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
November News
Look Into December
November 2019

Message from our Principal

  Dear HMS Families,

    With November, we continue with our positive momentum. October gave us some fantastic events to bring our families and school together. The Stallion Trot and Parent conferences were well attended and great conversations took place. If you were unable to attend conferences, please make sure to communicate with your student’s teachers to form a strong home/school relationship. Communication with your student's teachers ensures a positive and collaborative approach, a great learning opportunity for all involved.
    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 in developing the whole child. The influence coaches and volunteers have on an athlete's life is enormous and is hard to quantify in sheer numbers.
November is also the start of the holiday season! This is a great time to get your student involved in some type of community service event. This time of the year provides some amazing learning opportunities to help them understand the importance of community and giving back. Our service clubs will be very active during the holiday season.

      On November 8th at 9:00 AM, Harding LEO club will be hosting a Veteran's Breakfast. I personally want to invite any and all retired and active service members to come enjoy a meal and our Veteran's Day program. HMS values our military veterans.  
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
Honor America Assembly
Date: Nov. 1
Day: Thursday
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: SHS

The 8th grade student body will be in attendance at the Honor America Assembly
Daylight Savings Time
Date: Nov. 3
Day: Sunday
Valley's Got Talent

Date: Nov. 3
Day: Sunday
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: SHS Auditorium

(Top Homeroom Prizes Awarded)

SADD Club will once again be sponsoring our Troops Drive this November. This will be the 5th year we have participated in this very important cause. From Monday, November 4th through Friday, November 15, we will be collecting items to send in care packages for troops. Look for a list of items we are collecting to go home with your child on Monday, November 4th. Also, we will post the list on our HMS Facebook page. A cookie cake will be awarded for the homeroom bringing in the biggest donations.

Start Date: Monday, Nov. 4
End Date: Friday, Nov. 15
Election Day
Date:   Nov.5
Day:   Tuesday
(Sponsored by the Leo Club)

Date:   Nov. 8
Day: Friday
Time: 9:00 am
Where: HMS Gym
Veterans Day
Date: Nov. 11
Day: Monday
5th and 6th Game Night
Date: Nov. 14
Day: Thursday
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: HMS
First Science Club Meeting
Date: Nov. 18
Day: Monday
Time: 2:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: HMS Rm. 106

Thanksgiving Break
Vacation Starts
Date: Nov. 27
Day: Wednesday

Classes Resume
Date : Dec. 2
Day: Monday
Harding Chess Club Practice

Practices will be every other Tuesday from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Starting Tuesday, November 5th.
The National Junior Honor Society and their families donated a multitude of gift cards to Jayden Bradley’s family. Jayden is a student at Pugliese West and is at St. Jude’s Hospital. HMS families were very generous and Jayden’s family was so appreciative. Keep fighting Jayden! 
Congratulations HMS SADD Club Officers!

Officers from (left to right) Tiarra Williams - Treasurer , Madalyn Criss - President , Arabia Kelley - Secretary , Christian Hoffman - Vice President. We are so proud to have these outstanding students represent HMS this year.

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.


The 2019 Harding Middle School football season was a success, and the coaches would like to thank the players for their countless hours of hard work and dedication to HMS football. The 7th grade team had a record of 6-1 with wins coming over Cambridge, Canfield, New Philadelphia, Zanesville, Dover, and St. Clairsville. The 8th grade team had a 5-2 record with wins coming over Cambridge, New Philadelphia, Zanesville, Dover, and St. Clairsville. We look forward to bigger and better things in the future. Hard work pays off. Roll Red!
As the 2019 Volleyball season has come to an end, the players and coaches have enjoyed reflecting on all the good times, memories, and accomplishments of this season. The 7th grade volleyball team finished the season with a final record of 9-8 and the 8th grade finishing with a record of 7-10. Although that is not the outcome we were hoping for, our players have a tremendous amount of things to be proud of. The 7th grade volleyball team had huge wins over New Philadelphia in two sets 25-21 and 25-18, St.Clairsville in two sets 25-16 and 25-19, and Wellsville in three sets 25-22, 16-25 and 25-23. The 8th grade volleyball team had a huge win over Beaver Local in the 2nd set winning 29-27, the first time in many years for this to happen. They also defeated Martins Ferry in three sets 25-20, 16-25 and 25-23 and Carrollton in two short sets 25-14 and 25-19.  Each and every girl contributed to the success of the team in their own unique way and worked hard throughout the summer and season to improve their skills and fundamentals.
Although the Stallion’s volleyball team saw their season come to an end October 12th at the Bellaire Tournament, the girls are all determined to work hard in the off season to improve their skills and come back better than ever next year. Thank you to all the parents, players and staff members for contributing to the success of our team and for the constant support of our players. We would like to wish our 8th grade volleyball team best of luck as they embark on a new journey as high school athletes and are excited for our 7th graders to come back ready to have a strong season as 8th graders.  

The Harding Middle School Cross Country team had a great season this year. The girls team finished out the season participating in a total of 6 regularly scheduled meets. In four out of the six meets, the girls team placed in the top 1st or 2nd and had runners place in the top 15. Regardless of the temperature, the girls always pushed through and gave it their all. Each meet the runners could see personal progress and gains, as well as their times getting faster and faster.
Two additional meets were available to runners who had qualifying times. This meant the runners needed to have a fast enough time in order to participate at the meet. The girls qualified as a team to compete in one of the largest Cross Country meets in the state. This race consisted of over 400 middle school girls and over 50 participating schools.
The last meet of the season was the Ohio Valley Cross Country League Championship where the girls finished with fantastic personal records and placed 2nd as a team, as well as having 3 members placing in the top 15.
The girls team did an amazing job this year and Harding is so very proud of them!
HMS was busy in October!
December Dates To Remember
Stuff The Bus
Date: Dec. 3
Day: Tuesday
Time: 9:30 am
Where: HMS

Collecting new toys of all ages to give back to the area youth. Collecting Nov. 18 - Dec. 2
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
Breakfast with Santa
Date: Dec. 7
Day: Saturday
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Where: HMS Cafe'
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
Spelling Bee Dates

School Bee- Dec 18 th at 9:15. Students ONLY
District Bee- Jan 28, 2020 at 6pm- Harding Middle School- family and friends welcome to attend
Regional Bee- March 14, 2020 at Buckeye North Elementary at 11:00am- family and friends welcome to attend
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.
Winter Sports Schedules
Wrestling Schedule - To Be Announced
November Breakfast/Lunch Schedules
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Harding Middle School
2002 Sunset Blvd
Steubenville, Ohio 43952
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