Current News and Info
STUDENT RECOGNITION DONATIONS NEEDED!
Testing season can be tiring for our students! We want to motivate them to do the best they can. This year at HB, students will earn tickets through the testing season to try and win raffle baskets. They will earn tickets for their attendance, behavior, and improvement. Please help make these baskets awesome for our students by donating any of the items listed below. We are asking for the donated items by March 13th so we can put the baskets together for the students and display them for our school's "PREP" Rally kickoff before testing begins. As always, thank you to everyone who helps provide such a supporting community for our students! Please send all donations to the school office (marked with the name and number of the basket) by March 13th.
State Reflections Winners Announced!
The Delaware State Reflections committee has announced winners of the State level Reflections Contest.
Congratulations to the winning entries from H.B.!
Troy Hernandez – HB DuPont (Winner)
Nikash Long – HB DuPont (Honorable Mention)
Sareena Modi-HB DuPont (Winner)
The Winners of the contest will go on to compete at the National Level.
Mark your calendars and join us for a very special guest presenter at HB!! - Tues March 26th at 7pm
We have another amazing guest speaker scheduled for this meeting. AJ Nowell, Red Clay Public Safety Director will speak about School Safety, Internet Safety, Cyber Bullying, and more! You don't want to miss it!
Current HB students, as well as rising 6th graders planning on attending HB, and their immediate families, are welcome to attend our annual Family Pasta Night.
Attendees are asked to “Pay What You Wish.” Our hope is that those that can afford $8/meal ticket price will continue to pay that amount (or more), helping to cover the cost for HB community members with larger families or tighter budgets.
Reservations are required to attend. RSVP and pay what you wish by March 28th.
PTA 2018/19 Reflections Winners!
For 50 years, National PTA’s Reflections program has helped students explore their own thoughts, feelings, ideas and creativity in various art categories.
This year, students were asked to submit entries in the areas of Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music, Photography, and Visual Arts, reflecting on this year's theme, Heroes Around Me.
David Teague, a local author and professor at UD judged the literature contest for HB duPont Middle School PTA.
The winners of the literature contest for this year are:
Winners of the Visual Arts Contest are:
Winner of the Photography Contest is:
Congratulations to all of the winners. Thank you to all of the students who participated as well as the teachers who support the contest.
Continue to express yourself through the arts!
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 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.
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!!!