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 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 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