Hampstead Middle School
8th Grade Important Info:
8th Grade Students & Parents -- Take Off! - Freshman Presentation
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8th Grade Preview Night for the Class of 2022 January 8 & , Stockbridge Theatre - Spaulding Arts and Humanities Building
Mid-Year i-Ready Testing
Please help support our children by ensuring plenty of rest, and sending in healthy snacks for dates of testing.
HMS Beginning Band
The HMS Beginning band will have their first performance on January 24th at 6:30 pm in the HMS Cafeteria. Musicians should report to the band room at 6:15 pm. Dress for this performance is Hampstead Musician shirts, khaki (or similar) pants, and clean shoes. The performance will last approximately 30-40 minutes.
Music Department Updates
Addams Family Musical -- at and
Spring Instrumental Concert --
Spring Choral Concert --
STEAM Family Night Wed. Feb. 21st
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Check out our new Ventures site! Thank you, Mrs. Mailloux!
Family and Consumer Science
Students participated in two food labs. The 6th graders learned to make pancakes and 8th grade either made a quick bread or grilled cheese and pizza. Our most current lab challenged the students to start with a basic fudge recipe and find ways to enhance it. The students came up with some very tasty options. To conclude this lab, the students learned to make various origami boxes to put their fudge in. Hopefully, you were able to sample some of this wonderful fudge and see their boxes. You can find all the recipes we have used this year on The Family Consumer Science Site Page. I hope the students are experimenting in the kitchen at home.
In addition to food labs, the 8th-grade students are beginning our focus on careers. Through the use of cacareerzone.org, the students will participate in several assessments to help narrow down their interest areas and possible careers. They will research a particular career while also learning to write a business letter and thank you note. They will begin to develop a resume, interview a career mentor and fill out a sample job application. All very important skills they will need as they prepare for high school.
Our 6th graders have been learning about the hydroponics garden in our room and we are now moving into our focus on nutrition and wellness.
Day 1- Make a new Friend
Day 2- Think before you act
Day 3- Help someone out
Day 4- Pick up after yourself
Day 5- Do the right thing
Day 6- Listen to others
Day 7- Leave a kind note
Day 8- Respect Everyone
Day 9- Include everyone
Day 10- Give a compliment
Day 11- Show gratitude
Day 12- Smile
ABC members also performed Hampstead Acts of Winter Kindness (HAWK).
They HAWK’D the office staff, administration, custodial staff, technology staff, teachers, paraeducators, and counselors by decorating the teacher's room, front office, cafeteria, kitchen, and offices, by giving out handmade ornaments and by sending notes of thanks.
From the Nurse
Head Lice (Pediculosis)
Head lice is occasionally an issue at school. The best way to protect your child from getting head lice is through prevention. Routine and regular head inspections at home are important. Teaching your child to avoid head-to-head contact and sharing of personal equipment such as combs, brushes, hats, and helmets, is the best means of protection. All cases of head lice are handled on an individual basis. Protection of student confidentiality and student dignity is our highest priority. When a student is found with head lice at school, a parent will be notified so that treatment can begin promptly. Close contacts of the child may also be screened. As the school nurse, I am here to support these efforts and offer assistance as needed. Please call the health office if you need help with identification or further information.