Updates from Herndon Middle School 2/24/2021

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2/25 and 2/26 are Asynchronous Days

Thursday 2/25 Odd Day and Friday 2/26 Even Day will be Asynchronous Assignment Days for Herndon Middle School Students.  Teachers will post assignments on the Google Classroom Sites.  These days are designated preparation days for FCPS Secondary teachers to prepare for hybrid in person and virtual concurrent instruction.

Concurrent Classrooms Orientation

During Fourth Period today, 2/24, students heard about the plans for our upcoming hybrid instructional model.  The slide show is posted for future reference on our Grade Level Google Classrooms and we asked teachers to post the presentation as well.  The students heard about what to expect when their classrooms are a mix of in person and virtual and they learned what supplies are needed for the in person students when it is their day to come to school.  We also included best practices for devices and shared our Away for the Day phone policy.  As we go through the next few weeks, we will have several orientations for students and continue to post them for future reference.  Check in with your student to learn more. 

Return to School In person- Bus Information

Students returning to school in person, have now received their transportation information through their FCPS student email!

Bus information can also be view on studentvue/ parentvue. 

Herndon Middle School is an Away for the Day School

In person students will need to keep phones off and away from the time they enter the building until the end of the school day.  

Picture day Monday March 1st

Missed picture day last Monday? Not a problem sign up for picture day this coming monday!

Date: Monday March 1, 2021

Time: 7am – 2pm 

Location: HMS Big Gym

Procedures (see the map above):

  1. Families driving in park in the side staff parking lot.
  2. Students check in at the Health/Appointment table in auditorium lobby
  3. Students will need to enter the building on their own for photos.
  4. Students enter and exit through Door #2 by the auditorium.

***Note: Due to COVID-19 protocols, all students must wear a face mask and practice social distancing. Parents/guardians will also be asked to wait at parking lot while students are taking their picture.

Parents can pre-order their student’s pictures by visiting https://www.barksdalestorefront.com/shop/login/?ac=0037360

Donations Needed

Herndon Middle School PTA is supporting HMS teachers as they prepare for students return. Please consider donation g a few packages of Alcohol Wipes for HMS classrooms! 

Families can drop off their donation outside door 1 from 7am-3:30pm and we will start to distribute them into classrooms 

Thank you for your support! 

Calendar Reminders
  • Feb. 25 & March 4: FFN Food Pick up (3:30-4:30pm, door 6)
  • March 1: Picture Day 
  • March 3: FCPS Meal Kits pickup (8am-12:30pm, Door 6)
  • March 5: 2 hour Early Release
  • March 8: Student Holiday
  • March 9: Theater Booster Meeting
  • March 26: Third Grading Period Ends 2Hour early Release
  • March 29- April 2: Spring Break

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Updates From Herndon Middle School 2/17/2021

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Upcoming Special Activities During 4th period Advisory

Black History Month: Students will participate in special Black History Month activities during Advisory periods Friday and next Wednesday.  This is in addition to our focus on the important contributions of Black Americans that our History and Civics teachers have been highlighting this month. On 2/19 we have a video activity from the WISE History project focused on why we celebrate Black history. On 2/24 we will have a virtual assembly featuring poetry, videos, and HMS student and staff flip grid videos. 

 

Support for Students as we Transition to the Hybrid In Person and Virtual Model:  As we transition to the new hybrid model, teachers will share information with all of the students so that our in person and virtual students are learning about how school will work going forward for the rest of the year.  All students will learn about the procedures that will be in place to ensure safety and clarity as we begin the hybrid learning model in all classrooms.  On Friday, 2/19 during 4th period students will learn about how to enter the school, locations for arrival to school and about the hallway routes.  On Wednesday 2/24 students will participate in an activity to consider how the virtual and in person students will maintain connections and community and they will learn about the best ways to manage their devices at school and our Away for the Day policy.

 

Room Numbers and Room Maps.  Our teachers are reminding students of their room numbers this week and this information is also located in SIS Student and Parent View.  We have asked our teachers to post room maps on their Google classrooms as well to help the in person students prepare for how they will get around the building.  This will be the focus for the 4th period lesson on Friday 2/19. 

Return to School Timeline

Reminder we start a new bell schedule today 2/16/2021. For students returning to school in be sure to view the return to school timeline, can be viewed here! 

Return to School: Kiss and Ride

Safety is of the utmost priority to us here at HMS. Because of this, we have procedures our families should follow when dropping a student off at HMS.

  • All student drop off must occur at the designated Kiss & Ride area located in the back of the building.
  • Students should remain in the vehicle until you approach the designated drop-off area.
  • Students should NOT be dropped off in the front of the building on Locust Street or in the side parking lot.
  • We encourage you to arrive a few minutes early. High congestion time is typically 7:15-7:30.
  • When exiting the HMS campus and re-entering Locust Street traffic during morning drop off, right turns only may be made between 7am-8am.

VIEW KISS AND RIDE MAP HERE

2-Hour Early Release March 5th

Students will be dismissed at 12pm on Friday March 5th. Detailed Bell Scheduled will be shared with families next week!

Free Food Pick Up Opportunities

Food For Neighbors 

Due to anticipation of the potential snow/ice storm on tomorrow, families can stop by today from 10am-12pm to pick up free food packs from Food for Neighbors and Meal Kits from FCPS!

Picture Day Link is Here!!

Dear HMS Families

We are so grateful that everyone has been so patient and understanding as we worked with Barksdale Photo Company to get a working appointment link!

We have decide to moved away from the original appointment platform and will now be using sign-up genius. Sign up below!!

If you were able to make an appointment with the original platform you DO NOT have to reserve a new appointment. Your scheduled appointment has been moved to the new platform. 

Contact: Kim Sanchez ( Kysanchez@fcps.edu ) 

High School Band Tagday

Show some Love! The Herndon High School band is having its annual Tag Day campaign, now through the end of February. Normally we would go door-to-door. But this year, because of the pandemic, we’re knocking on your virtual door. Our goal is to raise $25,000 to help fund music instruction, uniforms and instruments. Show some love and donate TODAY at https://www.classy.org/campaign/c320990

Donations Needed

Herndon Middle School PTA is supporting HMS teachers as they prepare for students return. Please consider donation g a few packages of Alcohol Wipes for HMS classrooms! 

Families can drop off their donation outside door 1 from 7am-3:30pm and we will start to distribute them into classrooms 

Thank you for your support! 

Calendar Reminders
  • Feb 16: New Bell Schedule 
  • Feb.17: TJHSST Parent Coffee for HMS Families
  • Feb.17: FCPS Meal Kits pickup (8am-12:30pm), Door 6
  • Feb. 18: FFN Food Pick up (3:30-4:30pm, Door 6)
  • Feb. 22: Picture day
    • students last name A-K
  • March 1: Picture day
    • students last name L-Z
  • March 5: 2 Hour early Release
  • March 8: Student Holiday- No School
  • March 9: Theater Boosters Meeting (7pm)

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In Person Back to School Updates From HMS 2/8/2021

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Town Hall Meeting- Updates on Return to School Timeline

On February 11, 2021 from 5-6pm Herndon Middle School will hold an information session to provide details about in person learning for students who are signed up to return to Herndon MS classrooms two days per week.  We will also explain the plan for concurrent instruction as our teachers work with the virtual students and in person students beginning in March.  The details for the return to school timeline can be viewed here! 

You may use link below to join us for the session. 

Guest Link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/2dd07e7a58224f8cb85e5b3ce9331a64

Return to School In-Person

In preparation for students’ return, schools created staffing plans based on the number of students who selected in-person instruction earlier this school year. Students who have already selected to return to in-person instruction will be able to do so for at least two days a week. Due to social distancing requirements, schools may not be able to accommodate additional students who wish to change their selection from virtual to in-person instruction.

For parents requesting changes from full-time virtual to in-person instruction, principals will do the best they can to accommodate the requests, however, it may not be possible to accommodate changes if classes are at capacity.

Please contact our Director of Student Services Shirnesha Simpkins Church with question about changing student instruction selection.

Health Commitment Form

As additional student groups return to school in person, parents and caregivers are asked to complete a Health Screening Commitment form before student(s) return to school buildings. This document confirms that a parent, caregiver, or guardian will complete a daily health screening and will keep their students home should they become ill.

The Health Commitment form can be submitted electronically through ParentVUE (PVUE), or via hard copy. Contact your main office at 703-904-4800 to have a hard copy sent to you or help you set up your parentvue account.

Stay Connected-Back to School Updates

We will be updating our Website and facebook page with the latest news on back to school! so be sure to follow us on facebook and check out our website! 

New Bell Schedule Feb 16th

Beginning February 16th 2021, we will be following a new Return to School Bell Schedule. First class of the day will start at 7:30am and school will let out at 2:00pm. 

Click here to download a printable PDF copy 

Thomas Jefferson Parent Coffee

Herndon Middle School is hosting a Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) informational meeting for our students who are currently enrolled as 7th or 8th graders or who will enroll as 7th graders next academic year.  We will provide information about the application requirements for our rising 9th grade students as well as information about the new selection criteria for rising 7th and 8th grade students.  If your student shows an interest in TJHSST, please consider attending. For additional information, you may also view the TJ Admissions Application Information Session video.  

