflicts and fighting. I’m planning some additional meetings to talk about this with parents.  You can see the details below.  Now, that we are at the end of the week, I want to celebrate some of the good things happening at Herndon Middle School.   It is important to remember that 99% of our students are coming to school everyday with a good attitude and ready to learn.  Here are some highlights from the week:

A Float for Homecoming!  The SCA has worked with the PTA this year and for the first time in many years, we are in the Homecoming Parade.  Our SCA members are student leaders and they devoted an incredible amount of time to make the float.  Mrs. Madkour deserves a big shout out as our new SCA sponsor.  Thank you to all the parents who supported this effort. 

HMS Fest!  More than ten years ago, I worked with the PTA and we made a commitment to hold a festival during the Homecoming for our middle school students.  We recognized that the students coming from 8 different feeders need opportunities to come together and unite as one school.  Our PTA took on organizing HMS Fest again this year and it was a big success.  Over 400 students attended.  Thank you to Brett Fox and all the PTA volunteers who came to help Mr. Fuller and the administration at the event. 

SAFETY PLEDGE! As we concluded Say Something Week, our students were encouraged to take the Safety Pledge during lunches.  We had over 100 students sign the banner during lunches.  Our counselors and administrators will continue to guide our students to take steps to ensure their safety and the safety of others. 

  • I promise to stay safe and help others stay safe.
  • I understand that I have an essential role in school safety and violence prevention.
  • I promise to help when I can and quickly find an adult when I can’t.
  • I will promote the acceptance and tolerance of individual differences and diversity.
  • I understand everyone has the right to be treated with respect.

Upcoming Meetings at Herndon Middle School Addressing Safety (Location is the library)

10/23 4:00 – 5:00   Mrs. Klena is inviting parents and guardians to come have a conversation about how we can work together as a community to help students and families when student have conflicts.  We have seen a few students have been uncharacteristically bold as to where they have engaged in fighting.  We have had four fights at school that were in public places in the first weeks of school and this has caused disruption and safety concerns.  We want to bring our parents in to share the steps we are taking to address this and together consider ways to support families and students with resources when students struggle with conflict.  Some of our Herndon pyramid principals are also able to join in this important conversation. 

10/23 at 6:30 PM:  The PTA and Student Services joint parent meeting will be October 23rd at 6:30 in the HMS Library.  The topic of the night is Supporting Your Child’s Safety in the Community.  A representative from BeSmart will present along with Herndon Police and other community supports will be at the meeting to present on supporting keeping our students safe in the community. 

11/6 10:00 – 11:00:  Our HMS PTA is sponsoring a Parent Coffee where HMS administrators will talk about the procedures and approaches we have in place to continue to promote a safe and positive learning environment for all.  We will include topics addressed at the 10/23 meeting.  We are offering both meetings in hopes that the flexibility will allow more parents to attend. 

Looking forward to seeing some of you at the Herndon Homecoming Parade and at HMS in the coming weeks.

901 Locust St. Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-904-4800
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Announcements from Herndon Middle School 10/15/19

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Message from Principal Klena

In the last few weeks, we have had increasing incidents of fighting between a small number of students at Herndon Middle School. These fights have created disruption and jeopardized safety for everyone. We are taking additional steps to ensure students understand they cannot fight at school.

A very small number of students have disrupted the whole school program, endangered others and defied the SR&R by engaging in physical altercations at school or going to or from school. We provide support to students who may have conflicts or who need additional coping skills. We use Restorative Justice, mentoring and behavior intervention plans for students who need additional support. Students and families should report issues and concerns to administrators, counselors, teachers or safety and security staff so that we can intervene and help. Our administrators will respond to fighting with the maximum consequences for this violation which can include out of school suspension and in some cases where there is injury a referral to the superintendent’s hearing office. Please contact any administrator with questions and concerns and if you can join us the HMS PTA is hosting a Parent Coffee with Administration on 11/6 at from 10:00 - 11:00 to discuss our safety procedures and plans.

Justine Klena, Principal jkklena@fcps.edu
Karyn Niles, Director of Student Services, KENiles@fcps.edu
Tracy Bromberg, Assistant Principal 7th Grade, tlbromberg@fcps.edu
Tim Hoffman, Assistant Principal 8th Grade, TLHoffman@fcps.edu
Becky Kohm, Assistant Principal Special Education, rckohm@fcps.edu
John Bordenkecher, Dean of Students jmbordenkech@fcps.edu


Truck Needed for Parade!!

There is a Homecoming Parade on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 9:30 A.M. for which The Student Council Association at Herndon Middle School needs a truck to pull a float. The trailer is a hay wagon with the following dimensions, so your truck will need a hatch for towing.

Hay wagon side dimensions:

  • The sides are 42” tall
  • Front to back is 15’11”
  • Side to side is 7’9”.

The trailer must be collected from the Herndon Public Works before 2:00 P.M. on Friday, October 18, 2019 and returned after clean-up on Saturday, October 19.

Anyone interested should contact Kathryn Madkour at kcmadkour@fcps.edu.

Impact Aid Form

The Impact Aid Program is a federal program designed to directly compensate local school districts that have been financially impacted by federal activities.  The program’s mission is to reimburse local school districts for local revenues lost due to the presence of federally owned, and therefore tax-exempt, property.  This is an annual requirement. Impact Aid forms will go out on October 21st during HawkTime, these forms are confidential and are due back right away. The first 5 HawkTimes to have 100% submissions gets donuts for their class! Originals must be submitted- not scanned.

Click here to view informational video

Contact Karyn Niles or Susanna Payne

Wellness Screening

Herndon Middle School is conducting a wellness screening on November 6th, 2019 with all 7th grade students. This free, voluntary and confidential screening is offered to help students assess whether or not they have symptoms consistent with depression, and to identify students at-risk of suicide. The screening will occur in the morning, with students reporting to HT first- it will be administered  through HT. Students may be opted out of this screening at a parent/guardian’s request.  To preview the materials, please click on this link.To opt your 7th grader out of this screening, please fill in this form and return it by October 31st.

PEP Rally and Adjusted Schedule

On October 16th and 17th, all students will have lessons in each of their classes to support individual goals and their academic and career plans.  Lessons will revolve around setting SMART Goals, exploring strengths and careers, building a resume, executive functioning and strengthening coping skills.  We will also have a PEP Rally on the 17th built into the day building on collaboration and teamwork.  We look forward to helping students develop these skills which will help them be successful students. 

Parent Meeting-SMART Home

Student Services and the PTA are sponsoring a parent meeting, ‘Ensuring a SMART Home- Information on Cyber and Community Safety.  Come here from Be SMART and other community resources on how to help middle school students stay safe in the community, at their friends’ homes, and online.  See you October 23rd at 6:30 pm in the Library.

Youth Survey

The Youth Survey will be given to 8th graders during Civics classes on November 13th and 14th.  Information went out last week via e-notify and more is available here on the HMS website.

Calling all Veterans

HMS would like to welcome Veterans to speak with our students on November 12 in honor of Veteran's Day.  If you or a family member are a Veteran interested in sharing your stories with middle schoolers,  Email president@hmspta.com or keniles@fcps.edu 

HMS Fest Tickets

Tuesday and Wednesday this week, students will have the opportunity to pre-register to get their free ticket for the HMS Fest.  On Thursday, tickets will be given out during lunches to all students that pre-registered.

