Updates from Herndon Middle School 5/9/2022

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SOL Session is Here! Help Your Student Rock the Test!

SOL Season is here! Students will start their first test tomorrow! Help your student prepare to Rock the test by:

  1. Help students pack their materials the night before! Pack their laptop, laptop charger, pencil's and pens. 
  2. Make sure your student gets a good night sleep and wakes up on time.
  3. Dress comfortably. Bring a sweater in case the testing room is cold.
  4. Be sure your student eats a healthy breakfast the day of.
  5. lastly, let them know to think positive thoughts and get ready to rock the test!

Mark your calendars with upcoming SOL dates and view adjusted bell schedules here!

Vaccinations rising 7th and 12th graders

New students, transfer students, kindergarteners, 7th graders, and 12th
graders need vaccinations for school. The Health Department offers school required immunizations for free!

Fairfax County Health Department Locations:

7611 Little River Tnpk., #400-E, Annandale, VA
1850 Cameron Glen Dr., #100, Reston, VA
3750 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax, VA
8350 Richmond Hwy., #233 Alexandria, VA
8136 Old Keene Mill Rd., 1st Fl., #A-100, Springfield, VA

Call to book an appointment ( no walk-ins) 

8th Grade Dance Volunteers

Join the HMS SCA as we host the 8th Grade Dance on Friday June 3rd from 6 to 8.  We need volunteers to donate snacks and chaperone the dance! Sign up here!

Snacks and drinks should be dropped off to the main office on Wednesday June 1st, Thursday June 2nd, or Friday June 3rd.  Thank you! 

Summer Learning Opportunity!

The Girls Fire and Rescue Academy is open to rising 7th through 12th grade female students. Program dates: June 21-24, 2022. The program is free of charge. Applications must be received by Friday, May 20, 2022. To apply visit: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fire-ems

Calendar Reminders

 

  • May 10: Math SOL (4th period)
  • May 11: Math SOL Make-ups
  • May 12: Reading SOL
  • May 12: NJHS Celebration (7-8, Cafe)
  • May 13 & 16: Reading and Math SOL Make up

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Updates from Herndon Middle School 4.26.2022

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Concession Stand Volunteers Needed

We are beyond excited to announce our first BIG EVENT in over two years! We are hosting the Herndon Middle Vs Hughes Middle basketball match on Friday May 20th.


Join the HMS PTA as we run the concession stand! We need volunteers to run the stand and donations of snacks to sell! Click here to sign up.

Snacks and drinks should be dropped off to the main office on Thursday May 19 or Friday May 20 - or directly to the gym at 4:30pm on May 20 before the games begin.

Schedule of event below:

  • 5:00pm - Doors open. Snacks, drinks and pizza sales begin.
  • 5:25pm - 7th Grade Boys Game
  • 6:10pm - 7th Grade Girls Game
  • 6:55pm - 8th Grade Boys Game
  • 7:40pm - 8th Grade Girls Game
Virtual PTA Meeting April 27th

Join us the April HMS PTA Meeting on Apr 27 at 7:00 PM. Help us elect a new Executive Board and hear updates from Mrs Klena.

 

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 914 3237 4960

 

Donations Needed 2022 Summer Programs  

Values In Prevention (VIP) Summer Program | June 29 - July 28

Rising 7th & 8th Graders

Engage with staff and students from local Middle Schools while participating in recreational activities.  There is a $50.00 fee to participate.  VIP will take place at Hughes Middle School.

Click Here to Register for VIP! 

 

Summer Bridge Academy | July 11 - 29

Rising 7th, 8th and 9th Graders

Students will spend three weeks participating in fun activities/projects that prepare them for the 2022-23 school year.  Summer Bridge Academy is free for participants and will take place at Hughes Middle School. 

Click Here to Register for SBA! 

 

Jump Start | August 8 - 11 (2 Different Sessions)

Rising 7th Graders

A program designed to help our new students get a head start and feel comfortable on Day 1 of the 2022-23 school year!  Jump Start will be held at Herndon Middle School. 

Click Here to Register for Jump Start! 

 

Hawks2Hornets | Rising HHS Freshman

Learn about the life of a HHS Hornet to be prepared for day 1 of your High School Career!  H2H will take place at Herndon High School.  Additional information coming soon!

