Thanks again to Charlotte Agell, Gifted/Talented educator and published author, for permission to share her beautiful artwork.

 January 8, 2021 

Dear HMS Families,  

We hope the new year brings healthy, happy times ahead for you and yours, and for all of us together.  

Our focus this past week has been on welcoming our students back to school and ensuring that they have a safe, comfortable space to ask questions, continue their learning, and explore their interests and passions. Tom and I want to recognize the exceptional, ongoing efforts of the HMS staff as they guide our students through this school year. 

Thank you for taking time to review the updates below, which include some joyful information that we are excited to share with you along with some important information that needs your attention. 

With Thanks,  

Joan Adler and Tom McDowell

HMS Administrative Team



January 18, 2021 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

*Please note that there are no changes to our usual schedule during the remainder of the week of January 18.


HMS Students Create An Important Public Service Announcement

We are thankful to Sabina Petrucci, Jude Landry, Molly Vickers, Avella Merriam, and Ms. Grover for the important public service announcement they created in their General Music class. These civic-minded students took the time to share essential reminders about keeping ourselves safe and healthy as a community. They did so in a fun and engaging way:  A Public Service Announcement from Ms. Grover's Students


Journalists Vagni Das and Leif Hellstedt Featured in the Bangor Daily News

Congratulations to Vagni Das and Leif Hellstedt on their well-deserved recognition as journalists! We know you will enjoy the article in the Bangor Daily News which features their impressive work! Vagni and Leif were part of The Telling Room summer camp week in review. Please take some time to watch Vagni and Leif’s interviews and read their inspiring words! Congratulations, Vagni and Leif - we are so pleased to see your unique talents being honored in this special way!  


Updating Your Information In PowerSchool

Please take a few minutes to check and/or update your contact information in PowerSchool to ensure that we have your accurate phone number(s) and address. To complete this update:  

- Log into your PowerSchool account

- Click on the Student Information tab on the left hand side

- Update the information in all four tabs as necessary - Student, Parent/Guardian, Permissions, and Medical/Emergency. 

Dates To Remember: 

January 18, 2021 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School - *Please note that we will follow our usual schedule during the remainder of the week of January 18.