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.


Dear Harrington Students,

Every year children all over the world look forward to the holidays and receiving presents.  Unfortunately, not every child is as privileged as others.  Through the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation the gift of a shiny new toy brings the spirit of the holiday season to children who might otherwise be overlooked.

Here is where YOU, the Harrington student, come to the rescue! The Harrington Leadership Circle and Guidance Department are joining forces with the United States Marine Corps to sponsor the Holiday “Toys for Teens” event. This year the event will run from December 12th through December 16th. Our toys will go to teens instead of young children.

We are asking for everyone to bring in new, unwrapped gifts that are appropriate for teens like you! Just drop the items in the boxes provided in your house.

Give the gift of happiness this holiday season!


Let’s show our school spirit, pride and caring by helping a teen in need

Thank you for your generosity!

Leadership Circle and Guidance Department


Zephyr House Students' Community Service at Harrington


Harrington Middle School's Zephyr House students (from left) Abigail Litwin, Anna Blackburn, Luke Cole, Riley Spitznas and Ben Castner display the symbolic check for funds donated to the Susan G. Koman Foundation. Zephyr House staff and students raised over $1,100 in five days during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.


Students and staff in Zephyr House at Harrington Middle School in Mount Laurel collected items on the Beacon Animal Rescue "wish list" recently and took them to the rescue shelter in Ocean View to help with the day-to-day expenses of finding new homes for abandoned and unwanted pets. Shown with students is 7th-Grade Language Arts Teacher Danielle Tirico.


NJHS Members Visit Ronald McDonald House

Inducted members of Harrington Middle School's National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) conducted a school-wide collection for the Ronald McDonald house over the past two weeks. They collected over $300 worth of goods to donate, and they delivered them on November 15. While there, the students helped out around the house, cleaning and organizing the kitchen and pantry. They were also able to interact with a few of the families staying there. Group Advisors are Ms. Smolskis and Ms. Gifford.

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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Registering Your Child
Contact Information

Events Calendar

December 23rd
Winter Recess
Early Dismissal
December 26th - 
January 2nd
Winter Recess
Schools Closed
January 3rd
Return from
Winter Break


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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