HMS Fest- Chaperones

We need many more Chaperones to make HMS Fest a success!  The 2019 HMS Fest will be held after school on Thursday October 17th from 2:30-4pm.  All students are invited to attend this free event that includes a DJ, games, and socializing.  We will sell snacks and spirit wear.  Late buses will be available to bring students home after the event.  This annual tradition is a great opportunity for our students to come together and display school spirit. Class of 2025 (7th Graders) traditionally dress in red and Class of 2024 (8th Graders) dress in black. Stay tuned for more details!  We are looking for chaperones and volunteers to donate snacks for the event. Please click this link to sign up! 

Dining for Dollars Events Join the PTA for our next two Dining for Dollars events:

OCT 27 - HMS at Weird Brothers Coffee, 321 Sunset Park Dr in Herndon, 8am – 6pm

NOV 25 - HMS Dining for Dollars at Panera, 460 Elden Street in Herndon, 4pm – 8pm

No Hassle Fundraiser

We are one month into our No Hassle Fundraiser and only 3% of parents have participated. Thank you to those that have heeded our call for help...but we have more work to do! Your tax-deductible donation will directly benefit our school. This year, fundraising will help support our “Lunch and Leisure” campaign, a renovation of courtyard space and additional cafeteria options for our students. Our goal is $5,000. It is the easiest fundraiser – no hassle – simply write a check or pay online here: https://www.hmspta.com/donate

For all your Amazon shopping, click our Amazon Smile link below and shop as usual - a portion of all sales will be donated to HMS PTA. 

Link: smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1908685 

Junior Hornets Dance Clinic Fundraiser

Join the dancers of Herndon High School Dance Team to learn sidelines, dances and see what it's like to be part of the team. 

Date: Tuesday, November 5th

Time: 9:30-2:30pm

Ages: 6+

Click here to view registration information 

Reminders

CLINIC Volunteers Needed on October 23, 24,25 for 7th grade Vision and Hearing Screening. Sign up here!

 

Yearbooks are currently on sale for $20 but prices will increase as the year goes on. Students can bring cash or checks to Miss Grogan in Room 108. Email Miss Grogan with questions at eagrogan@fcps.edu.

Calendar Reminders
  • Oct. 16-17: Adjusted Bell Schedule for Pep Rally and Lessons 
  • Oct. 16: NJHS Student Meeting (2:40-3:40,Cafeteria)
  • Oct. 17: HMS Fest (2:30-4:00)
  • Oct. 19: Middle School Band Day HHSHomecoming (11:15-3:30 PM (Symphonic Band Required, Concert Band Optional)
  • Oct. 21-22: Herndon Pyramid Choral Concert (Herndon HS, 6-9pm)
  • Oct. 22-25: Vision and Hearing Screening (Clinic, during PE)
  • Oct. 23: PTA MEETING #2: Student Services and Wellness Preview (6:30,Library)
  • Oct. 24:Vivace (Advanced) Orchestra Fall Concert with Herndon HS, 7:00pm 
  • Oct. 26:District XII Choir Auditions (Rachel Carson MS, 8-3)
  • Oct. 27: HMS at Weird Brothers Coffee ( 8-6 pm, 321 sunset park)

901 Locust St. Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-904-4800
Attendance: 703-904-4848 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Announcements from Herndon Middle School 10/08/19

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Residency Guidelines Letter

A letter regarding Residency Guidelines was sent out to all families last week.  This generic letter is simply letting families know if they move or are planning to move, FCPS requires documentation in order to update the Student Information System and the students Emergency Care Form. 

 

If mail is returned to the school, by the United States Postal Service, we will contact you to see if there has been a change in your residency.

Herndon Middle School Recognition for Excellence in Equity


Our school will be honored at the School Board meeting on October 24th when we receive the Superintendent’s Excellence in Equity Award. Dr. Brabrand and the School Board have created a new and very important recognition to celebrate selected school’s progress as we continue to raise the bar and close student achievement gaps. After a careful analysis of the Division SOL data, our school has accomplished one or several of the following milestones: Top 10 average increase across ALL reporting groups in math. Congratulations to our whole school community and thank you to our math teachers and students for the hard work.


Changes in our Bell Schedule During Lunches and Dismissal

Beginning Today, October 8th, the bell schedule will be adjusted to allow for better lunch transitions. The updated schedule is linked here. The lunches will now dismiss with three minutes in between each lunch so that we don’t have students coming and going at the same time. We will also have a signal/chime at 2:12 to release the first floor for dismissal. This is for safety and order in the halls.

Say Something and #OTHERPEOPLEMATTER Spirit Week

This week students will be participating in a range of activities and lessons designed by the Student Services department. See attached. On Wednesday the 16th and Thursday the 17th we will have an adjusted schedule to allow students to start/continue developing their Student Learning Plan on Naviance. This is a plan that will grow with students through high school. Students log into Naviance through their Blackboard account. Families are encouraged to review the Student Learning Plan and wealth of resources available on Naviance with thier student.

Seventh graders will be completing the Strength Explorers survey, writing a SMART Goal, and begin building their resume.

Eighth graders will be completing the Career Cluster survey, writing a SMART Goal, and continue developing their resume.

All students will also participate in lessons designed around building coping and executive functioning skills along with activities to become more mindful of their social tolerance.

On Thursday, we will have a school wide Pep Rally to continue supporting our mission of community building and positivity because #OTHERPEOPLEMATTER!

Yearbooks for Sale!

2019 Yearbooks are for sale! Yearbooks can be purchased through MySchoolBucks or with cash or check. Checks should be written out to Herndon Middle School. Yearbooks are currently $20 but prices will increase as the year goes on. Students can bring cash or checks to Miss Grogan in Room 108 during the school day. Any questions? Email Miss Grogan at eagrogan@fcps.edu. Get a yearbook before it's too late!

Parent Volunteers for Vision and Hearing

Volunteers are needed on October 23,24,25 for 7th Grade Vision and Hearing Screening.  No experience is necessary, and any adult (parent, grandparent, adult sibling) is welcome.  You can volunteer for any or all of the screening periods on each day.  Any amount of time would be appreciated.  Adults do not need to have a student in 7th grade to help. 

If you are looking for a one-time opportunity to volunteer, this is it!  It’s a great opportunity for parents to meet your 7th grader’s classmates.

Please sing up using the link below.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f44acac2aabfa7-vision1

Reminders

 

  • Students who are proficient to fluent in another language can register for the World Language Credit Exam now through October 10th. Register with your counselor. This explains the FCPS program. Here is some more information about Herndon MS’s testing date
Calendar Reminders
  • Oct.8: Theater Booster Meeting (7-8, Drama Room)
  • Oct.9: Mentor/Mentee Mixer (After school-Block A)
  • Oct.10: NJHS Induction Ceremony (Aud, 2:30 – 9 pm)
  • Oct.10: SCA meeting (7:30, Cafe)
  • Oct.14: Student Holiday- No School
  • Oct. 16-17: Ajusted Bell Schedule for Pep Rally and Lessons 
  • Oct. 16: NJHS Student Meeting (2:40-3:40,Cafeteria)
  • Oct. 17: HMS Fest (2:30-4:00)
  • Oct. 19: Middle School Band Day HHSHomecoming (11:15-3:30 PM (Symphonic Band Required, Concert Band Optional)
  • Oct. 23: PTA MEETING #2: Student Services and Wellness Preview (6:30,Library)
  • Oct.28: HMS at Weird Brothers Coffee ( 8-6pm, 321 sunset park)

901 Locust St. Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-904-4800
Attendance: 703-904-4848 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Announcements from Herndon Middle School 10/01/19

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Parent Volunteers for Vision and Hearing

Volunteers are needed on October 23,24,25 for 7th Grade Vision and Hearing Screening.  No experience is necessary, and any adult (parent, grandparent, adult sibling) is welcome.  You can volunteer for any or all of the screening periods on each day.  Any amount of time would be appreciated.  Adults do not need to have a student in 7th grade to help. 

