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:
October News
October 2020


HMS Families,

As we prepare to wrap up the first quarter, I am extremely pleased to say that the reopening of the school has been a success. I would personally like to thank all the staff, students and parents for trusting us with the process and continuing to be flexible and work hard during this unprecedented time. Although we know that this change was inevitable, I believe that the students greatly benefit from having access to their learning when they work directly with the teachers. I have observed many classrooms throughout the building and I am proud of the work that our team has put into place to support students learning in multiple settings. We continue to monitor spacing and options for increasing student numbers as they return to face to face learning. Our Intervention team will continue to focus on identifying the population that needs the highest academic support as we move into our second quarter. 

We have two picture days set up for our In-school students. The forms will be sent home the Monday before their scheduled picture day. The first quarter grades will close on Oct. 16. You can contact the office to get help setting up your Progress Book account to view your child’s grades if you haven’t done so yet. We will also be sending out more information about our Parent Teacher Conferences soon. This year HMS will be providing virtual conferences by appointment only.

As always, if you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at or 740-282-3481.

Principal Bryan Mills

Junior National Honor Society
Date: October 5
Day: Monday
Time: 1:30 pm

*Closed ceremony
Pictures and video will be posted on social media
HMS Picture Day
7th & 8th Grade
Date: October 7
Day: Wednesday

Picture forms will be sent home Monday, Oct. 5th

5th & 6th Grade
Date: October 14
Day: Wednesday

Picture forms will be sent home Monday, Oct. 12
End of 1st Grading Period
Date: October 16
Day: Friday
College Credit Plus Meeting
Date: October 22
Day: Thursday
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: SHS Auditorium

College Credit Plus Informational Night will be held at Steubenville High School on October 22, 2020 at 6:00PM. Parents should report to the auditorium. We highly encourage all parents who plan on having students apply for College Credit Plus to attend. However, if you are uncomfortable attending the meeting, we will send a recording out the next day.  
Date: October 31
Day: Saturday

Costumes are not permitted at school
The Sycamore Youth Center consists of 40 after-school programs involving over 250 youth that are overseen by 60 volunteers. All of the programs are free of charge and open to all K-12th grade students in Steubenville and the surrounding area. Grades 5 -12 are welcomed on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The Sycamore Center will provide transportation from Harding down to the center starting on Wednesday October 14th.
Please remember to wear your masks to school!
We have extra masks in the office but the supply is limited.
5th & 6th Bell Schedule
7th & 8th Bell Schedule
7th Grade Shots

Dear 7th grade parents,
    7th grade students are required by the State of Ohio to have 2 vaccines; meningococcal and Tdap. These vaccines can be obtained from your primary care provider, the Jefferson County Health Department, Change, INC., Express Care, Walmart, Kroger or Walmart pharmacies. To use the school based clinic of Change, Inc. you must have filled out the paperwork to be a patient of theirs first. They will give the vaccines during school hours by appointment due to social distancing and provide HMS with the needed paperwork. At whichever location you choose, you will be given paperwork to prove the shot was obtained. HMS needs a copy of this paperwork for the report to the State of Ohio. If for some reason your student cannot take these vaccines then an exemption can be filed. This paperwork is in the main office. Your timely attention to this matter is appreciated as there is a deadline for the State report. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the school nurse at 740-282-3481 Ext. 4125

Thank you and Stay Safe,
Amy Neely, RN, BSN, CSN
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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2002 Sunset Blvd
Steubenville, Ohio 43952
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