I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our Harmon Middle School students, staff and parents back for another year filled with learning and growing. We are especially thankful for the incredible support and encouragement we receive from our parents throughout the year. This support of your child is crucial to their success at Harmon School, as they move on to the high school and to life in general. Your influence and guidance has a vast impact. I can’t tell you how many times it has been brought to my attention, in many different situations, just how polite, intelligent, and caring our students are. I couldn’t be prouder of them. This is a testament not only to the students, but to our parents, staff and community members as well.
Harmon School is a place where our students can feel confident in expressing their ideas and sharing with their instructors and fellow students in order to get the most out of their learning experiences. This year students here at Harmon and at the high school are fortunate enough to have received new Chromebooks which will put technology at their fingertips and help them achieve the district’s goal of becoming 21st Century learners. We have posted a “Success With Your New Chromebook” video online to introduce the computers. Students see the video when they launch their new Chrome browser for the first few weeks of school and I also encourage parents to view this short video to familiarize themselves with the Chromebook program. Also, a website posting of Chromebook educational links will be made available soon.
Extracurricular activities are wide spread at Harmon School. There are many different after school clubs, organizations, and athletic teams that are available for students to participate in. We also offer our P.R.I.D.E. program which recognizes students who “do the right thing” by making good life choices. These forms are made available in the Harmon School Office once report cards are sent home. These extracurricular programs go a long way in instilling confidence, team spirit and philanthropy in our students, creating well rounded individuals.
I am once again looking forward to a wonderful school year. I am always amazed at how each year makes such a difference in both the physical and mental growth of our middle school students. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I am always available to help no matter how big or small your concern may be. To stay up to date, you can follow my Twitter handle and check the Harmon webpage (and the Morning Announcements) frequently.
Harmon Middle School Principal