The purpose of this email is to share information regarding Harding Middle School.  It is a monthly newsletter featuring HMS news and current events.
Harding Newsletter                     
November 20 17
To Educate    -     Motivate    -     Inspire
Message from our Principal
It's now November and that brings falling leaves and adds a chill in the air. Hopefully the school year has settled in to a productive and positive routine for your family. HMS has recently wrapped up the 1st 9 weeks and off to a fast start in the 2nd. I want to remind everyone of the importance of communication between home and school. We need each other's support to be truly successful transitioning your child through the middle school years. I encourage each of you to come in today for our Open House between 3 - 6 pm to check up on their academic progress. It stresses to the students that you understand how important education is, and helps them view learning as a priority as they become increasingly more responsible for their education in the middle school years.

November is full of opportunity and important dates for our students. Our fall sports seasons have wrapped up and we celebrated their successes during an all-school fall sports Pep Rally. I would like to thank Mr. Crano, Mr. Hicks and the HMS band along with Ms. Treglia and the cheerleaders for making this such an exciting event. Congratulations and thank you to the coaches and teams for their hard work and dedication to the programs. Football: Mario Costantini, Anthony Saccoccia, Donnie Price, Mat Davis, Dave Sanders, Seth Fluharty and Thad Crosier. Volleyball: Paige Bolding and Molly Polling. Cross Country: Tiffany Ribar. Currently the winter sports are getting started and we want to wish each of them the best of luck with their seasons.

Congratulations to the HMS Band on their recent performances during the halftime of the Big Red football game and the Varsity Show. They sounded great! Also, we want to wish much luck to the Mrs. Macre and her Drama members as they will be performing the musical of Annie this Friday (7pm) and Saturday (3pm). And if you see snow falling, be sure to get a look at the snowplow that was designed and painted by the Art students in Mrs. Wineman's class. Great Job! Speaking of art, Mrs. Wineman's class also created several picture prompts that were used at the recent fun Fall Sadie Hawkins 7th & 8th grade Dance. Special thanks to Mr. DeFrances and his class for taking the photos. Finally, I'd like to thank the HMS Leading For Success teams for their efforts and organization on making HMS better than the rest!!! I am extremely proud and impressed with all the staff and students at Harding Middle School. They make this place great!

What's Happening in 
***Make up pictures are tentatively scheduled for Thursday, November 16th 
Leo Club News 
MANDATORY MEETING for any student who is participating in Veterans Day. Meetings will be held Wednesday, November 1st at 7:30am and 2:40pm- Room 004. To be a part of the Veterans Day Program you MUST attend this meeting or make arrangements with Ms. Walters. 
Operation Christmas Child boxes are due November 15. Boxes can be turned in to Ms. Walters. 

                                                                 THANK YOU
ART CLUB NEWS                
5th Grade Art Club Meeting Dates:   
November 9th & 30th
6th, 7th and 8th Grade Art Club Meeting Dates:  
November 2nd & 16th 

FROM 3-6  @ Harding

                                Stallion Trot
                                                           Parent Informational Meeting                                                    

Day:  Thursday
Date: November 2nd                                                                                  
Time: 8:30 am
Location: Harding Gym

  • 1st 9 week recap
  • HMS Cafe Update
  • Living with adolescence at home & school


The Ag is Cool program, which celebrated its seventh year in 2017, provides free Fair admission for any exiting fourth grade student and a chaperone to visit the Ohio State Fair to learn about agriculture. Once at the Fair, the students visit a total of 10 different stations located in barns, education centers and livestock facilities to find key answers to questions such as "How many glasses of milk does a dairy cow produce each day?" or use information they have learned to name surprising products that are made using soybeans. Dozens of the students who visit those stations then return home to write an essay or creative story about what they learned while visiting the "Agriculture is Cool" education program held during the Ohio State Fair. These essays are then reviewed by a panel of judges, who selects just four to be honored as the best in the state.
One of the top essays were written by Gabby Bodo from Harding Middle School. Representatives from the Ohio State Fair, Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation will visit each of the winning students' schools at the following dates to present a giant scholarship check during a special assembly at the school. During the presentations, each winner will read his or her essay to their classmates.


Day:     Thursday
Date:    November 2nd
Time:    5:30 p.m
Practice Field

Dome Theater Coming to Harding Middle School

A unique scientific event is coming to Steubenville as the Dome Theater stops at Harding Middle School on Nov. 4.
Sponsored by the Jefferson County Educational Service Center, the presentation will be held in the school gym from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is free to the public. The Dome Theater was developed by Rice University and the Houston Museum of Natural Science and History with added support from NASA and includes a portable, high-definition planetarium that can hold 35-55 individuals depending on age. It travels throughout the country to provide highly innovative, educational entertainment and unlimited on-demand programs that feature stunning visuals, out-of-this-world knowledge and award-winning narrators including Tom Hanks, Sigourney Weaver, Harrison Ford and Walter Cronkite.
It is provided through Quest for Success, a program funded through a 21st Century Grant from the Ohio Department of Education. Quest for Success includes weekly after school activities aimed at boosting math and literacy skills and social development within Jefferson County students in grades 5-8. Registration will be taken on Saturday for students interested in those activities, which are held at the former McKinley Elementary School in Steubenville in conjunction with Franciscan University of Steubenville and Coleman Professional Services. Additional events are held on Saturdays in cooperation with Brightway Services of Smithfield and more programs are being planned.
For more information, contact Mark Masloski, program coordinator and administrative assistant at JCESC, at (740) 283-3347, Ext. 134, or program assistant Martariesa Fiala at Ext. 100.

Valley's Got Talent   

Day:     Sunday
November 5th
Time:   6:30 p.m
Big Red Auditorium

Election Day

Day:   Tuesday
Date:  November 7th
SADD Club will sponsor HAT DAY
  Day:     Thursday
Date:    November 9th


     We will once again be doing our big Troops project this year.  However, "Shoeboxes for Sailors" is going "Army Strong"!  We will be collecting personal hygiene items, snacks, pens, power bars, puzzle books, etc. to send to the troops stationed in Fort Campbell Kentucky Army Base to honor/in memory of one of our area's fallen: SPC Anthony Bernabei.  We will be accepting donations from November 1st through Thursday, November 16th.  A note detailing the drive, as well as top homeroom prizes will be coming home this week.

                   Veterans Day Breakfast
                               Friday, November 10th
      Time: 9 a.m.                                                 Where: HMS

                          Veterans Day  
                            Saturday, November 11th

                HARDING DRAMA CLUB





FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)

Day:  Every Tuesday
Time:  7:15 am
Room:   006 HMS

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a student lead organization.  It is not just for athletes. 


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