Friday, December 1, 2017

December 2017 HMS Newsletter




Hampstead Middle School
December 2017 Newsletter

Upcoming Events:

Holiday Concert Schedule
Winter Band Concert Tuesday, December 5th at 7pm
Winter Chorus Concert- Wednesday, December 6th at 7pm

Library News
New York Times Best-Selling Author/ Illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka to present to grades 5 & 6 on Tuesday, Dec. 12th.



















Computer Science Education Week:  Dec. 4-10
Grade 5:  Global Read Aloud STEAM Challenges
Grade 6:  Non-fiction Reading, Research & Google Slide Presentations
Grade 8:  Non-fiction Reading, Research, and Argumentative Writing

Reminders:
Hampstead Fire Department Christmas Parade-Sunday December 10, 2017, at 2:00 pm
HMS Early Release on December 13, 2017.  Students dismissed at 12:00pm
Holiday Break is December 25th to January 1, 2018
Ski Club will take place every Tuesday in January at Pat's Peak from 2:15- 8:00 pm.


On-Line Blizzard Bags
HMS will implement Blizzard Bags as an alternative to making up canceled school days due to inclement weather.  Your child has been introduced to this process and how to access their assignments.  In the event of a Blizzard Bag day, please visit our Home webpage for the Blizzard Bag link to be posted the same day.  

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol at the Palace Theater
7th Grade on December 8, 2017
5th Grade on December 14, 2017

Student Council
The HMS Student Council raised over $1000.00 from the fall Pennies for Patients drive. The fundraiser supports children who have been diagnosed with rare blood diseases and cancers. Each homeroom worked together to find pennies, quarters, nickels, and dimes to bring to the school. The Student Council thanks everyone for their support!

The Addams Family Musical, School Edition is off to a great start!!!  
There are sixty students in the cast this year with even more to get involved once Scenery and Tech Crews are formed. The cast has been busy learning music and choreography with Mr. Fisher (Music Director) and Mrs. McMahon (Choreographer). We are so lucky to have Mrs. Jenna McMahon back for another season at HMS. Joining the team this year is Ms. Kelsey Sullivan from Campbell High School. Ms. Sullivan is an accomplished actress, singer, performer, and director. The Addams Family Musical, School Edition goes up on March 22 and 23 at 7pm and March 24 at 12pm!!! 













Morticia Addams: Zoe Sternberg (7th Grade)
Featured Ancestors: Elyse Binette, Amaya Eaton, Ellie Crump, Mariesa Preble, Avery Barcelos, Kristina Packowski (Dance Captain), Morgan Berard, Kaitlyn Raposa, Ayla Denton, and Emma Cate (Dance Captain) 
Not Pictured: Madison Campbell Pantelis, Keana Gullage 

Grade 8 Students Show Creativity in Social Studies Project
Students recently completed expression projects which incorporated and fostered student exploration in the areas of government, patriotism, human rights and social studies topics of personal interest.  Students created a variety of genres to share their learning including visual art, photography, literature, musical composition,  and film. This was a wonderful opportunity to bring together the social studies work for the quarter and to make a connection to the PTSA Reflections Theme: Within Reach. The students’ creativity and approaches were absolutely extraordinary.


It was a great opportunity for the grade 8 students to integrate the arts in their studies. A special thank you to Mrs. Downey and the Unified Arts Team for supporting the gallery display toured by all HMS students.  It is always good when students have the experience to proudly display their unique and personal interpretations of learning to a larger audience.


HMS grade eight students are Washington, DC bound.

We will depart early Tuesday morning, June 5th, which may include a brief stop and tour of Philadelphia and we will return in the evening on June 8th. It will be a trip jam-packed with visits to museums, monuments, and truly memorable experiences that last a lifetime!

An informational evening meeting will be held after the holiday vacation in the beginning of January with students and parents to review the trip and make a deposit for the trip. A family’s financial situation will not preclude participation.

Grade 8 teachers would like to extend appreciation to the Hampstead School Board, administration, and community in supporting this unique educational opportunity for our students.


Jack Cameron, an 8th-grade student, wins the NH Student Volunteer of the Year!