Contact:  Sara Broady at sjbroady@fcps.edu for more information

Event: TJHSST Parent Coffee for HMS Families

Date: 2-17-2021

Time:8:15am 

Guest Link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/e88a1d4b47464738b97eb8acebcdb564

Click here to view Flyer

AVID Info Night

Come learn about the AVID program and the many ways AVID will help your student to attain academic success in middle school, high school, and college!

Date: Tuesday Feb 9th 

Time: 6-7pm

Meeting BBCU Hyperlink

Teachers, counselors, and students will explain how the AVID elective can support your student in accessing honors curriculum from our current HMS and HHS AVID students.

Click here to view Flyer

College/ Career Planning

Does your rising 9th grader want to go to college? Are they unsure of the process? Look no further! The College Partnership Program (CPP) supports first generation college goers and students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education explore, apply, and enroll in college. CPP offers college visits, SAT/ACT prep, parent workshops about scholarships and financial aid and much more! Current 8th grade students are eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted now through March 19th. Applying online is preferred. Paper applications available by request. For more information about CPP, please attend our two information sessions. Details included on this flyer. Email Ms. Mascoll or visit the FCPS College Partnership Program website for a general overview. Please note: Students will need to log in to their G Suite account (FCPS Google Apps in Education) to complete the online application.
Online application: http://www.tinyurl.com/CPPApp2021 

Picture Day!

Its time for picture day! Students will be able to take their pictures by appointment on the following dates.

  • Monday February 22 (students last name A-K)
  • Monday March 1 (students last name L-Z)

Student must wear a mask before entering school. We ask that parents park in school parking lot and wait for their student inside their car while students are taking their picture. 

Parents can pre- order their students pictures by vitsiting https://www.barksdalestorefront.com/shop/login/?ac=0037360 and using the code 0037360.

View flyer for more details 

Picture day appointment link will be open soon! Stay tuned! Yearbook ! Yearbooks are now for sale!

HMS 2020-21 Yearbooks can now be purchased through MySchoolBucks for $20. Students and families must create an account in order to purchase a yearbook. We are not accepting cash for sales at this time. Please contant Erin Grogan at eagrogan@fcps.edu with any questions!

  Yearbook Photo Submissions are still needed!

We are looking for any and all photos of HMS Students engaged in virtual learning, participating in sports and activities, or hanging around the house with their favorite furry friends! Attached is a flyer showing 3 different ways to submit your yearbook photos: HMS Photo Submission, emailing HMS Yearbook Advisor Erin Grogan, or submitting photos through the Walsworth Yearbook App! Please email Erin Grogan at eagrogan@fcps.edu with any questions!

AMONG US + PIZZA + PRIZES = A TEENAGER'S PERFECT NIGHT!

We are excited about the HMS PTA AMONG US NIGHT on February 13th from 7-8:30pm. Participating students will be entered in a raffle for a chance to will 1 of 25 prizes so generously donated by Chick-fil-A of North point.

The students will be emailed the BBCU link to join in the on the fun. 

We are also partnering with Pizza Twist in Herndon (13049 Worldgate dr.) for dining for dollars.10% off all sales on 2/13 will come back to the PTA.   *** You must mention Herndon Middle School when ordering online or over the phone. ***. Check out their full menu here: https://pizzatwist.com/

Calendar Reminders
  • Feb 9: AVID Night (6:00pm)
  • Feb 9: Theater Booster Meeting (7pm)
  • Feb 10,17: FCPS Meal Kits pickup (8am-12:30pm), Door 6
  • Feb 11: Food for Neighbors (3:30-4:30pm, Door 6) 
  • Feb 16: New Bell Schedule 
  • Feb.17: TJHSST Parent Coffee for HMS Families
  • Feb. 22: Picture day
    • students last name A-K
  • March 1: Picture day
    • students last name L-Z

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In Person Back to School Updates From HMS 2/5/2021

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Return to School

In preparation for students’ return, schools created staffing plans based on the number of students who selected in-person instruction earlier this school year. Students who have already selected to return to in-person instruction will be able to do so for at least two days a week. Due to social distancing requirements, schools may not be able to accommodate additional students who wish to change their selection from virtual to in-person instruction.

For parents requesting changes from full-time virtual to in-person instruction, principals will do the best they can to accommodate the requests, however, it may not be possible to accommodate changes if classes are at capacity.

Please contact our Director of Student Services Shirnesha Simpkins Church with question about changing student instruction selection.

Health Commitment Form

As additional student groups return to school in person, parents and caregivers are asked to complete a Health Screening Commitment form before student(s) return to school buildings. This document confirms that a parent, caregiver, or guardian will complete a daily health screening and will keep their students home should they become ill.

The Health Commitment form can be submitted electronically through ParentVUE (PVUE), or via hard copy. Contact your main office at 703-904-4800 to have a hard copy sent to you or help you set up your parentvue account.

New Bell Schedule Feb 16th

Beginning February 16th 2021, we will be following a new Return to School Bell Schedule. First class of the day will start at 7:30am and school will let out at 2:00pm. 

Click here to download a printable PDF copy 

Town Hall Meeting- Updates on Return to School Timeline

On February 11, 2021 Herndon Middle School will hold an information session to provide details about in person learning for students who are signed up to return to Herndon MS classrooms two days per week.  We will also explain the plan for concurrent instruction as our teachers work with the virtual students and in person students beginning in March.  The details for the return to school timeline can be viewed here! 

You may use link below to join us for the session. 

Guest Link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/2dd07e7a58224f8cb85e5b3ce9331a64

Thomas Jefferson Parent Coffee

Herndon Middle School is hosting a Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) informational meeting for our students who are currently enrolled as 7th or 8th graders or who will enroll as 7th graders next academic year.  We will provide information about the application requirements for our rising 9th grade students as well as information about the new selection criteria for rising 7th and 8th grade students.  If your student shows an interest in TJHSST, please consider attending. For additional information, you may also view the TJ Admissions Application Information Session video.  

Contact:  Sara Broady at sjbroady@fcps.edu for more information

 

2/17/2021: TJHSST Parent Coffee for HMS Families

Guest Link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/e88a1d4b47464738b97eb8acebcdb564

Click here to view Flyer

AVID Info Night

Come learn about the AVID program and the many ways AVID will help your student to attain academic success in middle school, high school, and college!

Date: Tuesday Feb 9th 

Time: 6-7pm

Meeting BBCU Hyperlink

Teachers, counselors, and students will explain how the AVID elective can support your student in accessing honors curriculum from our current HMS and HHS AVID students.

Click here to view Flyer

College/ Career Planning

Does your rising 9th grader want to go to college? Are they unsure of the process? Look no further! The College Partnership Program (CPP) supports first generation college goers and students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education explore, apply, and enroll in college. CPP offers college visits, SAT/ACT prep, parent workshops about scholarships and financial aid and much more! Current 8th grade students are eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted now through March 19th. Applying online is preferred. Paper applications available by request. For more information about CPP, please attend our two information sessions. Details included on this flyer. Email Ms. Mascoll or visit the FCPS College Partnership Program website for a general overview. Please note: Students will need to log in to their G Suite account (FCPS Google Apps in Education) to complete the online application.
Online application: http://www.tinyurl.com/CPPApp2021 

Picture Day!

Its time for picture day! Students will be able to take their pictures by appointment on the following dates.

  • Monday February 22 (students last name A-K)
  • Monday March 1 (students last name L-Z)

Student must wear a mask before entering school. We ask that parents park in school parking lot and wait for their student inside their car while students are taking their picture. 

Parents can pre- order their students pictures by vitsiting https://www.barksdalestorefront.com/shop/login/?ac=0037360 and using the code 0037360.

View flyer for more details 

Picture day appointment link will be open soon! Stay tuned! Yearbook ! Yearbooks are now for sale!

HMS 2020-21 Yearbooks can now be purchased through MySchoolBucks for $20. Students and families must create an account in order to purchase a yearbook. We are not accepting cash for sales at this time. Please contant Erin Grogan at eagrogan@fcps.edu with any questions!

  Yearbook Photo Submissions are still needed!

We are looking for any and all photos of HMS Students engaged in virtual learning, participating in sports and activities, or hanging around the house with their favorite furry friends! Attached is a flyer showing 3 different ways to submit your yearbook photos: HMS Photo Submission, emailing HMS Yearbook Advisor Erin Grogan, or submitting photos through the Walsworth Yearbook App! Please email Erin Grogan at eagrogan@fcps.edu with any questions!

Calendar Reminders
  • Feb 8: Library Book Distribution (11am-2pm)
  • Feb 8: 2nd semester supply distribution
    • 11am-2pm and 4pm-6pm
  • Feb 9: AVID Night (6:00pm)
  • Feb 9: Theater Booster Meeting (7pm)
  • Feb 10,17: FCPS Meal Kits pickup (8am-12:30pm), Door 6
  • Feb 11: Food for Neighbors (3:30-4:30pm, Door 6) 
  • Feb 16: New Bell Schedule 
  • Feb.17: TJHSST Parent Coffee for HMS Families
  • Feb. 22: Picture day
    • students last name A-K
  • March 1: Picture day
    • students last name L-Z

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Updates from Herndon Middle School 2/1/2021

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HMS VIRTUAL Curriculum Night

Herndon Middle School invites rising 7th and rising 8th grade parents and students to learn about our core-subject curriculum, elective courses, and other useful information to prepare for your student’s middle school transition at our upcoming Curriculum Night!

