We are excited about the educational, co-curricular and individual growth opportunities that our learning environment provides for each of our students, and we welcome your participation in what is sure to be a great school year.
Harbor Springs Middle School consistently scores above state and ISD averages on standardized tests. Our students accomplish this while also taking advantage of a wide variety of exploratory classes, including Physical Education, Computers, Spanish, Tech Ed, Band, Choir, Drama, and Debate among others. Our co-curricular opportunities, including Math and Science Olympiad, Spelling and Geography Bees, Math Counts, Student Council, and a comprehensive sports program, provide further richness for our students. Learn more about our program offerings. HSMS Parent/Student HandbookConsequence Rubric
While we have great class offerings, the most up-to-date technology, and a wonderful, state-of-the-art facility, it is the community of people here who are committed to the success of every student that makes the Middle School really special. We have a highly qualified, dedicated staff that strives to provide the best possible education for all students. Parents and community members are supportive and involved as we work to meet the unique developmental needs of young adolescents. Harbor Springs Middle School truly is a special learning community focused on the success of each student.
It is our pleasure to serve and educate you and your family. Please call or stop by the school if you have any questions or would like to learn more about our programs.
If you would like to learn more about the educational needs of middle school students, I encourage you to visit the National Middle School Association website at www.nmsa.org. Of particular interest is the position paper titled “This We Believe: Successful Schools for Young Adolescents.”
No School November 27-29 or December 2 ~ Thanksgiving Break
HSMS Presents Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Junior
Tickets: Adult $7 ~ Student $5
November 21 and 22 @ 7:00pm –November 23 @ 3:00pm
At the HS PAC
MS Winter Athletics
Boys Basketball--Monday, 12/2 at TCSF, Wednesday, 11/20 at Boyne City, game times are 4:30.
If any 6th grade boys are interested in playing basketball but missed assessment/registration day, there is still time.
Please contact the Community Schools office right away at 526-4840 to register.
8th Graders and Parents: THE MORE WE BAKE – THE MORE WE MAKE! We will need everyone’s participation in the Bake Sale during our Mega Sale on December 14th not only for individual bake sale items, but also pies, breads, cakes and bigger take home desserts too. Please…with all individual bake sale items, have them ready to sell (i.e. in plastic baggies). I will have a sign in sheet for all that participate, so that we know how to divide the earnings. Any questions, please fee free to contact Lora Erxleben 838-9310.
Community Schools November News Attached! There are lots of great things going on with Community Schools in addition to BBall and Futsal. Check it out!
All Middle School Students ~ Please do not walk through Shay before or after school. If you have an exploratory in Shay, please exit the building through the doors by the cafeteria. Thank you!
A Friend in Need… If you are interested in receiving Thanksgiving food and/or Christmas food/gifts, please contact Mrs. McShannock at 526-4756.
Attention 8th graders and parents!
A Community Garage and Craft Sale will be held at the Middle School Gym on Saturday December 14th 2013. This is an opportunity for 8th grade students to raise money for the Chicago trip. 8th grade students can sign up in the Middle School office and get a permission slip for parent permission. Tables at the event will be free to any 8th grade student, and their family, to sell their wares. There will be a $1 per-person admission charge to the public. All proceeds will go to the students’ personal Chicago Trip account. If you are not an 8th grade parent, plan on coming to the sale to support our students while completing your holiday shopping!
We have expanded our Study Hall offerings from two to four days a week this year. Our Title staff will be coordinating study hall from 3:15 to 4:15 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday when we have full days of school (no study hall on half days, holidays or on snow days). If your student needs additional instruction, his or her grades are slipping, or he or she is unable to get homework done at home, then please have them attend Study Hall!
"Food 4 Kids" is a program sponsored by Manna. If you are in need of healthy snacks and meals for your child(ren) and would like to receive assistance, please print and read the attached agreement letter, sign it, and return it to school. If you are unable to print the letter but are interested in the program, please contact Megan McShannock, MS Counselor at 526-4756. Link to Letter
This week marked significant anniversaries of two milestone moments in American History: the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address and today marks 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Pick one of these events and write a paragraph explaining what the event means to Americans today.
Sign Up to get the Weekly Memo: Each week we e-mail a Middle School Memo that includes information on academic, athletic, extra-curricular, and community information for middle school students. We would like to have EVERY parent sign up to receive the Middle School Memo. To get on the e-mail distribution list, send an e-mail to email@example.com. If you were on the list last year and your e-mail hasn’t changed, there’s no need to sign up again. If you do not have reliable e-mail, call Vicki Mathews at 526-4700 and request a printed copy of the memo for your student to take home each week.
URGENTLY NEEDED ~ Student Data Verification: Please take a few moments to review and edit (or complete) this form and have your student bring it to his or her first hour teacher on the first day of school. This information is essential to our ability to contact you in case of an emergency. Please return this form even if there are no changes! This is very important!
Grade Level Information: Specific grade level information has been included for your student. Please review this with your student before the first day of school.
Parent Volunteers: Parent involvement is essential to a quality education. We like to have a parent presence in the Great Hall in the morning, during lunch, and after school. Teachers will periodically need parents to help in the classroom. Throughout the year we will need chaperones for dances, field trips, and extra-curricular activities. If you think you might be able to volunteer this year, please complete both the Middle School volunteer interest form and the district volunteer release form and return them to the Middle School office at your earliest convenience. HSMS VOLUNTEER SHEET2013-14 HSPS Volunteer Release Form