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 January
             Dates to Remember in February
Dear parents and families of Harding students,

Welcome back! Returning to school in January is always filled with renewed energy and resolve to make a positive difference in the lives of all the members of our school community.

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our Holiday Concerts in December, and to the staff and students for putting on such great shows.

We start 2019 with a focus on responsibility. Working with students to help them learn to accept personal responsibility is a critical part of what we do each day. Being responsible means others can depend on you. You are accountable for your actions. When things go wrong and you make a mistake, you make amends instead of excuses. When you are responsible, you keep your agreements. You give your best to any job.

Just remember, every year is a new beginning, every day is a new start. Let’s start out this New Year right by being kind, eager to learn new things, thoughtful, helpful, hardworking and of course responsible. As stated by Carl Bard, “Although no one can go back and make a new start, anyone can start from now and make a new ending”. Here is to a brand new start where the possibilities are endless. I look forward to witnessing the many successes and achievements of our students as the year unfolds.
Principal Bryan Mills


Happy New Year!

HMS 7th/8th grade band received 2nd place in the non-float category of the Steubenville Christmas Parade. They will be awarded at The Fort Steuben on Friday, January 4th at 12:00pm.

Harding 7th/8th grade band will be performing at the
Cancer Research Classic Basketball Tournament (CRC)
on Friday, January 4th at the
West Banco Arena in Wheeling WV.
This is a televised event and the band will perform at halftime during 2 separate games that night.

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**
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:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day--No School

Date: January 21st
Day: Monday

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Date: January 21st
Day: Monday
Time: 11:00 am
Place: SHS Auditorium

*Second Nine Weeks ends on January 18th

*Second Nine Weeks Online Report Cards available January 22nd

*Second Semester/3rd Nine Weeks begins on January 22nd.
Online Report Cards--Available January 22nd

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. 

 Science Fair

Date: Wednesday, January 23rd - Judging
Thursday, January 24th - On Display
** Projects MUST be picked up by 3:30pm on the 24th
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!
Big Red Bash

Date : Jan. 26
Day : Saturday
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: Steubenville Country Club
HMS Awards Assembly

 Date: Monday, January 31st
Time: 7th and 8th grade, 9am
5th and 6th grade, 1pm
Location: HMS Gym

*Parents are invited to attend
New & Improved SCS Website
Steubenville City Schools is delighted to announce the launch of our brand new website. The goal is to meet the needs of our parents, staff, and community members with user-friendly sites and easily accessible information.

Please take some time to explore our site and familiarize yourself with its layout.

We look forward to using our new platform to keep the community more informed about the great and exciting things happening in our school system.

Visit our new site at
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!
Fellowship of Christian Athletes meet every Tuesday morning at 7:30 am .
February Dates to Remember

February 7th
Stallion Trot "Parent Informational Meeting"

February 12-13
8th Grade Accuplacer Testing

February 12-15
Middle School to High School Transition

February 18
President's Day, No School

February 26th
3rd Nine Week Interim Reports Available

A message from our nurse
Flu season is here! Please teach your children to wash their hands well and often! Please keep your child home if he/she has a fever, cough, sore throat, vomiting, and /or diarrhea because it is probably the flu. Being seen quickly for a diagnosis will make the anti-virals work better. Flu usually needs 5 days of recovery time at a minimum to keep from spreading it to others. The student must be 24 hours fever free without medication before they should return to school.
The Smiles Program will return this year to HMS for a dental visit March 26 and 27. Please note that if your child has been seen by a dentist within the last 6 months (since October) then they will not be able to be seen at Harding. Please return any forms sent home promptly as plans need made to service our students in a timely manner. Forms will go home in February.
Please check with your doctor with every well visit to see if your child is up to date on their immunizations. Remember 7 th graders will need a meningococcal vaccine and a Tdap vaccine by August for fall classes. Please send in paperwork proving vaccination promptly.
Any questions feel free to call the nurse. Thank you for your help in keeping our students healthy!

Amy Neely, RN, BSN, CSN
Harding Bell Schedule
*Cafe` Doors open at 7:15 daily
Harding Middle School
Winter Sports 2018-2019
HMS students brought in gifts for the local Stuff a Bus
Staff Christmas Photos
Santa on dropoff duty
December was a busy month for HMS performances
7th & 8th Grade Christmas Dance
Harding Middle School
2002 Sunset Blvd
Steubenville, Ohio 43952
Fax 740-283-8949