 

Date: Thursday Feb, 4th 

Time: 5:30-7:30 P.M.

Our early bird session at 5:30 P.M. will feature information about Special Education and ESOL curriculum. Our asynchronous Curriculum Website will also be available for parents to view beginning at 5:30 P.M.

We will begin our curriculum presentation at 6:00 P.M. followed by live Q & A sessions with HMS teachers from 6:30-7:30 P.M.

Flyer

Click here to view schedule and links! 

AVID Program

Come learn about the AVID program and the many ways AVID will help your student to attain academic success in middle school, high school, and college!

AVID Night will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9th @ 6:00 PM. Links for this virtual meeting will be available soon.

Snow day: Supply Distribution DATE CHANGE Revised Date:  2/8 (Mon.)

Time: 11am-2pm and 4:00pm-6pm

Location: HMS Bus Lane (behind the school at door #6)

Supplies will be ready only for those students in the following 2nd Semester classes:

  • Art Foundations (Citron)
  • Guitar (Sebastian)
  • 3D Art, Computers in Art (Clark)
  • Tech Ed 1, Tech Ed 2 (Gralton)
  • FACS (Dempsey)

When you arrive at the event for your elective supplies please be ready to provide the following information when greeted:

  • Student’s Last Name and First Name
  • 2nd Semester Class Title
  • 2nd Semester Elective Teacher’s Name

This information can also be written clearly on a piece of paper to show when you arrive to help speed up the distribution process.

Thank you! And see you at the HMS 2nd Semester Electives Supply Distribution Events!

Donations Needed: Alcohol Wipes for Classrooms

Herndon Middle School PTA is supporting HMS teachers as they prepare for students return. Please consider donation g a few packages of Alcohol Wipes for HMS classrooms! 

Families can drop off their donation outside door 1 from 7am-3:30pm and we will start to distribute them into classrooms 

Thank you for your support! 

Reminders from PTA MARK YOUR KID'S CALENDAR!  

HMS PTA invites your student to the "HMS Among Us Night" on Saturday Feb 13 from 7-8:30pm. (Don't know what Among Us is?  Just ask your middle schooler!)  Students will be sent the BBCU link in their school email.

  HMS PTA MEETING:

Save the Date for the next HMS PTA Meeting on Feb 2 at 7pm.  Guest speaker details will be communicated soon.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpcu6hpj0pGtC-0IveDeXn-BPxosUVv-AE 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  Class of 2025 (Rising 9th Graders)

If you are a class of 2025 student OR parent of a rising 9th Grader at HHS, you may request membership at the following link.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/343478286708943

Please make sure to answer the membership questions to gain access to the group:

This group will be one of your go-to places for information throughout high school.

Calendar Reminders

 

  • Feb 2: Virtual Spring Play Auditions (after school)
  • Feb 2: Virtual PTA Meeting (7pm)
  • Feb 2: Fairfax Academy Virtual Open House
  • Feb 3: Virtual Spring Play Auditions (after school)
  • Feb 3,10,17: FCPS Meal Kits pickup (8am-12:30pm), Door 6
  • Feb 4: Food for Neighbors (3:30-4:30pm, Door 6) 
  • Feb 4: HMS Curriculum Night (5:30pm)
  • Feb 9: AVID Night (6:00pm)

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Actualizaciones de Herndon Middle School 2/1/2021

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Noche de Currículo VIRTUAL

La Escuela Herndon Middle School invita a los padres y estudiantes de séptimo y octavo grado a aprender sobre nuestro plan de estudios de materias básicas, cursos electivos y otra información útil para prepararse para la transición de su estudiante a la escuela intermedia en nuestra próxima noche de plan de estudios.

 

Fecha: jueves 4 de febrero

Hora: 5: 30-7: 30 P.M.

Nuestra sesión de reserva anticipada a las 5:30 p.m. contará con información sobre el plan de estudios de Educación Especial y ESOL. Nuestro sitio web del plan de estudios asincrónico también estará disponible para que los padres lo vean a partir de las 5:30 p.m.

Comenzaremos nuestra presentación del plan de estudios a las 6:00 p.m. seguido de sesiones de preguntas y respuestas en vivo con maestros de HMS de 6: 30-7: 30 p.m.

Folleto 

¡Haga clic aquí para ver el horario y los enlaces!

AVID Programa

¡Venga y aprenda sobre el programa AVID y las muchas formas en que AVID ayudará a su estudiante a alcanzar el éxito académico en la escuela intermedia, secundaria y universidad!

Día de nieve: Distribución de suministros CAMBIO DE FECHA Revised Date:  2/8 (Mon.)

Time: 11am-2pm and 4:00pm-6pm

Location: HMS Bus Lane (behind the school at door #6)

Supplies will be ready only for those students in the following 2nd Semester classes:

  • Art Foundations (Citron)
  • Guitar (Sebastian)
  • 3D Art, Computers in Art (Clark)
  • Tech Ed 1, Tech Ed 2 (Gralton)
  • FACS (Dempsey)

When you arrive at the event for your elective supplies please be ready to provide the following information when greeted:

  • Student’s Last Name and First Name
  • 2nd Semester Class Title
  • 2nd Semester Elective Teacher’s Name

This information can also be written clearly on a piece of paper to show when you arrive to help speed up the distribution process.

Thank you! And see you at the HMS 2nd Semester Electives Supply Distribution Events!

Donaciones necesarias: Toallitas con alcohol para las aulas

El PTA de la escuela Herndon Middle School está apoyando a los maestros de HMS mientras se preparan para el regreso de los estudiantes.

¡Considere la donación de algunos paquetes de toallitas con alcohol para las aulas de HMS!

Las familias pueden dejar su donación afuera de la puerta 1 de 7 am a 3:30 pm y comenzaremos a distribuirlos en las aulas. ¡Gracias por tu apoyo!

Recordatorios de la PTA ¡MARQUE EL CALENDARIO DE SU NIÑO!

HMS PTA invita a su estudiante a la "Noche de HMS Among Us" el sábado 13 de febrero de 7-8: 30pm. (¿No sabe qué es Among Us? ¡Pregúntele a su hijo de secundaria!) Los estudiantes recibirán el enlace de la BBCU en el correo electrónico de la escuela.

  REUNIÓN DE HMS PTA:

Reserve la fecha para la próxima reunión de la PTA de HMS el 2 de febrero a las 7 pm. Los detalles de los oradores invitados se comunicarán pronto.

Regístrese con anticipación para esta reunión:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpcu6hpj0pGtC-0IveDeXn-BPxosUVv-AE 

Después de registrarse, recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación con información sobre cómo unirse a la reunión.

  Clase de 2025 (nuevos estudiantes de noveno grado)

Si es un estudiante de la clase 2025 O padre de un estudiante de noveno grado en el HHS, puede solicitar la membresía en el siguiente enlace.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/343478286708943

Asegúrese de responder las preguntas sobre membresía para obtener acceso al grupo:

Este grupo será uno de los lugares a los que acudir para obtener información durante la escuela secundaria.

Calendar Reminders
  • 2 de febrero: Audiciones virtuales de primavera (después de la escuela)
  • 2 de febrero: Reunión virtual de la PTA (7 p.m.)
  • 2 de febrero: Casa Abierta Virtual de Fairfax Academy
  • 3 de febrero: Audiciones virtuales de primavera (después de la escuela)
  • 3, 10 y 17 de febrero: Recogida de los kits de comidas de FCPS (8 a.m. a 12:30 p.m.), puerta 6
    https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food.
  • 4 de febrero: Comida para los vecinos (3: 30-4: 30pm, puerta 6)
  • 4 de febrero: Noche del plan de estudios de HMS (5:30 pm)
  • 9 de febrero: Noche AVID (6:00 pm)

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Updates From Herndon MS 1/25/2021

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TJHSST Admissons Update

The Fairfax County School Board voted to enact several changes to the admissions policy for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST). The Board sought to develop an admissions policy that recognized and addressed cultural and socioeconomic barriers to access while maintaining the high standards for which the school is known. 

The new criteria, which will be used to select the class of 2025, is based on a holistic review aimed at improving diversity and access at the school. The changes to the current process include the following:

  • Increase of the capacity of each admitting class to 550 from 480;
  • Elimination of the Quant-Q, ACT Aspire Reading and Science tests;
  • Elimination of the application fee;
  • Elimination of the teacher recommendations;
  • The top 1.5 percent of eighth-grade students at each public middle school who meet the minimum standards will be offered admission

The holistic process will evaluate students on 1) grade point average (GPA);  2) a student portrait sheet where students will need to demonstrate Portrait of a Graduate attributes and 21st Century Skills; 3) a problem-solving essay; and 4) experience factors – which include provisions for economically disadvantaged students, English language learners, special education students, and/or students who are currently attending underrepresented middle schools. The new admissions policy also includes recruitment communications to all eligible students and targeted recruitment of students from such disadvantaged groups.

