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Hamilton String Ensemble Performance
Hamilton String Ensemble Performance

Hamilton String Ensemble performed last week at the Cherry Hills Country Club. The party was for Lisa Marranzino’s book signing of “Happiness…

Superintendent Cordova’s Visit
Superintendent Cordova’s Visit

Superintendent Susana Cordova visited Hamilton on February 28th to help launch her Superintendent Entry Plan. HMS was proud to show…

Holocaust Survivor Presentation
Holocaust Survivor Presentation

Hamilton was once again proud to host Holocaust survivor Estelle Nadel who spoke with our 8th grade scholars. We all…

African American Young Ladies Summit
African American Young Ladies Summit

Laila Hilton, 8th grade, was one of several Hamilton scholars who participated the DPS African American Young Ladies Summit. This…

CMAS Pep Rally
CMAS Pep Rally

We also know that testing can be stressful – so to get our Huskies excited about doing their best on…

Explore The World. Define Your Future. 

Hamilton Middle School fosters lifelong global learners, through the nurturing of a compassionate and intercultural community that leads change towards a more peaceful world. As international educators, we promote balanced academic, physical, artistic and emotional development for all scholars.

Announcements and Reminders

  • TIME CHANGE FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

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    Hamilton’s start and dismissal times have officially changed for next school year. Effective for the 2019-2020 school year, each school day at Hamilton will start at 9:00am and end at 3:45pm.

    We will continue to offer free breakfast to all scholars and will have a morning study hall available for scholars who need to be dropped off at 7:45am.

    For more information please read Dr. Sawyer’s letter to our community HERE or come to our Help Desk from 7:30am-8:30am each Friday morning until the end of the school year.

  • FAMILY SATISFACTION SURVEY IS NOW ONLINE 

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    This year, we are offering online access to the survey, hoping it will be easier to complete. The survey is available online in English, Spanish, Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, French, Nepali, Russian, Somali, Swahili and Vietnamese. To take the survey, login to Parent Portal and the survey instructions will be in the upper right hand corner of your homepage. Click. Submit. It’s as easy as that!

    This survey is designed to measure how well your child’s school involves families, the quality of family-school relationships and what you think about the school culture. The honest feedback you are providing will help us make positive changes at your school and across the district, helping DPS provide a better learning environment for your child.

  • CHROMEBOOK COLLECTION 

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    On May 23rd and 24th, HMS will collect all MyTech Chromebooks and accessories. The Chromebook must be clean and free of all stickers or other personal decorations.
    Important Note: Returning 6th and 7th grade students will keep the CB cases at home over the summer break. The cases must be returned at the beginning of 2019/2020 school year.
    8th graders must return their Chromebooks and accessories and pay outstanding MyTech fees to participate in the Elitches or Pool Party field trips. You can pay MyTech fees online. They will be posted to MySchoolBucks on Friday 5/24.

    If scholars fail to return items or the returned items are not in the expected condition some fees will apply:
    Chromebook $ 250
    Case (8th grade only) $ 15
    Charger $ 15
    Hot Spot $ 15
    Hot Spot Charger $ 5

    If you have lost your Chromebook, please report this immediately to Mr. Val Petrov.

  • FROM THE NURSE

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    The spring In-school Immunization Clinic will be Friday, May 17. Free immunizations for students are available through Denver Health. Parent permission MUST be on file for students to participate. Forms are available HERE.

  • HAMILTON ARTS EXHIBITION

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    Join our Hamilton Artists and Creative Writers for an evening of imagination, inspiration and artistic excellence on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 4:30pm – 6:30 pm!
    Come view amazing pieces of sculpture, art installations, artist presentations, and textile, abstract and digital artwork. Listen to stories and read books written and presented by the student authors. We encourage you to to provide feedback and help us to judge the Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners of this art show! Additional awards will be offered for outstanding performance in a number of other categories, too!  This is a free event, no ticket purchase is required. Light refreshments will be provided.
    Contact Ms. Saba at 720.423.9500 or alexandra_saba@dpsk12.org with any inquiries about the event!

  • FREE LASER TAG FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

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    On Monday, May 20 the Denver Police Department and Laser Quest are partnering to offer FREE Laser Tag to Hamilton scholars and their families! Each session will include two “coaching/strategy pre-game meetings” with DPD Officers and two games of Laser Tag with these Officers. In total about an hour of time per session! Limit: One session per family.
    Join us at Laser Quest (8988 E Hampden Ave, Denver, CO 80231). This special event is FREE, but registration in required. More information and registration available HERE.
    Email Christie Mochoruk, Volunteer In Police Services (VIPS) with any questions.

  • HAMILTON THANKS OUR SUPPORT STAFF

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    The Hamilton community is grateful for all the hard work that our support staff does every day. Join us in saying “thank you.” Send in a note of appreciation, share a smile, or anything else you would like to do to say “thanks!”

