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Principal's Message

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Joe Niemantsverdriet
Principal of Harding Middle School

Good afternoon, I hope all of our families enjoyed a restful summer and are looking forward to an exciting school year.
It was a pleasure to meet so many of our new students during New Student Orientation yesterday. We look forward to all of our students joining us next Friday, August 25, for the first day of the 2023-2024 school year.
Student schedules are available in ProgressBook at this time and have also been mailed home. We invite our students, and their parents or guardians, to visit the school to walk the student's schedule Monday or Tuesday between the hours of 8:00am and 2:00pm. Locker information is also included in the information mailed home.
As in the past, traffic at Harding is a one-way flow during the school hours of 7:30am-3:30pm. Any traffic coming to the Harding Middle School parking lot should enter using the Woodward Road entrance and exit onto Hilliard Avenue. New signs and pavement markings are being added to the entrance, exit, and parking lot to reinforce this traffic pattern. Please be sure to follow this one-way traffic pattern to assist in keeping our students, staff, and other families safe in the parking lot during drop off, pick up, and throughout the school day.
The Harding Middle School Open House will be held on Thursday, August 31st beginning at 6:00pm. We will be utilizing a meet & greet format. This format will allow parents/guardians to stop in and meet teachers and depart as needed. We look forward to welcoming you to our school.
Included with this update is information regarding membership in the Harding PTSA and the PTSA "Painless Project".

We thank all of our families for their support throughout the school year.

Joe Niemantsverdriet
Principal Harding Middle School