Transition to Middle School
Each spring, the middle school and intermediate elementary school staff work together to coordinate a series of activities to introduce the middle school to fifth grade students. We hope to ease some of the anxiety associated with moving to a new school. During the late spring, all fifth grade students will visit the middle school. This orientation gives the students an opportunity to walk through the middle school with seventh grade tour guides and introduces the students to a typical middle school day. Middle school counselors also visit the fifth grade students in their classrooms to talk about middle school and answer their many questions.Parents of all perspective 5th graders are also invited to an evening meeting at the middle school in April. Student schedules are sent home in August. Students are encouraged to bring their schedules with them for one last visit in late summer before the start of the upcoming school year. Please check the HMS website home page for specific dates for these events.