Jack Cameron, a current 8th-grade student at HMS, was selected as the middle/high school level recipient out of hundreds of students nominated statewide. Jack is a valued and active member of the PTSA student group, PTSA Kids. He is also an active Boy Scout, member of the National Junior Honor Society, and the HMS Cross Country team.


















Patriots Pen Essay Contest

This year over 60, 8th-grade students entered their essays in the Patriots Pen Essay Contest. Recently, Veterans of Foreign War Representative, Retired Lt. Col Howard Steadman, announced the winners of the local Hampstead Middle School’s  Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest;
“ America’s Gifts to my Generation” at our Celebration of Patriotism and Veterans Assembly.
Four, 8th-grade students were recognized, with Jack Cameron taking top honors and Ryan McMahon captured second place.  Alex Barbuto and Ryan Ovary were also selected as third and fourth place recipients. All four students’ essays will advance to the VFW  District Competition.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

November 2017 HMS Newsletter





Hampstead Middle School
November 2017 Newsletter




The Hampstead School District is sponsoring the American Education Week Essay Contest in recognition of American Education Week.  Students in grades 2, 5 and 7 are asked to write an essay in 500 words or less on educational themes such as Great Public Schools:  A Basic Right and Our Responsibility.  Three finalists will be selected and chosen by each school by November 6th.  District Winners will be chosen on November 9th, and 1st Place winners will present to the School Board on November 21st.  

HMS Advisory Activities throughout the month!
Next week, November 13-17, ABC is sponsoring a Spirit Week for Bullying Awareness and Prevention. Their goal is to help raise awareness about bullying and to encourage others to stand up and speak up when it comes to bullying, to accept others, to include others and to always choose kindness.

Announcements will be made daily and activities will be done during lunches and recesses next week; including “breaking through the wall of intolerance,” lunch and recess buddies and of course our RAP.

 Monday - Stand up and Stomp out Bullying -
Wear silly socks
Tuesday - Blackout Bullying - Wear black
Wednesday - Team up against bullying -
Wear a  team  jersey
Thursday - Don’t be mean behind the screen -
Wear green
Friday - HMS against Bullying

Wear blue and gold

On November 3rd, HMS students signed an Anti-bullying Pledge

as part of Bullying Prevention Month at HMS, students will "link" together and pledge to make our school be the best it can possibly be and strive to achieve greatness in the area of the school environment and culture. Students can pledge to support one another, show kindness to one another, and stand up for one another.



Throughout the rest of the month, students will interact with anti-bullying STEAM Challenges.   Thank you to Mrs. Mailloux, our Ventures Coordinator, and our school counselors!


The Addams Family A New Musical Comedy


* Auditions - Monday, November 6th- 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

* Callbacks - Tuesday, November 7th, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

 * Parent Meeting - Wednesday, November 8th, 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm



Tryout information


Cheerleading tryouts:  November 1st, 4-5:30 pm.
November 2nd, 5-7:00 pm and Nov. 6th, 4-6:00 pm.

Basketball tryouts:   November 6th, 7th, and 8th

Boys:  3-5:00 pm
Girls:  5-7:00 pm 



PLP's at HMS

Students will begin completing Personalized Learning Plans on their e-portfolio's to aid in personalized learning throughout their educational journey. 
*A personal learning plan (or PLP) is developed by students—typically in collaboration with teachers, counselors, and parents—as a way to help them achieve short- and long-term learning goals
While personal learning plans may take a wide variety of forms from school to school, they tend to share many common features. For example, when developing their plans, students may be asked to do any or all of the following:


Think about and describe their personal life aspirations, particularly their collegiate and career goals.

  • Self-assess their individual learning strengths and weaknesses, or reflect on what they have academically achieved, excelled at, or struggled with in the past.
  • Identify specific learning gaps or skill deficiencies that should be addressed in their education or specific knowledge, skills, and character traits they would like to acquire.
  • List or describe their personal interests, passions, pursuits, and hobbies, and identify ways to integrate those interests into their education.
  • Chart a personal educational program that will allow them to achieve their educational and aspirational goals while also fulfilling school requirements, such as particular learning standards or credit and course requirements for graduation.
  • Document major learning accomplishments or milestones.

