Monday, July 30, 2012
The school needs volunteers to help replace an interpreter who was a victim of DeKalb County School System budget cuts.
Henderson Middle School is "desperate" for Spanish-speaking volunteers, according to an email sent to parents today. The school lost a Spanish interpreter to budget cuts, the email said, and someone who can speak with parents during upcoming school events are sorely needed. From the email: Due to recent DCSD budget cuts, HMS no longer has an Intepreter on staff. We are in desperate need of volunteers who speak Spanish who can help out our non-English speaking parents during Sneak Peek. If you, or someone you know, might be able to fill this role, please contact Danielle Goselin at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also need translators at various events throughout the year, so if you aren't able to assist at Sneak Peek, but might be available …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
After making it to the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Henderson Middle School graduate Simola Nayak tripped up on the word "rapparee" Thursday.
After an incredible run, Simola Nayak's competitive journey through the English vocabulary has ended. Nayak, a student at Henderson Middle School, had advanced to the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Wednesday after correctly spelling "habile" and "cryophilic" during yesterday's preliminary rounds. But during Thursday's semifinals, held at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center just outside of Washington, DC, in Maryland, Nayak tripped up on the word "rapparee," a word of Gaelic origin referring to Irish soldiers in the 17th century. Nayak misspelled the word as "raparee". Earlier in the semifinal rounds, Nayak had correctly spelled "cassideous" and "cisle." Unlike in yesterday's preliminary rounds, if you …
Simola Nayak, who recently finished eighth grade, is competing in the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Henderson Middle School student and Georgia State Spelling Bee Champion Simola Nayak will compete today in the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The event will be covered throughout the day on ESPN on Thursday, May 31, beginning at 10am. To watch or to see a schedule of ESPN broadcasts visit: http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/id/457761/2012-scripps-national-spelling-bee-semifinals. Regular updates will also be provided on the DeKalb Schools Twitter feed at Twitter.com/DeKalbSchools. Updates are also available by following the Scripps National Spelling Bee at facebook.com/scrippsnationalspellingbee or Twitter.com/ScrippsBee. Simola recently completed the eighth grade at Henderson Middle. She won the DeKalb County School …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Eighth-grader and Leafmore resident Spencer Wilson won the award for helping classmate Jason Tyler recover from a traumatic brain injury.
Henderson Middle School eighth-grader Spencer Wilson is one of DeKalb County's 2012 Youth Volunteer Award winners. It's a pretty cool story. The award, given by county CEO Burrell Ellis, goes to several kids each year helping out around the community. Spencer got it for helping his classmate, Jason Tyler, who suffered a brain hemorhage in December and was in a coma for a month. Spencer has been visiting with Jason to read and visit with him since the injury, and the Tyler and Wilson families have become friends as well. The Wilsons also organized a community fundraiser in March that raised more than $10,000 for Jason. Thanks to Beth Wieder for giving us the heads up on the award. We're going to be in touch with the Wilsons next week. Here …
Monday, February 20, 2012
Teachers say speaking with eighth-grader Simola Nayak is like conversing with an adult.
Friday, February 10, 2012
If you know whose dog it is, call the school.
This terrier was found outside Henderson Middle School on Thursday. Do you know whose it is? If so, call the school at 678-874-8202.
Monday, December 12, 2011
The work is expected to cost about $250,000.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
DeKalb County's new superintendent of schools, Cheryl Atkinson, spoke to a group of parents at Henderson Middle School this morning, one of her first public addresses since starting the job last week.
Some snippets of Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson's address to parents at Henderson Middle School Wednesday morning.
New Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson said she plans to take the next 90 days to assess the school district and possibly make administrative changes.
Cheryl Atkinson, DeKalb County's new schools chief, promised to focus on students and spend the next 90 days assessing the school district – a process that may lead to administrative changes and some staffing consolidation. The new superintendent, in only her fifth day on the job here, was light on specifics as she spoke before a group of parents at Henderson Middle School this morning during the first meeting of the Emory LaVista Parent Council's annual State of the System address. She repeatedly referred parents to her published 90-day plan as a guide of how she will assess the school district before she moves to make changes. So far, that's included visiting more than 20 schools across the county, part of a larger goal to visit every …
Monday, September 19, 2011
The new superintendent will give the speech Wednesday at 9:15am.
New DeKalb County School System Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson will give her first State of the System address Wednesday morning at Henderson Middle School. Refreshments will be served at 8:45am, and the address will begin at 9:15am. The speech will be given during a meeting of the Emory LaVista Parent Council. The school board voted 6-3 late last month to hire the Ohio educator to lead the county's ailing school system, which has struggled over the last several years through a racketeering scandal involving its last permanent superintendent, Crawford Lewis, and resulting accreditation concerns that outgoing interim Superintendent Ramona Tyson claims will soon be resolved, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.