Morning Announcements

Here are this week’s morning announcements. Also check the weekly schedule of after-school activities.

March 13, 2020

Did you know that you can access thousands of e-books, e-audiobooks, and magazines on your iPads? Get a refresher on how to access these resources on the DHMS website. Click on “Library” and then click on “Remote Access to Library Resources.” If you have any questions, ask Ms. Shanker. Get ready to run! Track practice […]

  • Did you know that you can access thousands of e-books, e-audiobooks, and magazines on your iPads? Get a refresher on how to access these resources on the DHMS website. Click on “Library” and then click on “Remote Access to Library Resources.” If you have any questions, ask Ms. Shanker.
  • Get ready to run! Track practice begins this coming Monday. All athletes are welcome to join. We will meet in the gym after school and practice will be finished at 4:00. All athletes need to have a physical form on file in order to participate. If you need a physical form see Ms. Dabney. Any other questions please see Ms. Schoenebeck.
  • Teachers – please check-in with your students about updating their iOS and connectivity at home. If they are having issues with connectivity please send them with a pass to Mrs. Leon in the library.
  • Did you know that hand-washing is the key to staying healthy? Everyone should wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available. Wash your hands after PE, before you eat breakfast, lunch or snacks, after using the restrooms, and after touching your face or blowing your nose. Also – before you buy your lunch, please use the hand sanitizer to make sure your hands are clean.
  • There will be an information meeting for Dorothy Hamm’s New Ultimate Frisbee Club on Monday, March 16th from 2:30-3:00 in room 325. The Ultimate Frisbee Club is open to all middle school students and encourages participants of all abilities, especially new players, to join.
  • Congratulations to our Breath of Fresh Air Winners: Susan D., Essey Y., and Michael S. Susan is being brave. Essey modeled a math solution in class. Michael helped to clean up after a game. Thank you for showing respect to yourself, others and our school! Come up to the office and see Ms. Cerrud for your prizes.
  • Thought of the Day, “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do,” Eleanor Roosevelt.

March 12, 2020

Get ready to run! Track practice begins this coming Monday. All athletes are welcome to join. We will meet in the gym after school and practice will be finished at 4:00. All athletes need to have a physical form on file in order to participate. If you need a physical form see Ms. Dabney. Any […]

  • Get ready to run! Track practice begins this coming Monday. All athletes are welcome to join. We will meet in the gym after school and practice will be finished at 4:00. All athletes need to have a physical form on file in order to participate. If you need a physical form see Ms. Dabney. Any other questions please see Ms. Schoenebeck.
  • Newspaper Club is meeting after school today. Our club picture will be taken. All are welcome!! Please come to the library after school.
  • Ms. Partington’s World Geography book club will not meet today. Our meeting has been rescheduled for Monday in the library.
  • Did you know that hand-washing is the key to staying healthy? Everyone should wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available. Wash your hands after PE, before you eat breakfast, lunch or snacks, after using the restrooms, and after touching your face or blowing your nose. Also – before you buy your lunch, please use the hand sanitizer to make sure your hands are clean.
  • There will be an information meeting for Dorothy Hamm’s New Ultimate Frisbee Club on Monday, March 16th from 2:30-3:00 in room 325. The Ultimate Frisbee Club is open to all middle school students and encourages participants of all abilities, especially new players, to join.
  • Students who were given a permission slip to go to the National African American History and Culture Museum the trip has been rescheduled for Tuesday April 14th 2020. See Ms. Elliott if you have further questions.
  • Students – are you having problems with WiFi on your student iPad at home? You must login to the HUB and GlobalProtect apps at school or GlobalProtect will not work! There is a Technology Frequently Asked Questions section on the DHMS website that has directions. Also Mrs. Leon is in her office in the library during TA and Phoenix time. You may get a pass from your teacher to get help. Please put in a tech help request before you come to see her so there is a record of the issue. Go to the DHMS website, click on the Technology tab and submit a student tech help request.
  • Thought of the Day, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn,” Benjamin Franklin.

March 11, 2020

TAB members, please report to the auditorium by 8:15am today for our group yearbook photo. Sisterhood Club members please report to the auditorium at 8:25 AM for our yearbook club picture. Did you know that hand-washing is the key to staying healthy? Everyone should wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use […]

  • TAB members, please report to the auditorium by 8:15am today for our group yearbook photo.
  • Sisterhood Club members please report to the auditorium at 8:25 AM for our yearbook club picture.
  • Did you know that hand-washing is the key to staying healthy? Everyone should wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available. Wash your hands after PE, before you eat breakfast, lunch or snacks, after using the restrooms, and after touching your face or blowing your nose. Also – before you buy your lunch, please use the hand sanitizer to make sure your hands are clean.
  • There will be an information meeting for Dorothy Hamm’s New Ultimate Frisbee Club on Monday, March 16th from 2:30-3:00 in room 325. The Ultimate Frisbee Club is open to all middle school students and encourages participants of all abilities, especially new players, to join.
  • Students who were given a permission slip to go to the National African American History and Culture Museum the trip has been rescheduled for Tuesday April 14th 2020. See Ms. Elliott if you have further questions.
  • Today is club photo day! Students who were given a club photo day pass should report to the auditorium at their specific time slot. At the beginning of the period please show your club pass to your classroom teacher before getting your photo taken. Students should return promptly back to class after their photo is taken in the auditorium.
  • The strategy board game club will meet Thursday in room 131, from 2:30-3:30. We will also have our club photo taken at this time. Please attend if you have been part of the club. Mr. Francis will also be presenting our 2nd First place trophy to us!
  • Reminder: The 6th grade concert band will practice today during Phoenix Time. Band members should report directly to the band room.
  • Students – are you having problems with WiFi on your student iPad at home? You must login to the HUB and GlobalProtect apps at school or GlobalProtect will not work! There is a Technology Frequently Asked Questions section on the DHMS website that has information. Also Mrs. Leon is in her office in the library during TA and Phoenix time. You may get a pass from your teacher to get help. Please put in a tech help request before you come to see her so there is a record of the issue. Go to the DHMS website, click on the Technology tab and submit a student tech help request.
  • Thought of the Day: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compares to what lies within us,” Ralph Waldo Emerson.
  • We would like to send out a special thanks to our hardworking custodial staff. Thank you all of you. We especially want to thank Wilson, Ilsa, and Angela for their hard work cleaning during lunch in the cafeteria!

March 10, 2020

Did you know that hand-washing is the key to staying healthy? Everyone should wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available. Wash your hands after PE, before you eat breakfast, lunch or snacks, after using the restrooms, and after touching your face or […]

  • Did you know that hand-washing is the key to staying healthy? Everyone should wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available. Wash your hands after PE, before you eat breakfast, lunch or snacks, after using the restrooms, and after touching your face or blowing your nose.
  • Kindness Club will be held this Tuesday, March 10th in Room 134. All are welcome to attend as we plan for upcoming projects and events.
  • There will be an information meeting for Dorothy Hamm’s New Ultimate Frisbee Club on Monday, March 16th from 2:30-3:00 in room 325. The Ultimate Frisbee Club is open to all middle school students and encourages participants of all abilities, especially new players, to join.
  • After the announcements, would all girls who were on the Girls Basketball Team go to the phoenix wings on the first floor to meet Ms. Ginnerty to get their team photo taken.
  • Students who were given a permission slip to go to the National African American History and Culture Museum the trip has been rescheduled for Tuesday April 14, 2020. See Ms. Elliott if you have further questions.
  • Thought of the Day: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence , therefore is not an act, but a habit,” Aristotle.
  • Congratulations to Ms. Paris & Ms. Holohan for their excellent teaching practices! They were both nominated for Teacher Tuesday by their students. One student said, “Ms.Paris makes history really fun and always answers my questions. I always look forward to her class.” One student shared this about Ms. Holohan, “Mrs. Holohan is kind, caring and never push’s us. She’s generous and loving. I think that she definitely deserves a award for everything that she’s done for everyone around her.” Ms. Paris and Ms. Holohan please come to the main office and see Ms. Kopiak so that you can take your picture with your Phoenix wings!

March 9, 2020

TAB students: please come to the library today or tomorrow to get a pass for our club photo on Wednesday morning. Do you want Green Ways at Hamm? Be a green Phoenix and help shape DHMS’s New Student Action for the Environment (SAFE) Club! Next meeting will be Monday March 9 in Ms. Azzara’s room […]

  • TAB students: please come to the library today or tomorrow to get a pass for our club photo on Wednesday morning.
  • Do you want Green Ways at Hamm? Be a green Phoenix and help shape DHMS’s New Student Action for the Environment (SAFE) Club! Next meeting will be Monday March 9 in Ms. Azzara’s room 339.
  • Did you know that hand-washing is the key to staying healthy? Everyone should wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available. Wash your hands after PE, before you eat breakfast, lunch or snacks, after using the restrooms, and after touching your face or blowing your nose.
  • Kindness Club will be held this Tuesday, March 10th in Room 134. All are welcome to attend as we plan for upcoming projects and events.
  • There will be an information meeting for Dorothy Hamm’s New Ultimate Frisbee Club on Monday, March 16th from 2:30-3:00 in room 325. The Ultimate Frisbee Club is open to all middle school students and encourages participants of all abilities, especially new players, to join.
  • Thought of the Day: “You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream,” C.S. Lewis.
  • Congratulations to the Model UN Club who represented DHMS at the Langley Conference this weekend. You did a great job and made us proud. The Club will meet this Tuesday, 3/10 with spots for ADMUN and preparation for a mini MUN debate. New and Regular Members are welcome.

March 5, 2020

Do you want Green Ways at Hamm? Be a green Phoenix and help shape DHMS’s New Student Action for the Environment (SAFE) Club! Next meeting will be Monday March 09 in Ms. Azzara’s room 339. Thought of the Day: Your perspective is unique. It is important and it counts. Today’s Strategy Board game club is […]

  • Do you want Green Ways at Hamm? Be a green Phoenix and help shape DHMS’s New Student Action for the Environment (SAFE) Club! Next meeting will be Monday March 09 in Ms. Azzara’s room 339.
  • Thought of the Day: Your perspective is unique. It is important and it counts.
  • Today’s Strategy Board game club is cancelled. We will meet again on March, 12th.
  • Reminder: The 6th grade concert band will practice today during Phoenix Time. Band members should report directly to the band room.
  • The FCCLA club will be selling pizza and sweet treats after school today outside the gym. Pizza is $2 a slice and cookies are $1. Please Come support our club!
  • Congratulations to our Breath of Fresh Air winners! Thank you Vedica C. for stacking chairs and always keeping our classroom organized. We appreciate Trinity B. for being a positive role model and listening to classmates. Thank you Chinguun I. for helping a peer in math! Thank you all for Respecting Yourselves, Respecting Others, and Respecting our school. Come to the office to see Ms. Cerrud for your prizes!
  • Students please take time to nominate your teachers for Teacher Tuesday. Go to the DHMS website and click on the link to tell us why you enjoy your teacher’s class. What makes learning fun?
  • Did you know that handwashing is the key to staying healthy? Everyone should wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available. Wash your hands after PE, before you eat breakfast, lunch or snacks, after using the restrooms, and after touching your face or blowing your nose.

