Wednesday, May 1, 2019

May 2019

From the Desk of the Principal
It's hard to believe that the school year is coming to a close.  I always enjoy watching our students and staff wrap up the school year on a strong note.  We have numerous events of importance during the month of May and June and I'm looking forward to watching our students end the year successfully.

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6th through May 10th.  We believe in celebrating our teachers and entire staff during this week and look forward to honoring each member of our building.

Finally, as I always say, I have an awesome job as the principal of Harter.  To witness what I see on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis is something I wish everyone could experience.  There are ups and downs every school year, but in the end, we work towards and achieve goals because we are a family.  I'm appreciative of the opportunity to work in Kaneland and at Harter.

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

Proud to be a Knight!

Brian Faulkner, Principal



Teacher Appreciation Week
Teacher Appreciation Week will be celebrated across the country from May 6th - 10th.  We encourage you to send a positive note or email to a staff member that has positively impacted your child.  We are grateful to have a dedicated staff that deeply cares about each student, their well-being, and overall success.  At Harter, we celebrate all members that work in our building throughout the week.

Lorrie Hamblen Fundraiser
Thank you to everyone that assisted and helped with the Lorrie Hamblen Fundraiser.  Due to the collaborative efforts of our learning community, we raised more than $2,300.  Proud to be a Knight!


8th Grade Promotion
The promotion ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the Harter gymnasium. Students will be expected to arrive by 6:20 p.m.  The gym will not open until 5:45 p.m. so please do not arrive before this time.

Following the ceremony, at 7:30 p.m., the 8th Grade Dance will be held in our cafeteria.  The dance will end at 9:30 p.m.  Since the ceremony and dance are special events, we ask that the students are dressed nicely for this occasion.


PTO Family Knight Out
Harter Middle School is hosting a McTeacher Night on Tuesday, May 28th at the Sugar Grove McDonald's from 4:00-7:00 pm.  Staff members from Harter will be working various jobs at McDonald's to help raise money for our PTO.  Our own Mid-Knight Special will be singing at this event.  All proceeds will benefit the KHMS PTO, which is a fabulous organization that supports our students and staff in various ways.  This is always a fun event and we hope to see you on May 28th. 


i-Ready Testing
All students will take the third diagnostic assessment in i-Ready for both reading and math during the week of May 6th.  i-Ready, along with other data, helps us strengthen our efforts in meeting the needs of all students, which includes scheduling appropriate courses/classes.

Please help us by reminding your child to bring their headphones for testing.


Last Day of School
The last day of school for students will be Wednesday, June 5th.  Please note that we will dismiss one hour earlier than usual on Tuesday, June 4th and Wednesday, June 5th (1:37 pm dismissal).


4th Term Report Cards
4th term report cards will be e-mailed home on June 6th.


Middle Years
Click here to access the May edition of the Middle Years.


Student Schedules for the 2019-2020 School Year
Schedules for students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade will be available in the beginning of August. More information will be shared in the August newsletter, which will be sent to all parents the first week of August.


Pictures From Harter
5th Grade Parent Night
5th Grade Shadow Day


5th Grade Shadow Day

5th Grade Shadow Day





IESA Bowling Sectionals

IESA Bowling Sectionals


Lorrie Hamblen Fundraiser


Lorrie Hamblen Fundraiser



Student-Led SEL Lesson
Student-Led SEL Lesson




Student Council Sponsored School Dance



Go Math Team!



Medal of Honor Project




3rd Term Incentive

3rd Term Incentive
3rd Term Incentive


3rd Term Incentive

3rd Term Incentive



Proud to be a Knight!