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:
November News
November 2020

HMS Families,

The first quarter is now in the books, and we are moving along toward the holiday season. Everyone has been working hard, and the accomplishments of our students academically and athletically are very evident. We have concluded our fall sports, and I want to salute all the players and coaches on a job well done! We value our coaches for their commitment to our student-athletes and their impact on developing the whole child. 

I want to remind everyone of the importance of communication between home and school. Active participation in your student’s education is imperative! Helping your student maintain punctuality and attendance is instrumental in developing positive work habits and ensuring success in school. We need to support each other to be truly successful in transitioning your child through the middle school years. 

I know that our students have been working extremely hard, both in the classroom and remote, doing their very best in what is our new “normal”. Please remember to keep your children home when they are sick. I ask parents to please continue to monitor your child closely on their google and ProgressBook accounts. If you notice your child is struggling, do not hesitate to contact his or her teachers or guidance counselor. We want to be sure we stay on top of any concerns before it is too late. Students have access to their teacher email addresses.

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

Principal Bryan Mills
Daylight Savings Time
Turn your clocks back 1 hour Sunday November 1st at 2 a.m.

Remote Learners can enter through the cafeteria doors during their scheduled time.
8th grade - 8:15 to 8:45
7th grade - 8:45 to 9:15
6th grade - 9:15 to 9:45
5th grade - 9:45 to 10:15

Make-up Pictures will also be done this day.
Election Day
Date: November 3
Day: Tuesday
Veterans Day
Date: November 11
Day: Wednesday
Flu Shots
Flu shots are available at our School Based Health Center for students and their families.
If you are interested in getting the flu shot contact Change Inc. at 740-284-5712.

November is Diabetes awareness month
Click on the link to learn more about diabetes.
Screening for vision and hearing is underway. You will get letters of explanation if your student struggled with either screening. This will include a referral for a doctor. Please return it after your student has been seen.

Thank you
Amy Neely, RN, BSN, CSN
Checking Grades on ProgressBook
Grades can be checked online on ProgressBook.
Parents need a registration key to set up their parent account. If you have not set up the parent account or you are having trouble getting into an existing account, contact the office or email and she will send you your registration key.
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Sign in or Sign up
2020 Fall Sports Recap


The Lady Stallions 7th grade volleyball team had an outstanding season with a 16-1 regular season record. The team’s only loss came on the road against New Philadelphia. The Lady Stallions 7th grade entered the Bellaire Tournament as the number one seed. After winning their opening round game against St. Clairsville, the team would eventually get upset in the second round by Martins Ferry, ending their amazing season. The coaches want to wish the 7th grade girls the best of luck in their Winter athletic season and cannot wait to have them back next year as 8th graders.

The Lady Stallions 8th grade volleyball team finished the 2020 season with a winning record of 9-8. The team battled hard all year long, losing most of their games in 3 sets by only a few points. The team stuck together throughout the year continuing to motivate and pick one another up, displaying true teamwork and companionship. The 8th grade girls won their first game of the Bellaire Tournament defeating Martins Ferry. In the second round however, they were defeated by a very tough Barnesville team. The coaches want to thank the 8th grade ladies for their leadership and hard work, as well as wishing them the best of luck the remainder of the year. 


The 2020 Harding Stallion football teams worked hard and were dedicated to their teammates and coaches through this trying season. The coaches would like to thank every player for their commitment and competitive energy. The 7th grade team finished the season with a record of 4-2. They had wins over New Philly, Dover, St. Clairsville, and Cambridge. The 8th grade team finished the season undefeated with a record of 7-0. They had wins over Indian Valley, New Philly, Dover, St. Clairsville, Cambridge, Beaver Local, and Austintown Fitch. The future is bright for these classes and we look forward to watching you in the upcoming years. ROLL RED

Cross Country

What an amazing Cross Country season for Harding Middle School. This year the team consisted of 5 very dedicated ladies: Taylor Moss, Aubrey Dugan, Sarah Ostovich, Aubree Henry and Kinsey Tucker.

Overall the team participated in 5 meets. Each meet the competition became more intense and so did the girls. Each girl pushed themselves and their teammates to reach a speed or time they initially thought was out of their reach.
The team placed first at 3 invitationals and had 2 second place finishes at the other invitationals.

Congratulations to the girls and we hope you continue to be the best you can be. Good Luck the remainder of the year in all you do.

October Fun
Spirit Week
Americana Day
Jersey Day
Pink out
More October Fun
Junior National Honor Society members and new inductees
Junior National Honor Society filled two tables and 4 large bags with toiletries and other household items and games for families served by the A.L.I.V.E. Shelter.
Mrs. Ribar received the Capital Health Rock Star Teacher award. Congratulations!!
Christmas Parade
The 7th & 8th grade HMS band will march in the Steubenville Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 5th @ noon.
Lions Club
Texas Roadhouse Fundraising
Date: Jan. 11
Day: Mon
Time: 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Texas Roadhouse

Flyers will be passed out to the students before this date.
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.
Please remember to wear your masks to school!
We have extra masks in the office but the supply is limited.
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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