March 4, 2020

Thursday’s Strategy board game club is cancelled this week. We will meet again on March, 12th. Attention Model UN Club – If you are going to the Langley conference this coming weekend, please check into Google Classroom tomorrow, 3/3 for updates and information on your Position Papers. Questions, see Mrs. Carlson. TAB will meet today […]

  • Thursday’s Strategy board game club is cancelled this week. We will meet again on March, 12th.
  • Attention Model UN Club – If you are going to the Langley conference this coming weekend, please check into Google Classroom tomorrow, 3/3 for updates and information on your Position Papers. Questions, see Mrs. Carlson.
  • TAB will meet today during lunch. We will be playing Book Jeopardy! All are welcome.
  • Calling ALL divers. Practice will be Thursday, March 5th. Meet in the bus loop after school to get on the bus to head over to WL Pool. All divers must have a physical on file and know how to swim.
  • Thought of the Day: We do not need magic to change our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.
  • Congratulations to our Teacher Tuesday winners: Megan Smith & Katherine Leon! One student said, “Ms. Smith helps us when we need it.” One student shared, ” Ms. Leon is very smart with dealing with broken iPad screens, broken iPad frames, etc. Very calm and best of all helpful!” Ms. Smith and Ms. Leon please come to the office and see Ms. Kopiak so that you can get your Phoenix wings!
  • The FCCLA Club is having a bake sale after school on Thursday, 2:30pm to 7:30pm. Baked goods and pizza!

March 2, 2020

Attention Model UN Club: if you are going to the Langley conference this coming weekend, please check into Google Classroom tomorrow, 3/3 for updates and information on your Position Papers. Questions? See Mrs. Carlson. Students who submitted papers to VJAS–remember that today is your pizza party during 7th period (7th grade lunch/8th grade Phoenix Time). […]

  • Attention Model UN Club: if you are going to the Langley conference this coming weekend, please check into Google Classroom tomorrow, 3/3 for updates and information on your Position Papers. Questions? See Mrs. Carlson.
  • Students who submitted papers to VJAS–remember that today is your pizza party during 7th period (7th grade lunch/8th grade Phoenix Time). Please come to the library for pizza and treats!
  • TAB will meet Wednesday during lunch. All are welcome.
  • Have you lived in another country before? Does your family move around the US and the world every few years? You should be a part of DHMS Young Diplomats! Come meet other students and share stories about living in other countries! We will have our first meeting in the library TODAY, March 2nd, 2:30-3:15.
  • Thought of the Day: Who you are inside is what helps you make and do everything in life. Let your inside shine!

February 28, 2020

Congratulations to this week’s winners of a Breath of Fresh Air! Kidus Y. challenges himself and works hard in the classroom! Henry S.R. helped a friend in the classroom! Emma M. helped a friend in math! Thanks for being respectful to your classmates! Come up to Ms. Cerrud’s office to collect your prizes! TODAY is […]

  • Congratulations to this week’s winners of a Breath of Fresh Air! Kidus Y. challenges himself and works hard in the classroom! Henry S.R. helped a friend in the classroom! Emma M. helped a friend in math! Thanks for being respectful to your classmates! Come up to Ms. Cerrud’s office to collect your prizes!
  • TODAY is OPENING NIGHT of our 1st ever DHMS Musical – Dear Edwina, Jr.!! The show starts at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 each. Come support your fellow classmate. Can’t come tonight?? Then come see Sat’s show at 7pm or Sunday’s show at 2pm. The Dorothy Hamm theater is the place to be this weekend! Break a leg, cast and crew!
  • Thought of the Day: Move slowly through the halls. Respect others, yourself and the environment. When we move quickly, sometimes we accidentally hurt someone. Move at a slow and steady pace.
  • Have you lived in another country before? Does your family move around the US and the world every few years? You should be a part of DHMS Young Diplomats! Come meet other students and share stories about living in other countries! We will have our first meeting in the library on Monday, March 3rd, 2:30-3:15.

February 27, 2020

There will be no newspaper club today. Dorothy Hamm’s first musical, Dear Edwina Jr., is just days away!!. If you’d like to buy tickets ahead of time, Mrs. Donnelly will be selling tickets during TA in Room 129 this week. Tickets are $10 each. There are 3 shows – Friday, Feb 28 and Saturday Feb. […]

  • There will be no newspaper club today.
  • Dorothy Hamm’s first musical, Dear Edwina Jr., is just days away!!. If you’d like to buy tickets ahead of time, Mrs. Donnelly will be selling tickets during TA in Room 129 this week. Tickets are $10 each. There are 3 shows – Friday, Feb 28 and Saturday Feb. 29th at 7pm and Sunday, March 1 at 2pm.
  • Thought of the Day: Sometimes we talk before we think. Take time to be thoughtful before you speak today. Ask yourself if your idea is going to be respectful of yourself and of others.
  • Do you love all things American History and think you could slay in a trivia competition? You should consider competing in the US History Bee – a national trivia completion that focuses solely on US history. If this sounds interesting, come join Ms. Partington TODAY, February 27th in room 336 , 2:30 – 3:15. We’ll talk about the completion and try out some trivia questions.
  • Have you lived in another country before? Does your family move around the US and the world every few years? You should be a part of DHMS Young Diplomats! Come meet other students and share stories about living in other countries! We will have our first meeting in the library on Monday, March 3rd, 2:30-3:15.
  • Today’s Black History Month contribution comes from Mrs. Whipp’s TA who researched, William Grant Still. Still was a composer and the first African American to conduct a professional symphony orchestra. He also was the first African American to conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
  • There will be 6th grade game club in room 119 during 6th grade lunch today. Please ask your TA teacher for a pass if you would like to come and make sure to grab your lunch BEFORE heading to Ms. Casteel’s room.
  • There will be no Anime Club today! See you next Thursday!

February 26, 2020

Today we welcome author Erin Yun to Dorothy Hamm. She will be talking in the auditorium from 1:15-2:15pm. If you are bringing your classes, be sure to arrive promptly for this author event. Don’t forget, Session 3 of our Phoenix Time Learning Seminars starts on Thursday. Make sure you know where you are going and […]

  • Today we welcome author Erin Yun to Dorothy Hamm. She will be talking in the auditorium from 1:15-2:15pm. If you are bringing your classes, be sure to arrive promptly for this author event.
  • Don’t forget, Session 3 of our Phoenix Time Learning Seminars starts on Thursday. Make sure you know where you are going and have filled out a pass with your Home Phoenix Time Teacher. No changes will be made to seminar assignments unless requested by a teacher or parent. You can email Ms. Partington. We hope you enjoy your new seminars!
  • Do you love all things American History and think you could slay in a trivia competition? You should consider competing in the US History Bee – a national trivia competition that focuses solely on US history. If this sounds interesting, come join Ms. Partington this Thursday, February 27th in room 336, 2:30 – 3:15. We’ll talk about the competition and try out some trivia questions.
  • Dorothy Hamm’s first musical, Dear Edwina Jr., is this weekend. If you’d like to buy tickets ahead of time, Mrs. Donnelly will be selling tickets all week during TA in Room 129. Tickets are $10 each. There are 3 shows – Friday, Feb 28 and Saturday Feb. 29th at 7pm and Sunday, March 1 at 2pm.
  • Today’s Black History Month contribution comes from Mrs. Schoenbeck’s TA who researched Charlies Hamilton Houston. Houston was born to a middle class African-American family. He became the first special counsel for the NAACP. Houston helped make strategies to attack racist laws that segregated schools and racial covenants. He played majors roles in most cases about segregation that reached the Supreme Court including Brown v. Board of Education. He died on April 22, 1950 of a heart attack at the age of 54.

February 25, 2020

Benji T., Drake W., Anna F., Peter G., Susanna C., Ben C., and Katie H. represented DHMS this past Saturday as they competed at Regionals for the History Bee. They all did an outstanding job. Congratulations to Benji who finished 3rd among 8th graders, and Drake who finished 4th among 7th graders! Both students earned […]

  • Benji T., Drake W., Anna F., Peter G., Susanna C., Ben C., and Katie H. represented DHMS this past Saturday as they competed at Regionals for the History Bee. They all did an outstanding job. Congratulations to Benji who finished 3rd among 8th graders, and Drake who finished 4th among 7th graders! Both students earned a spot at Nationals and will have the chance to compete against students from across the nation in Chicago in June! Go Phoenix!
  • Congratulations to our Teacher Tuesday winners! These staff members were selected by their students for providing excellent supports in the classroom. Thank you Mr. Mann for helping me understand percentages, decimals, and fractions when I didn’t know them. If it wasn’t for Mr.Mann I would’ve gotten a bad grade. Thank you Mr. Johnsen for always being super helpful. He helps me stay organized and always answers my questions. Whenever I need someone I know I can relay on him. He is super supportive. Mr. Mann & Mr. Johnsen come to the office and see Ms. Kopiak to have your pictures taken with the wings!
  • Do you love all things American History and think you could slay in a trivia competition? You should consider competing in the US History Bee – a national trivia competition that focuses solely on US history. If this sounds interesting, come join Ms. Partington this Thursday, February 27th in room 336 , 2:30 – 3:15. We’ll talk about the competition and try out some trivia questions.
  • Dorothy Hamm’s 1st musical, Dear Edwina Jr., is next weekend. If you’d like to buy tickets ahead of time, Mrs. Donnelly will be selling tickets all next week during TA in Room 129. Tickets are $10 each. There are 3 shows – Feb 28 and 29th at 7pm and Sunday, March 1 at 2pm.
  • Today’s Black History Month contribution comes from Mrs. Scruggs TA. Misty Copeland is the first African American lead ballet dancer in the American Ballet Theatre. Under Armour choose Misty as one of the faces of their “I Will What I Want” campaign. She has also worked with many charitable organizations. In 2014, President Obama appointed Misty Copeland to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.

February 24, 2020

Congratulations to the DHMS Strategy Board Game club who tied for 1st place in their 2nd tournament. This is the 2nd tournament, and 2nd time they have placed 1st. Please Congratulate Austin W., who placed 1st in all of his games; Nick Y., who placed 2nd in all of his, and Alex E., Christian K., […]

  • Congratulations to the DHMS Strategy Board Game club who tied for 1st place in their 2nd tournament. This is the 2nd tournament, and 2nd time they have placed 1st. Please Congratulate Austin W., who placed 1st in all of his games; Nick Y., who placed 2nd in all of his, and Alex E., Christian K., Will A., Cal F., and Tommy T. for continuing the DHMS first place streak. The last tournament is in May.
  • Dorothy Hamm’s 1st musical, Dear Edwina Jr., is next weekend. If you’d like to buy tickets ahead of time, Mrs. Donnelly will be selling tickets all next week during TA in Room 129. Tickets are $10 each. There are 3 shows – Feb 28 and 29th at 7pm and Sunday, March 1 at 2pm.
  • Today’s Black History Month contribution comes from Ms. Field’s TA AND Ms. Foley’s TA. Kobe Bryant was a famous basketball player. In 1996 he was drafted with the 13th pick in the first round of the NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets and then got traded to the Los Angeles Lakers before playing a single game as a Hornet. He was the 5th player to come straight from high school. He played for the Lakers for all 20 years of his NBA career. He was born on August 23, 1978 and he died on January 26, 2020 at age 41.Gigi Bryant was the daughter of basketball legend Kobe Bryant. Under his coaching and guidance, she was going to become one of the greatest female basketball players of all time. In light of her death, her family has created the Mamba Sports Foundation to create leaders and opportunities through sports.
  • This is your last week to donate to the DHMS Have a Heart Campaign. Please drop off all gently used blankets and towels to the donation bins in the main entrance lobby or by the kiss & ride doors. Have a heart, do your part and help out local animal shelters!

