Hampstead Middle School
- HMS Athletic Club Meeting- Wed. April 11, 7:00-8:30 pm
- 7th Grade Field Trip-Currier Museum-Thurs. April 12, 8:30 am-1:30pm
- Addams Family Cast/Crew Party-Thurs. April 12, 3:00pm-5:15pm
- MS PTSA Membership Meeting (tentative)- Thurs. April 12, 7:00pm-9:00pm
- Mr.Fisher-NHMEA Elementary Honors Choral Festival-Fri, April 13,7:30am-4:00pm
- NH Fisher Cats- HMS Jazz Choir-Mon, April 16, 4:45pm-10:00pm
- Spring Break-April 23-27
- Take Flight Grade 7 Parent Meeting-Wed, May 2, 5:30pm-6:00pm
Our World Club
In March, the Our World Club talked about Ireland's customs and traditions, and the folklore surrounding St. Patrick's Day. We finished up the Ireland study by using shamrock potato stamps!
We are going to investigate Earth Day in April. The Our World Club will complete activities that will remind the students that simple actions can help improve the earth's environment.
The Our World Club is for 5/6th graders. We meet during lunch and recess every Tuesday.
Congratulations to the following students who were nominated and accepted into the New Hampshire Music Educators Association's Elementary Honors Choir. They will be traveling to Concord, NH on and working with renowned Boston Children's Choir Conductor, Sophia Papoulis. There will be a culminating concert at the Grappone Conference Center at
The seventh-grade year long Spanish students just completed an art integration. Students learned about Art Deco and the history of travel posters. They created vintage style travel posters to destinations that are Spanish speaking. The compositions included important landmarks, landforms, or ways to travel.
Hampstead Middle School student art has been showcased at two back to back art shows. March was student art month and student art was displayed at the Stockbridge Theater at Pinkerton Academy. This month student artwork can be seen at the Hampstead Public Library. Mrs. Downey would like to thank the student artists and their families for attending the openings and supporting the arts.
Bobsled School Wide STEAM Challenge!
Our eighth-grade students earlier this year continued their annual participation in the VFW Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest. The purpose of the contest is to foster youth patriotism and provide an opportunity for students to reflect on our nation's democratic ideals with the prompt: “America's gifts to my generation…” Hampstead student Alex Barbuto was recognized with first place honors at the Veterans of Foreign Wars statewide banquet in January. With the state recognition, Alex’s essay advanced to national competition level.
We are proud to share that Alex’s essay honoring his generation's gifts of equality, diversity, and education finished in Fourth Place for the nation. There were nearly 120,000 essays submitted to the contest so this is truly an outstanding accomplishment. With his essay, Alex represented the VFW Department of New Hampshire and received the $2,750 Alaine Benson Memorial Award.
AMERICAN LEGION ORATORICAL
Eighth-grade students have been preparing three to five-minute speeches on topics related to the United States Constitution. As part of the American Legion Oratorical Competition, students have been working on the art of public speaking. This competition provides an excellent opportunity for students to share their knowledge of the Constitution with classmates and the HMS community.
Recently, we held our HMS competition judged by HMS staff. Twenty-three students performed their speeches for students, staff and family members. All of the students made us proud by showcasing their public speaking skills and research. Our top two students at the competition were Ben Adams and Ellie Crump who represented HMS at the District Competition.
At Districts, Ellie finished in third place and Ben captured top honors, first place. Ben will be attending the State Competition on April 7th at St. Anselm Institute of Politics.
The 8th-grade science classes did a pizza lab in the Family Consumer Science lab which also included a presentation on hydroponics. This lab incorporates many concepts covered in class this quarter from adaptations to chemical and physical reactions and a new concept being introduced this week, thermal energy. The students then used this lab knowledge and did research for further investigation into pizza science.
Family Consumer Science
FCS students prepare Addams Family Themed Treats:
7th Grade has been learning about consumer and resource management. The students participated in Life Scenarios by Banzai program sponsored by Pentucket Bank to teach financial literacy. We then applied our new knowledge on finances to create a business plan using the Biz Kidz program. The students had to research Addams Family themed treats to sell at the concession stand. They created a marketing poster that displayed the snack title, picture, and the ingredients. They all had fun baking and preparing our snacks for sales. After the play, we calculated our start-up cost, cost per item and compared that to what we made. It was a fun project and all the students enjoyed each aspect of it. We plan to donate our money to a worthy charity.
- Media Resources: Media Contracts, iPhone Contract, Video, "How phones are designed to be addicted", etc.are available via the Parent Resource tab on the library website.
- 8th Grade: Book Promotion Visit in Science Classes
- 6th grade: SS and Science Research Skills: Sources, Citations, What makes an effective presentation?
- Jarrett Krosoczka Author-Illustrator-Grade 5 & 6 Presentation on May 8th, 2018.
You are Invited to Attend:
Vaping 101 - What Parents Need To Know
Vaping 101 - What Parents Need To Know
Is that a USB flash drive or a vaping device in your child's backpack? What was originally marketed as a smoking cessation device has now become popular with teens all over the country. Cigarette smoking may no longer be a social norm but companies have now found a way to create a whole new generation of nicotine-addicted consumers. Many devices are also used to vape highly concentrated marijuana oil and wax with no detectable odor. Come out and get your questions answered, learn about the different types of devices & what to look for as well as the health implications associated with vaping and addiction Laurie Warnock of Northern New England Poison Control will be presenting.
Color Fun Run
May 12th, 9am-12pm at Hampstead MIddle School
5K Race (Adults and Children)
1-Mile Fun Run (for kids age 8 and under)
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
The Hampstead Parent Teacher Association (PTSA), along with the Hampstead Middle School National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), are excited to host the first Hampstead PTSA/NJHS Color Fun Run, presented by Core Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine. This family-friendly colorful event for residents of Hampstead and neighboring communities will include a 5K color run for adults and children, as well as one-mile color fun run for younger children (8 and under). There will be music, face-painting, a photo-booth, food, drinks, raffles and loads of color! Come on out and join us for this color-FUN event, where the only thing that matters is how color-FULL you get!
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
To Register or for more information on this event visit us at:
www.hampsteadptsa.org or find us on Facebook!