Friday, August 31, 2018

September 2018

From the Desk of the Principal...
We've had an amazing start to the school year.  Our 6th graders have transitioned well and our 7th and 8th graders haven't missed a beat.  It's always the highlight of my day to walk around the building and see students smiling in classrooms, the cafeteria, and our hallways.  What makes my day even better is when students go out of their way to say hello to me.  Thank you for sending us such great kids.

I enjoyed our Curriculum Night and speaking with so many of you.  I'm still excited about personalized learning like I was last year.  Honestly, I am even more excited this year.  What I love about personalized learning is that it asks students to become metacognitive and utilize their strengths to be successful here at Harter and well beyond the walls of Kaneland.  We are helping our students become life-long learners.

Thank you for a great start to the 2018-2019 school year.  If I can ever be of assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Proud to be a Knight!

Brian Faulkner   

The students are wrapping up Fall i-Ready testing.  Students will be given their math and reading reports to bring home in the near future.  Harter will send out an email informing parents of this date.

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

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.

Harter Middle School Fall Fundraiser
All students at Harter will bring home information on September 18th regarding our fall fundraiser. More information will be communicated through email in the near future.  

Progress Reports
1st Term Progress Reports will be emailed home on Friday, September 21st after 3:00 pm.

Principal's Chat
For the 2018-2019 school year, Mrs. Jill Maras, Principal of Kaneland High School, and Mr. Faulkner will be hosting Principal's Chats together.  These meetings are intended to create more 6-12 educational dialogue and we believe you will find this setup beneficial to your needs. 

Principal's Chats are an opportunity to meet and speak with the principals face to face in a relaxed environment.  Topics for discussion will be led by the principals and time is also included for topics our parents would like to discuss. 

The following dates have been established for the Principal's Chats:
  • October 9th - 3:00-4:00 pm @ Harter
  • December 14th - 8:00-9:00 am @ KHS
  • March 5th - 3:00-4:00 pm @ Harter
  • May 3rd - 8:00-9:00 am @ KHS

Pictures From Harter (click on pictures to enlarge)

Jump Start Success

Proud to be a Knight!