February 21, 2020

Congratulations to the following students who have qualified for the National History Bee Regional Finals: Katie H., Quinn B., Katherine B., Susanna C., Ben C., Anna F., Peter G., Charlie J., Cecelia M., Sydney N., Takanori T., Drake W., Darya W., and Benjamin T. These students have the opportunity to represent our school this Saturday […]

  • Congratulations to the following students who have qualified for the National History Bee Regional Finals: Katie H., Quinn B., Katherine B., Susanna C., Ben C., Anna F., Peter G., Charlie J., Cecelia M., Sydney N., Takanori T., Drake W., Darya W., and Benjamin T. These students have the opportunity to represent our school this Saturday at the Regional Finals Tournament and possibly move on to the National Qualifiers! If you see them in the halls to day, tell them “Good Luck and Go Phoenix!”
  • The library will be closed all day today because of testing. We will be open during TA only.
  • Congratulations to the Breath of Fresh Air Winners for this week: Nisrine B., Sydney O., and Adel A.! These students demonstrated Respect to Themselves, Respect to Others, and Respect to our Environment at Dorothy Hamm. Thank you Nisrine for being extremely organized,Thank you Sydney helping a peer by using google translate, and thank you Adel for being kind to a life skills classmate. Please come to the office and see Ms. Cerrud for your reward.
  • Today’s Black History Month contribution comes from Mrs. Ascenzi’s TA, who researched Claudette Colvin. When Claudette Colvin was riding home from school in 1955, she refused to give up her seat to a white person. She was arrested and dragged of the bus. She was only 15 years old. Even though Claudette Colvin was before Rosa Parks, Rosa Parks was chosen to be the face of the movement. They didn’t want Claudette to be the face because she was young and because she got pregnant at a young age.
  • Dorothy Hamm’s 1st musical, Dear Edwina Jr., is next weekend. If you’d like to buy tickets ahead of time, Mrs. Donnelly will be selling tickets all next week during TA in Room 129. Tickets are $10 each. There are 3 shows – Feb 28 and 29th at 7pm and Sunday, March 1 at 2pm.
  • Are you interested in going on a field trip to the African American History Museum? Through the Office of Equity and Excellence, Ms. Elliott will be taking a group of students to learn more about the rich history of African American culture on Tuesday March 3rd. Use the QR code on the TVs to fill out an interest form. If you have any questions please see Ms. Elliott.

February 20, 2020

The library will be closed all day today and Friday because of testing. We will be open during TA only. Dorothy Hamm’s 1st musical, Dear Edwina Jr., is next weekend. If you’d like to buy tickets ahead of time, Mrs. Donnelly will be selling tickets all next week during TA in Room 129. Tickets are […]

  • The library will be closed all day today and Friday because of testing. We will be open during TA only.
  • Dorothy Hamm’s 1st musical, Dear Edwina Jr., is next weekend. If you’d like to buy tickets ahead of time, Mrs. Donnelly will be selling tickets all next week during TA in Room 129. Tickets are $10 each. There are 3 shows – Feb 28 and 29th at 7pm and Sunday, March 1 at 2pm.
  • There will be Newspaper Club after school today in the library. ALL are welcome.
  • Tomorrow is our last Board game meeting before Saturday’s tournament. Please make sure you attend, if you are registered to play on Saturday. Or, see Mrs. Richardson before Thursday afternoon.
  • Are you interested in going on a field trip to the African American History Museum? Through the Office of Equity and Excellence, Ms. Elliott will be taking a group of students to learn more about the rich history of African American culture on Tuesday March 3rd. Use the QR code on the TVs to fill out an interest form. If you have any questions please see Ms. Elliott.

February 19, 2020

Congratulations to the following students who submitted a scientific paper to the Virginia Junior Academy of Science. Thank you for all of your hard work and good luck! Elizabeth A., Evie S., Ella C., Ophelia T., Emma H., Darya W. Simran K,, and Avery P. The library will be closed Thursday and Friday of this […]

  • Congratulations to the following students who submitted a scientific paper to the Virginia Junior Academy of Science. Thank you for all of your hard work and good luck! Elizabeth A., Evie S., Ella C., Ophelia T., Emma H., Darya W. Simran K,, and Avery P.
  • The library will be closed Thursday and Friday of this week for testing. If you need any books, please visit today.
  • TAB will meet today in the library. You must come up to the library this morning to get a pass if you’re buying lunch. We will not be handing out passes in the cafeteria.
  • Are you interested in going on a field trip to the African American History Museum? Through the Office of Equity and Excellence, Ms. Elliott will be taking a group of students to learn more about the rich history of African American culture on Tuesday March 3rd. Use the QR code on the TVs to fill out an interest form. If you have any questions please see Ms. Elliott.
  • Today’s Black History Month contribution comes from the Ms. Japec’s TA’s. Who researched the Exonerated Five formerly known as the Central Park Five. They were wrongfully convicted and sentenced between 6 and 13+ years in prison for crimes they did not do. There story can be watched in the 2019 Netflix docuseries “When They See US” which won several awards.
  • Tomorrow is our last Board game meeting before Saturday’s tournament. Please make sure you attend, if you are registered to play on Saturday. Or, see Mrs. Richardson before Thursday afternoon.

February 18, 2020

TAB will meet tomorrow in the library. You must come up to the library today or tomorrow to get a pass if you’re buying lunch. We will not be handing out passes in the cafeteria tomorrow. Are you interested in going on a field trip to the African American History Museum? Through the Office of […]

  • TAB will meet tomorrow in the library. You must come up to the library today or tomorrow to get a pass if you’re buying lunch. We will not be handing out passes in the cafeteria tomorrow.
  • Are you interested in going on a field trip to the African American History Museum? Through the Office of Equity and Excellence, Ms. Elliott will be taking a group of students to learn more about the rich history of African American culture on Tuesday March 3rd. Use the QR code on the TVs to fill out an interest form. If you have any questions please see Ms. Elliott.
  • Congratulations to the winners of Teacher Tuesday! Give a round of applause to Ms. Taylor and Ms. Rodgers! Ms. Taylor’s student shared: She is great. She plans our TA breakfasts, and makes solutions to all of our problems. She lets us do fun things during TA and Phoenix time. Ms. Rodgers student shared this: She is great with Best Buddies and always has fun! Ms. Taylor and Ms. Rodgers come and see Ms. Kopiak to get a picture with your Phoenix wings when you have a chance.
  • The DHMS Kindness Club is still hosting its Have a Heart Campaign where we’re collecting gently used blankets and towels to donate to local animal shelters. We’ll be collecting these items throughout the month of February. Collection bins are in the main entrance lobby and by the kiss & ride doors. Any questions? Please see Ms. Zeller, Ms. Katcher or Ms. Schaefer

February 14, 2020

Are you interested in going on a field trip to the African American History Museum? Through the Office of Equity and Excellence, Ms. Elliott will be taking a group of students to learn more about the rich history of African American culture on Tuesday March 3rd. Use the QR code on the TVs to fill […]

  • Are you interested in going on a field trip to the African American History Museum? Through the Office of Equity and Excellence, Ms. Elliott will be taking a group of students to learn more about the rich history of African American culture on Tuesday March 3rd. Use the QR code on the TVs to fill out an interest form. If you have any questions please see Ms. Elliott.
  • Congratulations to our Breath of Fresh Air winners! These students showed Respect to Themselves, Respect to Others, and Respect to the Environment. Let’s celebrate: Olivia D. for being responsible helpful and kind, Kaliyah A. for being an awesome helper, Robbie M. for helping in TA, Hermela B. for her integrity and courage, Joe M. for helping a classmate, Mariel B. for being a good friend and finding a pencil. On this day, we celebrate kindness and love towards one another. Join me in congratulating our students for embracing this. Please come to the office to get your awards.
  • If you are submitting a paper to VJAS, please make sure you submit your final paper in Google Classroom. Also, see Ms. Shanker if you have not filled out the Student Entry forms! This must be done before the end of the day today!
  • This message is for ALL students: ALL Course Request Forms for ALL grades MUST be turned in to your school counselor NO LATER THAN Friday, February 14th. If you have any question, see your school counselor Ms. Pennington, Mr. Tuttle or Ms. Schaefer.
  • Today’s Black History Month Contribution comes from Ms. Cobbs’ TA who researched Lonnie G Johnson. Johnson is known for creating the Super Soaker, a very important part of many children’s childhoods, and he also worked for NASA and made a Johnson Thermoelectric Energy Converter

February 13, 2020

Swim season is here! There will be an interest meeting today at 2:45pm in the cafeteria for students interested in joining the team. Come meet the coaches and get information on the season. This message is for ALL students: ALL Course Request Forms for ALL grades MUST be turned in to your school counselor by […]

  • Swim season is here! There will be an interest meeting today at 2:45pm in the cafeteria for students interested in joining the team. Come meet the coaches and get information on the season.
  • This message is for ALL students: ALL Course Request Forms for ALL grades MUST be turned in to your school counselor by tomorrow, Friday, February 14th. If you have any question, see your school counselor Ms. Pennington, Mr. Tuttle or Ms. Schaefer.
  • Today’s Black History Month Contribution comes from Ms. Kroger’s TA who researched Zora Neale Hurston. Zora Neale Hurston was an American author, anthropologist, and filmmaker. She portrayed racial struggles in the early-20th-century American South. She also published research on Hoodoo. The most popular of her four novels is Their Eyes Were Watching God, which was published in 1937.

February 12, 2020

Swim season is here! There will be an interest meeting on Thursday, 2/13 at 2:45pm in the cafeteria for students interested in joining the team. Come meet the coaches and get information on the season. This message is for ALL students: ALL Course Request Forms for ALL grades MUST be turned in to your school […]

  • Swim season is here! There will be an interest meeting on Thursday, 2/13 at 2:45pm in the cafeteria for students interested in joining the team. Come meet the coaches and get information on the season.
  • This message is for ALL students: ALL Course Request Forms for ALL grades MUST be turned in to your school counselor NO LATER THAN Friday, February 14th. If you have any question, see your school counselor Ms. Pennington, Mr. Tuttle or Ms. Schaefer.
  • Today’s Black History Month Contribution comes from Senora Cortes’ TA who researched Langston Hughes. Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. He moved to New York City as a young man, where he made his career. One of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry, Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance.

