Thu, 07/29/2021 - 11:09am

Murray Hill Middle School

Dear MHMS Families,

MHMS Administration, Mrs. Couch, Mrs. Blasko, and I hope that you are all having a wonderful summer. We are busily planning for the upcoming school year as summer continues to tick away. We wanted to update you all on some important upcoming dates and events. Please add these to your calendars, and we look forward to your attendance.

August 20th (time TBD)- G.T. Testing
This testing session is intended for students who are new to HCPSS, to determine if they are eligbile to be enrolled in G.T level courses (Gifted and Talented). For more information, please contact our G.T. Resoure Teacher, at

August 26th @ 1:30-2:45 p.m.- MHMS New Student Orientation
Orientation is intended for all students who will be new to Murray Hill Middle School, adn their parents/guardians. Parents of rising 6th grade students will have the opportunity to hear from the MHMS Administration, while 6th grade students will meet with 6th grade teachers, receive their class schedules, and have the opportunity to practice opening thier lockers. New 7th and 8th grade students and their parents/guardians will receive informaiton from members of the 7th and 8th grade teams.

August 26th @ 5:00-7:00 p.m.- MHMS Open House
MHMS families are invited to attend our Open House. Food Trucks will be onsite, so bring your folding chairs and plan to spend time with our MHMS community. Schedules will be distributed to students who attend, and students and families will have the opportunity to pratice locating classrooms, in preparation for the first day of school.

August 30th @ 8:15-3:10- First Day of School
Doors open to students at 8:15 (students obtaining breakfast may enter at 8:10). Prior to the first day of school, teachers will send an email to their students, so that students know where to report. Student schedules will be distributed/redistributed to all students on the first day of school. Students arriving after 8:25, will be marked as tardy to school.

September 9th @ 5:45 p.m.- G.T. Orientation

The HCPSS Middle School Gifted and Talented Program does not just include G.T. level courses; there are many programs that MHMS offers that fall under the Gifted and Talented Program.This orientation is intended for all parents who are interested in learning more about the G.T. offerings at MHMS.
September 9th @ 6:30-8:15 p.m.-Back To School Night
This program is intended for parents (students are encouraged to stay at home).Parents will have the opportunity to follow their students schedule and hear brief presentations from their student’s classroom teachers.


Mrs. Smithson, Mrs. Couch, and Mrs. Blasko

MHMS Administration

Murray Hill Middle School | 9989 Winter Sun Road, Laurel, MD 20723 | 410-880-5897 |