If you are looking for a one-time opportunity to volunteer, this is it!  It’s a great opportunity for parents to meet your 7th grader’s classmates.

Please sing up using the link below.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f44acac2aabfa7-vision1

 

Impact Aid

The Impact Aid Program is a federal program designed to directly compensate local school districts that have been financially impacted by federal activities.  The program’s mission is to reimburse local school districts for local revenues lost due to the presence of federally owned, and therefore tax-exempt, property.  This is an annual requirement.  Impact Aid forms will go home with students through Unity Time the 3rd week of October- stay tuned for more details.    They are confidential and contain your information preprinted!  Students should return them signed to their Unity Time teacher as soon as possible.  More guidance on how to complete the forms will be provided.  Please watch for the forms.

Every Day Counts!

Attendance is an important life skill that will help your child graduate from college and keep a job. Click here for more resources and information 

HMS Spirit Wear

Order your Spirit wear online by Clicking here  . We will deliver the items to your student’s HawkTime classroom. View Site for more color options!

Save the Date

October 23rd 6:30 pm  PTA Meeting and Student Services Parent meeting.  Watch for more information on content!

Reminders
  • Students who are proficient to fluent in another language can register for the World Language Credit Exam now through October 10th. Register with your counselor. This explains the FCPS program. Here is some more information about Herndon MS’s testing date.
  • HMS Fest: Thursday October 17th from 2:30-4pm.  All students are invited to attend this free event that includes a DJ, games, and socializing.(7th Graders) dress in red and (8th Graders) dress in black. Stay tuned for more details!  Want to chaperone? click this link to sign up
  • Oct.2-4,7: Finance Park Field Trip
  • Oct.2: Band Booster Meeting (7-8pm, Band Room)
  • Oct.2: Special Olympics Fleet Meet
  • Oct.4: SCA Elections During Unity Time
  • Oct.8: Theater Booster Meeting (7-8, Drama Room)
  • Oct.9: Mentor/Mentee Mixer (After school-Block A)
  • Oct.10: NJHS Induction Ceremony (Aud, 2:30 – 9 pm)
  • Oct.10: SCA meeting (7:30, Cafe)
  • Oct.14: Student Holiday- No School

901 Locust St. Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-904-4800
Attendance: 703-904-4848 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Announcements from Herndon Middle School 9/26/19

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P2 Lessons

Our Unity Times are up and running- students have engaged in the first 2 traits – Curiosity and teamwork

 

Opt Out Forms

Friendly Reminder to Parents:  Opt Out forms are due by September 30th.  All Opt Out forms can be found on the FCPS Website.

This link below will provide the different Opt Out Forms available.

 

https://www.fcps.edu/search?keywords=Opt+Out+Forms

Spirit Gear

NEW, AWESOME Spirit Gear only available through October 3.

Show your HMS Pride with our new spirit gear! Just in time for these chilly fall days, we have sweatshirts and snuggly pajama bottoms! And don't forget a cool Herndon Hydro Flask to send your kiddo to school in style! Looking for Holiday gifts? Our classic "HERNDON" gear is the perfect surprise for your middle schoolers AND high schoolers! Don't wait... Our online store will only be open until October 3. Click here to order now:https://www.hmspta.com/store 

HMS Fest

HMS Fest: The 2019 HMS Fest will be held after school on Thursday October 17th from 2:30-4pm.  All students are invited to attend this free event that includes a DJ, games, and socializing.  We will sell snacks and spirit wear.  Late buses will be available to bring students home after the event.  This annual tradition is a great opportunity for our students to come together and display school spirit. Class of 2025 (7th Graders) traditionally dress in red and Class of 2024 (8th Graders) dress in black. Stay tuned for more details!  We need your help to make HMS Fest a success!  We are looking for chaperones and volunteers to donate snacks for the event. Please click this link to sign up

Every Day Counts!

If you know in advance that your child will miss school, please complete and submit the Prearranged Absence Form. Forms must be submitted in advance to allow adequate time for administrative review. When planning trips, please keep in mind that absences add up quickly, and students who are absent 10 percent of the school year, or just two days per month, are considered “chronically absent.”

Reminders
  • Sign and return Finance park field trip forms!Intrested in volunteering contact Zeh Montgomery at zvmontgomery@fcps.edu
  • Students who are proficient to fluent in another language can register for the World Language Credit Exam now through October 10th. Register with your counselor. More information is on the Herndon MS website! 
  • Sep 26- Sep 27: Picture day( during P.E.)
  • Sep 27: Choir Ice Cream Social (cafe, 2:30-3:30)
  • Oct 2-Oct 4: Finance Park Field Trip
  • Oct 2: Band Booster Meeting (7-8pm, Band Room)
  • Oct 2: Special Olympics Feet Field trip
  • Oct 4: SCA Elections During Unity Time

901 Locust St. Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-904-4800
Attendance: 703-904-4848 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Announcement from Herndon Middle School

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Day of Service Postponed

The Day of Service scheduled for tomorrow at Herndon MS has been postponed.  Please stay tuned for the reschedule date mid- October.

Día de Servicio Pospuesto

El Día de Servicio programado para mañana en Herndon MS ha sido pospuesto.  Por favor, manténgase atento a la fecha de reprogramación a mediados de octubre.

901 Locust St. Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-904-4800
Attendance: 703-904-4848 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Announcement from Herndon Middle School 9/18/19

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FLE Parent Preview Night-Time Change

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We have adjusted the time for our FLE Parent Preview which was originally scheduled for September 25th.  Parents wishing to view materials and media may join us in the H1/H2 classrooms on Wednesday September 25th between 2:30-4:00pm

Detailed grade-level program descriptions (lesson objectives and descriptive statements) are available at:

https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/family-life-education-fle

In addition, grade level-specific curriculum lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available online in FCPS 24-7 Parent View at https://fcps.blackboard.com/.

For information about scheduling of FLE instruction, please contact your child’s Health/PE teacher or contact Assistant Principal Tracy Bromberg at TLBromberg@fcps.edu. For more information or questions regarding the FLE program, please contact Instructional Services at 571-423-4550.

 

Thanks,

Herndon MS Administration

Vista Previa de FLE - Cambio de Horario

Estimados padres / tutores,

Hemos ajustado el tiempo para nuestra vista previa de padres de FLE, que originalmente estaba programada para el 25 de septiembre. Los padres que deseen ver materiales y medios pueden unirse a nosotros en las aulas H1 / H2 el miércoles 25 de septiembre entre las 2:30 y las 4:00 p.m.

Las descripciones detalladas del programa de nivel de grado (objetivos de la lección y declaraciones descriptivas) están disponibles en:

https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/family-life-education-fle

Además, las lecciones curriculares específicas para cada grado y los medios para los cuales FCPS tiene derechos de transmisión están disponibles en línea en FCPS 24-7 Parent View en https://fcps.blackboard.com/.