 

Jump Start Student Volunteers

We are looking for current 7th & 8th graders to support the Jump Start Program.  Students will be a large part of the planning and implementing of the program.  Interviews for volunteers will begin in May.

Yearbook on Sale Now!

2021-2022 Yearbook is on sale now! visit myschoolbucks.com to place your order!

Calendar Reminders
  • April 25-29: Administrative Professionals Week
  • April 27: PTA Meeting (7pm)
  • May 2-4: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 4: Drama Booster Meeting (7-8pm, Drama Room)
  • May 10: Math SOL (4th period)
  • May 11: Math SOL Make-ups
  • May 12: Reading SOL
  • May 12: NJHS Celebration (7-8, Cafe)
  • May 13 & 16: Reading and Math SOL Make up

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Updates from Herndon Middle School 4.19.2022

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Donations Needed 2022 Summer Programs  

Values In Prevention (VIP) Summer Program | June 29 - July 28

Rising 7th & 8th Graders

Engage with staff and students from local Middle Schools while participating in recreational activities.  There is a $50.00 fee to participate.  VIP will take place at Hughes Middle School.

Click Here to Register for VIP! 

 

Summer Bridge Academy | July 11 - 29

Rising 7th, 8th and 9th Graders

Students will spend three weeks participating in fun activities/projects that prepare them for the 2022-23 school year.  Summer Bridge Academy is free for participants and will take place at Hughes Middle School. 

Click Here to Register for SBA! 

 

Jump Start | August 8 - 11 (2 Different Sessions)

Rising 7th Graders

A program designed to help our new students get a head start and feel comfortable on Day 1 of the 2022-23 school year!  Jump Start will be held at Herndon Middle School. 

Click Here to Register for Jump Start! 

 

Hawks2Hornets | Rising HHS Freshman

Learn about the life of a HHS Hornet to be prepared for day 1 of your High School Career!  H2H will take place at Herndon High School.  Additional information coming soon!

 

Jump Start Student Volunteers

We are looking for current 7th & 8th graders to support the Jump Start Program.  Students will be a large part of the planning and implementing of the program.  Interviews for volunteers will begin in May.

Yearbook on Sale Now!

2021-2022 Yearbook is on sale now! visit myschoolbucks.com to place your order!

Calendar Reminders
  • April 20: NJHS 7th Grade Meeting
  • April 22: Orthodox Good Friday
  • April 25-29: Administrative Professionals Week
  • April 27: PTA Meeting (7pm)
  • May 2-4: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 4: Drama Booster Meeting (7-8pm, Drama Room)
  • May 10: Math SOL (4th period)
  • May 11: Math SOL Make-ups
  • May 12: Reading SOL
  • May 12: NJHS Celebration (7-8, Cafe)
  • May 13 & 16: Reading and Math SOL Make up

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Updates from Herndon Middle School 4/15/2022

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Third Quarter Report Cards

Third quarter report card grades will be available to view on Parent Vue on Saturday, April 16th. Third quarter report cards will also be printed and distributed to students next week.

Thank you Mrs. Lawrence-Israels

On Thursday, 7th graders had the opportunity to attend an optional assembly in the auditorium featuring our guest speaker, Louise Lawrence Israels, who survived the Holocaust. Our guest shared her life story via Zoom as students made connections to their lessons from History classes. Over 300 students participated. HMS students demonstrated maturity and respect for our guest during her time with us. We are grateful that Mrs. Lawrence-Israels was able to share and teach us about her experiences. 

You're Invited!

Herndon Elementary PTA will be celebrating Herndon ES 60th anniversary Sunday April 24th from 1-3pm!

All former Herndon ES students and families are invited to join the festivities! 

HMS Yearbooks On Sale!

The HMS Yearbook is on sale! Purchases can be made online at myschoolbucks.com

Summer Enrichment Opportunity!

StellarXplorers Camp –

event date Aug. 1-12, 2022 - https://briccdc.com/stellarxplorers

Are you interested in being one of the next generation space professionals who will travel to Mars and beyond? Or maybe you would like to be one of the engineers who designs the missions? Then this camp is for you! During the StellarXplorers Camp, you will work in teams with other like-minded students to explore the exciting world of space. You will use the Systems Toolkit (STK), a space systems simulation software used by real space professionals, to learn how to analyze and select satellite orbits along with deciding what components to place on the satellite. Brag to your classmates that you are now a rocket scientist!