 Veteran's Day Assembly

Celebration of Patriotism

&

Honoring Veterans

Assembly

Wednesday


November 8, 2017



Hampstead Middle School will be inviting community leaders, veterans, and special guests to our school.   Highlights of the event will include Pinkerton Junior ROTC presenting the colors, musical performances, grade 5 students presenting “Why we honor”, grade 7 students presenting writing about heroes, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars will recognize Grade 8  Patriot’s Pen Essay winners. In addition, We have a special guest speaker, Commander Howard Wheeler of the U.S. Navy who will share his experience during the Vietnam war as a helicopter pilot and later served as a speechwriter for the Commander of Mediterranean Naval Operations.  A light refreshment reception will be held following the assembly for our guests.  It is a time where Hampstead Middle School students will honor and pay tribute to the men and women who have served our nation in the military.






The 8th-grade students will be going to see Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol at the Palace theater on December 8th, and 5th grade will attend on December 14th.  


On October 25, 2017, Mrs.Gail Hassler received the 2017 Volunteer Coordinator of the year award for her service to the Hampstead Middle School.  She was honored at a banquet with Principal, Mrs. Di Nola from the NH Partners in Education. 


Happy Thanksgiving to all of our students and families!

No School November 22nd, 23rd and 24th.    




Wednesday, October 25, 2017

October 2017 HMS Newsletter



Hampstead Middle School
October 2017 Newsletter

The Anti-Bullying Club- ABC

We are excited for the start of the school year and for ABC!!
Our first ABC meeting was bursting with students. We have students in 5, 6, 7 and 8th grade, with a strong, passionate group of 8th graders. ABC advisors this year are; Cressa Bonnell, Tara Pollard, and Sandy Ouellet

Our first activity was SMILE DAY which was held on Friday, October 13th. During the week, (Oct. 10-13) students were able to "send a smile"  (a kind positive note) to students impacted by the hurricanes in Texas and Florida. The notes were written on smiley faces. A smile is something we all can do to brighten someone's day!! The school will send over 500 smiles!!




Other activities ABC is sponsoring and planning for this year are...

National Mix it up day on Oct. 31, National Anti- Bullying Awareness Week Nov 13-17, 12 Days of Kindness in December and much more!!


Sixth Grade Social Studies and STEAM
The 6th-grade social studies classes took their Viking unit to the next level by following the STEAM process and building Viking ships. Students worked collaboratively using prior knowledge of the significance and uses of these ships then designed and built their own seaworthy vessels. 











8th Grade 
The students have been working very hard on an independent learning project collecting weather data, learning about weather events and how weather systems work.  Their performance task at the end of this project was to create an infographic poster for their city to show their application and analysis of their collected data. The infographic posters gallery will be up during Parent Teacher Conferences in the 8th-grade science classroom.  

ART Room News

The fifth grade is working on expressive ceramic mugs.  Eighth grade has been exploring different printmaking techniques (foam, linocut, and screen printing) through a printmaking open studio project.

Seventh graders are finishing up one point perspective drawings and sixth graders are just beginning a plaster animal mask project.  



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Hurricane Relief Fundraising Dinner




We are more than pleased with the outcome of our Hurricane Relief Fundraiser Dinner hosted by the 8th-grade students and teachers. It was so amazing to see the community together having a great time, supporting a great cause. There was plenty of delicious food thanks to the incredible chefs of our town including, J&B Butcher, English Muffin, Laurie’s Kitchen, Beantowne Coffee House and our school district’s own chef, Joe Monroe and the students in the 8th grade FCS class. There were tons of raffles and silent auctions. All of the students who volunteered were very busy either waiting on families, distributing food as our waiters and waitresses, working at salad and coffee tables, selling raffle tickets, and working at games. Of course, there had to be a large staff helping with the setup and cleanup in order for an event like this to be so successful. The event raised over $3500.00 for the Red Cross and Unicef disaster relief organizations.  Thank you to everyone who came, donated, volunteered, and most importantly, thank you to our teachers for encouraging us to do what we believe in and for leading us in this incredible project.



Submitted by Isabel Povey, 8th Grade student



Hampstead Middle School

donates backpacks and school supplies to Puerto Rico


Hurricane Maria caused a devastating humanitarian disaster involving 3.4 million US citizens.  Students and staff were asked to donate backpacks and school supplies to be sent via a cargo ship out of Boston this Thursday.  The Educational Commissioner of Puerto Rico is asking the northeast for our help as millions still lack water, electricity, and shelter. 