Para obtener información sobre la programación de la instrucción FLE, comuníquese con la maestra de Salud / Educación Física de su hijo o con la Subdirectora Tracy Bromberg en TLBromberg@fcps.edu. Para obtener más información o preguntas sobre el programa FLE, comuníquese con Servicios de instrucción al 571-423-4550.

 

Gracias,

Administración de Herndon MS

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Announcements updates: Link Corrections

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Updates!!

Below are few updates from Herndon Middle School and PTA. We found that a few links were not working and have now been corrected. Thank you for your patience, we truly appreciate it!

Picture Day Parent Volunteers

Picture day will be on Thursday, September 26th and Friday, September 27th. We are looking to get 2 Parent Volunteers per class period (you may sign up for multiple time slots) to help the camera personnel. Volunteers will receive a $35 voucher towards their students pictures from life touch. Click here to sign up!

Contact: Kim Sanchez (kysanchez@fcps.edu) 

HMS Fest

The 2019 HMS Fest will be held after school on Thursday October 17th from 2:30-4pm.  All students are invited to attend this free event that includes a DJ, games, and socializing.  We will sell snacks and spirit wear.  Late buses will be available to bring students home after the event.  This annual tradition is a great opportunity for our students to come together and display school spirit. Class of 2025 (7th Graders) traditionally dress in red and Class of 2024 (8th Graders) dress in black. Stay tuned for more details!  We need your help to make HMS Fest a success!  We are looking for chaperones and volunteers to donate snacks for the event. Please click here to sign up.

Thanks a Latte

Our “Thanks A Latte” mornings are a delicious way to show appreciation for our wonderful Herndon Middle School teachers and staff. Please sign up below to donate cookies to this fun hospitality event scheduled for Sept 20th: 

Sing up my clicking here

HMS Spirit Wear

DON’T MISS OUT! HMS Spirit Wear will be available for purchase until September 30. Order your T-Shirt or Pajama Bottoms online by Clicking here  or by using this attached form. We will deliver the items to your student’s HawkTime classroom.

901 Locust St. Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-904-4800
Attendance: 703-904-4848 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Announcements from Herndon Middle School 9/16/19

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Emergency Care Card Updates

Need to update your phone number, email, address or emergency contact? Use this link! Log in and make the change! If your address has changed, you must present different documentation-but this is the best way to update other basic information.   

Panel Discussion on Human Trafficking in our Neighborhoods

Learn more about human trafficking, what it looks like and how to stop it.

Date: Wednesday October 16th

Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Location: Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, The Hall (second Floor) 400 center street south  Vienna, VA 22180 Entrance and Parking lot on Cherry St.

 

Sponsored by the Vienna womans club & Just Ask

Click here to view Flyer

 

Day Of Service

On Saturday September 21st from 8:30-11, we will have a schoolwide clean up.  Parents and students will be here to mulch, weed and spruce up our grounds as a day of service for the month.  Please consider joining this community eventSign up to help or donate here!  

Contact:  Karyn Niles

Seeking Advisory Council Volunteers

Interested in providing feedback to HMS’s school counseling program? Please join the counselors for their Advisory Council meeting on Wednesday, September 18th from 2:30-3:15pm in the library. Advisory Council is a chance for counselors to highlight and seek feedback on their current and future programs. If you’re planning on attending, please respond via this form.
Light snacks and refreshments will be available.
If you have any questions, please contact Elyana Genovese, School Counselor. Eagenovese1@fcps.edu

Finance Park Field Trip

All 8th graders will attend the Finance Park field trip October 2-7 to learn about personal finance and budgeting. Students will attend the field trip with their Civics teacher.

Mrs. Montgomery and Ms. Ojjeh's classes will attend October 2nd
Ms. Hong and Mrs. Castagno's classes will attend October 3rd
Mr. Nagy's 4th and 6th period and Mrs. Durand's classes will attend October 4th
Mr. Nagy's 1st period and Mrs. Robinson's classes will attend October 7th

Please sign and return the field trip permission slip and health form. Students will need to bring a lunch or request a lunch from the cafeteria from their Civics teacher. If you are interested in volunteering for this field trip, please see the attached flyer or contact Zeh Montgomery at zvmontgomery@fcps.edu. We look forward to a great day at Finance Park!

HMS Fest

The 2019 HMS Fest will be held after school on Thursday October 17th from 2:30-4pm.  All students are invited to attend this free event that includes a DJ, games, and socializing.  We will sell snacks and spirit wear.  Late buses will be available to bring students home after the event.  This annual tradition is a great opportunity for our students to come together and display school spirit. Class of 2025 (7th Graders) traditionally dress in red and Class of 2024 (8th Graders) dress in black. Stay tuned for more details!  We need your help to make HMS Fest a success!  We are looking for chaperones and volunteers to donate snacks for the event. Please click here to sign up.

Thanks a Latte

Our “Thanks A Latte” mornings are a delicious way to show appreciation for our wonderful Herndon Middle School teachers and staff. Please sign up below to donate cookies to this fun hospitality event scheduled for Sept 20th: 

Sing up my clicking here

HMS Spirit Wear

DON’T MISS OUT! HMS Spirit Wear will be available for purchase until September 30. Order your T-Shirt or Pajama Bottoms online by Clicking here  or by using this attached form. We will deliver the items to your student’s HawkTime classroom.

Everyday Counts!

If your child needs to miss school because of an illness or appointment, you must report the absence to the school.

You may leave a voicemail with students information on the ATTENDANCE LINE at (703) 904-4848 (Spanish messages may be left as well) or via e-mail at HerndonMiddle.Attendance@fcps.edu

We appreciate your collaboration in scheduling appointments outside of school hours, when possible.

For more information about attendance click this link.

Reminders
  • Students who are proficient to fluent in another language can register for the World Language Credit Exam now through October 10th. Register with your counselor. More information is on the Herndon MS website! 
  • Sep 16: TJHSST Information Session ( 6:00pm, Herndon Library)
  • Sep 18: Student Advisory Council (Library, 2:30-3:15)
  • Sep 19: Back to School Night (6:00-7:30pm)
  • Sep 19: Back to School Night (ESOL and Special Education meetings start at 5:30)
  • Sep 21: Community Day of Service
  • Sep 23: After School Night Hawk Begins- Late Buses Begin
  • Sep 25: Band Ice Cream Social( 2:25-3:30, Herndon MS Cafe)
  • Sep 26- Sep 27: Picture day( during P.E.)
  • Sep 27: Choir Ice Cream Social (cafe, 2:30-3:30)

901 Locust St. Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-904-4800
Attendance: 703-904-4848 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Announcements from Herndon Middle School 9/04/19

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Back to School Night

Herndon Middle School’s Back To School Night is Thursday September 19th from 6-7:45.  Students will bring their schedule home on the 19th with their classes listed.  If you would like to have them fill it out in advance, here is a copy of the flyer.  The building opens at 5:30 if parents need to  confirm schedules and for more information on programs here at HMS. The cafeteria will have tables for Student Services, Clinical, After School Programs, ParentVue, Yearbook, our Instructional Model, P2 and some other community organizations.  There are meetings at 5:30 for special populations. For parents of students with IEPs, the meeting will be in the library and the meeting for parents of English Learners will be in H1/H2.  Student guides will be available to guide you. 

The official program begins at 6 and parents will go to odd and then even classes (no Unity Time, HT or lunch). 

Contact: Karyn Niles

Day Of Service

On Saturday September 21st from 8:30-11, we will have a schoolwide clean up.  Parents and students will be here to mulch, weed and spruce up our grounds as a day of service for the month.  Please consider joining this community eventSign up to help or donate here!  