February 11, 2020

Attention all students who turned in permission slips for Phoenix Bikes! Today is our first meeting. Come to Mr. Mann’s room after school. See Mr. Mann, Ms. Ascenzi, or Ms. Scruggs for questions! Congratulations to our Teacher Tuesday winners! Your students have nominated you for the wonderful ways you engage them in learning! Today’s winners […]

  • Attention all students who turned in permission slips for Phoenix Bikes! Today is our first meeting. Come to Mr. Mann’s room after school. See Mr. Mann, Ms. Ascenzi, or Ms. Scruggs for questions!
  • Congratulations to our Teacher Tuesday winners! Your students have nominated you for the wonderful ways you engage them in learning! Today’s winners are Sally Donnelly and Melissa Cobbs! One student said this about Ms. Donnelly, “She makes learning fun and always helps us when we need it.” Another student said this “Mrs. Cobbs’ teaching style has increased my understanding and love of math! Mrs. Cobbs is very kind and takes the time to teach us in a way we can all understand. She makes our math activities fun! ” Ms. Donnelly and Mrs. Cobbs come up and have your picture taken with Ms. Kopiak!
  • If you signed up to be a part of the DHMS Kindness Club’s Mini Mural Project, we’ll meet this Tuesday, February 11th in room 134. Can’t wait to see you! Any questions about signing up? Please see Ms. Dabney.
  • This message is for ALL students: ALL Course Request Forms for ALL grades MUST be turned in to your school counselor NO LATER THAN Friday, February 14th. If you have any question, see your school counselor Ms. Pennington, Mr. Tuttle or Ms. Schaefer.
  • Swim season is here! There will be an interest meeting on Thursday, 2/13 at 2:45pm in the cafeteria for students interested in joining the team. Come meet the coaches and get information on the season.

February 10, 2020

If you would like to attend the Kate Messner author visit and you have a signed in-school field trip form, please return it to the library during TA today to get a pass. Teachers who are bringing their classes to see Kate Messner today, please arrive at the auditorium by 1:25. The event will promptly […]

  • If you would like to attend the Kate Messner author visit and you have a signed in-school field trip form, please return it to the library during TA today to get a pass.
  • Teachers who are bringing their classes to see Kate Messner today, please arrive at the auditorium by 1:25. The event will promptly begin at 1:30 so we can end by dismissal time.
  • Do you enjoy creating art? Would you like to leave a lasting contribution to Dorothy Hamm Middle School? February 11th, the Kindness Club is sponsoring a mini mural project after school. All are welcome….but space is limited. If you would like to help create beautiful panels that will become a long lasting exhibit on the 1st floor, please sign up. Ms. Dabney will be available with the sign up sheets during each lunch. Remember….the space is limited…so sign up soon if you want to participate. We can’t wait to see you.
  • If you signed up to be a part of the DHMS Kindness Club’s Mini Mural Project, we’ll meet this Tuesday, February 11th in room 134. Can’t wait to see you! Any questions about signing up? Please see Ms. Dabney.
  • This message is for ALL students: ALL Course Request Forms for ALL grades MUST be turned in to your school counselor NO LATER THAN Friday, February 14th. If you have any question, see your school counselor Ms. Pennington, Mr. Tuttle or Ms. Schaefer.
  • Today’s Black History Month Contribution comes from Mrs. Richardson’s TA who researched Gwen Ifill. In 1999, she became the first woman of African descent to host a nationally televised U.S. public affairs program with Washington Week in Review. She was the moderator and managing editor of Washington Week and co-anchor and co-managing editor, with Judy Woodruff, of the PBS NewsHour, both of which air on PBS.

February 7, 2020

Today’s Black History Month contribution comes from Mr. L’s TA. Philip Emeagwali is a Nigerian-American computer scientist. He won the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize for price-performance in high-performance computing applications, in an oil reservoir modeling calculation using a novel mathematical formulation and implementation. If you would like to attend the Kate Messner author visit and […]

  • Today’s Black History Month contribution comes from Mr. L’s TA. Philip Emeagwali is a Nigerian-American computer scientist. He won the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize for price-performance in high-performance computing applications, in an oil reservoir modeling calculation using a novel mathematical formulation and implementation.
  • If you would like to attend the Kate Messner author visit and you have a signed in-school field trip form, please return it to the library today to get a pass.
  • Do you enjoy creating art? Would you like to leave a lasting contribution to Dorothy Hamm Middle School? February 11th, the Kindness Club is sponsoring a mini mural project after school. All are welcome….but space is limited. If you would like to help create beautiful panels that will become a long lasting exhibit on the 1st floor, please sign up. Ms. Dabney will be available with the sign up sheets during each lunch. Remember….the space is limited…so sign up soon if you want to participate. We can’t wait to see you.”
  • Congratulations to our Breath of Fresh Air Winners! Thank you for respecting yourself, respecting others, and respecting your environment! Today’s winners are: Alex B., J J, and Andy G. Thank you Alex for working hard in class, J. J.  for helping a friend out, and Andy for working hard on classwork. Your teachers appreciate all of your efforts!

February 6, 2020

There will be no board game club or Homework Club today. Newspaper Club will meet after school in the library until 3:15. Do you enjoy creating art? Would you like to leave a lasting contribution to Dorothy Hamm Middle School? February 11th, the Kindness Club is sponsoring a mini mural project after school. All are […]

  • There will be no board game club or Homework Club today.
  • Newspaper Club will meet after school in the library until 3:15.
  • Do you enjoy creating art? Would you like to leave a lasting contribution to Dorothy Hamm Middle School? February 11th, the Kindness Club is sponsoring a mini mural project after school. All are welcome….but space is limited. If you would like to help create beautiful panels that will become a long lasting exhibit on the 1st floor, please sign up. Ms. Dabney will be available with the sign up sheets during each lunch. Remember….the space is limited…so sign up soon if you want to participate. We can’t wait to see you.

February 5, 2020

TAB meets today in the library. All are welcome! Congrats to the boys basketball team for a great game against Swanson yesterday. Thank you to all students for your respectful behavior in the performance yesterday.

  • TAB meets today in the library. All are welcome!
  • Congrats to the boys basketball team for a great game against Swanson yesterday.
  • Thank you to all students for your respectful behavior in the performance yesterday.

February 4, 2020

The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website! February is Black History Month. Black History Month is a time we celebrate African American and Black people’s contributions to our country! Everyday this month we will be sharing a contribution researched by TA classes. Today we celebrate the […]

  • The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website!
  • February is Black History Month. Black History Month is a time we celebrate African American and Black people’s contributions to our country! Everyday this month we will be sharing a contribution researched by TA classes. Today we celebrate the contributions of Dorothy Hamm a a civil rights activist who was a leader in the federal desegregation suit that lead to the desegregation of this building 61 years ago yesterday!
  • The DHMS Kindness Club is hosing it’s Have a Heart Campaign where we’re collecting gently used blankets and towels to donate to local animal shelters. We’ll be collecting these items throughout the month of February. Collection bins are in the main entrance lobby and by the kiss & ride doors. Any questions? Please see Ms. Zeller, Ms. Katcher or Ms. Schaefer.
  • TAB will meet tomorrow in the library during lunch. All are welcome!
  • Congratulations to Ms. Scruggs and Ms. Hill for winning Teacher Tuesday! Your students nominated you for this tremendous honor! One student shared this about Ms. Hill: She was really supportive when I needed help and she’s really nice. I really like the way she teaches. Another student shared this about Ms. Scruggs: She always gives me advice in her point of view and in my shoes.
  • Today’s Black History Month Contribution comes from Ms. Ducassoux’s TA Class. Today we celebrate: Shirley Chisholm, American politician, educator, and author. Shriley Chisolm was the first African American women to serve in Congress in 1968.

February 3, 2020

The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website! February is Black History Month. Black History Month is a time we celebrate African American and Black people’s contributions to our country! Everyday this month we will be sharing a contribution researched by TA classes. Today we celebrate the […]

  • The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website!
  • February is Black History Month. Black History Month is a time we celebrate African American and Black people’s contributions to our country! Everyday this month we will be sharing a contribution researched by TA classes. Today we celebrate the contributions of Dorothy Hamm a a civil rights activist who was a leader in the federal lawsuit that lead to the desegregation of this building 61 years ago yesterday!

January 30, 2020

Attention 8th graders! Counselors from Yorktown and W&L will be presenting to you today at 8:30. When TA ends, those slated to go to Yorktown should report to the auditorium and those slated to go to W&L should go to the cafeteria. Be sure to bring your high school CRF with you. Back by popular […]

  • Attention 8th graders! Counselors from Yorktown and W&L will be presenting to you today at 8:30. When TA ends, those slated to go to Yorktown should report to the auditorium and those slated to go to W&L should go to the cafeteria. Be sure to bring your high school CRF with you.
  • Back by popular demand, the PROS community service group is hosting another Bake Sale after school today by the gym. When you buy a treat, you are helping the Arlington Street Peoples’ Assistance Network, or A-SPAN, as they serve the homeless. All proceeds will go to create Care Kits for vulnerable members of our community. Come on down and show your support while you enjoy a delicious snack!
  • There will be no Newspaper Club meeting today. We’ll see you next week!
  • The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website!
  • Congratulations to our Breath of Fresh Air Winners! We are announcing those who showed respect for themselves, respect for others, and respect for the environment, early this week. Since Friday is off, we are sharing today! Congratulations to: Tulgat A., Hunter S., and Kaleb T. Tulgat for being responsible, hardworking and kind. Hunter for working hard and getting support when needed. Kaleb for being honest and turning something into the office.
  • Students, if you would like to attend an away game, you will need to attend with a parent or guardian. Likewise, students from other schools who want to attend games at DHMS will need to have a parent or guardian with them.
  • Students can only take the late bus if they have attended an after-school club, program, practice, game, etc. Students who leave campus and then return to school will NOT be allowed to take the late bus.

January 29, 2020

The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website! All students interested in joining the bike club–we have just a few spaces left for bike club! Get your permission slips in to Ms. Scruggs by the end of the week! See her if you need one. Attention 8th […]

  • The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website!
  • All students interested in joining the bike club–we have just a few spaces left for bike club! Get your permission slips in to Ms. Scruggs by the end of the week! See her if you need one.
  • Attention 8th graders! Counselors from Yorktown and W&L will be presenting to you on Thursday, January 30th at 8:30. On Thursday, those slated to go to Yorktown should report to the auditorium right after TA and those slated to go to W&L should go to the cafeteria right after TA. You will receive your 9th grade CRF in TA on Thursday. Any questions? See Ms. Schaefer

January 28, 2020

The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website! The Kindness Club will meet on Tuesday, January 28th in Room 134. All are welcome to attend to help us plan February’s activity. Congratulations to our Teacher Tuesday winners! Ms. Ginnerty and Ms. Elliott were recognized by their students […]

  • The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website!
  • The Kindness Club will meet on Tuesday, January 28th in Room 134. All are welcome to attend to help us plan February’s activity.
  • Congratulations to our Teacher Tuesday winners! Ms. Ginnerty and Ms. Elliott were recognized by their students for being excellent educators.One student shared this about Ms. Ginnerty: She’s really nice and good at teaching choir. Another student shared this about Ms. Elliott: She is always there for us and works hard to help kids. We appreciate you! Please come up and see Ms. Kopiak to take a picture with your Phoenix wings!
  • Attention 8th graders! Counselors from Yorktown and W&L will be presenting to you on Thursday, January 30th at 8:30. On Thursday, those slated to go to Yorktown should report to the auditorium right after TA and those slated to go to W&L should go to the cafeteria right after TA. You will receive your 9th grade CRF in TA on Thursday. Any questions? See Ms. Schaefer.
  • All students interested in joining the bike club–we have just a few spaces left for bike club! Get your permission slips in to Ms. Scruggs by the end of the week! See her if you need one.

