Don’t let our small size fool you—we have BIG things going on! This is our rooftop—the place where we shout all the great news. Check here for the news and announcements that affect our school family.

End of the Month Assembly

As always, we invite families to attend our monthly special assembly at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2019, in the auditorium. We hope to see you there.

Music Recitals

Second-trimester music recitals begin at 6:00 p.m. in the HMES auditorium on  February 26 for grades fifth through sixth and February 28 for grades seventh through eighth. We invite you to come visit and check out our amazing talents!

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Join us for a celebration of the life of Theodor Geisel, the man who brought us Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, The Grinch who Stole Christmas, and many, many more of our favorite reads. Plan to join us on March 1 at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast, and from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. for readers. Parents are welcome. We look forward to seeing you here. If you would like more information, please view our flyer.

Leadership Symposium

On Friday, March 8, students from Pacific Union College will host a leadership symposium for HMES students in grades 5–8. This event will give our young people the opportunity to explore what it means to be a leader, and to discover the leaders inside themselves.

Kindergarten Roundup

If you or anyone you know has a student who will be of kindergarten age this fall, we want to see you. Plan on attending the kindergarten roundup orientation meeting for families on Thursday, March 7 from 5:30–7:00 p.m. Come find out what HMES is all about! It's an opportunity to meet our kindergarten teacher, Ms. Smith, and get all your questions answered. It will also be an opportunity for your little one to explore the classroom. If you have any questions, please contact Lori in the HMES office.

Free Adult Yoga

We will be offering a free, adult, beginner/intermediate yoga class, led by Cat White. The class will be on Thursday, February 21, Thursday, March 7, and Thursday, March 21 from 5:45–7:00 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. Please see our yoga flyer for more details.

Building Healthy Families Spanish Support Group

From February 5 until March 26, 2019, a Spanish support group for adults will offer help in building healthy families with early prevention and intervention. Join us from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. in the Calistoga High School multipurpose room to discuss topics such as managing stress, communication, the power of words, respect, trust, and teenagers. For more information, please check out our building healthy families flyer. This event will provide childcare and dinner. To register, please call Lupe at (707) 942-6206.

UpValley Parenting Program

We would like to invite parents of children ages two through twelve to the globally known and evidence-based Triple P: Positive Parenting Program. Participating families will receive individualized sessions that help parents. Please note that sessions are by appointment only, so call UpValley Families Centers today at (707) 965-5010! This event will provide childcare and dinner. For more information, please read our Triple P: Positive Parenting Program flyer.

Lice Exposure Notice

Your child may have been exposed to head lice in his/her classroom. Please read our notice for information about checking your child for head lice, as well as treatment information if your child does have a head lice infestation.


We have arranged for a special assembly for our students in grades five through eight on Wednesday, February 27 at 9:15 a.m. CyberSense is a nationally touring program designed for this age group which addresses cyber-bullying, sharing inappropriate photos/messages, online predators, keeping passwords private, identity theft, and screen time. We invite and strongly encourage families to attend this event if possible. It is helpful for parents and guardians to have an understanding of these concepts to keep their children safe, and be able to reiterate and solidify them at home.

Free Music Lessons

Mr. Davies is generously offering free 30 minute after-school music classes for students in 5th through 8th grades. Classes will take place Monday through Thursday. Please contact Mr. Davies via email if you have an interest in these lessons. Please note that lessons do not include guitar and piano.

Electronics Reminder

Please remember that students should not bring hand-held electronic devices of any kind to school. Students should not be using smart watches and phones at school and should never take pictures of other students. If students need to contact their parents/guardians, they may do so from the office phone. Thank you for helping us maintain an environment conducive to focus and learning!

Friday Art Shoe Self Portrait Project

Our students have been participating in a Friday art shoe self portrait project. Check out some of their amazing work!

Student poses with his shoe self portrait
Youth of the Year

Congratulations to Valeria Cerda for winning the Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year award! We are very proud of you and this amazing accomplishment.

Youth of the Year Award winners pose with adults
SHUSD 2018–2019 Parent Education Schedule

St. Helena Unified School District is offering an opportunity for parents to learn more about important topics regarding children in today’s society. Parents, mark your calendars and plan to attend these valuable and informative presentations. Please view the schedule below for additional information. We hope to see you there!