Contact:  Karyn Niles

World Language Credit Exam

Students in grades 7-12 if FCPS who can read and write in another language can take the WLCE and earn between 1 and 3 HS WL credits!  The test is given in 30 languages.  This explains the FCPS program. Here is some more information about Herndon MS’s testing date.We are lucky to be able to offer this exam at Herndon MS for our students.  We usually have 50-100 students who test -last year we had 36 students pass in 5 different languages!  If your child can read and write another language, this is a great opportunity.   

All students must register online with their counselor before October 10th.  Counselors will also have more information about preparing for the test.  Students will need pencils, and their registration tickets to take the test.  Students who finish in time may take late buses home or are dismissed to walk or call for a ride later.  The exam will be given at Herndon MS on November 14th. 

Contact: Karyn Niles 

H3 (Herndon Helping Hands)

HMS Student Services Department provide HMS students with individual meals and snack items that are distributed in school for times when these students might otherwise go hungry.  Any student who is struggling with getting food during weekends and school holidays is eligible. Families can sign their student up for this program through their school counselor, school social worker, or school parent liaison using this form(see below). An electronic sign-up is also available on the Herndon Middle School website under the Student Services tab

H3 Bags of food items are distributed every Friday, or the last school day of the week, in the Resource Wing before or after school. Parents will also have the option of picking up needed food items every other week on Thursday mornings.  Reminders will go out by text. Common food items include: Soup, Macaroni and Cheese, Ravioli, Rice, Pasta, Cereal, Granola Bars, Crackers, Fruit Cups, Trail Mix, Milk/Juice.    Parents wishing to donate to our food pantry or clothing closet should contact Ms. Mascoll or Ms. Niles.  A wishlist will be published allowing families to donate via Amazon in the next few weeks.

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Campus Safety and Preparedness Month and one of the many reasons there seem to be so many drills in school.  We always want adults and students to feel prepared for class, for weather and for any unforeseen circumstances.    The theme this year on the ready.gov site is “Prepared, Not Scared.”  We take time this month to thank the people that help ensure we are safe and prepared.  Thank you to Officer Murn and Officer Belling! We are lucky to have such committed supports in our building here at HMS! 

Everyday Counts!

Take a look at the FCPS Calendar, Ensure that any trips that you have planned for the school year are on weekends and school holidays. Every day in school is a day toward success. More resources and information about FCPS attendance can be found here!

Seeking Advisory Council Volunteers

Interested in providing feedback to HMS’s school counseling program? Please join the counselors for their Advisory Council meeting on Wednesday, September 18th from 2:30-3:15pm in the library. Advisory Council is a chance for counselors to highlight and seek feedback on their current and future programs. If you’re planning on attending, please respond via this form.
Light snacks and refreshments will be available.
If you have any questions, please contact Elyana Genovese, School Counselor. Eagenovese1@fcps.edu

TJHSST Information Session

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) is a FCPS regional governor’s high school (grades 9-12) for students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Representatives from TJHSST will be at Herndon Middle School on September 16th at 6:00 PM in the Library . Families interested in learning more about the application process and important deadlines for the 2020-2021 school year application are encouraged to attend.

Click here to view flyer 

Reminders
  • Here comes the Bus App- Know when your child's bus is approaching your stop. Download the app for free from the App store or Google Play

    You will need the FCPS school district code 28982 and a Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account (contact the main office 703-904-4800, if you do not have SIS parent Account). Once signed in, you can customize or edit features, including how the app will communicate with you, and the size and location of the notification radius around your child's bus stop.

    Learn more about the Here Comes the Bus mobile app.  

     
  • HawkTime teachers continue to collect forms including the Emergency Care Card and Health Forms.  Please ensure your student has turned in these important forms to the school.
  • Sep 10: Theater Booster Meeting (Drama Rm 7-8)
  • Sep 16: TJHSST Information Session ( 6:00pm, Herndon Library)
  • Sep 18: Student Advisory Council (Library, 2:30-3:15)
  • Sep 19: Back to School Night (6:00-7:30pm)
  • Sep 19: Back to School Night (ESOL and Special Education meetings start at 5:30)
  • Sep 21: Community Day of Service
  • Sep 23: After School Night Hawk Begins- Late Buses Begin
  • Sep 25: Band Ice Cream Social( 2:25-3:30, Herndon MS Cafe)
  • Sep 26- Sep 27: Picture day( during P.E.)
  • Sep 27: Choir Ice Cream Social (cafe, 2:30-3:30)

901 Locust St. Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-904-4800
Attendance: 703-904-4848 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Announcements from Herndon Middle School Student Services

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TJHSST Information Session

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) is a FCPS regional governor’s high school (grades 9-12) for students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Representatives from TJHSST will be at Herndon Middle School on September 16th at 6:00 PM in the Library . Families interested in learning more about the application process and important deadlines for the 2020-2021 school year application are encouraged to attend.

Click here to view flyer 

Bell Rotation

Help your student know if its an even day or odd day. Be sure to print the attached calendar with the full year bell rotation. 

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Announcements from Herndon Middle School 9/04/19

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Practice Safety Drills

Dear Parent/Guardian,

The safety and welfare of our students and staff are our highest priority at Herndon Middle School.  Because of this, we routinely practice safety drills throughout the year to ensure our students and staff are aware of the procedures during an emergency situation.  On Thursday September 5th, we will be practicing a lock-down drill.  FCPS requires that we practice four lockdown drills throughout the year, two of them being in the first twenty days of school. 

In addition to lockdown drills, we will practice one fire drill a week for the first month of school and one fire drill a month during the rest of the year.  A bus evacuation drill will be held in the Fall and Spring.  A tornado drill will be held during the month of March. 

We ask that you take this opportunity to speak with your child regarding the need to take all drills seriously and the importance of staying calm in an emergency situation.  Students will be instructed by staff members as to what the proper procedures are during each type of drill.  Should you have questions about any of these drills or wish to learn more about them, please contact the school directly.

Sincerely,

Herndon Middle School Administrative Team

Positivity Project

Each Even Day, our students will begin the day in Unity Time.  The focus during this time is around our P2 (Positivity Project) lessons and literacy.  The Positivity Project is a pyramid wide initiative which focuses on helping our students and staff identify strengths in character and develop traits that encourage positive relationships.  You can learn more here.  (Spanish Link)This year, during Unity Time, our schoolwide literacy focus will involve book discussions.  There are six books that will be read aloud by teachers during Unity Time. The read aloud time will also allow students to discuss themes in the books that are related to the positive character traits they learn about in the P2 lessons.  A brief description of this years books can be found here. For any parent or guardian who would like to opt out their student from participating in a particular book reading and discussion, contact your child’s counselor or their Unity Time teacher (listed as period 8 on the schedule). General questions can be directed to any of our administrators at Herndon Middle School.

Justine Klena, Principal jkklena@fcps.edu ,

Karyn Niles, Director of Student Services KENiles@fcps.edu ,

Tracy Bromberg, 7th Grade Assistant Principal TLBromberg@fcps.edu ,

Tim Hoffman, 8th Grade Assistant Principal,  TLHoffman@fcps.edu 

Becky Kohm, Special Education Assistant Principal, RCKohm@fcps.edu 

John Bordenketcher, Dean of Students jmbordenkech@fcps.edu 

Here Comes the Bus Mobile App New for 2019: FCPS Now Using the Here Comes the Bus Mobile App

To help you know when your child’s bus is approaching your stop, FCPS is now using the Here Comes the Bus mobile app, starting on August 26. Here Comes the Bus is a free school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping everybody get to the bus stop on time.

