HMS Distance Learning Art Slideshow.
Staff Spirit Week Collage
HMS Most Spirited 6th Grader
Umme Hani Garbadawala
WACKY hair Wednesday
Art Work by Heidi Hu 7th Grade
Hailey Marie Cepeda 7th Grade
Artwork of Keith Haring
Jason Juwana 7th Grade
"Found Object Color Wheels"
Brady Walsh 7th Grade
Gavin McKeil 7th Grade
Chase Agustin 7th Grade
Zainab Jaorawala 7th Grade
Team Tuesday April 14, 2020
We Miss U Be Safe! #EBSchoolsStrong
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In an effort to remain connected as a school community and maintain student participation we will be celebrating a HMS VIRTUAL SPIRIT WEEK upon our return from spring break, April 13th-17th. Please see the attached schedule for the spirit week daily calendar themes.
Student participation is voluntary but we hope as many in our community as possible will participate. Students can join in the fun by completing the daily form on our HMS Spirit Strong Google Classroom (code: hstkuv4 ).
Each day, ONE 6th grader and ONE 7th grader will be selected as our "HMS MOST SPIRITED of THE DAY" winner. Daily winners will receive a $5.00 gift car!. At the end of the week ONE OVERALL student winner will be selected for "HMS MOST SPIRITED of THE WEEK." Our weekly winner will receive a $20.00 gift card!! Winners will be revealed the following school day and shared on our Google Classroom and website.
We would love to share students and their families #HMSSPIRITSTRONG photos to inspire and strengthen our school community. Please remember to join our classroom “HMS SPIRIT STRONG” code: hstkuv4 and complete the daily form by 3:50 to show your spirit!
HMS Spirit Week Committee
Dear Hammarskjold parents and students,
As we move into week 2 of our online digital learning platform, we are updating procedures to make this process more qualitative and at the same time, efficient for you.
Therefore, effective Monday, students will not need to log into a Google form to confirm attendance daily. Rather, they will conform their attendance by showing regular activity and assignments issued by their teachers on scheduled alternate days.
This will be confirmed by the period 1 teacher, who will monitor this regular activity and therefore mark students present.
If a child is not performing and showing activity on a regular basis, we will attempt to reach you and your child, however unless we hear back and see activity, your child will be marked absent.
Please encourage your child to continue working on a regular basis and if they have any questions or are not sure how to complete an assignment, to reach out directly to the teacher. This also shows effort in their response.
Thanks very much. Together we had a successful first week of digital learning and I’m confident this will continue into next week.
Mike Gaskell and the Hammarskjold Faculty
Please click here for voice message: March 15 Principal Message
March 15 Principal Message:
I hope you are well and adjusting to our new reality as we make preparations to protect our families. My focus has been more on modelling calm for my children, as they look to me for guidance and assurance.
Please note that starting tomorrow, teachers will be sending out digital assignments, primarily through email to you and/or your children's email address.
We have decided to alternate the assignments, as listed in the table below, in order to help reduce the volume of emails you and your children receive, while still sustaining as qualitative of an educational as possible within our digital means. These will consist of 2 days worth of assignments.
A Day (starts this Monday, March 16)
(First assignments sent by 2:50 PM)
B Day (starts Tuesday, March 17)
(First assignments sent by 9:30 AM, then daily at 9:30 thereafter)
Elective/PE (follow grade 6/7 A/B schedule)
Elective/PE (follow grade 6/7 A/B schedule)
Schedule for the week:
Monday, March 16- A Day
Tuesday, March 17- B Day
Wednesday, March 18- A Day
Thursday, March 19- B Day
Friday, March 20- A Day
Teachers will send alternate day assignments out to you and/or your child by 9:30 AM daily, and then be available to respond to you and your child's questions and submissions throughout the school day, which will be maintained from 8:00 AM to 2:50 PM daily.
For the first day, Monday March 16, expect your first assignments to be received later, as we are holding a digital faculty meeting to go over everything together. All assignments will be delivered for the classes scheduled by 2:50 PM Monday and then 9:30 daily starting Tuesday. The only exception to this is if a teacher has an unforeseen circumstance, and then we will adjust accordingly.
Students do need to acknowledge to teachers in an email response that they have received assignments to check attendance.
If you or your child send a question or comment to a teacher before noon, requesting a response it is reasonable to expect a response the same day. If you send a message after 12:00 PM, you may hear from them the same day, or if not by the next morning on a given school day.
Please bear with us as we adjust to this new normal. We want to continue communicating with you, and providing as quality an education as possible and while that may look different over the next week or so, we will work with you and your child to make this happen.
Mike Gaskell, Hammarskjold Principal
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If you have not been a student in an East Brunswick School and are a new registration for Hammarskjold Middle School, please click here for our registration packet and to request a registration appointment. Please note: all registrations are now done in the Jon R. Kopko Administration Building located at 760 Route 18. You may reach them at (732) 613-6980
HMS School Store!
The HMS School Store is open during lunches every Tuesday. Students may go into the School Store during their lunch to purchase items such as pens, lanyards, notebooks, etc.
If you would like to help out in the School Store, you may contact the PTA through their website (click here). Please remember that you must join the PTA in order to help out at any of our events.