The Board also approved several follow-on motions to further strengthen the admissions policy including the administration of the essay and student information sheet to all eligible students at their middle schools. This change will be effective for the 2026 class and opts eligible students into the application process. The School Board also voted to establish a process, effective for the 2027 class, that will proportionally allocate seats to the top eligible 8th grade students in each of Fairfax County’s middle schools.

Diversity in STEM Talk

The PTSA Diversity Committee of the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology will hold its second Diversity in STEM Talk in February! This series is especially for elementary and middle school students in grades 4-8.

Join us Monday, February 8, at 6 p.m. to hear from Anthony Nunez, CEO INF Robotics Inc. and Carla Rodriguez, Head of Operations INF Robotics Inc. Mr. Nunez graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Applied Information Technology and from Worchester Polytechnic University with a masters degree in Systems Engineering. Mr. Nunez is a published author in robotics, holds two robotics patents and has over a decade of experience building all forms of land, air and water robots in addition to working for DARPA Autonomous Vehicles programs, where he worked on the early versions of autonomous cars. Mr. Nunez has successfully lobbied Congress as part of the National Robotics Week Advisory Council to have the second week in April recognized for robotics and STEM education importance in the U.S.

Ms. Rodriguez has worked as Vice President of Infamous Robotics where she grew the company's curriculum offerings and expanded on key partnerships with the Smithsonian, the U.S. State Department and others. Ms. Rodriguez is a key architect of the Robotics Inventor curriculum and has experience building everything from snake robots to autonomous robots for healthcare. She has been a key mentor for children building their first robot for years, helping them get over roadblocks and build confidence around themselves and STEM. Through their current work at INF Robotics Inc., dba INF Care, Mr. Nunez and Ms. Rodriguez are bringing robotics and assistive technologies to older adults to improve their health and aging in place experience. Some questions we'll explore are:

  • What sparked their interest in STEM?
  • What is happening in the field of robotics?
  • How are robotics and technology used in health care?

Parents, register at this Zoom link: http://bit.ly/TJStemTalk2

Submit questions in advance here: https://bit.ly/tjdiversitytalks

Reminders from PTA MARK YOUR KID'S CALENDAR!  

HMS PTA invites your student to the "HMS Among Us Night" on Saturday Feb 13 from 7-8:30pm. (Don't know what Among Us is?  Just ask your middle schooler!)  Students will be sent the BBCU link in their school email.

  HMS PTA MEETING:

Save the Date for the next HMS PTA Meeting on Feb 2 at 7pm.  Guest speaker details will be communicated soon.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpcu6hpj0pGtC-0IveDeXn-BPxosUVv-AE 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  Class of 2025 (Rising 9th Graders)

If you are a class of 2025 student OR parent of a rising 9th Grader at HHS, you may request membership at the following link.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/343478286708943

Please make sure to answer the membership questions to gain access to the group:

This group will be one of your go-to places for information throughout high school.

Calendar Reminders
  • Jan 7-26: Rising 9th grade student determining classes 
  • Jan 25: HMS 2nd semester electives supply pick up (11am -2pm and 4pm-6pm)
  • Jan 26-Feb 18: Rising Freshman Academic Advising 
  • Jan 26: Virtual Spring Play Interest Meeting (2:30)
  • Jan 27, Feb 3,10,17: FCPS Meal Kits pickup (8am-12:30pm), Door 6
    • https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food.
  • Jan 28: Food for Neighbors (3:30-4:30pm, Door 6)
  • Jan 30: Report Card Available in Parentvue 

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Second Semester updates from Herndon Middle School 1/21/2021

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Second Semester Schedules!

Students will be learning how to view their new class schedules in studentvue Tomorrow January 22nd during 4th period advisory. Teachers will l go over how to find their new class links and how to save links in their virtual agenda. Some students may have a change to their elective classes and PE teacher so be sure to take a look at your students schedule via parentvue as well!  

Students will also be reminded about second semester supply distribution events that are scheduled for Monday Jan. 25th and Feb.1st. View next section for more information! 

New schedules will go into effect Tuesday January 26th. 

Don’t have a parentvue account? Call the main office to register, 703-904-4800

View tomorrow's 4th period  slide deck here!

HMS 2nd Semester Electives Supply Distribution Events

Date: 1/25 (Mon.) and 2/1 (Mon.)

Time: 11am-2pm and 4:00pm-6pm

Location: HMS Bus Lane (behind the school at door #6)

Supplies will be ready only for those students in the following 2nd Semester classes:

  • Art Foundations (Citron)
  • Guitar (Sebastian)
  • 3D Art, Computers in Art (Clark)
  • Tech Ed 1, Tech Ed 2 (Gralton)
  • FACS (Dempsey)

Second semester schedules will be available on Student View on Friday 1/22 by 6:00 AM.

When you arrive at the event for your elective supplies please be ready to provide the following information when greeted:

  • Student’s Last Name and First Name
  • 2nd Semester Class Title
  • 2nd Semester Elective Teacher’s Name

This information can also be written clearly on a piece of paper to show when you arrive to help speed up the distribution process.

Thank you! And see you at the HMS 2nd Semester Electives Supply Distribution Events!

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Updates From Herndon Middle School 1/19/2021

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Rising 9 Academic Advising Reminders and Resources

Dear HMS Students and Families,

This is a friendly reminder that rising 9th grade students should  be reviewing their core class selections and inputting their two elective choices and two alternative elective choices in their SIS account (no later than January 26).  Herndon High School has pre-loaded all students’ core classes. If you would like to make a change to a projected class, please let your counselor (Azzara or Broady) know when you meet with her in your HPE class. Your counselor will then communicate this to the high school for you. The advising window for counselors to work with students in HPE is January 26 – February 18. 

Helpful resources to complete this process include:
  1. Herndon High School Curriculum Information Website and Advising Materials
  2. This site includes course descriptions and videos from teachers.
  3. January 7- January 26: Students should input course selections using this Quick 10 Step Guide in StudentVUE via a laptop. This should be completed prior to meeting with your counselor.
  4. One Stop Shop for All You Need to Know
Rising 9 Academic Advising Window is January 26-February 18
  1. Herndon High School Curriculum Information Website and Advising Materials
  2. This site includes course descriptions and videos from teachers.
  3. January 7- January 26: Students should input course selections using this Quick 10 Step Guide in StudentVUE via a laptop. This should be completed prior to meeting with your counselor.

     4.   One Stop Shop for All You Need to Know

Fairfax Academy Open House

Learn about Fairfax Academy Courses at their Virtual Open House on Tuesday, February 2nd from 6:30-7:30 PM. You will meet and hear from academy teachers, support staff, and students. Please see attachment for more information.

TJHSST Freshman Application Information

Attention 8th grade families! Are you interested in learning more about admission to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology? Updated information regarding the new TJHSST Freshman Application Process and Eligibility Requirements can now be found at www.tjadmissions.org. The Application Window will begin on February 1 at 8:00 am and close on February 26 at 4:00 pm. Please continue to check the website for additional updates/information. Contact Mrs. Broady with any questions.

Second Semester Schedules Second Semester Begins on Tuesday 1/26.

The last day of third quarter is Friday 1/22.  During Fourth Period Advisory on 1/22,  students will be guided through how to check their 2nd semester schedule in Student View and how to copy links to new second semester classes into their virtual planner.  Second semester schedules will be available on Student View on Friday 1/22 by 6:00 AM.

Talking Points

Herndon MS is excited to start using TalkingPoints as a platform for communicating with families. Parents/Guardians will receive TalkingPoints messages as SMS text messages. Text messages will be in English or automatically translated into the family's correspondence language. You can respond in English, or respond in another language and it will be translated into English for the school. Parents/Guardians do not need to do anything to enroll. 

TalkingPoints is free! There’s no charge if you have an unlimited texting plan. If not, standard text messaging fees apply. If you don’t want to receive SMS text messages, you can download the free TalkingPoints for Parents Mobile App in the app store on iPhone or Android! You can unsubscribe at any time by texting GOODBYE. 

Talking Points Instructions.pdf 

2nd Semester School Supplies

HMS will be holding its next—targeted—Supply Distribution Event.

  • Who: Specific families still needing supplies
  • When: Monday Jan 25th and Monday Feb. 1
  • Time: 11am-2pm or 4:00pm-6pm
  • Location: HMS Bus Lane (behind the school at door #6)

The following classes have supplies set aside for those families invited to the event:

  • Mr. Citron
    • Art Foundations 
  • Mrs. Sebastian
    • Guitar 
  • Mr. Clark
    • 3D Art, Computers in Art
  • Mr. Gralton
    • Engineering 1 Design & Engineering 2 Simulations
  • Mrs. Dempsey
    • Family and Consumer Science (FACS) 1 & 2 

View map here

Hiring- Classroom Monitors

FCPS Seeks Classroom Monitors – Classroom monitors provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual. Candidates who are interested in a classroom monitor position or would like more information can review the job description and
qualifications and apply online.

Updates From PTA

MARK YOUR KID'S CALENDAR!  

