The purpose of this email is to share information regarding Harding Middle School. It is a monthly newsletter featuring HMS news and current events.
      In This Issue:
A Message From Mr. Mills
Whats Happening In May
MAY 2018

Message from our Principal

As another year comes to a close it is time to say Good-Bye to our 8th grade students and wish them well at Big Red next year. This is a time of not only remembering happy times and sad times but also a time to reflect on what you accomplished this past year. Did you meet the goals that you set back in August 2017? Did you come up short on some and on others you hit it out of the ballpark? As long as you take the time to look back and identify those goals you came up short on; set those as positives for next fall. It is never too late to re-evaluate the positives in your life and get rid of the negatives. Continue to work hard this last month of May. Have a safe summer and the staff and administration of HMS look forward to seeing the 5th through 7th graders back next August and welcome the 4th grade students from the district Elementary buildings.

As a reminder, please pull into one of the parking spots instead of blocking the first two aisles at dismissal. This helps allow for a smooth dismissal and eliminates traffic back ups in the lot or on Sunset. Your cooperation with this matter is much appreciated.

Principal Bryan Mills


HMS Art Club School Field Trip

When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Where: Carnegie Museums of Art
Thursday, May 3rd
See You At The Pole
7:30am with Pastor Bauman
Flagpole outside Harding main entrance
The Stallion Trot (Parent information meeting)

Topic: Scheduling
When: Thursday, May 3rd @ 8:30am
Where: HMS

SADD Club will be continuing with our Relay for Life drive this month. On Friday, May 4th, we will be sponsoring "May the Fourth". This is known as national Star Wars Day. Students can wear their favorite Star Wars shirts, socks, etc. and bring a dollar or more donation to help support Relay. On Thursday, May 10th, we will be sponsoring Flip Flop day. Students bringing a dollar or more donation will be allowed to wear their flip flops or slides to school. In the weeks leading up to our relay, we will have different prizes offered for students for donations. Look for an informational letter to come home. Friday, May 25th will be our Relay at the track day. Students will have the opportunity to purchase a shirt prior to wear that day, as well as water, freeze pops, and cancer ribbons at the track. All proceeds go towards our Relay total. The class total (grade) that is the highest at the end of relay will get to face their teachers in a fun kick ball game the last week of school. Thank you for all your help with this wonderful cause!
Ms. Storey
Mrs. Eskridge

May 4th - National Star Wars Day.
May 10th - Flip Flop Day
May 25th- Relay For Life (at track)

Special Olympics Track & Field Meet
When: Sat. May 5th
Time: 8am - 2pm
HMS Spring Choir Concert
When: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: SHS Auditorium

Other Choir News:

Jazz Choir Auditions - May 16th and 17th

Junior Thespian Inductions - May 25th 6:30pm in the HMS Cafeteria
Internet Safety Assembly
When: Friday, May 11th

Letters were sent home with progress reports. Please notify the school if you wish for your child not to attend this assembly. Thank you
District Science Fair Results
Superior and moving on to the
State Science Fair on May 12th at
The Ohio State University

Kiera O’Brien
 Lindsay Busby
  Anthony Shevlin and Harrison Heilman
Joey Macre and Antonio Lulla  
 Isaac Rosel and James Devereaux


Sunday, May 13th

5th Grade Field Trip
Where: Fernwood State Forest
Date: Wednesday, May 16th
During school hours
Please dress for outdoors

4th Grade Bump Up Day

Thursday, May 17th @ HMS

4th grade parents will receive emails or flyers with info!!
The Art Club will have their End of the Year Party on Thursday, May 17th.
After school - 3:35
8th Grade Graduation Dance
When: Friday, May 18
Where: HMS
Time: 6:00pm-8pm

*Must be in school a minimum of half a day to attend
SHS Soccer Car Wash When: Saturday, May 19
Where: HMS
Time:  9 am - 12 pm
SHS Band Car Wash
When: Sunday, May 20
Where: HMS
Time:  9 am - 3 pm
8th Grade Scholars Field Trip

When: Tues. May 22nd
Where: Kennywood

Money is DUE before May 14th to Mrs. Ferrari
$24 with option of Buffet lunch for $10 more or send money for food

Dress appropriate
HMS Orchestra Field Trip
When: Tues. May 22nd
Where: Kennywood
Dress appropriate

Free Physicals will be held on May 22nd at 5-7pm in the old gym located in the High School. Students may pick up physical forms in the HMS office

1/2 Day of School for Students
Date:  May 25
Day:  Friday
Time:  11:30 am Dismissal
No School - Memorial Day
Date:  May 28
Day:  Monday
The 8th grade students will have Graduation practice on
Tuesday, May 29 at 9am.
Our Annual Graduation ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 30th at 10:00 A.M. The ceremony will take place in the stadium, weather permitting. 8th grade students can leave with parents/guardians after the ceremony. They also don’t need to be in school on Thursday, May 31st.

