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Welcome to H.B. du Pont!

Good Evening Warrior Families,


This is your proud principal Mr. Bastianelli. For those of you who are new to our HB warrior family let me take a moment to officially welcome you to the premier comprehensive middle school in the state. If you returning to the best middle school, then welcome back!  I hope everyone is as excited to start the school year as I am.


Additionally, much of the information I am about to share with you is also available on our HB website. The reason for this call is to make you aware of some important dates and information.

  • Tuesday, August 20th: New Student Orientation for city families at the West End Neighborhood House – 6-7pm.
  • Wednesday, August 21st: Student Orientation at HB – 5-6pm. The HB nurse will also be available to accept DIAA forms.  Spirit wear will be available if you purchased it by July 22nd.


Students and families are encouraged to attend, to get their schedules, and to meet many of their teachers. We will not be able to make any schedule corrections that evening.


  • Monday, August 26th: First day for 6th grade students only.
  • Tuesday, August 27th: All students attend.   First day for 7th and 8th grade students.
  • Tuesday, September 24th: Open House at HB from 6-8 PM


Finally, I would like to share with you how excited I am to have your children attending HB. The reason that every educator at HB comes to work each day is because, like you, we believe in your children and we want them to achieve great things. Enjoy the last few days of your summer vacation and I look forward to seeing many of you during our orientation nights.  Thanks and have a great night.