Tuesday, October 31, 2017

November 2017

From the desk of the principal...
It's November, and as always, I see smiling faces as I walk through the halls.  I know I say this all the time, but it is an absolute privilege to serve as the principal of this fine building.  Our staff and students are second to none and it's an honor to work with the Harter Learning Community.

I'm excited to sit in on a few student-led conferences during Parent-Teacher Conferences.  I was able to help a handful of students this week as they practiced their presentations.  Our students always amaze me with how awesome they are.  There is nothing more rewarding than watching students take ownership in their learning and share their experiences with parents and staff.  There will be a brief survey tied to your child's conference to provide us feedback as we look to continuously improve.

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday.  I hope you find time to relax with family and friends. 

If I can ever be of assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Proud to be a Knight!

Brian Faulkner, Principal

HMS Book Fair
Before or after your child's student-led conference, make sure to stop by our library and check out our Book Fair.  The Book Fair will be open all week and will end on Thursday, November 2nd at 5:30 p.m.   

Personalized Learning Parent Coffee
On November 4th at 8:00 a.m., in the Teacher's Lounge at Harter Middle School prior to the Craft Show, Kaneland #302 is hosting a Personalized Learning Parent Coffee. Attendees will take part in a discussion on personalized learning and explore how their child's learning environment will be shifting over the next few years. Click here to access the flyer. All are welcome to attend. Please enter through door 20 (Student Entrance) and head to the lounge.

We are asking that you view the film, Most Likely to Succeed, prior to the event.
  1. Visit https://kaneland.tugg.com
  2. Click "Register" in the top right hand corner
  3. Use this username and login to access the film:
    1. Username: parent@kaneland.org
    2. Password: kcusd302

Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser - Student Council
Our Student Council helped raise $1,200 to directly benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey. Our amazing students worked with their peers to help secure donations. Congratulations to our 8 Red team who donated the most money to our fundraiser.  

HMS Marching Band Success

Congratulations to our Kaneland Harter Middle School Marching Band!!  The KHMS Marching Band participated in the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival Parade competition on Sunday, October 29th.  This year the band marched to the "Kaneland School Song" and "Uma Thurman." The band won "Best Drum Majors," "Best Color Guard," "Best Drumline" and placed 2nd overall in the Middle School Band class.  This is the first time the band has ever received caption awards for drum majors and percussion and 2nd place was a great accomplishment for the entire band!

PTO Happenings

The PTO held another successful Kolor Run even though the weather didn't cooperate. The PTO raised $2,969.09 that will directly benefit our students. A huge thank you to our PTO and the participants in this year's Kolor Run. As always, it was a great event and a fun time was had by all.

PTO Family Knight Out

Please find the upcoming Family Knight Out events below.  When you eat at one of these restaurants, they will donate a portion of the proceeds to our PTO.  Our PTO is an amazing organization that supports our students in numerous ways.

November 1st (All Day) - Paisano's (Elburn & Sugar Grove) - mention KHMS PTO when ordering

December 4th - Buffalo Wild Wings in Geneva (Times TBD) - more information will be given in the December Harter Middle School Highlights Newsletter 

Middle Years
Click here for the November issue of the Middle Years.

Pictures From Harter

Proud to be a Knight!