Welcome to Harding Middle School

Harding Middle School has received the 2016 Making Middle Grades Work Top Performing School Recognition for exceeding all schools nationally on the Southern Regional Education Board 2016 MMGW Student and Teacher Surveys.

Harding Middle School strives to offer a challenging, engaging, and relevant learning environment for students in Grades 5, 6, 7, and 8. State of the art classrooms and computer labs, along with rigorous curriculum backed by the Success for All Foundation and John Hopkins University provide for a solid foundation as students prepare for high school and beyond.  Extracurricular and leadership opportunities abound in academics, fine arts, and athletics. 
We believe that every child, at every level of academic performance,
can achieve excellence.

HMS Coming Events

HMS NEWS

 

Social Studies - Science Fair

HMS Fair held April 5th & 6th. See photos here.

History Bee RESULTS!

Five HMS students (Andrew Gresko, Gregory Mamula, Vasille Matzorkis, Kellen Marshall, & Nicholas Nurczyk) advanced to the ACE National History Bee in Atlanta which will be held this June.

Vasille Matzorkis is the 2017 6th Grade Regional Champion!

MathCounts

Harding Middle School dominated MathCounts at Belmont College as they competed regionally on February 20, 2017. Click here for full story and photos.

DAR Winners

Front Row: Jada Hubbard, Raegan Hayes, Abigail Gilman, Bubby Reese, Jackie Stevens, Layla Lombardo, Gabriella Becker, Victoria Youngkin, Gia Bowman, Graci Craig, Anna Barker, Jeremiah Taylor, Liam O'Brien, Addison Conner, Olivia Dolfe, Carmine Nocera, Leah Taglione, Hillary Rauch
2nd Row: Grayce Calvert, Alisandra Sagun, Delaney Conner, Aaron Ferguson, Ally Gaster, Naijah Carter, Sydney Meyer, Libby Saccoccia, Rylee Hubbard, Gracey Bowman, Julianna King, Chris Schiappa, Cooper Blackburn, Drake Ziarko, Shawn Blanchard, Kaliegh Desrocher, Ashton Sands, and  Kasey Crosier
Last Row: Madison Ely, Hayden Heilman, Cade Kernahan, Anna Taylor, Ethan Shaddinger, Gracie Hamilton, Alexander Whitehurst, Hannah Aggers, Frankie Vostatek, Blaze Wild, Vasile Matzorkis, Adrianna Brown, Sydney Matyas, and Tori Mitchell.

History Bee Winners

Harding Middle School History Bee Winners will be attending the Regional Competition at West Allegheny Middle School in Imperial, PA on April 6th.
Front Row: Anastasia Crissante, Jace Kernahan, Nick Nurczyk, Chris Schiappa, and Kellen Marshall
Back Row: Vasile Matzorkis, Tanner Kerr, Gregory Mamula, Andrew Gresko, and Joey Brent

Zach Collaros presents gift

Harding Middle School received an early Christmas gift from one of its alumni recently during a basketball game. Zach Collaros, center, quarterback for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League, presented the school with a check for $5,000 from his foundation. Collaros, a 2007 graduate of Steubenville High School, organized the Zach Collaros Foundation along with hometown friends Jeff Bruzzese, Mike DiCarlontonio and Sam Busic. (See Herald Star article here.)

6th grade students fulfill wish

Mrs. Ziarko's 6th graders fulfilled the wishes of a hospitalized boy in Cincinnati, OH by making Christmas cards for him.
Students representing the ELA classes are: Front(L-R) Taylor Zimmerman, Parker Kelly, Jada Hubbard, Mason Stoll, Tariah Hython. Back (L-R) Nadia Hawthorn, Jasmine Boffman, Nicholas Pack, Shea McCoy, Drake Ziarko, and Cooper Blackburn.

Daniel Muir - NFL DT #90 - December 8th

Mr. Muir played football at Kent State University where he was a team captain and All MAC in both his junior and senior years. Despite his successful career in college and in the NFL (Packers, Colts, Jets, and Raiders), he didn't always make good life decisions.

He spoke to the students about his life and lessons learned.

Jim "Basketball" Jones Assembly - November 30th

Mr. Jones performed at two assemblies, encouraging students to make positive choices and treat others with respect and kindness. Overcoming his own adversity as a youth made his message powerful while being entertaining.

Students enjoyed his presentation while learning positive lessons.

Earbuds for sale!

If you'd prefer not to have your child share headphones, tech teachers have earbuds with or without microphones for a discounted price.

7th & 8th Grade Assembly - 9/26/16

Mrs. Pam Stenzel speaks to students about "Making Wise Choices."