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
What's Happening In December
             Dates to Remember in January

Hello Parents and Families of Harding Middle School,

The winter holiday season is quickly approaching. Harding school is looking festive and we are getting into the Christmas spirit by giving back. November was a month bursting with activity. Our winter sports seasons have started and the Bye, Bye Birdie production was amazing. Our students are making a positive impact in the community through our Veteran’s Breakfast, the SADD Club care packages for the Troops and participating in the SCS Stuff a Bus. 
December will be a busy month, and we want our students to stay focused and driven. Remind your child to work hard now, so they may enjoy their holiday break. We are right in the middle of the second nine weeks and progress reports will be available Tuesday, December 4 th .
We may also need to share weather-related school closings information. HMS uses our district school Messenger system, radio and the local television stations to notify parents when school delays or closings are announced, for the earliest available information. December also signals the arrival of our Christmas break. All Steubenville City Schools will observe winter break from December 21 - January 2, and classes will resume Thursday, January 3.
Please check the calendar of important dates for further information about events happening at Harding Middle School. If you ever have a concern or question, do not hesitate to call us for assistance. I would also like to take this time to wish each of you a Happy Holidays!!! Enjoy this season with your loved ones. Family makes the holidays special and each of your Stallions make Harding magical. We are so proud of them and hope you are too! 
Happy Holidays!
Principal Bryan Mills


2nd Nine Week Interim Reports
Available: Tuesday, Dec. 4th
Online Report Cards

Beginning this 2018-2019 school year, parents of Steubenville City Schools students will have to go online (Progress Book) to find their child's quarterly and semester grades. 

SCS will be sending out a call notification to parents and guardians to remind them to check Progress Book at the end of each grading period. 

Parents without access to the internet are free to go to the office to request the hard copy, and we would be happy to print one for you. We appreciate your continued support and cooperation. 

Harding School Spelling Bee
Date: Tuesday, December 4th
Time: 9:15am
Only students (no parents, friends, guardians, relatives, etc.)
Other Upcoming Spelling Bee News

District Spelling Bee
·         Harding Middle School gymnasium
·         January 17 th
·         6:00 pm
·         Family, friends, relatives are WELCOME

Regional Spelling Bee
·         Buckeye Local Elementary School
·         March 9, 2019
·         11:00am

If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact Mrs. Arlesic at:
Stallion Trot
(Parent Information Meeting)

Date: Thursday, December 6th
Time: 8:30 am
Location: HMS

Christmas Cookies and Cocoa with the Principal, come see us!

Orchestra Concert
Date: Thursday, December 6th
Time: 7pm
Location: SHS Auditorium
Date: Saturday, December 8th
Time: Noon

HMS Art Club Christmas Party
Art Club members are invited to come for fun, food and of course, art!

Date: Thursday, December 13th
Time: 2:40-3:40 pm
Location: HMS Cafe
Dome Theater Is Coming To Harding !
Thursday, December 13th

Dome Theater is an Educational Program that our 5th graders will get to enjoy! Into the Deep. It explores the mysterious sea to it's depth! Swim in it's secrets & learn about the marine life that inhabits it!
Ugly Sweater/Holiday Themed Outfit Day
Friday, December 14th

Come to school wearing your favorite ugly sweater or holiday themed gear for a $1 donation! Proceeds benefit local charities during this holiday season!

7th and 8th Grade Holiday Dance
Date : Friday, December 14th
Time: 3-5pm
Location : HMS Gym

Tickets will be on sale for $3 starting Monday, December 3rd

(Not a formal dance)

Upcoming Choir and Jazz Choir Events

Friday, December 14th
Time: 7-7:30 pm
Jazz Choir performs at the Nutcracker Village

Saturday, December 15th
Jazz Choir performs the national anthem at the Wheeling Nailers hockey game

Monday, December 17th
Time: 4-7 pm
Location: SHS Auditorium
All choir concert dress rehearsal (students will receive grade level rehearsal times)

Tuesday, December 18th
Time: 7 pm
Location: SHS Auditorium
HMS Choir Concert

Wednesday, December 19th
Music Department Concert for 4th graders
Jazz Choir Christmas Party--2:45-4 pm (HMS choir room)

Science Club Meeting

Date: Tuesday, December 18th
Time: 2:30-4:30 pm
2018-19 Yearbooks on Sale!
Yearbook order forms were sent home with your student this week.

The cost of a yearbook is $30 and orders are due by January 25th!

No School
Winter Recess

Date : Friday, December 21st-Wednesday, January 2nd

School Resumes Thursday, January 3rd!

Attention: Mrs. Arlesic's 7th and 8th grade ELA classes!

Students are REQUIRED to have a "book of choice" to read EVERY WEDNESDAY!! We encourage students to read daily, but we make a point to all be reading in class on Wednesdays. Sudents will be considered "unprepared" for class if they do not bring a book with them EVERY WEDNESDAY! "Unprepared" can result in either a 0 for participation or a lunch detention. Please consider visiting the local library or stuffing your child's stocking with a book or two!
January Dates to Remember

Accuplacer Parent Meeting

Date: Tuesday, January 15th
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: HMS Cafe'

  ALL 8 th grade students will take the Accuplacer test February 12th & 13th. A passing score on this test will enable any student to take the College Credit Plus courses at the HS. 

More Practice information to come soon**

January 22nd
2nd Nine weeks report cards are ready for viewing on Progress Book

January 23rd and 24th
HMS Science Fair

January 31st
HMS Awards Assembly
District Spelling Bee

A message from our nurse
We are collecting old eyeglasses for the Lion's club. If you have an old pair that you would like to donate, the box is in the office.

Parents, thank you for your cooperation with turning in shot records. Also, you will soon be receiving the results of your child's vision and hearing screening but ONLY IF they FAILED.
Amy Neely, RN, BSN, CSN
Fellowship of Christian Athletes meet every Tuesday morning at 7:30 am .
Harding Bell Schedule
*Cafe` Doors open at 7:15 daily
Harding Middle School
Winter Sports 2018-2019
HMS students bring in gifts for the local Stuff a Bus

The HMS SADD drive brings in lots of donations for our troops!!
5th and 6th Grade Game Night was a success!!
Great Job Mrs. Macre & Drama Club

Our students did a fantastic job preforming for their production of Bye Bye Birdie!
So did some of our staff!!
Harding Middle School
2002 Sunset Blvd
Steubenville, Ohio 43952
Fax 740-283-8949