January 25, 2020

The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website! The Kindness Club will meet on Tuesday, January 28th in Room 134. All are welcome to attend to help us plan February’s activity. Join me in congratulating the following winners of a Breath of Fresh Air! Thank you all […]

  • The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website!
  • The Kindness Club will meet on Tuesday, January 28th in Room 134. All are welcome to attend to help us plan February’s activity.
  • Join me in congratulating the following winners of a Breath of Fresh Air! Thank you all for remembering to Respect Yourself, Respect Others, and Respect Your Environment. Thank you Kadin R-S for catching up on his work. We appreciate you Michael R. for being a great lunch buddy. Thank you Katherine S.C. for working hard on your classwork.

January 24, 2020

The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website! Could all students who qualified for the regional science fair meet Ms. Ginnerty outside the auditorium after morning announcements today to take a picture for the yearbook. Please stay tuned for the Breath of Fresh Air Winners on Monday! […]

  • The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website!
  • Could all students who qualified for the regional science fair meet Ms. Ginnerty outside the auditorium after morning announcements today to take a picture for the yearbook.
  • Please stay tuned for the Breath of Fresh Air Winners on Monday! Thank you all for remembering to Respect Yourself, Respect Others, and Respect Your Environment. We will announce our winners next week.

January 23, 2020

The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website! The Newspaper Club will meet in the library after school today.

  • The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website!
  • The Newspaper Club will meet in the library after school today.

January 22, 2020

TAB meets today in the library during lunch. All are welcome! The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website.

  • TAB meets today in the library during lunch. All are welcome!
  • The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website.

January 21, 2020

Today author Scott Simon is visiting DHMS today. If you are bringing your 4th period class, please arrive to the auditorium promptly after you take attendance. If as a student, you arranged already to attend as an in-school field trip, report to Room 129 for 4th period. If you pre-ordered a signed copy of the […]

  • Today author Scott Simon is visiting DHMS today. If you are bringing your 4th period class, please arrive to the auditorium promptly after you take attendance. If as a student, you arranged already to attend as an in-school field trip, report to Room 129 for 4th period. If you pre-ordered a signed copy of the book, it will be available at dismissal time in Room 129.
  • Attention DHMS Model UN Club! We will meet today in Mrs. Carlson’s room to prepare for WOLFMUN and other Spring Model UN Conferences. Please bring your forms and be ready to get to work! Both new and experienced members are welcome to join.
  • Three announcements from the library:
    • Pre-orders for Kate Messner’s book are due to Ms. Shanker today! If you forgot to bring your money but still want a book, just stop by the library to let Ms. Shanker know which books you want.
    • TAB meets tomorrow in the library. All are welcome.
    • If you are participating in VJAS, the first draft of your paper is due on Thursday. If you want to learn how to do your citations, stop by the library after school today or during Phoenix Time on Thursday.
  • Are you interested in bikes? Phoenix Bikes is coming to DHMS! On Tuesday, January 21, Mr. Duran will be *back* at all grade level lunches. Stop by his table to learn more!
  • Teachers, the Science project boards will be on display in the library all day today if you want to bring your classes to see them.
  • Attention students, on error, we neglected to announce last week’s Breath of Fresh Air Winners on Friday. Please join me in congratulating the following students for their wonderful job: Respecting Yourself, Respecting Others and Respecting Your Environment!
    • Malik P. V. for acknowledging he needed to do his work.
    • Sofia B. for helping Mrs. Taylor clean.
    • Ben B. for assisting a new student with work.
  • Congratulations to our fabulous teachers: Ms. Japec and Ms. Tosner! Your students nominated you for Teacher Tuesday. One student shared: Ms. Japec makes lessons fun, and cares about everyone in the classroom. Another student shared: Ms. Tosner is very helpful and encouraging in class. She provides us with fun assignments that are interesting.
  • The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website!

January 17, 2020

Author Kate Messner will be visiting DHMS on Monday, February 10. If you would like to pre-order her book, please get a pre-order form from your English or Reading teacher and return it to Ms. Shanker by Tuesday, January 21. The form is also available on the website. Are you interested in bikes? Phoenix Bikes […]

  • Author Kate Messner will be visiting DHMS on Monday, February 10. If you would like to pre-order her book, please get a pre-order form from your English or Reading teacher and return it to Ms. Shanker by Tuesday, January 21. The form is also available on the website.
  • Are you interested in bikes? Phoenix Bikes is coming to DHMS! On Tuesday, January 21, Mr. Duran will be *back* at all grade level lunches. Stop by his table to learn more!
  • Congratulations to all students who participated in the First Annual Dorothy Hamm Science Fair. Last night you made up proud by explaining your proudly explaining your science experiments to community members while showcasing your data analysis on your tri-fold boards. To all students and staff- if you are available to visit the library during 7th or 8th grade Phoenix Time, grade-level science fair galleries will be set up. Student scientists will be presenting their work and available to answer any questions you may have. Science fair participants, please check in to Phoenix Time and then report to the library.

January 16, 2020

The Newspaper Club will meet after school today in the library. Board Game Club will meet today from 2:30-3-30 in room 131. Author Kate Messner will be visiting DHMS on Monday, February 10. If you would like to pre-order her book, please get a pre-order form from your English or Reading teacher and return it […]

  • The Newspaper Club will meet after school today in the library.
  • Board Game Club will meet today from 2:30-3-30 in room 131.
  • Author Kate Messner will be visiting DHMS on Monday, February 10. If you would like to pre-order her book, please get a pre-order form from your English or Reading teacher and return it to Ms. Shanker by Tuesday, January 21. The form is also available on the website.
  • Students participating in the Geography Bee at 1:00 p.m. today need to see their Social Studies teacher to pick up their pass. If you have any questions, please see your Social Studies teacher.
  • Are you interested in bikes? Phoenix Bikes is coming to DHMS! On Tuesday, January 21, Mr. Duran will be *back* at all grade level lunches. Stop by his table to learn more!

January 15, 2020

Today is an Early Release Day. Author Kate Messner will be visiting DHMS on Monday, February 10. If you would like to pre-order her book, please get a pre-order form from your English or Reading teacher and return it to Ms. Shanker by Tuesday, January 21. The form is also available on the website. The […]

  • Today is an Early Release Day.
  • Author Kate Messner will be visiting DHMS on Monday, February 10. If you would like to pre-order her book, please get a pre-order form from your English or Reading teacher and return it to Ms. Shanker by Tuesday, January 21. The form is also available on the website.
  • The library has a new place for you to return books! If you enter the building near the parent drop-off on the first floor, you’ll see a new book return box (with a picture of Yoda on it). If you don’t need to come to the library to get a new book right away, you can drop off your books there.

January 14, 2020

Author Kate Messner will be visiting DHMS on Monday, February 10. If you would like to pre-order her book, please get a pre-order form from your English or Reading teacher and return it to Ms. Shanker by Tuesday, January 21. The form is also available on the website. The library has a new place for […]

  • Author Kate Messner will be visiting DHMS on Monday, February 10. If you would like to pre-order her book, please get a pre-order form from your English or Reading teacher and return it to Ms. Shanker by Tuesday, January 21. The form is also available on the website.
  • The library has a new place for you to return books! If you enter the building near the parent drop-off on the first floor, you’ll see a new book return box (with a picture of Yoda on it). If you don’t need to come to the library to get a new book right away, you can drop off your books there.
  • Students participating in the Science Fair this Thursday, there will be a Pep Talk starting in 5 minutes. Please report to the Auditorium right away.
  • Kindness Club will meet on January 14th in room 134 after school. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you haven’t been able to come before. Any questions? See Ms. Zeller, Ms. Schaefer or Ms. Katcher.
  • Do you think you know a lot of fun interesting facts about the world and all kinds of subjects? Are you good at using logic to solve problems? Do you win Trivia Games ALL THE TIME!!? Come learn how to put those cool skills to the test in a national competition! Join Ms. Partington in the library this Tuesday, January 14th, 2:30 – 3:00, to find out about the American Scholastic Achievement League and their national competition.
  • Congratulations to our wonderful teachers: Ms. Palermo and Ms. Foley for being nominated by their students for Teacher Tuesday! One student shared this about Ms. Palermo: She is a teacher who pushes you to do your best and she is a great teacher in general. Another student shared that Ms. Foley gives us great projects and lets us have fun always! Congratulations Ms. Palermo and Ms. Foley.
  • Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders: Join after school bike club! Over 12 weeks you’ll learn bike mechanics, build your own bike, and ride it home for free! You’ll have fun getting your hands dirty while learning practical skills and getting to know new students. Are you interested? Today, Mr. Duran from Phoenix Bikes will be at all three lunches to give you more information on our very first Dorothy Hamm Phoenix Bikes Earn a Bike program.
  • Math Counts is canceled today. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, January 21st.

January 13, 2020

Students going on the library field trip today should meet at the main entrance near the bus loop right after 1st period this morning. You do not need to bring anything with you. Congratulation to 6th graders, Devesh S. and Kaitlin M. They are two of the 3 MS winners in the APS Martin Luther […]

  • Students going on the library field trip today should meet at the main entrance near the bus loop right after 1st period this morning. You do not need to bring anything with you.
  • Congratulation to 6th graders, Devesh S. and Kaitlin M. They are two of the 3 MS winners in the APS Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest. Thanks for using your gift of writing to enter the contest.
  • Kindness Club will meet on January 14th in room 134 during ASP1. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you haven’t been able to come before. Any questions? See Ms. Zeller, Ms. Schaefer or Ms. Katcher.

January 10, 2020

Kindness Club will meet on January 14th in room 134 after school. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you haven’t been able to come before. Any questions? See Ms. Zeller, Ms. Schaefer or Ms. Katcher. All Boys to Men students please report to Mr. L’s room during lunch.

  • Kindness Club will meet on January 14th in room 134 after school. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you haven’t been able to come before. Any questions? See Ms. Zeller, Ms. Schaefer or Ms. Katcher.
  • All Boys to Men students please report to Mr. L’s room during lunch.

January 9, 2020

The Newspaper Club meets today in Ms. Donnelly’s room after school until 3:30pm. All are welcome. Attention Boys Basketball Players: The callback list for 6th grade and 8th grade participants will be posted by the end of the day today, 7th grade tryouts will be held today after school. Callbacks will be held tomorrow, Friday […]

  • The Newspaper Club meets today in Ms. Donnelly’s room after school until 3:30pm. All are welcome.
  • Attention Boys Basketball Players: The callback list for 6th grade and 8th grade participants will be posted by the end of the day today, 7th grade tryouts will be held today after school. Callbacks will be held tomorrow, Friday after school and a late bus WILL be available. See Mr. Tagert or Mr. Loutsios with any questions.
  • There will be no homework club today–we will start back up next week.

January 8, 2020

The Newspaper Club meets Thursday in the library after school until 3:30pm. All are welcome. Author Scott Simon will visit DH on Jan. 21st. You can pre-order his book Sunnyside Plaza at a discount now. Deadline to pre-order is a week from today, 1/15th. The link to order is on the school website or visit […]

  • The Newspaper Club meets Thursday in the library after school until 3:30pm. All are welcome.
  • Author Scott Simon will visit DH on Jan. 21st. You can pre-order his book Sunnyside Plaza at a discount now. Deadline to pre-order is a week from today, 1/15th. The link to order is on the school website or visit Mrs. Donnelly with any questions.
  • TAB will meet today in the library during lunch. All are welcome!
  • Attention Girl’s Basketball: Please have your uniform returned by Friday. You may give it to Coach Riley or Coach Ratliff, thank you.

