Current News and Info
Mark your calendars and join us for a very special guest presenter at HB!! - Tues January 22 at 7pm
On Tuesday January 22nd at 7 PM, Dr. Meghan Walls, a Sandy Hook Promise Leader, and local pediatric psychologist, will share information about Sandy Hook Promise programming, specifically “Start with Hello”. Start with Hello focuses on three main pieces: See someone alone, reach out and help, start with hello. The program is based on the power of inclusion and recognizing needs of others to create a more supportive and safe community. Dr. Walls will share how this program will be presented, as well as how it fits nicely into HB duPont’s Acceptance week.
HB Staff Holiday Luncheon - Friday, December 14th
This is our opportunity to give back to the teachers who go above and beyond everyday for our children. Please consider donating a dessert, a gift card, drinks, your time, or plastic ware. The main meal will be catered. *Gift Card donations should be sent to the school office by 12/11. All other donations need to be sent to the office by 8am on 12/14. Donations will also be collected curbside during morning car drop off on 12/14.
Thank you for your help making this event a success!
HB’s ‘Adobt a Family’ Christmas Program
Please join us for HB’s Adopt a Family for the holidays! Read all of the instructions on the sign up and get shopping to show our Warrior Family that we support them!
T-shirt Distribution - Dec 20th
We need volunteers to help with the distribution of the 2018-2019 WE ARE HB t-shirts. Shirts will be distributed December 20th during lunch. All students and staff will wear their shirts for a DETERMINED school spirit day Friday, December 21st. Shirts are being purchased by the school for every staff and student in the building! We are continuing to build our HB culture- We are Warrior Strong, Inspired, we Dream Big and we are Determined ...We are HB!
School Musical - ‘Annie Jr’
It's that time of year when HB DuPont begins to think about our school musical. We are proud to announce that this year's production will be Annie Jr. This is the heartwarming tale about a little orphan who is determined to find the parents that abandoned her years ago on the steps of an orphanage. Auditions will be held after school on November 28th, 29th & 30th in the auditorium. For more information, please check Schoology for other important dates and audition materials. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Stehlik or Mr. Trites.
PTA 2018/19 Reflections Theme “Heroes Around Me”
For 50 years, National PTA’s Reflections program has helped students explore their own thoughts, feelings, ideas and creativity in various art categories.
The National PTA program is looking for ideas for future themes. Submit your idea to the Delaware PTA. Entry forms and submission instructions as well as previous themes can by found here. Deadline to submit theme search entries is Nov. 23, 2018. These should be emailed directly to the Delaware PTA at the email address found on the form.
Show your creativity in various artistic categories by submitting an entry to the Reflections Contest. This year's theme for the Reflections contest is HEROES AROUND US. Submit your creative ideas related to this theme in the areas of Dance choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music, Photography, and Visual Arts. Drop off your entries to the main office by January 3, 2019.
HB Spirit Wear 2018 -19
The HB Spirit Wear online store is open!!
(This is run by the school, NOT the PTA)
The procedures for delivery of the spirit wear for the months:
September, October, November, and December:
If you order by the 1st of the month, you will receive your spirit wear by the 15th.
If you order by the 15th of the month, you will receive your spirit wear by the 30th.
January, February, March, April, and May:
All orders received by the 15th of the month will be delivered to HB du Pont by the 30th.
Did you know that HB PTA can earn 5% of your Amazon purchases each time you shop? Designate HB PTA as the recipient through smile.amazon.com. Then each time you shop, log in through Amazon smile. Remember to use the link on your desktop, laptop, phone, tablet...everywhere!! Thank you!!
HB DuPont Middle School PTA recognized as a National PTA School of Excellence
Congratulations to H.B. duPont Middle School PTA for being 1 of 141 local PTAunits across the country earning the 2017-2019 School of Excellence designation from the National PTA School of Excellence Program! This recognition celebrates the recipient’s year-long commitment to engage families in the school improvement process. The School of Excellence Program supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools to engage more families in student success and school improvements, while creating stronger family-school-community connections.
We are so proud of the work H.B. duPont PTA is doing. Earlier this year we reported several other national and state awards that H.B. duPont PTA received.
This is the first time Delaware has ever had a PTA unit earn multiple awards/grants within the same school year. The fact that H.B.duPont has achieved this incredible accomplishment is indicative of their ongoing commitment to the mission and vision of PTA in serving their students and school community. Each program that H.B. applied for is designed to enhance family engagement, stronger schools and an increased focus on Arts appreciation in the schools.
HB and our PTA will be recognized at the October Red Clay School Board meeting 7 PM, October 18th at Cab Calloway School of the Arts Auditorium. Please come support HB!
Great things happen when you are a part of HB’s PTA!!!
PTA 2017/18 Reflections Contest WINNERS
The State level winners for Reflections have been announced.
Congratulations to Morgan Covelli and Mariyam Sharoyan! Their literature entries won Honorable Mention.
Congratulations to Sareena Modi. Her entry was the winner in the photography category and will be moving on to the National Competition.
These students’ accomplishments will be honored at the Reflections Award Ceremony on Saturday, April 28th at St. Georges Technical High School (time TBD). Their entries will be displayed for all to admire.
The theme for next year (2018-2019) will be ”Heroes Around Me.” Some information is already available on the national PTA website at pta.org/home/programs/reflections. Additional rules and documentation should be available at delawarepta.org under the Reflections tab by June 2018, allowing students to work on their submissions over the summer if they choose.
Thank you to our PTA, teachers, and administration for supporting the Reflections Contest. A big thank you to all of the students who participated in the contest. Continue to express yourselves through the arts!
Click here for the entire list of all of the winners.