HMS Weekly Update

October 26-31


Each teacher/department is offering online office hours for VIP students who need assistance. Please check your teachers' Schoology pages for details.


The virtual fair starts Monday October 26th. Please go to HMS webpage or Mrs. Lee's Schoology for the link to shop.

Friday, October 30th is dress as your favorite sports' team day!

If we sell 625 books, Dr. Floate spends the night on the roof. Sell 1250 books and Coach Mangrum spends the night as well!

Patriot's Pen- $5,000 Student Scholarship Opportunity

Each year more than 138,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW's Patriot's Pen youth essay contest for a chance to win their share of more than $900,000 in state and national awards. Each first place state winner receives a minimum of $500 at the national level, and the national first place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

The deadline is October 31. Please see link for additional details.

Shoebox for Soldiers

Please help us support our Mississippi troops. Students may bring donations to HMS until Oct. 21. See flyer below for additional information.
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VIP Seminar Help!

If you need help please call Mrs. Wilkins at the front desk. We will be hosting daily classes. Please bring your student and your device so we can sit down and help you. You must call and set up and appointment.

Football Games Attendance Rules

According to Executive Order 1520 all non-participants must wear a mask to athletic events. Also, attendance is limited to 25% of the stadiums seating capacity. Parents, our goal is to not have to turn people away. We value the importance of family participation in all of our events. Please be considerate and help us make this happen!

  1. Students may not attend football games unless they are accompanied by their parent and they have a sibling who plays plays football, cheers, or is on the dance team.
  2. Children are not allowed to play ball in the open areas. This is a safety issue. Please leave tennis balls, footballs, etc... at home. Non-participating children must sit with their parents during the game.
  3. All attendees and non-participants must wear a mask.

Free Microsoft Word and Excel

For those of you who do not have Microsoft Word. You can install Word for free on your computer with your your child's email account. Everyone who has a DCS Office365 email account gets 5 free installations. Here's how to do that (see the attachment below).

Schoology Help

The document below has a list of videos and instructions to assist students and parents with Schoology.

Parent Portal

Parents- For access to your child's schedule, attendance, and grades please make sure you have access to Parent Portal. If you need a new account set up or password reset please contact or

Change Enrollment Status

If you would like for your child to leave VIP and return to traditional enrollment or vice versa, please fill out the form below and email it to:

OR: Bring it to the school and leave it at the front desk.


Please click on the attached PowerPoint below and review. It has just about all you need to know. Please contact one of our counselors if you have questions.