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
December News
Look Into January
                            
HMS NEWS IN THE MIDDLE
December 2019
EDUCATE - MOTIVATE - INSPIRE

Message from our Principal


Dear HMS Families,

On behalf of Harding Middle School students and staff, we would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holidays. Please remember that Monday is the last day to contribute a gift towards the annual Steubenville City Schools Stuff a Bus campaign that will benefit local students this Christmas. We are asking for new toys for any age group to support the cause. Also, if you’re looking for a gift idea this Christmas, please stop by the school and order your Texas Roadhouse gift card with our logo on it. Harding Middle School will receive 10% back from all sales. The orders must be in by Monday, December 9th to guaranteed we have the gift cards back before holiday break.

December is a time to share weather-related school closings information. For your earliest convenience, we will communicate through our district school messenger system, radio and the local television stations to notify parents when there is a school delay or closing. December also signals the arrival of our Christmas break. All Steubenville City Schools will observe winter break on December 23 - January 3, and classes will resume Monday, January 6.

  If I can ever be of assistance to you please do not hesitate to contact me. My e-mail address is  bmills@rollred.org  or you can reach me by phone at Harding Middle School, (740) 282-3481.
 
Sincerely,
Principal Bryan Mills
 
Stallion Trot
(Parent Informational Meeting)
Date: Dec. 5
Day: Thursday
Time: 8:30 am
Where: HMS Cafe'
SCS Orchestra Concert
Date: Dec. 5
Day: Thursday
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: SHS Auditorium
HMS Choir Concert
Date: Dec. 10
Day: Tuesday
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: SHS Auditorium
7th & 8th Grade Holiday Dance
Date: Dec. 13
Day: Friday
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: HMS
School Spelling Bee
Date: Dec. 18
Day: Wednesday
Time: 9:15 am
Where: HMS

Students Only
End of Second 8 Weeks

Date: Dec. 20
Day: Friday
HMS Music Extravaganza
Date: Dec. 20
Day: Friday
Time: 10:00 am
Where: HMS

*4th graders will attend
Winter Break
Christmas Day
Date: Dec. 25
Day: Wednesday
New Years Day
Date: Jan. 1
Day: Wednesday
Congratulations to Mrs. Kalinowski's homeroom for being this years SADD Troop drive winners!!
Flu season is upon us,

Please remember that washing your hands with soap for at least 30 seconds can save you from getting sick. If your child has a fever, please do not send them to school until they are 24 hours fever free without medication. Please do not send your child to school until 24 hours free from vomiting or diarrhea also. And please make sure the office has an up to date working phone number in case we need you to pick up an ill student.

If you receive a letter from the nurse because your child has failed vision or hearing screening, please have the attached paper for the doctor filled out as soon as possible and return it to the office. The Ohio Department of Health tracks these. We want to give our students the best chance at a great education and future.

As always I am here to help, so feel free to call me.

Your School Nurse- Amy Neely, RN, BSN, CSN
Student Life in November
Great Job Mrs. Macre and the students
who performed in the production of
The Lion King!
A look into January
Begin 2nd Semester/3rd 8 Weeks

Date: Jan. 6
Day: Monday
1st Semester Awards
7th & 8th Grade Awards
Date: Jan. 17
Day: Friday
Time: 9am
Where: HMS Gym

5th & 6th Grade Awards
Date: Jan. 17
Day: Friday
Time: 1pm
Where: HMS Gym
Martin Luther King JR. Day

No School
Date: Jan. 20
Day: Monday
Group/Club Pictures
Date: Jan. 24
Day: Friday
Time: Starting at 8:30 am
Where: HMS
Don't forget to download the new BoxTops app and start scanning your grocery receipts today! You can tag you child's homeroom teacher after the receipt is scanned so that he or she earns credit. Don't want to scan the receipt? Send it in and we will do it for you! Scan or send within 14 days of purchase to earn credit.
On-line Report Cards
For this 2019-2020 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 one will be printed on the spot. We appreciate your support and cooperation.

COLLECTING BOXTOPS
Winter Sports Schedules
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Harding Middle School
2002 Sunset Blvd
Steubenville, Ohio 43952
740-282-3481
Fax 740-283-8949