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Winning Science Fair Projects Announced

February 27, 2015

Last night was our annual Hackett Middle School Science Fair. Congratulations to all of the participants - there were many great projects displayed!

The results of the judging are as follows:

6th Grade:

  • 1st Place: Vincent Lembo - "Do Alaskan Blueberries Positively Effect Health?"
  • 2nd Place: Ja-Kikwa Hoke, Lily Kimlicko, and Ella Hubbell - "Ooey Gooey- The Best Way of Getting Gum Out of Hair"
  • 3rd Place: Noah Levine - "How is the Sense of Taste Effected by the Sense of Smell in Males and Females?"


7th & 8th Grades:

  • 1st place - Annika Rosenswig & Nina Bamberger - "Private vs Public Surfaces- Which Has More Germs?"
  • 2nd place - Amelia Colafati - "Bouncy Woods"
  • 3rd place - Hagen Foley - "Bank or Swish"


Honorable Mentions:

  • Jaylia Parso - "What Best Protects an Egg When Dropped 422.3 cm in the Air?"
  • Elizabeth Sipos - "Does Viscosity Affect Pitch?"
  • Tessa Nagel - "Will Adding Different Liquids to Bread Accelerate Mold Growth?"


Special thanks to our volunteer judges- Ms. Calvo, Ms. Carey and the following undergraduate students from Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute: Nanyou Guan, Elizabeth McGuoirk, Joseph Shvedsky, Matthew Williams.

Over $1,000 Raised for PTA at Chipotle Fundraiser!

February 26, 2015

THANK YOU to all who participated in our fundraiser at Chipotle in Stuyvesant Plaza on Tuesday, February 24th - we raised $1,031.17 for the Hackett PTA!

PTA Meeting Tues 3/10

February 26, 2015

The next PTA meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 1thH. PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE OF 4:30PM. This PTA meeting will include the second of two budget presentations.

Honor Roll Date Changed to 3/6

February 26, 2015

Due to a conflict, the second quarter honor roll will be held next Friday March 6th at 8:30am in the auditorium followed by a brief reception in the cafeteria.

The PTA is in need of volunteers and donations of juice and baked goods (or breakfast items). If you are able to volunteer or donate, please email [hackettpta@gmail.com] to let us know what you will provide or if you can set up (7:45am) or clean up (9:45am ).

2014-2015 Yearbook Cover Contest Winner!

February 26, 2015

Adam Aleksic was the winner of this year's yearbook cover contest! Congratulations!

We had 11 students submit entries this year! The other submissions will make up the back cover of the yearbook, it was very difficult to choose and three rounds of judging were needed to pick one for the front cover. All students received a Hackett t-shirt for their effort and school spirit!





HMS Chipotle Fundraiser TOMORROW 2/24

February 23, 2015





Tomorrow (Tuesday) night is the Hackett PTA fundraiser at Chipotle in Stuyvesant Plaza, from 4:00 -7:00 PM. You can find coupons in the Main Office and at the front door, or if you have a smartphone you may present the coupon on the screen. Hackett receives 50% of the proceeds - we hope you can make it to support our school!

HMS Science Fair Thurs 2/26

The Annual Hackett MS Science Fair will be held this year on Thursday, February 26th from 3:30-6:00 PM in the library.

HMS 2015 Science Fair Flyer (.pdf)

(The fair will be set-up during the day on Wednesday and Thursday.)

Feel free to stop by to see some excellent science!

Hats for Hackett 2/13

February 12, 2015

Tomorrow, February 13th, is a "Hats for Hackett" fundraiser to benefit PTA programs. Pay $1 when you enter school to wear your favorite hat all day!

PTA Meeting & Budget Presentation 2/11

February 8, 2015

February's Hackett PTA meeting is set for Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the Library. There will be a budget presentation at this meeting.

Teen Night Rescheduled

February 3, 2015

The Teen Night originally scheduled for Friday, February 13th, 2015 has been rescheduled for Friday, March 6th, 2015.

NO SCHOOL Friday, January 30

January 28, 2015

There will be no school for students on Friday, January 30th due to a scheduled Professional Development day throughout the District.

Black History Month Celebration

January 28, 2015

Hackett's Black History Month Celebration will be held on Tuesday, February 10 at 6:00 PM and will include a special commemoration of the life of Brother Yusuf Burgess. Doors open at 5:30PM. RSVP to Andrea Marques amarques@albany.k12.ny.us or Ava Holt aholt@albany.k12.ny.us by February 6

Yearbook Cover Contest

January 28, 2015

Our 2014-2015 Yearbook Cover Design Contest has begun! This year's theme is "puzzles" or "mosaic." The winner will receive a free copy of this year's Yearbook! All entries are due by February 10, 2015 - see Mrs. Schnurr in Room 010 for details.

Pennies for Patients

January 28, 2015

Our recent Pennies for Patients Fundraiser raised nearly $400 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! Thanks to all who participated!

Hackett Orientation - August 21st

August 11, 2014

Hackett Middle School Orientation is scheduled for THURSDAY AUGUST 21, 2014 from 6:00PM-8:00PM.

The evening is scheduled to begin in the auditorium with a presentation after which time schedules will be available was well as information regarding the upcoming year. You will also be provided time to tour the building as well as meet with available teachers. Additionally, you can join the Hackett PTA for $5 per memberships at the orientation.

If you are unable to attend the orientation, schedules will be mailed home.

If you have further questions regarding the orientation, please contact Hackett Middle School at 475-6475.

2014-2015 Supply Lists

August 11, 2014

Supply Lists for the 2014-2015 school year are now online! Be sure to check the Special Area Classes list for classes such as Foreign Language and Technology in addition to the Grade Level lists for your students.

2014-2015 Bell Schedule Updated

August 11, 2014

We have a new bell schedule for the 2014-2015 school year at Hackett Middle School!



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