Thomas E. Harrington Middle School

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514 Mount Laurel Rd, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054  |  P: 856-234-1610  |  F: 856-222-9754

Welcome to Harrington Middle School!

Ms. Kathleen Haines
Inspiring Potential. Enriching Futures.
The Thomas E. Harrington Middle School is home to 1,056 students in Grades 7 and 8, and 125 staff members, each school day. The professional staff of our school makes a daily commitment to go beyond minimum expectations while we continue to raise our standards. Harrington students make daily contributions to their school and their community.

Our achievements are also a result of the efforts made by area businesses, parental support, advisory groups, local public agencies, and individual community members. Collectively, these resources enhance and enrich the total teaching and learning environment.

Our school provides students with many opportunities to develop academic concepts and skills, acquire fundamental knowledge, determine interests and special talents, and experience a sense of belonging.


The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards were created to recognize students who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. They are presented annually on the local, state and national level. If you have participated in a volunteer service activity in the past year, you are welcome to apply for a 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. Applications are due by November 8, 2016. Students can pick up an application instruction sheet in the Guidance Office from Mrs. Sheehan.  


Registration is open for the fall 2016 Keys to Empowering Youth (KEYS) program!

Taking place on November 5, 2016 from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm at the University of Maryland, this program is an opportunity for girls in grades 6-8 to

*engage in hands-on engineering and STEM activities
*gain exposure to career opportunities in engineering
*interact with current undergraduate engineering students   
For more information and to register, visit Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis with preference given to first-time attendees, so be sure to submit your registration as soon as possible!
There is a $20 registration fee for each participant to cover the cost of a pizza lunch and activity supplies. Please do NOT include this fee with your registration form; we will request the fee after your daughter has been accepted into the program.
For questions regarding KEYS, please contact:
Julia Anderson, KEYS Coordinator
Phone: 301-405-0315

Students Create Harrington Welcome Videos in Five Languages!

Going to a new middle school is both an exciting and scary experience, particularly if your primary language is something other than English. But here at Harrington, students in Ms. Plunkett's classes have done a wonderful job of welcoming new students and visitors with helpful information in five languages. Check out their videos on our

Sports Physicals Procedures

The laws governing sports physicals have changed at the state level and are extremely stringent. All sports physical forms must now undergo an additional level of review by our district physician. Implementation of these laws may actually preclude some students from participating if guidelines are not followed. 
Here are three very important factors to consider this year:
1.) Sports physicals will not be offered in our schools this summer. These physicals must be completed either by your family physician, or at the medical facility of your choice. Some suggested facilities are listed below.
2.) The deadline for submission of sports physicals is Mid-August for any student planning on trying out for Fall Interscholastic Sports. Physicals submitted in September will not be processed in time for the fall sports season.
3.) Parents should be aware that sports physicals submitted will only be accepted if the examining doctor has signed the statement that he/she has completed the required professional development module on cardiac assessment. We are required to return any physical paperwork to the parent/student if this statement is not signed by the doctor.
Find more information and the complete Grade 5-8 Physical and Athletic Form Packet at this link.
Mid-August: The deadline date for Fall Sports.
Mid-October: The deadline date for Winter Sports.
Mid-February: The deadline date for Spring Sports.

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Sign-Up For Mrs. Haines' Text Messages from Harrington

Receive the latest news from Harrington Principal Mrs. Kathleen Haines via text to your cell phone. To sign-up, simply text the word @harringto to the number (484) 461-5416 from your cell phone. You will receive an immediate reply confirming your subscription to the service. You may sign-up for text messages using this method on as many cell phones as you would like.  (Note, the n has been omitted from the text word.)

How May We Help You?

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Registering Your Child
Contact Information

Events Calendar

November 9th
First Marking Period Ends
November 10th and 11th
NJEA Teacher Convention
School Closed


NJ DOE Self-Assessment under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights District and School Grade Report
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Kelly Neiman
Mount Laurel Hartford School
397 Hartford Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Telephone - 856-231-5899

Student & Parent Info

Harrington Hotline - 234-5198
School Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 2:05 p.m.
Early dismissal: 11:39 a.m.

Harrington Middle School's Anti-Bullying Specialists are MaryEllen Slott and Sharon Sheehan,
514 Mount Laurel Road, 856-234-1610

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