HMS PTA invites your student to the "HMS Among Us Night" on Saturday Feb 13 from 7-8:30pm. (Don't know what Among Us is?  Just ask your middle schooler!)  Students will be sent the BBCU link in their school email.

 

HMS PTA MEETING:

Save the Date for the next HMS PTA Meeting on Feb 2 at 7pm.  Guest speaker details will be communicated soon.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpcu6hpj0pGtC-0IveDeXn-BPxosUVv-AE 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Class of 2025 (Rising 9th Graders)

The Herndon High School Class of 2025 Facebook Group has been created.

If you are a class of 2025 student OR parent of a rising 9th Grader at HHS, you may request membership at the following link. 

Please make sure to answer the membership questions to gain access to the group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/343478286708943

This group will be one of your go-to places for information throughout high school and there are groups for each class. 

You will find it is often a place where you can get quick answers to your questions from other members.

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these roles, please contact the Admin of the 2025 facebook group. More info at the group

Free Food Pick Up Opportunities
  •  FCPS Meal Kits: 8am-12:30pm), Door 6
  •  Food For Neighbors: Every Thursday 3:30-4:30pm, Door 6 
  • Bus Route Meal Servies: View Bus Schedule/stop locations here: https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food/bus
Calendar Reminders

 

  • Jan 19: Odd day schedule
    • catch up day no new content
  • Jan 20: Inauguration Day
    • - No School 
  • Jan 22: Last Catch up Day for Quarter 2
  • Jan 22: End of Second Quarter

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Updates From Herndon Middle School 1/15/2021

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Second Semester Schedules Second Semester Begins on Tuesday 1/26.

The last day of third quarter is Friday 1/22.  During Fourth Period Advisory on 1/22,  students will be guided through how to check their 2nd semester schedule in Student View and how to copy links to new second semester classes into their virtual planner.  Second semester schedules will be available on Student View on Friday 1/22 by 6:00 AM.

Talking Points

Herndon MS is excited to start using TalkingPoints as a platform for communicating with families. Parents/Guardians will receive TalkingPoints messages as SMS text messages. Text messages will be in English or automatically translated into the family's correspondence language. You can respond in English, or respond in another language and it will be translated into English for the school. Parents/Guardians do not need to do anything to enroll. 

TalkingPoints is free! There’s no charge if you have an unlimited texting plan. If not, standard text messaging fees apply. If you don’t want to receive SMS text messages, you can download the free TalkingPoints for Parents Mobile App in the app store on iPhone or Android! You can unsubscribe at any time by texting GOODBYE. 

Talking Points Instructions.pdf 

Updates From PTA

MARK YOUR KID'S CALENDAR!  

HMS PTA invites your student to the "HMS Among Us Night" on Saturday Feb 13 from 7-8:30pm. (Don't know what Among Us is?  Just ask your middle schooler!)  Students will be sent the BBCU link in their school email.

 

HMS PTA MEETING:

Save the Date for the next HMS PTA Meeting on Feb 2 at 7pm.  Guest speaker details will be communicated soon.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpcu6hpj0pGtC-0IveDeXn-BPxosUVv-AE 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Class of 2025 (Rising 9th Graders)

The Herndon High School Class of 2025 Facebook Group has been created.

If you are a class of 2025 student OR parent of a rising 9th Grader at HHS, you may request membership at the following link. 

Please make sure to answer the membership questions to gain access to the group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/343478286708943

This group will be one of your go-to places for information throughout high school and there are groups for each class. 

You will find it is often a place where you can get quick answers to your questions from other members.

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these roles, please contact the Admin of the 2025 facebook group. More info at the group

Calendar Reminders
  • Jan 18: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
    • - No School 
  • Jan 19: Odd day schedule
    • catch up day no new content
  • Jan 20: Inauguration Day
    • - No School 
  • Jan 22: Last Catch up Day for Quarter 2
  • Jan 22: End of Second Quarter

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Herndon High School Parent Night (noche de padres) - Rising 9th Grade

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HHS Parent Night- (English)

Tonight is the night! Please join us as we welcome Herndon High School for our Rising 9th Grade Parent Night. All families of current Herndon Middle School 8th grade students are invited to attend. Come learn about the Herndon High School course offerings and curriculum. The event will start at 6:00 P.M. this evening, January 14th. We hope to see you there.

Guest Link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/5f8e7dd40e4c43d0ad59e8b0a15a4841

Rising 9th Grade Academic Advising Resources

To assist students with selecting their courses for next year we have created a Virtual Curriculum Fair.  On this site, students and families will have access to videos, brochures, and materials on all of Herndon’s core, elective, and advanced academic courses. Students should use the rising 9th grader course selection sheetcourse catalog, and the Virtual Curriculum Fair website to select their two elective courses and two alternates. Then use the Quick 10 Step Guide to input the course selections in StudentVUE via a laptop. 

Second Semester Schedules

Schedules for second semester will be available on Student Vue on January 22nd. At this time, students will be able to view their second semester electives. If you have questions, please contact your child’s school counselor.

HHS Noche de Padres (Español)

¡Esta noche es la noche! Únase a nosotros para darle la bienvenida a Herndon High School para nuestro  Noche de Padres de estudiantes entrando Grado 9 en el ano escolar 2021-2022 (estudiantes en el grado 8 ahorita).  Venga a conocer las ofertas de cursos y el plan de estudios de Herndon High School. El evento comenzará a las 6:00 p.m. esta noche, 14 de enero  . Esperamos verte ahí.

Enlace: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/c87ae0db69864a3eaf0f772c006477bb

Ascenso 9 th Recursos de asesoramiento académico de grado

Para ayudar a los estudiantes a seleccionar sus cursos para el próximo año, hemos creado un Feria de currículo virtual . En este sitio, los estudiantes y las familias tendrán acceso a videos, folletos y materiales sobre todos los cursos académicos básicos, electivos y avanzados de Herndon. Los estudiantes deben usar el estudiante de noveno grado en ascenso hoja de selección de cursos , catálogo de cursos , y el Feria de currículo virtual sitio web para seleccionar sus dos cursos electivos y dos suplentes. Entonces usa el Guía rápida de 10 pasos para ingresar las selecciones de cursos en StudentVUE a través de una computadora portátil.

Horarios del segundo semestre

Los horarios para el segundo semestre estarán disponibles en Student Vue el 22 de enero. En este momento, los estudiantes podrán ver sus asignaturas optativas del segundo semestre. Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con el consejero escolar de su hijo.

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Updates from Herndon Middle School 1/11/2021

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Rising 9th Grade Academic Advising

Attention 8th grade families! This 'One Stop Shop of Everything You Need to Know' provides a timeline of events for academic advising, directions for how to access Herndon High School's course curriculum, how to register for classes, and additional scheduled presentations for students and families.

Herndon High School Parent Night-Rising 9th Grade

Rising 9th grade parents and guardians are invited to attend the HHS Parent Night hosted by HMS on Thursday, January 14th from 6:00-7:00. Parents and guardians may attend by using the BBCU Link. With any questions, please contact our Director of Student Services, Shirnesha Simpkins Church.

Updated Information Regarding the Week of January 18th

Now that FCPS has paused all in-person learning, the plan for the week of January 18 has changed. 

We had communicated that January 19th and January 21st would be Teacher Prep Days and asynchronous learning. 

This is changed.

Here is the update:

Monday

January 18th

Tuesday

January 19th

Wednesday January 20th

Thursday

January 21st

Friday

January 22nd

Holiday Martin Luther King Day

 

Odd Day Schedule. 

Students report to all odd day classes. 

This will be a Catch Up Day with no new content. 

 Holiday for Inauguration

 

Odd Day Virtual Synchronous Instruction

 

Even Day Virtual Synchronous Instruction

2 Hour Early Close Schedule

 

2-hour early close schedule link

2nd Semester School Supply Pick Up

HMS will be holding its next—targeted—Supply Distribution Event.

  • Who: Specific families still needing supplies
  • When: Monday Jan 25th and Monday Feb. 1
  • Time: 11am-2pm or 4:00pm-6pm
  • Location: HMS Bus Lane (behind the school at door #6)

The following classes have supplies set aside for those families invited to the event:

  • Mr. Citron
    • Art Foundations 
  • Mrs. Sebastian
    • Guitar 
  • Mr. Clark
    • 3D Art, Computers in Art
  • Mr. Gralton
    • Engineering 1 Design & Engineering 2 Simulations
  • Mrs. Dempsey
    • Family and Consumer Science (FACS) 1 & 2 

View map here

Free Meals and Fresh, Local Fruits and Vegetables Offered in January and February

Hello Parents and Caretakers,

The Office of Food and Nutrition Services will also be distributing fresh, local fruits and vegetables at the bulk meal kit sites throughout January and February. Families that pick up no-cost meals from these sites will also be provided a whole, fresh fruit or vegetable sourced from a local farm for each child, along with an activity sheet and recipe for that item. This item will vary each week, and will be available on the following dates:

  • 1/13
  • 1/19 (please note that distribution will be on Tuesday 1/19 as Wednesday 1/20 is a school holiday)
  • 1/27
  • 2/3
  • 2/10
  • 2/17

For a full list of bulk sites where these fresh fruits and vegetables will be served, please visit https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food.