January 7, 2020

TAB will meet on Wednesday in the library during lunch. All are welcome! Math Counts will he canceled today, Tuesday, January 7th. The Model UN Club will kick off its 2020 season after school today, in Mrs. Carlson’s room, 338. Current and new members are welcome! Attention Girl’s Basketball: Please have your uniform returned by […]

  • TAB will meet on Wednesday in the library during lunch. All are welcome!
  • Math Counts will he canceled today, Tuesday, January 7th.
  • The Model UN Club will kick off its 2020 season after school today, in Mrs. Carlson’s room, 338. Current and new members are welcome!
  • Attention Girl’s Basketball: Please have your uniform returned by Friday. You may give it to Coach Riley or Coach Ratliff, thank you.

January 6, 2020

Boys basketball tryouts are this week. Check the DHMS website for more information. Wrestling starts on Thursday, January 9.

  • Boys basketball tryouts are this week. Check the DHMS website for more information.
  • Wrestling starts on Thursday, January 9.

December 20, 2019

Congratulations to our Breath of Fresh Air Winners! Join me in celebrating with the following six students in respecting others, respecting themselves, and respecting our school environment: Kate T. for being great for a substitute, A’Kari J. for getting ice for a hurt classmate, Cameron H. for helping to take games to the classroom, Michael […]

  • Congratulations to our Breath of Fresh Air Winners! Join me in celebrating with the following six students in respecting others, respecting themselves, and respecting our school environment: Kate T. for being great for a substitute, A’Kari J. for getting ice for a hurt classmate, Cameron H. for helping to take games to the classroom, Michael M. for using his Friday study hall to work on his writing, Kaleb T. for being responsible, and Melat M. for working hard during Phoenix Time. Come on up to the office to get your Breath of Fresh Air reward from Ms. Cerrud!
  • Breakfast closes at 7:40 a.m.
  • The library will close at 12 noon today to get ready for construction work being done over winter break. If you need books, please stop by before noon.
  • The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on the flyers that are hung around the school building.
  • The 6th grade is very excited to announce their new team names: 6A will now be known as the DRAGONS and 6B will now be known as the GRIFFINS!! Let’s take to the sky 6th grade! Happy Winter Break!

December 19, 2019

Make sure you have enough to read over winter break. Stop by the library to pick up some good books! The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on […]

  • Make sure you have enough to read over winter break. Stop by the library to pick up some good books!
  • The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on the flyers that are hung around the school building.

December 18, 2019

Today is the last TAB meeting of 2019. All are welcome! Make sure you have enough to read over winter break. Stop by the library to pick up some good books! The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search […]

  • Today is the last TAB meeting of 2019. All are welcome!
  • Make sure you have enough to read over winter break. Stop by the library to pick up some good books!
  • The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on the flyers that are hung around the school building.

December 17, 2019

There is no UN Club today. Congratulations to Meagan Kroger and Maria Araya for being honored by your students for Teacher Tuesday! Students shared this about Ms. Kroger: She is very nice and loves to read and helps us if we are having trouble. Another student shared this about Ms. Araya: She made class work […]

  • There is no UN Club today.
  • Congratulations to Meagan Kroger and Maria Araya for being honored by your students for Teacher Tuesday! Students shared this about Ms. Kroger: She is very nice and loves to read and helps us if we are having trouble. Another student shared this about Ms. Araya: She made class work fun and it was easy to learn with the fun assignments that she gave us! She is very supportive and always helps when you ask questions! Ms. Kroger and Ms. Araya come down to see Ms. Kopiak and take a picture with your Phoenix wings! Congrats.
  • TAB will meet tomorrow (Wednesday) in the library. Bring your creativity–we’ll be working on a craft!
  • Make sure you have enough to read over winter break. Stop by the library to pick up some good books!
  • The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on the flyers that are hung around the school building.
  • Tech Tuesday will end at 3:30 pm today so make arrangements to go home afterwards.

December 16, 2019

The library is open for book check out today and all week. Make sure you have enough to read over winter break! The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR […]

  • The library is open for book check out today and all week. Make sure you have enough to read over winter break!
  • The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on the flyers that are hung around the school building.
  • There will be no GSA or Sisterhood today

December 13, 2019

Congratulations to our Breath of Fresh Air Winners! These students showed respect for themselves, respect for others, and respect to our environment. Please join me in congratulating: Coco G. for helping Mrs. Taylor to clean up, Zaria B. for being a great student for the substitute, and Eyourab F. for helping a peer. Come to […]

  • Congratulations to our Breath of Fresh Air Winners! These students showed respect for themselves, respect for others, and respect to our environment. Please join me in congratulating: Coco G. for helping Mrs. Taylor to clean up, Zaria B. for being a great student for the substitute, and Eyourab F. for helping a peer. Come to the office to pick up your prizes from Ms. Cerrud! Get excited for next Friday, when we will announce six winners!
  • The PROS Club will be selling Winter Grams before school and during lunch this week. Send a happy note with some candy to your friends for just $1. All of the money raised will go to help feed the homeless in Arlington. Spread some joy to your friends and buy a Winter Gram today.
  • Reminder – the 6th grade Concert Band will rehearse today during Phoenix Time. Bring you instrument and music!
  • It’s the final day of the book fair! Come up to the library before 1pm today to make your purchase.
  • The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on the flyers that are hung around the school building.
  • Attention 7th and 8th graders. Today is the last day to sign up for our FIRST Science Fair. Please ask your Science teacher for help and sign up right away.
  • Congratulations to all of the 8th grade students who participated in last night’s Meet the Authors celebration. Your teachers, administrators and parents are so proud of the unique stories you’ve crafted and the enthusiasm you brought to the event. A special thanks to the teachers, staff, administrators and parents who volunteered their time to support our student writers. Ms. Sanderson and Ms. Juengst’s hearts are full of gratitude.

December 12, 2019

Congratulations to the band students for a fantastic first concert last night! The PROS Club will be selling Winter Grams before school and during lunch this week. Send a happy note with some candy to your friends for just $1. All of the money raised will go to help feed the homeless in Arlington. Spread […]

  • Congratulations to the band students for a fantastic first concert last night!
  • The PROS Club will be selling Winter Grams before school and during lunch this week. Send a happy note with some candy to your friends for just $1. All of the money raised will go to help feed the homeless in Arlington. Spread some joy to your friends and buy a Winter Gram today.
  • The Newspaper Club has posted 2 new articles to the online Tales of the Phoenix Newspaper. One article is asking for help. We are looking for someone with artistic talent to help design the newpaper’s logo. If interested, please fill out the Logo Contest Form. The form can be found in the article found by going to the DHMS website and clicking on ACTIVITIES. The newspaper link is in the dropdown menu. Have fun reading our new articles. ALSO all are welcome to join the newspaper club. Our next meeting is Thursday, JANUARY 9th.
  • The book fair is open for two more days. Come up to the library before 12:30 on Friday to make your purchase. We will be open for one more evening event tonight from 6-8:30.
  • The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on the flyers that are hung around the school building.
  • Attention 7th and 8th graders. The link to sign up for the FIRST Dorothy Hamm Science Fair will close this Friday. Sign up right away. Our Science Fair will take place at our school on Thursday January 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

December 11, 2019

The Newspaper Club has posted 2 new articles to the online Tales of the Phoenix Newspaper. One article is asking for help. We are looking for someone with artistic talent to help design the newpaper’s logo. If interested, please fill out the Logo Contest Form. The form can be found in the article found by […]

  • The Newspaper Club has posted 2 new articles to the online Tales of the Phoenix Newspaper. One article is asking for help. We are looking for someone with artistic talent to help design the newpaper’s logo. If interested, please fill out the Logo Contest Form. The form can be found in the article found by going to the DHMS website and clicking on ACTIVITIES. The newspaper link is in the dropdown menu. Have fun reading our new articles. ALSO all are welcome to join the newspaper club. Our next meeting is Thursday, JANUARY 9th.
  • Reminder – the 6th grade Concert Band will rehearse today during Phoenix Time. Bring your instrument and music!
  • The book fair is open! Students will visit with their English or Reading class and you may also come up to the fair during TA, Phoenix Time, or lunch (after you eat). We are closed for book check out but ebooks are always available on your iPads!

December 10, 2019

Congratulations to our teachers, Ms. Myers and Ms. Casteel! Our students and families have chosen them as our terrific Tuesday Teachers. One student said, “Ms. Casteel always comes up with fun activities to teach us Science. She is funny and motivates us to learn and do the best we can.” Another student shared that “She […]

  • Congratulations to our teachers, Ms. Myers and Ms. Casteel! Our students and families have chosen them as our terrific Tuesday Teachers. One student said, “Ms. Casteel always comes up with fun activities to teach us Science. She is funny and motivates us to learn and do the best we can.” Another student shared that “She always slows down and adds fun activities to our classroom. She is very good at letting us take breaks while still learning. The class work she gives doesn’t make it so hard you can’t do it but not so easy that you don’t learn. She is so helpful and makes sure everyone is successful.” Ms. Myers and Ms. Casteel come to the office to get your Phoenix wings picture!
  • A message from Mrs. Ducassoux: any band students performing the brass fanfare for the winter concert should report to the band room for a brief practice.
  • The book fair is open! Students will visit with their English or Reading class and you may also come up to the fair during TA, Phoenix Time, or lunch (after you eat). We are closed for book check out but ebooks are always available on your iPads!
  • The Kindness Club will meet on Tuesday, December 10th in room 134 from 2:30 – 3:30. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you haven’t attended before. We need your help in planning for our upcoming events and working on our Kindness Tree! Any questions? See Ms.Schaefer, Ms. Zeller or Ms. Katcher.
  • Attention staff and students! The Kindness Club is working with the Arlington Police Department for their “Fill the Cruiser” campaign! We’ll be collecting toys now through December 11th. Please bring NEW and UNWRAPPED toys (newborn – 17) to the decorated bin located in the main office. Help spread kindness and cheer to children in the community this holiday season! Any questions? Please see Ms. Schaefer, Ms. Zeller or Ms. Katcher.
  • The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on the flyers that are hung around the school building.
  • Attention 7th and 8th graders. The link to sign up for the FIRST Dorothy Hamm Science Fair will close this Friday. Sign up right away. Our Science Fair will take place at our school on Thursday January 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
  • Attention 8th graders: If you plan to run a writing workshop during the authors night celebration on Thursday, please report to a mandatory lunch meeting today in Ms. Juengst’s room #325. We will be reviewing the expectations and directions for each station. (please repeat)

December 9, 2019

The book fair is open! Students will visit with their English or Reading class and you may also come up to the fair during TA, Phoenix Time, or lunch (after you eat). We are closed for book check out but ebooks are always available on your iPads! The Kindness Club will meet on Tuesday, December […]

