Herndon MS Updates - Nov 6

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In this Update

🌟 Attendance Matters Night
🌟 Return Your Federal Impact Aid Survey
🌟 HMS Honors our Veterans
🌟 National School Psychology Week
🌟 HMS Visits George Mason University
🌟 HMS Band Fundraiser
🌟 Calendar Updates

Native American Heritage Month
Native American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native Americans. It is also a time to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges they have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.


Attendance Matters Night


Come learn more about attendance supports, how to sign up for ParentVue, and other ways to support your child at school on November 9th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Herndon Middle School's Cafeteria.

Return Your Federal Impact Aid Survey


FCPS is asking all families to fill out a Federal Impact Aid Survey. The form is available online in SIS ParentVUE. If you have not already filled out the form online, we will provide paper forms. Please be sure to return paper forms by Friday, November 17. The electronic form will continue to be available in SIS ParentVUE until January 2024. 

Completing this form for each school-aged child in every household is important, because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

Please watch this video and visit the Federal Impact Aid Survey page for more information.  

Need to Register for ParentVUE? 

Learn how to activate your SISParentVUE account, so you can easily submit your survey. 

Technical support for using ParentVUE or completing the survey online is available by submitting a Parent Support Request ticket. Select SISParent in the Application dropdown menu and enter Federal Impact Aid Survey under Issue Description. Or, call the Parent Technology Help Desk at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS).

Applications Open for TJHSST

Middle school students who have an aptitude and passion for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) are encouraged to apply for admission to the Class of 2028 at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST). 

The application will be available on the TJHSST Freshman Application Process webpage. Applications must be started by 4:00p.m. Wednesday, November 15, with a deadline to submit the application by Friday, November 17 at 4:00p.m.


HMS Honors our Veterans

Vets Day

Veterans Day provides a great reason to pause, reflect, and recognize the extraordinary sacrifices our Veterans and their families have made on our behalf, and we thank them for their service.

As a thank you, Herndon Middle School would like to send you or your Veteran a small token of appreciation. Please complete the information on this form.

Learn more about the history of Veterans Day at va.gov.

National School Psychology Week

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This week we celebrate the important work school psychologists do to help all students thrive.

Thank you to our very own School Psychologist, Kelley Wells. Mrs. Wells goes above and beyond to support the needs of our students and community. Thank you for all you do. Happy School Psychologist Week to Mrs. Wells.

Learn more from the National Association of School Psychologists

Strategic Plan

Successfully Completing Algebra 1 by Eighth Grade


Helping students to complete Algebra 1 by Eighth Grade is part of our Strategic Plan (Goal 3: Academic Growth and Excellence). Algebra Access Network Improvement Community (AANIC) is working to increase the diverse representation of students who take advanced math classes and succeed in them. This video shares more about the AANIC cohorts at Kilmer and Key Middle Schools and lets students explain why Algebra matters to them.

Passing Algebra 1 earlier allows for students to take more advanced classes like Dual Enrollment courses, Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses. These advanced courses help students succeed in college. A recent study from the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) found that completing Algebra 1 by grade eight led to 30% more ninth graders and 16% more 11th graders taking advanced courses.


From Student Services

If you need help with home internet, food, clothing, medical care, etc., please fill out this form and let us know.

Immunization Clinics

Immun Clin

Immunization Clinics are now open to all Fairfax County students who need immunizations regardless of if they have had vaccines in the past, new to the country, or those that just need a follow up to be up to date.

Call 703-246-7100 to schedule your appointment!

  • Wednesday, November 15: 4:30-8:00pm at Annandale Location
  • Friday, November 17: 1:00-6:00pm at Springfield Location


HMS Visits George Mason University

GMU Flyer

Attention HMS students, join us for a visit to George Mason University on Tuesday, November 28th. You’ll explore the campus, learn about the admissions process, and have lunch in the university dining hall.

If you’re interested in going, use the QR CODE to sign up. Spaces are limited.

Cost is $9.25 per person.

Click here to sign up.

HMS Band Fundraiser

Herndon Middle School Band is starting a fundraiser with Seasonal Roots this year. Sign up to get healthy, delicious produce delivered straight to your door and support our band students at the same time.

Click here and enter the code HMSBAND at sign up. 80% of the sign up fee will go to band after you place your first order. Thank you for supporting our kids!

Herndon's Got Talent Show and Food Drive

Talent Show Info

Does your student have a talent that they'd like to share? Auditions for the annual "Herndon's Got Talent" show are Wednesday, November 8th during Night Hawk! Sign up's for auditions will be outside the drama room! We need 10 acts in order for the show to happen.

The talent show will take place on Thursday, November 17th at 7:00pm.

Cost of admittance? A non-perishable food donation for our local pantry! Hope to see you there!



This year's Diwali artwork was created by Chantilly High School student Rijuta D. as part of the FCPS Observance Design Challenge for Students.


Happy Diwali to all those who celebrate this day and the victory of light over darkness.



  • 9: Attendance Matters Night
    HMS Cafe at 6-7:00 p.m.
  • 14: Band Concert
    HMS Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
  • 16: Orchestra Performance &
    Talent Show
  • 22-24: Thanksgiving Holiday
  • 28: NJHS Meeting
    at 2:30 p.m.
  • 29: NJHS Meeting
    at 2:30 p.m
  • 29: PTA Meeting
    HMS Cafe at 7:00 p.m.

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