Heads Up Hamilton: Friday, May 13th

Posted May 13, 2022

The Week Ahead

Monday, May 16

  • HMS Artwork Display- Denver Art Museum during operating hours

Tuesday, May 17

  • HMS Artwork Display- Denver Art Museum during operating hours
  • GESTEM Field Trip

Wednesday, May 18

  • HMS Artwork Display- Denver Art Museum during operating hours
  • Skate City PTSA Fundraiser 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (15100 E Girard Ave, Aurora, CO 80014, USA)

Thursday, May 19

  • Super Citizen Award Ceremony 5:30 pm
  • HMS Artwork Display- Denver Art Museum during operating hours

Friday, May 20

  • Denver Animal Control Career Spark Event
  • HMS Artwork Display- Denver Art Museum during operating hours

Upcoming Events

  • 5/23 Pokemon Go After School Club
  • 5/23-25 8th-grade comprehensive Health Courses
  • 5/26-27 6th/7th-grade Comprehensive Health Courses
  • 5/25 8th-Grade Computer Check-in/Return
    • Gifted & Talented & Talent Pool Passion Project Showcase (4:30-5:00 pm in the Hamilton Cafeteria)
  • 5/26 Denver Police Museum-Crime Lab Field Trip
  • 5/30 Memorial Day/ NO SCHOOL
  • 5/31 8th-grade Final Classes/Continuation Practice
  • 6/1 6th and 7th Chromebook Check
    • 8th-grade Picnic/Field Day
    • 8th-grade School Dance 5:30-7:30 pm
  • 6/2 8th-Grade Continuation Prep/Class Photo
    • 8th-grade Continuation5:30-7:00pm
  • 6/3 Last Day for School/HALF DAY
  • 5/2023 8th Grade Washington DC. Trip May 2023
  • 8/2022 Husky Choir 2022-23 school year

Hamilton Administration News

8th Grade Continuation Interpretation Request– If you need services, please fill out your request here.

8th Grade Continuation Volunteer Sign up Sheet

8th Grade School Dance Volunteer Sign Up Sheet

Comprehensive Health Courses

Course Information and Process: The ultimate goal of this course is to provide students with factual information from research-based curriculum resources and educators. The information provided is scientifically accurate information and not opinions, values, beliefs, or suggestions. When students, as is natural, ask questions that are not answerable by facts, they are directed to speak to a parent, guardian, or trusted family member about their question. 

To opt your student out of the course, you will need to complete the form that follows with your information and signature and have your student return this form to their science teacher no later than Tuesday, May 24 by 9:00 am. If your student does not submit this opt-out form by the due date and time, then they will automatically participate in the course. Students who opt-out will be in an alternate location with supervision and an alternate assignment and activity. 

  • 8th Grade Course is Monday, May 23 – Wednesday, May 25
  • 6th and 7th Grade Course is Tuesday, May 26 – Friday, May 27

End of Year Chromebook Letter to Families

Please see the letter sent to families this week about Chromebooks.

Work for DPS

Interested in working for Denver Public Schools? Check out this flier for info about the Diversity Hiring Fair!

8th Grade Opportunities

Check out this AMAZING + FREE cultural experience for Black/AA & Latinx identifying students! Like truly AMAZING. Get enrolled! Here is a double-sided, visual depiction of AEA cultural experiences (with translation). Apply here!

The Denver Public Schools Culture, Equity & Leadership Team (CELT) is excited to offer a summer program for incoming 9th-grade students to learn more about themselves, their cultural identities and gifts, and to develop their leadership skills in a fun and joyful ways that include workshops, numerous field trips, and more! CELT strives to provide engaging, culturally-relevant student learning and leading opportunities and experiences that build trust within the communities our district serves. This new summer program is being offered as part of the district’s efforts to ensure equitable opportunities especially for (but not exclusive to) our diverse student populations. We are thrilled to be a part of your learning, growth, and cultural identity & development journey this summer! We need you and your excellence. You won’t want to miss this!

Students and Families: Learn More – Students Enroll Today!

Here are two flyers that you could print and put in 8th-grade teacher mailboxes:

Link to Presentation

ESL Classes for DPS Adults

Are you looking for English classes? DPS FACE is offering new ESL classes for DPS parents starting June 1st.

Online and in-person classes are available. Call FACE at 720-424-2970 and sign up TODAY!

  • In-person: M-TH
    • Level 1: 9 am
    • Level 2: 10:15 am
    • Level 3 & 4: 11:30am
  • Online: M-TH
    • Level 1 & 2 5pm
    • Level 3 &4 6pm

Ethically Power Your Community Event

Declining Enrollment Advisory Committee Wants to Hear from You

Pop-Up Skate park hosted by Kendra Black, District City Council District 4

School News

Adapted Field Day

Our MI Students had a great time on their Adapted Field Day at All-City Stadium this week!

Hamilton’s Last Skate City Event

Don’t miss out our last Skate City PTSA Fundraiser. Hang out with your friends and head into summer with a bang!

