A National Blue Ribbon School 2021 | A California Distinguished School | Established 1918


November 1, 2023


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Fox Facts is a weekly newsletter published by Huntington Middle School. It includes important information related to school activities, programs, and events. It also includes a section for the Huntington Middle School PTA and a space to publicize community events and organizations.

Important Dates and Events

November 2: Family Matters Workshop Series - 6:00 PM Cafeteria

November 10: Veterans Day Observed - No School

November 15: Good Citizenship Breakfast - Trustworthiness

November 16: Family Matters Workshop Series - 6:00 PM Cafeteria

November 17: Minimum Day

November 20-24: Thanksgiving Break - No School

November 27: Professional Development Day - No School

November 30: Fox Fuel w/Ms. Hazlett

December 1: Arts Rock @ SMHS 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Please check our School Calendar for more information related to student events and activities.

Athletic Updates go to hehms.us and click on the Athletics tab.

Our Athletic Director is Ms. Kido (kkido@smusd.us)

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HMS Spirit Gear!!

Beginning 11/2, HMS T-shirts, hoodies, and sweatshirts will be available for purchase using this website. Once purchased, spirit gear will be delivered to students during school hours.

Free after school academic support is available for all students.

See below for a picture of our first of 10 Family Matters Workshops! Join in on this family workshop series hosted by Chinatown Service Center that provides a space for parents and their 4th - 8th grade children to learn more about communication to build and strengthen their relationships. To sign up for our next session on Thursday, October 12, 6pm-7pm click here. Every session you will learn something new. See you there!

We will have our monthly webinar meeting for HMS families with our Principal, Ms. Hazlett on Thursday, November 30th at 9:00 AM via Zoom!

If you'd like to join, here is the link.

Please review our various bell schedules.

HMS Online Wellness Center

The HMS Online Wellness Center serves to provide resources and optional mindfulness activities that can assist students as well as provide supports for parents to assist in communicating with their children at home.

Counseling Corner:

The Zen Zone is open at Lunch for "Wellness Wednesdays."

If you need help getting access to PowerSchool:

Technical Support Contact:

Free breakfast and lunch!

For the 2023-2024 school year, the State of California is mandating the Universal Meals Program at all schools in the state. With the Universal Meal families need to fill out a Meal Application form, which was part of the online registration package. SMUSD will be offering both breakfast and lunch. Please encourage your students to come and grab a free lunch and a free breakfast daily. SMUSD will be using the Point of Sale system to record the meals for lunch, therefore please remind your students to memorize their 5 Digit lunch number (student ID number). This will help expedite the meal service. For the first week of school the lines may be a bit longer than usual as students may have forgotten their lunch number. If you have any questions, please contact Munira Bengali at mbengali@smusd.us or 626-299- 7000 ext. 1323. 

Student Connectedness to HMS Campus Life

HMS events, activities and athletics play a huge part in the overall development of our students. We want our students to stay connected to all the wonderful and interactive school events and activities that are available to each student. Students will be notified of school events and activities with a Schoology notification or an email to their student Gmail account. HMS students and families are also encouraged to frequently visit the HMS school website.

HMS Athletics


In the upcoming couple of weeks during your P.E. class, you will be given the opportunity to learn some basic skills in Wrestling! Now is the time for some of you to consider your next sports season!

Huntington offers Wrestling as a Travel Sport.

Travel Teams:  In this program, groups of selected athletes compete against other schools to represent Huntington in the Delphic Middle School League.  All students who try out will be selected for the Travel Team.


  • Please make sure you complete the appropriate form with your parent/guardian.
  • A student's email address is REQUIRED to register. Please make sure you are signed out of all other emails before clicking on the link.
  • If you are still having problems, please use incognito/private mode depending on the browser you are using. 
  • Make sure you take note of the first meeting date. 
  • Be realistic regarding your schedule and the possible time and date conflicts.

Read the information BEFORE you click on the Registration Form.

Travel Wrestling Team:  Open to all students who are interested. Click here for the Travel Wrestling Registration Form.

First practice: Monday, November 6, 2023 (3:00-4:30)

Life is full of challenges, sometimes it means that you try something new and you never know, you may actually enjoy it!!

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Remember my motto! "A sport for everyone and everyone in a sport!"

Hope to see you out there playing!

Ms. Kido

Information regarding HMS athletics can be found on our Athletics Home Page. You can also reach out to our athletic director, Ms. Kido, at kkido@smusd.us for any additional inquiries.

Health Information

COVID-19 Information

Please visit the SMUSD COVID-19 Information page.