From the desk of....Mr. Mailloux, School Counselor

Families of Grade 8 Students,
Below is a list of important events for grade 8 students and their families.  Please mark your calendars.  If you have any questions about these events, please do not hesitate to call me.    Bob Mailloux, Hampstead School Counselor, 603-329-6743 ext.2514.

Upcoming Important Dates (by date order)
·         Pinkerton Academy’s 8th Grade Student Data Sheet: October 19, Distributed to students at HMS  (Copy of data sheet can be found in PDF format on HMS homepage)
·         Parents Return Data Sheets to Middle School: November 13
·         CTE Career Planning Night:  November 29, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
(starts in Senior CafĂ©, then Stockbridge.  This is an opportunity for parents and students to learn more about the Career & Technical Education department at PA (Copy of CTE flyer can be found in PDF format on HMS homepage)

·         Distribution of Course Catalogs and Course Selection Worksheets: late December/early January.  These Catalogs are given to students at HMS.  Course Catalogs, class descriptions, selection process are explained during in-class lessons with Mr. Mailloux.

·         Preview Night for 8th grade Parents and Students: January 8 and 9, 6:30 – 8 PM.  Department Descriptions, Foreign Language, Graduation Requirements and general introductions to High School life are explained.  The evening is hosted by PA Administrators, Teachers, & Counselors.

·         Information Day open house for all 8th graders: January 22  
HMS sponsored field trip to PA for ½ day.

·         Course Night: February 1, 5:30 – 8 PM (Snow date: 2/7)
Course Descriptions, Information about Courses, Classroom Visits, Meet the Teachers.

·         Freshman Field Day: August TBD, 2018
Team building activities, Student ID cards, Meet & Greet.

For more detailed information for incoming Freshman, please see the Pinkerton Academy Website:

http://www.pinkertonacademy.org/index.php/incoming-8th-grade-students



5th and 6th Grade School Counselor Lessons Begin

School Counselor, Mrs. Karpinsky, is rotating through the 5th and 6th-grade classes teaching lessons focused on empathy, respect, and bullying. Students had a lot of fun acting out scenarios and discussing positive ways to handle situations that may arise at school. Next week, lessons for 6th graders will begin!

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HMS Advisory Program
Each Friday, our students have Advisory during their WIN time. Students and advisors kicked off the school year with a focus on building relationships in Advisory. Students are creating an Advisory Crest that represents their homerooms and characteristics of the students that make up those homerooms. The Crest will be used as part of school-wide STEAM events.   

During the month of October, Advisory topics focused on Service and Citizenship.  Our students ran an amazing week-long food drive to benefit the community food pantry and collected over 800 items (and there are still homerooms reporting final tallies!) and participated in additional community service activities.
At the end of October and throughout November, we will focus on school climate with conversations and activities around tolerance, bullying, empathy, and respect.
The school counselors want to share an excellent resource to help parents navigate all things media and technology: Common Sense Media is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. They empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.  Media and technology are at the very center of all our lives today, especially our children’s.  Kids today spend over 50 hours of screen time every week. The media content they consume and create has a profound impact on their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.  Learning how to use media and technology wisely is an essential skill for life and learning in the 21st century. But parents, teachers, and policymakers struggle to keep up with the rapidly changing digital world in which our children live and learn.  Now more than ever, they need a trusted guide to help them navigate a world where change is the only constant.  Common Sense Media helps families make smart media choices. They offer the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music.  Their Parent Concerns and Parent Blog help families understand and navigate the problems and possibilities of raising children in the digital age. Parents can sign up to get emails sent right to their inbox with tips and advice on everything from movie ratings to information on cell phone use and social media or check out their website at www.commonsensemedia.org.

Red Ribbon Week


The Hampstead Middle School is recognizing Red Ribbon Week by asking students to sign our pledge on Friday, October 27th.   Our pledge is to show support for Red Ribbon Week and to pledge to grow up safe, healthy & drug-free.  Students are encouraged to wear red clothing to school on this day.

Red Ribbon Week is the Nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention program, 
reaching millions of Americans during the last week of October every year. Red
Ribbon Week is celebrated annually October 23-31. By wearing red ribbons and
participating in community anti-drug events, young people pledge to live a drug-free
lifestyle and pay tribute to DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena.