Amazing School Trips for 2022-23

8th Grade Washington DC Trip for 2022-23 School YearVisit our page here for more information.

7th Grade Yellowstone Trip for 2022-23 School Year Visit our page here for more information.

8th Grade Continuation and 8th grade Dance

Continuation will be held on Friday, May 27th from 5:30-7:00 pm. Each student may bring 3 guests to the event and children under 2 years old do not count as a guest but they must be on the lap of an adult. We are putting a slide together for continuation and need your help. Please consider sharing your photos with Hamilton by filling out a quick form here.

Registration for 2022-23 School Year

All new and returning Hamilton students must register each school year. Early bird online registration starts May 2nd-May 20th. Register through the Parent Portal. The following items are needed to register your child at Hamilton Middle School:

  • New students to DPS
    • Birth certificate
    • Proof of address (utility bill, lease agreement)
    • Immunization records
  • Returning Students
    • Proof of address
    • Updated immunization records

Important Information on Transportation

The Opt-In Program for the 2022-23 school year will go live April 15 and close June 30. Read more here

Note from TJ

Hello class of 2026 TJ families!!! We are excited to share that we will be hosting a 9th grade orientation night on May 24th starting at 6:00 pm! This will be the best time to see your schedule for next year, and if needed, make adjustments to that schedule (if you’ve changed your mind on classes or if your first choices were full). You will also have a chance to get a tour of the school and meet some of the TJ faculty. We’d love to see you there!

Students in DPS who love music and/or singing are invited to a summer camp at TJ! There is a flyer with more information. 

HMS Art News

HMS Variety Show

Hamilton students showing amazing talent today in our in-house Variety Show.

List of performers:

  • Yanalte Z. playing the clarinet.
  • Guillermo S. playing his clarinet with his music teacher on the piano.
  • Kai R. playing his guitar with the music from “Good Times, Bad Times” by Led Zepplin
  • Simone D. playing the piano.
  • Jae M. playing the piano.
  • The girls call themselves “Skit Galore” doing three funny skits.

HMS Artwork Displayed at East Arts Walk

Congratulations to our wonderful art students! Check out the display below.

Denver Art Museum Showcasing Hamilton Students

Students have 10 pieces of artwork on display at the Denver Art Museum from May 5th-May26th. Support our students and visit the display if you can. Congratulations to: Quincy Sihon, Isabel Shearer, Landon Spaulding, Ariam Cox, Abigail Napitupulu, Hadley Gannon, Kyra Ensafian, Paige Nathan, and Veronica Ryan.

Flyer for Art at the Dam

HMS Sports News

If you have any other questions, contact the coach directly or visit Hamilton’s Athletics page for more information. Coach Elmore Victoria_Elmore@dpsk12.net

Nurse’s Corner

Visit the nurse’s page for the most up-to-date information.


Many Thanks

Thank you to everyone who was able to support our dines out event in April at Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar. We were able to make over $1400! 

Thank you to everyone that supported the Hamilton PTSA this school year. We look forward to a continued partnership between parents, the community, and the school in the 2022-2023 school year! 

Skate City Fundraiser Event

Helpful Quick Links

How to Support Hamilton Middle School?

Join the PTSA!

The Hamilton Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) welcomes ALL Hamilton families, staff, and students to become members! CLICK HERE to complete a membership form and pay annual dues.

Support Our Partnerships

Parents, do you have a business?

Become a sponsor or donor with cost-effective advertising benefiting our schools!

Visit our website  or call 720-232-4554

The 8th Annual All For One Golf Tournament

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Benefiting Our Neighborhood Schools

Other Ways to Support Hamilton


Simply shop at smile.amazon.com and tap on “AmazonSmile” within the Programs & Features menu or Settings and follow the on-screen instructions. AmazonSmile will donate to Hamilton Middle School PTA, at no cost to you!


The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school’s earnings online. Learn more at boxtops4education.com.


Connect your Loyalty Card to Southmoor Elementary!

  • Click on the link
  • Link your account to Hamilton Middle and King Soopers will donate a portion of every dollar you spend back to our school.

Thank you Hamilton families for your support. Your help with donating any of these classroom supplies at any time during the school year is appreciated. If you would like to donate school supplies, click here for more information. If you have any questions, contact the school liaison at 720-423-9456.


Registrar Esther Blackmonesther_blackmon@dpsk12.org/720-423-9505
AttendanceTJ Rameythomas_ramey@dpsk12.org/ 720-423-9504
Technology Wes AkersWesley_Akers@dpsk12.net/720-423-9542
School LiaisonDimarlys Suarezdimarlys_suarez@dpsk12.net/ 720-423-9456
Transportationtransportation@dpsk12.org/ 720-423-4699
GT/504/SpEdRachel Langbergrachel_langberg@dpsk12.org

Parent Portal

  • Log in to Myportal.dpsk12.org
  • Tech. support? Call 720-423-3163 or email dps_portalteam@dpsk12.org