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In partnership with our families and community, Lakewood City Schools will develop responsible citizens, who are critical and creative thinkers, committed to lifelong learning, invested in a diverse society, and prepared for technological and global opportunities.

News & Announcements



Mr. Spooner's and Mrs. Barnes' language arts classes at Harding Middle School were honored to welcome Lakewood High grad and Olympic marathoner Makorobondo "Dee" Salukombo on Friday. Dee spoke to the group about his experiences; both living in the Congo and his transition to living in the United States. The inspirational visit will surely impact these Harding students for a lifetime! Thanks go out to Mr. Wheeler for helping us make contact with Dee! Finally, please consider supporting Dee's foundation, Project Kirotshe, to help bring educational opportunities to his native Congo.


HMS Welcomes Sandy Hook Promise on October 7

Harding Middle School and the Sandy Hook Promise have partnered to bring the “Say Something” and “Start With Hello” programs to students.  Both programs were created by the Sandy Hook Promise to drive home themes of empowerment and inclusion. 

On October 7 the “Say Something” presentation will be delivered to HMS students to help students recognize the signs & signals of a potential threat – especially in social media, teach and instill in participants how to take action, and drive awareness and reinforce the need to Say Something.  Sandy Hook Promise presenters will deliver their message to students during the morning class periods.


Garfield and Harding Middle Schools are holding a friendly rivalry with their dueling American Red Cross blood drives in October. The principal in the school with the least donors will wear the other's school's shirt for a day! The Garfield drive is set for Monday, Oct. 3 from 3-7 pm and the Harding drive will be held on Monday, Oct. 17 from 2:30 - 7 pm. Click on "Read More" for info on how to sign up online.


Teachers are always striving to make a connection with their students and looking to teach their curriculum in a way that engages the students, which is often easier said than done. While many educators and school districts are turning to technological tools to engage kids,Harding Middle School STEM teacher Laura Baillett has been creating curriculum content with a decidedly old-fashioned technique. Balliett has spent her past few summers creating curriculum in comic form.

Harding Middle School/Best Buy Attendance All-Star Partnership 2016-17

Harding Middle School is proud to announce the continuation of the Attendance All-Star Partnership with Best Buy of North Olmsted during the 2016-17 school year.   


HMS Fundraiser Kick off!

The annual HMS fundraiser kicked off yesterday to support student programing at HMS.  In partnership with Great American Fundraising, students will be selling holiday items such as candles and candies, soups, and some of your favorite magazines to support essential programming at Harding. This year students will also be sharing the opportunity to purchase the digital Entertainment coupon book for great local and nationwide savings. 

Students can return postcard books on 9/2 to help friends and family members remember that the fundraiser has started.  Collection days are September 8 and September 15.  Our fundraiser ends on September 15. 

This year students who sell 12 items or more will have the awesome opportunity to enjoy a CAVS VIP party at the Q Arena.  Other prizes include a candy grab and light up emojis. 

For more information about our fundraiser, please refer to the fundraiser packet that will be sent home with your child or reach out to Assistant Principal Mr. Sullivan. 

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