Henderson Mill Elementary School Foundation

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Please help us raise $50,000 for the HMES Foundation in support of STEM initiatives. March Mania at the Mill has arrived; it’s a month-long, basketball-themed fundraiser beginning with a school-wide pep rally on February 28, 2017 @ 1:20 PM and ends with a school-wide celebration on March 31, 2017.

Online donations can be made at hmes.dojiggy.com starting February 28 through March 30, 2017 at 9 pm ET!

Last year we were able to raise over $60,000 which helped us provide Lego enrichment, grade level field trips, professional development and build upon our STEM program! This is our ONLY fundraiser for the 2016-2017 school year. All proceeds will go to benefit Henderson Mill Elementary School. By providing resources and support to our students and faculty, your support helps each student to receive an exceptional individual educational experience.

2016-2017 School Year

It’s an exciting school year at the Mill as we look continue to engage our students in many STEM-related educational activities throughout the year thanks to the support and dedication of parents, teachers, administrators, community members, local businesses and even large corporations, successfully raising over $280,000 towards funding the school’s enhanced focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (“STEM”) over the past five years.

Some highlights of these activities were when our Pre-K class shot off alka seltzer rockets seeing science in action. Our 3rd graders flew their straw planes and measured the distances they flew putting engineering and math into play. Our 2nd graders even produced an owl on a new 3-D printer - very cool technology that’s making an impact in modern day medicine.

Please know that every dollar raised directly impacts all children at our school and your continued support is greatly appreciated. Read about the details in this 2016-2017 HMES Foundation Update to see all the STEM programs and activities by grade level and school wide:

Please continue to support our school!


Our Mission
The Henderson Mill Elementary School  Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer organization comprised of parents, teachers and administrators committed to establishing long-term financial support to fund educational programs and projects for Henderson Mill Elementary School. It is our mission to sustain and build on Henderson Mill’s educational excellence by pursuing capital funding from a variety of sources to help bridge the gap between inadequate state and federal funding and the cost of a well-rounded, quality education.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
The journey to become a STEM school began just over four years ago and was made possible by the support and dedication of parents, teachers, administrators, community members, local businesses and even large corporations. On Oct. 31, 2012, Henderson Mill Elementary school became the first STEM-certified school in the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) by the Georgia Department of Education.
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