Principal's Message


Joe Niemantsverdriet

Principal’s Message:

As we enter our final month of school for the 2018-2019 school year, I feel it is important to take a moment to reflect on many of the events of the school year.


Great Things That Happened At Harding Middle School This Year!


Clubs and Activities


Ski and Snowboard Club

Minecraft Club

Chess Club

Coding Club

Mock Trial

Kiwanis Builders Club

Free-to-Be Club

Lego Club

Say Something Club

Harding Ambassadors

Drama Club – Alice in Wonderland

Drama Club – Annie Junior



Harding News

Jazz Band

Dodge Ball Service Project

Fantasy Football Club

Board Game Club

Harding Singers

Harding Singers Too

Strolling Strings

Student Council

Walking Club

The Gathering Club

Harding Book Club

Margaret Warner Volunteers

Italian Club

HMS Athletics for Grade 7

HMS Athletics for Grade 8


Community Service


Spring Blood Drive – May 13th

Fall Blood Drive

Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit local families

December Food Drive for to benefit families

8th Grade Sock Drive

Builders Club Projects

H2O Cemetery Decorating for Memorial Day

Dodge Ball Service Project

Outreach to families in need during the holidays


Dances – Sponsored by the Harding PTSA


Fall Dance

Winter Dance

Spring Dance

8th Grade Dance



Conduct and Climate Programs


Say Something Club Outreach

Harding Ambassadors

Golden Ticket PBIS

Classroom PBIS

Best Buy vs. Staff Dodge Ball and Kickball games

Kiwanis Builder’s Club

Free-to-Be Club

Culture Club

Quarterly Student Spotlight Breakfasts

Participated in 2 Youth Risk Assessments

A.L.I.C.E. Training

Jim “Basketball” Jones Assemblies – All Grades


Field Trips and Guest Presenters


Maltz Museum

Youth Sing Out – Stop the Hate

Jim “Basketball” Jones

Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame

6th Grade – Mysteries of Ancient Egypt at Stocker Center

7th  Grade – Mama Mia! at LHS

8th Grade – The Crucible at Stocker Center

Washington, D.C. Trip

Physics Day – Cedar Point

Cedar Point – Music Before the Parks

Ranger Day Tour of LHS for the 8th Grade Students

Summer Reading Authors

Start with Hello – Sandy Hook Promise

Live Google Hang-outs with Iditarod participant

Mock Trial State Competition in Columbus

Court of Common Pleas Court in the Classroom

Band – Composer visits


Students Showing Their Talents


PTA Reflections Contest

6th Grade Math Fair

Play “4AM”

Into the Woods Junior (Musical)

Student Art throughout the building

STEM Project Creations

Jazz Band

Jazz Band Tri-C Jazz Festival

Harding Singers

Harding Singers Too

Strolling Strings

Winter Concerts

Spring Concerts

Harding Cross Country, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Track, Softball and Wrestling

Mock Trial


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