Heads Up Hamilton: Friday, May 27th

Posted May 27, 2022

The Week Ahead

Monday, May 30

  • Memorial Day/ NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, May 31

  • 8th-grade Field Day and Student/Staff Basketball Game

Wednesday, June 1

  • 6th and 7th Chromebook Check
  • 8th-grade Movie Madness, Lunch Party, and T-Shirt Decorating
  • 8th-grade School Dance 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Library books due (information below)
  • Kona Ice after school (information below)

Thursday, June 2

  • 6th and 7th-grade locker cleanouts
  • 8th-Grade Continuation Prep/Class Photo
  • 8th-grade Continuation 5:30-7:00pm (3 guests/student and reception in cafeteria after)

Friday, June 3

  • Dismissal at 1:05 pm
  • NO 8th-graders

Upcoming Events

Hamilton Administration News

Message from Mrs. Dillon

Students will no longer be allowed to bring backpacks or any type of bag into school for the remainder of the year. Please click here to read the letter sent to parents.

8th-Grade Final Fun Week

Monday 5/30Tuesday 5/31Wednesday 6/1Thursday 6/2Friday 6/3
NO SCHOOL– Field Day- Student/Staff Basketball Game– Morning Movie Madness- Lunch Party – Pizza- Locker Clean Out- Decorate Dance Shirts

8th-grade only (Free)
– Continuation Practice -Decorate Ceiling Tiles- Class Photo-
Normal Electives
CONTINUATION 5:30-7:00pm
 3 guests/student
Reception in the cafeteria after
No 8th Graders

Future Parent Engagement and Training at Hamilton

Hello Hamilton Families! We are sending this survey to understand what parent training or family engagement opportunities you would like to see at our school. We value your input and would appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to fill out the questions below. Click here: https://forms.gle/jMrxqW88PFmR4a9o9

Library Books

All library books need to be returned to the library before June 1st to avoid charges.

End of Year Chromebook Letter to Families– Please see the letter sent to families this week about Chromebooks.

Need Tech Support During the Summer?

If families need technology support over the summer, please call the DPS Department of Technology Services at 720-423-3163.

DPS Summer Academy

Registration is closed, but you can call to sign up for the waitlist. 720-423-3629

Generation Teacher STEAM Academy (GTSA) 2022

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

8th-Grade Continuation Reminders

Hamilton’s 8th-Grade Continuation is June 2nd from 5:30-7 pm. A reminder that each student may ONLY 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. Please be mindful as we would like to accommodate all families.

  • Masks are recommended but not required.
  • The auditorium gets warm when it’s packed. Bring a fan and water.
  • Please dress your best and be on time. Late entries may not get a seat. 

8th Continuation Needs You!

Please consider sharing your photos and contributing to the 8th-grade slideshow for the 2021-22 school year. Click on this form to share photos. The deadline is Monday, May 30th, 2022.

We are also looking for volunteers to help with 8th-grade end-of-year events. Please consider signing up and helping make 8th-grade memorable.

8th Grade Continuation Volunteer Sign up Sheet

8th Grade Dance

Save the Date for the Denver Pridefest Parade

Join DPS LGBTQ+ students, educators and allies on Sunday, June 26 for the Denver Pridefest Parade. The parade will go from Cheesman Park to the State Capitol. Our meeting time will be based on our assigned start time, which will be shared soon. Note: Please keep in mind that, because this is a busy event, cellphone connectivity may be spotty due to crowds. 
RSVP here to receive updates. If you have questions, contact dps_belong@dpsk12.org.

Useful Information

DPS Family and Community Engagement Center (FACE)

The FACE Centers offer free wraparound services to community members 16 or older in order to obtain critical life skills to increase their economic self-sufficiency and the academic achievement of their students. the face Center offers a variety of multi-generation services at one location, making it convenient for families to benefit from multiple services offered in their school community. Participants do not have to be DPS parents, all services are open to all community members. For more information click here: https://tinyurl.com/3p2ft9sd

Denver Springs Behavioral Health OPEN during the Summer

Denver Springs has adolescent programs including inpatient behavioral health, IOP, and PHP available all summer long. They’re open 24/7 and accept most insurances, including Medicaid and Kaiser. For more information click here: https://tinyurl.com/2tktz8vp

School News

Get excited about the last few days of school by participating in our Alphabet Countdown.

Check out June 1st…which is U Day. U Can Pay $5 for Kona Ice: Kona Ice will be here at 3:30 pm to sell shaved ice for $5. Pre-purchase your Kona (and souvenir cup) at lunch or wait in line after dismissal! 

DPS SPARK and Denver Police Forensic Science Day

Hamilton students were able to have in-person learning with a Denver Forensic Scientist, work on 3 staged crime scenes for investigation, and apply forensic tools to solve crimes.

2022-23 Student Council Committee

Congratulations to Hamilton students running for Student Council. The 2022-23 Student Council winners are:

President: Meah F.

Vice President: Jack B.

Secretary: Keira W.

Treasurer: Yutong H.

7th Grade Leader: Nigel B.

8th Grade Leader: Veronica R.

Upcoming Programs for Next Year

HMS Art News

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

All HMS sports have ended.

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.

PTSA News 

Kona Truck is coming to Hamilton Wednesday, June 1st

$5 per Kona cup Kids who ride the bus will be able to buy tickets ahead of time to be exchanged for their Kona cup. Bus riders will be dismissed at 3:30 pm to create their Kona treat. They will board the buses at their normally scheduled time. Kids who walk or take cars will be dismissed at the normal time and can purchase a Kona treat after school 20% of sales goes to Hamilton PTSA to support school projects and funding requests.

Amazon Staff Wish List

The end of the school year is fast approaching. The staff at Hamilton is working hard to finish out the school year and make it across the finish line. Please consider purchasing an item off of the Hamilton MS Amazon wish list for specific staff members or purchase a box of granola bars, coffee pods, or snacks to be delivered to the school lounge.

Click the link below to see what items are available for purchase. Click the link below to see what items are available for purchase. And remember when finalizing your order, choose the school’s address and add [attention to staff’s name] for delivery to keep it easy! We have been having a hard time figuring out who orders belong to.

Thanks for all that you do for our Amazing Hamilton Staff Members!

Amazon Wish List: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/JNACXBOBXZNZ

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! 

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