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.


Strong Showing for Classroom of Champions Team

The Harding Classroom of Champions team came on strong and held the lead for a while in the academic competition at St. Ed's on Nov. 13, but ultimately fell to winner Lakewood Catholic Academy. The team finished second with 260 points to LCA's 340. St. Thomas More came in third.

The team consisted of Captain Tim Daso, JT Bobik, and Abby Allio. Alternates were Nikoy Norris and Brendan Ours. They competed against the winners Lakewood Catholic Academy and St. Thomas More. The team, led by advisers Mrs. Pangrace and Mrs. Ryan, made Harding proud, and we look forward to competing again in Academic Challenge in the Spring. 

Best Buy Attendance Award Winner

Harding Middle School is very excited to work with Best Buy of North Olmsted again this year to reach our goal of improving student achievement in our schools.  It is a known fact that student achievement is directly associated with attendance at school. To improve student attendance and achievement at Harding Middle School, we have partnered with Best Buy of North Olmstead to create a school-wide attendance incentive program.  Each academic quarter, Best Buy of North Olmstead will donate awesome prizes to students who achieve excellent attendance.

Our award winner for the first quarter is 6th grader Chloe Fielder!

With continued help from Best Buy of North Olmsted, Harding Middle School is looking forward to increased attendance and increased student achievement this year.



Harding Middle School staff and students showed their respect and support for our country’s veterans during the 16th annual Veterans Day Recognition Program on Monday, Nov. 10. Mayor Michael Summers and Principal Joe Niemantsverdriet welcomed the veterans and reminded students of the importance of taking time to thank those that have served their country.

Cyberbullying Assembly

Digital Footprints and Cyberbullying are issues that Lakewood students think about while at school or at home. On October 29, 2014, Don Stanko, a Columbus police officer and President of the Columbus based Digital Innocence Recovery Group, presented to Harding students his message to raise awareness of Internet safety.  Mr. Stanko’s presentation focused on students’ digital footprints, current apps that may create opportunities for cyber-bullying or online predators, and how to stay safe while on the Internet.


For more information about cyberbullying, digital footprints, and online safety, please visit www.digitaldanger.org or click on the hyperlink above.