Welcome to Hamilton Middle School

I am proud to be serving HMS and our surrounding community as principal. This will be my seventh year at Hamilton Middle School.  Previously I taught special education for ten years and served as an administrator in the Kelloggsville Public Schools as an assistant and head principal at the middle and high schools.  I live on the south side of Holland with my wife, Meg, and our three kids, Sam, Nora, and Paige who also attend Hamilton Schools.  Hamilton is a great place to be and I enjoy being a part of your community!

Rick FrensHamilton Middle School Principal

We are continuing to maintain our guidelines implemented three years ago and not allow the use of personal communication devices in our building during the school day.  You may also view our guidelines by clicking the link below.  

HMS Personal Technology Guidelines

We have been working with students and families here at HMS to educate our kids on the problems associated with technology and social media.  Listed below are some of the communications we have shared with our families along with some other useful links and tools.  Please let us know if you have questions or would like additional information

Family Tech Communication 4/28/17

Family Tech Update 5/2/17

Looking for More Information on the Addictive Nature of Technology?  Check out the Links Below:

Brain Hacking from CBS 60 Minutes

The Millennial Question with Simon Sinek

Useful Tools for Limiting Technology Access at Home:

unGlue App  - Great app to limit screen time with parental controls https://www.unglue.com/

OpenDNS - Family Internet Shield.  Includes free and inexpensive options to filter home internet. https://www.opendns.com/home-internet-security/

More Resources

West Michigan Digital Forensics Unit -Useful videos on How to Set Up Parental Controls on Personal Devices



Hamilton Middle School

4845 136th Ave.
Hamilton, MI 49419
Phone: 269-751-4436
Rick Frens
269-751-4436 x3006
Brian Morrison
Assistant Principal
269-751-4436 x3007
Kris Henrickson
Building Secretary
269-751-4436 x3001
Kelli Klingenberg
Building Secretary
269-751-4436 x3002



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