Matthew Henson Middle School
Matthew Henson Middle School Location 3535 Livingston Road
Indian Head, Maryland, United States
Information Type Public Middle School Established 1957 Principal Ms. Sonia Jones Grades 6-8 Number of students 570  Color(s) Blue and white Mascot Huskies District Charles County Public Schools Website http://www.ccboe.com/henson
The school was originally dedicated in 1957 as Pomonkey High School, a segregated black junior/senior high school. After Charles County Public Schools were integrated in 1966, students from the Bryans Road, Maryland area who had attended Lackey Junior/Senior High School attended Pomonkey High School. When the current Henry E. Lackey High School was completed in 1969, this Pomonkey building was then rededicated as a middle school. It is named for Matthew Henson, once resident in Charles County.
The school mascot is a Huskie Dog, chosen in honor of Matthew Henson and his arctic explorations. Throughout the school year, boys and girls take part in athletics, including archery, basketball, volleyball, and track and field events. The students compete in these events with students from the other county middle schools.
- ^ Charles County Public Schools - Schools & Centers
- ^ "Matthew Alexander Henson, Explorer". Arlington National Cemetery. 2006-05-28. http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/mhenson.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-16.
- ^ "Matthew Henson parent/student Information: Handbook" (PDF). Matthew Henson Middle School. http://www2.ccboe.com/henson/pdf/MHMS_Student_Parent_Handbook_0708.doc.pdf. Retrieved 2009-02-16.
High Schools Middle SchoolsTheodore G. Davis · John Hanson · Matthew Henson · Mattawoman · Piccowaxen · General Smallwood · Milton M. Somers · Benjamin Stoddert Elementary SchoolsC. Paul Barnhart · Berry · Dr. Gustavus Brown · Dr. James Craik · William A. Diggs · Gale-Bailey · Dr. Thomas L. Higdon · Indian Head · Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer · Malcolm · T.C. Martin · Mary H. Matula · Arthur Middleton · Walter J. Mitchell · Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy · Dr. Samuel A. Mudd · Mary Burgess Neal · J.C. Parks · J.P. Ryon · Eva Turner · William B. Wade
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