Here Comes the Bus® uses FCPS global positioning system (GPS) data and an easy-to-use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet, smartphone, or desktop computer.

Parents can download the app now for free from the App Store or Google Play. You will need the FCPS school district code 28982 and a Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account (contact your child's school if you do not have an SIS Parent Account). Once signed in, you can customize or edit features, including how the app will communicate with you, and the size and location of the notification radius around your child's bus stop.

Learn more about the Here Comes the Bus mobile app.  

Form Collection

HawkTime teachers continue to collect forms including the Emergency Care Card and Health Forms.  Please ensure your student has turned in these important forms to the school.

Order Your New 2019-2020 PE Uniform NEW THIS YEAR! Every HMS student will receive one free HMS PE T-shirt which will be handed out during the first week of school! 

Details and information on how to order can be found here.

For questions regarding PE uniforms, contact: Dan Harman, PE Department Chair. DRHarman@fcps.edu

Save the Date

Back to School Night is September 19th from 6-7:30.  There will be a parent meeting for our special education students’ parents and our ESOL students’ parent before at 5:30

Reminders
  • Dining for Dollars PTA fund Raisers: Glory Days in the North Point Shopping Center in Reston from 5pm-9pm on Thursday September 5th 
  • Day of service: Come help clean up our grounds – parents and students (families) are invited to a school clean up on September 21st from 8:30-11:30. 
  • Sep 4: Band Booster Meeting (7-8pm, Band Room)
  • Sep 5: Dinning for Dollars (5-9pm, Glory Days in North Point, Portion of sales will go to HMS PTA
  • Sep 7:  Red Bag Event (8am-12pm, aud Lobby)
  • Sep 16: TJHSST Information Session ( 6:00pm, Herndon Library)
  • Sep 19: Back to School Night (6:00-7:30pm)
  • Sep 25: Band Ice Cream Social( 2:25-3:30, Herndon MS Cafe)

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Announcements from Herndon Middle School 8/25/19

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First Day

The first bell rings to start class at 7:25.  If you plan to use Kiss and Ride, here are the procedures.  Students start the day in an Alpha Room where everyone gets a new schedule.  Here is the link to Alpha Rooms (by grade level)  Students will attend a first day assembly (7th graders first thing). 

Schedules can be accessed online, but all students will be asked to the green schedule they receive in their Alpha Rooms to ensure students are operating with the correct schedule.  Please remind your student to bring the green schedule back on the first day!

HMS Phone Policy: Away for the Day

Students may bring their phones to school but they must be away and out of sight including in hallways, bathrooms classrooms and the cafeteria. Phones that are visible or being used without permission will be confiscated by an administrator.  Students requiring the use of their phone due to a documented medical condition that requires monitoring through their device will not have restrictions on their phone usage.  Students may use their phone after the last bell of the day and are welcome to use a school phone during the day.

Order Your New 2019-2020 PE Uniform NEW THIS YEAR! Every HMS student will receive one free HMS PE T-shirt which will be handed out during the first week of school! 

Details and information on how to order can be found here.

For questions regarding PE uniforms, contact: Dan Harman, PE Department Chair. DRHarman@fcps.edu

Food for Neighbors Partners and our Herndon Helping Hands Program

Food for Neighbors is a main contributor to our food pantry that serves students and families weekly.  They will host their first fall collection on September 7th at Herndon MS.  More help is needed.  Information is attached.  

Thank You!

Thank you for your generous donations all summer for our food pantry -stay tuned for an updated Amazon Wishlist. 

Thank you to Gracie Landscaping for helping spruce up our front for the start of school!

Thank you for coming out and helping build community and unity during the Kickoff on August 22nd.  Click here to view pictures!

Day of Service

Come help clean up our grounds – parents and students (families) are invited to a school clean up on September 21st from 8:30-11:30. 

Save the Date

Back to School Night is September 19th from 6-7:30.  There will be a parent meeting for our special education students’ parents and our ESOL students’ parent before at 5:30

Reminders

Dining for Dollars PTA fund Raisers

  • Ben and Jerrys in the Reston Town Center from 5-9pm on Thursday August 29th
  • Glory Days in the North Point Shopping Center in Reston from 5pm-9pm on Thursday September 5th 
  • Aug 29: Dinning for Dollars (5-9pm, Ben and Jerry's Reston town Center, 20% of sales go to HMS PTA)
  • Aug 28: Parent Meeting- Attendance, Prepping for success (6:30-8 Library)
  • Aug 30-Sep 2: Holiday- No School 
  • Sep 3: Theater Booster Meeting (Drama Rm 7-8)
  • Sep 4: Band Booster Meeting (7-8pm, Band Room)
  • Sep 5: Dinning for Dollars (5-9pm, Glory Days in North Point, Portion of sales will go to HMS PTA
  • Sep 7:  Red Bag Event (8am-12pm, aud Lobby)

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Announcements from Herndon Middle School 8/16/19

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First Day

The first bell rings to start class at 7:25.  If you plan to use Kiss and Ride, here are the procedures.  Students start the day in an Alpha Room where everyone gets a new schedule.  Here is the link to Alpha Rooms (by grade level)  Students will attend a first day assembly (7th graders first thing). 

HawkTime

Is your child interested in being in a specialized HawkTime?  Students can elect to participate in a Community Service HawkTime, Garden Club, School Newspaper or Yearbook.  There are still spots available.  Please have your student complete this request by August 20th ranking interest in any of these. 

Order Your New 2019-2020 PE Uniform NEW THIS YEAR! Every HMS student will receive one free HMS PE T-shirt which will be handed out during the first week of school! 

Details and information on how to order can be found here.

For questions regarding PE uniforms, contact: Dan Harman, PE Department Chair. DRHarman@fcps.edu

Welcome Back - Aug 22nd Kick Off/ Open House

Kick-Off the 19-20 School Year! 

Come by Herndon MS on Thursday August 22nd anytime between 3 and 5 pm.  (Additional Parking is available at Extended Stay on Elden Street)  For easiest access, 8th graders should enter Door 1 or 2 (in the front) and 7th graders should enter through Door 6 (in the back) 

  • Pick up the Kick-Off Packet (Packets will not be mailed home). 8th grade packets are in the GYM.  7th grade packets are in the cafeteria. Packets contains a draft of student’s schedule, bus information, and important forms including the Emergency Care Card, Health Form, etc.  
  • Use a map and your child’s schedule to walk the building and familiarize yourself with classroom locations.  
  • Get information on school programs such as the After School Program, clubs, electives and additional student organizations.  
  • Learn about how to support and access school and community resources such as Herndon Helping Hands food distribution, our clothing closet and additional student resources.  
  • Sign up and replenish school accounts: retrieve your ParentVue account in order to monitor your child’s academic progress throughout the year, and add money to your child’s cafeteria account.  
  • Pick up backpacks and school supplies- to be distributed only to Herndon Middle School students in need of assistance. 
  • Drop off medications and forms with the Clinic, join the PTA  
  • Build community: We will have food trucks out back (Door 6) to allow families to purchase food and get to know other families coming to Herndon MS. Here is a menu to Urban PoutineKona Ice and Pokeman Grill and more! 