Opportunity for Student Community Service Hours- Food For Neighbors

On Monday, January 18, 2021, a National Day of Service in our country, please join Food For Neighbors as we work to raise awareness about teen hunger in our community and expand our program to help more students. We have many volunteer opportunities that you can participate in right from home. By working together, we will make a difference in the lives of local students and help end teen hunger.

 

Here are some links to help you get started:

Food For Neighbors Day of Service page: https://www.foodforneighbors.org/home/day-of-service/

National Day of Service website: https://bideninaugural.org/day-of-service/

CTE Summer Academy

 

2021 CTE SUMMER ENRICHMENT

CTE Summer Academy

What is CTE Summer Academy?

A weekly enrichment program that allows students to dive deeper into CTE program areas, and encourages skill development and career exploration.

Students choose 4 classes and learn new content, discover interests, and build their skills.

Details

Eligibility: Current 7 to 11 graders

Time - 8:30 am to 2:00 pm*

*Early drop off and After care are available!

Location - To Be Determined

Transportation is provided!

Cost - $275 per week

Dates -

Week 1: July 12 - 16

Week 2: July 19 - 23

Week 3: July 26 - 30

Class Options

Students will choose four (4) classes each week to build their own specialized summer learning program. Courses are available in the following CTE areas: Business, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health/Medical, Marketing, STEAM, and Trades.

For more information on the classes being offered, please visit our website!

How to Register

Registration is open from February 1 to June 18, 2021.

Students can register online by visiting the CTE Summer Academy website and clicking on the register button.

Additional Information

Visit bit.ly/FCPS_CSA for more information!

For questions, please contact Beth Mehr, CTE Summer Enrichment Specialist, at bgmehr@fcps.edu

View Flyer here

HMS PTA Meeting

Save the Date for the next HMS PTA Meeting on Feb 2 at 7pm.  Guest speaker details will be communicated soon.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpcu6hpj0pGtC-0IveDeXn-BPxosUVv-AE 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Calendar Reminders
  • Jan 7-26 Start of Rising 9th grade students determining classes- Link for more info
  • Jan 11: Library Book Distribution
    • (11am-2pm, door 6)
  • Jan 14: Rising 9 Parent Night for 8th Grade Students and Families- link for more info
  • Jan 14: FFN-Food Pick Up
    • (3:30-4:30pm, door 6)
  • Jan 18: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
    • - No School 
  • Jan 20: Inauguration Day
    • - No School 
  • Jan 22: Last Catch up Day for Quarter 2
  • Jan 22: End of Second Quarter

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Updates from Herndon Middle School 1/7/2021

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Message from Principal Klena- Student Supports

Dear Herndon Families,

I am providing an update from Dr. Brabrand’s message that went out to our FCPS community last night.  In light of the events at the Capitol on January 6, we are providing resources to our students at Herndon Middle School. As educators, we have the opportunity to help students process events that are challenging and upsetting in our world. In classrooms today, our teachers will let students know we have staff to support them if they express a need.  We do not expect all teachers to process the events with the students.  We did guide our social studies teachers to provide a short time for students to process individually and share questions with their teachers. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or requests. 

 

You may also reach out to our Student Services team. 

Student Services Contact Information

 

Sara Broady 

8th grade counselor A-K

sjbroady@fcps.edu

Meghan Azzara 

8th grade counselor L-Z

meazzara@fcps.edu 

Danielle Mascoll

7th grade counselor A-K 

dfmascoll@fcps.edu 

Elyana Genovese

7th grade counselor L-Z 

eagenovese1@fcps.edu 

Kelley Wells

School Psychologist

kmwells@fcps.edu

Pat Humphrey

School Social Worker

pthumphrey@fcps.edu

 

Justine Klena, Principal and HerndonMSAdministration@fcps.edu

Updated Information Regarding the Week of January 18th

Now that FCPS has paused all in-person learning, the plan for the week of January 18 has changed. 

We had communicated that January 19th and January 21st would be Teacher Prep Days and asynchronous learning. 

This is changed.

Here is the update:

Monday

January 18th

Tuesday

January 19th

Wednesday January 20th

Thursday

January 21st

Friday

January 22nd

Holiday Martin Luther King Day

 

Odd Day Schedule. 

Students report to all odd day classes. 

This will be a Catch Up Day with no new content. 

 Holiday for Inauguration

 

Odd Day Virtual Synchronous Instruction

 

Even Day Virtual Synchronous Instruction

2 Hour Early Close Schedule

 

2-hour early close schedule link: https://herndonms.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/inline-files/2%20Hour%20Early%20Release%20-%20Bell%20Schedule.pdf

Bell Change- Postponed

The new bell schedule that was scheduled to go in effect on January 12th, has now been postponed. 

HMS PTA Meeting

Save the Date for the next HMS PTA Meeting on Feb 2 at 7pm.  Guest speaker details will be communicated soon.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpcu6hpj0pGtC-0IveDeXn-BPxosUVv-AE 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

PTA Holiday Raffle Winners

The PTA had so much fun with our winter holiday raffle for all HMS teachers and staff.  From Thanksgiving to Winter Break, one or more winners were chosen daily. Thanks to our generous and supportive parents, we were able to have 27 winners!!  THANK YOU PARENTS!

Winners:

Shelby Northern, Alex Flores, Aimee Conrad, Emily Sebastian, Tim Hoffman, Brittany Prokop, Alma Lopez Mitchell, Coleen Bonislawski, Jordyn Pistilli, Annette Pellicio, Dana Carvill, Andrea Randolph, Kristen Cain, Ben Kwon, Cheryl Berry, Veronica Turley, Amy Helm, Mark Nagy, Julia Panyanouvong , Meghan Azzara, Ling Zhang, Sonia Gibbs, Zeh Montgomery, Thomas Holodick, Sabera Rahyab, Danielle Mascoll, James Vita. 

 

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Updates from Herndon Middle School 1/4/2021

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Academic Advising and Course Selection for 2021-22 School Year

During January, February, and March all school counselors will meet with each of their rising 8th and rising 9th graders individually to select courses for the 2021-22 school year. During this time, your child will bring home their course selection materials. It is imperative that you review this information with your student and consider what you know about your child’s strengths and needs when considering the course selection. Our counselors will review the requests as they advise students during course selection. Please note staffing decisions about course offerings are made based upon student course selection. It is possible that an advertised course may not run if there is not enough student interest indicated through course selection.

Academic Advising and Course Selection Timeline

January 6, 2021

Rising Freshman Academic Advising Lesson delivered by Herndon High School Counselors to 8th Grade Students, 4th Period

January 14, 2021

Rising 9 Parent Night for 8th Grade Students and Families

January 14, 2021 @6:00 P.M. Herndon High School Student Services will be our guest speakers. Come learn about high school course curriculum and course selection for rising 9th graders. BBCU links will be made available soon.

January 26, 2021

Rising Eighth Grade Academic Advising Lesson delivered by Herndon Middle School Counselors to 7th Grade Students, 4th Period

January 26- February 5, 2021

Rising 7th Grade Academic Advising Lesson delivered to 6th Grade Elementary School Students

January 26-

February 12, 2021

Rising Freshman Academic Advising

January 27, 2021 

AVID & Honors Night: Come learn about the AVID program at HMS & HHS! At this program, teachers, counselors, and students will explain how the AVID elective can support your student in an Honors class and prepare for your student for college and career readiness.

More details including the time and BBCU links will be available soon.

February 4, 2021

Herndon Middle School Curriculum Night @ 6:30 P.M. This will be an opportunity to learn about the 8th and 7th grade curriculum and course selection options. BBCU links will be made available closer to the event date.

February 8- 26, 2021

Rising Eighth Grade Academic Advising

March 1-12, 2021

Make-up Academic Advising & Course Selection

March 12, 2021

Requests for course changes will be honored; Last day of course selection window.

March 14, 2021-

April 30, 2021

Course selection freeze for staffing.

 May 1, 2021-June 1, 2021

Families will receive course verification communication to verify students course selections. Please contact your students school counselor to correct course selection errors.

June 1 – 8, 2021

Email communication will be sent to families regarding Band audition and AVID application decisions. If needed, please contact your students school counselor to amend elective course selection. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please call your student’s school counselor

1/12 Return to School Bell Schedule

Beginning January 12th 2021, we will be following a new Return to School Bell Schedule. First class of the day will start at 7:30am and school will let out at 2:00pm. Please be sure to review the new bell schedule here

The Hawkington Post January 2021

Check out the first issue of The Hawkington Post for 2021! It contains great articles about art, music, current events, fun facts, sports, and gaming totally written by our "hawksome" student writers! This January issue also brings a welcome letter from Ms. Simpkins Church, our new Director of Student Services, and a "microwave" interview with Ms. Allie Ojjeh. 

Link: https://herndonms.fcps.edu/features/hawkington-post-january-2021 

Yearbook Photo Submissions

Don't forget to submit any new photos you may have of your student from Winter break to our yearbook submission portal! We can't wait to see all the fun everyone had over break! 

Questions? Contact: Erin Grogan eagrogan@fcps.edu 

Thank you!

Big thank you to Herndon PD, First Responders Children's foundation and Good360 for distributing Toys to our Herndon community kids on December 19th! 

