Weekly Announcements                                             September 21, 2018

Michigan Youth in Government Michigan Youth in Government (MYIG) has started but it's not too late to join.  They meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch in Mrs. Inglehart's classroom.  This program is open to all interested 7th and 8th graders and registration for the conference in Lansing is open.  Students need to register online at myig.org and pay the conference fee via the MYIG website.  Registration and payment must be received by October 1st.  If you are interested in chaperoning the MYIG trip to Lansing in November, Email Leigh Inglehart (linglehart@harborps.org) for more information.

Middle School Kiwanis Club - HSMS will have a new club starting next week for student leaders.  Middle School Kiwanis Club will start on Monday, September 24th at lunch.  Students wanting to attend should grab their lunch and meet in the Large Group Room on Monday.  Please contact Leigh Inglehart (linglehart@harborps.org) with any questions.

Positive Behavior System - HSMS will continue the Positive Behavior System this year to measure students in three areas: academic progress, behavior, and attendance.  The first check date is on Friday, September 28th.  Students classified "In Good Standing" will have the opportunity to participate in Fall Class Competition/Spirit Assembly.  The classification system will be done in PowerSchool through the "Points Assessment" grade.  The Points Assessment grade is a measure of a student's classroom grades, behavior, and attendance. Students meeting the outlined requirements will be classified "In Good Standing" and have a letter grade of "A". Students not meeting academic, behavior, and/or attendance requirements will be classified "Not in Good Standing" and have a letter grade of "F".  The grade is only used for the Positive Behavior System and is not included in grade point average (GPA).  The following are the minimum requirements to remain "In Good Standing":
  • Academics - Maintain grades in all classes of a 68% or higher.
  • Behavior - Receive no discipline referrals or detentions over a four-week period. Behavior eligibility will reset every four weeks.
  • Attendance - No more than ten (10) absences in a quarter.

Hunter's Safety
 - The Emmet County Sheriff's Office is conducting a hunter's safety course this month.  Click here for detailed information on dates, times, and the requirements of the course.

Yoga Classes Community Schools is offering Yoga classes.  More information is available in the attached document.

Ski Swap - The Harbor Springs Ski Boosters are holding their annual Ski Swap to benefit the Harbor Springs Ski teams during the Nub’s Nob Open House on October 6th from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Clean out that unwanted and unused ski and board gear and retain 80% of the selling price. Drop off gear on Thursday , October 4th or Friday October 5th from 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check out the website for more information: www.hsskiteam.com.

Calendar of Events
Saturday, September 22nd
6th Grade Girls Soccer @ Alpena
7th/8th Grade Girls Soccer @ Petoskey

Sunday, September 23rd
6th/7th/8th Grade Boys Soccer (Home @ 12:00 PM)

Monday, September 24th
HSMS Volleyball @ Elk Rapids (4:30 PM)

Tuesday, September 25th
HSMS Football vs. East Jordan (5:00 PM)

Wednesday, September 26th
HSMS Volleyball vs. Charlevoix (4:30 PM)

Thursday, September 27th
HSMS Cross Country @ Mackinaw City (4:00 PM)

Friday, September 28th
Festival of the Book - Grade level presentations (8:05 AM)
Positive Behavior Eligibility Check Date

Brad Plackemeier, Principal
Harbor Springs Middle School
800 S. State Street
Harbor Springs, MI  49740