Dear HMS Families,

We hope all of you enjoyed a safe and fun snow day on Friday! We are pleased to share these wonderful photo updates with you, along with some important dates below.


 Congratulations to Maya Advani, who excelled at the winter Special Olympics!

Our Civil Rights Team is honoring Black History Month with the creation of an inspiring Bulletin Board. The focus is literature and Maine connections. We thank these students for their work:

The HMS speech and debate team competed at a recent event - congratulations to this team and their advisor, Laura Mike! Camden Billings, Vagni Vedika, and Eliana Goldman planning their strategy:

Our District II Honor Chorus performed beautifully at this concert. We are grateful to these students and their teacher, Kimberly Grover, for sharing their talent with us:

We are proud of this year's GeoBee participants for demonstrating their knowledge and skills at the school Bee! These students include: Isabel Peters, David Swift, Will McDowell, Macie Berry, Liam Hannah, Sierra Hunt, Tristan Hardel and Annie Vinnakota. Congratulations to Tristan Hardel and Annie Vinnakota for coming in first and second place! Thanks to Ms. Hill and Ms. Agell for their support and facilitation of this event. Tristan Hardel, Charlotte Agell and Annie Vinnakota:

Our 6th grade students hosted an exciting Winter Reading Celebration for 2nd grade students from YES! Everyone loved the crafts and reading activities. Thanks to the 2nd grade team, the 6th grade team, and Molly Kilpatrick for creating this wonderful, shared learning experience! 

HMS students in grades 5-8 revelled in the recent special library offerings, which continue to enrich, amaze, and delight our students! The activities included the return of the much loved Rubik’s Cube challenge, and Harry Potter week! Thank you Merry Stuhr, Tracy Weinrich, Nancy Castonia, and all of our incredible library volunteers who make these opportunities possible for our students!


Our 7th graders enjoyed a fascinating kickoff to the Disease/Disorder of the Week project with a presentation by Dr. Cady, who shared his knowledge and expertise about the Himalayan Cataract Project with our students. Thanks to Dr. Cady and the 7th grade team for arranging this informative learning experience: 

Spirit Week!
A reminder of the Spirit Week daily dress themes for February 10 through February 14:
Monday - Clipper Spirit - Clipper Gear or blue and white
Tuesday - Flannel shirts and PJ Bottoms
Wednesday - Wacky Wednesday 
Thursday - Dress alike or look like your favorite person/character
Friday - Wear one color day (all green, all blue, etc.)
Sign ups for Unified Basketball  - February 12 - Students who are interested should sign up on the sheet posted in the office!

February Break - February 17 through February 21 - NO SCHOOL

PTO Meeting - February 27 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the YES Library

School Committee Meeting - February 27 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Town Hall

Music Booster Meeting - March 2 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the HMS Band Room

HMS Blood Drive - March 12 from 2:30 PM to 7:30 PM in the HMS Cafe

5th Grade Play Parent Information Night - March 12 from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM in the HMS Library

School Committee Meeting - March 12 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Log Cabin - second reading and adoption of school budget

Thanks very much-
Joan Adler and Tom McDowell
HMS Administrative Team