(Schedules can be accessed on the 22nd in Parentvue and Studentvue. Packets not distributed will be distributed the first day of school)  

 

Questions?  Contact Karyn Niles , Director of Student Services, 703-904-4901 

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Welcome Back 2019-2020 School Year- Bienvenidos al año escolar 2019-2020

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Welcome Back - Aug 22nd Kick Off/ Open House

nota: Carta en español abajo. 

 

August 2019 

Dear Parent/Guardian: 

Greetings! Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! This letter provides information on how to help you and your child be ready to start school on Monday, August 26th. 

August 22nd is our Kick Off/Open House from 3-5pm for all HMS families. This window of time (3:00pm to 5:00pm) is for students and parents to come together to: 

  • Pick up the Kick-Off Packet (Packets will not be mailed home). This packet contains your student’s schedule, bus information, and important forms including the Emergency Care Card, Health Form, etc. (Schedules can be accessed on the 22nd in Parentvue and Studentvue. Packets not distributed will be distributed the first day of school) 
  • Use a map and your child’s schedule to walk the building and familiarize yourself with classroom locations. 
  • Get information on school programs such as the After School Program, clubs, electives and additional student organizations. 
  • Learn about how to support and access school and community resources such as Herndon Helping Hands food distribution, our clothing closet and additional student resources. 
  • Sign up and replenish school accounts: retrieve your ParentVue account in order to monitor your child’s academic progress throughout the year, order P.E. uniforms and add money to your child’s cafeteria account. 
  • Pick up backpacks and school supplies- to be distributed only to Herndon Middle School students in need of assistance. 
  • Drop off medications and forms in the Clinic. 
  • Join the PTA. 
  • Build community: We will have food trucks out back to allow families to purchase food and get to know other families coming to Herndon MS. 
  • School starts at Herndon MS at 7:25 am on August 26th. The building opens to students at 7:10 am. On the first day of school, students will report to an Alpha Room to get their final schedule at that time. Signs around the building will direct students to their Alpha Rooms. Vehicles are not permitted to drop students off in the front of the building, the faculty lot or in the bus lanes. Kiss and Ride is accessed through 5th Street and will lead you into the back lot loop. 

We look forward to seeing you on August 22nd for the Kick Off. Please stop by at a time convenient to you. If you are unable to attend on this date, please call the office at (703)-904-4800, or Karyn Niles at (703)-904 4901 if you would like to pick up your child’s packet prior to the first day. If you would like to confirm any course placements or enrollment prior to Kickoff, please contact Karyn Niles at 703-904-4901 or keniles@fcps.edu 

Sincerely, 

Karyn Niles, Director of Student Services 

Bienvenidos- Aug 22 Kick Off/Open House

Agosto 2019

Estimado Padre / Tutor:

¡Saludos! ¡Bienvenido al año escolar 2019-2020! Esta carta proporciona información sobre cómo ayudarlo a usted y a su hijo/a a estar listos para comenzar la escuela el lunes 26 de agosto.

El 22 de agosto es nuestro Kick Off / Open House de 3-5pm para todas las familias de HMS. Este período de tiempo (3:00 pm a 5:00 pm) es para que los estudiantes y los padres se reúnan para:

  • Recoja el paquete inicial (los paquetes no se enviarán a casa). Este paquete contiene el horario de su estudiante, la información del autobús y los formularios importantes, incluida la Tarjeta de atención de emergencia, el Formulario de salud, etc. (Los horarios se pueden acceder el día 22 en Parentvue y Studentvue. Los paquetes no distribuidos se distribuirán el primer día de clases)
  • Use un mapa y el horario de su hijo para caminar por el edificio y familiarizarse con las ubicaciones de las aulas.
  • Obtenga información sobre programas escolares tales como el Programa Después de la Escuela, clubes, cursos electivos y organizaciones estudiantiles adicionales.
  • Aprenda sobre cómo apoyar y acceder a recursos escolares y comunitarios como la distribución de alimentos Herndon Helping Hands, nuestro armario de ropa y recursos adicionales para estudiantes.
  • Regístrese y reponga cuentas escolares: recupere su cuenta ParentVue para monitorear el progreso académico de su hijo durante todo el año, ordene P.E. uniformes y agregue dinero a la cuenta de la cafetería de su hijo.
  • Recoja las mochilas y útiles escolares, para ser distribuidos solo a los estudiantes de Herndon Middle School que necesiten asistencia.
  • Deje medicamentos y formularios en la Clínica.
  • Únase a la PTA.
  • Construir comunidad: Tendremos camiones de comida para que las familias puedan comprar comida y conocer a otras familias que vienen a Herndon MS.
  • La escuela comienza en Herndon MS a las 7:25 am el 26 de agosto. El edificio abre a los estudiantes a las 7:10 am. El primer día de clases, los estudiantes se presentarán en una sala Alpha para obtener su horario final en ese momento. Las señales alrededor del edificio dirigirán a los estudiantes a sus habitaciones Alpha. No se permite que los vehículos dejen a los estudiantes en la parte delantera del edificio, en el estacionamiento de la facultad o en los carriles de los autobuses. Se accede a Kiss and Ride a través de 5th Street y te llevará al bucle trasero.

Esperamos verte el 22 de agosto para el Kick Off. Si no puede asistir en esta fecha, llame a la oficina al (703) -904-4800, o Karyn Niles al (703) -904 4901 si desea recoger el paquete de su hijo antes del primer día. Si desea confirmar la ubicación de los cursos o la inscripción antes del inicio, comuníquese con Karyn Niles al 703-904-4901 o keniles@fcps.edu

Sinceramente,

Karyn Niles, Directora de Servicios Estudiantiles

Dining for Dollars

901 Locust St. Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-904-4800
Attendance: 703-904-4848 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Summer Announcements from Herndon Middle School 8/13/19

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Update Your Students Information

Need to change your phone number, email address or emergency contact?

Click the link below and do it online!

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/parent-communication-overview/wecareschool

ParentVUE

Do you have a ParentVUE account?  This lets you see your child’s grades, attendance and schedule.  If you have an account and forgot your password, visit this link and say forgot password.  If you have never activated your account, please contact the main office to request your key/access or email Karyn Niles at keniles@fcps.edu.

New HMS Spirit Wear

The new HMS Spirit Wear T-shirts arrived and they look amazing!!!!  They will be on sale for $10 at HMS Kick Off on Aug 22, at the first PTA meeting on Aug 28 and at Back To School Night on Sept 19. We will also have a table in the main lobby after school throughout the fall - details to follow.

PTA: We Love Our Volunteers The HMS PTA is looking for
  • HMS Fest Co-Chair
  • Homecoming Co-Chair,
  • Fundraising/Membership Co-Chair
  • Business Relations

Email president@hmspta.com for details about the time commitment (hint, some are less than an hour per week for less than one month!)

 

Welcome Back Lunch

Please help the HMS PTA give our teachers and staff a delicious Welcome Back Lunch!  The PTA is ordering pizza and we are asking you to sign up to bring a salad items, dessert, drink or paper goods.  Include a little card letting the teachers know how much you thank them!!!! Sign up here: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/508054aaaaf2c7-hmsstaff

Dining for Dollars

The first Dining for Dollars of the school year will be held at Ben and Jerry's in the Reston Town Center from 5-9pm on Thursday August 29th!  Enjoy delicious ice cream, see your HMS friends and support the PTA!  We will receive 20% of all sales between 5 and 9pm

Your dinner plans are set for Thursday September 5th!  Join your HMS friends at Glory Days in the North Point Shopping Center in Reston.  A portion of all sales from 5pm - 9pm will go to the HMS PTA! 