Calendar Reminders

 

  • Jan 4: Library Book Distribution (11am-2pm, door 6)
  • Jan 6,13,20: Meal Kit Pick up (door 6, 8am-12:30pm)
  • Jan 11: Library Book Distribution (11am-2pm, door 6)
  • Jan 12: Theater Booster Meeting (7pm)
  • Jan 18: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
    • No School
  • Jan 20: Inauguration Day- No School 
  • Jan 22: Last Catch up Day for Quarter 2
  • Jan 22: End of Second Quarter
    • 2 hour early release

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Updates From Herndon Middle School 12/18/2020

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2021 Virginia School Climate Survey

Dear Parent or Guardian,

This spring our school, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Virginia Department of Education, is conducting the Virginia School Survey of Climate and Working Conditions of students, teachers, and staff. The purpose of this survey is to measure student support, student engagement, school discipline, and safety conditions in each school. This information will be used to guide educational practices that produce a safe and supportive school environment. Even as we adapt to new instructional circumstances this year, this survey is important for understanding the impact of the pandemic on school climate and conditions, and continuing to monitor our progress towards recovery. The Virginia School Survey becomes a tool to guide instructional practices that provide support for all students in Virginia’s schools.

I am writing to provide you with information on the student survey. The survey will be completed online. The survey does not ask for your child’s name and all answers are anonymous (no one will know how your child answered the survey). Parents and guardians will not have access to their child’s survey answers. You may review the student survey at this website: https://tinyurl.com/VaSchoolSurvey.

The survey will ask questions such as how students feel about their school, how students get along with one another and their teachers, how students feel about school rules, and their perceptions of their teachers’ willingness to help them. Students will also be asked what kinds of bullying they may have observed during school and whether they have been bullied themselves.

All students in your child’s grade will be eligible to participate in the survey. Students participating in remote instruction and in-person instruction are eligible to participate. The survey is voluntary and your child can decide not to participate. No action will be taken against you, your child, or the school if your child does not participate. If you do not wish for your child to participate, please notify the school office by telephone or letter by January 8th.

Your child will not receive any immediate benefit from participating in the survey, but the survey will help us to maintain a safe, inviting, and supportive learning environment for your child.

Thank you for your cooperation in this important study of Virginia’s schools.

Justine Klena 

Principal Herndon Middle School

Classroom Monitors Needed

When our in-person students return to Herndon Middle School, we will need some classroom monitors for the classrooms where teachers are teaching virtually.  Herndon Middle administrators are interviewing candidates for the monitor positions at our school.  This is an hourly position and we can consider flexible schedules.  Please consider applying for a monitor position by going to this site on the FCPS website.  You may select HMS as a preferred school.  You may also reach out to Herndon HerndonMSAdministration@fcps.edu with questions. 

Toy Distribution

Date: Saturday, Decmeber 19th

Location: Herndon Middle School, Door 6

901 Locust St, Herndon, VA 20170

Time: 10am- until they're gone!

Food Pick up opportunites

Food pick will be available tomorrow 12/18 at 10 through Opportunity Neighborhoods Herndon at door 7

We will also be distributing 14 days meal kits on Tuesday Dec.22nd at 8am, door 6 for any FCPS student 

Reminder: Main office Closed for Holidays

Herndon Middle School Main office will be closed for Winer Break- December 21,2020- January 1, 2021. 

Regular office hours will return to 7am-3:30pm on January 4th 2021. 

Yearbook Photo Submissions

Students and Families: We need your help in collecting yearbook photos! In order to complete our 2020-21 yearbook, we need photos of our Herndon Middle School students learning from home. What photos can you submit of your student? Any and all! We are looking for photos of students in their distance learning environment, with friends and family, playing sports, with their pets, and many more! Yearbooks will go on sale when we return from Winter Break in January. Photos can be submitted three ways: HMS Yearbook Submission Portal on the HMS Website, download the Yearbook Snap app from your app store and use the code HMSyearbook, or email your photos to eagrogan@fcps.edu.

Any questions? Email Erin Grogan (eagrogan@fcps.edu)

View Flyer here 

Calendar Reminders
  • Dec 21-Jan 1: Winter Break (Main office closed)
  • Jan 4: First day back from break
  • Jan 4: Library Book Distribution (11am-2pm, door 6)
  • Jan 11: Library Book Distribution (11am-2pm, door 6)
  • Jan 12: Theater Booster Meeting (7pm)

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Updates from Herndon Middle School 12/14/2020

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Classroom Monitors Needed

When our in-person students return to Herndon Middle School, we will need some classroom monitors for the classrooms where teachers are teaching virtually.  Herndon Middle administrators are interviewing candidates for the monitor positions at our school.  This is an hourly position and we can consider flexible schedules.  Please consider applying for a monitor position by going to this site on the FCPS website.  You may select HMS as a preferred school.  You may also reach out to Herndon HerndonMSAdministration@fcps.edu with questions. 

TJHSST Virtual STEM CAMP for Middle Schoolers

Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology students are hosting a winter break virtual hands-on STEM camp for middle schoolers. The cost is $50 per student and free for ANY student who needs a scholarship. Please contact Ms. Azzara for more information about this potential opportunity.

Chalkbox- STEM Program

Chalkbox is a non-profit cause dedicated to providing accessible and interactive educational experiences during the Coronavirus pandemic. Our “Hands-On At Home" middle school program is designed for youth between the ages of 10 and 14. Our curriculum incorporates many hands-on STEM experiments that students can conduct from their own home with materials delivered to them and the virtual synchronous help of mentors.

The program will run from Saturday December 19 through Wednesday, December 23rd and meets from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. each day. Registration is $50 and includes the full cost of participation, access to materials, and delivery of materials to student’s home. Full scholarships are available to any and all students that indicate financial need.

Please email our team at ChalkBox@corefoundation.org to receive a scholarship code or ask us any questions! We will also be having an interest meeting to answer questions on Thursday, December 10th at 7:30 pm at www.tinyurl.com/infochalkbox.

Register and learn more here: https://buff.ly/3fb5aFF !

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Yearbook Photos Submissions

Students and Families: We need your help in collecting yearbook photos! In order to complete our 2020-21 yearbook, we need photos of our Herndon Middle School students learning from home. What photos can you submit of your student? Any and all! We are looking for photos of students in their distance learning environment, with friends and family, playing sports, with their pets, and many more! Yearbooks will go on sale when we return from Winter Break in January. Photos can be submitted three ways: HMS Yearbook Submission Portal on the HMS Website, download the Yearbook Snap app from your app store and use the code HMSyearbook, or email your photos to eagrogan@fcps.edu.

Any questions? Email Erin Grogan (eagrogan@fcps.edu)

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Library Spotlight: Happy Holidays!

It’s almost time for Winter Break, and you know what that means…

...Two weeks to read whatever you want! 

If you’d like to borrow anything to read during the break, use your student account to place a hold, and we’ll make it available for you as soon as possible. We have one more Curbside Pickup before break begins: Monday, 12/14, from 11:00am-2:00pm. Too late for that? Can’t stop by then? Arrange a pickup from the main office by emailing Ms. Carlson or Ms. Brinkman.

And if you are coming by the building, it’s a great time to return any library books you may still have at home. We’ll be happy to take books from any FCPS library, and we’ll make sure they get back to the right school. 

Happy holidays! 

Ms. Brinkman & Ms. Carlson

Families Reunite

Free - 3 Sessions online program in Spanish

If you recently brought your child/children from your country, and would like to improve your communication and have a healthy and loving relationship with him/her, this program is for you and your family!

NEW Programs Schedule for the end of 2020 and beginning of 2021 for Fairfax County families: Classes Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. *After attending all sessions, every participant will get a certificate of completion and a gift card

Dates/ Time:

Dec 14, 16,& 17

Jan 25,27, & 28

6-8pm 

Connect virtually and meet other parents that go through similar situations like
yours! Improve your relationship with your children and your quality of life!

Register here: https://bit.ly/31DgiG0

Contact us: Maria Mateus: maria@edu-fututo.org or 571-762-0335

Reminder: Main office Closed for Holidays

Herndon Middle School Main office will be closed for Winer Break- December 21,2020- January 1, 2021. 

Regular office hours will return to 7am-3:30pm on January 4th 2021. 

Food Pick up Opportunites
  • FCPS Meal Kits: Every Wednesday (except for this week! WE will have distribution tue. Dec.15th this week), 8am-12:30pm), Door 6 (No pick up available during winter break)
  • Food For Neighbors: Every Thursday  , 3:30-4:30pm, Door 6 (No pick up available during winter break)
  • Bus Route Meal Servies:  View Bus Schedule/stop locations here: https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/food/bus
Calendar Reminders

 

  • Dec-14: Library Book Distribution (door 6, 11am-2pm)
  • Dec-15: Meal Kit Pick up (door 6, 8am-12:30pm)
  • Dec 21-Jan 1: Winter Break
  • Dec 21- Jan 1: Main office closed 

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Updates from Herndon Middle School 12/7/2020

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Return to School In-Person Informational Email

Parents/Guardians who have elected for their student to return to school in-person will be receiving an e-mail and/or text message with the information below:

  • Overview of schedule base on last names
  • Survey: Lunch & Transportation
    • (due Dec. 15th)

Please be sure to check your emails and text messages at the end of the day today! 

