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.”
MS Track: Thursday 5.23.2013 at Kalkaska, 4:00. Team will be dismissed at 1:50 for their 2:00 bus.
Glee Club: Special rehearsal Tuesday May 21st right after school in the PAC until 4:15 (please note the change in time). GIVE Celebration performance is May 22nd. Please arrive @ 6:00pm with all black bottoms and white tops.
HSHS Freshman Volleyball: Attention 8th grade girls ~ if you’d like to play volleyball next fall, sign up now in the MS Office.
Football sign up is in the MS office. If you’re in 8th grade and plan to play JV football as a freshman at HSHS. If you are in 6th or 7th grade and plan to play MS football next fall, stop by the office and sign up.
The Community Schools Newsletter is the Web! Also-- the Young Americans camps will be held in Harbor Springs again this year. There are two camps this summer: June 25-29 and July 1-6 (no camp on the 4th). For more information go to www.youngamericans.org
Crooked Tree Arts Center: Summer Camps and Workshops in Animation, Pottery, Theatre, Kids Visual Arts, Kids Collaborate!, Pre-school Dance, Ballet Intensives, Fiddle & Strings and so much more. Register today at www.crookedtree.org.
Early College Info Night: Monday June 3 @ 7pm at the PAC. This meeting is for any student/parent that is interested in learning about ways to earn college credit while attending classes at Harbor Springs High School. Options include dual enrollment, AP classes, and direct credit. There is an eligibility piece that may be a barrier for students prior to 11th grade, but it's never too soon to learn about what's out there for future planning.
Kolors for Kolkata: The Harbor Springs High School National Honor Society is sponsoring a Family Fun Run (1 or 2 mile loop options) to raise money for the Bulbulir Basa Orphanage in Kolkata, India. The colorful fun begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 18th at Reynolds Field (Harbor Springs Track). See the attached flyer for more information.
Spartan Writing Camp North For Middle Schoolers: This is a great summer program for students who want to learn more about the craft of writing and improve their writing skills. Pick up a flyer/sign-up form in the office.
Between the Covers Sponsors a “Tween Trivia Nite” in May. This contest will be limited to the first six teams and each team will be comprised of three members. Contestants must be in 6th through 8th grade.
Entry Forms are available in the media center. If you have any additional questions, ask Mr. Blanck or stop by Between the Covers.
Oleson’s Receipts! Please bring your Oleson’s receipts to the office. The Middle School Boosters collect them to earn money toward scholarships for class trips.
Dial 2-1-1: 24/7/365 Dialing 2-1-1 can help you connect to local services such as food resources, housing assistance, service for seniors, utility assistance, mental health services, health care, free tax preparation, prescription help, transportation, and more. Check out www.CALL-211.org.
It’s Easy to Be Green! Students—Remember to recycle your drink containers, chip bags, and juice boxes during lunch! Parents--We are recycling old cell phones and printer cartridges! Bring the equipment to the Middle School office and drop it in the collection box. We receive cash and you protect the environment!