  • The book fair is open! Students will visit with their English or Reading class and you may also come up to the fair during TA, Phoenix Time, or lunch (after you eat). We are closed for book check out but ebooks are always available on your iPads!
  • The Kindness Club will meet on Tuesday, December 10th in room 134 from 2:30 – 3:30. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you haven’t attended before. We need your help in planning for our upcoming events and working on our Kindness Tree! Any questions? See Ms.Schaefer, Ms. Zeller or Ms. Katcher.
  • Attention staff and students! The Kindness Club is working with the Arlington Police Department for their “Fill the Cruiser” campaign! We’ll be collecting toys now through December 11th. Please bring NEW and UNWRAPPED toys (newborn – 17) to the decorated bin located in the main office. Help spread kindness and cheer to children in the community this holiday season! Any questions? Please see Ms. Schaefer, Ms. Zeller or Ms. Katcher.
  • The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on the flyers that are hung around the school building.
  • Attention 7th and 8th graders. The link to sign up for the FIRST Dorothy Hamm Science Fair will close this Friday. Sign up right away. Our Science Fair will take place at our school on Thursday January 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

December 6, 2019

Congratulations to our Phoenix Breath of Fresh Air Winners for the week. Colby C., A’Kari J., and Taulant K. demonstrated respect towards themselves, respect towards others and respect to our environment. Come down to the office to get your prize! The teacher preview for the book fair is today. All teachers: please stop by anytime […]

  • Congratulations to our Phoenix Breath of Fresh Air Winners for the week. Colby C., A’Kari J., and Taulant K. demonstrated respect towards themselves, respect towards others and respect to our environment. Come down to the office to get your prize!
  • The teacher preview for the book fair is today. All teachers: please stop by anytime to make your wish lists for your classroom libraries. Hot chocolate and cookies are being served!
  • Reminder from Mrs. Ducassoux: brass students performing the concert fanfare should report to the band room for a brief practice.
  • The Book Fair is coming up next week! All students will visit the book fair with their English or Reading classes one day next week. You can also shop at the book fair during TA, Phoenix Time, and lunch (after you eat).
  • The Kindness Club will meet on Tuesday, December 10th in room 134 from 2:30 – 3:30. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you haven’t attended before. We need your help in planning for our upcoming events and working on our Kindness Tree! Any questions? See Ms.Schaefer, Ms. Zeller or Ms. Katcher.
  • Attention staff and students! The Kindness Club is working with the Arlington Police Department for their “Fill the Cruiser” campaign! We’ll be collecting toys now through December 11th. Please bring NEW and UNWRAPPED toys (newborn – 17) to the decorated bin located in the main office. Help spread kindness and cheer to children in the community this holiday season! Any questions? Please see Ms. Schaefer, Ms. Zeller or Ms. Katcher.
  • The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on the flyers that are hung around the school building.
  • Attention 7th and 8th graders. Have you signed up to participate in the FIRST Dorothy Hamm Science Fair yet? Our Science Fair will take place at our school on Thursday January 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. We are excited to see what you did for Science Project. Don’t hesitate and sign up right away.

December 5, 2019

There will be no FCCLA meeting today. See you next Thursday. The Book Fair is coming up next week! All students will visit the book fair with their English or Reading classes one day next week. You can also shop at the book fair during TA, Phoenix Time, and lunch (after you eat). The Kindness […]

  • There will be no FCCLA meeting today. See you next Thursday.
  • The Book Fair is coming up next week! All students will visit the book fair with their English or Reading classes one day next week. You can also shop at the book fair during TA, Phoenix Time, and lunch (after you eat).
  • The Kindness Club will meet on Tuesday, December 10th in room 134 from 2:30 – 3:30. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you haven’t attended before. We need your help in planning for our upcoming events and working on our Kindness Tree! Any questions? See Ms.Schaefer, Ms. Zeller or Ms. Katcher.
  • Attention Jazz Band members: Jazz Band is canceled for today. Mr. Wilkin will see you next Thursday!
  • The Newspaper club will meet today in room 129. This will be the only meeting in December; all are welcome!
  • The Board Game Club will meet today in room 131. This will be the only meeting in December; all are welcome!
  • Attention staff and students! The Kindness Club is working with the Arlington Police Department for their “Fill the Cruiser” campaign! We’ll be collecting toys now through December 11th. Please bring NEW and UNWRAPPED toys (newborn – 17) to the decorated bin located in the main office. Help spread kindness and cheer to children in the community this holiday season! Any questions? Please see Ms. Schaefer, Ms. Zeller or Ms. Katcher.
  • Reminder from Mrs. Ducassoux: The 6th Grade Concert Band will rehearse today during Phoenix Time. Bring your instrument and music!

December 4, 2019

Reminder from Mrs. Ducassoux: brass students interested in performing the concert fanfare should report to the band room for a brief practice. TAB will meet today, Wednesday, December 4 in the library. All are welcome! The Book Fair is coming up next week! All students will visit the book fair with their English or Reading […]

  • Reminder from Mrs. Ducassoux: brass students interested in performing the concert fanfare should report to the band room for a brief practice.
  • TAB will meet today, Wednesday, December 4 in the library. All are welcome!
  • The Book Fair is coming up next week! All students will visit the book fair with their English or Reading classes one day next week. You can also shop at the book fair during TA, Phoenix Time, and lunch (after you eat).
  • Students attending the walking field trip to Washington Liberty today should be ready to leave at 8 am in Ms. Sanderson’s or Ms. Juengst’s rooms. Bring a coat. All other items can be left behind at school.

December 3, 2019

Students attending the walking field trip to Washington-Liberty High School tomorrow should be ready to leave at 8 am in Ms. Sanderson’s or Ms. Juengst’s rooms. Bring a coat and your book. All other items can be left behind at school. Congratulations to our fabulous teachers: Beth Sanderson and Julie Westcott! Your students nominated you […]

  • Students attending the walking field trip to Washington-Liberty High School tomorrow should be ready to leave at 8 am in Ms. Sanderson’s or Ms. Juengst’s rooms. Bring a coat and your book. All other items can be left behind at school.
  • Congratulations to our fabulous teachers: Beth Sanderson and Julie Westcott! Your students nominated you for Teacher Tuesday. They wanted to honor your hard work and dedication. Ms. Sandersons’s students said: “She always puts back feed back giving the positives and negatives when handing back out papers or projects.” Ms. Westcott’s students said: “She is very patient and nice. She is personally one of my favorite teachers. She also gives us lots of privileges. On my first day I saw how she acted and she is still very nice and energetic. I always look forward to going to TA in the morning.”
  • Congratulations to the following orchestra students who made the Arlington Junior Honors Orchestra: Satya N., Audrey P., and Elliana S. We also had seven students make the Arlington Honors Orchestra: Scarlett B., Ryan C., Sam J., Brandon K., Lola R., Evie S., and Nora S. We are so proud of these orchestra students who will be representing DHMS in these countywide groups!
  • TAB will meet tomorrow, Wednesday, December 4 in the library. All are welcome!
  • There will be a short tech theatre interest meeting for anyone wishing to participate backstage for the school musical immediately after school on Tuesday, December 3rd (today).
  • The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on the flyers that are hung around the school building.
  • Attention 7th and 8th graders. Have you signed up to participate in the FIRST Dorothy Hamm Science Fair yet? Our Science Fair will take place at our school on Thursday January 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. We are excited to see what you did for Science Project. Don’t hesitate and sign up right away.
  • Attention 7th and 8th graders. There will be an information session about Virginia Junior Academy of Science (VJAS) in room 331 this Thursday during your Phoenix Time. Come and learn about this amazing opportunity to show your science project.
  • The  Arlington Food Assistance Center needs your help to feed 2,300 families every week. This holiday season, Phoenix Raising Others through Service (PROS) and Kindness Club are collecting food and coat donations to serve our neighbors in need. Bring your donations to the front of the main office starting November 18 until December 13. The foods needed most are: canned tuna, canned soup, canned vegetables, peanut butter, cooking oil, low sugar cereal. No glass containers, please! Learn more at www.afac.org.

December 2, 2019

There will be a short tech theatre interest meeting for anyone wishing to participate backstage for the school musical immediately after school on Tuesday, December 3rd (tomorrow). The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy […]

  • There will be a short tech theatre interest meeting for anyone wishing to participate backstage for the school musical immediately after school on Tuesday, December 3rd (tomorrow).
  • The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on the flyers that are hung around the school building.
  • Attention 7th and 8th graders. Have you signed up to participate in the FIRST Dorothy Hamm Science Fair yet? Our Science Fair will take place at our school on Thursday January 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. We are excited to see what you did for Science Project. Don’t hesitate and sign up right away.
  • Attention 7th and 8th graders. There will be an information session about Virginia Junior Academy of Science (VJAS) in room 331 this Thursday during your Phoenix Time. Come and learn about this amazing opportunity to show your science project.

November 26, 2019

There are no after-school activities and no late bus today. Congratulations to our fabulous teachers, Matt Redican and Madison Azzara, who were nominated by their students for Teacher Tuesday. One of Mr. Redican’s students shared: “Mr. Redican is always there for me. He always believes in me. I know I can trust him because of […]

  • There are no after-school activities and no late bus today.
  • Congratulations to our fabulous teachers, Matt Redican and Madison Azzara, who were nominated by their students for Teacher Tuesday. One of Mr. Redican’s students shared: “Mr. Redican is always there for me. He always believes in me. I know I can trust him because of how experienced he is. He always has the kind solution and not a right solution.” Ms. Azzara’s student shared: “I had a hard time keeping up with my work despite the extra time I was given. She always gave a second chance to work on my studies and checked up on me often. When I got an overall bad grade in 1st quarter. She reassured me that there’s a new quarter.” Mr. Redican and Ms. Azzara, come down to get your Phoneix wings picture with Ms. Kopiak today!
  • Attention 7th and 8th graders. The link to sign up for the FIRST Dorothy Hamm Science Fair is open. Ask your science teacher how to find the link. Our Science Fair will take place at our school on Thursday January 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. We are excited to see what you did for Science Project. Don’t hesitate and sign up right away.
  • The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on the flyers that are hung around the school building.

November 25, 2019

Congratulations to the DHMS Model UN Club who competed at George Washington University this weekend. Vedica C. won an Outstanding Delegate Award and all students got great experience participating in high level debate! Way to to Phoenix! There will no Model UN meeting tomorrow. The Sisterhood Club will be meeting in room 140 today. All […]

  • Congratulations to the DHMS Model UN Club who competed at George Washington University this weekend. Vedica C. won an Outstanding Delegate Award and all students got great experience participating in high level debate! Way to to Phoenix! There will no Model UN meeting tomorrow.
  • The Sisterhood Club will be meeting in room 140 today. All are welcome.
  • The GSA Club will be meeting in room 317 today. All are welcome.
  • The Kindness Club will meet on today in room 134. Everyone is welcome to attend to help us plan for our upcoming projects.
  • There will be no after-school activities and no late bus tomorrow (Tuesday).

November 22, 2019

Congratulations to our Breath of Fresh Air Winners for this week! Susanna C., Nicholas G., and Garad G. please come down to the main office to receive you reward! We appreciate all of your hard work showing respect to others, respect to yourself, and respect to our environment. Students, is there a teacher that taught […]

  • Congratulations to our Breath of Fresh Air Winners for this week! Susanna C., Nicholas G., and Garad G. please come down to the main office to receive you reward! We appreciate all of your hard work showing respect to others, respect to yourself, and respect to our environment.
  • Students, is there a teacher that taught you a critical piece of information? Is there a teacher who took time to problem-solve an important issue? Is there a teacher who has really helped you with some struggle? Nominate your teacher for Teacher Tuesday! The link can be found on the quick links on our website. Just click on the form and tell us why your teacher is excellent.
  • The Kindness Club will meet on Monday, November 25th in room 134. Everyone is welcome to attend to help us plan for our upcoming projects.