HMS Athletic Updates


The HMS field hockey team came in 2nd place in their regular season Division 2 8-1. They will play in the semi-finals Wednesday at home. The finals will take place at Derryfield school Saturday at 12:00 pm. The boys' soccer team placed  2nd in their regular season with an 8-2 record. They won the Division 3 quarterfinal game 6-2 and will play in the semifinals Tuesday at home.  The finals will be held Thursday

The girls' soccer team held 7th place in the regular season 4-4-2. They won an exciting preliminary round with 2 overtimes and penalty kicks to decide the outcome. The quarterfinals are Monday at Nashua Catholic, with semifinals on Wednesday and finals on  Friday. The cross country teams proved to be contenders this season capturing 1st place for the boys and 2nd place for the girls in the state meet at Coe Brown Academy on Saturday, Oct 21.

Cross Country Winners!!!

  Ethan Charles placed in 3rd, Theo  Davis came in 4th and Phoenix Beaulieu placed 9th. 
The first place team was made up of Ethan Charles, Theo Davis, Phoenix Beaulieu, Aiden Dowd, Jacob Adrien, Jack Cameron, and Alex LeBlanc.  

Girls placed tied for first - Mariesa Preble placed second, Jazzy Georgoudis was 7th and Nicola Borbone was 8th.
The girls' team was made up of Mariesa Preble, Jazzy Georgoudis, Nicola Borbone, Casey Burinskas, Riley Sweeney, Rachel Keisling, and Laura Adams.

At the final league meet these runners also received medals:  

Nels deAlmedia, Nick Goyette, Tony LeBlanc, Bella Pappalardo, Hannah Bernard, Camille Belkus, Cori Wintle-Newell


Congratulations to all our of talented athletes!!!


7th-grade Ventures students
 visited two manufacturing facilities as part of Manufacturing Month in New Hampshire.
Students were welcomed to Seabrook Medical in Seabrook and Foss Manufacturing in Hampton.  Both of these companies graciously welcomed us and provided informative tours of their facilities.
  




From the Nurse......


It's fall and flu season has arrived!  Please don't forget to get your flu shots!  Convenient MD gives flu shots for free if you do not have a regular physician, no appointments needed.  Best way to stay healthy is to wash your hands!  Protect others by coughing or sneezing into the crook of your arm and stay home if you have a fever and/or body aches.  Don't forget if you are trying out for any Fall sports/ activities then please remember you need a current physical exam from your physician.

WIN (What I Need) instruction for students follows the RTI (RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION) model this year.
This model ensures delivery of targeted instruction to meet each child's individual needs. Hampstead Middle School uses a Three-Tier Model instructional approach for language arts and math.  Part of this model is aimed at identifying students at-risk for language arts and/or math difficulties and providing interventions with the goal of having students reach proficiency in both language arts and math. As part of the Three-Tier Model, all students receive  Tier 1 language arts and math instruction centered on the adopted academic programs under the instruction from the classroom teacher.  Academic support staff members are placed in selected reading or math classes to provide Tier II (small group and individual) support to students in need.  Tier III support provides additional language arts and/or math instruction in a small group setting with a reading or math interventionist.  Tier III support provides additional instruction each day during the WIN periods.  Proficient students have the opportunity to choose an Enhanced Learning activity during this time.  Students exceeding proficiency are provided enrichment opportunities through the Ventures program or extended learning opportunities during the WIN period.


 HOMEWORK CLUB TO BEGIN IN OCTOBER

The month of October kicks off the start of the Homework Club for the 2017-18 school year.  The Homework Club is available to all students at the Hampstead Middle School and is a great opportunity to work on homework with the support of HMS staff.  Staff assists by answering questions, performing re-teaching, and checking the final work before the students leave the Club.

Students are welcome to attend whenever they deem it helpful, as long as they have turned in a signed permission slip.  The Club meets most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-4:00.  Any student interested in attending Homework Club can pick up a permission form, information letter and schedule outside of Mr. Mailloux & Mrs. Karpinsky’s rooms anytime throughout the year, or by going to the HMS website.