    Facilities Team Appreciation Day is Wednesday, May 15

  • REGISTER YOUR INCOMING HUSKY FOR 6TH GRADE ACADEMY

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    Summer Academy is FREE for all incoming 6th grade Huskies!
    Come learn all about middle school! Meet teachers! Make new friends! Learn how to open a locker! Register HERE. For more information email Ms. Shearer.

  • 8th GRADE CONTINUATION UPDATES

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    8th Grade Continuation is scheduled for Thursday, May 30 at George Washington High School. Scholars should report at 5:30 pm. The auditorium will be open for seating at 6:00 pm and the program will begin promptly at 6:30 pm.

    Remember that 8th graders must be On-Track to participate in the Continuation ceremony. If you have questions about your child’s On-Track/ Off-Track status or to inquire about the appeals process email Mrs. Laura Visintine.

    8th Grade MyTech Chromebook return day is Thursday, May 23. 8th graders must return their Chromebooks and accessories and pay outstanding MyTech fees to participate in the Elitches or Pool Party field trips. You can pay MyTech fees online. They will be posted to MySchoolBucks on Friday 5/24.

  • WASHINGTON DC MEETING FOR 6TH & 7TH GRADE FAMILIES 

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    Would your child be interested in traveling to Washington DC in 8th grade? Join us on May 16th, 2019 at 6:00pm for an informational meeting regarding the Washington DC trip and Fundraising through King Soopers. Email Mrs. Golledge for more information.

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Upcoming Events

May 21, 2019
  • Scholars can pay for End of Year Trips during Lunches

    May 21, 2019 at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    cafeteria

  • Design Advisory Group (DAG) meeting

    May 21, 2019 at 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
    HMS Community Room

May 22, 2019
  • Whole Child Team Field Trip for 8th grade

    May 22, 2019 at 9:15 am - 1:45 pm
    Community College Of Denver, 800 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80204, USA

  • Denver Public Library "Summer of Adventure"

    May 22, 2019 at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    HMS Cafeteria

    Denver Public Library will sign up scholars for the Summer of Adventure  Program and library cards.

    Needs: table

    Questions: Cfulmor@denverlibrary.org

  • Scholars can pay for End of Year Trips during Lunches

    May 22, 2019 at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    cafeteria

May 23, 2019
  • MyTech Chromebook Collection - 8th Grade

    May 23, 2019
    room 127

    All scholars will return their chromebooks.
    Remember to bring: chromebook, case, charger, hotspot, hotspot charger
    Fees for lost devices can be paid at MySchoolBucks.com
    Questions: Valentin_Petrov@dpsk12.org

  • Math Tutoring

    May 23, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Cafeteria

    Questions? Matthew_Mantell@dpsk12.org
    Scholars must provide their own transportation home.
    Thank you to our George Washington High School Tutors.

  • Tech Club

    May 23, 2019 at 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
    Room 24

    Questions? Trista_Fussner@dpsk12.org
    Technology club is for any Hamilton Husky that enjoys creating robots, altering photos in photoshop, creating digital design, using CAD to create 3D models, 3D printing, creating video games, coding, flying drones, and more!

  • African American Parent Advisory Council Meeting

    May 23, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    HMS community room

    Join us for a discussion of the new school times for 2019-2020, how to volunteer at Hamilton, and who to talk to if you have a problem.
    Dinner will be provided.
    RSVP to Rhonda_Keel@dpsk12.org

May 24, 2019
  • MyTech Chromebook Collection - 6th & 7th Grade

    May 24, 2019
    Room 127

    All scholars will return their chromebooks.
    Remember to bring: chromebook, charger, hotspot, hotspot charger
    Fees for unreturned devices can be paid at MySchoolBucks.com
    Questions: Valentin_Petrov@dpsk12.org

  • Principal Coffee with Families

    May 24, 2019 at 7:30 am - 8:30 am
    Hamilton Middle School, 8600 E Dartmouth Ave, Denver, CO 80231, USA

  • Start Time Help Desk

    May 24, 2019 at 7:30 am - 8:30 am

    Do you have questions about Hamilton's new start time for 2019-2020? What about transportation? What are options for before school supervision? Join us for our Time Change Help Desk.
    Reqested: Carolyn_leahy@dpsk12.org

  • End of Year Dance

    May 24, 2019 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    gym & cafeteria

    Sponsored by Black Student Alliance

    Tickets $2 available at lunches 5/20-5/24
    For Hamilton Scholars only

    Questions: Rhonda_Keel@dpsk12.org

May 27, 2019
  • NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - Memorial Day

    May 27, 2019
    Hamilton Middle School, 8600 E Dartmouth Ave, Denver, CO 80231, USA

  • SGA Meeting

    May 27, 2019 at 3:05 pm - 4:05 pm
    HMS Community Room

    SGA adviser Matthew_Mantell@dpsk12.org