The final Assembly for the 5th, 6th and 7th grades will be held on Thursday, May 31st at 9:00 A.M. Students may leave with parents/guardians after the assembly.


History Bee 2018


Noah West
Vasile Matzorkis
Kellen Marshall
Cole Antill
Caden Mason
Greg Mamula

These students qualified for the National History Bee on June 1st & 2nd in Atlanta, Georgia.


Noah, Vasile and Kellen also placed in the Top 8 of the Regional Finals in Pittsburgh, PA on April 10th.

Friday, May 18th -- 2nd and 4th period

Monday, May 21st --3rd and 5th period

Tuesday, May 22nd -- 6th and 8th period

Wednesday, May 23rd -- 7th and makeup exams

Message from Coach Bolding

Any 6th or 7th grade girl who signed up for Volleyball for the 2018 school year should begin attending Quest for Success Fitness on Monday's and Wednesday's right after school until 4:15 and Open Gym on Tuesday's right after school until 3:45.
Message from the Nurse   
You should have received a letter from the nurse if your child needs vaccines for the 7th grade. Please get these vaccines as soon as you can. The Jefferson County Health department can help with these at a low cost on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11 and 1-3.The State requires these shots to remain in the seventh grade. Within 2 weeks of the start of school if your child is not vaccinated with the meningococcal and Tdap vaccines, they will be kept out of school until they are properly vaccinated or an exemption form is filed with the nurse.

Amy Neely, RN, BSN, CSN

The Harding Stallion Boys and Girls Track & Field teams completed another successful season this Spring. The teams competed in the Martins Ferry Relays where they both took 2nd place in a field consisting of 10 teams. Traveling to Shadyside, for the Shadyside Invitational, the Stallion boys and girls finished in 2nd place while competing against 9 other teams. In the final meet of the season, the teams took part in the St. Clairsville Invitational. In an invitational consisting of 17 teams, the Lady Stallions finished in 5th place with the boys ending up in 4th place.
The 2018 Stallion Track & Field teams also competed in a set of duel meets during the season, one against St. Clairsville and the other against Martins Ferry. Harding Middle School would like to congratulate the boys and girls who worked hard and sacrificed their time during this year’s track season. HMS would also like to thank and congratulate the coaches, Coach Duffy, Coach Ribar, Coach Crosier, and Coach Sanders on another successful Harding Stallion Track & Field season.

2018 Lady Stallion Softball

Harding Middle School would like to congratulate the Lady Stallions on a hard fought and successful season. The Lady Stallions finished the 2018 softball season with a convincing record of 9-2 which also earned them 1st place in their league. HMS wants to congratulate and thank the Lady Stallion softball coaching staff as well, Coach Ivkovich, Coach Bolding, Coach Garay, and Coach King.


  11TH Annual Free Football Camp

When: June 7th, June 8th and June 9th - 9am-Noon
Where: The Harding Stadium
Who: All Steubenville City School’s 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders are invited to attend!
Learn from Big Red coaches and players! Come work hard and have fun with us!

4th-8th Grade Boys Basketball Camp

Monday, June 4th through Wednesday, June 6th
Camp Time: 9:00am – 12:00 pm
Place: Steubenville High School – Crimson Center
Fee: $25.00
Includes: Camp Shirt and Basketball
Soccer Camp -June 6, 7 & 8th

Girls/Boys Grades 2-8 Time: 12:30 - 3:00 Cost $20


Summer Volleyball Camp

When: Monday-Tuesday, June 18th-19th

Who: Upcoming 6th,7th and 8th graders

Cost: $25—each participant will also receive a camp T-shirt!

Wednesday, August 22 - First Day of School
Thank you for all you have done to make this a successful school year! The Harding staff hopes that you all have a safe and enjoyable summer. Good luck to all of those moving on to the High School and we look forward to seeing everyone else next year!
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