5th Grade students in Kelly Conley, Crystal Found, and Rich Smith’s classes head to Bay Square 

May 28, 2021 

Dear HMS Families, 

This newsletter features the return of some much-loved activities and adventures that have been missing from our school experiences since last March, along with some important updates. 

Music is alive and well at HMS and it is not too late to sign your child up for chorus and/or band for next year! As promised, we are excited to share the following music from our HMS bands. Please take some time to listen to these outstanding pieces with your children!  

Grade 5 band:

10 to the power

12 the clock Strikes 

Grade 6 band

Fanfare and March

Samba La Bamba 

Grade 7/8 Symphonic Band



See attached for the following MP3’s

Turbo Grade 6:  "Turbo Rock"

Attack Grade 5:  "Attack of the Slide Trombones"

Grade 7_8 Star:  "Star Splitter Fanfare" 

It’s wonderful to hear out students making music again! 

Wishing you a relaxing weekend with family, 

Joan Adler and Tom McDowell

HMS Administrative Team



Fifth Grade Students Visit With Friends At Bay Square

In the true spirit of reconnecting, our 5th grade students enjoyed a beautiful walk to Bay Square to see their friends! The residents waved and knocked on windows as the students walked around the building and handed them cards and a “You Are Special poster“ signed by all of the students. Kelly Conley, 5th grade teacher, shared the following, “Today, my heart smiled. The joy on the faces of our senior friends waving to us was just incredible. The residents wrapped gift bags for us filled with fun treats. It was awesome having our whole team walking outside together through the town placing kindness rocks....be on the lookout for them!” Thanks to our students and the Bay Square residents for participating in this special day and to Kelly Conley and the 5th grade team for creating this wonderful learning experience for our students!


Laura Mike Honored For Her Work On The Civil Rights Team

Laura Mike and HMS students on our annual Day of Welcome sponsored by the HMS Civil Rights Team


The HMS Civil Rights Team celebrated Laura Mike, former CRT Advisor, who started the team at our school, for her 20 years of focused devotion and commitment to this work! Students and staff read poems to honor Laura, and shared gratitude with her for her efforts over the years. Brandon Baldwin, Director for the Civil Rights Team Project (Office of the Attorney General) also spoke on Laura’s behalf. We are grateful for all Laura has done to grow our Civil Rights Team! Thanks to our student members of the CRT and current CRT advisors/HMS staff members Charlotte Agell and Stephanie Hill for creating this celebration for Laura. 


Transportation Update

All Blue Line runs will go back to regular pick up and drop off times on Tuesday, June 1. Please share this information with your children (we included it in our daily bulletin as well). 


Maine Student Book Award List: 2021 - 20222

Thanks to Brandie Burrows, HMS Librarian, for creating this engaging bitmoji classroom with all 40 titles from the new MSBA list. We hope you can take some time to check out the list with your children. 

Last day to return books to the library

In other library news, all books must be returned to the library by Tuesday, June 1 so we can begin our annual inventory. Thank you for your help with this!  

MEA Science Assessment Schedule for 5th and 8th grade students 

8th Grade

Tuesday, June 1: 8:30 - 9:30  9:40 - 10:15

Thursday, June 3: 8:20 - 9:20  9:20 - 9:40 

5th Grade

Thursday, June 3: 8:30 - 9:30

Friday, June 4: 8:25 - 9:25

Monday, June 7: 8:25 - 9:25  11:00 - 11:20 

Step Up Day

We will share the plan for Step Up Day next week. 

Important Dates To Remember 

- Monday, May 31, Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL 

- Tuesday, June 15, Last Day of School - Students will be dismissed at 11:00 AM


Attack Grade 5 Band

Turbo Grade 6 Band

Grade 7_8 Star Mix