NJROTC Field Day

There is an opportunity for 8th grade students to participate in a NJROTC field day at the high school next Saturday, April 23rd. Students can sign up using the QR code on the flyer above or click here 

Calendar Reminders
  • April 15: Good Friday
  • April 17: Easter 
  • April 20: NJHS 7th Grade Meeting
  • April 22: Orthodox Good Friday
  • April 25-29: Administrative Professionals Week
  • April 27: PTA Meeting
  • May 4: Drama Booster Meeting (7-8pm, Drama Room)
  • May 10: Math SOL (4th period)
  • May 11: Math SOL Make-ups
  • May 12: Reading SOL
  • May 12: NJHS Celebration (7-8, Cafe)
  • May 13 & 16: Reading and Math SOL Make up

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Letter From Principal Klena 4/1/2022

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Letter From Principal Klena Letra de la Principal

31 de marzo de 2022

Saludos familias de la Escuela Intermedia Herndon,

Hoy, anuncié a nuestro personal de HMS que he decidido jubilarme al final de este año escolar. Ha sido un honor y un privilegio servir como directora de la Escuela Intermedia Herndon durante los últimos 14 años. La comunidad y las familias de Herndon han sido consistentemente solidarias, generosas y dispuestas a asociarse con nosotros en nuestras metas para garantizar que cada estudiante sea apoyado, bienvenido, seguro y tenga oportunidades para aprender y prosperar. Estoy muy orgulloso de nuestra increíble facultad y personal. Nos hemos unido a lo largo de mi mandato para satisfacer con éxito las necesidades cambiantes de nuestros estudiantes y los requisitos cambiantes que las escuelas deben adoptar cada año. Me ha encantado la oportunidad de saludar a nuestros HMS Hawks cada agosto y ver cómo aprenden y crecen en los dos cortos años de la escuela secundaria. Esto me ha dado una gran alegría y les agradezco que hayan confiado a sus hijos a nuestro cuidado.

Después de servir en muchos roles desde 1990, espero apoyar el importante trabajo de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax de nuevas maneras como jubilado. Nuestro superintendente adjunto de la región, el Sr. Douglas Tyson, trabajará con la comunidad para apoyar a los estudiantes y las familias durante la transición. El Sr. Tyson también estará en contacto con respecto al proceso de selección del próximo director de la Escuela Intermedia Herndon.

Gracias de nuevo por tu apoyo. Ha sido maravilloso liderar en la Escuela Intermedia Herndon durante todos estos años. Herndon es una comunidad fuerte y estoy orgulloso de haber sido parte de ella.

Siempre recordaré nuestra alegría HMS, "¡Somos Herndon!"

 

Atentamente,

 

Justine Klena, directora de la escuela secundaria Herndon (2008 - 2022)

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Updates from Herndon Middle School 3/16/2022

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An Evening of One Acts

The spring production is fast approaching and tickets are on sale now! Come and support your performing Hawks on March 25th or March 26th at 7pm each day. Tickets are only $5! We have had almost 70 HMS students involved from costume design, to poster creation, assistance directing, and acting galore! Check out the poster and get your tickets now here!

Family Engagement Survey Now Open

FCPS is partnering with independent firm K12 Insight to administer its second Family Engagement Survey to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school communities. The survey was emailed to FCPS parents and caregivers on Sunday, March 13. Topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels.

Results will be used to develop a plan to improve family and school partnerships throughout the division. The survey will be available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Arabic, Chinese, Urdu, Farsi, and Amharic. For more information visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage.

HMS Students won 4th place in the Great Reading Games Contest!!

Congratulations to the many HMS students who participated in the Great Reading Games and achieving a score of 803,407 with 70,687 pages read! As 4th place winners, participants will receive a certificate and the top 20 students with the highest pages read, will receive a $150 gift card to go toward a Pizza Party!! 

Great Job HMS!! 

