Friday, September 30, 2016

October 2016

From the desk of the Principal...
It's hard to believe that by the end of this month, the 1st quarter will be over.  Time flies when you're having fun and it's definitely been an exciting year so far.  As a staff, we truly enjoy our jobs and serving the outstanding students of Harter Middle School.

We had a great homecoming week.  It's fun to watch the entire district and our communities take part in the numerous activities our high school puts together.  I have shared some pictures from the homecoming parade and our spirit week below.

There is a plethora of information in this newsletter and if you ever have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.  I hope our newsletter serves as a valuable resource for you and your child.    


Brian Faulkner, Principal

Click here for information on how you can get involved and support the PTO.  There is also information and a registration form for our 3rd Annual Kolor Run on Sunday, October 16th.  The Kolor Run is a great family event and fun for all ages.

Fall Fundraiser
Just a reminder that all fundraising orders and money are due Monday, October 3rd.

Parents can order their child a yearbook by clicking on the link below.  When you are on the website, click on the "Buy a Yearbook" icon/display to complete the process of purchasing a yearbook.

Middle Years Newsletter
Click here to access the October Middle Years publication.

The Middle Years publication is a monthly parent newsletter for middle school parents.  Harter Middle School subscribes to the electronic version of the Middle Years.  Every issue offers practical ideas for parents to help improve their child's school success, strengthen the home and school partnership, enhance parenting skills, and understand behaviors associated with this age group to help their child build positive character traits.  

The information in the Middle Years is offered as a resource for parents, and simply that.  We hope this information leads to healthy discussions of the challenges adolescents and middle school students encounter.  Please note that we are not endorsing this newsletter as the "end all,"  As parents, you have found numerous ways to help your child and the Middle Years hopefully becomes another resource to support your efforts.

Snowflake is a leadership organization which focuses on Kindness, Ownership, Respect, Trustworthiness, and building leadership skills in middle school students.  Snowflake also has a prevention focus, which encourages adolescents and teens to help themselves, their peers, and their community.  The focus on attitudes, feelings, and education provides the basis for personal growth.  Students will have the opportunity to make positive connections with peers and their school community.  Snowflake is open to all students.

For more information and the registration form, click here.

Please visit our athletics link on our website to find updated information regarding tryouts, sport-specific information, and athletic successes at Harter.

Sugar Grove Park District and After-School Programs
The Sugar Grove Park District works with Kaneland #302 and Harter Middle School to provide after-school programs.  There are variety of offerings that are held at Harter Middle School.  For a full listing of programs offered at Harter, please click here.

Harter Middle School Pictures
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Homecoming Assembly
Spirit Week - Tourist Tuesday

Spirit Week - Tourist Tuesday 
Spirit Week - Merica Monday
HS Students Welcoming our Students to the Homecoming Assembly
Homecoming Parade
Homecoming Parade
Homecoming Parade

Proud to be a Knight

Report Cards
We will continue to send report cards home through e-mail.  1st Term report cards will be e-mailed on Friday, October 28th.  If you have any questions or problems receiving your child's report card, please contact the main office.

Virtual Backpack
Our Virtual Backpack can be found on our website and it contains useful information related to our building.  The virtual backpack is updated often and bookmarking the page might be helpful.

Click here to access Harter's Virtual Backpack.  

Proud to be a Knight!