Main Office Closed- Winter Break

Herndon Middle School Main office will be closed for Winer Break- December 21,2020- January 1, 2021. 

Regular office hours will return to 7am-3:30pm on January 4th 2021. 

Night Hawk Updates
  • There will be no Night Hawk Activities on Friday, December 18th. Mr. Fuller will still be accessible via email during Winter Break.  Please do not hesitate to ask any questions.
  • We have added a few more activities to the Night Hawk schedule.  You can review and download the updated calendar below:

    Updated Night Hawk Schedule

Food Pick up Opportunities
  • FCPS Meal Kits: Every Wednesday, 8am-12:30pm), Door 6 (No pick up available during winter break)
  • Food For Neighbors: Every Thursday, 3:30-4:30pm, Door 6 (No pick up available during winter break)
Calendar Reminders
  • Dec-9: Meal Kit Pick up (door 6, 8am-12:30pm)
  • Dec-14: Library Book Distribution (door 6, 11am-2pm)
  • Dec-16: Meal Kit Pick up (door 6, 8am-12:30pm)
  • Dec 21-Jan 1: Winter Break

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Updates From Herndon Middle School 11/30/2020

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HMS's Updated Vision & Mission

Herndon Middle School, in collaboration with staff, students, and community members, is proud to share with you our school's updated vision and mission. We will move forward together with greater clarity, a laser-focused purpose, and of course: fierce optimism! Please take time to read these updates on our About page of our school website: https://herndonms.fcps.edu/about

#HMScan

Hawks Nest in the Library

Looking for a fun option for your next 4th period class?

***(student must be signed into student account for links to work)

Students must sign up at least 1 day ahead. 

Click here to sign up in advance for a Library activity during the next Hawk’s Nest!


Looking forward to seeing our Hawks in the Library classrooms!
Ms. Carlson and Ms. Brinkman

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. Chances are that the Thanksgiving we celebrate could only have ever happened because of the indigenous peoples who gave assistance and advice to the newcomers to this continent back in the 1600s. Learn more about indigenous peoples by taking a look at our two collections: print and digital

Ms. Carlson and Ms. Brinkman

Parent Project

Parents learn and practice specific prevention and intervention strategies for
destructive behaviors.

  • Would you like to Learn how to build a positive relationship with your child and stop the heated arguments?
  • Would you like to Prevent or intervene in gang affiliation, alcohol and drug use?
  • Would you like to Improve school attendance and academic performance?
  • Would you like to see a Change in your child’s mood and negative behavior?
Then this workshop is for you!

REGISTER NOW! Tuition is free!

These 10 sessions will be offered VIRTUALLY in Spanish

Class Schedule:  

  • December 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17
  • January 5, 7, 12, 14

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Virtual

To register, call or email:
Paulina Hidalgo
Family and School
Partnerships
Pchidalgo@fcps.edu
703-204-4342

 

Calendar Reminders
  • Nov. 30, Dec 7: Library Book Distribution
    • Door 6, 11am-2pm
  • Dec. 2: Meal Kit Pick-up 
    • Door 6, 8am-12:30pm
  • Dec. 3: Food for Neighbors Food Pick-up
    • Door 6, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Dec. 8: Theater Booster Meeting (7pm)

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Updates from Herndon Middle School 11/20/2020

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Herndon Middle School Catch Up Days for Quarter 2

Herndon Middle School will have three “catch up days” during the second quarter.  All secondary schools will have required catch up days each quarter.  Catchup Days are days where students have no new instruction and are just given the opportunity to complete work and get help from teachers.  

This can also be time for students  to make up missed assignments and time to  retake assessments.  The following days will be catch up days for quarter 2 at Herndon Middle School in all classrooms.  

  • Thursday, December 17th  
  • Friday, December 18th
  • Friday, January 22nd (This is the last day of the second quarter. 1/18 and 1/20 are holidays and 1/19 and 1/21 are currently scheduled as Prep Days for concurrent instruction and all classes will be asynchronous.)

The following procedures will be in place for the catch up days.  

  • Students must sign in each period by coming online synchronously during their class period.
  • Student attendance is required for catch-up days.
  • Students will report to every class and be dismissed as deemed appropriate by the teacher.
  • No new content will be taught.  
  • Students missing work should remain in the class to identify and complete missing work, with the teacher available to support.
  • Students  who are caught up with all their assignments and achieving in the class may be dismissed from the virtual session and engage in practice or enrichment work that is not graded. 
Adjustments to our Fourth Period Advisory:

We have considered the needs of our students and teachers have given  feedback on the fourth period advisory.  In addition, we have considered input from our parents.  Starting this week, there will be only one SEL lesson during the advisory period and it will be on Wednesdays for about 30 minutes.  The rest of the time on Wednesday and the full 4th period  on Fridays will be Hawks Nest Time.  This is time for students to work on assignments and get organized.  We are also working on a pass procedure for students to get help from other teachers as needed during the Hawks Nest Time.  So, going forward, our students will have more time during the 4th period to receive additional support in their classes.   Attendance is still required.  Our assistant principal, Ms. Bromberg, has designed a survey to get additional feedback from students so that we can also consider their ideas as we refine our advisory period.  

You may contact The Herndon Middle School Administration with questions. 

Herndon's Got Talent Show Recording

Thank you to all our participants and everyone who contributed to our HMS Food Drive We Collected:

  • 3 packs of gallon ziplock bags
  • 18 milk cartons
  • 16 fruit cups
  • 36 cup o'noodles
  • 28 packs of trail mix
  • 100 granola bars
  • 110 packs of Oatmeal
  • 32 juice boxes
  • 4 man n cheese cups
  • 30 packs of Cheez It

If you missed the talent show last night, don't worry! You can check out our talented HMS students and staff here! 

https://us.bbcollab.com/recording/df096c28f4f24439890b8c75d883ecc0

Winter Coat Drive

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic school closures, access to the HMS clothing closet has been suspended. However our community partners at, Cornerstones, in partnership with the Hunter Mill District Supervisor’s Office, is once again operating the Hunter Mill District Winter Coat Closet for 2020 – 2021 in order to provide free winter coats, hats, gloves, mittens and scarves to all who need them. The next date is Saturday November 14th view more details here. 

Calendar Reminders

 

  • Nov. 23: Library Book Distribution
    • Door 6, 11am-2pm
  • Nov 25-27: Thanksgiving Break
  • Nov. 30: Library Book Distribution
    • Door 6, 11am-2pm
  • Dec. 2: Meal Kit Pick-up 
  • Dec. 3: Food for Neighbors Food Pick-up

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Herndon's Got Talent Show

This week we have the pleasure of sharing with you some of the talents we have here at Herndon Middle School. Join us on Thursday, November 19th at 7pm through one of the two following BBCU guest links:

  • https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/6a5fbba357a843abb8906d38d4348fe2
  • https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/9b73eba053ce4a4a88b498b2acd4d1e0

We can't wait to share our HMS community talents on Thursday! 

Winter Coat Drive

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic school closures, access to the HMS clothing closet has been suspended. However our community partners at, Cornerstones, in partnership with the Hunter Mill District Supervisor’s Office, is once again operating the Hunter Mill District Winter Coat Closet for 2020 – 2021 in order to provide free winter coats, hats, gloves, mittens and scarves to all who need them. The next date is Saturday November 14th view more details here. 

Beautiful Tomorrow Assembly

We are excited to welcome the Beautiful Tomorrow Assembly back to HMS (virtually) on Wednesday, 11/18. The assembly will be shown to students during 4th period. There will also be an optional virtual meet and greet for students and staff after school from 2:45-3:45 on 11/18. Students are encouraged to participate in this exciting opportunity. Instructions on how to access the after school meeting link will be shared with students on Wednesday during period 4.

Turn Off Email Notifications for Google Classroom

Is your student struggling to manage the number of emails coming in to their FCPS Google @fcpsschools.net account? Let's take some of those emails away! Have your student watch this video to learn how to turn off email notifications for Google Classroom: https://youtu.be/8CtcINLS1S8

School Counseling Advisory Council

Interested in providing feedback to Herndon Middle School’s School Counseling program? The HMS Student Services Department is offering the HMS community a unique opportunity. It’s easy and should only take a few minutes of your time. We are asking our HMS staff, students, families, and community to give us feedback - the good, the bad, and the constructive.
Please visit our website to review what we do, the programs we participate in, and the resources we provide. Most importantly, if you would like to partner with us in any way, we want to know that as well. Leave your contact information in the survey and someone will reach out to you. We appreciate your help and guidance!
If you have any questions, please contact Elyana Genovese, School Counselor. Eagenovese1@fcps.edu

Calendar Reminders
  • Nov. 17: Herndon's Got Talent Virtual Talent Show (7pm) 
  • Nov. 18: Meal Kit Pick-up 
    • door 6, 8am-12:30pm
  • Nov. 19: Food for Neighbors Food Pick-up
    • door 6, 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Nov. 23: Library Book Distribution
    • door 6, 11am-2pm
  • Nov 25-27: Thanksgiving Break

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