March 19, 2018
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Hartford Memorial Middle School Newsletter
Week of March 16, 2018


I sound like a broken record the last couple of weeks when I say that the weather has decided to throw wrenches in our plans, but this week’s snow storm again had us demonstrating our flexibility.  Tuesday was scheduled to be our Concert Grande, the 7th-12th grade annual concert extravaganza, and with Tuesday’s snow day moving the concert to Wednesday, we had to get creative with the rehearsal schedule.  As always, our students and staff demonstrated their graciousness and open-mindedness, rolling with the change in the schedule and embracing the day on Wednesday.

Wednesday was also the day of the National Student Walkout.  As I said in my email last week, during this student-initiated event, we invited any student wishing to participate to come to the gym for 17 Minutes of Silence.  We had around half of the student body choose to participate and the other half remained working in classes. I was extremely impressed, though not at all surprised, by the thoughtfulness, respect, and maturity demonstrated by all of our students during this time, both those who chose to participate and those who chose not to. Our students make me proud to come to work every day and be part of the HMMS community.


Tristan Upson                                                                


Understanding Opiate Addiction

The HACTC, in conjunction with the Vermont Department of Health, is hosting a three class workshop for the Hartford community on Understanding Opiate Addiction.  The cost of the three class workshop is $30, and dinner and childcare are provided. The classes will focus on the opiate crisis, signs of opiate addiction, effects of addiction on people and their families, and what we as individuals and community can do.  Classes will be April 24th, May 1st, and May 8th from 6-8:15pm. For more information, see this flier, or visit   

Science Day at Dartmouth

On Saturday, April 28th from 10-3, Dartmouth is hosting its 6th annual Science Day!.  This day is designed for students in grades 5-10, along with their parents, to learn more higher education and careers in science.  Check out the flier and more information to learn more!

Follow HMMS on Twitter

HMMS has recently joined Twitter!  We are trying to share more of our day to day school lives with families through connecting on social media.  If you are on Twitter, please follow us @vthmms.

Time to Order Your Yearbook

It is time to order your 2017-2018 HMMS Yearbook!  Yearbooks are $15 each and can include up to two personalized pages of pictures to commemorate your child’s year in middle school.  The deadline to order a yearbook is April 20th.  Yearbooks can be ordered by hard copy sent to school with your child or online.  Please see this flier for details.

Students and Teachers of the Week