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:
April News

Dear HMS Families, 

I want to wish everyone a very happy and restful Spring Break!   I encourage all of our students, teachers, and staff to use this break as a time to relax and enjoy their days off. Everyone has done a tremendous job this year to overcome so many challenges. As a reminder school resumes on Tuesday, April 6th.

First order of business: We are inviting 4th-grade parents to join us either Thursday, April 8th at 12:30 pm or Friday, April 9th at 9:15 am for our 4th Grade Parent Informational Meeting (you only attend one).  As many of you know, the time after spring break really tends to "fly-by" and before you know it summer is here!  ELA state testing wraps up on April 19th and then onto Math & Science testing. The 4th 8 weeks will come to an end on April 30thand Maymester starts Monday, May 3rd to finish out the year. Our CCP students will travel to the high school for a week to experience their first college credited course. 

Let's stay focused on the goal and finish this school year Stallion Strong!!!

If I can ever be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me. My e-mail address is or you can reach me by phone at Harding Middle School, (740) 282-3481. 

Principal Bryan Mills
State Testing
ELA starts March 22 through April 19
Math & Science starts April 19 through May 7

Student Tips For Testing
  • Practice a healthy bedtime routine
(8-10 hours of sleep)
  • Eat a healthy breakfast to improve student focus
  • Arrive on time and ready to test

Good Luck to all HMS Students!!!
Monday, March 29 - Monday, April 5
(Return to school - Tuesday, April 6)
School Resumes
Date: April 6
Day: Tuesday

4th Grade Parent Informational Meeting
Date: April 8th
Day: Thursday
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: HMS Cafe'
Date: April 9th
Day: Friday
Time: 9:15 am
Location: HMS Cafe'
(Only needs to attend one)
4th Grade Scheduling
The principal will visit 4th-grade classes to explain scheduling. Info will be sent home from the visit.

Monday, April 12 - Wells Visit
Tuesday, April 13 - West Visit
Wednesday, April 14 - East visit
Thursday, April 15 - McKinley Visit
Freeze Pop Sale
Freeze Pop Sale $1
April 19 through April 23
Lunch Time
End of 4th 8 Weeks
Date: April 30
Day: Friday
2021 National History Bee Virtual Regional Final Participants
Noah West
Christopher Elliott 
Holden Mason
Aideen Shaw
Amira Fogle
Clara Hoffman
Noah Kokiko
Andrew Matzorkis
Kingston Kaufman
Regional Spelling Bee Results
After 16 rounds, our own Isabella Fletcher won the regional Spelling Bee! She placed 1st out of 46 spellers in Jefferson and Harrison County.

Good Luck to Isabella! We know she will do great moving forward!

We would also like to congratulate Angelo Martello on placing 4th and Aurora Zullo on placing 9th!

Great Job!!
Good Luck to our students who have qualified for the
2021 Regional Finals
(National Science Bee)

Phynyx Fleming
Norah Younce
Karson Simmons
Gabby Rea
Ronald Paris
Anthony Borsch
Ava Bracone
Kingston Kaufman
Isabella Fletcher
Beau Hudson
Gabe Martin
Holden Mason

Josiah Rea
Aideen Shaw
Robbie Lucas
Gabe Ensell
Gabby Bodo
Jordan Ribar
Nina Holt
Jacob Burchfield
Sarah Ostovich
Logan Lynch
Isabel Stevens

Talea Guntrum
Talea Guntrum 6th grade took 3 state titles at the OHWAY State Wrestling Tournament. Winning boys 12u 80lbs, girls 12u 86lbs, and girls Junior High 86lbs. All wins by a pin!

Go Talea!
Brody Saccoccia
Brody Saccoccia 8th grade took third place in the 108lbs weight class at the OAC Junior High State Tournament.

Great Job!
  • Turn in your physician referrals if your child failed the vision screening and/or hearing screenings
  • Please keep up with your child's dental care. Complete Dental Care takes all insurances so call for an appointment right away since the dentist did not come to the schools this year.
  • Your child's immunizations need to be sent into the office any time your child gets a vaccine.
  • 6th-grade Parents- Your child needs a Tdap vaccine and a Meningococcal vaccine for entry into the 7th grade. These can be obtained now. If for any reason your child can not receive these vaccines, please stop by the main office to sign an exemption form.
  • Remember to wash those hands... 20 seconds with soap and water!!!

Amy Neely, RN, BSN, CSN
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Box Tops For Education
Download the BoxTops app to your mobile device and start scanning your grocery receipts for HMS! The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to your school’s earnings online.


If you discover a traditional Box Tops clip on a product, you can still clip it and send it to school. Make sure each one you turn in has a clearly visible product acronym and expiration date.
Help Your School Earn Free Supplies
When you purchase qualifying products at Office Depot or OfficeMax and provide your school's name or ID number at checkout, your school will receive 5% back in credits towards FREE supplies.
Family Medical Care School Based Health Center
CHANGE, INC. will be able to provide care for those students who turn in their Family Medical Care packets. This school based Health Center has licensed healthcare staff and it's located in Harding Middle School. They will be able to help with any of your urgent & primary care needs. We have behavioral health & counseling available as well. The clinic also offers a fully functioning lab.

The School Based Heath Care, by no means, replaces your child's pediatrician or family provider. The providers will assure a summary of the visit will be sent to your family provider. Parents can schedule appointments for their child before, during, or immediately after school. Parents are also welcomed at the appointments if they would like to be there.

The school Based Health Care hours will be Monday - Friday 7:30AM - 3:30PM at Harding

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Harding Middle School
2002 Sunset Blvd
Steubenville, Ohio 43952
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