Murray Messenger 9/20/19

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 7:42am
Murray Hill Middle School

Murray Messenger 9/20/19

A Note From The Principal

Dear MHMS Families,

At this time 57% of families have completed Family File, through HCPSS Connect.  Your Family File must be updated and verified at the start of each school year.  Among other things, Family File provides MHMS with contact information, emergency contact information, health information, and different preferences which helps us to ensure the safety of your student.  Please visit: to update your Family File.  If you have any difficulties accessing or completing Family File, please contact our Front Office Staff at 410-880-5897.


Lisa R. Smithson


Murray Hill Middle School

Important Dates:

September 26th @ 6:30 p.m.

6th Grade Outdoor Education Parent Information Session

September 30th

Schools and Offices Closed

October 8th @ 7:00 p.m.

PTA Meeting

October 9th

Schools and Offices Closed

October 10th

MHMS Dental Clinic

October 14th

Fall Pictures

October 17th

MHMS Flu Clinic

October 17th @ 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

MHMS Fall Fling

October 18th

Schools Closed for Students

News From The Hill

School News

Did You Know???:  Did you know that MHMS students can carry water bottles during the school day?  We find that allowing this decreases the number of times that students have to leave the classroom to hydrate.  Water bottles can be filled during the day, using our bottle filler located on the first floor, across from the gymnasium entrance.  We ask that all water bottles are translucent and that they are only filled with water.  

MHMS Dental Clinic:  On October 10th, students will be extended the opportunity to participate in a Dental Clinic.  Please see the attached flyer for details.  MHMSDentalClinic.pdf

Clothing To Cash Recycling Program:  MHMS is a part of the Clothing To Cash Recycling Program.  The program not only supports environmental efforts, it also serves as a fundraiser for our school.  MHMS earns a cash payment for every pound of collected items.  So please, bring your used clothing, shoes and other items in plastic bags, and place them in our collection bin located at the entrance of our parking lot.  Please see the attached flyer to learn about all of the different items that can be donated.  MHMSClothingToCash.jpg 

6th Grade News

Outdoor Education:  Thanks to all of our families who supported our Outdoor Education fundraiser by going to Coal Fire on Tuesday.  6th grade parents, please be reminded that there will be an Outdoor Education Parent Information Session on Thursday, September 26th, at 6:30 p.m.  A representative from NorthBay will be available to share details about the Outdoor Education experience and to answer questions.  We look forward to seeing you there.    

PTA News

Sweetfrog Fundraiser:  Come to Sweet Frog located at 3341 Corridor Marketplace in Laurel on Thursday, September 26 between 2pm and 9 pm and 20% of the sales will be donated to the MHMS PTA!  Join us for a sweet treat to celebrate the beginning of this new school year!  Hope to see you there!  Be sure to tell them that you are supporting MHMS.  SweetFrog.pdf 

PTA Membership:  Sign up for the PTA while visiting the Murray Hill Middle School PTA website

PTA Meeting:  Our next PTA meeting will be on Tuesday, October 8th at 7 pm.

Stay tuned for Spirit Wear Ordering Opportunities


Communication is an essential component of a successful school experience for both students and parents.  There are many ways to stay connected to MHMS and to HCPSS.  Please consider the following ways to stay connected:

  • Visit the MHMS website often at:   
  • Follow MHMS on Twitter at:  @hcpss_mhms
  • Visit Canvas often
  • Visit the HCPSS website often at:
  • Download the HCPSS app on your mobile device (search Howard County Public School System)

Community News

For more Community News visit the Community News and Programs page on the HCPSS website for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.


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