November 21, 2019

The board game club will be meeting in room 131 from 2:30-3:30 today. All are welcome. The Kindness Club will meet on Monday, November 25th in room 134. Everyone is welcome to attend to help us plan for our upcoming projects. Student pictures are being held today in the Auditorium from 8-11 a.m., please allow […]

  • The board game club will be meeting in room 131 from 2:30-3:30 today. All are welcome.
  • The Kindness Club will meet on Monday, November 25th in room 134. Everyone is welcome to attend to help us plan for our upcoming projects.
  • Student pictures are being held today in the Auditorium from 8-11 a.m., please allow students to leave if they need a retake. TEACHERS AND STAFF WHO HAVE NOT HAD THEIR PICTURE TAKEN NEED TO GO TODAY! PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE HERE FOR TEACHERS UNTIL 12 PM
  • The Arlington Food Assistance Center needs your help to feed 2,300 families every week. This holiday season, Phoenix Raising Others through Service (PROS) and Kindness Club are collecting food and coat donations to serve our neighbors in need. Bring your donations to the front of the main office starting November 18 until December 13. The foods needed most are: canned tuna, canned soup, canned vegetables, peanut butter, cooking oil, low sugar cereal. No glass containers, please! Learn more at www.afac.org.
  • Reminder: The Newspaper Club is meeting today from 2:30-3:30 in the library. All students are welcome.
  • Students, is there a teacher that taught you a critical piece of information? Is there a teacher who took time to problem-solve an important issue? Is there a teacher who has really helped you with some struggle? Nominate your teacher for Teacher Tuesday! The link can be found on the quick links on our website. Just click on the form and tell us why your teacher is excellent.
  • Do you have an announcement for your club, team or organization? Teachers, find the DHMS Morning Announcements Google Sheet in the DHMS Collaborative Workspace. Click on it and type in your announcement to be shared in the mornings.

November 20, 2019

The TAB field trip is today. Students attending should already have field trip pass from their TA teacher. We will meet near the auditorium at 9:15. You will need to excuse yourself from your 2nd period class. No announcement will be made at that time. Picture re-take day is tomorrow in the auditorium from 8 […]

  • The TAB field trip is today. Students attending should already have field trip pass from their TA teacher. We will meet near the auditorium at 9:15. You will need to excuse yourself from your 2nd period class. No announcement will be made at that time.
  • Picture re-take day is tomorrow in the auditorium from 8 am – 11 a.m. – order forms are in the office or bring back your picture for a retake.
  • Students, is there a teacher that taught you a critical piece of information? Is there a teacher who took time to problem-solve an important issue? Is there a teacher who has really helped you with some struggle? Nominate your teacher for Teacher Tuesday! The link can be found on the quick links on our website. Just click on the form and tell us why your teacher is excellent.
  • Do you have an announcement for your club, team or organization? Teachers, find the DHMS Morning Announcements Google Sheet in the DHMS Collaborative Workspace. Click on it and type in your announcement to be shared in the mornings.
  • The Arlington Food Assistance Center needs your help to feed 2,300 families every week. This holiday season, Phoenix Raising Others through Service (PROS) and Kindness Club are collecting food and coat donations to serve our neighbors in need. Bring your donations to the front of the main office starting November 18 until December 13. The foods needed most are: canned tuna, canned soup, canned vegetables, peanut butter, cooking oil, low sugar cereal. No glass containers, please! Learn more at www.afac.org.

November 19, 2019

Picture re-take day is this Thursday, in the auditorium from 8 am – 11 a.m. – order forms are in the office or bring back your picture for a retake. The TAB field trip is tomorrow. Students attending should get a field trip pass from their TA teacher today. We will meet near the auditorium […]

  • Picture re-take day is this Thursday, in the auditorium from 8 am – 11 a.m. – order forms are in the office or bring back your picture for a retake.
  • The TAB field trip is tomorrow. Students attending should get a field trip pass from their TA teacher today. We will meet near the auditorium at 9:15 tomorrow. You will need to excuse yourself from your 2nd period class tomorrow. No announcement will be made at that time.
  • Congratulations to our two wonderful Tuesday Teachers! Nathan Garvin and Whitney Field were nominated by their students. Nathan Garvin is one of our sixth grade English teachers. Students said the following about Mr. Garvin: He adds fun into his activities to keep us interested. He is very nice to me and my class. He makes us have so much fun and enjoy class. He is so cool about helping us. He comes up with the best topics to write about. That class I am always the most excited for. That class is the one I would take every single period. He is an amazing teacher! He makes everything we do fun and exciting. Whitney Field is another English teacher in our sixth grade. Students said this about Ms. Field: She is helpful and always creates a good environment in the classroom. She is always very supportive and if you are feeling down, she lifts your spirits right back up! She is very nice and supportive. Congratulations! Ms. Field and Mr. Garvin come on down to show your Phoenix pride! We want you to pose with your wings.
  • The Arlington Food Assistance Center needs your help to feed 2,300 families every week. This holiday season, Phoenix Raising Others through Service (PROS) and Kindness Club are collecting food and coat donations to serve our neighbors in need. Bring your donations to the front of the main office starting November 18 until December 13. The foods needed most are: canned tuna, canned soup, canned vegetables, peanut butter, cooking oil, low sugar cereal. No glass containers, please! Learn more at www.afac.org.
  • There will be a Tech Interest meeting after school on Wednesday in the Auditorium for anyone who is interested in working backstage.
  • Reminder: The Newspaper Club is meeting Thursday from 2:30-3:30 in the library. All students are welcome.
  • Students, is there a teacher that taught you a critical piece of information? Is there a teacher who took time to problem-solve an important issue? Is there a teacher who has really helped you with some struggle? Nominate your teacher for Teacher Tuesday! The link can be found on the quick links on our website. Just click on the form and tell us why your teacher is excellent.
  • Do you have an announcement for your club, team or organization? Teachers, find the DHMS Morning Announcements Google Sheet in the DHMS Collaborative Workspace. Click on it and type in your announcement to be shared in the mornings.

November 18, 2019

The Arlington Food Assistance Center needs your help to feed 2,300 families every week. This holiday season, Phoenix Raising Others through Service (PROS) and Kindness Club are collecting food and coat donations to serve our neighbors in need. Bring your donations to the front of the main office starting November 18 until December 13. The foods needed […]

  • The Arlington Food Assistance Center needs your help to feed 2,300 families every week. This holiday season, Phoenix Raising Others through Service (PROS) and Kindness Club are collecting food and coat donations to serve our neighbors in need. Bring your donations to the front of the main office starting November 18 until December 13. The foods needed most are: canned tuna, canned soup, canned vegetables, peanut butter, cooking oil, low sugar cereal. No glass containers, please! Learn more at www.afac.org.
  • There will be a Tech Interest meeting after school on Wednesday in the Auditorium for anyone who is interested in working backstage.
  • The DHMS Board Game Club won the tournament on Saturday! They took first place, and will bring home a trophy. Please congratulate: Nicholas Y., Tommy T., Alex E. and Austin W., who won each of his games!
  • Students, is there a teacher that taught you a critical piece of information? Is there a teacher who took time to problem-solve an important issue? Is there a teacher who has really helped you with some struggle? Nominate your teacher for Teacher Tuesday! The link can be found on the quick links on our website. Just click on the form and tell us why your teacher is excellent.
  • The TAB field trip will be this Wednesday. Students attending should look for a pass in their TA on Tuesday. We will meet near the auditorium at 9:15 on Wednesday.
  • Be sure to read the 2 newest articles posted on the DHMS Tales of the Phoenix newspaper.
  • Do you have an announcement for your club, team or organization? Teachers, find the DHMS Morning Announcements Google Sheet in the DHMS Collaborative Workspace. Click on it and type in your announcement to be shared in the mornings.

November 15, 2019

Our first Breath of Fresh Air winners were announced. Congrats to our student winners!

Our first Breath of Fresh Air winners were announced. Congrats to our student winners!

November 14, 2019

The Newspaper Club is meeting today (Thur) from 2:30-3:30 in the library. All students are welcome. The board game club is meeting today, from 2:30-3:30 in room 131. If you are going to Saturday’s tournament, please show up this afternoon. The 1st DHMS Newspaper is ready to read. Check out the first online issue, the […]

  • The Newspaper Club is meeting today (Thur) from 2:30-3:30 in the library. All students are welcome.
  • The board game club is meeting today, from 2:30-3:30 in room 131. If you are going to Saturday’s tournament, please show up this afternoon.
  • The 1st DHMS Newspaper is ready to read. Check out the first online issue, the link is on the school’s website. The newspaper is called Tales of the Phoenix. Look for the QR code signs in the hallway and enjoy reading our articles!!

November 13, 2019

The 1st DHMS Newspaper is ready to read. Check out the first online issue, the link is on the school’s website. The newspaper is called Tales of the Phoenix. Look for the QR code signs in the hallway and enjoy reading our articles!! TAB meets today in the library. Please stop by and pick up a […]

  • The 1st DHMS Newspaper is ready to read. Check out the first online issue, the link is on the school’s website. The newspaper is called Tales of the Phoenix. Look for the QR code signs in the hallway and enjoy reading our articles!!
  • TAB meets today in the library. Please stop by and pick up a pass during TA.
  • Students, is there a teacher that taught you a critical piece of information? Is there a teacher who took time to problem-solve an important issue? Is there a teacher who has really helped you with some struggle? Nominate your teacher for Teacher Tuesday! The link can be found on the quick links on our website. Just click on the form and tell us why your teacher is excellent.
  • Do you have an announcement for your club, team or organization? Teachers, find the DHMS Morning Announcements Google Sheet in the DHMS Collaborative Workspace. Click on it and type in your announcement to be shared in the mornings.

November 12, 2019

Congratulations to the Girls Basketball Team on their first game and win against Kenmore Middle School last Thursday. Go Phoenix! TAB meets tomorrow in the library during lunch. Please plan to pick up a pass during TA tomorrow. Students, is there a teacher that taught you a critical piece of information? Is there a teacher […]

  • Congratulations to the Girls Basketball Team on their first game and win against Kenmore Middle School last Thursday. Go Phoenix!
  • TAB meets tomorrow in the library during lunch. Please plan to pick up a pass during TA tomorrow.
  • Students, is there a teacher that taught you a critical piece of information? Is there a teacher who took time to problem-solve an important issue? Is there a teacher who has really helped you with some struggle? Nominate your teacher for Teacher Tuesday! The link can be found on the quick links on our website. Just click on the form and tell us why your teacher is excellent.
  • Given that we were out on Friday, we would like to say congratulations to the following students for respecting yourself, respecting others, and respecting their environment. Each one of these students gave us a Breath of Fresh Air! Samir H., Khaliun B. and Alex B.
  • Do you have an announcement for your club, team or organization? Teachers, find the DHMS Morning Announcements Google Sheet in the DHMS Collaborative Workspace. Click on it and type in your announcement to be shared in the mornings.