Facebook

Have you Liked the new HMS PTA Facebook page yet? Stay connected and get up-to-the-minute program and event information at: https://www.facebook.com/herndonmiddle/

Reminders
  • Click here to view our 2019-2020 School supply list. 
  • Click here to view Summer Packets
  • H3 Pick Up will be open on August 15th 6:30-8:30 am. Please Bring a bag and enter through door 6
Calendar Reminders
  • Aug 22: Back To School Kick Off (3pm-5pm)
  • Aug 26: First Day of School
  • Aug 29: Dinning for Dollars (5-9pm, Ben and Jerry's Reston town Center, 20% of sales go to HMS PTA)
  • Sep 5: Dinning for Dollars (5-9pm, Glory Days in North Point, Portion of sales will go to HMS PTA

901 Locust St. Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-904-4800
Attendance: 703-904-4848 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Summer Announcements from Herndon Middle School 8/5/19

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Back to School Kick Off

Our Kick Off is August 22 from 3 to 5pm.

This is a great opportunity to walk the school as a family and map out schedules, visit multiple resources including the clinic, cafeteria and transportation, find out about HMS programs and community programs and get some dinner from food trucks!  The backpack program is also this afternoon. Students can pick up their schedules and information at any time during the open house from 3-5. 

7th graders should enter in door 6 and go to the cafeteria.  8th graders should enter through the front and go to the gym.  This is an exciting time but it is not required.  Families can access their schedules through ParentVUE or StudentVUE on the morning of August 22 and the draft of their schedule online can be used to walk the building- no need to stand in line! But come for the community and spirit.

ParentVUE

Do you have a ParentVUE account?  This lets you see your child’s grades, attendance and schedule.  If you have an account and forgot your password, visit this link and say forgot password.  If you have never activated your account, please contact the main office to request your key/access or email Karyn Niles at keniles@fcps.edu.

Special HawkTime and Groups

Is your child interested in being in a specialized HawkTime? Students can elect to participate in a Community Service HawkTime, Garden Club, School Newspaper or Yearbook. There are still spots available. Please have your student complete this request  by August 5th ranking interest in any of these.

Dining for Dollars

The first Dining for Dollars of the school year will be held at Ben and Jerry's in the Reston Town Center from 5-9pm on Thursday August 29th!  Enjoy delicious ice cream, see your HMS friends and support the PTA!  We will receive 20% of all sales between 5 and 9pm.

Facebook

Have you Liked the new HMS PTA Facebook page yet? Stay connected and get up-to-the-minute program and event information at: https://www.facebook.com/herndonmiddle/

Community Partners

The PTA is looking for community partners to help enhance our programs and offerings. Are you a local business that would like to gain the good-will and recognition of your neighbors while publicizing your business?  Email Brett Fox at president@hmspta.com for partnership opportunities. 

PTA: Parent Volunteers Needed

The BRAND NEW HMS PTA has been hard at work this summer, getting ready to kick off our awesome programs and events.  The HMS PTA is a non-profit organization that relies on many volunteers to operate our programs and give back to the school.  

Please see the attached form for ways to get involved!  Print it, fill it out, snap a picture and send it to president@hmspta.com

Reminders
  • Click here to view our 2019-2020 School supply list. 

  • Click here to view Summer Packets
  • H3 Pick Up will be open on August 15th 6:30-8:30 am. Please Bring a bag and enter through door 6.
  • Designed to help rising 7th grade students and 8th graders who are new to HMS get a head start and feel comfortable on Day 1 of the 2019-20 school year.  If you would like more information, please contact the front office, AJ Fuller or find it on our website

    Registration form found here

Calendar Reminders
  • Aug 5-Aug 8: Jump Start (7:30-2:15, Herndon MS)
  • Aug 22: Back To School Kick Off (3pm-5pm)
  • Aug 26: First Day of School

901 Locust St. Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-904-4800
Attendance: 703-904-4848 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Summer Announcements from Herndon Middle School 7/29/19

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Back to School Kick Off

Our Kick Off is August 22 from 3 to 5pm.

This is a great opportunity to walk the school as a family and map out schedules, visit multiple resources including the clinic, cafeteria and transportation, find out about HMS programs and community programs and get some dinner from food trucks!  The backpack program is also this afternoon. Students can pick up their schedules and information at any time during the open house from 3-5. 

7th graders should enter in door 6 and go to the cafeteria.  8th graders should enter through the front and go to the gym.  This is an exciting time but it is not required.  Families can access their schedules through ParentVUE or StudentVUE on the morning of August 22 and the draft of their schedule online can be used to walk the building- no need to stand in line! But come for the community and spirit.

ParentVUE

Do you have a ParentVUE account?  This lets you see your child’s grades, attendance and schedule.  If you have an account and forgot your password, visit this link and say forgot password.  If you have never activated your account, please contact the main office to request your key/access or email Karyn Niles at keniles@fcps.edu.

Virginia Tax Free Weekend

Virginia’s tax-free weekend is almost here, so that means back-to-school shopping time!

August 2-4, 2019. The 3-day sales tax holiday starts the first Friday in August at 12:01 am and ends the following Sunday at 11:59 pm. 

During that time, shoppers “can buy qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products without paying sales tax."

According to the Virginia Tax website, there are some guidelines for items qualify for the tax-free holiday

Click here to view our 2019-2020 School Supply List

  We have a lot of appreciation for the HMS community.

Thank you to the Food For Neighbors program, the Sikh Temple of Sterling and Holy Cross Lutheran Church who helped coordinate and donate to the HMS Summer Food Pantry.  And thank you to the many many community members who saw the need linked in our communication and donated directly or through Amazon.  We are now well stocked with food and gratitude! 

Thank you to Pinot’s Palette in Herndon for supporting our school counselors in our end of year retreat and planning which ended off sight at Pinot’s Palette.  We now all have art for our offices that highlights our team and also our individual uniqueness. 

The Herndon Fraternal Order of Police donated $500.00 to Herndon Middle School this summer. The donation will be used to support the HMS  Positivity Project.  Students are recognized for demonstrating good character and we will use the donated funds to support this program. 

Jump Start is August 5&6 or 7&8

Designed to help rising 7th grade students and 8th graders who are new to HMS get a head start and feel comfortable on Day 1 of the 2019-20 school year.  If you would like more information, please contact the front office, AJ Fuller or find it on our website

Registration form found here

PTA: Parent Volunteers Needed

The BRAND NEW HMS PTA has been hard at work this summer, getting ready to kick off our awesome programs and events.  The HMS PTA is a non-profit organization that relies on many volunteers to operate our programs and give back to the school.  

Please see the attached form for ways to get involved!  Print it, fill it out, snap a picture and send it to president@hmspta.com

Reminders
  • Click here to view our 2019-2020 School supply list. 

  • Click here to view Summer Packets
  • H3 Pick Up will be open on August 1st 6:30-8:30am and August 15th 6:30-8:30 am. Please Bring a bag and enter through door 6.
Calendar Reminders
  • July 1- Aug 1: VIP Camp (8am-4pm, Carson Middle school) 
  • Aug 5-Aug 8: Jump Start (7:30-2:15, Herndon MS)
  • Aug 22: Back To School Kick Off (3pm-5pm)
  • Aug 26: First Day of School

901 Locust St. Herndon, VA 20170  | Main Office: 703-904-4800
Attendance: 703-904-4848 | Web | Twitter | Facebook