***Remember, free COVID-19 self-test kits are available in the HMS front office for anyone who wants one.***



Parents, the attendance online absence form on the school website is for explaining absences. If your child has a disagreement about an absence on a particular day/period, please reach out to the teacher first. 

Late arrival/Early departure:

If your student comes late to school, even if it's 5 minutes late, the parent and the student need to check in at the front office. Your written confirmation needs to be documented and a slip is given to the student to present to the teacher.  

Same process for picking a student up early from school. Parent must come in to the office, present ID and sign the student out, to ensure the student is going home with an approved guardian. Thank you for taking a few minutes to help us maintain correct attendance and safely monitor our student's whereabouts.  


Complimentary breakfasts and lunches are available every day in the cafeteria.

Due to COVID restrictions we need to limit the number of visitors to school. If your child forgets his/her lunch, please do not bring it to him/her. They can eat from the cafeteria for the day. For the latest information please visit our SMUSD site here

Cell phones are not to be on or in student's possession from 8:00-2:50. Keep them POWERED DOWN and in the lockers.

Keep our campus clean:

Please remind your students to throw away their food wrappers/containers at snack break and lunch. Thank you for helping us keep our campus clean.


Students are responsible for the textbooks and Chromebooks they check out. If a textbook or Chromebook is damaged so it cannot be checked out anymore the student is responsible for the full price of the replacement, plus shipping and handling.

Computers may only be used in class at teacher's direction. Keep them locked in your lockers during lunch, away from the lunch areas and food.

Technical Support Contact:

Chat with a technology support team member at www.smusd.us/livechat/

Email technical support at techsupport@smusd.us

Leave a message at 626-299-7002

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If you have social media, make sure you're following HMS to see the latest in our academic and spirited events.

HMS PTA Facebook

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Join the Huntington Middle School PTA Community Facebook Group. This is the only PTA sanctioned social media community group to get all HMS PTA and school related information.

Dear Fox Parents and Families,

With the new school year starting, we are launching our annual PTA membership drive. You are the “P” in the PTA, and without your support, Huntington Middle School would not be the outstanding school that it is. HMS PTA supports many programs at our middle school, such as Noontime Fun, Reflections art program, 6th grade dances, Career Day, Fox Games, and more! Joining our PTA is another way that you can support these programs and show the students in our school the importance you place on their education.

If you did not join HMS PTA during the online First Day Packet process before school started, then you can still join by filling out our PTA Membership Form and returning it to the HMS front office along with your check payable to HMS PTA, or you can pay via PayPal (instructions can be found here).  If you have any questions, please contact Daisy Wilson, PTA VP of Membership at dwilson@coastlinesteel.com.  Thanks!



Community News and Events

* Disclaimer *

As a courtesy, HMS sometimes includes information forwarded from community organizations. In these cases, the organizations and activities are not sponsored or endorsed by H.E.Huntington Middle School or the San Marino Unified School District.

Teach Democracy (formerly Constitutional Rights Foundation)

46th Annual Los Angeles County Mock Trial Competition

High School and Middle School



The 46th Annual Los Angeles County Mock Trial Competition is fast approaching, and we need your help! Over 2,500 high school and middle school students will gather at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in November, eager to showcase their legal knowledge. However, we are currently facing a shortage of volunteer law students, attorneys and judges. 


Volunteering is both easy and rewarding. Your role involves observing a trial, scoring the students’ presentations, and being amazed by their legal knowledge. You might also have an opportunity to preside over a trial. The time commitment is minimal, taking approximately 2.5 hours of your day.


Volunteers will receive:

Free parking

Light refreshments

Two units of MCLE credit (pending approval)


Here are the key dates:


- Thursday, Nov. 2 - Senior Division Round 1

- Monday, Nov. 6 – Junior Division Round 1

- Wednesday, Nov. 8 – Senior Division Round 2

- Monday, Nov. 13 – Junior Division Round 2

- Wednesday, Nov. 15 – Senior Division Round 3


Your participation is crucial to the success of this event. Please register as a volunteer today by clicking the button below and don't forget to share with your colleagues, bar associations and law school networks!


Finally, don't forget that Constitutional Rights Foundation is now "Teach Democracy"! New name, same great resources and programs. Please be on the lookout for emails from our new address @teachdemocracy.org.


Hope to see you next month!


Sean-Michael Ramirez


Questions? Contact Sean-Michael at 213-316-2109 or Sean-Michael@crf-usa.org or sean-michael@teachdemocracy.org.

Volunteer Here!

If you would like to run your company or organization's publication in Fox Facts, please email it to mcota@smusd.us by Thursday at 4:30 of each week to appear in the following week's Fox Facts.