April 19: Nomination Window Now Open
Single Subject Acceleration: Students through 7th grade can test out of a language arts or math course. View for more information:

SMILE Camp: Science & Math Interactive Learning Experience
Saturday camps from August-May
Summer camps from June-August
For more information visit  
or view the flyer:

Oct 13
Duke TIP: Invitations went home to 7th grade students this week. View this site for the difference between the SAT and ACT:
6th grade invitation for the PSAT

AIG Parent Meetings 2016-2017 (June 2016)
Choose 1 of 2 meetings offered first quarter to learn about the AIG program at HMS. Both meetings take place in the Media Center. 
July 27  11:15-12:00
August 9   6:00-6:45

Sign Up for Remind
I will use the Remind message service to send out AIG announcements. Text to 81010 and Message @hmsaig  to enroll in the service. Parents as well as students 13 years or older may enroll. (June 2016)

End of the Year Annual Review DEP
DEPs should arrive through the mail by July 15. 8th graders receive the 8th grade and high school DEP. 6th and 7th grade receive the grade level DEP. The documents are for your records; you do not need to return them. 

Single Subject Acceleration nomination window is opening April 8. SSA is an accelerative practice that allows students to show mastery of the content of a course without having taken the course.  For example, a parent could nominate his/her child to skip a grade level of content in either Language Arts OR Mathematics. Learn more at one of the Wake County SSA information sessions and visit the SSA website. 

Feb 18, 2016   Duke Programs for Middle School Students
Duke Honors Institute is offering a new option for Middle School students in 2016. Honors Institute is an Elite program for high-achieving students who want to get ahead of other students in the field of biology and sciences.

Our offerings include:
Biomedical Study of Cancer: learn about the scientific principles of cancer biology, and the development of new medicines and therapies. This class will also have many opportunities for a lot of fun activities in class.

The Mysterious World of Forensic Science: explore crime scene analysis and learn about forensic entomology, psychology, and anthropology to solve the crime. This class will be completely full of crime scene activities and student will have a blast being detectives and carrying out real-life activities appropriate for this age group.

Register now.