FREE Parent Forum Bullying, Technology, Kindness, & Respect
Nationally renowned speaker, parent, and special educator Carol Todd shares her story at the third annual FREE Parent Forum offered as part of the 2017 Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference (CMTC17). For the third year, the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference announces a FREE Parent Forum. This year the focus is on Bullying, Technology, Kindness, & Respect. Join Carol Todd for an intimate and engaging discussion around what digital responsibility looks like in our youth. Carol is the founder of the Amanda Todd Legacy dedicated to Carol's daughter Amanda

Who: Carol Todd ~ Parent, Educator, & Founder of the Amanda Todd Legacy 
What: Bullying, Technology, Kindness, & Respect
Where: Radisson Hotel 700 Elm Street Manchester, NH Session will be held in Salon A
When: Monday, November 27, 2017 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. RSVP Link: http://tinyurl.com/CMTC17-RSVP
Please RSVP for this FREE event at the link above or the link on the conference website ~ www.nhcmtc.org ~ by Friday, November 24th



PTSA News

Meadow Farms Fall Fundraiser
The Fall Fundraiser has ended and we appreciate everyone’s participation this year.  This program is so important to the PTSA and allows us to provide numerous programs and events for the students, staff and the community of Hampstead.  We are grateful to the families who worked hard to help us reach our fundraising goal.  All items ordered will be delivered by Thanksgiving.  We would like to send a big thank you to Jaclyn Watson, the chairperson for this year, who did a tremendous job organizing the fundraiser!  Please contact fundraiser@hampsteadptsa.org if you have any questions or concerns about your order. 

NH PTA Reflections Program
Information for this year’s Reflections Art Competition recently went home with students.  This event allows children to get in touch with their creative side and express themselves through a variety of mediums.  The theme of the competition is “Within Reach”.  We look forward to seeing what awesome projects are created this year!  The deadline for entries is November 21st.  Please visit the PTSA website, www.hampsteadptsa.org, for more information.   You can email Denise or Tori at reflections@hampsteadptsa.org if you have any questions. 

THANK YOU PTSA STUDENTS

The PTSA Student members worked hard on a pink candy wreath for Play for a Cure raffle! - they did an outstanding job. Thank you for your hard work! 

Last Friday, October 20th was the 5th grade social and also the HCS Halloween party.  We had an incredible showing by our PTSA students.  We are always amazed at the enthusiasm and passion that our students have. Below is an email from the hosts of the HCS party.  You should be very proud of your students. Please share this with them.  Their efforts truly are noticed by all!  



Dear PTSA Parents,
On behalf of the PTSA, we thank you for coordinating your schedule so your child could help at the Halloween party. And we thank your child for helping us.

We got to see these kids shine… we saw patience as they helped the littlest ones with games and crafts, high fives and “good jobs” when the kids completed games and smiles galore.

Please let your child know we really appreciated their help and that we enjoyed working with them.

Thank you so much,
Molly Freilich & Ellen Cabral





     Digital Drama & Cyberbullying Tip Sheets from Common Sense Media (New Media Use Census Data released on children age 0-8)
     Book Tastings:  Ask your child about these events (all grades)! There are resource lists via the library catalog by grade for the Sept. & Oct. book tastings.  Visit the Library Media Center website.
     Global Read Aloud:  Grade 5 is experiencing A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park.  We are raising global awareness, experiencing historical fiction, and sharing this experience with a classroom from Wilson Elementary School in Manchester NH.
      Upcoming Maker Programming:  Grade 6 Electricity & Grade 5 Hour of Code


HMS Play 4 the Cure 2017

On Thursday, October 5, the Hampstead Middle School participated in the annual Play 4 the Cure fundraiser. This event helps raise money for Breast Cancer. All students and staff were welcome to wear pink, and each item sold at school went to funds to help out breast cancer patients. Each of the sports teams: Field Hockey, Boys Soccer, and Cross Country had a game or meet on this day, all resulting in a pink fueled victory! There were raffles, baked goods, and amazing music from DJ Cliff West! Special thanks to Kris Erio who helped organize this amazing fundraiser. Overall, Play 4 the Cure was a great success, and students, teachers, and coaches had a great time wearing pink to support breast cancer. 


Submitted by Kristina Packowski, 8th grader





Happy Halloween from all of us at HMS!