Homecoming Edition

HMS Students Show Their Spirit

HMS students celebrated homecoming week by showing off their fun and creative school spirit! As we celebrated the excitement leading up to our Pep Rally, the Community Barbecue and the HS Varsity Football game we got to have some fun dressing up for each of the designated spirit days.
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Building Partnerships that extend beyond "Back to School Night"

The 6th and 7th/8th grade Back to School events were held on September 14th and 22nd. The events were well attended and provided the opportunity for parents and guardians to see the world their child inhabits every day and to meet with teachers, staff and administrators. It is one of the best ways to enhance the home to school partnerships. If you were unable to attend and are seeking information regarding your child's schedule and course expectations, please call to the HMS Main Office at 305-8600 for assistance.
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Mindful Schools

Mindfulness is the approach of focusing on the present moment in order to reduce stress and increase achievement. Here at HMS, teachers and staff have been incorporating mindfulness strategies in their work over the past few years. The mindfulness-in-education movement aligns well with the social-emotional-learning (SEL) initiatives that we have been promoting for decades. Both aim to teach children to build self-awareness, effectively handle their emotions, and emphatically manage their relationships. Mindfulness, however, takes more of an inside-out approach by helping students to slow down, intentionally focus their attention from moment to moment, and build compassion. Mindfulness strategies may include brief, "2 minute breaks" that focus on breathing and movement. Research around mindfulness has proven that a student's academic achievement, future success and overall happiness is significantly impacted by the attainment of three skills, each supported by mindfulness: self-regulation, focus and resilience.
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Why Your Child Should Join a Club...

  • They will learn more about themselves.
  • They'll develop skills
  • They'll learn how to work with a team.
  • They'll be able to use skills they learned in class.
  • They'll learn how to engage with others.
  • They'll learn leadership skills.
  • They'll be able to give back.
  • They'll have fun.

Click here for the updated listing of clubs and activities

Check out the new cafeteria tables - we are so EXCITED!!

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Last Call for Clothing Orders!

The Herricks Middle School PTA is offering a wide selection of HMS and

Herricks themed spirit wear.

They are offering T shirts, hoodies, pajama pants, shorts, string bags and more.

All clothing items offered for sale are displayed in the large display case by the front door, come in and see what they have to offer!

Please send in your order with payment made out to “Herricks Middle School PTA”

DEADLINE is this Friday, September 30 so order NOW!!!


The PECA (Parent Education and Community Awareness) Committee of Herricks Council of PTA along with Herricks High School, Herricks Middle School and all three elementary schools invite all interested ADULTS to attend a presentation Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Center Street Elementary School, 240 Center Street.


LIPEN professionals conduct an interactive workshop, identifying the five types of bullying, cyber-bullying behaviors. Dangers inherent in the use of social media, dangerous APPS, and sexting will be discussed. Roni Benson from the Bully Frog Program at LIPEN (Long Island Professional Education Network)

This is an adults-only seminar. Any questions, please contact Barbara Baur-Rizzo at barbara489@yahoo.com or Bhavna Mathews at bhavnagm3@gmail.com

Additional Dates

Wednesday, September 28 - "Welcome Back" SEPTA Meeting at Searingtown, 7:00 pm

Thursday, September 29 - Student Government Intent to run letters due.

Friday, September 30 - Presidential Project Permission Slips Due (Grades 7 & 8).

Monday, October 3- Rosh Hashanah/School is Closed

Tuesday, October 4 - Rosh Hashanah/School is Closed

Wednesday, October 5 - PTA District Council at the CC, 7:30 pm

Thursday, October 6 - Board of Education Meeting at the CC, 7:30 pm

Friday, October 7 - HYC Friday Night Recreation Grade 6, 7-9 pm

October is National Bullying Prevention Month - Stay Connected for More Information