Herndon HS Class of 2026 (Rising 9th Grade)

The Herndon High School Class of 2026 Facebook Group has been created.

If you are an HHS class of 2026 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/274230664729527

 

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

You will find these groups are often a place where you can get quick answers to your questions from other members.

If you are interested in volunteering as a class of 2026 Facebook group moderator OR HHS PTSA Parent Liaison, please contact the Admin of the 2026 facebook group. More info at the group

Calendar Reminders
  • March 16: NJHS Meeting (Cafe, Block A)
  • March 19: Drama Rehearsals (10-2)
  • March 25-26: Spring Play (Aud, 7-9pm)
  • March 25: State Choral Assessment Field Trip (8-1)
  • March 27: Spring Play-Strike of the show (1-3pm, Aud.)
  • March 31: End of Third Quarter 2 hour early release.
  • April 1: Teacher Workday

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Updates From Herndon Middle School 2/7/2022

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CTE Summer Academy:

Current 7th through 11th grade students will choose 4 classes each week and dive deeper into CTE program areas, develop skills, and explore careers.

We have course options for all CTE program areas. Classes and schedule can be found on our website!

For more information or to register, please visit the CTE Summer Academy website: bit.ly/FCPS_CSA

Program Details:

  • Cost - $275 per week
  • Time - 8:30 am to 2:00 pm *Early drop off is available!
  • Location - Lake Braddock SS

Please note: After Care will NOT be available this summer.

Transportation from select FCPS schools is provided!

READY TO REGISTER? GO ONLINE NOW!

CTE Summer Academy

National School Counselor Week!

Happy National School Counselor Week to our Herndon Middle School Counselors: Danielle Mascoll, Sara Broady, Elyana Genovese and Colene Luczak!!!!! Thank you for supporting our students.

Healthy Kids Grant- Cooking Class!

Thanks to the Community Foundation!  We had 50 Herndon Middle School students virtually participate in a two hour cooking class, led by chef Sam Rosko. The kids all received a cooking/baking set ahead of time and parents purchased all ingredients. The students were all excited and engaged!

PTA Meeting

Join the HMS PTA for the next PTA Meeting on Feb 9 at 7pm.

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Calendar Reminders
  • Feb. 7: NAEP Test
  • Feb. 8-25: WIDA Testing
  • Feb. 8: Drama Monthly Booster Meeting (7pm, Drama Room)
  • Feb. 9: NJHS Student Meeting ( 2:30pm, Cafe) 
  • Feb.9: PTA Meeting 
  • Feb.14: 7th Grade Band Rehearsals (2:30, Band Room)
  • Feb.21: Holiday (George Washington's Birthday)- No School 
  • Feb. 28: 7th Grade Band Rehearsals (2:30, Band Room)

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Updates and Reminders from Herndon Middle School 1/31/2022

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Report Cards

Second quarter grades are available to view in Student Vue and Parent Vue. All students will receive a printed copy of their report card to bring home on Tuesday, February 1st.

Valentine's Day Treats Needed

Celebrate the HMS teachers and staff with treats for Valentine's Day! Drop off INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED cookies and baked goods to the main office anytime between 7am-3pm on February 7th. Click here to sign up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094DA5AF2AABFA7-hmsstaff1

PTA Zoom Meeting 2/9/2022  

Join the HMS PTA for the next PTA Meeting on Feb 9 at 7pm.

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Anticipated Bus Delays- What Families Can Expect

Due to the bus driver shortage, we will be increasing "double back" bus runs, meaning a bus is required to run two scheduled routes back to back that would normally have been covered by two separate buses. These "double backs" may impact delivery time to schools or bus stops and may have a domino effect affecting after-school drop-off times. 

Click here to view more information on buses. 

Calendar Reminders
  • Feb. 1: Frist Day of Black History Month
  • Feb. 8: Drama Monthly Booster Meeting (7pm, Drama Room)
  • Feb. 9: NJHS Student Meeting ( 2:30pm, Cafe) 
  • Feb.9: PTA Meeting 
  • Feb.14: 7th Grade Band Rehearsals (2:30, Band Room)
  • Feb.21: Holiday (George Washington's Birthday)- No School 
  • Feb. 28: 7th Grade Band Rehearsals (2:30, Band Room)

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